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The Mustard Seed

222 D St, Ste 11, Davis, CA 95616-4543
+1 530-758-5750
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“scallops” (11 reviews)
“rack of lamb” (7 reviews)
“gazpacho” (4 reviews)
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11:30 AM - 1:30 PM Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly
222 D St, Ste 11, Davis, CA 95616-4543
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an older restaurant in Davis, but has had a change in ownership more recently and the menu has been expanded.Tasty Food, Quaint Atmosphere, Quiet, Romantic, downtown with easy access and on street parking

Thank sckmd
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Old house, cozy and intimate atmosphere. Food is very good, but has limited menu. Highly recommended for special occasions. Very romantic and suitable for dates

Thank lauraN417IE
Reviewed 6 June 2018

This is my second time to the Mustard Seed. The restaurant has personality...inviting, cozy with a comfortable outdoor dining patio. The server, Esther, was a delight and professional. If you are a fan of rack of lamb...this is the place for you. The wine was...More

Thank Betty L
Reviewed 5 June 2018

Though often labeled one of the few "fine dining" establishments in Davis, we consider it over-rated. The food has been good but not great, certainly not a match for the price being charged. The service has improved of late, but one still can get the...More

Thank Robert R
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

We have dined at Mustard Seed almost every time we've visited Davis -- about 6 times a year over the past two-plus decades. We have NEVER had a mediocre meal, and most have been 3.5-to-4-star experiences. In this small (but well-spaced), warm and tasteful indoor/outdoor...More

Thank StoneyBaroque
Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

Nice environment and service with very good food. We enjoyed crab cakes appetizer, onion soup, and grilled cheese. Oh, and tomato soup too. Great stuff.

1  Thank BoulderNut
Reviewed 10 April 2018

This place looks unprepossessing from the outside, but in fact is a first rate restaurant with a nice, limited, high end menu-- don't skimp on the appetizers or desserts, which are excellent. The nice wine list is a winner. This really is the best in...More

1  Thank Stephen T
Reviewed 7 April 2018

This is a rather cozy place for lunch. You can dine in the back, which is outside but with some shade so that you won't get too much sun. The food is well prepared and you'll get good portion sizes to fill you up for...More

1  Thank timfl2016
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

The Mustard Seed is the best restaurant in Davis. I know that, but I get reminded of it every time I eat there. Last Wednesday my wife and daughter and I had dinner with a cousin visiting from Boston. We had salads, different main courses,...More

2  Thank oldertraveler1946
Reviewed 2 March 2018

I visit The Mustard Seed every time I come to Davis. Last night I went with my husband. He had steak and I had a Chilean seabass. Both are cooked to perfection. However the reason I am writing this review is what came when we...More

2  Thank MCYHongKong
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3 December 2017|
Response from Bethany S | Reviewed this property |
I would call the restaurant directly. They do have certificates.
3 December 2017|
Response from Ann H | Reviewed this property |
I suggest that you call The Mustard Seed and ask what might be possible for a gift certificate for your son. The staff there fields calls from literally all over the world.I cannot imagine that it would not be possible for... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$39
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
6:00 PM - 8:00 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: +1 530-758-5750
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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