District
District
  • Address:
    1350 Euclid Avenue, Ste 120
    Cleveland, OH 44115
    Neighborhood:
    Downtown Cleveland / Playhouse Square
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $30 and under

District

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.districtcleveland.com/
  • Phone: 2168581000x
  • Hours of Operation:


    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm

    Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm; Sunday & Monday 3:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Contemporary European, Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: District is available from private functions for up to 20 guests in our private room to the entire restaurant for up to 120 guests.

    Our dedicated private dining team is on hand to assist in carefully planning your function.

    We will pay attention to the finer points so you can be a guest at your event! Our chef will personally assist in menu planning and wine pairings.

    Our sole goal is to create a memorable and unique event.
  • Private Party Contact: Eric McIntyre 2168581000x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Entrance on East 14th
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from District
A New Breed of the American Brasserie. District’s Imaginative Food and Wine, Balancing Exceptional Hospitality, Comfortable Surroundings and Extraordinary Value. Serving Contemporary American Cuisine with a Mediterranean Soul, European Influence and Local Focus.

From Outstanding Wines by the Glass, Dining at the Bar with Seasonal Ingredients Positioned in an Emerging Downtown Location, District Will Compliment the Cleveland Restaurant Landscape.
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District reviews from OpenTable diners
73 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
84% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (35)special occasion (30)neighborhood gem (26)notable wine list (17)good for groups (15)romantic (13)great for lunch (12)hot spot (11)great for outdoor dining (11)vibrant bar scene (7)late-night find (6)scenic view (4)great for brunch (2)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • A miss
    NewFoodiesInTown
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    We were really looking forward to a great dinner before our show and unfortunately the food was just sub-par. We ordered the chicken teriyaki and the flat iron steak and each dish was lacking in seasoning and balanced cooking. The veggies were raw, the steak was terrible, and both dishes were entirely under seasoned. Our waitress was having a bad night, clearly, because she only managed to come by our table a couple of times. It also took 45 minutes for our entrees to make it out of the kitchen after ordering them. The restaurant wasn't even full. If you want to try District, go, but please leave yourself plenty of room before curtain.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Classy place for lunch
    Goodtobeblonde
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Went to the District for lunch with 2 friends. It's modern, clean and classy with windows all around. I ordered the Wienerschnitzel which was a flattened, lightly coated and sauteed chicken breast served with potato puree and a lemon herb vinaigrette which was a good contrast in flavors. My 2 friends had a salad special and they raved about it. We'll definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing Food!
    BroadwayFan
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I had heard several very positive reviews of this restaurant, and wanted to try it. The food was absolutely delicious. I would definitely go to District again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner Before A Show
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    My wife and I tried District for the first time before we went to a Playhouse Square show. The seating and service were very efficient and the food was well prepared. Our server Brea was very attentive and made a great dessert recomendation. All-in-all a excellent start to the evening, we will probably return again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food uneventful
    Cathy
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Very disappointing food. Service was good, drinks were inventive and good and yet the dinner was not. The food ordered was not as described in the menu, nor did it have a good flavor.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    My husband and I love Crop but wanted to try a new spot. The menu at District looked amazing. When we arrived the atmosphere was nice, however we were the ONLY diners in the entire place. (7 pm on a Sunday). The rolls we were served were hard and stale. They appeared to have been 2 day old or frozen. We ordered the beet salad and the pear salad. While they were flavorful, the greens were wilted and appeared to be more iceburg/romaine than actual greens. Next we had the mussels and the goat cheese stuffed calamari. The mussels were in a sauce rather than a broth. Calamari..Boo! The rest of the meal fell flat in many ways. The sole I ordered was dry and flavorless, the brussel sprouts frozen; the asparagus old and wilted- almost dehydrated.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Slow service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The food was delicious, decor nice but service was very slow. Would go back but only if we didn't have tickets for the theater, we just made our 8pm show.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Time
    mattnightrider
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    There's a reason this place is one of Cleveland's best eats. We went to celebrate my birthday and a new job. The menu had a wide selection, and a three-course prix fixe menu for just $30. Located in the theatre district, it's close by to lots of different things whether you're catching a show or heading to Progressive Field for a game. The service was fantastic. Will definitely be back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • GREAT PLACE IN THE THEATRE DISTRICT
    Mitchells
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    FOOD WAS EXCELLENT- SERVICE AMAZING- GREAT BAR. WONDERFUL PLACE FOR DOWNTOWN DINNING- AND RIGHT ACROSS THE STREET FROM THE THEATRES
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect before or after theater
    letseat
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Comfortable and cozy; pleasant decor; attentive service; excellent food; reasonable prices. Very convenient to all the theaters.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Love District
    HealthyStylist
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Every time we go to District the food is amazing, service is superb, and the atmosphere is relaxing. We usually visit District when we have a play downtown, and they always get us out in time to make curtain. I tell all my friends about this gem of a restaurant. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Somewhat disappointing
    RejuvenateClevelandx2
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    The food was pretty good overall for our group even though my scallops were tepid. Service was terribly slow even though the server was very polite. The restaurant was filled to capacity and the noise was horrendous. We could not have a conversation due to the poor acoustics. If there is a next time, we will reserve a table outside on the patio.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • buttercup
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Good spot for dinner before the theater which is a block away. Food choices are interesting and really good.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Better!
    Jene
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    This was my second time here. The first time was somewhat disappointing - the hostess was unfriendly and was cleaning instead of taking care of us. The waitress was very friendly, but slow. And the food was just ok. HOWEVER, I wanted to give them a second chance since they are new, so my husband and I went for our anniversary. Much better! We were greeted immediately by the host, our waitress was very friendly and attentive, and the food was more what you would expect from a nice, downtown place. We will go again. People going to the theaters should check it out - but so should anyone looking for a quiet, pretty place for dinner, theater night or not.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great dining
    Mabj
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Terrific dining experience. Friendly, knowledgeable wait staff. Great menu with lots of variety. Reasonably priced.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    First time at The District. Food was very good and service was good. I would recommend this for special occasions. Alittle expensive for an ordinary dinner.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Almost perfect
    OtisR
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We had the Grilled Chicken Thigh and the North Atlantic Sole. Both were well prepared and well presented but the Sole was bland. I know it's a mild fish but not of the flavors stood out. The chicken was excellent. So was the Breckenridge Vanilla Porter. I'd go back just for that. Our waitress was wonderfully attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • disappointing
    BusyBusinessTravelerVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    the $26 steak was clearly a cheaper cut of meat which had been processed into looking like a better cut. and it tasted like it too! the duck was good though. the scallops were ok but in a lot of sauce. three rolls were provided for the four of us. we chose to sit outside. it looked lovely, but the noise from all the air conditioning equipment down the alley was really loud. the server did meet our time commitments to be somewhere else in an hour and fifteen minutes, but overall the experience was disappointing enough that we will not return any time soon.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First time in CLE
    MandMatCS
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    District was very quiet because it was a Monday and the theatre district in CLE was dark that evening. We were in CLE to see the Yankees play but wanted something nicer than a sports bar to eat at. The staff at District was very friendly and attentive. They also made some good recommendations from the menu. My companion's squash salad was the only component that was lacking. The squash was underprepared. Her fish over risotto was a star of the meal. I had an enjoyable onion soup and a wonderful goose confit with cranberry and mashed. Christmas in July. Overall, our experience at District was excellent and we would definitely choose it again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    TriCGuy
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We went during Tri-C Jazz Fest so they were pretty busy and short-handed as it happened. Still very attentive staff and prompt, courteous service. They took a team approach to service meaning that we had a dedicated server but others would also tend to our needs. We both had the Goose Confit which was really good. Overall, a great experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good menu, great food!
    BryanS
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Good menu, great food. Good wine & cocktail selection.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bad experience
    Hortadog
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Our waitress was much too interested in a table of seven to worry about the two of us. We had to beg to place our order, get our drinks, get more bread as we waited and finally as my partner left to get to the theatre on time and I waited to pay the bill she seemed hurt because we had no time for the digestif she brought to the table. Groups on both sides of us with different staff heard all the specials, arrived after us and left before us. If we do return will certainly ask to be seated in a different section!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Friendly Find
    libbysensei
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Many establishments in downtown Cleveland that offer gourmet menus and broad wine and cocktail choices tend to be snooty. Not District! Everyone is helpful, friendly and knowledgeable. It has the down home comfort with a yummy menu in a contemporary setting. I recommend it for everybody, but it is so convenient to the theatres that it is especially nice when you have tickets in Playhouse Square. I highly recommend the Lamb Osso Buco, any of the salads, and the Chocolate Ganache.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • linda
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Great place to dine before the theater. Excellent entrees & good service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • everything was perfect.
    Acierno1
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Great food and drinks at a prime location at playhouse square. Perfect portions. Airy space with plenty of natural, but not glaring, lighting. I'd like to see a more adventurous dessert selection personally as I think the chef could do more than just lava cake and cheese cakes. Coffee is to die for and reminded me of coffee I have had in Europe. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sweet potato lasagna?
    AirMan
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    If you are going to the Playhouse Square area, none of the options are great, and this may be the best. Nonetheless, the ceilings and acoustics are such that you cannot carry on a dinner conservation within your own table; it is simply too loud. Given that most diners will be theatre patrons, the servers should be very efficient; ours was barely ok, but not as crisp as we would like. I had the seafood knochi and my wife had a vegetarian lasagna. The lasagna was dominated by sweet potatoes! It was so bad she couldn't eat it, and there was no time to ask for a substitute entrée. Mine was ok, although they could have been more generous with the pasta; but the seafood was quite generous (to be fair!). All in all, pretty mediocre.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    We enjoy District as a pre-theater dinner spot. Their food is tasty and fresh. The Kitchen was prompt without rushing us. The hanger steak kebobs were outstanding, and both the sole and salmon were delicious. Jarrod does a wonderful job at managing. Our server was pleasant, but also seemed a bit frazzled--repeating questions, always, "be back in a second", etc. Overall, a fine evening of excellent food. One suggestion: we enjoy desserts, and would have had time last evening, but we are less than inspired by the dessert menu. The selection has not seemed to change over several months. (By the way, adding a good quality sorbet would allow a dairy-free and gluten free patron to join in dessert.)
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I'd give it another try, but...
    Jene
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    A friend and I went to District on a Thursday night before a performance at the Playhouse. We had been looking forward to it, as most of the reviews had been good. I ordered the pasta with spinach, which sounded great. However, it was not at all spicy - pretty bland, actually. My friend got the teriyaki chicken, which was much better. The restaurant was not at all busy, but, the hostess was not friendly and paid us little attention. It took a long time for the one waitress who was there to get to us. When she did, she was friendly, but it took a long time for her to come back to take our order and then with the bread. I would go again, though, to support a new place. I hope they improve their weekday performance.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Very good service. It was a special occasion and remembered at arrival. All was well prepared for this large group of 9. Waitress offered to take pictures and was very pleasant. Confirmation the day before was impressive as they remembered special requests. Restaurant was rather empty in spite of graduation at the State Theater, but we considered it fortunate. This did make it hard to assess ambience during higher valume times. We would certainly return. All were pleased with their food. Those who liked traditional meals found some and those more adventurous were satisfied.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Mediterranean Touches
    Sidring
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    I loved the simply quiet decor that allowed me to focus on my food and not the dining room. The menu was interesting and varied.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Graduation
    jemmy
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    We had a party of nine dine for dinner. Service was wonderful and the food was fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Skip
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Overall the experience was good. The lamb shank was very good, albeit a little different. My wife had the brisket which I tried and we both agreed it lacked flavor and was a little dry.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful Night Out
    ResaB525
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Our first visit to District was for our anniversary. We were going to Playhouse Square for a show and decided to have dinner first. The food was delicious, each entree more flavorful than the last. The staff was accomodating when one of the menu items we ordered was not available. They were all extremely helpful and friendly. The desserts were fantastic. I highly recommend the cheesecake! It was evident that the restaurant is built on treating people well and with friendliness. They worked hard to make sure our anniversay dinner was special. And we were able to enjoy a leisurely meal with plenty of time to make our play. We cannot wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    We had a party of 6 for dinner prior to an 8 o'clock show across the street (great location!!) Our food was excellent. Server friendly. Service a little slow(didn't seem to be enough help rather than a fault with our server), but we made it to the show on time. I would definitely go back. Great cocktails!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 39 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 362 reviews are from the District reviews archive.
  • Theatre
    SpryteVIP
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    This restaurant has it down! Quick service, good food, off to the show.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyed District!
    Flyn
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Our group of 6 enjoyed an early dinner at District following a Sunday matinee at Playhouse Square. Food was excellent all around, from salads to entrees. The fresh baked bread was fragrant, and the variety of salads made us all happy. Our entrees ranged from pasta to falafel to chicken, and very little was left on our plates at the end of the meal. We were too full for dessert, but the selections were enticing. The menu is a tad pricey, but when the food is beautiful and delicious, the bill is much easier to pay! We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • super slow but amazing eats
    atrotdoc
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    We had a graduation party of 10 and dinner took 3 hours...however, the house conduit was one of the best things I have ever had. My family enjoyed the filet, the salads, and the delicious drinks! I an told by a friend the wait we had was unusual, so give it a try but come prepared!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Noisy but delicious!
    KatesTake
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    I've been to District twice in the past few months - more out of convenience to shows at Playhouse Square than a love of the place. It's nice and upscale with a short but enticing menu; we're non-drinkers but the wine and cocktail lists are extensive (disappointed they don't carry a nonalcoholic beer as many restaurants now do). It's pretty noisy (not much to absorb sounds), but we love the food -- some the absolute best we've ever experienced!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Decent pre-show dinner
    jill
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    We had dinner here before a show at the State Theater. Very convenient location in theater district. Also, our valet ticket was validated for eating at restaurant so $20 valet was reduced to $8. That wa nice. Atmosphere of restaurant was nice...very upscale looking. Food was just okay after all. My dish was simple and great...the teryaki salmon dish. (Substituted asparagus for arugula and radish salad). The other three people weren't too excited about their meals...Atlantic sole and beef bourguignon both needed more flavor. The seafood casserole with gnocchi was okay, but my husband was not a fan of the "green mussels) in it.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Theater Dining
    Lydia
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    District is the perfect place to dine prior to going to the theater. Servers are very attentive; food is always tasty and beautifully presented.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.