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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 WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
Diner Reviews
  • "R&D Kitchen is owned by The Hillstone Restaurant Group, that happens to own The Rutherford Grill (got your attention now?!) A stunning new building, 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. Something for everyone - from Chicken, Ribs, Meatloaf & Fish. Also 5 entree salads ($17 to $22) and even 12 Sushi Rolls ($10 to $16). WARNING: Their Deviled Eggs ($5) even if you don't care for eggs, will convert you (wink). NOTE: No corkage fee (not a typo)."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Not wanting a heavy meal we ordered the omelet. Omelets do not need to be bland and tasteless. Service was fair at best."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "We frequently visit other restaurants owned by this group & found this menu to be very limited, I.E. Houston's ,Rutherford Grill. Service is great @ all & drinks are very pricey."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "They are part of a chain includes Rutherford Grille...Very good food, especially meat. Less wait with reservations than Rutherford. Veggies especially good"
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "I've been to a few Hillstone group restaurants in San Francisco, Los Altos and SoCal. R+D by far had the best service!! My food was good, the ribs were a bit dry and skimpy one rib was all fat, but the service made up for it. We never found ourselves looking for our waitress. After a long day of wine tasting we were starving and maybe a little loud but she was so nice and engaging!"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Best spicy tuna sushi, pine room salad is delicious and try the Thai and noodle salad :)"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "great meal here again. I ventured away from my favorite Crispy Chicken sandwich, and had their shrimp and crab salad. Very delicious. All our meals are great here."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "This was our first time visiting, and we were not only impressed with the quality of the food but also the service as a whole. They voluntarily brought us more chips for the yummy dip duo (guacamole and queso), when we were rationing the twelve chips that often come with such dishes. Two of us ordered cocktails, and halfway through the meal, someone brought us new chilled glasses and transferred the cocktails to new glasses. I will definitely return!"
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Very consistent with their basic menu items which don't change much. Sushi very overpriced and out of place in wine country. I'm sure the LA crowd loves it. No food outside."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "First time here. Meeting a former coworker for lunch. She highly recommended everything on the menu and eats here once a week. I tried the Thai Steak Salad and cleaned my plate. It was flavorful and balanced - just the right amount of heat. Couldn't hear other diners - low buzz of conversation. Very comfortable - mostly booths. Definitely on my list to go again."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "I am lactose intolerant. My server was well on top of the food and what had dairy. To call out the buns had dairy as an ingredient is impressive. Most restaurants can't tell you if their breads include dairy. They made it work for me."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "We had a great time at R&D on an early Saturday evening. It was packed with larger parties and we were able to have a comfortable dining experience for 2. Appetizers were great - deviled eggs and the sashimi special. One entre was great and the second was okay (a little less flavorful than expected). Overall a great place to dine, drink or just hang with a group. Definitely will be back again!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Great restaurant in the valley. Living here we have amazing options for tourists/foodies...but we lack places for locals...this is both! Thank YOU!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "I always enjoy going back to R + D Kitchen. I am never disappointed by their food service or any aspect of my dining experience."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "A great choice in Yountville. The menu is small but no matter what we've ordered on our visits here, we have been pleased. Go for the dip duo!!"
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "This was my first visit to R and D and we thought the food was excellent the four of us all ordered the Thai salad which lived up to it's reputation Will definitely return and recommend it to others"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "R & D Kitchen is one of the newest restaurants in Yountville. Owned by The Hillstone Restaurant Group, that happens to own The Rutherford Grill (got your attention now!!!) Houston's and about 10 others, so they have some experience at this food thing !!! The stunning new construction to their adequate parking sets the pace. Great waitstaff, comfortable booths, full bar, outdoor seating etc. The food is fantastic - CAUTION: Ding's Crispy Chicken Sandwich on a sesame-onion bun with swiss and spicy slaw ($15) is Crazy Good. Something for everyone - from Chicken, Ribs, Meatloaf & Fish. Also 5 entree salads ($17 to $22) and even 12 Sushi Rolls ($10 to $16). WARNING: The Deviled Eggs ($5) will convert you, even if you don't care for them (wink)."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We really enjoyed our experience at R&D. We will go back. Bar drinks were outstanding. Hthe wait staff friendly. It was hard to deside on how many stars. We really do highly reccomend R&D"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Third time in.. Still consistently perfect. Creative attractive and tasty food with great options. What more can you ask for?"
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "I really like this place - relaxing and inviting seating, upscale decor, semi-causal atmosphere, very tasty food. Great outdoor seating for hanging out. Very comfy area to wait for the rest of your party. Nice booth seating. Service here is great - observant & attentive but not at your elbow the whole time. The food menu might seem "short" but everything listed is very good and varied and there are a couple of additional off menu specials too. There are about a dozen sushi choices and several sandwiches, salads, entries and sides. I've tried several and really enjoyed them. Portions are reasonable, not tiny but yet desert is still an option. A pretty nice selection of wines and a full bar round it out. Go!"
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "The food was outstanding, I had the carnitas sandwich and it was the best I have ever had. Two other members in our party had the same thing and they were impressed with the taste as well."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "New, trendy, great food. I had the Thai steak salad; it was absolutely delicious. Tender steak, peanuts Thai noodles, avocado chunks, mint and a wonderful dressing. My husband ordered a cheeseburger rare and got it just that way, plus really good fries (extra charge). Many other interesting dishes came by, and we will try this place again."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Great food. I had the meat loaf it was soooo yummy and my fiance had the pork sandwich he ate the whole thing he loved it. Our waiter gave us a taste from the kitchen , chicken meatballs. Wow those were good too. Great experience. Very good service!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Stick to the basics and you'll be happy. Get the carnitas sandwich, carrot cake, and deviled eggs. Not as good as Rutherford's grill, but worth it for a drink at the outside bar on a nice evening."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "Alive and Delicious....Great dinner ....our first with R&D. We have had numerous lunches here so we were unsure as to how dinner would compare with the excelent lunches we have had in the past. No worries, the food was fresh and spectacular. The staff works hard at making sure you are happy. They were running fast with a full house yet delivered great service at the bar and at our table. Highly recommended!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Since R&D Kitchen opened in Yountville it has a favorite dining spot for my husband and I and our friends. The guacamole and cheese appetizer with warm tortilla chips is amazing and the pine salad is the best salad available anywhere in Napa. The service is impeccable and the prices are very reasonable. I love the comfy large boots that easily fit five or six people. Beautiful wooden paneled walls and ceiling keeps the noise level to a minimum."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "The crunch chicken sandwich was great, as was the trout and other dishes. But the group flipped over the very simple warm brownie + nuts, syrup and ice cream. Somehow, the perfect mix of flavors and textures."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "Wait staff was nice but confused. My husband wanted a specific scotch and person keep recommending bourbon. And why would a restaurant have sushi on the menu but no soy sauce on the table?"
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "Yountville has a new restaurant, & it is a gorgeous restaurant with great food & terrific service. This was out first time here, & from the moment you walk up to the restaurant you can see who beautifully it has been designed. The outside patio will welcoming on sunny & warm days. The inside is designed with comfort and beauty-there are booths, a long bar, & beautiful finishing details from the ceiling to the lighting. We loved the menu as it has eclectic offerings-what I called a little something for everyone. We had spicy crab roll appetizer, Shrimp Louie Salad, Meatloaf & Mashed Potatoes, & a Seared Ahi Tuna Salad. It was all terrific, & the service was really outstanding. Look forward to finding an excuse to come here again."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Would definitely recommend this restaurant to others. Sushi for appetizer was fantastic. Thai steak and noodle salad, meatloaf and carnitas sandwich were delicious. Service was excellent and free birthday sundae to round out the experience. The outdoor setting looked nice and inviting and will definitely take advantage of this in the warmer months ahead."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "We enjoyed our late lunch with friends. Never to be rushed and yummy dessert!!!!Very good dinning, view, friendly"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "We'll be back, with many friends! Loved the Asian-inspired salads."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "After many pleasent meals & experiences at R+D we were disappointed when we took out of town guest on 2/20/14. Server was Matt? Steve? who had no clue how to read a table or follow standard etiquette. Wine, which we brought, was spilled on menus when being poured, he ruined the label letting the wine run down the bottle, took plates away when food was still being eaten. Wine glasses taken when wine remained, removed the empty wine bottle without asking if we'd like to take it home. Some things can be overlooked but when the service got worse as the meal progressed it became inexcusable & embarrassing. The kitchen saved the day because the food was great but will think again on returning because of the service."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "SIMPLY AMAZING - the food was fabulous. My wife is still talking about it being "The best sandwich I've ever had!" I can't disagree. We ordered two different items - chicken sandwich and the carnitas sandwich. I couldn't decide which one was better. I can't wait for another chance to eat there."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This is a sister restaurant of Rutherford Hill, so has the same feel/vibe to it. But the menu is just different enough yet still very good to make it's own name in the valley."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "We like Rutherford Grill and we liked R+D. I understand they are owned and run by the same group, so it is no surprise R+D had the same "feel". We had a late reservation (8:45), arrived on time and were seated within 15 minutes. The service was excellent, with just the right amount of attention. We started with their Deviled Eggs and after one bite, the whole plate disappeared before our eyes - they were that good. We had the Steak and Noodle Salad and the Greek Chicken. Both meals were nicely presented and tasted great. My only issue, and it is very nit-picky, is the Tabbouleh that came with the chicken was a little bland. We'll be back!!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Understanding it was Valentines Day and that reservations were at a premium, we had one so our expectations were that of a good meal with good service. Service could not have been any more rushed. My wife and I had an appetizer, 2 entrees and a dessert and were rushed out in less than an hour. The team of host's were circling the dining room with their iPads every 5 minutes or less recording what tables were about to become available. This added to the feeling of - "We want you out of here". The service was clearly off that night but have to say, the food was good. The meatloaf was very tasty! Too many choices in Yountville and based on the service issue, we would not return other then to enjoy a cocktail on their patio."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The food was good. The service was OK. I'll give them some leeway for the valentine's weekend, but it took nearly fifteen minutes for our first cocktail to arrive at the table. The place was loud, but in a good energy kind of way. Ate at Hillstone in SF the following night. I fell R+D is trying for a younger demographic than the flagship."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Nice location and a great casual ambience. Great indoor and outdoor bar scene. The restaurant is very well staffed with attentive service. The menu is small but it's nice if you are looking for something a little more simple and straighforward. However don't let the term "sandwich" food you, these are loaded sandwiches with special twists - large and creative with fresh ingredients. Also the only place in Yountville with sushi."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Have always loved Rutherford Grill, so we gave this place a try. The food and atmosphere here is great, on par with Rutherford Grill. Another great option in the Valley."
    Dined on 2/13/2014