|222 D Street, near the Pence Gallery|
|Breakfast: Tuesday-Sunday 8:00am-2:00pm|
|Lunch: Tuesday-Sunday 11:00am-2:00pm|
|Dinner: Monday-Saturday 5:30pm-8:30pm|
|Steve & Lyn Kwon (2013)|
Mustard Seed is considered to be one of the upscale restaurants in Davis. They offer a seasonal menu, with something new every week, specializing in sustainable fresh fish, natural meats and local seasonal produce. They also offer house made desserts. You can wine and dine in their little cabin in the trees or outside on their garden patio. All of their wines are from California.
In business for almost 30 years, they offer catering for all occasions and are a UCDavis approved caterer. Individual dining rooms are available for private dining,
along with the entire restaurant for wedding receptions, anniversaries, and birthday parties.
In the past, many of the reviews praised the food but criticized the slow service and the rude behavior of the owners towards their staff. In February 2013, the ownership changed when the restaurant was purchased by Steve and Lyn Kwon, who moved to the area to be closer to their daughter, a UC Davis student. The menu stayed the same, and the owners have restored lunch and added breakfast service.
They are proud members of:
Seafood Choices Alliance
Community Alliance of Family Farmers
Slow Food USA
Want to avoid trouble while eating and/or drinking here? Check out the Bar Taboos page before entering.
The location was once home to Mr. B's Branding Iron, an iconic Davis bar that existed during the town's early burgeoning years.
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Reviews from 2005 ~ 11 comments
Reviews from 2006 ~ 13 comments
Reviews from 2007 ~ 19 comments
Reviews from 2008 ~ 7 comments
Reviews from 2009 ~ 10 comments
Reviews from 2010 ~ 13 comments
Reviews from 2011 ~ 12 comments
Reviews from 2012 ~ 4 comments
More Current Reviews
2013-02-27 16:22:20 The comments on here are ridiculous. Be kind to people and they will be kind to you. There is no need to be rude to a server, or the owner of a restaurant, just because they are performing a service for pay.
I've come to the Mustard Seed more than 10 times, am a student, and have felt like I've been treated and fed extremely all by everyone there. The food is delicious, they have a great wine list, and the atmosphere is unbeatable in Davis, where most restaurants are one big, weird, unattractive room. —GennaY
2013-04-06 21:30:49 After a 2-year hiatus from the Mustard Seed, a group of us went tonight to see how the restaurant is doing under its new ownership. We had a wonderful dinner. The food quality is as good, if not better, than in recent years, and the service was remarkably improved.
Because the ownership has changed and so many of the older reviews were either pro/con the owners, I moved them to archive pages. —ScottLay
2013-05-13 10:41:11 Incredible Seafood...great staff, very friendly —MelanieMiles