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RESULTS: The Best Fine Dining in Davis is...

Vote for your favorite special-occasion restaurant and post a review in our directory.

Winner: After a late surge in voter support, the newest dining locale on the list came out on top. Congratulations to !  

“Our house has a great atmosphere!” said commenter Cindi Johnson. “The food is fantastic, and always enjoy their specials. The service and the people are wonderful and I always feel welcomed when I go there to eat or just sit down at the bar for a cocktail.” 

Visit  and give them a review. Or, next time you're thinking about a special night on the town, keep them in mind. 

"[I] was surprised how much I enjoyed a simple little home made marshmallow smoore," said David Martin in a four-star review of the . "But be sure to start with the Ahi Poke, yum."

Other high vote-getters were and . View full results below. Stay tuned, because next week we'll be looking for the "Best Kids' Birthday Spot." 

Original Story: Get ready, Davis: It’s time for a fine-dining face off.

We put together this list of special-occasion restaurants based largely on your suggestions. Now it's time for you to tell us which you like best and why. The contest closes Friday.  

You can vote in a number of ways: Click the restaurant's name below to post a review, leave a comment on this article, or vote in the poll. (All three will factor into the results) 

This gourmet throwdown is part of , in which we post a category each week and you pick the winner from among Davis businesses and organizations. 

We've defined 'fine dining' broadly here—you won't necessarily find tuxedoed waiters serving multiple courses at these restaurants. But they are all places where you might go to celebrate a graduation or impress a date—where the prices for some dishes may be splurgy but the food says, 'We're worth it.' Chain restaurants were excluded. If you think we've left someone out, write them in!

We'll post the winner on Friday, based on your responses. Don't forget to leave a review in our directory by clicking the restaurant's name below; reviewing their listing page counts extra in the tallying.

Now, without further ado, the nominees:

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Note: This poll is not scientific, and is not the sole consideration in choosing a winner. The winner will be determined based on poll results, comments on this page and on ratings and reviews on Patch Places. Hint: The ratings and reviews count extra.

Rebecca Tryon February 27, 2012 at 05:16 PM
The Mustard Seed is quaint, charming, cozy and the food is prepared with skill and consideration. I've had two really enjoyable, delicious meals there. I felt the staff was top-knotch, and the service was impeccable. Their food is head and shoulders above any other Davis restaurant in the fine-dining category. It would be the only fine-dining establishment I'd choose for a special occasion.
Lynn Tracy February 27, 2012 at 09:19 PM
I always choose The Mustard Seed for a special occasion or for any evening when I desire a delicious meal! The ambiance, cuisine, and service are always superb! We are very fortunate to have such a fine restaurant in Davis. Try it tonight; you will be happy you did.
Justin Cox (Editor) February 27, 2012 at 10:24 PM
Good to know! Have you checked out their Davis Patch listing? I'm sure they'd like to hear that in their reviews! http://patch.com/L-qfmT
Justin Cox (Editor) February 27, 2012 at 10:25 PM
I'm kind of ashamed to say, but I've actually never been there. As I told Rebecca, you should let them know what you think on their listing: http://patch.com/L-qfmT
Christian Dumlao February 29, 2012 at 03:33 AM
Mikunis All Day!!! Check out the late niggt menu on thursday! Everyone has a great time!
Harllee Branch February 29, 2012 at 04:37 AM
Osteria Fasulo.
Justin Cox (Editor) February 29, 2012 at 05:40 PM
You should consider giving them a review. I'm sure it'd put a smile on their faces: http://davis.patch.com/listings/osteria-fasulo
Kiara Reed February 29, 2012 at 09:57 PM
Mikuni has the best Sushi in the Sacramento area, it also helps that the service is amazing which can rarely be said for the majority of the other nominees!
Tony Whiteford February 29, 2012 at 10:46 PM
Mikuni Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Bar is far and away the best restaurant in Davis. The sushi is amazing and the staff are incredibly friendly and considerate. It's our family's favorite place to go as well as a great date night destination! Not to mention Thursday night late night is great change of pace. 4 Stars!
Cindi Johnson March 01, 2012 at 06:24 PM
Our house has a great atmosphere! The food is fantastic, and always enjoy there specials. The service and the people are wonderful and i always feel welcomed when i go there to eat or just sit down at the bar for a cocktail. I give excellent review and highest star possible.
Justin Cox (Editor) March 01, 2012 at 11:15 PM
You should review them and let them know how you feel! http://patch.com/L-srhf
Lenna Ontai March 02, 2012 at 05:14 AM
Osteria Fasulo! The staff and owner are warm and welcoming, the food is amazing, the setting is like no other place is the area, and you leave feeling like you have had a completely special experience every time.

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