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The Mustard Seed

222 D St, Ste 11, Davis, CA 95616
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Ranked #2 of 179 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
Napa Valley, California
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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
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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
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91 reviews 91 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

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

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Top Contributor
114 reviews 114 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Fabulious food! We each ordered something different and shared with one another. The rack of lamb was perfect. I asked for it rare and it was prepared perfectly. My son had the duck breast. i love duck and this was the best I have every been served. It was eautifully accented by the sauce and sweet potatos. My other son... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Cozy atmosphere with very good and tasty food selections. New owners gave changed the service level.

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Davis, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Recently shared a friend's birthday at this venerable Davis restaurant. Had the seared scallops on a risotto with corn and the gazpacho, while my friend had the same entree but with the watermelon, feta salad. The wine choices were fantastic; I tried an unoaked chardonnay from a winery near Monterey area which was stunningly delicious. The desserts looked fantastic and... More 

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Davis, CA
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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The Mustard Seed is the perfect blend of lovely and tasty. I was lucky enough to be taken there for my birthday recently and the food was delightful, presentation pretty, and the service was excellent. I really enjoyed myself.

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Additional Information about The Mustard Seed

Address: 222 D St, Ste 11, Davis, CA 95616
Phone Number: 530-758-5750
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Davis
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
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: American, Californian

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