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The Mustard Seed

222 D St, Ste 11, Davis, CA 95616
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Ranked #6 of 177 Restaurants in Davis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Tue - Sun 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Californian
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Second and Third Streets
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
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English first
Raleigh, North Carolina
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59 reviews 59 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We were passing through Davis and remembered eating there and were happy to return. Our friends there told us that it is very popular, and through they don't dine out often, they were happy to go. It was a late lunch and we were able to walk in and find a lovely spot on the patio. We enjoyed sandwiches, salads... More

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Davis, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We dropped in for a Sunday lunch and were seated on the patio outside. It is a very pleasant way to have lunch on a summer day. The menu had salads, sandwiches, gazpacho as well as breakfast options. My crab cakes were excellent and my friends loved their eggs Benedict and salads. The wine was a very good Sauv blanc.... More

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Southport, North Carolina, United States
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79 reviews 79 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We went after U C Davis graduation with a group of ten. Advance reservations, of course. everyone in our party had a wonderful meal. The desserts were outstanding. One of those places you can't go wrong.

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Davis, California, United States
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93 reviews 93 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The dining experience at the Mustard Seed is tops. The food is incredible, the service is attentive but not smothering, and the venue is small and cozy, so you don't get lost in the shuffle. It's also not so "upper crust" that you can't dine comfortably in jeans. But what a treat for a special night out!

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Carmichael, California
2 reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Met friends there for lunch before going to a production. We chose the patio which was lovely with the sound of a fountain. We all had sandwiches. Mine was the turkey sandwich which was delicious. Only difficulty was eating it since it was so full of meat, avocado, tomato etc. Parts needed to be eaten with a fork. Service was... More

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Davis, California
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50 reviews 50 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The new owners have continued the excellence they inherited! Excellent service & consistently fine food. This our "special occasion" choice!

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Davis, CA
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57 reviews 57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

My wife and I went about a month ago. The food was okay. Service was decent. I thought the wine was overly expensive.

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Davis, California
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110 reviews 110 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

After some time away, had a friend's birthday lunch here recently. Limited lunch menu although the Grilled Salmon caesar salad was very good, with generous portions of grilled salmon. They now charge $2 for bread with a meal. Service was friendly and responsive. We ordered the Warm Chocolate Souffle Cake for dessert, which was delicious. However, I would've thought that... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

I have been to the Mustard Seed on several occasions . They have a fireplace in winter. Outside eating is always a pleasure. Great Food. Restaurant is not very big, so make reservations

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Davis, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

I took my staff to the restaurant for a holiday dinner(13 in all). The food was pretty good as was the dessert. The service was initially good and the entrees arrived in reasonable in reasonable time for 11 of us but the remaining 2 arrived 10 minutes later without an explanation, an awkward situation during party. The bill was handwritten... More

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