R+D Kitchen is located on the north end of downtown Yountville in central Napa Valley, just off Washington Street (Yountville’s main street). The menu includes classic American staples such as burgers, sandwiches, salads, chicken and steaks with a California flavor. If you like sushi, they offer several choices, such as Sashimi with Kale Salad, Coconut Shrimp Roll, Thai Tuna Roll and more. They serve one the best Tuna Tartare dishes in Napa Valley. The atmosphere is wine country casual, prices are moderate and service is excellent. Most of the time you can get a seat without a reservation, though I recommend arriving early for lunch and dinner on weekends.
The wine list features primarily local producers and staff are great with recommendations. Corkage is free for the first bottle, $15 per each additional bottle. They offer many wines by the glass and bottle prices are moderate.
If stopping in for a drink, there is a large indoor bar with televised sports and a smaller bar outside. A large outdoor seating area has bar tables and Adirondack chairs.
Hours: Monday – Thursday 11:30am to 9:30pm; Friday & Saturday 11am to 10pm; Sunday 11am to 9:30pm.
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.