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Date
Thu, 4/26
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9:30 PM
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District Kitchen

4.4
524 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Perfect For:
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Comfort Food
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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(202) 238-9408
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Miguel Pizarroso
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Connecticut Ave & Calvert St
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Public transit
Woodley Park Metro on the same block
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Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

District Kitchen is excited to announce private event space availability for up to 100 guests! Please contact us for additional information.

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What 524 People Are Saying
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2.0Dined 4 days ago

I am not sure if I would recommend District Kitchen to a friend. We made reservations for afternoon brunch. We must have sat for 15 minutes before someone came over to take our order. Even after our order was taken, it was nearly impossible to get someone to come back over so we could order another drink. As a result, we did not stay for a second drink. The staff seemed confused about who was taking care of us. My sandwich and cocktail were both very good, but there are lots of places in DC with delicious food, drinks, AND service, so we won't likely be returning.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Exceptional meal and outstanding service. There were 7 of us for a celebration dinner. Cocktails were sensational...recommend bee's kiss! Everyone was pleased with their food. Steaks were excellent and cooked to perfection. House salad was very generously portioned and quite filling. Spicy cauliflower was a huge hit as was key lime pie. We will be back!!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Amazing food, good service. Best meal I have had in a long time!

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Delicious food and a great variety...something for everyone.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

In D.C. for vacation. Glad we found this restaurant. Will eat there next time in D. C.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Loved the cremini mushroom and arugula omelet—one of the best omelets I’ve ever had. The service was disappointingly slow and haphazard, however.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

I had a group of friends in town. Our experience was great. Our waiter was attentive and fun. Great selection of food, fun cocktails, wine and beer. We had a great time and a great meal.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Fun place with lots of interesting menu options. My salad was exceptional as was my friend’s paella. Recommend as a great neighborhood place:)

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Great relaxed dining, 5 out of 6 had flat iron steaks which were declared delicious - the other Atlantic cod was also delicious. We weren’t hurried and service was very good.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Love District Kitchen. Casual atmosphere. Kind and attentive service and yummy food. Enjoy the burgers and salads most. The grilled bread with fresh mozzarella! Delish!

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Delicious and fresh - innovative and balanced menu- excellent service and reasonable prices

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Great casual neighborhood type restaurant. Good vibe, great food!

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

We had a fine Sunday brunch. The reservation was honored immediately although one member of our party was late. I ordered the eggs and was offered the opportunity to substitute fruit for potatoes-- the fruit was really generous and the eggs and bacon were perfectly cooked. The restaurant was loud and busy but we lingered quite a while and never felt rushed. The service was attentive.

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3.0Dined on March 13, 2018

There was confusion with our service, our order was delayed and we seemed to be lost due to two larger parties on either side of us. The food however was fantastic so we'd give it another chance when we're in town again.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Food was great! Ever the waitress was friendly and so nice guy! I just love it.
Congrats! For a good food.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Excellent food and service! My wife and I have thus far eaten there twice and throughly enjoyed ourselves.

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4.0Dined on March 6, 2018

Very good food and atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Food quality was wonderful and the wait staff was very accommodating.

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Food was very salty. Both the paella and the fish dish. Beet salad was not good. Dessert was good and tasty.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Creative dishes, good service.

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5.0Dined on February 27, 2018

Good food and service. Moderate price, if you are looking for a good place to eat, this is it

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

I receive a gift card from my son & daughter-in-law to the District Kitchen for Christmas. They had raved about it and wanted have me experience the restaurant. And am I ever glad that they did & that I did. What a happy, magical little place! From the way we were greeted when we entered until we departed there was never a lull in our satisfaction. The service was spectacular & unbeatable from start to finish. For my initial cocktail order I was temporarily advised that the specific liquor was not immediately available but in a flash the missing potion was located and provided. The food was absolutely tasty & delicious. Even though the location is not in our normal traffic pattern; we will be back.

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

A lovely late night meal — they were closing early (by 10:15 due to slow business on a slushy night — though web said 11:00 pm) but prepared delicious mac n cheese & grilled asparagus & a gin cocktail — a really nice late night supper. A bit distracted but friendly servers. I’d definitely try it again, and enjoyed my odd “room of my own” dinner.

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4.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Great for a quick lunch! The burrata and grilled pear salad was great.

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

We are so happy this gem of a restaurant is in our neighborhood!

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4.0Dined on February 9, 2018

First time dining at this restaurant and it was great. Lighting could have been better but the good was excellent.

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5.0Dined on February 8, 2018

In DC for work and wound up eating here 3x over past 4 days. Food is delish, fresh and lots of healthy choices. Service was great, everyone a delight. Prices very reasonable for the quality. Grilled Salmon over kale, Tuna appetizer and brisket brunch special are some notable dishes. Wish I had a District Kitchen in Long Island.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

District Kitchen is small and friendly. We sat near the bar, but the music and other customers weren't too loud for conversation. The staff was very friendly and attentive. We were seated quickly and 3 different people asked us if we wanted still or sparkling water. The food was good--especially the dry aged hamburger and the cod. The salmon was perfectly cooked, but the accompanying vegetables were mushy. The seasonal salad was good. The local beer (Evolution IPA) was delicious. It was a perfect setting to catch up with our daughter, who lives in an apartment close by.

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3.0Dined on February 1, 2018

Good food. Fun vibe. The waitstaff were friendly but, consistent with all the Yelp reviews, it does seem like they need some additional training.

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5.0Dined on January 31, 2018

I ordered the shrimp, very fresh, but it tastes a little bit salty, the burger tastes quite good

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5.0Dined on January 31, 2018

On a bitter DC night it was so nice to come into a warm toasty environment. Beer selection was good. Service was FANTASTIC!! Food selection was varied, interesting, and delicious.

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3.0Dined on January 28, 2018

Made reservation based on menu which listed variety of dishes however when arrived at 1 pm was given a lunch menu which was quite limited Food was okay but uninteresting. Nothing special about this place decor and food, could have gone to a local place instead going across town.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Never have a bad meal or experience here. The bar tender Ever is fantastic. Highly recommend for just drinks or a meal

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4.0Dined on January 25, 2018

The food was fabulous!

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4.0Dined on January 23, 2018

It was a casual business meal, so it was a good fit. Anything more than casual would not be the right fit.

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3.0Dined on January 23, 2018

Food was totally average/acceptable. No complaints, just nothing special. If it was cheaper, I would rate it higher. But at their prices, I think the food should stand out more.

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4.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Very industrial, yet still inviting, atmosphere and setting. The menu has unique as well as standard offering. The chicken tikka was extremely tender and very flavorful. The cheeseburger was cooked exactly to order (medium) with a very fresh bun that had been toasted nicely, and the accompanying french fries were crispy. Overall, a very good dining experience.

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5.0Dined on January 14, 2018

So glad I picked District Kitchen to take my clients out on the last night of their event. Great service! Excellent food!! Thank you for assisting me in wow’g my clients.

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3.0Dined on January 5, 2018

We have been to Distrct Kitchen several times and have always enjoyed amazing food and service. Unfortunately with our last visit we were very disappointed.
We had a reservation set for 6:45 for 5 people and was asked to come earlier as the restaurant was very busy. Luckily, as we live in the neighbourhood we were able to get to the restaurant early. Though, we arrived without a thank you from anyone for coming in early. Our server had no time for us and unfortunately some of the food was cold. We were so disappointed as we had family in from out of town and District Kitchen was always one of our favourite places to bring guests. I’m hoping they were just having an off night and this is not the new norm.

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5.0Dined on January 5, 2018

This is one of the best meals I've had in a long time! The special of the night was halibut and it was cooked to perfection! Desert included the option of two cheeses (I chose Green HIll and Manchego. The Green Hill especially was one of the best cheeses I've ever eaten!). My wife had the steak, which was cooked to perfection. There is a Paella on the menu which we saw going to table after table so it must be popular--and it looked fantastic.

We both had salads to start the meal, and they too were spectacular! It is difficult to get excited over a salad, but these were truly outstanding--the balance of flavors, including the dressing--and the amount of dressing--was perfect. We don't often travel to DC, but this place will be near the top of our list of return-to places.

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