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The Mustard Seed

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222 D St, Ste 11, Davis, CA 95616-4543 (Second and Third Streets)
+1 530-758-5750
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11:30 - 13:30
17:30 - 20:30
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Tue - Sat 11:30 - 13:30
17:30 - 20:30
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Columbia, Missouri
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a small place with a cozy atmosphere and delectable food. The tomato bisque with puffed pastry was a tasty start followed by a mustard seed sauce and pork tender loin cooked to perfection. There was an amplitude of mashed potatoes which were a good compliment but a bit too generous. Supper was finished off with a dark chocolate... More 

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Fair Oaks, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were looking for a place to eat before going to a show at the Mondavi. The Mustard Seed has an excellent tripadvisor rating so we decided to check it out. Our food was excellent and the atmosphere was quaint. Our server was weak but our impression was that she was new and that that's not the norm for this... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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482 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Excellent place, quiet, and laid back with excellent food. I had to go back a second night it was so good. Great fish and other dishes and a good wine selection.

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Thank James W
Grass Valley, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Nice atmosphere, we ate outside on patio before going to the Mondavi center. Good service, Sea Bass was excellent. Very pricy for Davis

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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230 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 335 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Had dinner here our first night of what was a two week trip to Northern CA. Spent one night in Davis and found this restaurant a few doors down from our hotel (Best Western Palm Court) Cute location in what was once a house, the MS has a great location, friendly service and great food. I had the chicken and... More 

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Davis, California
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

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

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Thank Delaine95618
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 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 

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Davis, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 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.

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Thank David H
La Canada Flintridge, California
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65 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 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.

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Thank Peter L
Hong Kong
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$35
Cuisine
American
Meals
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 Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:30 - 13:30
17:30 - 20:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 13:30
17:30 - 20:30
Thursday
11:30 - 13:30
17:30 - 20:30
Friday
11:30 - 13:30
17:30 - 20:30
Saturday
11:30 - 13:30
17:30 - 20:30
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: +1 530-758-5750
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?