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District

4.2
4.2
998 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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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • 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

Menu

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What 998 people are saying

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4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 3.9Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4

    It was our 40th wedding anniversary. We had reservations. When we arrived there weee only 3 other parties seated. Once we ordered our food arrived at our table in less than 10 minutes. At that time I knew it was impossible that our meals had been freshly prepared. I had scallops. They were prepared nicely but very chewy which, to me, indicated they were not fresh. The risotto was barely warm which indicated it was prepared in advance. The taste was very strong and I actually could not eat it. I believe it has been warmed over. I have no proof of it. I really like risotto and was looking forward to having it. Needless to say, our anniversary dinner was ruined. We were very disappointed. Although the waiter, Tony, was kind, he seemed to be afraid to get too close. He always seemed to be just passing by instead of really serving us. I do not plan to return.

  2. LG

    LisaG

    Cleveland

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The staff was terrific! We loved our food. There was something for everyone…vegan, gluten free, nut free. So many great choices

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent all around! I got the wedge salad and the filet. The filet was cooked perfectly and was super tender. My husband got the blueberry salad and brisket, both were great. Drinks were very tasty and even the bread and butters were delicious. The lava cake and ice cream dessert was a lovely end to the meal. Our server was attentive and friendly, we’ll definitely be back.

  4. MB

    MarkB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Had a great evening with wonderful food and service ! Highly recommend the short ribs !

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2020

    overall3food2service4ambience3

    Risotto was not really Risotto, it was more like rice with a little pizzazz. We didn’t feel like when we left we were satisfied for the amount of money spent to quality of entree:. Drinks were delightful, and service was great.

  6. c

    consistentlytasty

    Cleveland

    35 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    overall3food3service3ambience5

    Looking for a quick after theater dinner. Nice atmosphere, close to theater, everything was fine but nothing special. I usually look for a dining experience, it was not outstanding

  7. CT

    CrankThatBass

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I took my family for Downtown Cleveland Restaurant Week. We had a great time on an early Sunday afternoon. We received excellent service from Chris and enjoyed generous portions. The atmosphere was bright, classy but not too forward about it. It felt like a more polished version of one's go-to neighborhood restaurant.

  8. t

    tiptoe

    Cleveland

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    We ate here during restaurant week, and the value was great. A couple of minor problems were fixed with a smile.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2020

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    We visited the District for brunch before a show. The location to the theater was a quick 5 minute walk, which was our primary reason for choosing it. The vibe was pleasant and they had a duo performing some quiet easy listening music. The food was a bit of a disappointment. Two of us ordered the breakfast omelet which lacked on flavor and was over cooked. Our other guest ordered the eggs Benedict which she said was good. Service was slow even though it was not that crowded. I would return only for the convenience of being a close walk to the theater.

  10. m

    michellev

    Columbus

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Had Sunday brunch before a show. Excellent service. Had calamari as an app - highly recommend. Main course of shrimp and grits - tasty. Overall very good experience.

  11. H

    Hlanc

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Chris was our server and he was very friendly and funny. The food was excellent and the atmosphere was just what we were hoping for.

  12. LL

    LaaLaaGirl

    Cleveland

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service!

  13. PF

    ParmaFoodies

    Cleveland

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2020

    overall3food2service4ambience4

    First time there. Very disappointed in scallops entree my husband got. It looked like what you’d get for an appetizer - 5 very small pieces with 3 pieces of asparagus that’s it. $28 ? I had to share my dinner with him, which was just ok. Over seasoned pork chop, marinated in garlic or something. Nice atmosphere but not impressed with food

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great experience. Good food great atmosphere! We will definitely be back!

  15. PD

    PatriciaD

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2020

    overall3food3service2ambience3

    After being seated, had to wait a long time for a server to bring water and drinks. Food was average. My salmon dinner was food. Spouse had pork chops. The pork chops were tough. Dessert creme brûlée was a frozen dessert - certainly not home made (and disappointing). Coffee sat too long.

  16. s

    susie

    Cleveland

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great service. Food was delicious.

  17. MM

    MelissaM

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was fabulous!! Perfect, cozy place for a meal before heading to Playhouse House Square. Get the scallops!!!!!

  18. S

    Scott

    Pittsburgh

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2020

    overall2food2service2ambience2

    The tables were too close to enjoy a conversation with my wife. The person sitting next to me was bumping elbows with me. In addition the service was less than average. Lastly, I ordered the filet cooked medium. Not only was it a terrible cut, it was cooked well and tasteless. I will say the truffled mashed potatoes were very good. All in all I really can’t refer a friend to District and I won’t be returning. Thank you

  19. D

    Dawn

    Cleveland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    Overall a good experience, just a few Minor things. I asked to be sat in a more romantic location if possible. We were instead sat in a very very loud corner area between 2 groups. It did quiet down a bit after another table left but it was difficult to carry a conversation in the beginning. We also had 7:30pm reservations and the menu was fixed choices due to it bring NYE and at 7:30pm items (clams) were already sold out and unavailable. Also had to ask several times for the cocktail menu. Other than that, we had a great time with the friends we were with and the food was good.

  20. AB

    ABSincle

    Cleveland

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2019

    overall3food2service3ambience3

    We went before the theater, but there were no reservations prior to 6:15 PM and our play was at 7:30 so we were concerned that we would be rushed. We got there a little early and there were only two tables of other diners, so I have no idea why there weren't any Open Table reservations available before 6:15. That was the first red flag. Our server was nice enough, but there weren't any specials and nothing on the menu popped out at us. I ordered the brisket and it was full of fat. The gravy was gelatinous and unflavorful. My son ordered the Delmonico and it, too, was totally fatty. He probably had 3 bites that weren't full of lard. Totally gross. My other son got the scallops and liked the dish. Husband got the parppardelle and it had so many olives in it that the flavor overtook the dish. When we left, the place was nearly empty except for a few people at the bar. Also, we sat in the middle of the restaurant, not even by the door, and it was still drafty when the door was opened. Overpriced food that isn't very good. Don't make the same mistake we did, and go to Cowell and Hubbard or Cibreo before the theater.

  21. M

    Michael44256

    Cleveland

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding food and a wonderful, attentive server.

  22. K

    Kgng

    Cleveland

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best food and service at Playhouse Square

  23. a

    alang

    Cleveland

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 7, 2019

    overall1food1service4ambience4

    Most disappointing. I doubt that we will ever return

  24. EK

    EileenK

    Cleveland

    47 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2019

    overall3food4service3ambience4

    I realize we were there pre-theater and the restaurant was very crowded all with pre-theater people. However the confusion going on with the food and drinks out of the kitchen was incredible. The food tasted good, and our server was very attentive,but items all came in a random order. The tables on either side of us were also missing items. Entrees coming before appetizers, sides and drinks never showing up. It was very chaotic. District is leaving a lot of money on the table. More drinks would have been ordered, possibly dessert. From being crammed in I could see the same happening at the adjacent tables.

  25. m

    mattc

    Cleveland

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We happen to be at a show this past Saturday and saw the restaurant, looked up a few reviews (They were great), booked our reservation on OpenTable for after our show and arrived with a super friendly staff and super accommodating. My wife got the short ribs and they were fantastic. I got the seafood risotto dish and it was absolutely outstanding ate every last bite. Great place ! We will be back every time we go to a show.

  26. BA

    BhodisAlpha

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2019

    overall2food2service2ambience4

    We were disappointed in what we got for the $$ we spent. It really came down to the quality of the food. Nothing wow'd us, and when you drop $150 for 2 people, you want to be wow'd.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2019

    overall2food2service4ambience2

    We were originally seated by the door (pet peeve of mine especially having made reservations a month ahead of time). Thankfully the host reseated us along a wall with other guests. The food was decent. Nothing to write home about. Our server was great but didn’t make up for the noise level and ok food. Probably won’t go back. Just didn’t feel like the price matched the whole experience and resulted in a low value result for me.

  28. K

    Kari

    Cleveland

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2019

    overall3food3service5ambience4

    This was our first time there, and the ambiance and the menu exceeded our expectations. However, the food fell far short of what we expected. The salads we delicious but the entree, the prime rib special, was tasteless and the texture was as if it had been put through a tenderizer. They did give us a free dessert and we chose the pumpkin trifle. It was tasteless, as if they opened a can of pumpkin and didn’t flavor it. Very disappointing

  29. C

    Coffeebean52

    Cleveland

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Very tasty brunch before Playhouse Square show.

  30. EO

    EatsOutOften

    Cleveland

    73 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    A duck leg was substituted for the goose confit. The goose is so much better. I was told after I ordered but still disappointing. Everything was wonderful as usual.

  31. U

    Underwhelming

    Cleveland

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2019

    overall2food2service3ambience4

    What District has going for it is the proximity to the theaters. It has a cool décor and vibe. The food was ordinary. The drinks were good. The service was good and prompt but they forgot the salad dressing in my wife's salad.

  32. CF

    ClevFood

    Baltimore

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2019

    overall2food2service3ambience3

    Good overall lacked flavor. Appetizers were bland. Pork chop had absolutely no seasoning, although was cook decently to temperature. Will not be going back.

  33. S

    Susan

    Cleveland

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Excellent. Great spot for dinner before the theater.

  34. MC

    MarkC

    Cleveland

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    My wife and I go out weekly for date night dinner. Our experience at District last Sat was wonderful. Our server (whose name I don’t have) was great! Attentive, competent and friendly! My barramundi was delicious! Again, we eat out almost every Sat and have been to most every fine dining restaurant throughout NE Ohio and beyond I would put this experience up against any restaurant - including restaurants with entree and wine prices double that of District. In a word, great job!!

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2019

    overall2food2service3ambience1

    Food was over cooked. This was party of 10 and all if it was over cooked. Will not be back. Understand why the place was empty. Bummer

  36. JM

    JimM

    Pittsburgh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The server explained the specials and let us talk a while before we ordered. The food was very good and served hot.

  37. TH

    TomH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    It would be extremely helpful if the menu explained that the fries accompanying the wraps and sandwiches were sweet potato fries and not regular fries as it suggests. I despise sweet potatoes and there was no accomodation even suggested after the waiter asked if I was ok with that and I said no and the plate was already in front of me. So, wasted food product that could have been avoided. And, for the price of the meals there should have been a suggested alternative.

  38. SK

    ShariK

    Cleveland

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The District is always a great place to dine in Cleveland. Everything on the menu is yummy! I love their bread and dipping sauces. Nice presentation. Friendly service. Side note: Very clean and lovely bathrooms.

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2019

    overall3food4service3ambience2

    Initial service was good, but had to ask for bill and then no one came to pick up the payment. Only two tables in the restaurant, so they weren’t too busy to give good service. Food was good, but carpet was dirty under all tables and needed swept and the wood on the bottom of the tables was dirty and needed dusting.

  40. MA

    MicheleA

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2019

    overall1food1service4ambience2

    Our meals were incorrect! The server tried to fix them. She was very sweet! And removed items from our check. My salad was brown & wilted

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District is rated 4.2 stars by 998 OpenTable diners.

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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

  • 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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