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District, Cleveland, OH
District, Cleveland, OH
District, Cleveland, OH

District

4.0
4
1019 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
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 in Playhouse Square 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 Cleveland Location, District Will Compliment the Cleveland Restaurant Landscape.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Contemporary European, Mediterranean
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (216) 858-1000
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Ricky Polk
  • Private party facilities
    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, District can accommodate all of your special event needs.
  • Private party contact
    Eric McIntyre: (844) 283-3913
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown Cleveland / Playhouse Square
  • Cross street
    Entrance on East 14th
  • Parking details
    Entrance on East 14th Street<br />Valet available during shows from 5pm until close
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,019 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.0
4 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Cleveland

    Good for special occasions

1,019 Reviews
  1. CLEDiner

    Cleveland

    112 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    112 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Overall, very mediocre experience. Every item we ordered from drinks to entrees was served separately with 5-10 minute gaps. There wasn’t one thing we ordered that we could consume together given how piecemeal everything came from the bar or kitchen. Service was friendly, but sparse. The food was hot and tasty, but not prepared to the menu descriptions which required requests for missing items or acceptance of the preparation and presentation as served. Unlikely that we return before a Playhouse performance.

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  2. John

    Cleveland

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Dorothy was an excellent and attentive server. Very convenient to the Playhouse square area

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  3. DandD

    Cleveland

    27 reviews

    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A great place for dinner before seeing a show at Playhouse Square. We had very attentive service and the menu had a number of interesting dishes, but several were not available even though we were there early. Also, they didn't have any decaf coffee, nor milk for tea!

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  4. ThomK

    Cleveland

    32 reviews

    3.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Seems conceived as a one-visit-only place for tourists or out-of-towners. Entrée pasta dish served on what appeared to be a salad/side dish like they didn't want to have to clean a larger plate. Service was pretty good. Overall all not bad but on the lower end of average. Not rushing to go back.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Toledo

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The meal was amazing and so was the service! We will be back.

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  6. Tina

    Cleveland

    48 reviews

    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great brunch menu. Liked the braised rib flatbread and waffle chicken sandwiches

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  7. MissV

    Cleveland

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Highly recommend the duck! Tony was amazing. We got out on time for the show at playhouse Square!

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  8. PamelaP

    Cleveland

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Cold food, poor service and the restaurant was empty.

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  9. Clarke

    Cleveland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were going a play, drove in from Fremont, Ohio. Great parking nearby, close to all the theaters. Alittle confusing because their address says Euclid Ave. but the front of the restaurant is on a different side of the building. So while we were walking looking for the place I called the hostess and she said we are really close. So she said I will go outside and wave you down. We were 100 yards away. She was great. Waitresses were very nice and available. Don't hesitate to go there.

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  10. TamiW

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We there before a play. The food was so excellent along with the waiter was and everyone their and we all had a great time. We were out before the Buzz and it was a great evening with friends. It started there at the District.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and great service loved our waitress brought my wife for a date night and she loved it we will be back after she has our daughter

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Made reservations before seeing a show and we couldn’t have been more pleased. Staff was very friendly and attentive, ambience was very classy, and we were able to get gluten free options for my wife’s allergy. They even allowed us to order off of the dinner menu fairly early. Unique and tasty cocktails were the icing on the cake. Will definitely go again and would recommend to anyone visiting the theatre district.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Very disappointing experience. The service was really slow. Took about 20 min to get our drinks and bread. But more than that, the food was not good. I got the halibut and saffron risotto and there was no flavor. The fish was over cooked and tasted about as good as a Lean Cuisine frozen dinner. For $36 I expect much better.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Not a fan of a brunch only menu. Said it was a three egg item only got two eggs and they were ice cold by the time they were served. We were seated at 11 AM and did not get our food until 1215. Extremely nice waitress but seriously slow kitchen.

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  15. Jennp1

    Cleveland

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Preshow meal on a Sunday pm. Service was attentive and prompt. Food and beverages were fine. Would return for another preshow meal based on great experience

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  16. CatherineM

    New York City

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was terrible Took 1 hour after ordering to get food Dinners were supposed to come with potatoes and a vegetable We did not get the vegetable Ordered lobster came with no drawn butter When I asked for it it came cold We made our reservations for 2 hours before our 7:30 show Since the food took so long we did not have time for dessert

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  17. Heatherw

    Cleveland

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was not good. Overpriced for the portions. Didn’t taste great.

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  18. StageGuru

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service, fun drinks, delicious food! What a lovely dinner with friends before a show.

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  19. MelissaH

    Cleveland

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great stop before a play. Food is consistently good:) waitstaff is always nice.

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  20. TimM

    Baja California Sur

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    First time dining there. Food was excellent, and the service was very attentive. Would definitely go back.

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  21. MichelleK

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The new decor is gorgeous, but the acoustics are poor. The server was delightful, but service was slow. It took over 20 minutes of staring at butter on the table to get bread served. The meal was meh at best. I have always liked this establishment, but if this last trip were my first, I would not go back.

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  22. Diner

    Cleveland

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    This place has really went down hill. Subpar food and service. It’s too bad because it used to be a great place to go before or after a play, but we sadly won’t be returning.

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  23. NealV

    Cleveland

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always have a good experience. Eric and his staff always exceed expectations.

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  24. abme

    Cleveland

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was just OK. I ordered a blackened salmon that was recommended. There was almost no blackening on it and the fish was over cooked. My husband’s short ribs were basic but good. The Brussel Sprouts app was fantastic. When I shared the issue with my fish, the waitress offered to bring out extra seasoning but not remake. Overall, there are better options in the area for the price.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Me and my family was only ones there on a Sunday evening 10/1/23. It's our first time going to the restaurant it was clean, elegant class, the server was awesome. My parents and cousin love the coffee said it's delicious as well the food perfect worth the price. I do recommend this restaurant for first timers or a date night. Keep up good work.

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  26. bubbles

    Cleveland

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect pre-theater dining. Everyone in our party of six loved their dinner. Service was excellent and everyone on staff took great care of us. This is a good place to go just for the atmosphere and food itself, but it's perfect for combining with any event happening in downtown Cleveland. Easy to get to and close enough to all theater and sporting venues for one stop parking.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    The food was very very good as was the craft cocktails. But the ambience, especially the condition of the facility, nail holes in the walls and very boring decor, was lacking. Service was so so.

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  28. North2South

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    I was looking forward to a nice, Saturday, dinner out with my guy. We dressed for the evening and drove from Kent. Our server was friendly, but the overall experience was really underwhelming. The menu had an Asian flare (not Mediterranean as the website indicates), drinks were not mixed well, the decor is very basic, and the food was just not good (overly sweet sauces, overcooked fish, etc.) I enjoy a good meal and don't mind paying for it. District just doesn't execute well, so it's best to go elsewhere.

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  29. ShariS

    Charlotte

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Met some family members for an early dinner before a Guardians game. Among us we ordered the strawberry arugula salad, the short rib and the salmon. Everyone was very happy with their food. Service was quick, probably because we were so early (5pm), and the ambiance was nice. One family member said she felt underdressed (we were dressed for the game). They are probably more accustomed to seeing dressier, theater-going people; but I highly doubt we were the only ones to ever show up in jeans and T-shirts.

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  30. ChannS

    Cleveland

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We were last customers in on a Saturday night, but they really took care of our party of 6. Food was delicious!

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  31. JohnHoopie

    Cleveland

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have season tickets for the Cleveland Play House and as part of our date night we usually dine at District, partly because it's conveniently located near Playhouse Square but mainly because the menu has something for everybody, including many gluten-free items in a kitchen that works diligently to avoid any cross contamination issues (as someone with Celiac disease, I have never had an issue with anything I've ordered here) and an excellent bar with some terrific cocktails (I highly recommend "My Favorite Things"). On top of this is the superb service which always makes sure that we arrive in plenty of time for the show.

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  32. UDParent

    Cleveland

    57 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Usually one of our top go-to restaurants before the theater, but it was not up to par this evening. Our waitress was very good and the service was excellent.

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  33. LeBack

    Cleveland

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Mother’s Day brunch. Good food, good prices, great server. Had the avocado toast and it was a little too much tomato chutney and not enough avocado. Great was very good.

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  34. MayraC

    Cleveland

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Food was blahh, service was not good, place was regular.

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  35. VicW

    Cleveland

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Came in on time. Ordered on time. Extremely late delivery with entree. Server tending bar and tables. Seems like they forgot our order. Other patrons arriving after us received their food much sooner than us. Once they realized we did not receive our food, we were told the owner was taking care of it. The red snapper order came out like rubber. Indication of extremely overcooked or microwave blast. Could not cut it with a steak knife. They did not charge for the snapper after told the snapper was not edible and sent back. However, did not really make any attempt to make things right. At that point we spent more time at the restaurant than we had available. Paid and left. Hard to recommend based on experience.

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  36. JenniferG

    Cleveland

    18 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice place and proximity to the area, good service, small portion size

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing service and food. Definitely will dine there again

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  38. LARC

    Pittsburgh

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a fantastic brunch prior to seeing Hamilton. We’d come back again for certain!

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  39. FuzzyLogic

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    First time at District and dinner was wonderful. I thoroughly enjoyed my meal (fish) and my husband loved his vegetarian dinner (roasted delicata squash) too (though he was a tad hungry later that evening). We also had an appetizer and salad - everything was fresh and thoughtfully plated. Service was excellent and the drinks were superb. Although it started to get busier as the evening grew later and the restaurant filled up (we had had an early reservation), it was not "loud" by any means - we could still maintain normal voices for our conversation. The convenience for Playhouse square is also a huge plus. I'll definitely be back.

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  40. JCraigMcAtee

    Cleveland

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    First time at District. Treated us exceptionally well from start to finish. We really enjoyed the Drag Show Brunch very much! Will do it again in the future.

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FAQs

District is rated 4 stars by 1019 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today
Google Map for District

1350 Euclid Avenue, Ste 120, Cleveland, OH 44115

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Entrance on East 14th
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown Cleveland / Playhouse Square
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Contemporary European, Mediterranean
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Entrance on East 14th Street<br />Valet available during shows from 5pm until close
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Ricky Polk
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (216) 858-1000
  • Private party facilities
    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, District can accommodate all of your special event needs.
  • Private party contact
    Eric McIntyre: (844) 283-3913
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