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About 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.

6795 Washington St
Yountville, CA 94599
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Californian, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:


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

Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm

Cross Street:
Madison

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(707) 945-0920

Website:
http://www.hillstone.com/

Executive Chef:
Brian Stefano

Additional:
Bar Dining, BYO Wine, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Takeout, View

R+D Kitchen - Yountville Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

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4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

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Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Lunch (958)
Fit for Foodies (856)
Great for Outdoor Dining (814)
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Neighborhood Gem (581)
Good for Groups (521)
Hot Spot (509)
Vibrant Bar Scene (478)
Special Occasion (409)
Notable Wine List (343)
Romantic (263)
Great for Brunch (253)
Kid-friendly (210)
Scenic View (164)
Late-night Find (108)
Casual (58)
Good for a Date (45)
Creative Cuisine (40)
Worth the Drive (40)
Good for Anniversaries (38)
Fun (38)
Comfort Food (36)
Bar Seating (34)
Good for Birthdays (34)
Cozy (25)
Business Meals (23)
Sunday Lunch (23)
People Watching (20)
Healthy (19)
Outstanding Value (18)
Handcrafted Cocktails (16)
Local Ingredients (16)
Happy Hour (12)
Quick Bite (10)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Seasonal (9)
Good Vegetarian Options (9)
Organic (8)
Authentic (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Live Sports (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Great Beer (5)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Spicy (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Disabled Access (2)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 15, 2017

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.

Tags: Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Casual, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 8, 2017

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

Tags: Comfort Food, Business Meals, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 24, 2017

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.

Tags: Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 21, 2017

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

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·Dined on March 19, 2017

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.

Tags: Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Fun, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Healthy, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on March 19, 2017

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!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Casual, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 17, 2017

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

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Little Rock)·Dined on March 16, 2017

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.

Tags: Casual, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Dallas)·Dined on March 12, 2017

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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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on March 11, 2017

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

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Casual, People Watching, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 9, 2017

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

Tags: Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Great for Lunch, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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·Dined on March 8, 2017

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!

Tags: Healthy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 7, 2017

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.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 6, 2017

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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 4, 2017

Service and food was great. Love the atmosphere also.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 4, 2017

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.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 4, 2017

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.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 4, 2017

Excellent food. Lisa our server was awesome !!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 3, 2017

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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 (Toronto)·Dined on March 3, 2017

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, People Watching, Good for a Date, Fun, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 3, 2017

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.

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on March 2, 2017

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

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 25, 2017

Delicious food, perfectly prepared. Very attentive service!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 25, 2017

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

Tags: Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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 (Houston)·Dined on February 19, 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 19, 2017

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

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on February 18, 2017

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.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 18, 2017

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

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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·Dined on February 15, 2017

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

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on February 15, 2017

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

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Organic, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Fun, Casual, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 13, 2017

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

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Casual, Outstanding Value, Great for Outdoor Dining, Organic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 13, 2017

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.

Tags: Spicy, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 12, 2017

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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 11, 2017

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.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 11, 2017

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!

Tags: Fun, Romantic, Outstanding Value
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 11, 2017

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

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 10, 2017

Love the Thai tuna roll!! Great outdoor seating!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Fun, Casual, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 7, 2017

I love R+D Kitchen. It's a great place with consistently excellent food and service. Their cocktails are excellent as well. It is noisy so conversation is tough, but that's the only thing I would change about it.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 28, 2017

Food was delicious, service was outstanding (thank you Lisa). We will see you again soon.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 27, 2017

We had all ordered different type meals. And we all loved our choices! One had the hamburger a very picky person and she loved it. One a carnitas sandwich he loved it. One a Thai steak salad looked amazing and she loved it. One sushi roll, a little small but loved it. And I ordered the cashew kale salad which was great. Everyone went away very happy!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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