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The District
The District

The District Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.thedistrictsocial.com/
  • Phone: (778) 338-4938
  • Hours of Operation: 4 - late daily.
    10 -3 brunch Friday Saturday Sunday and holiday Mondays
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Gastro Pub
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Esplanade Avenue
  • Parking: No
A word from The District
A Dutch/Belgian inspired brasserie serving wonderful slow cooked food ( no microwaves in the building!) and a carefully selected selection of over 30 Belgian Beers. Known for an award winning cocktail menu and a strong BC wine program, The District is where you go to meet your neighbours in North Vancouver!

Please note that all tables have a 2 hour seating time.
All reservations have a 15 minute grace period.
We reserve the right to take back these seats if you are late and do not let us know.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
Diner Reviews
  • "Menu selection is extremely limited. Beet salad and burger were very good. Plate presentation was excellent. Service very good. Tables are too close together... literally touching elbows with your neighbour and offering zero privacy. Patio seating looks like a better option. Fortunately, we booked at 8:30pm and crowd cleared out within 15 minutes...making the seating normal. Don't recommend dining at peak hours due to cramped seating. Overall rate this establishment at 7/10 and good for North Vancouver dining."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "We are three friends from way back that get together once a year with lots to catch up on. We sat for hours and never felt rushed. The server was friendly and knowledgable. The wine from the Okanagon was delicious, as was my friends' mojitos and beer. The meatball appie was simple and good and my Croque Monsieur was a nice fun dinner. I had reserved a table inside and asked for a patio table if one came up which was not a problem. All for a reasonable price. Great meeting spot."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "District is quickly becoming our favourite brunch spot on the North Shore. The food is always delicious and the service is pretty good too. Make sure to make reservations for larger groups well in advanced as group seating is limited."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Went here on Saturday night for later dinner and had a reservation - didn't need it though, plenty of tables for 2 to walk in. Service was fine, polite and pretty prompt. Fries are very good but food is pretty greasy! Nice tables outside if you can get one - usually for larger parties - and bring a sweater, no heat lamps out there."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We decided to try The District for lunch had never been there before we had won a gift certificate and thought we would celebrate a Birthday Lunch we were a little taken back by the brunch menu but stayed and ordered the food was fabulous we all enjoyed it we all order different items from the menu. I would definitely go back for lunch and would now like to try the dinner menu. Will be suggesting The District to family and friends for a great lunch spot. We were surprised it wasn't busier, the service was great as well. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "We made a reservation for 4 adults and 1 one year old. They give us a corner table and have the high chair ready. The servers are very attentive and helpful. Great services, great food, will definitely go again!!!"
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "The best part of the dinner were the fries... the Belgian endive salad had no endive, it was mainly a red lettuce salad. .. the cheese recommendation was definitely from a non-cheese lover."
    Dined on 4/28/2014
  • "My husband and I used to go to The District every month or so for their breakfast. The last two times we have been have been very disappointing. We live in Coquitlam and drive to North Vancouver specifically for their buttermilk waffles. The last two times they have "ran out" even though it was very early in the day. I don't understand why they can't make more batter? Last time we were at The District (this past Sunday) there were coffee grinds in our water. I told the server this, and she didn't apologize and I had to ask for another glass of water. Very sloppy and rude. We won't be returning after this past visit. It's too bad, it used to be a good spot. "
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "My infant son feel in love with a waitress and the food was awesome."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "My hubby and I eat here at least once a week for Dinner or weekend Brunch. The service is always friendly, and the food is amazing! "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "We go here often for brunch and are always disappointed to find out they have run out of their crab cake bowl. Does not matter if we get there right when they open or 15 minutes after opening. Their service has gone downhill as we sit and sit waiting for our coffee to be filled. We will not be going back here."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Had to go accross the water to see a show and wanted to avoid the craziness of Yaletown HAd dinner at the District Delious mussells and Belgium frittes Husband had a steak and a great Belgium beer Service was spot on"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "I have been to The District a few times now, and have enjoyed every time there. The food is delectable, the beer choices are tasty, the staff super friendly, and the atmosphere is very chill and easy going. You can go there fancy or in sweats and not be out of place. Social gatherings here are awesome as they have a huge table on one side, or you can join another group of people sitting there (like communal seating). Definitely recommend this place to my friends."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "First time in this restaurant for dinner. Make a reservation as it gets hopping. Fantastic food, drinks and friendly service. The employees really like their job. The menus is only two pages, but versatile. Recommend to anyone who wants to enjoy a friendly and professional place that makes customers relax and feel happy."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "The food was great! No one in our group had any negative comments about the experience at all and we are planning to make this an annual tradition for St. Patty's!"
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "It was fun, casual, hip and good food. The wait staff were very accommodating and the beer list was excellent."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "We were seated by the door, so had people standing near us waiting for tables and frequent blasts of cold air when people came in. This would not be my choice for intimate dining as very noisy! The limited wine selection was a bit pricey!"
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "We were shocked and disapoointed in everything from beginning to end. Have been here many times in the past but wint go back now.Server was not attentive, Kitchen was very slow( wasnt a busy night) i could get the same fries at the white spot, everything we ordered came ot almost cold -music used to be funky and atmosphere was great- tonight it was totally lacking. Wow what a tragedy, this place used to have it all figured out."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "We had a groupon as I had never been here before...I was very happy to to see the place busy on a saturday night. A rainy night in North Vancouver made all the better by this neighborhood gem. Food was super with suggestions from our server. great wine and beer list. Will definitely go back"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "First time in this establishment. Glad we made reservations as lots of people were not able to get in. Interesting menu and neat European influence. Really enjoyed the mussels and frites as well as the chicken brie sandwich. Sampled beers - interesting flavours. We will return."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "From the minute we walked in until the moment we left, our experience was wonderful. The food was delicious, the atmosphere was vibrant. The staff all looked like they loved their jobs and were treated well. The wine was a lovely surprise! thank you to Cynthia for that. I definetily be back for dinner or drinks soon."
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "Excellent food, large portions and our server was super friendly. The patat friet were the best fries that I have ever tasted! I would definitely come back even without a Groupon for brunch as the menu looks great!"
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "not the first time here and very disappointing this time -food wise -however choc souffle made up for my disappointing scallops and cabbage"
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "District is the perfect little brunch restaurant. All of our tables meals were tasty and a good price. The service was very good even though our waitress told us that the other waitress had not shown up and the restaurant was packed (we wouldn't of noticed if she hadn't said anything well done!) The only down side is the restaurant is a little small with limited seating and every time the front door opened we were blasted with chilly air. We will be back for sure"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Haven't been here for a few years so was pleasantly surprised to find it still retained the quality I remembered. My friends and I had the breakfast bowls, and we all agreed they were amazing...so big I had to take half of mine home. Staff were super friendly and attentive, ambience was perfect, menus inspiring enough to make us want to come back for dinner in the future. Highly recommended! Glad to have re-found the District, will likely become a regular..."
    Dined on 2/2/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I dined at the district and it was delicious. Our server was fantastic and the food was ready quickly. Overall it was a great visit, we will definitely return."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "music too loud!!! Could not have any conversation due to the pounding foreground music.."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "I had the french mussels and they were cooked to perfection! Hug pot...can easily serve two!"
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "Really enjoyed the menu, wine, and service....all you'd want from a restaurant right? The only downside to the District is their choice of music and the level they play it at. It was some kind of electronic trance disco played at death volume...no chance of conversation, which is a major part of our dining experience."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "we went on a Friday night and had two steaks and 2 orders of the mussels. the mussels were very salty and over cooked. steak was fine. the food is not notable and you certainly wouldnt go ther for the ambience."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "We have arrived on Friday 2:30p.m. and were told that they only serve breakfast/lunch menu till 4:00p.m. That would be ok, except this menu is mostly breakfast items. There were some lunch choices, but alas, they were out of all of them except burger. So your choice at Friday 2:00.m. is breakfast or burger. This is a pub and I was expecting a proper pub fare."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "Went early on a Tuesday evening. We had been here before and had a pretty good experience but this evening my steak was marginal and my wife's steak sandwich was cold. We sent hers back and when it returned it was still not hot. No-one seemed to care that our meals were not what one would expect. Our server did her best but no sign of a manager or a chef to apologize."
    Dined on 12/17/2013
  • "Had a lot of fun at the District. It's has a great atmosphere and the food was awesome! Never a disappoint."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "Thoughtful menu. Serves food that you will enjoy eating over and over again. Excellent service. Great beer. What more can you expect?"
    Dined on 12/9/2013
  • "This was my first time dining here and I was pleasantly surprised. The tiny open kitchen turns out an impressive array of tasty and well executed dishes. The crab cake is chock full of real !!! crab. The roasted beet salad, the burger, the poutine were all perfectly cooked. The crème brulee cheesecake was good - not great. The wine list is small but well priced. A lovely evening out!"
    Dined on 12/4/2013
  • "The food was mediocre and the wine/beer list overpriced. I was not impressed with the quality of food and drinks and with so many choices on the north shore..it may be a long while until I return."
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "This was my second time at the District. I think my first visit might have set the bar too high, because I was a bit disappointed this time. I had reserved a table of 4 almost a month in advance, but they seated us right next to the door in a draft and in a main thoroughfare. They were out of lots of menu items - meatballs, quiche, certain bottles of wine, which was also a bit disappointing. Initially no one approached our table for almost 15 minutes, but after that our server was very attentive. The food was wonderful and overall we had a very nice dinner. I will be back - my first experience was so great that I think this place deserves another chance."
    Dined on 11/7/2013
  • "This is our fav. Place to go for dinner and weekend Brunch. The team is amazing and the food to die for."
    Dined on 11/1/2013
  • "As seniors, we enjoyed the drink and the food was excellent. It was quite noisy and the crowd was generally on the younger side. The food was a "cut above" your normal pub fare and the beer variety was great!"
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "sitting for 20 minutes with my finished plate in front of me is such a turn off from a satisfiting dinner. Constanly sitting with 1 tablespoon of wine in her glass when we have ordered a, lovely La Frenz bottle, after several wait staff has come by the table to bring each of our 3 coarses,and doesn't notice this , really disappoints my friend. When the main server avoids eye contact and the entire staff continuously disappears around 8:45pm, It is unsettling and ruins anotherwise fine tastey foodie night out . Luckily , we have many other options in Vancouver ,North and West Vancouver because we will not return unless it is for take out."
    Dined on 9/24/2013