Great Local Food
District American Kitchen has a great local ingredient menu. The food presentation was as wonderful as the taste. We visited prior to an engagement at a downtown theatre but I would take the ride downtown just to go to the restaurant again. The wait staff was very professional and made us feel special, although the restaurant was not too busy when we were there. The ambience is more suited to group, family gatherings with older children or business. Can't wait to visit again!
12/21/2012 4:00:00 PM
Way to Go!
The steaks were cooked perfectly; the scallops were superb floating on the green chile corn bread; the shrimp tacos were also a delight. Our waitress, Chelsea was a gem. Overall,an exceptional experience.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
I took a group of seven here
I took a group of seven here while in town for work and all cleaned their plates. It is a bit pricey but the ambiance is nice, the service is solid, and the food is nicely prepared and pleasing to the eye as well. I got the tofu steak with succatash and creamed corn and LOVED it. Three colleagues got the scallops and said they were the best they've had in a while (good since scallops can easily be over/under cooked). They ended it with strawberry cotton candy, which was a nice touch but had an odd after taste. I'd come back.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
We had lunch and dinner there.
We had lunch and dinner there. The $9 entree special at lunch was so well priced - great portions and no restrictions. For a hotel restaurant it was excellent. They catered a function one evening with really delicious appetizers - definitely their strong suit.
3/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
Really enjoyed this place.
Really enjoyed this place. The food was delicious and it had nice ambience and great service. It wasn't super busy but it was Wednesday night. The wine list was decent and I enjoyed my Pinot noir selection.
3/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
A fantastic find in downtown
A fantastic find in downtown Phoenix. Near the theater district with an awesome menu and prompt and super attentive service. Using local and organic foods, the chef prepared food that would make me return regularly if I were to live in Phoenix. We intend to return each time we visit!!! Thanks for a great meal!!!
3/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
Despite the waiter's recommendation
Despite the waiter's recommendation I had the short rib Stroganhoff and it was delicious! My husband very much enjoyed the scallops.
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Had a great Easter Brunch
Had a great Easter Brunch there. It was a buffet; had fewer items, but each were high quality. Buffet items were constantly replaced so everything was really fresh. Our waitress was attentive, never were left without drinks. Overall, delicious brunch!
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Perfect Easter Brunch
My daughter and I very much enjoyed the Easter Brunch. There is a good variety of food including an omelette station, all meats entree and seafood (my favorite). Not an overly huge spread but just enough and the price is very good. A lot of fun and good desserts (the cotton candy was cute for Easter). Good location and I like the open and modern setting. I want to check out happy hour. I would definitely recommend the District and come back for more.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Excellent Easter brunch
We ate their for our first time for Easter brunch. Cannot say enough about our excellent experience from the wonderful attention from everyone on staff, to the quality of the food. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We will be back again next year!
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
AM*****ZING 5* A restaurant
Had an absolutely incredible brunch. Wish we had gone many times before. I feel like we've been missing out. I don't think I've ever been to a place where I can say that about the food, the service, etc. Usually one thing is spot on but the other items suffer. Not here. AWESOME. Now nobody go because I want to go back!
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
The Pan Seared Scallops sitting
The Pan Seared Scallops sitting on top of a long corn bread was as good as it looked. Presentation was nice and food was great.
4/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Dually creative takes on traditiona
Dually creative takes on traditional fare and some 'out-there' items made culinarily approachable! Cordial yet attentive wait staff; nicely done space.
4/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Adequate for our purposes.
Adequate for our purposes. Surprising number of seafood entres.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a lovely server and
We had a lovely server and the food was amazing! I highly recommend the scallops. For being attached to a hotel, it definitely has a flare all its own that doesn't make you feel like you are hotel dining. My whole family loved it!
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
the food was wonderful, the live Jazz was great. it made for a wonderful night out. we will definitely be going back
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
We came here for my mom's birthday and had a great time. Our server was very friendly and did a great job, especially when we were trying to do a birthday dessert for my mom. He was very knowledgeable about the menu as well. I have only been to District for Happy Hour and really enjoyed the ambiance and food so wanted to try dinner. Was not disappointed!
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Mothers Day Brunch
Great value for the food and atmosphere for Mothers Day brunch. Lots of selection and endless champagne, what else could you ask for. Will definitely be going back next year.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very good downtown restaurant
I usually avoid hotel restaurants butmade an exception and am very glad I did. Food and drink here are from the US, often from local sources, well prepared and delicious. I would put District at the top of my list when heading downtown to the Herberger or the Symphony.
5/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
A nice find in downtown Phoenix!
Bar was hopping when we got there. Restaurant deserted. But we'd had excellent food and excellent service. Tenderloin was exceptional as well AZ salmon.
6/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
We never venture downtown for dinner but now we will. The place was jumping when we arrived, so the mood was set to have a good time. We all tried something different and each dish was perfect, except maybe the dates. That must be an acquired taste. We will certainly revisit this restaurant again.
6/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Downtown Location
I chose this restaurant because of the good reputation of the Sheraton and the convenient location downtown as we were going to a baseball game afterwards so it was easy to walk to the game. The menu had interesting food choices as I ordered the Polenta and my husband, the rib-eye steak. We each enjoyed our meals. Our 11 yr. old son had a typical but healthy selection from the children's menu which he enjoyed. The seating was comfortable and elegant and the restaurant had a modern feel to it. The service was outstanding. The only negative would be that the restaurant is ground level so there's no great view of the city. The Sheraton did a good job of blocking most of the street and sidewalk traffic scene and noise.
6/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Everything was spot on wonderful...
Everything was spot on wonderful...would go back again!
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Not what we thought
The food was great as was the service but we didn't realize that the restaurant was in a hotel. If I was staying at the hotel I would go for breakfast everyday! But we were looking for something a little differ then a breakfast buffet and a small selection of items from the kitchen. We just recently came from the south where breakfast is done with style every Sunday. So we were a little disappointed but would steer people away. Like I said everything was great, just not the type of breakfast experience we were looking for.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
An excellent place to meet for a lunch conference.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food, weird ambience
The food was really good, the service was pretty good, but the restaurant was empty. It is HUGE, but my husband and I were one of about five tables on a Saturday night. It was just a little awkward. Very bright lighting and quiet. I feel like this would be a better brunch spot than dinner.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
21st Birthday Lunch
This restaurant made a perfect destination for my daughter's 21st birthday! Our waiter was professional and friendly. He was attentive, but not hovering. The chef's trio was the perfect combination of flavors and sizes. The grilled ham and cheese (award-winning) was a hit. We split dessert, which they graciously put on two plates. We'd go back to check out the Bar Scene some afternoon!
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went for Restaurant Week and were very impressed. Service was good-personable, attentive. The food was delicious and generous portions. Our daughter ordered off the regular menu- her crab cakes were beautifully presented and very good. Her main course scallops were also excellent. The short rib, on the RW menu, was heavenly. A great experience. We will recommend to others and hope to be back again.
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pre- Concert Luncheon
Whenever we are going to Symphony Hall or the Herberger we like eat at District American. The food and the staff are wonderful!
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
I've been to The District
I've been to The District twice. It is so conveniently located across the street from the Herberger. It makes a great pre-show dinner and post-show drinks location. Both times I have stopped in (we park at the Sheraton) after a play there is a band playing. It's a nice spot to stop and enjoy music and the one you love.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect Pre-Theatre Date Night Spot
District is an excellent place to start Date Night! Valet parking included. Brilliant chef preparation and wine pairing at brilliant pricing. Complimentary candy Floss. Attentive servers. Walk to Herberger in under 5 minutes! Come back after the performance and relax in a cool bar environment.
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pleasantly surprised by a hotel
I'm not usually very optimistic about hotel restaurants, but this is one of those exceptions. I eat here even when I'm not staying at this property, which was the case this time. Many of the ingredients are locally sourced, and the herbs are mostly grown in the roof top garden. The salmon that I had was really good--perfectly seared and crispy outside, with a moist, medium interior. My son also enjoyed the ribeye, which looked a little overdone under the light outside, but under regular light was the right color. It tasted right, but it's a peculiarity of the color of the lighting. Dessert was amazing--Chocolate, salted caramel, marshmallows. Yum. A favorite in downtown Phoenix.
10/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
Very Good Dining Experience
I really enjoyed the views and the food was really great. The portions weren't overwhelming which is good and the service was very responsive. I would definitely go back again.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great service and excellent
Great service and excellent food! Highly recommended!
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Decided to try this before the symphony, the food was awesome and the service was spectacular: attentive but not intrusive. We'll definitely return.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM