Recent Changes for "Mustard Seed/2006 Reviews" - Davis Wikihttp://daviswiki.org/Mustard_Seed/2006_ReviewsRecent Changes of the page "Mustard Seed/2006 Reviews" on Davis Wiki.en-us Mustard Seed/2006 Reviewshttp://daviswiki.org/Mustard_Seed/2006_Reviews2008-07-15 22:30:18JasonAllerlink fixes <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Mustard Seed/2006 Reviews<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 4: </td> <td> Line 4: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''2006-01-12 17:08:53'' [[nbsp]] I've been eating at The Mustard Seed for about six years and can't believe some of the negative comments that I've read here. For instance, Alison's comment about the water. They always ask if you want bottled or tap water. Besides who, when given a choice would drink Davis water anyway. As far as the cake, I had a Birthday there, brought in a cake from Ciocolat and the $1.50 charge per person was made very clear to me. She probably misunderstood the explanation of the charge. As far as waiting for the food, well I've waited 40 minutes at In and Out and The Mustard Sedd's menu is a bit more complex, don't you think? One of my favorite pastas is their "Crab and ASPARAGUS Pasta." They've never served an alfredo that I know of. As for the service it's been great. The servers will bend over backwards to do anything they can to make your meal more enjoyable and I would recommend it to anyone.. In my opinion it's the best restaurant in town. <span>&nbsp;&nbsp;Jeffrey Evans </span>--["JeffreyEvans"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''2006-01-12 17:08:53'' [[nbsp]] I've been eating at The Mustard Seed for about six years and can't believe some of the negative comments that I've read here. For instance, Alison's comment about the water. They always ask if you want bottled or tap water. Besides who, when given a choice would drink Davis water anyway. As far as the cake, I had a Birthday there, brought in a cake from Ciocolat and the $1.50 charge per person was made very clear to me. She probably misunderstood the explanation of the charge. As far as waiting for the food, well I've waited 40 minutes at In and Out and The Mustard Sedd's menu is a bit more complex, don't you think? One of my favorite pastas is their "Crab and ASPARAGUS Pasta." They've never served an alfredo that I know of. As for the service it's been great. The servers will bend over backwards to do anything they can to make your meal more enjoyable and I would recommend it to anyone.. In my opinion it's the best restaurant in town. --["<span>Users/</span>JeffreyEvans"<span>&nbsp;Jeffrey Evans</span>] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 6: </td> <td> Line 6: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''2006-01-12 17:52:03'' [[nbsp]] Its perfectly reasonable for a restaurant to charge a corking of a dessert plate fee. I do agree with the comments about the long wait. Even with reservations, I've had to wait to get seated, and they take way too long to get you your food. --["CraigBrozinsky"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''2006-01-12 17:52:03'' [[nbsp]] Its perfectly reasonable for a restaurant to charge a corking of a dessert plate fee. I do agree with the comments about the long wait. Even with reservations, I've had to wait to get seated, and they take way too long to get you your food. --["<span>Users/</span>CraigBrozinsky"] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 8: </td> <td> Line 8: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''2006-02-01 15:24:35'' [[nbsp]] 2-1-06 Good food, astonishingly rude service. Four adults ordered dinner, dessert and coffee to the tune of almost $200 and then were asked to leave because people had been "waiting almost 20 minutes" for our table. This despite the fact that all other tables had been seated within 5-10 minutes of our seating. We were well-dressed, did not misbehave nor laugh out loud. The only thing we did not do was order wine. I was prepared to recommend this restaurant to my friends. Not now. Not ever. --["ChristineJohnson"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''2006-02-01 15:24:35'' [[nbsp]] 2-1-06 Good food, astonishingly rude service. Four adults ordered dinner, dessert and coffee to the tune of almost $200 and then were asked to leave because people had been "waiting almost 20 minutes" for our table. This despite the fact that all other tables had been seated within 5-10 minutes of our seating. We were well-dressed, did not misbehave nor laugh out loud. The only thing we did not do was order wine. I was prepared to recommend this restaurant to my friends. Not now. Not ever. --["<span>Users/</span>ChristineJohnson"] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 10: </td> <td> Line 10: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''2006-02-12 23:46:35'' [[nbsp]] I've eaten at the Mustard Seed several times and I have always had a great time. The food and service were both great. It is on the expensive side, but the food is worth it. At times the service has been slow, but I found this to be a good thing because it gave me and my friends a chance to enjoy our wine, savor each course, and have a nice conversation without rushing to eat. I also enjoy how the menu constantly changes with what is in season. --["SharonPetersen"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''2006-02-12 23:46:35'' [[nbsp]] I've eaten at the Mustard Seed several times and I have always had a great time. The food and service were both great. It is on the expensive side, but the food is worth it. At times the service has been slow, but I found this to be a good thing because it gave me and my friends a chance to enjoy our wine, savor each course, and have a nice conversation without rushing to eat. I also enjoy how the menu constantly changes with what is in season. --["<span>Users/</span>SharonPetersen"] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 12: </td> <td> Line 12: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''2006-02-13 16:15:53'' [[nbsp]] While we may have witnessed the hostess/manager screaming at the waitress for seating another couple at the wrong table - before we even made it in the door - we had a very nice experience at the Mustard Seed. The service we received was perfectly adequate, but each and every dish was wonderful. The seared ahi in a ponzu citrus sauce w/ wasabi mashed potatoes...a true delight. I look forward to my next visit. --["MichaelMellema"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''2006-02-13 16:15:53'' [[nbsp]] While we may have witnessed the hostess/manager screaming at the waitress for seating another couple at the wrong table - before we even made it in the door - we had a very nice experience at the Mustard Seed. The service we received was perfectly adequate, but each and every dish was wonderful. The seared ahi in a ponzu citrus sauce w/ wasabi mashed potatoes...a true delight. I look forward to my next visit. --["<span>Users/</span>MichaelMellema"] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 14: </td> <td> Line 14: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''2006-04-30 23:25:34'' [[nbsp]] Easily one of the best restaurants in town! By that I mean top 3 or so. Excellent food, good wine list with lots of local favorites, knowledgeable staff, and friendly owner. I’m from the Bay Area and don’t usually blink at high prices, but I found the menu to be over priced. All in all, a great experience. --["DjzayValenta"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''2006-04-30 23:25:34'' [[nbsp]] Easily one of the best restaurants in town! By that I mean top 3 or so. Excellent food, good wine list with lots of local favorites, knowledgeable staff, and friendly owner. I’m from the Bay Area and don’t usually blink at high prices, but I found the menu to be over priced. All in all, a great experience. --["<span>Users/</span>DjzayValenta"] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 16: </td> <td> Line 16: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''2006-06-13 14:14:12'' [[nbsp]] I've eaten here a couple of times with my boyfriend. Nice atmosphere, great service, good food. No complaints, really. --["AndreaStewart"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''2006-06-13 14:14:12'' [[nbsp]] I've eaten here a couple of times with my boyfriend. Nice atmosphere, great service, good food. No complaints, really. --["<span>Users/</span>AndreaStewart"] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 18: </td> <td> Line 18: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''2006-06-28 11:18:35'' [[nbsp]] Mustard Seed has wonderful food, however, the manager is insane. As Michael mentioned, she is not discrete or polite when giving employees feedback. I have known some wonderful servers who worked for her and eventually quit because of her ridiculous demands and rude behavior. If you had bad service its probably because all the good servers have left due to bad working conditions. Even though I loved the food there I won't go back because I don't want to support a business that has such bad treatment for hardworking employees (many of whom are college students who need the jobs). --["AliceSaurus"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''2006-06-28 11:18:35'' [[nbsp]] Mustard Seed has wonderful food, however, the manager is insane. As Michael mentioned, she is not discrete or polite when giving employees feedback. I have known some wonderful servers who worked for her and eventually quit because of her ridiculous demands and rude behavior. If you had bad service its probably because all the good servers have left due to bad working conditions. Even though I loved the food there I won't go back because I don't want to support a business that has such bad treatment for hardworking employees (many of whom are college students who need the jobs). --["<span>Users/</span>AliceSaurus"] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 20: </td> <td> Line 20: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''2006-07-06 13:59:39'' [[nbsp]] Love the food, love the atmosphere...but won't go back because of the extremely rude behavior of the manager. I have witnessed the yelling at the staff on several occasions but the last two times that I was there our server was in tears. I spoke to the manager about the behavior and I think she still wanted to blame it on the server. Too bad because it really has wonderful food. --["NancyWilson"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''2006-07-06 13:59:39'' [[nbsp]] Love the food, love the atmosphere...but won't go back because of the extremely rude behavior of the manager. I have witnessed the yelling at the staff on several occasions but the last two times that I was there our server was in tears. I spoke to the manager about the behavior and I think she still wanted to blame it on the server. Too bad because it really has wonderful food. --["<span>Users/</span>NancyWilson"] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 22: </td> <td> Line 22: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''2006-09-27 17:58:18'' [[nbsp]] The food was fancy but mediocre. The only vegetarian options reside on the appetizers list. The restaurant DOES charge for water without asking. --["JustinCummins"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''2006-09-27 17:58:18'' [[nbsp]] The food was fancy but mediocre. The only vegetarian options reside on the appetizers list. The restaurant DOES charge for water without asking. --["<span>Users/</span>JustinCummins"] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 24: </td> <td> Line 24: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''2006-10-13 11:34:03'' [[nbsp]] Too bad that Satan runs the joint screaming the whole time your trying to enjoy your 30 dollar dinner plate and 5 dollar water. Food is really not even very good. Silverware was a bit "dirty," and so was the manager's vulgar ways of speaking to her employees! I will never go back! --["LeeBerret"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''2006-10-13 11:34:03'' [[nbsp]] Too bad that Satan runs the joint screaming the whole time your trying to enjoy your 30 dollar dinner plate and 5 dollar water. Food is really not even very good. Silverware was a bit "dirty," and so was the manager's vulgar ways of speaking to her employees! I will never go back! --["<span>Users/</span>LeeBerret"] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 26: </td> <td> Line 26: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''2006-11-01 16:01:29'' [[nbsp]] They have the best lunch menu in Davis. I love it! And the staff is very friendly and always remember me when I come back. I think the dinner menu is not that impressive, however. There are few choices and though I've never had anything fabulous for dinner, I've always paid dearly. Also, as one of the better restaurants in town, the MS could really use a more updated and higher quality wine list. That said: their lunch is to die for!! --["GradStudent06"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''2006-11-01 16:01:29'' [[nbsp]] They have the best lunch menu in Davis. I love it! And the staff is very friendly and always remember me when I come back. I think the dinner menu is not that impressive, however. There are few choices and though I've never had anything fabulous for dinner, I've always paid dearly. Also, as one of the better restaurants in town, the MS could really use a more updated and higher quality wine list. That said: their lunch is to die for!! --["<span>Users/</span>GradStudent06"] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 28: </td> <td> Line 28: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''2006-12-15 13:14:58'' [[nbsp]] The negative comments about The Mustardseed posted here are very puzzling. My wife and I have been regulars there since the restaurant started, and even before that when Paul and Robyn ran a downtown deli. The food has generally been excellent and the service impeccable. We have dined in some of the world’s great restaurants, so we know what good food and service are all about, and The Mustardseed has plenty of both. --["JohnCrowe"]<span><br> - ------</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''2006-12-15 13:14:58'' [[nbsp]] The negative comments about The Mustardseed posted here are very puzzling. My wife and I have been regulars there since the restaurant started, and even before that when Paul and Robyn ran a downtown deli. The food has generally been excellent and the service impeccable. We have dined in some of the world’s great restaurants, so we know what good food and service are all about, and The Mustardseed has plenty of both. --["<span>Users/</span>JohnCrowe"] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Mustard Seed/2006 Reviewshttp://daviswiki.org/Mustard_Seed/2006_Reviews2008-03-07 17:17:23ElleWeberwhoops <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Mustard Seed/2006 Reviews<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 3: </td> <td> Line 3: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ------<br> - This restaurant is good. they have great bread with cheese on the inside, chilled and served with rosemary butter. the salad i had was absolutely divine. perhaps the best salad i have ever had in my life. it had toasted pistachios, strawberries, roasted asparagus, and goat cheese, the dressing was light and matched very well. the main dishes were ok, but nothing amazing. the salmon was slightly overcooked. i would say this restaurant is below ["Seasons"] in terms of food and service, but with a pleasant, homey, rustic, gardeny, atmosphere, instead of seasons more modern decour. they are both a little on the pricey side, you can expect to pay 15-30 for a main dish and 6-9 for a salad. i might go back when my bank account recovers :). ["MattHh"]<br> - ------<br> - They also do catering. I believe the restaurant's menu used to be fairly random, because they would make whatever they were serving over the weekend at various weddings, etc. We had them cater our wedding and the food (and service) was fantastic. We eat here once or twice a year for special occasions.-- ["RussBowlus"]<br> - ------<br> - Mustard is good, but their service is lowsy. I took my roommate and bunch of people there for a 21st birthday celebration and they completely screwed us on the bill. $500 dollars later I was about to punch the waitress for some of the things she charged us for. For instance, not telling us she was using bottled water and continuing to refill at $3 a bottle. (We had 11 bottles total). And also on top of that I called ahead to ask if I could bring a cake, so the person told me yes, but that it was a 1.50 charge which I thought was more than reasonable. She charged us a $1.50 per slice. Which came out to be $18, and the funny part is we gave them the rest of the cake. After much arguing I got the bill down to 470, but it was ridculous! Good thing for the waitress gratuity was fixed at 18% or I would have stiffed her! --["AllisonTakeuchi"]<br> - <br> - * Or at least there was some majorly poor communication on the restaurant's part on this day. I've known the restaurant to be obsessive about ''service'' (i.e., frequent refills and drink attention), but as is the case with many fancy restaurants, many things are left to implication. A good indicator you need to ask what you're being charged for is when they tell you the specials without telling you the price--this suggests they're used to dealing with people who don't care. --["JaimeRaba" jr]<br> - *This is an upscale restaurant, 18% for parties 6 and over is pretty standard. The water incident is absolutely ridiculous, even the most upscale place is suppose to assume tap water if not specified. Anyways even if they did specify it was bottled, they should have brought the bottles out with the glasses, otherwise how would you know it wasn't tap water. I have never seen or heard of a restaurant serving bottled water without pouring the water in front of you, or at least putting the bottle on the table. Thus i find it highly likely that they were really giving you tap water and defrauding you by charging you bottle water prices. Personally i have ordered water here, and was never charged. hopefully the water and cake was an isolated incedent because that is insane.["MattHh"]<br> - ------<br> - My girl took me here for my recent 24th bday (9/14), and it was easily the worst restaurant experience I ever had. The service was absolutely terrible. There were 3 parties + us (no party bigger than 5, my party was just me and the lady), two of which were seated after us. It took a solid 20 minuntes for the waitress to take our order, another 20 minutes to get the appetizer salads, and another hour to get our main courses.<br> - <br> - I ordered penne alfredo, which was absolutely mediocre. The menu failed to mention that half the volume of this dish was asparagus (ick).<br> - <br> - Overall, a supremely disappointing experience. Especially sad since my girlfriend is a poor college student but wanted to "make the night special" by dropping $75 for a sucky dinner. I won't be back. --["DomenicSantangelo"]<br> - ----<br> - I have visited the Mustard Seed so many times over the years! I have always had an enjoyable experience and I have even gotten to know the owner/chef: Robyn. The last time I visited I ordered duck and my husband ordered a French rack of lamb. Everything was absolutely delicious. We also ordered a bottle of Boony Doon's Big House Red (a good red wine for the price). One of the things I really like about the restaurant is that the menu changes almost daily and has a lot of seasonal specials. I remember getting a salad with pomogrante seeds during the Fall. Quite delicious. The negatives for this restaurant is that it is quite small and the air conditioning doesn't always work quite as well as I would like. But despite being small, it is charming. If you visit I would recommend the outdoor patio seating (if the weather is nice). It's a great place to sip wine and enjoy the fabulous food. Some other reviewers have said it is expensive, but I don't think it is anymore expensive than other fine dining restaurants. Also, I have been dining there for years and have never been charged for water. --["SherryOneal"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2005-10-14 15:17:34'' [[nbsp]] I was very disappointed in my experience there. I had been told it was a good place to eat, and when we finally rebelled against eating one more guest lunch at the Silo Pub 8 of us (including our guest from UCLA) went there for lunch. I have a milk allergy, and I don't care for smoke flavor, so there was all of one thing I could eat on the menu. While I was waiting for the rest of my party to arrive I was standing next to the register with a couple other people with my back to the kitchen. I don't have eyes in the back of my head, so I didn't see the waitress. Instead of speaking in a well-mannered tone of voice, she basically shouted at me. Then, she was unpleasant during the ordering process. For salad, soups and sandwiches, I just don't see where the snooty and rude behavior is justified. I won't bother to go back--not much I can eat there anyway, but I wouldn't recommend it to anyone either. --["EllenPyatt"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2005-10-26 16:25:00'' [[nbsp]] I think it's the best restaurant in Davis. Excellent food. I've only been once, but the service was perfect. Of course it cost me $100 for me and my date, but that was after appetizers/entrees/wine/beer/dessert/+ a good tip. --["JeffSpeckles"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2005-12-17 19:55:39'' [[nbsp]] I had been here before (I grew up in town), but last night was the first time my boyfriend and I had gone since we moved back here. The food and service were fantastic- as good as some of our favorite places in Berkeley (which is high praise). I have a milk allergy (like one of the other comment-ers above), and when I told our waitress she hunted down the restaurant's owner in the middle of the dinner rush, and together they came up with a new mini-menu of options for me to choose from. We will definitely be back soon. -- ["AntoniaOakley"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2005-12-22 14:25:08'' [[nbsp]] I do have to give credit to the food because it was delicious. I had the grilled steak and my friend had salmon and they were both great. The place is so small though that we felt like we were sharing a table with the people next to us. Not to mention I couldn't move my chair back without hitting the person behind me. The service was very rude though. Our dessert was so bad we couldn't eat it and our waitress proceeded to argue with us about how it was fine. Finally, after we took turns expressing several strong arguements as to why we could not eat it, she took it back. The waitress stopped being rude when she brought the check. A little late? Shame because it was yummy. --["GoshBuster"]</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Mustard Seed/2006 Reviewshttp://daviswiki.org/Mustard_Seed/2006_Reviews2008-03-07 17:16:02ElleWeber <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Mustard Seed/2006 Reviews<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''''These are archived reviews of Mustard Seed from<span>&nbsp;["2005"] and</span> ["2006"]. For more recent comments, please visit the ["Mustard Seed" entry].''''' </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''''These are archived reviews of Mustard Seed from ["2006"]. For more recent comments, please visit the ["Mustard Seed" entry].''''' </td> </tr> </table> </div> Mustard Seed/2006 Reviewshttp://daviswiki.org/Mustard_Seed/2006_Reviews2008-03-07 17:15:41ElleWeberRenamed from "Mustard Seed/Archived Comments" (separating years for older comments) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Mustard Seed/2006 Reviews<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ '''''These are archived reviews of Mustard Seed from ["2005"] and ["2006"]. For more recent comments, please visit the ["Mustard Seed" entry].'''''<br> + <br> + ------<br> + This restaurant is good. they have great bread with cheese on the inside, chilled and served with rosemary butter. the salad i had was absolutely divine. perhaps the best salad i have ever had in my life. it had toasted pistachios, strawberries, roasted asparagus, and goat cheese, the dressing was light and matched very well. the main dishes were ok, but nothing amazing. the salmon was slightly overcooked. i would say this restaurant is below ["Seasons"] in terms of food and service, but with a pleasant, homey, rustic, gardeny, atmosphere, instead of seasons more modern decour. they are both a little on the pricey side, you can expect to pay 15-30 for a main dish and 6-9 for a salad. i might go back when my bank account recovers :). ["MattHh"]<br> + ------<br> + They also do catering. I believe the restaurant's menu used to be fairly random, because they would make whatever they were serving over the weekend at various weddings, etc. We had them cater our wedding and the food (and service) was fantastic. We eat here once or twice a year for special occasions.-- ["RussBowlus"]<br> + ------<br> + Mustard is good, but their service is lowsy. I took my roommate and bunch of people there for a 21st birthday celebration and they completely screwed us on the bill. $500 dollars later I was about to punch the waitress for some of the things she charged us for. For instance, not telling us she was using bottled water and continuing to refill at $3 a bottle. (We had 11 bottles total). And also on top of that I called ahead to ask if I could bring a cake, so the person told me yes, but that it was a 1.50 charge which I thought was more than reasonable. She charged us a $1.50 per slice. Which came out to be $18, and the funny part is we gave them the rest of the cake. After much arguing I got the bill down to 470, but it was ridculous! Good thing for the waitress gratuity was fixed at 18% or I would have stiffed her! --["AllisonTakeuchi"]<br> + <br> + * Or at least there was some majorly poor communication on the restaurant's part on this day. I've known the restaurant to be obsessive about ''service'' (i.e., frequent refills and drink attention), but as is the case with many fancy restaurants, many things are left to implication. A good indicator you need to ask what you're being charged for is when they tell you the specials without telling you the price--this suggests they're used to dealing with people who don't care. --["JaimeRaba" jr]<br> + *This is an upscale restaurant, 18% for parties 6 and over is pretty standard. The water incident is absolutely ridiculous, even the most upscale place is suppose to assume tap water if not specified. Anyways even if they did specify it was bottled, they should have brought the bottles out with the glasses, otherwise how would you know it wasn't tap water. I have never seen or heard of a restaurant serving bottled water without pouring the water in front of you, or at least putting the bottle on the table. Thus i find it highly likely that they were really giving you tap water and defrauding you by charging you bottle water prices. Personally i have ordered water here, and was never charged. hopefully the water and cake was an isolated incedent because that is insane.["MattHh"]<br> + ------<br> + My girl took me here for my recent 24th bday (9/14), and it was easily the worst restaurant experience I ever had. The service was absolutely terrible. There were 3 parties + us (no party bigger than 5, my party was just me and the lady), two of which were seated after us. It took a solid 20 minuntes for the waitress to take our order, another 20 minutes to get the appetizer salads, and another hour to get our main courses.<br> + <br> + I ordered penne alfredo, which was absolutely mediocre. The menu failed to mention that half the volume of this dish was asparagus (ick).<br> + <br> + Overall, a supremely disappointing experience. Especially sad since my girlfriend is a poor college student but wanted to "make the night special" by dropping $75 for a sucky dinner. I won't be back. --["DomenicSantangelo"]<br> + ----<br> + I have visited the Mustard Seed so many times over the years! I have always had an enjoyable experience and I have even gotten to know the owner/chef: Robyn. The last time I visited I ordered duck and my husband ordered a French rack of lamb. Everything was absolutely delicious. We also ordered a bottle of Boony Doon's Big House Red (a good red wine for the price). One of the things I really like about the restaurant is that the menu changes almost daily and has a lot of seasonal specials. I remember getting a salad with pomogrante seeds during the Fall. Quite delicious. The negatives for this restaurant is that it is quite small and the air conditioning doesn't always work quite as well as I would like. But despite being small, it is charming. If you visit I would recommend the outdoor patio seating (if the weather is nice). It's a great place to sip wine and enjoy the fabulous food. Some other reviewers have said it is expensive, but I don't think it is anymore expensive than other fine dining restaurants. Also, I have been dining there for years and have never been charged for water. --["SherryOneal"]<br> + ------<br> + ''2005-10-14 15:17:34'' [[nbsp]] I was very disappointed in my experience there. I had been told it was a good place to eat, and when we finally rebelled against eating one more guest lunch at the Silo Pub 8 of us (including our guest from UCLA) went there for lunch. I have a milk allergy, and I don't care for smoke flavor, so there was all of one thing I could eat on the menu. While I was waiting for the rest of my party to arrive I was standing next to the register with a couple other people with my back to the kitchen. I don't have eyes in the back of my head, so I didn't see the waitress. Instead of speaking in a well-mannered tone of voice, she basically shouted at me. Then, she was unpleasant during the ordering process. For salad, soups and sandwiches, I just don't see where the snooty and rude behavior is justified. I won't bother to go back--not much I can eat there anyway, but I wouldn't recommend it to anyone either. --["EllenPyatt"]<br> + ------<br> + ''2005-10-26 16:25:00'' [[nbsp]] I think it's the best restaurant in Davis. Excellent food. I've only been once, but the service was perfect. Of course it cost me $100 for me and my date, but that was after appetizers/entrees/wine/beer/dessert/+ a good tip. --["JeffSpeckles"]<br> + ------<br> + ''2005-12-17 19:55:39'' [[nbsp]] I had been here before (I grew up in town), but last night was the first time my boyfriend and I had gone since we moved back here. The food and service were fantastic- as good as some of our favorite places in Berkeley (which is high praise). I have a milk allergy (like one of the other comment-ers above), and when I told our waitress she hunted down the restaurant's owner in the middle of the dinner rush, and together they came up with a new mini-menu of options for me to choose from. We will definitely be back soon. -- ["AntoniaOakley"]<br> + ------<br> + ''2005-12-22 14:25:08'' [[nbsp]] I do have to give credit to the food because it was delicious. I had the grilled steak and my friend had salmon and they were both great. The place is so small though that we felt like we were sharing a table with the people next to us. Not to mention I couldn't move my chair back without hitting the person behind me. The service was very rude though. Our dessert was so bad we couldn't eat it and our waitress proceeded to argue with us about how it was fine. Finally, after we took turns expressing several strong arguements as to why we could not eat it, she took it back. The waitress stopped being rude when she brought the check. A little late? Shame because it was yummy. --["GoshBuster"]<br> + ------<br> + ''2006-01-12 17:08:53'' [[nbsp]] I've been eating at The Mustard Seed for about six years and can't believe some of the negative comments that I've read here. For instance, Alison's comment about the water. They always ask if you want bottled or tap water. Besides who, when given a choice would drink Davis water anyway. As far as the cake, I had a Birthday there, brought in a cake from Ciocolat and the $1.50 charge per person was made very clear to me. She probably misunderstood the explanation of the charge. As far as waiting for the food, well I've waited 40 minutes at In and Out and The Mustard Sedd's menu is a bit more complex, don't you think? One of my favorite pastas is their "Crab and ASPARAGUS Pasta." They've never served an alfredo that I know of. As for the service it's been great. The servers will bend over backwards to do anything they can to make your meal more enjoyable and I would recommend it to anyone.. In my opinion it's the best restaurant in town. Jeffrey Evans --["JeffreyEvans"]<br> + ------<br> + ''2006-01-12 17:52:03'' [[nbsp]] Its perfectly reasonable for a restaurant to charge a corking of a dessert plate fee. I do agree with the comments about the long wait. Even with reservations, I've had to wait to get seated, and they take way too long to get you your food. --["CraigBrozinsky"]<br> + ------<br> + ''2006-02-01 15:24:35'' [[nbsp]] 2-1-06 Good food, astonishingly rude service. Four adults ordered dinner, dessert and coffee to the tune of almost $200 and then were asked to leave because people had been "waiting almost 20 minutes" for our table. This despite the fact that all other tables had been seated within 5-10 minutes of our seating. We were well-dressed, did not misbehave nor laugh out loud. The only thing we did not do was order wine. I was prepared to recommend this restaurant to my friends. Not now. Not ever. --["ChristineJohnson"]<br> + ------<br> + ''2006-02-12 23:46:35'' [[nbsp]] I've eaten at the Mustard Seed several times and I have always had a great time. The food and service were both great. It is on the expensive side, but the food is worth it. At times the service has been slow, but I found this to be a good thing because it gave me and my friends a chance to enjoy our wine, savor each course, and have a nice conversation without rushing to eat. I also enjoy how the menu constantly changes with what is in season. --["SharonPetersen"]<br> + ------<br> + ''2006-02-13 16:15:53'' [[nbsp]] While we may have witnessed the hostess/manager screaming at the waitress for seating another couple at the wrong table - before we even made it in the door - we had a very nice experience at the Mustard Seed. The service we received was perfectly adequate, but each and every dish was wonderful. The seared ahi in a ponzu citrus sauce w/ wasabi mashed potatoes...a true delight. I look forward to my next visit. --["MichaelMellema"]<br> + ------<br> + ''2006-04-30 23:25:34'' [[nbsp]] Easily one of the best restaurants in town! By that I mean top 3 or so. Excellent food, good wine list with lots of local favorites, knowledgeable staff, and friendly owner. I’m from the Bay Area and don’t usually blink at high prices, but I found the menu to be over priced. All in all, a great experience. --["DjzayValenta"]<br> + ------<br> + ''2006-06-13 14:14:12'' [[nbsp]] I've eaten here a couple of times with my boyfriend. Nice atmosphere, great service, good food. No complaints, really. --["AndreaStewart"]<br> + ------<br> + ''2006-06-28 11:18:35'' [[nbsp]] Mustard Seed has wonderful food, however, the manager is insane. As Michael mentioned, she is not discrete or polite when giving employees feedback. I have known some wonderful servers who worked for her and eventually quit because of her ridiculous demands and rude behavior. If you had bad service its probably because all the good servers have left due to bad working conditions. Even though I loved the food there I won't go back because I don't want to support a business that has such bad treatment for hardworking employees (many of whom are college students who need the jobs). --["AliceSaurus"]<br> + ------<br> + ''2006-07-06 13:59:39'' [[nbsp]] Love the food, love the atmosphere...but won't go back because of the extremely rude behavior of the manager. I have witnessed the yelling at the staff on several occasions but the last two times that I was there our server was in tears. I spoke to the manager about the behavior and I think she still wanted to blame it on the server. Too bad because it really has wonderful food. --["NancyWilson"]<br> + ------<br> + ''2006-09-27 17:58:18'' [[nbsp]] The food was fancy but mediocre. The only vegetarian options reside on the appetizers list. The restaurant DOES charge for water without asking. --["JustinCummins"]<br> + ------<br> + ''2006-10-13 11:34:03'' [[nbsp]] Too bad that Satan runs the joint screaming the whole time your trying to enjoy your 30 dollar dinner plate and 5 dollar water. Food is really not even very good. Silverware was a bit "dirty," and so was the manager's vulgar ways of speaking to her employees! I will never go back! --["LeeBerret"]<br> + ------<br> + ''2006-11-01 16:01:29'' [[nbsp]] They have the best lunch menu in Davis. I love it! And the staff is very friendly and always remember me when I come back. I think the dinner menu is not that impressive, however. There are few choices and though I've never had anything fabulous for dinner, I've always paid dearly. Also, as one of the better restaurants in town, the MS could really use a more updated and higher quality wine list. That said: their lunch is to die for!! --["GradStudent06"]<br> + ------<br> + ''2006-12-15 13:14:58'' [[nbsp]] The negative comments about The Mustardseed posted here are very puzzling. My wife and I have been regulars there since the restaurant started, and even before that when Paul and Robyn ran a downtown deli. The food has generally been excellent and the service impeccable. We have dined in some of the world’s great restaurants, so we know what good food and service are all about, and The Mustardseed has plenty of both. --["JohnCrowe"]<br> + ------</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div>