District American Kitchen and Wine Bar
District American Kitchen and Wine Bar

District American Kitchen and Wine Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.districtrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: (602) 817-5400
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Monday - Sunday: 6:30- 11:00 a.m.

    Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.;

    Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00 - 9:30 p.m.;

    Happy Hour: Monday-Saturday 3-7 p.m.;

    Reverse Happy Hour: Monday-Saturday 10 p.m.-Close

    Sunday's Half Priced Bottles of Wine
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Entertainment:
    THURSDAY'S WITH DJ ELISE WELCH FROM 5PM-9PM;

    FRIDAY'S WITH DJ JARED ALAN FROM 10PM-2AM;

    SATURDAY'S LIVE JAZZ FROM 8PM-12AM

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Van Buren
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: With purchase of an entree we validate up to 3 hours.
A word from District American Kitchen and Wine Bar
District American Kitchen and Wine Bar is designed to meld into the fabric of the downtown Phoenix core, embracing its inherent energy with open-air patio seating, live entertainment, local artwork and First Friday presence. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, District supports local food purveyors, offering a wide selection of sophisticated yet accessible regional fare as well as the best of American wines, micro-brew beers and classic cocktails. Patrons can expect new twists on traditional favorites, wine pairings, and small plates all enjoyed in a comfortable yet metropolitan setting.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
District American Kitchen and Wine Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
53 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.3
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (24)good for groups (22)special occasion (21)vibrant bar scene (17)romantic (14)great for lunch (10)neighborhood gem (9)notable wine list (9)late-night find (5)hot spot (5)great for outdoor dining (5)great for brunch (4)scenic view (1)Show More
  • best bargain in Downtown Phoenix for lunch.
    Margaret
    Dined on 11/24/2014
    Salmon is my favorite--but it's all good. The tomato soup/grilled cheese is great "comfort food" lunch.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pre theater dining
    Dineinaz
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    Just a few steps away from Herberger Theater with special quick menu offerings for theater attendees
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pre-theater winner
    ScottsdaleRichVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    District is the most reliable dining sport for pretheater and preconcert diners. They have a great prix fix and other options to reduce the cost of your meal. The food is good and sometimes even shines. The service is friendly and efficient. The noise level is surprisingly low for a hotel/lobby restaurant. The salmon is always a winner while occasional listings like the scallops and the duck have been quite good.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Downtown Restaurant
    PaulVIP
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Was staying at the Sheraton so the District (their internal restaurant) was the best choice. I had never been here before so I was quite impressed with the service, wine selection, and quality of the food. All was served hot and on time. I had 3 dining associates and all commented on the quality of the food and the excellent preparation. I will return here in the future. I do recommend reservations via Open Table or directly through the restaurant website.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Was not greeted by front host properly
    DIsappointed
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    My first impression was the host. 2 ladies who for I had to wait for them to finish their conversation before they greeted me. NO smile or hello, not welcoming. Table for 2 people was uncomfortably long and made it difficult for me to hear my wife over the room noise. Waitress was excellent. Steak was tasty but did not have option for filet mignon or something of better quality. Would not go again. They offered some cheap price menu - but for me it was not about price but for quality. Furthermore no one asked me for my star card to get points.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding service and food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    We enjoyed a drink at the bar first with great happy hour specials. Our meal in the dining room was delicious. Our server was not only prompt and extremely knowledgable about the menu but was also friendly and personable. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Special Occasion
    JoePM
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    My partner and I had just married, and we had our first dinner here as a married couple. It was very special and the service made it even more special. Would recommend for any special occasion or just a night out on the town.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pre-theatre
    ATCgoer
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    The food was good, and quickly served to make it to the theatre on time.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pre-Theater Dining
    RuthinAZVIP
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Four of us had dinner before a play and all of us ordered from the pre-theater menu. Two had the salmon which was cooked perfectly and had a sweet glaze. The portions were very large. We also had a risotto side which was delicious. It had some asparagus in it and I thought they were smart to serve it in a ramekin which was a perfect size as it was rich. The other two diners had the short ribs and they both liked it. It also was a good size portion. The meal came with a glass of wine or beer or soda. Service was very good and we will definitely return. We also got 3 hours of free parking at the Sheraton.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FoodFan
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    District is a large restaurant with a busy bar, at least on the midweek evening we were there. As a party of five, we selected a far corner to be able to converse. This was pretty unsuccessful; we were not able to hear one another without straining both our vocal chords and our ears. The food and service were both good. The food was actually very good, we all became members of the clean plate club. Creative cocktails, although a touch skimpy, were intriguing and well crafted. I would recommend District, but apprise of the noise and activity level.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food
    TjcoleVIP
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    A wonderful choice for a business lunch as well as large parties.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    the cedar plank salmon was delicious; the harvest salad needs revisiting. It was at best ordinary and maybe a little less than that.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • large restaurant, very good food
    BobFromOhioVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    My wife and I dined at District American Kitchen on a recent conference trip to Phoenix. This is a huge restaurant (but nicely divided into smaller areas) with large glass windows and an attractive decor. It has a good wine list, with most wines priced very affordably at $40 or less. On this visit my wife had the maple planked salmon with asparagus risotto, and I had the halibut fish & chips with truffle fries -- both excellent. The only slight downside to our visit was that our server was overly busy when we arrived so after 15 minutes the manager finally came over to take our drink order. Otherwise, though, the service was excellent and our server was clearly prepared to answer questions or offer advice on the menu.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great choice
    jpnag
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Wonderful food and atmosphere. We sat outside and had a great experience. Lots of gluten free and vegan options too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant Week Find
    Peggy
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Wanted a Restaurant near the Phoenix Theater for a dinner before the show. Four of us ate the Restaurant week menu, and it was delicious. I would definitely return when in downtown PHX. Parking in Hotel garage was validated by the server, a plus.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loved it!
    newintown
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    My fiance and I went for restaurant week. Everything was amazing and the service was impeccable. We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Divine Expereince
    CandiceVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Amazing food beautiful setting fun surprises and excellent service
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful dinner at the district!
    Skimom
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Friendly service, great wine, excellent food. Very reasonable prices for a fabulous tenderloin. Definitely save room for the S'mores Creme Broule!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    koalaVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    While new to the area, it seemed that things around the Arizona Center were quiet on this friday night. Perhaps that's common during summer. This restaurant is actually in the Sheraton hotel across the street, I didn't know that, because typically I avoid hotel restaurants. The food was fantastic! Loved everything we had to eat and drink (calamari, citrus salad, duck, Lavender Thomas collins, and a glass of pinot noir). Service was very good also. Vibe was closer to quiet as it's a huge place that wasn't too busy, but music was enjoyable and not too loud for conversation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Spot for Dowtown Pre-Show
    MelodyVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Been twice, pre show. Great food both times. My husband loved the Shrimp Risotto (side dish). I had a perfectly cooked rib eye with a delicious sauce. We had great service. Our waiter explained that all food is American (thus the name!) and the Chef tries to select local foods. We passed on dessert, which sounded fun, but enjoyed the cotton candy! Fun meal ender!! Now, the criticism. The designer of the restaurant did a terrible job! The tables are skinny and long so you feel like you are miles from your dinner partner and you get the sense that your food might fall off the side of the table!! The seating like lounge seating, real low and wrong back pitch for dining. The tables are too high for the seating.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Quiet dining
    HeatherGVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We have heard wonderful things about this restaurant. The service was great. The food was exceptional and both our steaks were cooked to perfection. They use house grown herbs from their 4th floor herb garden. They have a large restaurant but there were not many patrons. I have no idea why! We will be back regularly. Truly a hidden gem.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    kate
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    District is a great spot in downtown Phoenix. Everything about our recent dining experiance was perfect. The food was fresh and tastey, the service was spot on, and the ambience relaxing yet vibrant. Ps.Request to sit in Alexis's section. You won't be disappointed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Nice Find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    This is an outstanding value for downtown Phoenix. Really amazing food and forget about the price next to entrees. Everything was $22. Great preparation. Great wait staff. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 30 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 406 reviews are from the District American Kitchen and Wine Bar reviews archive.
  • Joey
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Nice modern decor. Waitress was really friendly. We all enjoyed our entrees and drinks! It wasn't too crowded so the noise level was great and it was easy to carry on a vacation. The $22 summer special was a great find. We will be back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Would go again . . .
    sheaz
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    We enjoyed our dinner before a show. The choices on the menu were good, the food we had was delivered promptly, looked appetizing and was very good. The staff recognized our need to keep time and we really appreciated their consideration. We will have no problem going here again!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ehhh
    honzo427
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    We were seated promptly and received great service, at the beginning. We then sat for 20 minutes with no one coming to our table. We had to ask for a server and that still took another ten minutes. The drinks were great, when they got it correct. If it wasn't for the fact that I was with the most beautiful woman in the world, the review would be lower. Sorry.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Unexpected Find in Phoenix
    FoodLuvRVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    I could not believe we were lucky enough to find this gem at the Phoenix Sheraton Hotel. The restaurant was hidden to say the least, I did not find it until day two however it was worth it. All entrees on the dinner menu were $22. I had the grilled beef tenderloin with Yukon gold potatoes, grilled asparagus with a red wine demi glace while my hubby had the Ribeye and fries. Everything was cooked to perfection. The tenderloin was juicy with a mouth watering glace. I could not get enough nor rave enough about this find. We were having a late dinner on Saturday night and had he pleasure of a live band playing while we eat. Excellent singer and band. If you are in Downtown Phoenix this is a must go to. You will not be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place
    RestaurantfanVIP
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Lunch for $10 and under and can compete with any high-end restaurant. The risotto is my favorite on the planet, the bugers and tots are amazing, the service is great. Highly recommend for business meetings or large groups.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Solid Restaurant in Center City PHX
    ParentWhoLikesFineDining
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    The District has been consistent in presenting good food and atmosphere. Ample views of the city allow nature light to pour over its crisp interior decor. Although it is associated with a hotel, it's cuisine is not as bland as many hotel kitchens offer. Although the service was very good, one should not expect a "foodie" experience--it's just not that formal of a setting. However, for a family with young (reasonably behaved) children, it is a step up from the noisy franchised restaurants that families often endure. The nothing-over-$9-at-noon lunch menu is also budget-friendly. Also, they had a really good Easter Brunch! For parents who were previously foodies (BK) who like ambience in a family-friendly setting, this is the perfect spot.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent before show at USAir
    mhkolmanVIP
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    Six of us went before a show at US Airways Center. We were served promptly and it was an easy walk to the show. But more importantly, the food was excellent. The sandwiches are gone, but the $22 for any entree is great and they were all prepared well and were very tasty. The fish was especially good. Very pleasant experience overall
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous for pre-theatre dining
    pickyeater2
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Took my adult grandchildren before the Disney Symphony program. With validated parking in the Sheraton and special pricing on the menu, it was a good deal. Food was excellent. Service friendly and prompt. Would recommend to anyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • repeat customer
    Lee123VIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    I have been to District several times for dinner, and it never fails to impress. The services is very attentive, but not in your face! The food was delicious and served in a nice relaxed pace. Any time I have tickets to the Phoenix Symphony or to the Theater, I will continue to go to District before the show!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Surprisingly high price
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Very disappointing. I had seen the Happy Hour prices and hadn't realized that these were valid in the bar only. We decided to stay in the restaurant area because the entrees were $22 each. However, we didn't see the price of the beer on tap. These must have been $10 each because our total was more than $80 for two meals with two drinks each. These were beers that most other restaurants and bars charge $5 for on a daily basis. Also, the food was good and presented well but the portions were very small. I had salmon and it was definitely the smallest piece of salmon that I have ever been served. It did come with a very good asparagus risotto that deserves an honorable mention.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • slipping.....
    DonnaVIP
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    I have been eating here since it opened and my latest experience was horrible. I was with a client who had not been here before. When his food came he politely asked "where is my salmon"? the piece he got was so small it was done in 3 bites. And it was nothing special. He ended up having to ask for bread to fill him up. My trio was blah. the chicken soup was lukewarm and the kale chopped salad was certainly not a "chopped" salad. Very disappointing. I have always enjoyed taking clients here and the food has always been fun and different, but I will be checking out new places to go to if this continues to be the normal here.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious!
    Phoenixvisitor
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    I visited District for the first time during restaurant week. Their staff was wonderful, the food just outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Perfect for theater going
    njfranVIP
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Almost always eat at District when going to downtown theater events. Never fails!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Brazilian Visitors
    Jeff
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    Two Brazilian visitors and I had a fabulous dinner at District. Beef entrees were well-received; my salmon on a cedar plank was delicious. The cheese/broccoli/potato creation that accompanied the salmon was unbelievably tasty. The three of us enjoyed Cadillac margaritas, and I later enjoyed a server-recommended reposado tequila I had not heard of before. Great night. Many thanks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wasn't what I expected
    JeneatsworldVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    This is a very attractive restaurant with average food quality. I expected this restaurant to deliver more than it did from some of the articles I had read about it. My family and I went for dinner on Mothers day and it was almost deserted. We had a reservation that we did not need. Could just be because it was Mothers Day in downtown Phoenix which was very quiet. I had the short ribs which were super tender/tasty and the stand out item among 4 dishes for the night.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Pre theater or symphony
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Food is good. Service is excellent. Good spot before going to the theater or symphony in downtown.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great place to eat pre-theater
    BizGal
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    We went before a Herberger performance. The food was great and the service even better. They also have a great prix fixe menu and plenty of gluten free options.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.