“Mustards Grill was named for the wild mustard flowers that bloom in the vineyards every spring, which help to nourish the soil. Mustard is an integral part of Napa Valley's wine growing diversity, makes for one heck of a condiment, and doesn't look too shabby in the springtime either!”
“After 30 years of feeding Napa Valley and its visitors, Mustards Grill is still the hub of the food and wine community where winemakers lunch with truckers and chefs come to dine on their night off. Alternately known as the fancy rib joint with way too many wines, Mustards is still the place to go for a heaping plate of honest American fare with worldly sophistication, washed down with a glass of the valley's finest.”
Cindy Pawlcyn, Owner & Executive Chef
Cindy Pawlcyn, a pioneer in the development of wine country cuisine, is the owner of three of Napa Valley’s beloved restaurants: the legendary Mustards Grill and the eclectic Cindy’s Backstreet Kitchen. Since Mustards opened in 1983, Pawlcyn has been involved in the creation of over a dozen new restaurants in the Bay Area including, Fog City Diner, Bix, Roti, Betelnut, Buckeye Roadhouse and Tra Vigne. Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Pawlcyn grew up in an accomplished culinary family where fresh, seasonal ingredients were an integral part of every meal and supper-time was always family-time. “My parents raised me to appreciate good cooking,” she fondly says of her mother and her father.
Michael Foster, Executive Chef
Michael Foster, an experienced and passionate chef, maintains the position of Executive Chef at Mustards Grill and is proud to be part of Chef/Owner Cindy Pawlcyn’s team. Chef Foster demonstrates a mix of the very best qualities for this job – experience, curiosity and a passion for sharing knowledge. He demonstrates the very highest standards for food quality, food appearance, staff development and guest satisfaction and these are precisely our objectives at Mustards Grill, notes Pawlcyn. “I want every guest at Mustards to have an experience that ultimately becomes part of a cherished memory,” says Foster. “Cindy’s values and priorities over so many years have resulted in an ideal culture where chefs and chef-students cook and create in a highly positive environment.
7399 St. Helena Highway
Napa, CA 94558