District Roof Top Bar and Grille
District Roof Top Bar and Grille

District Roof Top Bar and Grille

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.districtbarandgrille.com/
  • Phone: 3364628882x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Southern, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Susan Peele
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please contact Dawn Austin, 336-462-8882 or dawn@districtbarandgrille.com to discuss catering options
  • Private Party Facilities: Private dining room. Equipped with projection screen, wi-fi access, and adjacent outdoor patio. Seating for up to 45 people, 100 standing.
  • Private Party Contact: Dawn Austin 3364628882x
  • Entertainment: Bands and DJs on featured weekend nights.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 7th & Trade
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: 150 space secure lot with an entrance on Trade Street between 7th and 8th Street. Lot is very visible and has lights for your safety at night. We encourage our guest to call a taxi if they might have had too much to drink. Your car is very secure in our lot and will never be towed.
A word from District Roof Top Bar and Grille
The District Roof Top Bar and Grille offers upscale casual southern cooking with a contemporary twist. The District showcases Certified Angus Beef, fresh seafood and local produce as well as an outstanding selection of wines and specialty drinks. Try one of our Signature dishes or enjoy an entrée from our Classic Southern Grille. The atmosphere and food combine to create a transcendent experience in Downtown Winston-Salem, and the view of the skyline from one of our dining areas or our roof top brings the feel of urban lifestyle to the City.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
District Roof Top Bar and Grille reviews from OpenTable diners
38 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (30)scenic view (15)good for groups (12)special occasion (10)neighborhood gem (10)romantic (8)vibrant bar scene (8)great for lunch (7)late-night find (6)fit for foodies (5)hot spot (3)kid-friendly (1)great for brunch (1)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • View is the Best
    amlane04
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Beautiful view of downtown Winston. Food is always good and staff is friendly and attentive.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Atmosphere
    girlsout
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The location and atmosphere is excellent. The view of downtown Winston is nice. The staff was pleasant. The food was good but a little pricey. My only disappointment was the quality of the alcoholic beverages. I would suggest making a large selection of bar drinks on a menu. Many people do not know the name of drinks but can select from a description. Great for groups. I will return
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • embarrassed
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    This was my second time at The District. It was for a very special occasion, unfortunately, so I have to say that I regret choosing The District as my restaurant choice. The service was good, but the food was at best poor. I had a salad with salmon added. The salad had no taste and the salmon had little flavor. My date had salmon as his entrée and he made very little comment about it. I wish you the best, but I will not be dining with you again.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great meal and great service!
    Porkstuff
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Jamie was an amazing waiter and knew his beer and wine list extremely well. He was well-versed on the specials and overall was just great.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • missing the fried green tomatoes
    YUMMY
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    out of the great fried green tomatoes! Best ANYWHERE around.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gone downhill
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Had not been to this restaurant for a while and will likely not go back anytime soon. Service was slow and meal was below average. When we were leaving we saw the restaurant had an 85 or B score for cleanliness.
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  • Great location great food
    LSMITH
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    The service was excellent, the food was incredible. Great menu with items you can't find at other establishments. Recommend eating outside on the patio in good weather. Good views. Will visit again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was good
    jrchicago9
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    I booked a party of 5 thru open table. There was no one else (literally) in the restaurant. Yet they stuck us at a table barely big enough for 3 or 4. The food was good and I'll return. I just wish the waiter had done just a tad more to make the meal memorable. Did I mention that we were the only ones there?
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for our anniversary
    0ldsalty
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    I had seen very mixed reviews but decided we would try it anyway. It was our 21 first anniversary. We met 27 years ago at NCSA. I wanted a view of downtown. And we had good time at District. We got there a little early and were able to be seated then. Beverage service was a little iradict. They would check on us regularly and then forgot we were there. All in all had a great time
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful!
    happydiner
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Heard about DR from a friend. Was a great experience from start to finish. Great service. Wonderful food. We will definitely be visiting again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OFF MY LIST!!
    AlwaysLookingVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    This restaurant has all of the key components for a great restaurant, but completely misses the mark. The Roasted Tomato & Smokey Bacon Bisque had to send it back because it was lukewarm despite the claim that it had just been made. A bisque is supposed to be smooth, creamy and well-seasoned. This soup was thick, lumpy and the few pieces of bacon added no extra flavor at all. The Brooklyn Style Grilled Cheese was interesting, but again the bacon added no flavor here. The District Burger was adequate. I wanted to order a bottle of Belle Glos Meiomi ($36). Only a partial bottle was available and I was served a 4-5 oz. pour for TEN DOLLARS!! This ends up costing the customer around $50-60 per bottle instead. We will not return or recommend.
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  • Superb
    Alexxxnc
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Such a fantastic restaurant. Great food, good serving staff, kitchen crew personally bring your food out, and the views are amazing.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Returning
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Have been here before and enjoyed it. Used Open table because we had a large party so the reservations were a huge help.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A New Favorite Place
    carolinagirl
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    We waited to try this place out for a special occasion, and it did not let us down. The food was great and the service was well attentive. We sat outside on the bottom patio and it was very comfortable, will try out the rooftop on our next visit. We will definitely go to The District again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasantly surprised
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Read a few questionable reviews but we had a great dinner (lobster ravioli and salmon) with great service. Food was super fast - almost too fast - came out before we finished our salad. No complaints here!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great place for a birthday dinner
    ncbeachgirl
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    My friends and I went out for my birthday and had a wonderful time at District. The food was wonderful and the service was great!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best in Winston
    Ryan
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Moving to Atlanta so I hit the District one last time because it's the best in town.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Needs Help
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Bad service, so-so food, not very clean. Won't go back unless management changes.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun special occasion
    bridetobe
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    We came here with family after my bridal shower and it was a fun atmosphere that felt like a special occasion. And we liked the skyline of WS and how close it was to downtown too
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 19 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service3.9
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 119 reviews are from the District Roof Top Bar and Grille reviews archive.
  • early dinner
    shirley1930
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    we thoroughly enjoyed the meal we shared with 9 others. PJ was kind enough to move 2 tables together so we could be at one table. This was a graduation party I was extremely impressed by our young waitress .Her name I cannot remember however she will be entering Salem College this fall. So you might remember her name. all in all it was a very nice I love location: I feel sure we will come back the next time we are in Winston. Thanks, shirley phillips
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Decent
    TBoneVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Interesting setting but sanitation grade was low. Menu was good, but one person at my table ordered a black bean burger and did not enjoy it. Others orders were good.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Slow service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Took over 2 hours for lunch. Saw plenty of other customers come and go while we still waited for our order.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • some service issues
    red0412
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    we had two waiters at our table of 5. one waiter was very attentive and knowledgeable, the other not so much. It took awhile to get service when we first sat down but otherwise food and drinks were good and appropriately priced.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, late-night find, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious food, great seating
    Jared
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Delicious food, great seating variety (bar, indoor, outdoor, outdoor heated)
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, service just so-so
    Beebee
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    We went to District for my daughter's 18th birthday & there were 5 of us. I had indicated it was a special birthday & asked for a really good table, so was very disappointed when we were seated at the door the servers use to pick up the meals, WORST TABLE THERE. Also, although l told our server it was my daughter's birthday, there was no offer of a dessert & I'm not sure he acknowledged it at all. Our meals were all very good. The bill for the 5 meals, 3 beers, one dessert split between us, including tip, was $142. After dinner, we went up to the rooftop bar, listened to a band, had a few beers & left. If it hadn't been for the bad table & the non-acknowledgement of my daughter's special event, l would have given this experience 5 stars.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent in every way!
    David
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    We had the best experience possible thanks to our waiter PJ. He was able to add a lot to our night in conversation and recommendations from the appetizer, entrees and even the wine. All of his suggestions were right on. We had the filet and tuna and the wine was one of the best we've had in a while. Thanks goes to PJ who makes this resturant that's already great, our absolute favorite. PJ was there for us giving service that you normally only get at very expensive resturants. He answered all our questions and served us with a smile even though we asked a lot from him. He came through in every way. The food and wine were very good and PJ made our Valentine celebration very special.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great evening
    Trip
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We went with another couple for valentines dinner. The waitstaff was entertaining and attentive but not too intrusive. Our steaks were cooked to order and the Mac n cheese was delicious. The girls had the ahi tuna and lobster ravioli. Both were great. The portions were plenty and I look forward to returning soon.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cold
    Gray
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    The four in our group all received cold food! The French fries were left over from lunch they were so cold. The soup was Luke warm at best with very little flavor. We did talk to the new owner and he comp the soup and a additional 20 percent off the bill. Just coming out and talking to us will bring us back for another try. The service was good, and the atmosphere was good. The bar area was very cool, will go back in warmer weather for roof top bar sene!
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  • Started out poorly
    1sttimers
    Dined on 1/16/2014
    First off let me say the waitress was great. They were in between changing out their wines and menu...so at first things didn't seem to be too great because every wine (at least 4) were not available. So after we finally got a bottle that they did have and ordered, one of the entrees we ordered, we were told they were out of also. But in the end, the food was excellent! The manager bought one of our bottles of wines due to all the problems (not having any of the ones requested from their wine list) and was very sorry for all the issues. I would like to go again and in warmer weather to try out the roof top bar.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We dined at the District due
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/14/2014
    We dined at the District due to their menu for The Big Eat. The food was great and the atmosphere was great as well. We will definitely dine there again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Server was fantastic!
    foodandfunVIP
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    We come to The District about once a month, mainly to eat Chicken and Waffles. The server we had this time was the best server we have ever had here! She was fun, yet businesslike and ensured we always had what we needed. A little personality always goes a long ways! The food was good, Chicken and Waffles are a must try, especially with the sweet collards! The special of the night (Vegetable Streudel) was kind of flat and boring.. BBQ sandwich was good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • not bad, not great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Sevice was really very good, or orders were accurate and our drinks were never empty. The food was good, but there wasn't any wow dishes. They had pulled two items off the menu, the only two that seemed different, and didn't replace them with anything. Wasn't that they were out of these items, they just don't make them anymore.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Poor service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    Wait staff very rude. Piercings and tatoos not good with food. Lighting bad and cold drafty setting. The wait staff member made comments aimed at offending diners. Made comments about wine and beer that were unfounded and represented a hostile style personality. She stated that her boss ( females) were meaner than her and would be like her when we asked to speak with management. She thought we were kidding. Bad spot for trying to dine better for buss tours that want a drink of water and insults
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great steaks!
    WSnative
    Dined on 11/29/2013
    Good service, great steaks. The Squash Casserole side dish was very weird tasting, almost as if bad squash had been used, and the collards are sweet, I didn't care for them. Good service!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We visited District on a really
    roberhartVIP
    Dined on 11/26/2013
    We visited District on a really cold, wet, dreary Tuesday night (and it being the Tuesday before Thanksgiving) and it was predictably slow (in terms of the number of people dining, not the service). So, we settled in for a relaxing dinner and everything was great! Service was great chicken nachos appetizer was really good, and the entrees (my wife had tuna, I had grouper) were exceptional!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We had heard this was a good
    lovethoseburgers
    Dined on 10/30/2013
    We had heard this was a good place to eat & it was! Thanks for a nice evening.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The rooftop is where the bar is loc
    JavierVIP
    Dined on 10/29/2013
    The main dining room does not have the views. Anyhow the views are not something you ought to see, the location is between commercial buildings. The food selection is limited mostly to soups, burgers and sandwiches, but everything is tasty and we'll prepared
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful food and service
    Tiffanada
    Dined on 10/26/2013
    My husband and I had a rare date night and chose The District because our daughter had her prom meal there. We had amazing service and our server knew the menu very well... by heart, even! He was very helpful and made our dining experience a memorable evening. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food
    Leigh
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    The Food was outstanding and the atmosphere was wonderful...love the booths(they're so comfortable). It's a nice place to go with friends to spend time talking and catching up.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Food Every-time!!
    Mscrete2
    Dined on 10/18/2013
    Can't say enough about the good food and service. Everything was great and looking forward to our next night out on the town and dinner at The District.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.