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The Mustard Seed

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222 D St, Ste 11, Davis, CA 95616 (Second and Third Streets)
530-758-5750
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9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Enhance Your Romance. Wine and dine in the rustic elegance of our cabin in...
Enhance Your Romance. Wine and dine in the rustic elegance of our cabin in the trees inside by the fire or outside on our garden patio. Chef-owners Steve & Lynn Kwon and their talented crew are dedicated to feeding the hungry people of Davis and the surrounding communities, recently receiving a Zagat Rating for food of 27, and voted Best Restaurant in Davis by the readers of Sacramento Magazine. We have also been called by Sunset Magazine has also called us quintessential Davis dining experience. Our seasonal menu has something new weekly to freshen the compact yet diversified selections, specializing in sustainable fresh fish, natural meats, local seasonal produce and house made desserts. Our reasonably priced, exclusively California wine list has something for every palate. MONDAVI VISITORS: We are just five short minutes away. Be sure to check early in the week for reservations. For an 8:00PM Curtain 6:00PM is the latest suggested comfortable reservation time
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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 45
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great dinning experience,wanderfull service.Great wines selections

A great place to relax and enjoy a wanderfull meal.I wil recomend the Duck dish! On my list for a birhday comming up

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
travelerT8552JB
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Davis, California
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Reservations
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English first
Davis, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

A great place to relax and enjoy a wanderfull meal.I wil recomend the Duck dish! On my list for a birhday comming up

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Sacramento, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

After coming here for years, I am finally writing a review. Four of us ate here recently. We had duck breast, gnocchi with lobster and asparagus, and two ordered trout. As with virtually all of our previous visits to this restaurant, the food was wonderful. They serve a goat cheese spread with their bread that we like so much we... More 

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Pleasant Hill, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

My family of seven visited on a stormy Sunday, before a visit to the Mondavi Center. Five of us were delayed by an accident on the freeway, and we phoned the two who were already at the restaurant and the restaurant was happy to delay our seating. We were warmly greeted by all, and seated at a table by the... More 

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Davis, California
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Love the Duck and Lamb dishes! The staff is very efficient yet friendly with wine knowledge and pairing.

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Napa Valley, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

We were in Davis to attend a concert. Was not expecting to find a gourmet restaurant in college/cowboy town so this is a wonderful find! The spinach & pear salad was fresh and had a perfect, light vinaigrette;2 people had the duck breast w/ huckleberry for their entree and the duck was not fatty, oily and was cooked perfectly -... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

The mussels are wonderful, I get the appetizer it is more than enough for me. They will serve it as an entree with pasta. The wine list offers a good selection at reasonable prices. Ask for Todd, a very good waiter, he is willing to help you with anything you need.

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Napa, California
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I eat in Davis a lot and there are a lot of good choices. This is a nice refuge from the lower priced venues where the tables are jammed together and the college students, parents and faculty SCREAM at each other across the table the entire meal. The service was excellent. Our server was attentive, knew the menu, and had... More 

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fairfield, california
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

We joined with a couple of good friends for our first dining experience at this quaint little restaurant in the heart of downtown Davis. We enjoyed one of the best dinners we have had in a long time! The food was delicious, perfectly prepared, and quite plentiful. We each had the butternut squash gnocchi and the other couple each had... More 

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Santa Rosa, Ca
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We ate in the outdoor garden and it was delightful. You would never know how good the food was just by walking by this little restaurant. Good wine variety as well.

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Davis, California, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is a special restaurant for special events. The food is good. It has a great outdoor atmosphere as well.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 222 D St, Ste 11, Davis, CA 95616
    (Second and Third Streets)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Davis
  • Phone Number: 530-758-5750

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Californian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance

Description

Enhance Your Romance. Wine and dine in the rustic elegance of our cabin in the trees inside by the fire or outside on our garden patio. Chef-owners Steve & Lynn Kwon and their talented crew are dedicated to feeding the hungry people of Davis and the surrounding communities, recently receiving a Zagat Rating for food of 27, and voted Best Restaurant in Davis by the readers of Sacramento Magazine. We have also been called by Sunset Magazine has also called us quintessential Davis dining experience. Our seasonal menu has something new weekly to freshen the compact yet diversified selections, specializing in sustainable fresh fish, natural meats, local seasonal produce and house made desserts. Our reasonably priced, exclusively California wine list has something for every palate. MONDAVI VISITORS: We are just five short minutes away. Be sure to check early in the week for reservations. For an 8:00PM Curtain 6:00PM is the latest suggested comfortable reservation time
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 2:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?