District Eatery

4.2
147 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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District Eatery will provide a health-conscious menu using locally-sourced and natural ingredients, while still allowing patrons to indulge in their cravings. The stylish and rustic venue offers a shareable menu and artisan cocktails at affordable prices and promotes a fun and social environment.
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OT
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, and food was excellent!

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MB
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Great place in the theatre district. Great menu...lots of fresh choices. Food was excellent - salads were imaginative and flavorful. Steak was melt in your mouth tender and perfectly cooked. Will be back!

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M
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The menu had a wide variety of options, especially for people with dietary concerns- which is awesome! The food and drink service is reasonably quick, which is excellent. The service itself leaves some to be desired. Our server seemed quite overwhelmed and a little short.

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G
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The entire experience surpassed my expectations, it was bad weather outside ,and very early for the theatre. The greeter welcomed us in and said it was fine if we sat and waited until it was time for our reservation. The servers were very attentive, the food delicious and generous portions, being downtown, the prices very reasonable. Well Done!!!

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A
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good food. Lots of interesting choices. Some choices for vegetarians.

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E
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We arrived too late for our reservation, but we were seated at a very nice table. The menu was interesting and varied. Portions were sized realistically. The service was excellent. We’ll go again.

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CT
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Usually eat here before theatre.
It's very loud which limits conversation.
My companions vegan mash came to the table cold. Staff quickly remedied this with gentility and apology.
My omelette was tasty and the right temperature. I recommend tho the vegan meatless loaf dinner, my usual choice.
This time I chose from the brunch menu.
Wasn't a great meal but being brunch it's not like fine dining.
If only the noise of music was not so loud the ambiance would be more condusive to
eating with a companion.

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f
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious!!! One of the better restaurants I have been to in a long time. Had dinner before seeing “beautiful “. Food and drinks were fantastic. Service was good. Will definitely be back.

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RL
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Good atmosphere, nice place, and the food was pretty good (I appreciate the well labelled vegan options) but not on par with the best restaurants in the area. I ate the vegan burger and aspects of it were good - the patty, vegan mayo - but overall it was a little dry and average with unimaginative elements like a far too large and stiff piece of lettuce on the small burger.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Bowl of Zen - amazing!!

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SC
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good food at good prices. Generous prices. Very noisy.

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CM
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Food is good but the service is ssslllllooooowwwww. We were there at 5:00 - almost empty restaurant. Waited quite a while to be greeted and much longer to receive a drink.

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MC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Food was bang average. Service was decent. Super loud, weird layouts.

But most importantly, really average food. We had to return one dish as it tasted really bad.

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MC
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

We selected District Eatery for a work lunch because of the menu variety. Those who had the vegan/trendy food options (zen bowl, charcoal flatbread) enjoyed them; those who chose more traditional (piri piri chicken, chicken sandwich) did not. The food took a while for lunch.

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MR
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Admittedly I found it a little difficult to locate on the street as other than a big scripted sign above the restaurant (that's really hard to read from under the restaurant), there were no other signs on the door or windows. The food was good but a little light on the key flavours in the menu description. A lot of items had sesame seeds and as they are a major allergy, found the menu a little challenging to navigate although they did accommodate as much as possible. BIGGEST ISSUE: upon arrival of our first guest, they crossed off the reservation. When the next two, then one arrived, they said they didn't have a reservation for us yet our first guest had been seated at a table in the back while we sat waiting for her in the front. UGH!

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G
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are vegan and appreciate the many vegan options on the menu. Food and service was excellent.

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E
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

The service was impatient and very rude. She looked upset when I request some changes to the plate for dietary reasons. She seemed in an urge for my party and I to leave the restaurant. I am dissapointed about the service.

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GC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

we were going to the theatre and found this restaurant to be very conveniently located. it was a busy and vibrant atmosphere which we enjoyed. the service was very good as was the food. the food was a bit slow in coming but we had lots of time so it wasn't a problem. we would go back again

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DE
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

we all enjoyed our dinner. My food sensitivities were handled very well and my dinner came exactly as I ordered it. We will return to this restaurant in the future

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N
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

The service wasn't great. When I asked for a meat replacement, I was told that the veggie option wasn't tasty and then told there was no other option. It was a mediocre experience overall

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JD
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the moment we entered the front door, we were greeted with a friendly hello. Wait staff were great. Very engaged. Made recommendations. She even double checked for allergies. Overall a great experience. We have visited 3 times now. My wife and I have made District Eatery a favourite destination for pre theatre date nights. Thank you very very much.

James and Mimi Drivas

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CE
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Good menu for many different types of diets. Those with no restrictions will also enjoy.

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NS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Service was very slow, waitress never came back to ask how our meal was, so we sat with a spilled dressing container for the meal. The portion size was smaller than the last time I went.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

The menu was wonderful and very inclusive, my boyfriend and I absolutely loved all the options for our very different diet preferences. The food came out quickly and was absolutely delicious, very unique choices. Our drinks were quite special as well, specifically the rhubarb-fennel gin fizz.
We did struggle to get our servers attention throughout the evening, from the almost ten minutes it took to be directed to a table to struggling to order another round of drinks. She was perfectly pleasant when she did serve us, just not attentive.

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RH
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

My go to for making a reservation last minute and for an easy place to hang out. The fish and chips was ok, not the most amazing, sangria was good. The service wasn’t too busy but our waitress wasn’t always around and she wasn’t that friendly

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A
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Attended for a business lunch with 3 people, including myself. I had a vegan option - "meatless"loaf, one had a vegetarian option - pasta, one had a meat option - club sandwich. Everyone enjoyed their meal. I personally really liked the meatless loaf. The loaf itself was tasty, although the gravy was a plus. Roasted veggies and mash were outstanding. Seating was spacious. Ambiance was open, bright, perhaps a little on the loud side for my taste, but didn't impede conversation, although the restaurant wasn't full to capacity either. Service was good. I don't get downtown much, but would definitely go back if the opportunity arises.

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j
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed my later afternoon food here!!
District has a healthy take on fish and chips, that I really enjoyed along with the vegan kale Cesar salad.

Would highly recommend

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner before theatre.

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CM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Server was not very attentive
Love the mushroom toast!

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M
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Reasonable drink prices. Menu had a good variety of gluten free and vegan options. Food was tasty. Service was lackluster.

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MS
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great vibe, nice bar area and the bartenders were great! Food was delicious and the cocktails are fun and tasty. House wine is good and $1/oz.. no complaints there

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OT
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Went on a recommendation. Food and service were both great. Server went over the menu when we asked for suggestions. Very helpful and what we chose was delicious Restrooms are in the basement. Ladies room needs some work. Only 1 of 3 stalls had functioning locks.

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N
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

food takes a really long time to come but it is very tasty.

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J
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for a gluten free vegan experience. Nice surprises. The best was the pulled cauliflower!! Excellent deserts also. Stir away from the coffee/espresso...

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SH
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

The food was amazing! Very creative and absolutely delicious. I had the naan nachos and would definitely recommend getting them. My friend and I did a little tapas style dinner and shared every dish we got, which is what I recommend doing. You can eat any man or ap by yourself but there are so many good things and they are all so different so I recommend sharing. And it’s not just vegan food they have food option for every diet which is great! In terms of cost. The food was worth it’s price. My friend and I shared two mains and an appetizer, which ended up being 22 dollars (minus alcohol). This is my second time going and I would 100% go again.

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TM
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 3

I ordered a gluten-free grilled cheese that arrived on regular bread. I'd already taken a couple bites before confirming with the waitress that it was, indeed, gluten-free, to which she replied honestly that there had been a mistake...

She promptly returned the sandwich to the kitchen and brought out the sandwich on gluten-free (much smaller portion than the regular version!!) and was incredibly apologetic. Prior to the mishap, she asked if she could get me a second drink and I said no, thanks. When a second drink arrived, I assumed this was as an apology for the sandwich mistake; however, both the sandwich and the drink I didn't order appeared on the bill.

Luckily I'm not Celiac (just sensitive to gluten), but I believe this could've been handled better. The food here was pretty good but small portions for the price and sub-par service.

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MR
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

Food and ambience was great, our female server (Jade) was by far amazing. However, the male server that night was extremely rude to my fiancé and I, after getting the manager involved he talked about us to other customers. Very poor service on his part. Restaurant would prosper more without him.

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NE
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

LOVED this place! Special shout out to our waitress who brought my daughter’s raspberry soda with a sparkler!

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JB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fun spot with a creative drink menu. Good food at reasonable prices.

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SS
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Amazing food!! They are so creative with vegetables and some unique ingredients. Service not as good but would definaely go back as loved the food.

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