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

R+D Kitchen - Yountville Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.hillstone.com
  • Phone: (707) 945-0920
  • 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.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Diner Reviews
  • "The food at R+D was great as usual. We both had chicken sandwiches and liked them. We also started the meal with a sushi roll and it was tasty as well. Our only complaint was the wait time for our reserved table. We checked Open Table an hour before and there was plenty of availability. We arrived 15 minutes early, and were told the table would soon be ready. We sat at the bar and had a cocktail while waiting. Finished the cocktail and saw it was past the reservation time. 15 minutes later we checked with the hostess and she said the people at our table were finishing their dessert. We were finally seated 25 minutes after our reserved time. What happened to all that availability on Open Table?"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "A reservation was made for 8 but I was told at first that we might have to be separated putting two of our family members at a table for 2 in front of the table for 6 - when we got to restaurant- even though I had the reservation it took quite awhile to sit us and then my daughter noticed a table for 8 unoccupied right next to our two tables. Then the waitress moved us to the table which I do appreciate but don't understand why they would want to split us up when that was there and being a family ( two toddlers we would eat fairly fast - we were eating early 4:45 pm That finally worked out but took awhile. Lunch arrived in a timely matter-- no condiments with fries so we needed to get some. Overall it was a good experience not great!"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "was with friends from london and their twin boys (24 months). r & d had amazing high chairs that clamped onto the round table we were sat at, and a friendly and efficient service team that took great care of us from start to finish. working in the industry i understand how frustrating groups like this are, and how a 4+2 top that's going to be in and out isn't a great money maker for the restaurant, but r & d did not seem to care one bit! it was refreshing and made everyone's night. food quality as good as always. really nice tuna tartare. ice cream for the kiddos' birthday, very classy, super sweet. thank you r & d crew!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Went for lunch and really enjoyed everything. The servers are mostly college students during the summer so they are working hard to ensure good service and good tips which was delivered. The special sandwich for the day was a giant Tuna Burger which was fabulous. Not quite worth $20 dollars but we were on vacation and it was delicious. Everything is a la cart so 2 people can split their giant portions and order some side dished to try. Fries were good and Tabbouleh salad was one of the best I have had. Perfect place to enjoy lunch on a beautiful summer day."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We so enjoyed our dinner at R+D that we're returning Saturday with 4 other family/friends. Delicious + great service. A. Allegra"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Good food, excellent service and always friendly!!!!"
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Lunch was beautifully presented, more than ample and reasonably priced."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Very good indeed. Waiter Matt was exceptional and so very helpful"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Best beef ribs I have ever had. Wish you could buy the sauce. Highly recommend it and the Kale salad."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Husband and I came here for lunch and had the burger and chicken sandwich; both were fingerlicking good! The heirloom tomato salad was also one of the best salads I've had in a while, so fresh and tasty. Service and ambience were nice as well."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "R & D was recommended by a friend and it did not disappoint. The food was excellent, I really enjoyed the sushi, the quality was exemplary. My wife and daughter enjoyed the filet, it was well prepared and flavorful. There is no corkage fee, and the service was very attentive. I look forward to returning there soon."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "We love the friendly, neighborhood atmosphere, great food selection and presentation. I especially like that I can make a reservation! Thank you."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Best chicken sandwich! I could eat it every day. Cool place with some unique twists on some traditional dishes. Lots of flavor! Modern, clean decor. It is now on our Napa have to list!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "good food/ nice place / love outdoors eating / reservations a big PLUS"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "R & D is an asset to the Napa Valley Restaurant Scene! The food is very tasty, the ambiance is modern and relaxed! I have been several times in a small group and in a large group. The professional staff was able to execute in any setting! I look forward to making this a regular stop for me as well as plan events for my family and friends. I invite you to do the same!"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "The service was great, the food was wonderful - fun place to have lunch or just relax have a drink outside."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Best carrot cake /great waitress/Thai salad!biggest tastiest hamberger"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Amazing fillet! From appetizer to the main dish, all was fantastic! Our server was outstanding and helped us choose a dish and was very helpful! If there is a downside, drinks were so-so but may be due to individual tase."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "This is my second visit and the food and service have been outstanding both times The best place in the Napa valley that we have found - casual ,friendly and comfortable seating And no corkage fee is a plus Both the tuna tartare and Thai salad great Will return to try other dishes"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Great food for all!!! Excellent carnita sandwich!!!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "The food was delicious & the menu varied -- the kind where everything sounds good & everything IS great!! The flavors were simply outstanding! The services was wonderful & the server was very knowledgeable & helpful! Outstanding all around - can't wait to return!"
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "This is my second time to here and eat the yummy filet steak again. The steak is the best one I have ate in America! I recommended all friends ate it. Fantastic!"
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "After a day of napa Valley wine tasting we stopped her for a bite. The staff was exceptional and friendly, the food was delicious. The perfect ending to a fun day. Would definitely recommend and can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "First time I ate there I had the chicken sandwich. Excellent! That is why I went back. This last time I went with my family and we all had something different so got a good sample of there dishes. They were mediocre in flavor and my son had a $28 steak which did not have a good flavor. My filet mignon salad was so sweet I had to ask for more greens so I could stand to eat it. I was very disappointed. All that I tasted that evening was mediocre except the great chicken sandwich which my daughter had on my recommendation. What they did do, which was excellent PR was to comp me my dish and 2 small plates without our asking. Very décent."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Saturday was our second visit to R & D. It's a great place. We went an hour early, had a glass of wine in the patio and then went inside for a great mean. I love this place."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "After visiting Far Niente Winery with the Dad's (Father's Day) we headed over to R & D Kitchen for a quick bite to eat before our next tour !!! This restaurant is owned by The Hillstone Restaurant Group, that happens to own The Rutherford Grill (got your attention now?!) A stunning new building with a large parking lot, great waitstaff, all tables are comfortable booths, full bar and great outdoor seating. The Thai Steak & Noodle Salad with marinated filet mignon, mango, avocado & pancit noodles ($19) is FANTASTIC. CAUTION: Ding's Crispy Chicken Sandwich on a sesame-onion bun with swiss and spicy slaw ($15) is Crazy Good. WARNING: Their Deviled Eggs ($5) even if you don't care for eggs, will convert you (wink) - Note: No Corkage !!!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "So Yountville's a culinary reputation is world renown. From the French Laundry to Buchon to Bodega.....it's endless. So to find a place where the cuisine is inventive, delicious, and affordable and you don't have to wait a year to get in is so awesome. This is the place that fits right in for the neighborhood. My husband and I enjoyed a delicious devil eggs, chicken sandwich, and pasta pomodoro. We would've partake in their fine wine list if we were not over lubed already. Everything was delicious although I must say I am in love with the chicken sandwich. It's a must stop place after a day of wine tasting. Reservation is recommended during lunch and dinner. If you go between 2-4, there should not be a wait."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "enjoyed the food, the view was a bonus! Menu was not extensive, but it served our needs, and it was delicious."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "I would highly recommend for a well-priced, group setting. Great wine list!"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "My husband and I came on our honeymoon. From start to finish the food and service was outstanding! The prices were also reasonable for the area. The portions were huge! Highly recommend!!"
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Loved our lunch there. Fantastic menu. Crispy chicken sandwich big enough to split. Can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Thoroughly impressed with food, staff-Caleb, and atmosphere. A refreshing change of venue for napa valley."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Fabulous!!! Food, service, ambiance. Alysha never disappoints and has brought her charm to Yountville. Don't overlook the R&D deviled eggs...incredible appetizer. Burger and Carnitas sandwich did not disappoint. We'll be back."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Food was disappointing, service was mediocre Rissoto was watery and had no zest, no taste of ginger at all service: had to pour own wine Tuna was served cold"
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "my thai salad had grisly meat; burgers were a bit too rare"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "I have been here a few times, and continue to return. The menu isn't extensive, but what they do is very good. I don't think anyone I know who has been complains. I've had the chicken a few times (really really good) and opted for the burger and fries this time.... Pretty damn good. I've yet to have a burger from Gott's, so I can't compare it. But does that even matter? It's well worth it. My girlfriend had the Thai steak salad, which was pretty good as well. Definitely will be back."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "This restaurant was awesome! The food was very good, especially the meatloaf and deviled eggs. The meatloaf made with ground beef and pork was tasty, tender, and moist. The most accommodating and kid friendly restaurant in Napa Valley. The wait staff especially Lindsey were always there to meet our needs and made it a special night for my niece's five year old birthday."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "The dip duo is amazing and highly recommended! Also, our server was personable and on it. Loved every minute of my lunch!"
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "The food is consistently good, the service is great, the outdoor area is well done. "
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "We are local and worried when this place still opened up. We have had quite a few meals here now and the consistency is astonishing. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014