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The Mustard Seed

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222 D St, Ste 11, Davis, CA 95616 (Second and Third Streets)
15307585750
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11:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nice small intimate Restaurant

Visited the Mustard Seed after my Sons graduation. They knew exactly what time to make reservations based upon experience of past. They serve wine and beer only for cocktails. The wine list was very good. I ordered the Caesar salad and ribeye steak. The salad was adequate, nice croutons. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 12, 2015
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Dubuque, IA
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Davis, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This is by far my favorite restaurant in town. I've lived in Davis for 20 years, and this restaurant continues to be my favorite spot for lunch or a nice dinner. The food is fresh and delicious, and their wines are top notch. If you like dessert, do not miss their bread pudding. The cozy, intimate atmosphere makes dining a... More 

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Huntington Beach, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015 via mobile

Setting is cozy and quite charming, staff is pleasant and service is efficient. Unfortunately the food is hit and miss:rack of lamb was predictable and pleasant through medium rare instead of rare as requested, the rare tuna was overcooked and lack in seasonings, the crab cakes were average at best, on the other hand the artichokes were excellent and the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

I have been going to the Mustard Seed for 20+ years and it has reached a true low. Ownership changed at some stage and the menu today looked very sad. The Sandwiches I make at home are more exciting. The salads were the sandwiches on lettuce. The lack of selection in Davis has kept them open and it is a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Visited the Mustard Seed after my Sons graduation. They knew exactly what time to make reservations based upon experience of past. They serve wine and beer only for cocktails. The wine list was very good. I ordered the Caesar salad and ribeye steak. The salad was adequate, nice croutons. The steak was cooked close to as ordered. Mashed spuds under... More 

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Davis, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This continues to be one of my favorite places to dine in downtown Davis, for both lunch and dinner. I brought an out of town guest here recently because I wanted to be sure that the meal was perfect - and it was. The restaurant is housed in an old building with three small indoor seating areas as well as... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This is a charming restaurant with delicious food 'n wine, attentive service, and weather for patio sitting is a treat.

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Atascadero, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

A small but quaint restaurant. The food is excellent. My wife and I make a point to eat there when we visit our son at UC Davis. You've got to try it. You won't go wrong!

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Davis, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

A friend and I had dinner here on the patio after seeing a movie. The weather was perfect and the patio nicely decorated. Our server Stefanie guided us through the menu and wine list. We decided to go with her recommendations. My friend ordered the Crab Stuffed Idaho Trout with asparagus added, and I chose the Macadamia Nut Crusted Halibut.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

There's a red London phone booth outside the front of the restaurant. Patio sitting out back, but it was closed, so we sat inside. Inside reminded me of a cozy little country cottage. Ordered the house salad and the grilled pork loin. Both were delicious as well as the awesome house bread and goat cheese butter that was brought to... More 

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Davis, California, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We went to the Mustard Seed recently and were a bit disappointed. The food and atmosphere did not live up to our past experiences. This started out with our appetizers. The country pate was so salty it was almost inedible and the salmon tartare was sliced in rather thick pieces and a bit boring in both presentation and flavor. This... More 

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Additional Information about The Mustard Seed

Address: 222 D St, Ste 11, Davis, CA 95616
Phone Number: 15307585750
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Davis
Open Hours:
Tuesday 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 25 - 35
Cuisine: American

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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: 15307585750

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 35
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant

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
Tuesday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?