Comfort Suites UC Davis
1640 Research Park Drive
Davis, CA 95618
Phone: (530) 297-1500
Fax: (530) 297-1600
The booths in Caffé Italia are enclosed within trellises and wooden walls, which add to the peace and quiet as you dine. There are no fewer than 19 kinds of three-egg omelets, including the famous "Kitchen Sink" omelet, which depends on the chef's mood. The chefs are always innovating when it comes to main Italian courses. The Italian mainstays are well represented as well, from the lighter Pasta Pomodoro to Lasagne Classic.
Formerly called Murder Burger, Redrum patrons consider this burger joint to be the best in town. Impressive is "The Annihilator," weighing in with one pound of prime cut meat, all the fixings, and a huge side order of fries. You can choose from a variety of fixings, from barbeque sauce to jalapeno peppers and pesto. Other burgers include the Veggie, Pattymelt and the Turkey burger. For those wishing to broaden their culinary experience, an Ostrich burger is offered. Pastrami, fish and real chicken sandwiches are also popular. The menu offers a large variety of potato and veggie side dishes.
Don't expect a lot when you enter Tucos Wine Market and Cafe. A wine tasting place and restaurant, it's got loads of bottles arranged on shelves, large wine coolers and a multifunctional bar. The food here is organic and the portions are large. Wine-tasting can be a lot of fun here, with four different wines to sample at a very low price. This is as simple as it gets.
The decor is well lit and pleasant here, featuring off-white floor tiles that extend up the sides of the raised booths. The menu at Kathmandu Kitchen is quite extensive. Expect to spend a long time lingering over successive courses offered for many meals. Appetizers include the house specialty, Jingha Til-Tinka (deep-fried prawns coated with sesame seeds). Seafood courses also include many types of prawns. Vegetarians will find an extensive choice of dishes. A main course of lamb can be served in many ways, including the traditional lamb curry, or tandoori-style.
Bistro 33 has brought a trendy touch and a hip ambiance to the quiet of Davis. It serves up all-American fare that ranges from salads, pizzas, burgers and barbecues, to sandwiches, fish and pasta—and everything is simply delicious! Vegetarians can go for tofu, salads, and soyabean steaks. The staff is knowledgeable and friendly. Go the 33 way—with 33 dishes, if you will!
All stir-fried and pan-fried dishes are cooked in canola oil and MSG is not used in the preparation of menu items. The Pad Thai Noodles are made with chicken, sprouts, prawns, tofu, egg, chives and peanuts. All dishes on the menu retain their traditional Thai names; however, the menu does have English subtitles. At this dining spot, you can request that the temperature (in terms of spiciness) be adjusted according to your taste; for example, from mild to very hot.
Surrounding Little Prague in the low-slung bungalow building is a flagstoned patio with open fireplaces and tables with umbrellas. The main dining room is festooned with glass-fronted cabinets that house all sorts of whimsical Czech knick-knacks. The Czech decor and furnishings are not a coincidence, as the proprietors hail from that land. The menu is liberally laced with memorable features of Czech heritage. All pastries and bread are homemade in the onsite bakery. Eating here is a culinary journey not to be missed.
Regarded by many Davis residents as the best Thai food in town, Sophia's Thai Kitchen and Bar is often packed to the brim. Soft lighting and dark wood set the tone of the decor inside, while a high window overlooks a shaded courtyard where outdoor dining is available year-round. All the dishes on the menu reflect the chef's native Thai heritage and flair for spice, and the variety of fresh ingredients go a long way in creating that memorable flavor. Be sure to start off the meal with some of the "Appi-Thai-zers," especially the specialty Tod Mun corn fritters. Other specials include the sour-and-spicy soups, Boss' Favorite Green Curry, and Basil with Peanut Sauce. The restaurant also has a popular bar adjoining it, so drinks are available during dinner.
For a taste of authentic Mexican cookery, this, the oldest taqueria (Mexican restaurant) in Davis is the place to go. The menu consists of typical tacos, burritos and tortas, with some rather exotic ingredient choices including cabeza (beef head). The appetizers include an interesting shrimp cocktail, the sauce of which has a hot peppery tang. The breakfast menu is more extensive than offered in most Mexican taquerias and includes eggs any way you want them, a variety of meats, rice, beans and tortillas.
Sudwerk is a great place to catch a fast meal and some beer! Copper-colored kettles and huge circular structured seats make up the decor. The ambiance is very unruly, with noise levels touching the top of the decibel chart! The food is all German and you should give the sausages, burgers and sandwiches a try. While you're in the lobby gulping the food down, walk over to the bar for some exquisite Sudwerk beer. All the beer is brewed in accordance with "Reinheitsgebot”—the German purity law. It can get boisterous in here, but that's the fun of it all!
Take a window side seat at the Silver Dragon, with a view of the tree lined street outside. The lunch menu is as good as the view. With Kung Pao, Curry, Cashew and Hot Garlic Chicken, to name a few, as well as chicken soup; and the Silver Wrapped Chicken a specialty appetizer. Beef and shrimp are presented in almost as diverse an array of dishes. The obligatory Foo Young, Mu Shu, Chow Mein and Chow Fun are served in a variety of dishes as well.
The coffee is always fresh here at Mishka's Cafe, thanks to the ancient gigantic coffee grinder/roaster sitting amidst the tables in this busy cafe. There is an eclectic mix of sandwiches and salads as well as calzones, wraps, ice cream, smoothies and Italian sodas among other delicacies. In addition to the aroma of coffee the atmosphere is culturally spiced up with local musicians playing favorite numbers.