District Kitchen

4.6
748 Reviews
$30 and under
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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 748 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.3
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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cfredsmith
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was spectacular. This is an informal place where where the food really is the star and deservedly so. Rarely have I ever had a better meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Delicious!!!!!

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vipJillP
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside this past Saturday after your visit to the zoo. Lunch was great - as was the service. Highly recommend!

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KOK1922
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience4

The waiter was grumpy . Food was mediocre at best.

I have no idea how this is so well reviewed and considered such a "gem".

Tables outdoors were well spaced and covid practices were well done, but our table was right under the speaker and the music was so so loud.

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vipDCfoodie
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great time at District Kitchen. We ate outside on the patio and had the burger and chicken sandwich with a side of brussels sprouts. Food was amazing as always and service and atmosphere was perfect.

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vipDCfoodie
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Went for Saturday brunch and had endless bloody Mary’s (very yummy) and loved the beet salad, Brussels sprouts and crispy chicken sandwich. Service was impeccable and the ambience amazing. We live just across the bridge so will be back often. This is definitely one of our new favorites for everyday dining. They have a great patio when the weather allows. This is a must try and I know you’ll love it!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Picked District Kitchen because they had outdoor seating AND bottomless brunch. Food did not disappoint and mimosas kept flowing. I had the lamb hash - omg it was delicious. My boyfriend said his shrimp and grits were also good (he is from the south and knows good shrimp and grits)

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TemekaM
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food,service, and atmosphere . We’ll be back!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always. Great service. GREAT service. Food is always more than great whatever you get !!!

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MichaelaH
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great COVID protection practices. Keep up the great work

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great food!

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HopeC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

This was our first experience at District Table and they exceeded our expectations and we have high one! Great value, unexpected high level of flavors and overall excellent!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have eaten outside several times. Food service and comfort level are great.

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vipNancyB
Washington DC
202 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

District Kitchen is a fun place with very good food. We sat outside one evening, during social distancing and it was lovely.

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vipHollyH
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was delicious and the portions were generous. The staff was very COVID-19 responsible, and we appreciated that! The street scene along Connecticut Avenue was subdued, but that was COVID-related, not any fault of the restaurant. Our only complaint was the smell of incense that wafted over from a nearby shop, and we didn't raise it with the restaurant because we didn't think they could affect a change.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

‘‘Twas dope.

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formerfan
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

the food was excellent
the chairs are somewhat uncomfortable

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girlfriend and I had an absolutely incredible night on the first Friday back in DC. Maya was excellent and made our dinner. Food was delicious. Manhattans were the best we ever had. Had 1 or 5 of them.

The music was so notable we asked what the playlist was and it turned out the manager created it. We now follow “DK tunes.” He was nice enough to come over and introduce himself, too. 10/10 experience. We’ll be back very soon.

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JodyD
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

decent...close to hotel...pizza next door was better

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Phil
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hadn’t been for 3 or 4 years. Forgot how great the food and service is here. And it’s such a laid back, comfortable spot. My steak was divine, calamari was as good as I’ve had in any Italian restaurant and drinks were well poured. Going to be back soon!

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vipArminia
New England
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

From a place from which we could expect a good meal and a nice time, District Kitchen has lost the plot. The food was average at best, service was disinterested, and the set up amateurish (is it that hard to have salt and pepper on each table)? Needless to say we will won’t be back.

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vipDavidC
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was delicious, the portions generous and the fix price dinner was a great value. I will return!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

District Kitchen is an awesome experience of culinary diversity in its menu and quaint but elegant design in its atmosphere. The service is very responsive and accommodating. The Creekstone Breakfast Brisket was insanely delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was very pleasantly surprised at the taste of the food and the price of the Happy Hour drinks. Great!

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Pamela
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Would probably recommend. We ordered the fish special which was just okay. Would expect the special to be something more exciting. Waiter forgot to return our credit card.

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CMDC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had a wonderful time. The staff was outstanding - welcoming, attentive, and warm. Had the perfect spot for a party of six, with a great table in a front nook that allowed everyone to see/talk/share food with each other. Our party was very pleased with the experience!

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vipMC42
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had family in from out of town so we wanted to get something close to their hotel in Woodley Park. Never heard of this restaurant but gave it a chance. Everyone loved their meals. Burger, Salmon, Creme Brulee, Mac n Cheese and Steak Frites all received great reviews from out table.

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CarolineW
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Came here with a large group for a work dinner. Everyone loved the food, drinks and service. We had a great time and enjoyed the restaurant!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite spot in the District!

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NJB1
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their pork chop is excellent and a great value. Three of us had it for dinner. The 4th had the shrimp and grits and apparently it was very good as it disappeared quickly. If your meal doesn't come with the balsamic roasted brussel sprouts, don't hesitate to get some as a side. And the salads are lovely and large enough to share. We had two appetizers as well and both were so tasty. They have a good wine selection, the restaurant is quiet and attractive, so conducive to good conversation. And the service was attentive. I'll definitely go back. Perhaps in slightly warmer weather to use their nice deck.

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JamesG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Was excited to try their brunch as I had a decent experience with dinner there. While the ambience and service were very nice, the food was quite bland. The eggs with my steak and eggs actually tasted a bit...soapy? No one was thrilled with the meal. I want to like this place but not sure if I'll be back.

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vipWendyM
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

It’s a relatively small menu, but within our party of nine, we ordered a good sampling of the the options on it and every single item was very, very good. It’s got a nice, neighborhood feel that can be either “dressed up or down” depending on the occasion, and the service was warm and accommodating. We will be back!

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viplocal
Washington DC
48 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent neighborhood bistro near the Zoo. Came by for a casual dinner. Highlights were the burgers and the outstanding fries. also enjoyed the roasted Brussels sprouts. Good value for money.

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KCWillis
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I will plan to go again - food and location were great

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vipJenniferH
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

This was our first experience dining here. The ambiance was fantastic (music, lighting, tables, space, etc.) and the service started out great. However, as they got busier, we had to flag a server to take our entrees away, ask about desert and bring us our check. On the plus-side, they are completely wheelchair accessible (entrance - ramp provided - and restrooms). We will definitely go back again!

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FrankG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was delicious. Everything we ordered was great! Prices were within expectations, though the prix fixe menu option was a great deal! One thing I don't like, though, is when happy hour prices are advertised but it's only for the bar - this should be stated in the advertisement. It feels misleading.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were staying at the Marriott Wardman for a few days and went to DK the first night...liked it so much we went back again the second night! Love the option of ordering half servings...which was more than enough food. Very good menu...especially the lump crab and avocado starter, the shrimp and polenta entree, as well as the salmon with veggies.

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MarianD
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

District Kitchen was excellent:food, service, atmosphere! We’ll be back!
(The floor was a little sticky)

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SarahJ
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Excellent and creative food choices for omnivores and vegetarians!

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BetsyB
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

While in town for a conference, we had such a great dinner at District Kitchen that we came back the next night to try another dish. Great atmosphere and great food.

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You can order delivery directly from District Kitchen using the Order Online button. District Kitchen also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. District Kitchen also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 238-9408.

District Kitchen is rated 4.6 stars by 748 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.

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