The Mustard Seed
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Herb- & Mustard-Crusted Rack of Lamb*
Zinfandel sauce, potato croquette, roasted vegetables
light soy vinaigrette
red coconut curry sauce, California black rice
The food and service at the Mustard Seed are consistently very good!
Excellent food and service every time. A bit pricy, but worth every penny.
Some of the best food in Davis. The scallops in particular are excellent.
Our first restaurant dinner since COVID began, and it could not have been more perfect. Thank you.
We met friends for a meal, and found the ambiance and service just right for us. Their outdoor dining area is covered, comfortable and pleasant. Our waiter was friendly and helpful, but never rushed us as we enjoyed our conversation.
The food was well-prepared and well-presented. It is not inexpensive, but there quality of the food and environment made it worthwhile.
We’ll be back.
Always meets our expectations.
Davisites needs a good restaurant like this for our special occasions such as birthdays and anniversaries
The staff was friendly and attentive and the food was incredible. We had the rack of lamb, the steak and pork loin. The Tomato Bisque was excellent as an appetizer. Everything we had was excellent.
The Mustard Seed always meets expectations. The menu is standard for California cuisine but the preparation and presentation make the dining experience well worth it.
Delicious rack of lamb with all sides excellent. The starter salad of spinach and Asian pear was perfect.
Waitress went above and beyond. Wine was off so she opened a second bottle and it was the same. The 3rd truly as the charm. . Brava!
Food was great ,lovely place ,nice setting staff friendly
The parmesan "chip" on the cesar salad was impossible to cut and a waste of time.
Looking for a place to dine with my friend for lunch. Davis was a midway point to meet. Found The Mustard Seed online and it looked great. Menu was really good with variety. Had the crab cake salad and it was excellent. Their gazpacho soup was also amazing! Next time I am in Davis I will definitely return to this restaurant. The servers were so polite and friendly. It is a true gem of a restaurant!
Great food, but saw prices went up. A couple visits I've had to hunt down someone to take our order or bring our drinks after an extended period. Difficult to have a business or important dinner as service is not predictable. I realize a shortage of people and training and feel it will improve. I recommend based on the food, be prepared to be patient.
Excellent food. No air conditioning in the section we were seated.
Our first visit - such a lovely restaurant and so friendly. I can see this becoming our goto spot when we are visiting Davis!
This was a cute restaurant in Davis. It serves sandwiches and salads for lunch. I’d like to try their dinner dishes sometime.
Food was excellent, if not a little dated. Understaffed so service was very slow- needed to ask for beverages, first course….we were very patience as we are fully aware of staff storages due to the pandemic. I was pleased to see that they were busy and that the food was tasty.
I intended to finish only half my chicken-apple-Brie sandwich but Oh my goodness. It was just fantastic!
Birthday lunch for a friend. Everything was excellent. We had the Cobb salad and the almond curry tuna salad. Both were wonderful. For dessert we had raspberry sorbet. Best we’ve ever had. Real berries inside and the plating was beautiful.
Highly recommend Mustard Seed!
The food was excellent, as always, but the service was slow. When we first arrived, we waited almost 15 minutes to get a glass of water. The whole lunch lasted well over two hours and I was worried about getting a ticket. (I didn't -- whew!)
But I need to reiterate, the food was superb.
Lovely evening out. Delicious food. Thank you for helping us celebrate.
Mustard Seed is popular for lunch, although the menu is limited to sandwiches (inventive combinations), starters and soup. The service was good; fast and friendly. The food was attractive and tasty, especially the crab cakes.
After a long COVID drought, it was very nice to dine outside in the cozy courtyard. We arrived on time and were seated immediately. The service was attentive and accurate, and the food was excellent. A very fine experience.
Great meal, salads delicious, entrees of lamb rack, grilled pork and duck breast perfectly cooked-all sides were excellent
Great food, ambience and awesome service. Very attentive and friendly. Will be coming back!
I love Mustard Seed! The food is always excellent
Here's the thing about my recent visit. I have been to Mustard Seed several times since I moved to Yolo County. I usually order the duck, but the last time I ordered that dish, I wasn't even convinced it was duck. So this time, I ordered rack of lamb. AND I ordered it to be cooked Medium Rare leaning toward the Rare side. When my dinner came there wasn't even a hint of pink on the lamb. Instead, it was a very, very well done brown. I showed the server who agreed it was well done. The overcooked lamb was virtually flavorless.
Server did not offer to replace the lamb. Management did not offer a discount. This makes me sad because I try to support the small struggling restaurants in the area.
But I will not go back again.
Consistently good food – scallops and salmon dish is always excellent (and the gazpacho is back). Modest selection of fairly priced good wines. Great service! Outside patio is nice.
I love the Mustard Seed!!
Absolutely outstanding! The service was prompt and thorough and friendly. Professional without being stuffy. And the food was perfect. We look forward to returning.
Great place for special occasions. Delicious food,
Nicely prepared and presented. Service is wonderful and outdoor patio is an intimate dinning experience.
First time and will return
We have been here many times now. Great food and gret people working there. zmy father is 94 they have accommodated him everytime. Thank you.
Chicken in my salad was very tough otherwise everything else was good. Thank you.
Excellent food and service. Will definitely be back.
Treating a colleague
The food is delectable. We enjoyed our visit very much. Staff did their best despite a large party slowing service. The food tho was very much the wait.
Food is really excellent. By far the best in Davis. Very comfortable patio seating and attentive service. Highly recommend.
this is a wonderful place . from arrival to departure the staff/owners were amazing. the food was delicious & beautiful . i can’t wait to go back again
The Mustard Seed offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (530) 758-5750.
The Mustard Seed is rated 4.7 stars by 1302 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.