Although quality dining is available throughout Napa Valley, many consider the village of Yountville a culinary mecca with more Michelin stars than the Milky Way. While on a recent Wine Adventure, I made a quick lunch stop, my first visit, at the R+D Kitchen on the north end of Washington Street.
Park in central Yountville and great restaurants and shopping are only a block or two in any direction. For the more adventurous, walk north along Washington Street through downtown parks and past a few wine tasting rooms (stop as necessary). In a few minutes you’ll reach Madison Street and a cluster of restaurants and shops on the northwest corner. Enter R+D Kitchen from Washington Street or Madison Street.
The restaurant is larger than it appears when driving by (you can see the sign and entrance from Highway 29). There is plenty of seating inside and out. There are also two bars, a large one inside and another outside.
Service is friendly and efficient, you won’t be kept waiting to order and the food is delivered quickly. There were lots of tables available during my visit, but for lunch during the summer and weekend dinners I recommend reservations. Call or reserve on OpenTable (see hours below).
This is a great stop during a Wine Adventure or for a special Napa Valley dining experience.
R+D Kitchen is one of Hillstone Restaurant Group’s 15 brands. Their Bay Area locations also include nearby Rutherford Grill in Rutherford (Napa Valley), the Los Altos Grill in Los Altos (Silicon Valley), Bandera in Sacramento, and Hillstone in San Francisco.
Monday through Thursday: 11:30am to 9:30pm
Friday and Saturday: 11:00am to 10:30pm
Sunday: 11:00am to 9:30pm