R+D Kitchen - Yountville
R+D Kitchen - Yountville

R+D Kitchen - Yountville

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.hillstone.com/
  • Phone: 7079450920x
  • Hours of Operation:


    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 5:00pm, Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am - 5:00pm

    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Californian, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Brian Stefano
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Takeout, View

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Madison
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from R+D Kitchen - Yountville
R+D Kitchen offers crisp and flavorful cuisine in quintessential indoor-outdoor spaces. Be sure to try our versions of classic American dishes like the Ding's Crispy Sandwich, the Thai Steak and Noodle Salad, or our Three-Layer Carrot Cake with toasted walnuts and mascarpone icing. We look forward to welcoming you soon.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
R+D Kitchen - Yountville reviews from OpenTable diners
221 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (127)fit for foodies (114)neighborhood gem (92)great for outdoor dining (82)hot spot (65)vibrant bar scene (61)good for groups (58)special occasion (54)notable wine list (41)great for brunch (33)kid-friendly (29)romantic (29)scenic view (28)late-night find (24)Show More
  • Jewels
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Limited, eclectic menu....Probably better for lunch than dinner, Patio was great for wine and snacks. Nothing to write home about. Try the sister restaurant The Rutherford Grill for a better experience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Love,love,love this place!!! We have one of these in Newport Beach, so it was fun to see the same quality and consistency. Excellent dining experience!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • at the corner of 29 and Yountville:
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    what a gem! a beacon for Yountville's already thriving food scene. the service was outstanding: Jessica is a star server, and was attentive to our every need. wide selection of comfort food on a stellar level. the ambiance is rich, relaxing, and stylish. We locals walked to R+D and celebrated a birthday that evening, and I will find every opportunity to return. fresh(est) sushi in the Valley.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect menu
    PinotVista2
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Love the menu short and interesting always fresh friendly servers
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Efficient service and some veggie options. the 3 choices from the menu were nicely done - one veggie sandwich, one sushi roll and one thai noodle dish. moderate pricing on wine list. nice spot for our lunch. will come back again to try outdoor or evening ambiance.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pretty Damn Good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2000VIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Look, this is the 4th time we've been here in the last 2 months. Each time we have ordered the Thai Steak and Noodle salad. I think it's the best dish I've had at a restaurant in the past several years. The ribs are another favorite, a can't miss choice. Tried the Arctic Char most recently - somewhat reluctantly, I must say, only because we didn't want to mess with the perfection of the salad and the ribs. It exceeded expectations. I don't usually write online reviews - had to for this place.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Friendly Place
    localnapan2
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Our guests wanted to sit outside where only a very limited menu is served. With all of our beautiful outdoor weather in the Napa Valley they should serve the full menu on their very nice patio. My shredded pork sandwich was delicious, although very messy to eat as was filled with too much of everything. Price very reasonable.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous Restaurant
    RobinVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    The food is amazing here. Presented beautifully, creative, and delicious. The coconut shrimp sushi, kale and cashew salad, and thai noodles with beef are outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We'll be back!
    Poldo
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    It is 48 hours later and we're still talking about how good the heirloom tomato salad was. The hanger steeak was tasty and cooked to perfection. Good selection of wines by the glass. Service was attentive and professional--if anything, too fast. Carrot cake was great. Don't miss this place. Also, it looks like a great place for drinks outdoors.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love it
    nvlocal
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We have dined at R & D Kitchen several times. Being a local, this is one of our favorite places. As always, great food and great service. This place has one of the best outdoor bars in the Napa Valley, come early for a drink around one of the fire pits.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • FoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    I ordered a sushi roll without cucumbers. After 35 minutes, the server came to ask me if I had an allergy to cucumbers or did I just not want them in my rolls. We then waited an additional 10 minutes to being served dinner. We waited a total of 45 minutes from ordering our food to being served. Extremely disappointing....terrible service. No communication with the customers!!!!!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great grazing
    MERC
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We wanted to sample the menu and really enjoyed everything-esp. the kale and cashew salad. Our waitperson was excellent and did nit try to rush us out. We had great food, wine and a good time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • R & D KITCHEN YOUNTVILLE
    willreturn
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    very attractive setting inside and out, beautiful design inside...sparkling impression...notable bar. small menu with good selections, fast, efficient, friendly service, professional. food equally attractive, delicious. huge improvement over previous restaurant on same site
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Napa Fun
    MimiVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    This was a fabulous dinner! Food was outstanding and the service perfect. The restaurNt is noisy but manageable. Not good for that twosome out for a romantic evening but a fun and energetic place. No corkage on wine we brought which was great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Nice Place
    jangle
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Not alot of menu options if you do not want sushi/sashimi, but very delightful, well presented plates. The space is BEAUTIFUL, the service FABULOUS, we have no regrets.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place for a good meal
    winegirl
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Great food and service....always consistent. Love the fact that they don't charge a corkage fee.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Unique sushi
    A10earthquake
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    We started with sushi. It was very interesting sushi but, very good.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love it again and again
    elwademd
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    This was my third time in four days. The first time was for a group of 6, the second time was the day of the earthquake in Napa when nothing was open at night, and this third time was for the people that couldn't make it for the first dinner! Service was wonderful, the food well prepared as always, and the atmosphere continues to be a good one. I come to Napa frequently for business, and this is a restaurant that I frequent with some regularity. Can't wait to come again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Special Occasion Made Memorable!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We're locals and wished for a new and special place for a memorable location...R+D provided just the right locale offering great food, wonderful and welcoming service plus many special touches to make our birthday girl feel truly feted! Thank you! We enjoyed being outside, the dining space provided was part of the action but intimate for good conversation.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service and Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Everyone was friendly and helpful a little slow getting some of the basic items we needed but was comp one drink to make up for it. I love the dimmed lights super romantic the food was Great I work at a nearby hotel and I recommend this restaurant ALL the time! Everyone so far loves it!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • be careful of 'outdoor dining'
    darwin96VIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Their website misleadingly advertises indoor/outdoor dining so i noted in my reservation we'd like to be outdoors. when i got there the hostess pointed me to the outdoor bar where they serve the regular menu, but it is only if you are at the bar, not at any outdoor tables. we were fine with eating at the bar, we are casual, so we went for it. well, we got ridiculously slow and inattentive service at the bar. and it was not that busy. very disappointed in the experience of the evening. i adjust my expectations for bar food service, but even by lowered expectations, it was disappointing. food was solid. if i had a more accurate understanding of 'outdoor dining' we would have taken a table inside and had a better experience i hope.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overall impressed
    Cassandra
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Food was great! My hubby got the chicken sandwich and I got the carnitas sandwich. Service was great, almost too attentive. Waitresses brought our check and cleared my plate before asking if were finished. I don't like to be rushed. Overall, enjoyed our visit and we will return. Similar to Rutherford grill. And no corkage fee!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our server Caleb
    Biggerbets
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Outstanding. Attentive. Knowledgable. Pleasant . We enjoyed the food and ambiance. We will definitely revisit. The server truly made our experience much better. Loved the martini service as well. Wine list could be more upscale for our tastes. Would like to try dining outside next time. The night we went it was a little too cool and breezy to try it.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food; poor service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    The menu at R & D is fairly limited. On our past two visits, that did not matter because the service was so outstanding. This time, the service fell flat. I ordered a beer and asked the waiter to not bring it until he brought my dinner. Dinner came - no beer. We had to remind him. No big deal. I was not done with my dinner and the waiter whisked away my plate without even asking. We ordered dessert, specifically asking for no nuts on the sundae (which is very good). The sundae came with nuts on it. Without asking if we wanted coffee or anything else, the bill was unceremoniously set on our table. They really seemed to be in a hurry to get us out of there. Okay - but we won't be coming back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • allyfVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    I have been to a couple of these restaurants in various locations and the food is always good. The burgers are great. The menu is small. This particular R & D has a beautiful outdoor space and bar for large groups.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Local Favorite
    Nicolette216
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We LOVE R+D for after work drinks, lunch, post wine tasting or a dinner out- you name it! Great cocktails, wine and beer list and always a great tentative server in or outside. Everything we have tried on the menu has been delicious. My only wish for change is the ability to have dinner outside at the tables.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Annie
    Annie
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Great place! Nice atmosphere, food was very good, although the super thin slice of fish on my sushi could have been a bit thicker. There were only 2 offerings for dessert, which I found strange. It seemed like our waitress forgot a lot, but perhaps she was new. Overall a place I would def. recommend!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Won't be Back
    visitingfoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Had a reservation. We were 5 minutes early. Upon arrival, we were told there was a 20 minute wait.....however, the place was nearly empty. Once seated, we were ignored for another 15 minutes. Once the waitress came to our table, it was obvious she didn't want to be there. We were pretty-much ignored the entire time we were there. This was by far the worst service we have ever had at a Yountville restaurant....or any restaurant.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Yummy hamburger
    WininginNapa
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Great food, pleasant service, good recommendations, but lousey tea...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food and reasonable prices
    Bob1VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Enjoyed dour dining experience, nice outdoor beachy area for a drink then good dinner inside at a reasonable price for the Yountville area. Avoid wine tasting in the area though, tasting prices are out of control and ludicrous.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 23Taurus
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The food is great and service is excelllent. I would definitely recomment this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • R & D Kitchen
    photoval
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We were pleasantly surprised by the selection of food items, the portions and the price at R & D Kitchen. The variety of items on the lunch menu from gorgeous sushi rolls to amazing sandwiches with pickled onions on house made rolls and breads,was great to have in one place. The prices were reasonable, and the portions were just right! We were looking for a nice place to have lunch, without going too casual or too formal, and close to home (Napa). It was like a mini vacation spending the afternoon in Yountville, enjoying a nice meal and very attentive service.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • hello Houstons
    ProsperFoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    R&D is another in the Houston's concept restaurant portfolio. Food is great and portions are super sized. We split a salad and then the pork sandwich and even at that we struggled to waddle out of there. Food quality is fantastic and service is excellent just as it is at all the Houston's chain. They have transplanted the concept and even the look into Napa. Wine list is short which being IN Napa you would think they would have beefed it up. This is a reservation only situation in the evening. I highly recommend but you need to book it at least day in advance for the weekend.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Terrible R&D Kitchen
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    One of the worst dining experiences ever!! Poor service - we specifically asked the waitress to not hurry the meal then when we were still eating the appetizer the main course arrived. The entrees were taken back to the kitchen but when the food came back to the table, the ribs were dry as if kept under heating lamps and my wife's steak was very rare after asking for medium. The steak was returned to the kitchen, five minutes later it was brought back to the table looking just the same and cold as if it had sat out and not been cooked further. The manager came to the table and flippantly remarked that he'd heard a rumor we weren't happy - he seemed to think it was some kind of joke.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had a terrific time!
    Chrissy
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We had a group of 11 work friends together to celebrate an upcoming wedding - we were a little loud :) and a little crazy... and Ashley and the R + D crew were beyond accommodating! Thank you for your perfect service and tasty lunch. We appreciate all that you did for us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • R + D Kitchens - Loved It
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Outstanding service, eclectic menu, nice wine country ambiance. As a local this will become a regular go to spot for me. Loved the sashimi appetizer and also had the tomato salad special (with jalepeno viniagrette adding just the right spice), the deviled eggs, and the Thai Steak and Noodle salad. The salad is a must try!. Liked the ambiance - sorta like the Oakville grill run by the same group - but hipper with a more diverse menu. Try it, you will like it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SusanHamVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    I've eaten at R+D many times, unfortunately this experience was not so good. My chicken in the chicken sandwich was like rubber. The constant staff walking by staring at tables to pick up your dish and or rush you out of the restaurant is getting old.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Monday Monday So Good to Me
    Outandabout71
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Had a nice dinner Monday evening. Sat at the bar for a bit, enjoyed a great cocktail, then we were seated in a comfy spacious booth. The food was delish. My wife had the meatloaf and I enjoyed the ribs. My wife is trying to figure out how to duplicate the meatloaf. Carrot cake for dessert....nice beginning to the week.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mouthwatering
    WaytogoVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    All the portions were not only very large but the flavor and quality was fantatstic
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    R&D is one of my favorite spots and the food is always very good. Underwhelmed by the fact that the short (but good) wine list could not be up to date by vintage year (2010 v 2011) - always give this restaurant top marks but an updated revised menu is in order!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate