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The Mustard Seed

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222 D St, Ste 11, Davis, CA 95616-4543 (Second and Third Streets)
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Closed now
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Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Davis, California
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The lamb and the duck were both amazing. I highly recommend them both. The wine list was also excellent.

Thank Delaine95618
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

I like Mustard Seed. It is my best option for fine dining in Davis. The food is always of high quality, freshly cooked, and served with a nice attitude. I especially recommend lamb and duck. The sides are always tasty and imaginative. Last time I had a ribeye, but it was not the best: go to a proper steak house... More 

Thank Davide D
Davis, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

Went to the Mustard Seed with another couple, the service was very poor, twice we had to get up and go find the waitress. We spent over $350.00 for an average salad, dry fish and an average quality desert. For the price we expected much more. Also, the chairs are extremely unconfortable.

Thank David H
La Canada Flintridge, California
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46 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

The prices seemed a bit high for the quality of the food, but we enjoyed the dinner. We had a quiet table and the service was excellent.

Thank Peter L
Hong Kong
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

Every time I come to Davis, my husband and I would go to dine in this Restaurant. I am someone who likes to eat different things every time and so far I had not have a dish that I would ask the waitress to bring back. My husband, on the other hand, would order their Ribeye even single time. He... More 

Thank MCYHongKong
Winters, California
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

The entire experience was mixed. Prices were high, even for good quality, locally sourced food. The house/restaurant is modest, as are most of the furnishings, yet we had been led to believe this would be a special place for our anniversary dinner. We arrived on time, and were seated promptly. Unfortunately, a very loud customer dominated not only her own... More 

Thank Jean K
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

I've lived in Davis for over ten years and have tried all the nicer restaurants. The Mustard Seed, in my opinion, is the best. I always hope to find a place that has good food, of course, but also a pleasant ambiance and friendly, efficient service. Here all three elements combine for a very enjoyable lunch or dinner experience. Barbara... More 

Thank Barbara D
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

We came here for my sons graduation. What was amazing was that we ordered six different items on the menu and fought about the meal we thought was best. Kudos! Worth every penny. Certainly much pricier than Burgers and Brew, but in a whole different league. This restaurant made my day.

Thank Improvisit
Santa Monica, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

This was our second time eating at the restaurant. The food was fantastic, and the service outstanding. We do not live in Davis, and yet I was really taken back by the fact the owner remembered us and made us feel like long time regular customers. I highly recommend this lovely family owned restaurant.

Thank angelaforgo
Bradenton, Florida
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

We had an 8 pm reservation and the 2 entrees we were going to order were no longer available. We each ordered a salad and appetizer. Shared a dessert. All were excellent.

Thank Carol T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$25 - $35
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions
Open Hours
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 222 D St, Ste 11, Davis, CA 95616-4543
    (Second and Third Streets)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Davis
  • Phone Number: 15307585750
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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