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Medical treatment at UC Davis next week - any good restaurants nearby?

mansfield May 27, 2010 11:55 AM

We just found out that a team of different types of vet. dr.s have agreed to see our very sick puppy next Tuesday, so we will be driving from SF to UC Davis. I have never been to that area.

It will be my husband's 50th birthday, so I would like to enjoy a nice lunch (nothing fancy needed - just good food as opposed to mediocre food). Anyone have any ideas? We are having an Italian dinner back in SF with friends, so preferably not Italian. I am 8 months pregnant so Sushi and most fish is out.

Many thanks in advance.

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    bclevy Jun 6, 2010 11:27 PM

    One more option. In the off-chance that your husband is a beer
    lover, there is also Sudwerk Restaurant & Brewery. The beer is
    pretty good (particularly the Hefe Weizen, the Marzen, and Mai Bock)
    but the food is, well, very germanic. But is you stick to salads and
    grilled sausages (they have a wide selection) a decent lunch
    can be had with the beer.

    Sudwerk Restaurant & Brewery
    2001 2nd St, Davis, CA 95618

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      souvenir Jun 6, 2010 02:38 PM

      I have had nice lunches at Tucos Wine Market and Cafe. I found a recent menu posted here:

      Second choice would be Seasons, third would be Bistro 33 if it is moderate enough to eat outside on their lovely patio.

      Happy early birthday to your husband, and hope the visit helps your puppy. -sou

      Bistro 33
      226 F Street, Davis, CA 95618

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        goodfeeder Jun 6, 2010 10:11 AM

        Most UC Davis medical treatments are done at the huge hospital complex on Stockton St. in Sacramento; you might want to check where your test will be performed.

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        1. re: goodfeeder
          PeterL Jun 6, 2010 11:01 AM

          It's for their dog, so it's at the Vet School at Davis.

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          restaurantconnect Jun 6, 2010 06:59 AM

          try fuzio new space in downtown consistently good food.

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            bclevy May 29, 2010 06:13 PM

            Roughly speaking, in Davis I would recommend Osteria Fasulo (fancy Italian
            restaurant) and Aioli Bodega Espanola (spanish) at the high end (both pricy but
            high quality). Then in the upper mid-range I would recommend Bistro 33,
            Cafe Bernardo, and Seasons (all California fusion type restaurants), Ketmoree
            (Thai) and Village Pizza and Grill (has also fish, meat and pasta dishes besides pizza).
            All are pretty good. The service at Village Pizza can be slow, but the food is always
            quite good.

            Osteria Fasulo
            2657 Portage Bay E Ste 8, Davis, CA 95616

            Aioli Bodega Espanola
            , Davis, CA 95616

            Bistro 33
            226 F Street, Davis, CA 95618

            Cafe Bernardo
            234 D St, Davis, CA 95616

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              gmk1322 May 27, 2010 01:35 PM

              I would suggest Tazzina Bistro for lunch in Woodland (about 10 min North of Davis). I've had good experience with their entrees, but dessert is definitely hit-or-miss. Where are you traveling from and what time of day since this could bring Sacramento stops into play.

              Tazzina Bistro
              614 Main St, Woodland, CA 95695

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              1. re: gmk1322
                mansfield May 27, 2010 02:51 PM

                Thanks. We will be driving up from Southern Marin in the wee hours of the morning. We hope to be done with the dr.s around 1230, and then will be driving back to Southern Marin.

                1. re: gmk1322
                  woodlandkate Jun 7, 2010 10:36 AM

                  I strongly second this! I've lived in Davis and Woodland for the last 11 years, and I think Tazzina Bistro is the real standout. It's only about a 10 minute drive north on the 113- totally worth the detour. Great sandwiches and salads on the lunch menu, as well as an amazing quiche.

                  Hope your puppy is doing better soon!

                  Tazzina Bistro
                  614 Main St, Woodland, CA 95695

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