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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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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

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Visitor rating
  • 48
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 8
    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
Best place for fine dining in Davis

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
Jonpan2014
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Davis, California
Good for:
  • Romance
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English first
Davis, California
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Davis, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This restaurant is an excellent place with great menu. The food is consistently excellent and the service prompt and friendly. The location is convenient, but parking is a bit limited in the area. No bar available, so mixed drinks are not served. Nice atmosphere in good weather. Tight in winter.

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San Francisco, California
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I had the tomato bisque in a puff pastry. It was good but too much pastry. The crab cakes & the pate were average. My boyfriend had the trout. He said it was just OK. We don't mind paying for a nice, tasty meal. But we must say, we weren't impressed.

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Davis, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
28 reviews 28 reviews
18 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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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?