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District Kitchen and Cocktails
District Kitchen and Cocktails
  • Address:
    5900 West Slaughter Ln.
    Suite D500
    Austin, TX 78749
    South Austin
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $30 and under

District Kitchen and Cocktails Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.districtaustin.com
  • Phone: (512) 351-8436
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm

    Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am

    Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm

    Brunch: Friday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Amir Hajimaleki
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Escarpment
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from District Kitchen and Cocktails
Here at District we are passionate about quality food and partnering with local farms and businesses. To bring you only the freshest ingredients, whether they come from the bar or the kitchen. We also partner up with fishermen to bring you the freshest, in-season, sustainable seafood. We do a little bit of everything here - after all, who doesn’t like choices! Our motto is to source the freshest ingredients and create something delicious with it, alongside a perfectly made classic cocktail, a delicious craft beer or a glass of wine that will make everything come together.

So come in, relax, grab a drink and some food and hang out with friends in what we like to call New American Cuisine. After all, great food and great drinks go best with great company!
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "Great neighborhood restaurant. From the time you walk in until you walk out, the customer service is superb. The food is delicious so be prepared to pay the price. Options available for entrees to be specialized for vegans, vegetarians, or gluten-free. If you like ginger beer and spicy drinks, you need to try the district mule. Pour waiters was just Devine. As our first time eating here, it was a very enjoyable experience, with a complimentary appetizer from the chef for being our first time. Not kid-friendly. Great outdoor dining with live music."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "It's nice having such a good restaurant south of William Cannon which is close by. The hostess was friendly and helpful. Our server told us about their specials and took our drink orders. We ordered the shrimp and grits and the pork tenderloin. Both were fantastic and beautifully presented. Our only comment to the server was that perhaps a side order of bread should be served with the meals. The sauces are just too good to be left on the plate. Both desserts were out of this world to the point of my asking the server if they had to go desserts. We are looking forward to our next visit. We're also looking forward to when the weather turns cooler so that we can dine outdoors."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "First visit to District Kitchen and it won't be the last. There are many places to dine in the greater Austin area, often they are presented as "must see" destinations. I have visited most, but will return to few of them. District Kitchen is one that I'm planning to visit again. It is small, but I like that and it still doesn't feel confining. Everything that I tried from the Brunch menu was a treat. I must return to sample from the Dinner menu and that will be soon. Wait staff was a pleasure. All in all, a very pleasant experience."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "I really expected to love this place. And my pork loin was perfect; the cocktails were well-balanced and yummy. But while my husband's steak had a great flavor, the cut itself was thin and unworthy of the name rib-eye. (I know, don't order steak unless it's a steakhouse!) But our biggest issue was the service. Our first set of drinks arrived after a good 12 minutes. Throughout the meal, our waiter was either inattentive or confused. One person at the table actually went to the bar for a beer after waiting 10 mins or so. He completely forgot my husband's dessert. The experience was a real let down. I did love the pork loin but we won't be rushing back."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Service was good and our food was excellent. I always enjoy an evening at The District."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "We were on our way to wine country and stumbled upon this restaurant thanks to OpenTable. Food, service and ambiance were great. Loved the tacos, benedict and bacon beignettes! My wife left her purse but when we called they assured us it was safe. So we returned the next day and had dinner and drinks! Again, great food and service. Definitely worth a visit (or two)!"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Bam! This place is great! It has been open for 9 months and promises to be our go-to neighborhood haunt. We ate lunch there today and our eyes are still rolling in delight. The appetizer Hog Wings came with a subtly sweet and spicy sauce that we used to smother the perfectly braised hog shanks. The Texas chopped salad with chicken was a recreation of this salad made famous in California amplified by a vibrant vinaigrette. The Norleans Shrimp excited my mouth with slightly sweet grits topped by two sunny-side up eggs and six succulent shrimp. The peach cobbler with cinnamon ice cream dessert was irresistible. The fresh local peaches dotted the perfectly chunky cobbler and the ice cream pulled it into another dimension. Wow!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "The challenge this restaurant has is catering to a burgers and beer/fajitas and margaritas crowd as well as a slightly more refined group who have moved from large cities or areas with more diverse cuisine. The neighborhood has been waiting for this type of restaurant. Menu is seasonal, farm to table and always interesting. In other words, it's a great place to discover something you may not have had before such as bronzini (a fish) or "hog wings" which may sound strange, but are actually delicious in a non-pretentious yet relatively stylish room. Servers are extremely warm and friendly with exceptional knowledge of the menu. I hope they stay so we can try everything on the menu."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "The District has been open for a while, but we just tried it out last weekend. We were very favorably impressed, and are thrilled to have a quality restaurant, that's not Tex-Mex, in the neighborhood. I'm GF, so I was very glad to see numerous menu items were either GF or could easily be made that way."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Our reservation was for 6:30 and we were seated immediately. Unfortunately, our table was in a corner next to the server's computer station at a four top for just two of us. Not the best ambiance or view for a rare date night for me and my husband. Next time we will probably sit outside now that we know its pretty casual. The food and drinks were good. We had the hummus duo, N'awlins Shirmp and Grits, an the Ribeye to eat. We had a Hemmingway's daiquiri, and a District Mule (in a copper cup- yay!) to drink. Presentation and taste were spot on. I was hoping for some kind of off the menu special and a bit wider of a starter selection, but it was an overall good experience."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Thought it would be more vibrant - 3 occupied tables for Sunday Brunch at 12noon. Service was friendly but slow - food was well prepared and presented nicely. It's convenient, but I don't know that I would make a special trip back unless we were just hanging out in their bar - that seemed like it could be a fun spot."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "I have now been to The District 4 times and each time the food was great. The menu changes seasonally so there is always something new to try. They have an interesting take on most dishes so they are the same old same old. You can't go wrong here."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Excellent waitress & front of the room; music a bit loud for my hearing ability; interesting décor & lighting; my Bronzini was well presented and a bit overly don, quite tasty once through the excessive grill mark / charring; District Mule cocktail was fantastic; one other dish at our table had under done pork; clearly an up-scale spot; unique / fun environment w/ innovative menu ideas & great service; I will return hoping for some slight re-thinking regarding doneness of individual dishes; love it is so close to my home."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Good food, at least what they had in stock but service was very spotty for even the simplest of things."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "This place has a great seasonal menu. I had the hamachi sashimi appetizer, which was delicious, and the truffled prosciutto flatbread- Amazing! I also had the lemon lavender cake for dessert...I am a dessert person and I was not disappointed one bit. If you are in the area I HIGHLY recommend you try this place. It has a great vibe, and almost feels like it should be downtown but it is still pretty low key. The staff is personable, and there is a decent amount of (free!) parking. :-)"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We recently had a delicious meal at The District to celebrate our 25th Anniversary. The service was top notch and the food delicious. I had the chicken & pear and my husband had the bison burger. The chicken had so much flavor, not your ordinary chicken breast meal. The tx salad was also great, it was chopped small enough to eat and included lots of extras to make it unique. The bison burger was piled high and had a just off the grill flavor. I look forward to the summer menu change to see what they will make. I especially think the food is a good value when you consider that it is gourmet and not something you could just make, definitely worth it."
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "We ate dinner and it was delicious! I'll continue to go to The District and take friends and family. "
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "This is a great spot for a romantic night out or some drinks with friends. The service is excellent, especially from the bar staff who know their drinks and cocktails really well. Please support this local place so it stays in business a long time and continues to evolve."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We had the Sea Bass that will be on the new menu. It was great. I can't wait to see what other changes are in store. This place is consistently great and never disappoints."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Food portions were very small, especially for the price. We were there for Mother's Day brunch, and my 8-year old son ordered the kids waffles. When he finished, he asked what we were going to have for lunch. It was an incredibly small portion. My wife ordered the chicken and waffles -- her portion of waffles was the same size as the kid portion. I honestly believe that the Eggo waffles my boys eat at home are bigger (maybe not as tasty, but bigger). I had the egg sandwich, which was very good -- but the potatoes that came with it were almost inedible. Way too salty and tasted like they came out of a prepared, frozen bag. I noticed the potatoes were left behind on plates being removed from tables around us, so it wasn't just me. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Wait staff was awesome, so friendly and helpful when my son spilled his milk! Food was great, new flavors and fresh. The spinach on the chicken with pears was so unusually different than anything I tried before, so good and crispy!!! Love this place!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "First, let me say that the food was incredible, we had the "Hog Wings" which may be my new favorite food. The interior had a rustic Texas feel, but a lot of also steampunk style to it, it was an interesting combination. We will try out the patio next time."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "This place is truly special! They had a great band outside, service from Jacob was spot on. Food was great as always. We will be back again and again. This is the best restaurant in south Austin hands down!!! "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Chicken and waffles were good with skinless fried chicken and a maple butter. Interesting decor that was appealing. Hard to find but worth the search."
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "Pros: Excellent food choices and quality. Great service. Nice patio (although we sat inside) Cons: seating uncomfortable. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "I am gluten free and District has a very gluten free/paleo friendly menu and was very nice about substitutions. I would definitely visit here again."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Great spot with a unique, yummy menu. It is a nice surprise in an area where you would not expect to find this kind of dining option. The food can be inconsistent - same dish is super delicious one visit and only good the next, either time it is enjoyable. Drink delivery times from bar are super slow - you have to try a mojito. Although they offer kid- friendly service, I would not take my 4&5 year olds. The space is more suitable for a date night, double date or girls night out. "
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Very limited menu. Same menu for lunch or dinner. Nothing outstanding and tried for dinner and lunch."
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "Great food, attentive and knowledgeable wait staff and in the 'hood. What's not to like?"
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "Our experience at The District was enjoyable for Easter Brunch. The Menu was a bit limited. All the food ordered at our table was prepared as described, nicely presented and tasted Good. The service was Spot On. A good experience. We will go back. The only thing I would recommend is, they need to put the name of the Restaurant above the door on the other side. A Big Tree obscures the name where it is presently, making it somewhat difficult to locate in the shopping center. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "This was my 3rd visit and it was as great as the other two. Can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "We dined at District for a double date night with our neighbors. We had the most enjoyable time and a dinner that spanned 3.5 hours. I think that speaks for an enjoyable time. We had drinks, desserts, entrees and dessert and all were amazingly delicious. I can't wait to visit again and I will highly recommend this restaurant!!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Several unusual dishes, very good service, great location for Southside, outdoor dining will be good in summer I think. Booths could be more comfortable, need cushions."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We've tried this place a couple of times. The service has always been attentive. The menu offerings try hard to be creative, but items I've tried seem to mostly lack any kind of distinctive taste (everything blends to blandness). My husband's experience has been different--he's been pretty happy with the dishes he's ordered--he tends to like more spicy heat than me. For that reason, I'll give it a 3, but I personally couldn't recommend it. I let the manager know what I thought about the dish I had, when she asked, and gave feedback on an appetizer that was undercooked, and she took a small amount off what was a very pricey dish. The restaurant has a good vibe, but the food offering needs to be more tasty and not just creative."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "We recently went on a Wednesday evening. It was quiet and service was excellent. Even when it is slow in the restaurant, nothing slips. I have yet to have a bad experience. And of course, our server was excellent!"
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "After recommending a dish to a friend who hadn't been there before, I didn't recognize it when it arrived. Consistency may not be there yet in this new place. Drinks and wines are great, servers are friendly and well versed. Soups are really good, meals are good to great. Thrilled to have the District in the neighborhood and will return again soon."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "My second visit to The District Kitchen was as rewarding as the first. The staff was friendly and very knowledgeable and the attention to detail given to the food was incredible. Love this place!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "The staff is outstanding. Everyone was very friendly, professional and attentive. While the food was good, it was not exceptional. For what we paid we expected more."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Food and service is very nice but pricey for a family dinner. Limited children's menu. Also, happy hour is only offered in the bar or outside which was a bit disappointing."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "We were looking for something near but outside of downtown Austin for a pre-show dinner. What a wonderful find! Good food with a definite personal touch by the chef, reasonable prices, including a simple, affordable wine list. We thoroughly enjoyed the ambiance, the staff, and definitely the food! From meat-eaters to vegans, we were all easily able to enjoy the meal and dining experience. We'll be back!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014