District Kitchen

4.4
640 reviews
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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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FM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

loved District, they offer half sizes and the Specials were amazing! great Key lime pie!!

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LZ
Miami
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

I think the restaurant was slightly overwhelmed with the 4,000 person conference held down the block. They were busy but the restaurant honored our reservation in a timely fashion. The tuna poke appetizer was amazing. We received our main meal after an extended amount of time but the restaurant provided us with two desserts on the house to compensate. My one big complaint were the brussel sprouts. I have had this before and it was delicious but this time they were nauseatingly sweet. When this was shared with our waiter, he made a political joke something to the effect, “blame it on the border wall”. Not that I mind political rhetoric, it’s just that I would have preferred that he take the dish back and offer us a replacement.

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e
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

It took about ten minutes to be waited on and our table was wobbly. We asked a few times if it could get fixed. The table next to us got fixed instead. Anyhow, the waiter finally came through and we could eat without worry of plates and food falling off the table. The noise level was quite loud due to a large party there for a birthday. All that being said, the food was very good, the three course special is a great value and my friends and I really enjoyed catching up with each other. I do recommend District Kitchen for its great food and drinks. Hopefully our negatives were just unique for that night.

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Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was wonderful !

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PH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

We were never served our main courses, despite waiting for more than an hour. A complete lack of attention and professionalism from the waiter made our experience at District Kitchen terrible. We will not be returning and would caution others to avoid going here.

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K
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my go to restaurant in DC. Their mussels are my favorite anywhere. I ordered a half portion for my 12 year old not knowing how they would be received but she has mentioned several times since that she needs a full order next time.

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LH
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great appetizers and we were afraid the main courses might underwhelm, but they were great!

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

For drinks I would recommend, not really worth the money for the half plate small portions

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TN
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great Salmon dish

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c
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Comfy little place with good food. Our server was even able to accommodate a picky 11 year old.

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

My husband and I are visiting from out of town and was told to visit this restaurant. Was very pleased with service and the food, that came out. Our entrees never came out after our appetizers and salads. I believe they were just busy and forgot to put it in. But it’s okay because we were full after everything and the manager on duty was very helpful and gave us a discount for the mistake. I would still highly suggest this place to other people.

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f
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Great food, great atmosphere. Decent prices. We were there for brunch and enjoyed our dishes (Omelette and Brisket Hash).

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The restaurant was closed “for an event” even though they took my reservation. Had to scramble for another option and the neighboring restaurants were full due to an event nearby.

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KH
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as usual!

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OT
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were excellent!

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NH
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, friendly staff, fantastic atmosphere at very reasonable prices

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NS
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great for brunch with friends! Food is amazing.

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OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service!

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D
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Mehhh nothing to write home about. Slow slow service.

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LL
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We loved our meal ! Lots to taste and share, helpful staff about what to order and most importantly, the food and cocktails were delicious!

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MS
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food with unusual twists; half portions available; prices very reasonable. What’s not to like?

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MD
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Get the cauliflower. Delicious. The halibut was also cooked just right. My guest had the paella and kept eating it long after he was full!

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DG
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Went to District Kitchen after visiting Zoo Lights. Service was a little slow, but very friendly. The wine and beer choices were good, the menu offered diverse choices. We started with the risotto balls, which were very tasty. My girlfriend had the chicken Tikka, which she said was very good. I had the flat iron steak frites. Steak was cooked perfect medium rare and the fries were from fresh potatoes. A very good meal in a nice atmosphere.

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G
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was creatively prepared and the portions were very generous.

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LM
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Food was ok not great, service was fine, overall ok place for eating. Not great kind of meh.

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MA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First visit was incredible. Fast friendly service and the best strip steak and risotto on the planet! Apps were great as well. Thanks District Kitchen

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JE
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food in a welcoming environment. Comfort food creatively prepared.

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AK
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Great food but the rudest server I've ever had. I'll change tables rather than be served by him again.

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MM
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Floors were a bit sticky.
Tea that I ordered never arrived.
One description said this was an “upscale” venue, so I selected it for a business meal. I would not consider this an upscale restaurant, but the food was good.

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RJ
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was good, service was good but the noise level was too high for my taste. Were we sat got cold whenever the outside door opened, make sure to sit away from the entrance.
Although the food & Service were good, I would not go out of my way to return for another meal.

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AT
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Quaint restaurant in a nice location. The food and drinks were good. I had the daily special and every item on my plate was delicious! The staff was kind but the service was a little below par. Would definitely recommend the food and as states the staff was very kind just could be more organized and attentive.

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a
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

Food was really good and was seated immediately with reservation. The only thing was the service was really bad. We didn't seem to have a dedicated waiter/waitress, and it was a challenge to get someone's attention. After receiving the menu, it took forever to get someone over to the table. After food arrived, nobody came around and asked us how the food was, do we need anything, just one person refilling water. Ordering the prix-fixe menu that came with dessert, our finished entrees were taking away, and then once again nobody came to us to show us the desert menu, or ask if we wanted anything else. Had to wave my hand in the air to grab someone. The people next to us were also commenting on the lack of service, and ultimately both our tables had to have this reflected on the tip. Great food, and therefore would consider again, but there needs to be better service or dedicated waiter/waitress per table that checks in with you.

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

We frequent restaurants for business purposes and my staff and visitors were very impressed with this restaurant. We would recommend to other departments throughout the hospital. Thank you keep doing what you do.

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RG
Denver
18 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delicious-shrimp polenta dish! Reasonably priced and great service!

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Denver
8 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious. The salmon was amazing. Portions were very generous. Definitely going back.

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FM
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tried to escape the rain ...
Impromptu lunch place. What a cute find! Charming service. Cozy feel. Nice comfort food. Lovely. Would return when in the area. Wicked cup of coffee!! That’s always a BIG PLUS!!

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P
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The menu was somewhat limited, but six of us were all able to find something we could eat. Very “family friendly” at this time of year — with people going to, or coming from, the light show at the National Zoo

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k
Cincinnati
84 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Had beet salad and the salmon with a few drinks. Fine, attentive service. Food was very good. In town for business. Good choice.

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l
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

we had a good time with my kids and niece that was visiting from Miami

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AJ
Washington DC
121 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I made a reservation for 5 people. 2 in my party showed up first and the host couldn't find the reservation when either of them asked. Then they sat us at a 4-top that had little wings that flip up to make it a tiny circle right by the front door. Meanwhile a larger table sat empty for most of our meal until a walk-in party of 4 was seated there. Our waiter walks up and asks if we want to order food before we'd ordered drinks. He was friendly but service wasn't awesome. Food was good but not great. I don't think we would go back TBH.

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