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Local favorite in the heart of Napa Valley. Be sure to try our versions of classic American dishes like the Reubenesque Sandwich, the Chicken and Spinach Salad, and our Three-Layer Carrot Cake with toasted walnuts and mascapone icing. We look forward to welcoming you soon!
PRICE RANGE
$13 - $32
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
CUISINES
American, Bar, Sushi
FEATURES
Gift Cards Available, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, BYOB
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The vegetarian club was outstanding---I've never tasted a bun that delicious! My husband enjoyed his lunch also. This is a great Restaurant with a nice outdoor patio also.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Writing this review as someone who has been here at a minimum of 15 times, obviously this place is a spinoff of a hillstone/Rutherford grill restaurant with a douchey yountville touch. The service here has been quite terrible the past 4 times we have come,...why have we decided to still come? Well the apps are still good and the take out pizza has always been good but the service and the management is always rude and pretentious. Even on a Wednesday evening when the restaurant is dead at 7pm the general manager is still a pretentious dude with a complex, we ordered a few drink and a pizza togo plus an app. He delivered the app after our drinks, when he dropped the app we asked for napkins, begrudgingly he said "fine" and went back to fetch napkins, when he came back he set the napkins right next to my feet on the fireplace and walked off. 35 minutes later we were still drinking our drinks and our pizza arrived, hungry after waiting so long and our drinks still 3/4 full we pulled out a slice and the same shrimpy "general manager" came over to advise us that eating pizza on the premises is strict prohibited, okay dude, close out my check and we will never return. Maybe if the apps and drinks were brought out in a more timely manner, this would have never been an issue, anyways, this was our last time coming here.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed October 6, 2021

We have had many great meals during this trip, however no lunch at R&D was certainly the most unique. The Lox and caviar were a favorite, with their fresh baked good was just out of this world!

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed August 11, 2021

We were recommended to go there by some locals for lunch in between wine tastings. Found great food, fabulous upscale service with a very casual vibe. We liked it so much we went back a second time while there

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed July 31, 2021

We were visiting the Bay Area and decided to drive to Napa for the day. R&D Kitchen was highly recommended; unfortunately for us it was not a pleasant experience. I will not even talk about the food but about the fact that the hostess approached...my husband and told him that there is a dress code at the restaurant and he cannot wear a tank top inside. My husband was wearing a sweater when we came in but removed it once we were sitted at our table because it was just hot. My husband had no problem to oblige—- however, we watched other 2 customers walked in at the restaurant wearing tank top and had no issue being accommodated. If you are going to ask 1 customer to follow your dress code, please make sure that you are being consistent. We left your restaurant with a bad image and I can’t help but to wonder if our race or being with our children have anything to do with it?More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed July 18, 2021 via mobile

How do we start. Should we talk about the menu or the food selection. Well it not customer service even though we got talk to 6 employees within a 5-7 minute span. We asked the Greeter inside if they had a table for 6 people....Greeter told us that they could not server a group of 6 inside but we could go outside to eat. So we decided to go outside with no problems. When we got to our table Employee 2 came to us and said we could not sit together because the group was too big. Employee 3 spits us into two tables. Employee 4 comes up to us and says you “you are not aloud to talk to your other table” Employee 6 comes to table two and says “you are not able to sit here anymore and have to move back to the other table” Employee 4 comes back and says “again you cannot have a group of 6 at the table”. Weird because the other employee said that to us. In the end, we got too frustrated at this establishment. We never got served and left confused with what happened. The weird part in this open area they two other groups with 6 people. I hate to say this but after reading reviews this establishment makes their own rules and does not follow state or county guide lines. I hope they can get better.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed July 10, 2021 via mobile

Never again. We ate there a couple of years ago and had great memories. Not so much this time. We arrived early,so there were maybe two other tables. Plenty of staff, the other couple of tables had 3-4 people helping out. Our experience, we were...sat and the waitress got us waters quickly and never returned. After 15 minutes we left, I stopped to tell the hostess she may not want to sit anybody in that section because the waitress was not ready for customers, but she was to busy talking on the phone. Out we went, never again.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed July 8, 2021 via mobile

Maybe the best lunch ever! Absolutely delicious food. Loved the sushi and fried chicken sandwich. They even surprised us with an ice cream sundae for our anniversary. Highlight of our trip to Napa!

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed June 17, 2021 via mobile

Great service. Nice Napa vibe. Sushi was awesome. Also had jalapeño queso and guacamole as appetizer that was tasty. Would recommend.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed June 3, 2021 via mobile

Great as always! Every time we are in Napa we hit the r&d kitchen for lunch and they never disappoint. I got the Shrimp Louie it’s my favorite and my husband got the lamb sandwich yum! Great service, great food oh yes and great wine.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Response from Laura B | Property representative |
Hi Shaka637, Dogs are welcome on the patio at R+D Kitchen in Yountville, and a selection of items from our menu are available to those dining outside. Laura Biel R+D Kitchen
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Frequently Asked Questions about R+D Kitchen

Yes, R+D Kitchen offers takeout services.

R+D Kitchen is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5