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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 good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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Closes in 9 min
5:30 pm - 9:00 pmAll hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
222 D St, Ste 11, Davis, CA 95616-4543
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Reviewed 18 January 2018

I should have known something had changed with The Mustard Seed. This place has been a mainstay in the Davis restaurant scene for decades and has been excellent. We have been patrons there for about 25 years, but haven't been for a few months, until...More

3  Thank Triumph3A
Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

Nice dinner menu. Small quiet place making conversation with others possible. Enjoyed the duck breast and dessert and others in our group were equally satisfied with other dishes.

Thank Gordon S
Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

Charming little space with limited but yummy menu. Lunched there today-he had tuna melt/fun with nuts and grapes in the mix. She had 1/2 blt and French onion soup-a bit heavy on the thyme but good. Would return

Thank traveltarot
Reviewed 23 October 2017

Excellent experience - simple menu but food was great. Chosen by our son based on reviews he had seen.

1  Thank Martin M
Reviewed 22 October 2017

Quaint little place with a great outdoor patio. Food is really good. Salads are huge and just fantastic. The BLT with avocado is to die for. Order the soup and sandwich. The tomato soup is a huge bowl with pueces of tomato. Dinners are interesting....More

1  Thank Chiili
Reviewed 21 October 2017

A woman friend mentioned that she'd never dined here, so I reserved a table for a Thursday evening at 7:30 pm. I prefer the outside patio, but it was too cold. My friend commented on the homey atmosphere as we were seated inside. Our server...More

1  Thank Jonpan2014
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
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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
USD 25 - USD 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 - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 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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