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The Mustard Seed

222 D St, Ste 11, Davis, CA 95616-4543
+1 530-758-5750
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“gazpacho” (4 reviews)
“rack of lamb” (6 reviews)
“scallops” (8 reviews)
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222 D St, Ste 11, Davis, CA 95616-4543
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Reviewed 2 September 2017

We have visited the Mustard Seed a number of times during the 24 years it has been in business. It has never disappointed. On our last occasion we had brunch. The brunch menu is limited, but the food was delicious - fresh, quality ingredients well...More

Thank Ann H
Reviewed 30 August 2017

I came to the Mustard Seed with a friend to celebrate both or our birthdays. We came at lunch time. I found the lunch menu somewhat limited. We ordered a cheese plate for the appetizer. For $19 I was very disappointed. It had olives, figs,...More

1  Thank Bethany S
Reviewed 17 August 2017

We went there for our business lunch, The restaurant is small but pleasantly presented. They had a limited selection of food but it is very tastier. I had a soup and a bowl of salad. They didn't have rice or much vegetarian food varieties. This...More

Thank Aadhes
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

This was not the first time for dinner here but I have to sing the praises of this restaurant. It is slightly smaller inside so I would make a reservation. Four of us shared the cheese plate as appetizer and two also had spinach salad....More

Thank kellytravels520
Reviewed 7 August 2017

My second time at Mustard Seed, and I was not disappointed. Both times were with a group, and the selections met the needs of the individuals. They have a very nice wine list and pleasant staff. I like the food, and it is definitely an...More

Thank UpstateDiva
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Menu is fresh and not overwhelming. Wonderful warm and inviting, special place. There for lunch had a lovely BLT and fresh gazpacho, yum! Will definitely visit this charming delicious place again when in Davis, Ca

Thank Juliane C
Reviewed 10 July 2017

This restaurant is very charming. They have a great menu. I always love to have Fish there. They also have a great wine selection.

Thank HanjTrips
Reviewed 10 July 2017

This restaurant is somewhat tucked away. Its front is unassuming, but it is cozy and cute within. The food is wonderful and the service is excellent. The back patio is especially nice in the evening, if the weather is not too hot.

Thank 1Gerrit48
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Went for my wife's birthday. Very busy. Service was ok considering. The ambiance is cozy but rustic. Food and wine selection and quality is very nice. Had the rib-eye with a sauce and polenta. I think the menu rotates often. I wish it was more...More

Thank Len95618
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Never been disappointed here. All the staff are great, and the food selections are excellent. It does usually run warm inside so be advised.

Thank YarmoMan
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 25 - US$ 35
Brunch, 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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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
9:00 AM - 1:30 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: +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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