Aged for almost 30 years in the Napa Valley... Since its beginnings as a local gathering spot over 29 years ago, Mustards Grill has blossomed into a ... More
Aged for almost 30 years in the Napa Valley... Since its beginnings as a local gathering spot over 29 years ago, Mustards Grill has blossomed into a destination for all who appreciate memorable food, superb wines and a warm welcome. Mustards food is Chef/Owner Cindy Pawlcyn's mix of American regional dishes with global influences. The list of Way Too Many Wines represents the best from appellations throughout California and the New World. Mustards is an American Grill, featuring flavors from around the globe. The wood-burning grill produces such favorites as Cindy's famous Mongolian Pork Chop, chipotle -rubbed Quail, and the 1/2 pound Niman Ranch hamburger. The oakwood smoker fills the restaurant with aromas of BBQ baby back ribs and tea-smoked Peking duck. Specialties include Seared Ahi Tuna on sesame crackers and Crispy Calamari tossed with curried slaw. The eclectic wine list features hard to find gems from California, the American Northwest, & South America.
I went to Mustard's Grill last year and had a wonderful experience. It was one of the reasons we wanted to return this year, but the experience was disappointing. The food is good, but there are so many other really good restaurants in the area. It really was the service that I found to be lacking. The first time we were there, the food server was very attentive, as was the bus service. The manager even stopped by to see how things were going. This time our waitress seemed to disappear before the end of our meal. I ordered coffee and asked to see the dessert menu, which she brought. However, by the time I ordered my dessert, I had finished the cup of coffee and would have liked a refill. She didn't deliver the dessert, another server did. It wasn't until she brought us the check that she asked me if I wanted another cup of coffee. By that time, I just wanted to leave. The manager never stopped by, although he was roaming the floor. When we left, no one said good-bye or thank you. Perhaps, I'm being petty, but it's the attention to these details that make a great restaurant stand out; hence, I wouldn't call this a great restaurant.