Mustards Grill
Mustards Grill

Mustards Grill

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.mustardsgrill.com/
  • Phone: (707) 944-2424
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Thursday: 11:30am - 9:00pm, Friday: 11:30am - 9:30pm, Saturday: 11:00am - 9:30pm, Sunday: 11:00am - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Californian, Barbecue
  • Executive Chef: Cindy Pawlcyn
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Please contact our sister property, Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen, for your next private party.

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Mustards Grill
Aged for almost 30 years in the Napa Valley… Since its beginnings as a local gathering spot over 29 years ago, Mustards Grill has blossomed into a destination for all who appreciate memorable food, superb wines and a warm welcome. Mustards food is Chef/Owner Cindy Pawlcyn’s mix of American regional dishes with global influences. The list of “Way Too Many Wines” represents the best from appellations throughout California and the New World. Mustards is an American Grill, featuring flavors from around the globe. The wood-burning grill produces such favorites as Cindy’s famous Mongolian Pork Chop, chipotle –rubbed Quail, and the ½ pound Niman Ranch hamburger. The oakwood smoker fills the restaurant with aromas of BBQ baby back ribs and tea-smoked Peking duck. Specialties include Seared Ahi Tuna on sesame crackers and Crispy Calamari tossed with curried slaw. The eclectic wine list features hard to find gems from California, the American Northwest, & South America.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Mustards Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
546 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelEnergetic
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (387)notable wine list (268)great for lunch (226)hot spot (166)neighborhood gem (160)special occasion (147)good for groups (101)romantic (57)great for brunch (56)vibrant bar scene (39)scenic view (34)kid-friendly (32)late-night find (8)great for outdoor dining (6)Show More
  • Exceptional restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/24/2014
    I have hosted parties of 6 to 8 at Mustard's for 25 years. It is the most consistent high quality restaurant in the Napa valley. Unfortunately their space and occupancy limits the number of large parties but they always make room for us. Although our group rotates restaurants in Napa annually, the participants insist on always going back to Mustard's. The food is fresh and creative and the experienced waiters are personable and very knowledgeable. This weekend I hosted a local vintner and his wife at Mustard's and they ordered the curried cauliflower soup. They had run out of it but the sous chef came out and at their request wrote out the recipe and spent a few minutes going over it. We always come away from Mustard's with a great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Restaurant
    SLOfoodie
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    The food is consistently good at Mustards. A few items, such as the Hanger Steak, are superb. We eat here every time we come to Napa.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AuntMeemVIP
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    This restaurant is a favorite of my husband. Tuesday night must have been an off night. My halibut was overcooked and on the dry side (I asked for medium), my husband had the pasta special puttanesca which was very mediocre as it lacked the flavor element of the dish namely the olives, one of our friend's had the lamb special a ground lamb burger which was just OK. The only one at the table that really liked their meal had the their signature pork chop dish. We did get some really good pinot noir.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Same time next year birthday lunch!
    Lynn
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    For over 10 years one of my dearest friends and I meet between our birthdays for a Mustard's Grill lunch! We are both fall birthdays and it has always been a beautiful drive and amazing setting and this year the colors and sky couldn't have been painted more vibrantly! I love Mustard's for lunch! It's more of a lunch spot for me because I think the setting and the front half of the restaurant being all windows makes such a nice afternoon experience. The food has changed some over the years but thankfully still keeps many favorites on the menu, like the lemon/lime meringue pie. I almost always order the duck as I did again this year. This year it was served with sauteed greens and an apple/mango chutney. The duck was delicious as usual but I missed having some sort of rice (wild rice in the past), or potato. This would have balanced the plate a little more for me, with both flavor and texture. The original duck served was a tea smoked duck. I can't remember what it was served with but I do miss the original (probably over 20 years ago on my very first visit). We started with sharing the crab cakes (2) which were fresh and crispy with lightly dressed arugula on the side - perfection. My friend ordered the braised rabbit - I tried it and it was amazing - I must use the word succulent to describe it - and the flavor was rich. We shared a half bottle of a French wine (similar our Sauvignon Blanc) to try something different - I'd give it 8/10. The service was excellent and the mood in the restaurant happy and vibrant. We finished with sharing a piece of the lemon/lime meringue pie - the meringue is piled high but this is not a flavorless, airy meringue - it is made with brown sugar and has a carmelized flavor that is just delicious with the tart citrus, crispy crust and candied lemon peels. I always leave full and happy, looking forward to next year (or hopefully sooner).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Except for the wait to be seated with an invalid person in my party, the place was great! The staff went out of their way to accommodate my party. The food was fantastic! I will be going back again soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lost luster
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    I have been going to Mustards Grill for many years, although I had not been there in over a year when I took a friend last Saturday. I always order the same dish, the Pork Chop. Although the seasoning was that same great combination I have always loved, the quality was not the same as it used to be and the portion size was MUCH smaller, they were even stingy with the red cabbage and mashed potatoes. The Pork Chop used to a lot thicker and juicier. My friend had a Burger - there was no condiments, and maybe a 1/2 cup of Fries, his plate consisted of his burger, one piece of lettuce (which was more about presentation that eating) and a small handful of French Fries - the other half of the plate was empty. This was his first visit and I do not think he will be back and I do not think I will either. This is very sad for me as I have always loved this restaurant. But the good news is that there are so many other options in the area, it will not be hard to find another "go to" place.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Time
    Winelover
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    This was great. The menu was the most diverse of the places we ate at and the service was very good.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place
    baaholly
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    Mustards is almost always where I eat when in the Napa Valley. You never know if it's going to be busy or quiet, so I make reservations when I go. I recommend the pork chop, lemon-garlic chicken, pulled pork sandwich, crab cakes, onion rings, macaroni and cheese, and definitely the lemon lime meringue tart.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    Apru
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    We visited Mustards on our trip to Yountville. We arrived a few minutes before our reservation time and were seated immediately. Unfortunately, we were seated right by the front door and in the middle of a lot of foot traffic. Restaurant is fairly crowded with tables. Food choices were good. They use a blackboard to list the daily specials but the handwriting was a little of a challenge to read. I got the pasta and my hubby ordered the lemon garlic chicken. Both dishes were very good. Restaurant offered a thorough list of wines. We did not order a dessert, but they looked amazing!! Enjoyed our experience. We will go back one day!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • McFodie
    McFoodieVIP
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    We have eaten at many restaurants in Napa Valley. Mustard's is one that we come back to every couple of years. Last time the food was just okay and this time is was the same. Our server was wonderful, friendly and professional and we didn't feel rushed to order, which we like. I ordered the barbecued spare ribs. They were so tough that I even had a hard time cutting them apart with a sharp knife. I like them to pretty much "fall off the bone". Not these. Not even close. And they were tasteless. The bone-out ribeye steak was good but not great. We split the lemon/lime tart, which was pretty good. Mustard's has a great location and a great reputation but the last couple of times we have eaten here we were disappointed in the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An old favorite
    Duck
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    We have not been to Mustards in awhile. Love the pork chop and an order of onion rings. food is always good and daily specials are the best. Only negative for us has always been the noise level- beyond energetic- loud!@
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A must try!
    CaliEventDirVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    We ate here on Sunday and loved it. Everything was great. They did not have a couple of items on the menu (we were an 8 pm) reservation so I recommend coming early. Enjoy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Napa tried and true!!
    Rocky961
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    I have eaten at Mustards on many visits from the east coast and it has never disappointed. I love this place, the food is incredible and love the atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • upscale comfort food
    JodiVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    driving back from wine country... its a good stop. fantastic mac and cheese and burgers. pricey but good quality comfort food.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • So LOUD!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    My cousin and I brought our elderly aunt to Mustards Grill for a special lunch. We were amazed at how loud the restaurant was -- we had to almost yell across the table to hear each other. The tables were also very close together; I was closer to a man in the party next to me than I was to my cousin seated at my table. This rather upsetting setting was a shame because the food and service was outstanding. My aunt was not happy getting a mere 5 ounces of wine for a premium price per glass. After she rather passionately brought this to the waiter's attention, he was very kind and brought the bottle over and poured her a bit more (almost saved our lunch!).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Truck stop never dissapoints
    AudgeeVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    There's an entree named the truck stop. The ingredients change daily. I've had the truck stop on 3 occasions and it's always perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good restaurant
    glfgryhwk
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Mustard's Grill was recommended to us by a number of people. We had a very good meal and the service was outstanding. There were a number of items on the menu that sounded very tasty. I had the daily lamb special which was cooked to perfection. My wife had the pork chop. Though she said it was very good, it didn't knock her socks off even though it is the 'signature dish'. The wine list is very long. The hostess was outstanding considering the restaurant was slammed and a number of walkups had to be turned away. The hostess kept a smile on her face the whole time and was never rude to anyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Top Notch
    2nd2no1
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Mustards Grill is a must for Napa Valley dining experiences. The food is over the top great maybe the best in the valley. You may have a wait is it is not the largest place - but its worth it. The pork chop is what you have to try and if they have a special try it too. Ask your server as they really know what's good and will tell you. We had the Ribeye special most likely the best we have ever had - bar none
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Still the best spot in Napa to begin a fun weekend! Food and service and ambiance ALWAYS prove to be excellent! My only slam dunk go-to in Napa.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A must when visting NAPA!
    NAPA
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Mustard Grill is Always our first stop when visiting Napa. We are awed by M. Grill's ability to consistently deliver savory dishes year after year. Consistency of this caliber is uneasy & respectable !
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mustards
    Murphy
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Really great dinner. Definite must while in wine country. Pork chop and duck were both wonderful!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still a favorite
    ZinManH
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    I've been going there almost 30 years and Mustards remains my go-to restaurant whenever I'm in Napa.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always a good choice
    Lino
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    Great food. Great service. A bit cold near the windows.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love This Place!
    SyrahGirlVIP
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    A true gem in the CA wine country, Mustard's has it all! :)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappoints
    KenDow13
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    fabulous meal and wine once again. safe is fantastic taking us on a food and wine journey. recommend highly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great dinner!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    Loves the pork chop and the lemon meringue! So great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    PinkPeony1
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    I am a foodie, as were my daughter, sister and niece. We ordered numerous items from the menu to do a tasting and LOVED every bite of every dish.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not quite perfect
    drrob
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We enjoyed our time at Mustards Grill; the service was outstanding and the food quite good. I would have rated it 5 stars if my entree (pork chop) had not been delayed in coming out, and when it did, it was slightly too well-done.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • KingVIP
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    We are regular customers because the food and service is consistently outstanding each and every visit. Time and again we just can't seem to get past ordering the always delicious mongolian pork chop. While restaurant seating is small in number compared to other Napa Valley establishment, the reservations are managed very efficiently because there is seldom a delay in seating at the reservation time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Steve Pepe
    Bachaus
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Way too noisy. Ruined the dinning experience. Tables too close together and the surfaces are all hard.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food, and lots of it.
    wino
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Tasty grill-type food. Big portions. Local feel. Lots of hard windows and a hard floor result in a very loud environment. Fabulous wine list, of course. Best wine deals are non-California.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bring your out of town visitors
    Foodforever
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Mustards never disappoints. Great food and service. Friendly atmosphere. Seasonal cooking. Our house guests from out of town, especially east coasters, are enthralled with this place. If you like liver and onions, you'll never get it any better than this.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • this is my favorite restaurant
    jschVIP
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    i work in NYC and i am out all the time. too me nothing compares with MUSTARDS GO !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I like it...
    Msgrumpy
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Second time here. Overall, no complaint. I would go again when I go back to Napa.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A noisy place with good food.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Our experience here was mixed. It was so noisy it was difficult to carry on a conversation. The food was good, but the service wasn't great, particularly for the prices charged. Asked for water two times. Lunch came with fries, but had to ask for ketchup.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 3 Birthdays were celebrated.
    Gailand2friends
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    I have eaten at Mustard's several times and have never disapointed. My favorite is the lemon garlic chicken with garlic mashed potatoes. I have also had the port chop and it was great. My friend had the pasta of the day and it was excellent. I have tried most of the desserts and I love the lemon/lime pie and the bread pudding. We all had a lovely time.----Gail
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A bit hurrried
    Jerry
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    Very good, but a little too rushed. They seem to want to have a fast turnover, which was fine for this occasion, but it certainly was not a romantic outing.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Moose
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    Always great. Service is perfect. Not too many wines in my opinion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Time and Again...Mustard's Delivers
    Live2Eat
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    I have been to Napa more times to count...Mustard's is the restaurant that I eat at on each trip, not just once but twice! The food is always spot on in preparation as well as flavor. Service is always prompt, attentive as well as hospitable. On this trip there was a slight problem with the arrival of one of our entrees; however, both our server as well as management were quick and considerate in resolution. Don't miss the Mongolian Pork Chop or Cindy's Lamb Burger when it is on the menu! I can not wait to return on my next trip in February.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    The food was amazing with nice portions. the service was great. Definitely will return in the future. You absolutely need a reservation for dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.