About Mill Valley


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Mill Valley Kitchen is the shared passion of husband and wife team Mike & Abby Rakun founded in their practices at home of preparing food with their children that is both nourishing and delicious. MVK is a tribute to the Mill Valley Region, a Northern California community famous for its thoughtfully crafted food, and credited with the birth of the Slow Food movement and sustainable farming. Utilizing sustainable and locally sourced meats, produce, and the finest seafoods, our menu offers variety and comfort for an active clientele that knows living a healthy lifestyle doesn’t have to mean sacrificing flavor or fun.

Open for Lunch, Happy Hour and Dinner 7 days a week, we always have a variety of options to accommodate special dietary needs like gluten-free, vegan, and other allergies or dietary restrictions. The focus is fresh, feel-good food. We’ve got nothing to hide - when it comes to nutrition facts, we operate with total transparency providing nutritional disclosure printed right on the menu.




Eat well to be well. Wellness begins from within. We believe that what you eat, how you care for your body and the way you feel are all linked.

  • clean ingredients

    We champion a philosophy that good food comes naturally by using clean simple cooking methods, nutrient-dense ingredients prepared by passionate and knowledgeable culinary professionals for your nourishment and enjoyment.

  • transparency

    We pride ourselves on sharing nutritional information on the menu because we believe our guests like to know what they’re eating.

  • accommodation

    We happily accommodate dietary restrictions and food allergies. Many of our dishes are gluten-free or vegan and our well-trained staff are able to assist with any questions about adaptable dishes or additional allergy concerns.

    Please be aware that although we follow best practices to safely accommodate allergies and special diets, we do not have a dedicated allergen-free facility, and as such all our ingredients may come into contact with shared equipment and work surfaces.

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  • holiday reservations

    We may hold a credit card on file for parties of 8 or more for certain holiday reservations including Valentine's Day, Easter, Mother's Day, Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve. We will never charge a card held on file unless our cancellation policy is violated. Holiday reservations that result in a cancellation within 24 hours or a no show will result in a $20 charge per person in the reserved party.

    Mill Valley Kitchen is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and the 4th of July.

  • parking

    Our parking lot is located behind the Ellipse building off of France Ave. We offer complimentary valet during lunch. Our parking lot is shared with neighboring businesses, however after 5pm our guests are welcome to park in any space with the exception of the spaces reserved for Ellipse resident guests.

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Food that is produced locally and responsibly contributes to thriving local economies and livelihoods, so we pride ourselves on doing everything we can to support our local food producers. From seasonal produce direct from family-owned farms, goods from small locally owned businesses, responsibly sourced sustainable proteins, and even compostable plant-based packaging, we are committed to minimizing negative impacts on the environment and doing good for our surrounding community.

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