District Social

4.3
683 Reviews
$30 and under
American

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Pre/post Theatre
Casual
District Social is located in the heart of New York City's Garment District, just steps from Madison Square Garden, the attractions of Times Square and Broadway's vibrant theaters. Our menu, developed by renowned Chef Harrison Mosher, blends styles and flavors from around the world to create a dining experience that is quintessential New York. Complemented by our selection of wine, locally sourced craft beer and thoughtfully composed cocktails, we are sure to have something to suit every taste.
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4.3based on all time ratings
4.2
food
4.2
service
4.0
ambience
3.9
value
Noise · Moderate
86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipDavey
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Way too loud

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vipEllemc
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very attentive and nicely-paced service for a large group of 12 made for a really enjoyable experience at a lively spot. The spacious, quiet table at the back of the restaurant was a welcome surprise that allowed us to enjoy the buzz and, at the same time, engage in conversation. All of the appetizers and entrees hit the mark with the flatbreads a real hit. I will definitely return.

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vipbrianfitzgerald
New England
46 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Friday night so very crowded and loud. Wait staff was attentive...fluke ceviche was excellent... veggie flatbread was good - olives and artichokes. Overall very good experience for a late walk in....

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vipBruceP
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lively atmosphere. Good drink list and great food

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vipgenre
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and overall experience. Had the ceviche and the grilled calamari. Nice presentation & delicious. Perfectly seasoned with balanced acidity. Would definitely return.

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Tsurf
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Solid place ! Enjoyed our meal with attentive service

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vipReilly
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Good atmosphere and a bang for your buck for meeting in NYC.

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CarolR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

District Social was a pleasant surprise: Enjoyed the food and the service was very friendly. Only negative: Although we were seated in the back dining room, the noise level was very loud, but this is a common issue in many restaurants. The overall experience would have been more enjoyable had it been less noisy.

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vipNWJ91
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The kale salad is a MUST! Service was amazing and food was very, very good! This will become a new staple for our trips to the city!

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vipBrianW
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

So many choices, so little time! Dined last weekend at the District Social after seeing American Utopia late matinee showing. For starters we ordered the risotto and yukon potato croquettes, artichoke flatbread, calamari fritters, and spinach salad for the table. For entrées, my daughter had the gnocchi;my son had the hanger steak; my wife had the sunchoke soup; and I had the lamb tangine. I am happily overwhelmed by the consistency of delicious food served at this establishment. It is my go to place certainly for theater and Garden events. I can't wait to try their newly opened a restaurant in Chelsea.

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LorinK
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience2

The food was not good. French toast was only two pieces and came out burnt. My meal was not worth $14 because I could’ve made it at home. The wine was good though. Hostess was very nice. Server was good but not great. Very limited menu options. Would not go again

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good place to have some beers after work. Good dinner. Service was good. My dish was good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Poor customer service

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DavidD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

very cool spot. took my family for a sunday brunch. food was great. service was outstanding. will def be back!

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vipChristineC
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

It was brunch and it was was very good the brunch part but I was still a little hungry afterwards.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really good food and terrific service.

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LesleyS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience2

I've been here for a drink and it was really nice, lovely decor and not too noisy. I was looking for a place to have dinner where one could also have a conversation so one of the parameters I put into open table was quiet conversation but this place was incredibly noisy. There is a very big bar area and it was packed. For the review the highest noise level you can give is energetic but this was more than that. Very misleading. I love the decor here but the food was not great. We;'re all adventurous eater however they had some very odd flavor combinations most of which just didn't quite work. I had the duck which was pretty good. We shared what they called cheesecake for dessert but it was nothing like cheesecake in either flavor or texture. Also the waitress asked us if we wanted the check right after we'd finished our main courses and kept asking quite frequently even though the place was emptying out for dinner so they clearly didn't need the table. I would definitely recommend it for a drink earlier in the week and earlier in the evening or if you want a very trendy and busy social scene.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and convenient location

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viphappy
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great option for post-show drinks or dinner. Great staff! Just far enough away from tiles square that it’s not crazy or full of tourists, but walkable from theatres. Appetizers were particularly great. Brussel sprouts, meatball flatbread, lamb skewers, were particularly good. Mains were good but not as flavorful or inventive as the apps. BUT cocktails and wines were delicious and none of it wasn’t good. The sprouts just set the bar high. Will be back!!!

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IrisB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

The food was delicious & food proportion adequate, the place was very clean and the waiter was accommodating and very helpful.

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LeishaM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Have been here a couple of times - once for drinks before a show at MSG and most recently, with my out of town parents needing a quick bite to eat for a Broadway show. It's not (quite) well known to tourists so it's nice to be able to avoid that crowd in Midtown. It's also a nice alternative to what I feel like are mostly Italian restaurants in the area. Food was really good - all were happy - the charred broccoli though was very salty. Otherwise, I would recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fui el 31/12. Cuando reserve no especificaba que había solo dos menu Fijos para elegir y eran muy caros. El lugar y la atención fue excelente.

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DavidS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Brunch was only okay. Portions were a little short, and something like a bread basket might have been a nice touch. Had to flag down a waiter every time I needed something because he wasn’t circulating and paying attention. The ambiance is nice for a pub setting, but wood floors reflect a lot of sound, so it can get loud. The upstairs lounge might be quieter. I’ll try up there next time. Altogether a positive experience.

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JillS
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We went before seeing a show with our teenage kids and we loved it. Great food. Nice ambiance and great martinis!

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vipSAG1
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were terrific !!

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vipColliers
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came to have diner after the theater. The food was excellent and waitstaff couldn’t have been nicer

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience5

The drinks and food are standard for midtown restaurant. Like the holiday decorations. It is a spacious place. However the service is not good. Our waiter is very impatient. He even took my wife’s wine away before she finishes it. Would still go back just wish we get a different waiter.

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vipMadreMom
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We had reservations for 3 friends who
M et there for a gift exchange and happy hour. When I learned that the 4 pm start of the happy hour was only at the bar, I asked one of the hosts (a guy), if we can make our reservation for a little later so we could enjoy the happy hour. A bit bothered, he said he couldn’t make it any later than 15 minutes since he was expecting the tables to be filled. I understood and we decided to sit at the table without happy hour prices. However, we were there for a little over an hour and a half and the table area were we were seated was almost empty throughout so he could have accommodated three of us easily. Also, drinks were watered down at the table and our waiter, who was very nice, served us the wrong flatbread. We didn’t complain because he was very nice. I don’t plan to return but people at the bar were having a great time.

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filmcutterguy
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, drinks and service- amazing! There was an office Christmas party that was a bit distracting...

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KaroleL
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

I made a reservation via Open Table and the hostess seated me at the worst table in the house. Since I was a "single" my business wasn't valued. When I arrived there were several other tables I could have been seated at and I asked but she said they were all reserved. When I left, there were still better tables.

The food was so-so. I know it is the holiday season and perhaps the kitchen was over extended with large parties.

I have eaten at District Social a few times and found that as a "single", I am not valued by the hostess and possibly by management. I guess they want the bigger parties and not to be bothered with smaller ticket amounts.

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CristinaY
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great for girls night!!! Great atmosphere and great apps.

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vipTasterschoice
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good service

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

It was lovely. The food was good and we had a good time. Loved the Christmas feel.

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MaryG
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Nothing special.... limited menu.... service could be better

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JoeW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were early to our sitting and full menu wasn't yet available. Limited menu fit our needs. Nice wine selection.

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AngieG
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Limited pricey menu with no offering of a soup of the day nor daily special. They did offer a combo brunch which included unlimited mimosa's or bloodies but you had to order your meal basically as soon as you sat down, which if you wanted that option, made you feel very pressured. The wait staff was not attentive at all, we had to flag them each time we needed something.

Given the limited pricey menu and the less than stellar service, I would be hard pressed to return.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Adam was excellent!

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Patron
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Everything was good expect it was very loud. I wish it was quieter so it would have been easier to have conversations.

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vipNuYawker
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience1

It's CRAZY loud and the food is just okay. I ordered the spinach salad to start with and requested NO cheese. So I get it without cheese but with a cream cheese dressing......SMH

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice spot before a show at msg. Food was very good.

FAQs

District Social offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 994-9599.

District Social is rated 4.3 stars by 683 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.