Our March Featured Destination is R+D Kitchen in Yountville, Napa Valley. R+D serves a wide range of dishes that pair well with their solid collection of local wines. If you’ve seen the name before, it’s because R+D Kitchen is a Hillstone Group restaurant with additional R+D locations in Dallas, Texas and Newport Beach and Santa Monica in California. Hillstone also operates over a dozen other multi-location eateries, including the popular Rutherford Grill just a few minutes north, also on Highway 29.
The restaurant has two bars, a long bar inside and a shorter bar outside in the courtyard. Food service is available at both. There are also a few high bar-style tables (seat four) and a scattering of Adirondack chairs in the courtyard – a perfect place to enjoy the fresh air while waiting for a table or for open-air dining or sipping.
The food is classic wine country – lots of fresh salads, classic sandwiches, fish, steak and more. Local wines are available on-tap, by the glass, or in the bottle. Service is always excellent.
Although a wildly popular spot with locals and wine country visitors, seating is mostly fixed booths and not flexible. Parties of 2 – 4 will be easy to seat, but larger groups can’t be accomodated at a single table.