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: 6028175400x
  • 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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District American Kitchen and Wine Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
50 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
82% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (21)good for groups (15)great for lunch (15)vibrant bar scene (11)neighborhood gem (10)special occasion (8)great for brunch (7)hot spot (6)notable wine list (6)romantic (5)late-night find (5)great for outdoor dining (4)kid-friendly (4)scenic view (2)Show More
  • 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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Spot for Dowtown Pre-Show
    Melody
    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
  • 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!
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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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Unexpected Find in Phoenix
    FoodLuvR
    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
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    • 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
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    • 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
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 33 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 19, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 394 reviews are from the District American Kitchen and Wine Bar reviews archive.
  • 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
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    • 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.
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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
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    • 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.
  • Fun place for dinner
    KaraDom
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Our group of 4, plus our 2 month old daughter had a great time at dinner on a Sat evening. Service was great, food was delicious and well priced. The bar was a cool place to hang out before and after we ate. The cotton candy at the end of the meal was a really fun way to end our night.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Late-Night Find, Scenic View, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Downtown Alternative
    craighVIP
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    A great alternative to other downtown restaurants with good food, free parking in the hotel garage, sheltered outside dining, and reasonable prices. Service was slow, but not unreasonable.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the Best!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/21/2014
    The atmosphere whether at lunch or dinner is very note worthy and I recommended this place to many friends and co-workers. I even had my retirement lunch there and everyone loved it. One person had never been and was very pleased with the food an atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Downtown dining
    Kila
    Dined on 4/7/2014
    The District's lunch menu is one of the best in the downtown Phoenix lunch time crowd.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasantly surprised to find
    Kathy
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Pleasantly surprised to find a hotel restaurant with such excellent food and at great prices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service was excellent!
    ScottsdaleSmiley
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Priscilla made our experience excellent. She was busy yet greeted us with a big smile and very thorough explanation of several items. The restaurant was filled with groups yet my husband and I felt very well taken care of by her. The $22 any entree special made the dinner a terrific value. The tenderloin was terrific. Way to go Priscilla for working hard at ASU and bring an excellent waitress and an enthusiastic promoter of District. Thank you. PS. This was our first visit and first time meeting Priscilla. We would go back and ask to be in her section!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Coffee Shop (ish)
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    Not impressed at lunch. Menu looks fabulous with most locally sourced . Food was just so so although could be fabulous if someone in the kitchen actually cared. Shrimp tacos cold and lack luster. White fish sandwich dry and overcooked. Margaritas pretty tasteless and mostly ice in the glass. Come on People......you are in a great location. Just try alittle harder!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/31/2014
    The District's $9 lunch is a gem and never a disappointment! Food is consistently very good and inventive. Never a problem finding something on the menu to suit your taste on any particular day. Best thing this restaurant did and compared to other restaurants in the area, the quality and choices are wayyy up there in comparison to what you get. Portions could be considered small, but realistically, what one should eat to begin with.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service a bit slow for pre-concert
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    We barely made the concert in time due to the process taking a lot longer than expected. I have only been there once, so maybe it was just that night or our server. In addition both my wife and I hate onions and just about everything on the menu has shallots, onions, leeks or some other form of onion in it. Makes the menu pretty small for us selecting the non-onion items.
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Decent downtown fare
    DiningDocsVIP
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    Although service was lackadaisical the food was decent. We enjoyed each dish and the laid back atmosphere. Overall a solid downtown Phoenix choice.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Downtown Resturant
    DateKnight
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Perfect location for a pre game/show/event if you're in the Downtown Phoenix area. The service is good, the food is great and centrally located near a plethora of events and venues. Valet parking is offered and the resturant will validate your ticket for 3 hours.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Theater lovers
    Susie
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    The menu for theater goers is great. No worries about getting to the theater on time
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food and service
    Theater4me
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Hotel restaurants are not always considered the best but this one was worth going to. Food and service was quite good, active bar scene did not intrude on the dining experience. Nice place to have dinner before the theater or symphony which is just a short Waldo away. It was very enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Center Stage menu
    Caroline
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    We thoroughly enjoyed this 2 course menu that included a glass of house wine -- a cab or a chard, and a choice from 4 appetizers and 3 entrees plus the signature cotton candy finish. Just the right amount, perfectly prepared and presented. Service was excellent, from the initial inquiry as to our post-dinner plans -- theater or symphony and curtain time, to the attentiveness given to refilling water glasses and checking on our progress through the two courses. A great way to begin an evening that includes a concert or a play in this part of town!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chopped Salad
    d500d
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    The ingredients were wonderful quality, the dressing light but full of flavor - will definitely have this salad again.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect place to eat before a play
    GrannieAnnie
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    They have a special menu for people who are planning to go to the theater after dinner. It's a special 2-course dinner (wine included!) for $29. 3 choices for each course. Dessert was extra, but the price was still great and the food was seriously good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We will be back!
    Encee
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    Really outstanding service and well-prepared, interesting dishes. Everyone, from the lovely young woman at the hostess station, the gentleman who poured our water, our patient and skillfull server Abby, was first-rate. Great atmosphere too, along with a great meal before the Herberger show. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had a gret dinner bryn our
    duri
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    Had a gret dinner bryn our server was very professional , will go back Duri
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.