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JeffW
San Francisco
5 reviews
Reviewed on May 20, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

Fantastic place for sashimi, tuna tartare, drinks and atmosphere,

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vipGigiG
San Francisco
13 reviews
Reviewed on April 7, 2019
Overall4foodserviceambience

Very nice outdoor seating, with a fun and lively vibe. If you are in Napa and seeking a spot to strike up conversation with fellow travelers and wine lovers, this is a good place to start.

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AlejandraR
San Francisco
1 review
Reviewed on April 2, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

Great for casual dinning. Fantastic food. Cool Vibe.

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ErinC
San Francisco
1 review
Reviewed on December 17, 2018
Overall5foodserviceambience

The fried chicken sandwich is amazing. It's light and very flavorful!

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vipMartiB
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I love this restaurant! The food is amazing, although the menu does not change, aside from the specials of the night. Go early and grab a drink from the bar and hang out in one of the lounge areas.

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vipsfitgirl
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2017
Overall4food3service5ambience4

A little limited in menu and pricey burger with no sides?

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Joey
San Francisco
41 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2017
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Went with some friends before a show at the Lincoln Theater. Prompt service which helped us to get to the show on time.

The wait staff could have checked in on us, however, as we had to flag one down to order a dessert to share. This is the second time this has happened to me there, so I think the staff should check in more frequently, as we shouldn't have to get their attention.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great food like all Hillstone restaurants. Good variety of choices and awesome views and environment.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went here with my girlfriend, 47 minute drive, very worth it. Food very good, really professional, atmosphere is lively and friendly, a lot of happy faces, happy chefs, happy waiters, very positive vibe and positive attitude. Food was great, sushi is exotic and unique, very tasty. Shrimp is spot on and crunchy. Recommended, food is worth the value, high price for great quality food. Restaurant is clean, decorative, and very casual, which I love. 10/10 will be coming back. Recommend the shrimp and coconut sushi roll, best sushi I ever had.

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vipAmbivore
New England
48 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the more affordable, relaxing and less filling of our favorites in Yountville.
Creative menu, modern ambience, great service and let's save the " big meal" down the street for a ( very) special occasion!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Thai Noodle Salad with roasted chicken and avocado was absolutely delicious. My husband got the fried chicken sandwich which was also amazing.

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vipArkieFoodie
Little Rock
66 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2017
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We don't normally eat in chain restaurants, but this is one I had never heard of, and they only have a small number of locations. We had lunch on a weekday, and the place was hopping! The Honor Cheeseburger was excellent, and the truffle fries were very good, though hard to eat because they were thinly cut. My husband's spinach and cheese omelet was excellent. Our server, Lisa, was delightfully friendly. Total bill for 1 cheeseburger, 1 fries "for the table", 1 omelet, and 1 glass of wine was $44, plus tax and tip. I would enjoy having lunch here again.

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James
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2017
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Excellent food and a great atmosphere. For some odd reasons the waters took forever to show up. Drinks and food arrived first. Dessert menu was two uninteresting items but our waiter suggested a great option right around the corner. Worth a visit.

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vipTruffel
San Diego
49 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2017
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Not bad for a chain restarant, although I think Rutherford Grill is better. I had the ahi burger which wasn't bad, but the bun fell apart, soggy. Fries were ok, but the winner was the kale salad ! Loved it

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! Had a great meal and they made wonderful martini's

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OpenTable Diner
16 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2017
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Love this restaurant and the food. Always bring in a bottle if wine to take advantage of free corkage. Never thought I would be one of these, but, the music was loud. Think they had it up for prep and forgot to lower it. First time this was an issue!

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napamom4
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Love their Pine room salad. This is a fun place to go with friends or date night. Have had both lunch and dinners here and enjoyed them very much. Very friendly staff and great food.

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AnneB
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

R & D has a nice environment and it nice weather the outdoor patio is wonderful. The Thai Noodle Salad is fabulous!

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vipCheryl
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was great. Love the atmosphere also.

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TLCTOO
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wet, rainy cold night in Napa Valley, yet this restaurant was packed with folks having a good time. ( They have a huge patio area that could not be used with the rain). We had a reservation and were seated on time. We were greeted at our table by our server within minutes of being seated. The good service continued through the evening. Excellent preparation of the apps and main courses was had. The sushi menu items were a meal in them selves. A great place to people watch. If you are a walk in, sitting at the bar is entertaining.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We've met another couple at R&D twice now, and both times we had a wonderful experience. Beautiful food presentation and excellent service. A little noisy but talking was not difficult. Both couples drive an hour each way to eat here and it is worth the drive.

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GeorganneD
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Lisa our server was awesome !!

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VeronicaC
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The selections here are always fantastic. Ahi Poke app delicious enough for an entree. Sushi rolls were awesome too. Stop by for lunch and catch their ahi burger it's fantastic and not available for dinner. Wallace our server was too notch !

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pbgick
Toronto
67 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2017
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Enjoyed but just wished we had a different waiter that was more attentive and less stuck up.

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vipLoisK
San Francisco
71 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Salads are as visually impressive as they are fresh and delicious! I am not a fan of raw fish, but the tuna tartare is an often-repeated selection! Same for the yummy kale salad for a side to share!
Very generous portions-
Servers are consistently knowledgeable and personable.

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flex2004
St. Louis
15 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We enjoyed R&D very much.
The service and food was very good

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vipBLoc
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, perfectly prepared. Very attentive service!

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Gordon
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Early lunch, beat the crowds + noise ... Always a good idea to make a reservation

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Zane
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2017
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food came out perfect and quickly. The service was average. Our waitress spilled wine on the table with every pour. The occasion was my wife's birthday. Nothing special was offered for the occasion. The restaurant is very nice and I would recommend it for lunch or dinner.

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Meeyan
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

R+D Kitchen has always been one of our favorite restaurants in Yountville.

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vipLaurie
Dallas
26 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our first time dining at R& D Kitchen and it won't be our last. We had an amazing dinner with even better service. The drinks were perfect and the food outstanding. We didn't get to sit outside due to the weather, but they have a great outdoor bar area to enjoy. We look forward to our next visit to the wine country and will for sure be back to R&D.

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LeneseC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We found our new Favorite restaurant, walking distance to hotels in Yountville
A win, win after a day of wine tasting in
The valley.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great. Food was amazing. Friendly employees. Our waiter offered perfect service and was super friendly.

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viphatcherm
Central Coast
18 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always really good and plated very attractively. It's a treat to enjoy.

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TerryN
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!! Very accommodating to special requests and food restrictions. Highly recommend this establishment

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

R and D does everything right. We eat there almost every week and never tire of it. I especially like the Nigiri and kale salad. My wife prefers the thai beef salad.

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OrlenaP
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2017
Overall2food3service2ambience2

My mother in law was visiting from Boston so we decided to take her to Napa since that's one of her favorite places. This time around we would have to bring along our 15 month old. I researched kid friendly wineries and restaurants and was happy when I saw the R&D kitchen was recommended as a kid friendly restaurant. Upon arrival I was asked to put away my stroller- no big deal as I assumed this kid friendly restaurant would have high chairs. As we waited for our table to be ready my mother in law went outside to take pictures of the restaurant. While taking selfies outside the restaurant she was asked twice by two different employees if she needed any help. Not sure what that was all about. I guess people can't take selfies. Once our table was called we asked for a high chair and the waitress told us that they didn't have any- not even a booster chair. I told them that we had chosen this place because it was kid friendly to which she told me. "We have grilled cheese sandwiches" Are you kidding me?! By then I just wanted to eat as fast as possible and leave since my 15 month old is quite active. We ordered our food which was good for the most part. My mother in law ordered the meatloaf with spinach and mashed potatoes. When the plate arrived the dish had cold Swiss chard... which my MIL hates. It would've been nice if they told her that they had ran out of the spinach. When we asked for a substitution the waitress seemed very annoyed and it was a very awkward situation for all. I could go on and on but I'll just end it by saying that we won't be back. And if you have a toddler think about going somewhere else- unless you really want to try their grilled cheese sandwiches!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2017
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Refined food at breakneck speed!
I chose this place because of the variety on the menu (yay, sushi!) and it seemed less stuffy than other fancy places in Yountville. It has a more casual feel, very lively with the bar and outdoor firepits. We ordered Crush cocktails, which were refreshing, although progressively more sweet. The Spicy Tuna Osaka Style sushi appetizer was fresh, balanced and delicious. We shared the wild mushroom meatloaf (which was hearty, though the mushrooms were a bit lost) but the meatloaf was completely overshadowed by the Crispy Chicken Sandwich, which was amazing. The slaw, spices and chicken worked together perfectly. The only downside was the pace -- all the food came out (and plates cleared) incredibly quickly, with no pause to digest. The waiter dropped off the check before asking about dessert or coffee, (only after we inquired). I think we actually ate too quickly and felt kind of sick from the pace! My partner is from New York so we are used to snappy service, but this was more brisk than a NY Deli, and ended up working against the experience. I'd return, but not for a romantic dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hubby and I came for an early Valentine's lunch and we were very impressed. It was close to Chandon, where he took me champagne tasting, so the location was perfect! The ambiance is great and service outstanding. Our waiter was very attentive and polite and the food was delicious. I had the Veggie Sandwich and I was very pleasantly surprised at how good it was! Everything tasted so fresh and didn't sit heavy in the stomach. I would definitely recommend dining at R+D and I plan to return in the near future!

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DAVIDI
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a weekend get away for our family and wanted to have a nice lunch. This place hit all the spots, menu had some good diversity including sandwiches and salads, pretty nice ambiance and location. The Chicken and Carnitas sandwiches were great in flavor, look,etc. The Thai salad was so fresh , including the mangoes.

To end we had some espresso and excellent carrot cake. The cake was so light and the texture was impressive

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R+D Kitchen - Yountville offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (707) 945-0920.

R+D Kitchen - Yountville is rated 4.5 stars by 791 OpenTable diners.