District Kitchen

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
District Kitchen is a casual neighborhood restaurant located half a block away from Woodley Park Metro. Our mission is to highlight the Mid-Atlantic's best naturally raised and local ingredients and pair the creation with the best wines available, local draft beers and hand crafted cocktails. We strive to source the freshest seasonal and regional produce whenever possible, and our meals are prepared with the utmost care and attention by our talented culinary team. .
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TM
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The NY strip, purée corn and asparagus entree was amazing

JB
Fayetteville
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lots of good choices and delicious drinks. Loved the neighborhood atmosphere.

L
Seattle
26 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We enjoyed dining al fresco at the District Kitchen. It was our first time there and we really liked the menu selection. It included a variety of types of food and I especially liked that there were half-portion sizes for most of the entrees, which allowed you to try a few different choices and share plates too. I thought the Prix Fixe 3-course menu was a particularly good value. The caprese salad starter was a good size and very tasty. The food and then the check seemed to take a while to come so it wasn't the fastest place but we were engrossed in conversation so it didn't really matter much.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Our servers were attentive to us, but maybe not so much to our food when it came out of the kitchen. Three of us ordered the polenta dish and it was just warm, not hot as it should have been.

SN
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had calamari to start, very tasty. The PEI mussels were delicious, salmon dish was only ok. Outdoor seating was lovely.

SK
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

The food was good overall. My salad was very tasty, but my main dish, the featured fish of the evening, was not flavorful. The service was less than attentive. Our waiter never checked with us after the food was delivered and so I had to take my plate back to the kitchen to request it be warmed. When our desserts were delivered the server looked annoyed that we requested utensils. Our waiter was friendly when he was at our table but he did not come by regularly. The other three people in my group enjoyed the food- especially the Paella.

JL
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A delightful casual lunch on the patio--inside would have been a bit too crowded and a bit noisier. Server was delightful.

A
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

My experience at District Kitchen was so disappointing. We had a party of 6 for a birthday. While the food was good the service was terrible. We were completely rushed. We were never asked if we wanted another drink or if we wanted dessert or coffee at the end of our meal. As we were getting our check our server told us that another group was waiting on our table and we should wrap it up in the next ten minutes. We weren't not happy. When we mentioned we knew we were being rushed and that it was crummy. Our server walked away from the table. When he came back we mentioned that we weren't asked if we wanted dessert he said that's not a big deal we can fix that and brought us dessert menus. It seemed really put out. It really made the evening miserable. It was so disappointing.

S
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

The food is a little pricey but good. Same for the cocktails but both the food and the cocktails are innovative takes on traditional food. The area where the restrooms are is a little sketchy-looking. The doors and walls are a bit grimmy looking and there is only one light. The hallway has a funky odor but the restroom was clean. The server easily split the check but mixed up the credit cards. Overall, it is good with very friendly wait staff.

AS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food and service but best of all it was not noisy

OT
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bottomless meant bottomless, like a sip later I was getting refilled. Absolutely worth the reservation!

RS
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great visit to The District Saturday night, it was our second visit. Very flexible staff, started with a reservation for 6, it grew to 9 but they accommodated easily.
Everyone was sharing parts of their meals declaring you had to try theirs, everyone extremely happy with their main courses. 2 people orders the beats appetizer and were raving about that. Everyone still talking about the drinks of course and the Charcuterie Board. I can't say how many times we like to start dinner with a simple wine, cheese and crackers, and theirs is awesome. We were buying dinner for 2, but split with the other 4 checks, staff made this very painless.
We will be back, love this spot.

S
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The only thing lacking was there was no soy milk or alternative for my friend, who is lactose intolerant. So she had to get her own coffee from outside. A lot of people can’t drink regular milk, so it’d be good to keep an alternative!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

First day of a new job; we are DC Passport users

JC
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Nice restaurant with some interesting dishes. Ambiance was nice, food very good and service great. I would definitely go back and I heartily recommend.

J
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was well prepared and tasty. We were not rushed. Very casual dining. Would recommend.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome atmosphere! Food was great and service too!

OT
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very noisy.

OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Had an amazing dinner at District Kitchen before seeing a show in DC. It was quiet. The staff were attentive. And the food was delicious. A great place to go before an evening show or after a day at the zoo.

P
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food choices are creative and fresh. I always enjoy going there. Each day there is a special. Sunday is half price on certain bottles of wine. Service especially George is courteous and efficient.

LK
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were very happy with our first visit! The food was delicious, from appetizers to main course. The staff was friendly and professional. My nephew said he liked the bar, too. Great evening!

P
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

Good value for the Happy Hour drinks. Food was top notch.
Strive has a lot to be desired. We sat outside waiter did not ask if anyone needed water , way too lone for him to serve us. Did not remember to bring additional wine ordered until reminded. Also, when asked if the hold up for the food was due to backup in the kitchen, he said yes the kitchen. However, he did not ask if there was something he could get us in the meantime.
After we were seated I received a call to see if we were coming for our 7:00 reservation, I told them we had already been seated outside.

The waiter in my view was not trained at all in customer service- real disappointing that it took 2 hours for our party of 3 to get out as of the restaurant . An hour should have been sufficient—
Too bad we had an hour less to visit the Smithsonian Zoo due to how painfully long we had to wait for our dinner.’
Good thing we are good friends and lots to talk about as we waited.

S
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

If you're in the neighborhood and need a restaurant that has a bar and something for everyone, District Kitchen is your place. The brussel sprouts, tuna poke and crab and corn toast did not disappoint. The pasta was to die for albeit very creamy (in a good way!) Cocktails a little too "bottled" for my taste (read: a lot of bottle ingredients versus fresh.)

F
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Impeccable service for our large group along with incredible food and lots of shareable dishes made District Kitchen perfect for our after-conference gathering.

J
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food was cooked perfect, thanks!!

RR
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service! Our waiter was awesome! This was the third time at the restaurant and the service was consistently excellent!

DS
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The music was a little loud...lively, but loud for our taste

JD
Orlando
10 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was great! The food was outstanding! Everyone was courteous! I liked the atmosphere of the restaurant!

GB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great neighborhood spot. Excellent food. Nice selection

n
Dallas
25 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Favorite spot on Connecticut Avenue! The staff are friendly and accommodating, and the food is delicious! We were there for Saturday brunch and everything we ordered was great - waffle, burger, egg and avocado sandwich. Prices are reasonable, less than most of their neighbors. Great ambiance, both inside and out. We've never been disappointed. The best part is the friendly staff - they make everyone feel right at home.

AD
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the vibe ... food .. set up ... really help full ... great cocktails... hubby said it was the best burger he had ever had

S
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food and decent service. The place felt a bit outdated (the bench cushion cover was falling apart, filthy bathroom floor, etc) but overall not a bad spot for everyday dining or casual get-togethers on weekends.

AU
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service- personable staff.

OT
Kansas City
15 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service! You will not be disappointed!!

LR
New York Area
120 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 2

In all fairness it was late, kitchen closing in 15 minutes but there was almost nothing left on the menu.
They probably shouldn’t have sat us.
We left and had a spectacular dinner at Morton’s Steak House.
I perfect ending to a potential disastrous evening.

JM
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Solid dining option near the Marriott Wardman Park

m
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed 2 meals at district this week. Dinner and lunch the next day. Our waiter was greater, interactive and knowledgeable about the menu. For dinner, we each had a variety of different dishes and all were delicious. Salmon with a side of brussel sprouts, paella, and salads for dinner, burgers and fries for lunch. The place was definitely buzzing with activity and a bit loud on the inside. Overall, a great experience.

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food options at reasonable prices. Great service. I will go back.

A
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Great selection of interesting dishes, most offering full and half portions for fare prices.

G
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is divine. Service was excellent. Your taste buds will thank you! Chef is absolutely incredible.

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