District Kitchen

4.5
782 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 782 people are saying
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vipLinda
Baltimore
23 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food was excellent; I very much enjoyed both my salads, the buratta and the roasted beet. Everyone else in our party ordered a burger, and all said they were very good. We were staying at a nearby hotel on a holiday weekend, and it was quiet in the restaurant. At other times it might have been livelier. Our group was 7 people aged 3 1/2 to 85 and everybody was happy.

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PeggyG
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We dine here at least once a month.
Enjoy the food and the service.

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NicholasM
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere. Food was good. Menu could have been a little more extensive. Service was good. Would return to this place on future visits

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Brett
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing service and the food was fantastic!!

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WilliamT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Lovely evening and great service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food was plentiful and good quality, r

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CherylG
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous and friendly server. Loved the tuna appetizer! Phenomenal. Thanks for working so hard 😊

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MariannS
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Met a friend for lunch. Enjoyed eating in the outdoor area out front. Didn’t even notice cars on noise. Interesting meal choices but limited. Food and service were both excellent. I’ll be back!

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VictoriaF
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Pretty quiet for a Saturday night. Food sounded more promising than delivered.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very good food and ambience for the price, the price fixe menu is a nice deal.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience4

They were overwhelmed during the lunch rush and likely short-staffed.

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lovefood
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was outstanding. First time visit. Very happy with food. Local neighborhood feel.

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StaceyK
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and service

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vipFanoftheoldBistroBisMenu
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

We indicated it was a birthday in making the reservation but there was utterly no acknowledgement of that.

Of note also: 2/3 of the way through the meal a waitperson walking past our table suddenly lunged toward us and stomped his foot as if to squash something under our table. He did it twice, while we (the diners) drew back in surprise and concern. He said nothing to us, and went on back to the kitchen. We were taken aback and lost much of our interest in eating the rest of our food.

If the waiter so routinely stomped on insects or rodents under the tables of the restaurant that it didn’t merit a comment or explanation, that is troubling. No one at the table finished their main course but that drew no comment either from the wait staff.

I don’t think we will be back.

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JessicaS
Sacramento
6 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We went on a very quiet night. Only a few diners so we opted for inside away from street noise, although there is covered outdoor seating. Attractive brick-walled interior with low lighting, tablecloths, and quality glassware and cutlery. Service was good - they were trying hard. Our food and wine was served quickly and nicely presented. Loved the spicy calamari as an appetizer.

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Whitt
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience4

District Kitchen is a cute little restaurant. The staff was kind and attentive. Other than us, there were two other parties inside and two outside. The issue we had was solely with the food. We went for breakfast and had the salmon and chicken sandwich. The sandwich was good and the side salad it came with was absolutely delicious, the salad was the best thing we had for breakfast. The salmon was just horrid. The salmon was raw & undercooked. The eggs have some kind of sauce that is extremely salty. The best part about the salmon was the tater tots.

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vipJewelEats
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food and great service.

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vipRuthE
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, and Excellent service

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lewisr
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Went for Saturday brunch. Sat outside where makeshift tents provide cover from the sun and set off a dinning area of about 10 tables. Servers were friendly and attentive. The bottomless mimosas were truly bottomless, with the server often leaving a pitcher or two (depending on which varieties you were drinking) at the table. The food was excellent, with my favorite dish having been the Burrata salad, which featured amazingly fresh and creamy mozzarella and a perfectly reduced balsamic drizzle. The real surprise, which worked extremely well, was a hint of mint as a few fresh leaves were used along with fresh basil.

First time there and I will definitely return!

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StephanieS
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Wait staff didn't come out much - we had to ask for napkins four times before we got them. We did the bottomless brunch and didn't get refills until we went inside and asked for them so.. not quite bottomless unless you keep leaving your table to find wait staff.

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vipKeru
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Maya was so attentive… great experience and great food. Amazing brunch. Thank you Maya!!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience and the good was delicious.

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vipMmalluca
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mia and the rest of the staff were nothing short of fantastic. The food was delicious and was only bested by the customer service. I recommend this place to anyone looking for a quiet intimate setting with amazing grub and outstanding service.

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MichaelC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Excellent eggs benedict over crabcake. Unfortunately, the group next to us was quite loud and spoiled the experience. Also the kitchen and wait service was very slow.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to brunch with friends the food was fantastic and servers were so sweet!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun and a great atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

The venue is nicely set up but unfortunately, the food was not very good. The only items that were good were the French fries. The medium rare steak that was ordered was more rare, but not really enjoyable as it seemed like a cheap cut of steak. It was rubbery and difficult to cut. Our waitress was very friendly and provided decent service, but she was extremely busy because she was working the entire restaurant.

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Storm
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great sat outside & my server she was amazing

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HannahH
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The bottomless brunch was amazing! Lots of food and mimosas for a great price. Will definitely come again!

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nickname
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice tents outside. Staff friendly and accommodating

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CliffJ
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food was good, but not great. The service was great. I hope to try again.

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vipDCfoodie
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and fun at District Kitchen again. They have a great outdoor seating area in the Woodley Park community. We go a few times a month for lunch and love their chicken sandwiches. The Salmon Toast and Calamari were very good also. You must try their gin martinis – I start craving these which leads to us heading back for lunch. The waitress we also ask for is Maia and she’s personable, knowledgeable and provides amazing service. Prices are very reasonable. District Kitchen is definitely a Gem of a Restaurant in Woodley Park.

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vipSusanB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience2

To be fair , I think they only had one server on a Friday night. That being said, the food was just average for the price. Would not return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Love this place! Great food, good atmosphere, and the staff are nice!

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vipRaquelI
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was well-prepared from the salad to entree and creme brulee pie dessert, unique and delicious. Great service from Maia.

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vipJane
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The server was excellent.

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vipKEArion
Washington DC
76 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

So many good things to say about this place! Great location, friendly hostess/waitress, accommodating with the menu, safety measures for COVID... All good things! I went for the prix fixe brunch with bottomless mimosas; I was very satisfied with everything. I would definitely go back.

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DotB
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely loved this spot. The food was great! The music was great! I highly recommend.

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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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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 4.5 stars by 782 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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