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“Hillstone's Latest Addition to Napa Valley Is a Treat!”
Review of R+D Kitchen

R+D Kitchen
Ranked #2 of 29 Restaurants in Yountville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $13 - $32
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Madison
Description: 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!
Reviewed June 21, 2013

We are spoiled by so many excellent choices in the Valley, so when something new opens, it really has to lend something great to garner our attention. R+D Kitchen, owned by Hillstone, offers a small menu that is different enough from Rutherford Grill to be distinct. We had the Greek Chicken and the Crab Louis. Each was prepared perfectly and was absolutely delicious. The service is top notch, friendly and professional. The decor is reminiscent of Rutherford Grill, but a bit more modern. The indoor/outdoor bar is spacious and inviting. We definitely want to return to enjoy the outdoor area. For locals, R+D provides a new and different alternative to our dining choices. We will definitely be back!

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Reviewed June 15, 2013

We decided on R+D as it was next door to our hotel (North Block) and we wanted to have a drink without having to drive. We were very pleased with our choice. The drinks were good and not watered down, the food was delicious, and the service top notch. My husband had the Shrimp Louis Salad which he loved. He also loved the half of my Carnitas Sandwich that I gave him. I loved the other half. Both dishes were elegantly prepared and perfectly seasoned. My only complaint is that the bottom bread of my sandwich was very soggy, making it a bit sloppy to eat.

We were impressed by the service we received. The staff was friendly and efficient; and (I know this is a strange observation) they all have great posture. The posture thing was so attractive and made them all seem so proud, professional, and well trained.

Ambiance was hip and casual. My only complaint on that level is that there is a pervasive wood smoke that gets into your clothes and hair. Kind of pleasant when you are there, but not so great several hours later when you are back in your hotel room and still smelling the smoke.

All-in-all: we really liked R+D Kitchen and will return.

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