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About District Kitchen

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. .

2606 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20008
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

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

Cross Street:
Connecticut Ave & Calvert St

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(202) 238-9408

Website:
http://www.districtkitchen.com/

Public Transit:
Woodley Park Metro on the same block

Executive Chef:
Miguel Pizarroso

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

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Private Dining

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

District Kitchen Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.3

ambience

4.1

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (19)
Creative Cuisine (16)
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Fit for Foodies (11)
Good for a Date (11)
Business Meals (9)
Cozy (9)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Special Occasion (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Fun (6)
Bar Seating (6)
Authentic (5)
Seasonal (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
People Watching (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Great Beer (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Healthy (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Romantic (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Late-night Find (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
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vip
 (Wilmington)·Dined 7 days ago

My wife and I love District Kitchen. They are early to the Brooklyn Arts district, and it’s easy to park unlike downtown. The food is innovative and high quality, and DK is now one of the top fine dining spots in Wilmington.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Organic, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on November 14, 2017

The food was amazing and was a reasonable price. I had the mac and cheese (UHMAZING) and the creme brulee. Loved it so much I went back 4 nights in a row

Tags: Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Food was excellent. Unfortunately after we got done with the food and were still looking at dessert menu (about 1.5 hours after we got seated), the person managing the seating asked us to leave because they had another reservation for our table shortly after.

First of all, there were still plenty of seating around (half of the tables still available at that point), secondly, it is not customer’s responsibility to manage the seating - we didn’t know what reservations the restaurant was getting, neither were we informed that we can only stay up to a certain time at the time we got seated.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Reasonable prices, great service, interesting food choices. Convenient location next to Woodley Park metro.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 10, 2017

It was a great place to get together. Good food (even had a kids menu for my friends’ son) and a good atmosphere. Service was a little lacking occasionally, but overall it was very nice.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Split a chicken tikka with a friend. Delicious sauce and basmati rice. Chicken was a little dry but did not detract from the delicious sauce. They have 1/2 portions which also appealed to us. Wine was very good. Service excellent. Desserts are made in-house. My friend loved her key lime pie. The bread pudding was fabulous and plentiful. Don't know if I would call it a special place, but would return if I had a friend staying at one of the two hotels near by.

Tags: Cozy, Casual
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Great green salad and Parmesan grits! We had a mess up with one of our orders but the manager gave good service to get it cleared up.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Food was average, waiter did not bring drinks until after entree arrived, acoustics make it difficult to have conversations

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 (Wilmington)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Absolutely delicious, this place is a hidden gem in Wilmington. Drinks and food were amazing and the service was perfect.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 3, 2017

I had halibut which was very fresh and really good. The menu is limited (no salads with lettuce or greens for example) but whatever they do, they do really well.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Nice atmosphere. Very good cuisine options. The halibut and shrimp with polenta were very good. Great portion sizes.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Came for dinner with my husband and service was very good, I thought almost all the dishes were fine. We had a few smaller dishes- the tuna was good, the corn was tasty. The pasta dish was good but maybe too rich, the brussell sprouts needed to be cooked more and the asparagus was average (sauce was not the best on it?). This place is a good neighborhood place, saw lots of families and kids there. For a night out/date, not sure this is the place but can see locals enjoying it.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Great location for people staying around Woodley Park. Good variety of food on the menu. 1/2 order is a nice option.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 26, 2017

I so enjoyed the cozy, red-brick-and-mortar environment of this friendly, well attended Conn Ave haunt that I have to write to encourage others to try it. I arrived Wednesday evening this week by train from NYC, famished. Getting out at the Woodley Park/Zoo station, it was one of a small string of neighborhood restaurants. I walked into and out of every other one first because each was mostly empty. But District was lively, had a daily special— a burger entree with fries and beer at the bar for $17.

(Note to admin) I was disappointed to learn that Burger meant only a meat burger. Not a meat eater, I kindly expressed that offering a daily special only for some patrons was a mistake and to offer veggie burgers too, or change to a fish and beer at the bar.

I chose the grilled salmon, two six oz tender pieces on a bed of lucious fava beans with artichoke fried between, was delicious. It was plenty to satisfy my considerable appetite. What’s more, the waiter was tuned in and friendly; he helped me order a half salad that was not on the menu, and very fairly charged me $4. I can’t say enough how far such flexibility and good listening skills go with me. Who would not appreciate consideration like that?

As a result (I was in the area for days for a conference), I scheduled a lunch meeting there the following day with several professionals, and got the same waiter, which was great, and added a very personal sort of warmth to his service because we remembered each other. Super. Go eat at District. The food is wholesome and well prepared, the wine is equally well priced and well chosen and you can’t beat being served by staff trained—and supported—in pleasing the customer. What does tht say? You can trust the food. Not easy to feel in moderately priced restaurants today.

Tags: Healthy, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Cocktails looked fantastic. Very unique and fun menu, really great stuff. Service was a bit off, but may have just been a busy night.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot
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·Dined on October 24, 2017

Great all around with respect to food, service, etc. But, it was very busy, and the noise level made conversation for a group of 7 a little hard.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 24, 2017

food was pretty good. waiter got lost for a while. noise level was unpleasant.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We came to District Kitchen on a beautiful October Sunday and enjoyed dining on their small front patio area. The inside looks nice too but it was an outside kind of day. We ordered brunch food: the tomato and burrata salad, tomato soup, ham & eggs benedict, and a bellini. The salad was ok and the soup looked good, but the benedict was served lukewarm and the english muffins were untoasted, with only a small amount of sauce. It was nicely presented but not delicious. We asked about getting bread to go with our soup and salad but apparently that's not a thing. So I had a pleasant outing here but probably will try somewhere else to eat next time I'm in the neighborhood.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Not firing on all cylinders. Salads came out fast and then we had to wait 45 minutes for entrees. Seemed they lost our order. No manager came over to apologize.

Tags: Quick Bite, Late-night Find, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Music WAY too loud.

Hard to have a conversation with friends.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Get the roasted Brussels sprouts, you won't be disappointed!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, People Watching, Comfort Food, Cozy, Business Meals
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Excellent variety of offerings. I enjoyed crab and corn bruschetta appetizer. Entree was sautéed halibut over vegetable medley. The halibut was excellent but the vegetables may have been better--fava beans, corn, onions, cherry tomatoes. Side dish of grilled asparagus. Finished with a few cheeses. Wine selection simple but well selected and fairly priced. Service was helpful and enthusiastic. Unpretentious decor belies the sophistication level of the cuisine. I will definitely return. Many thanks for a lovely dining experience.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The District Kitchen's New American cuisine is appealing, and the service is excellent. There's also a good selection of cocktails and other bar offerings, for those so inclined.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 9, 2017

The District was a terrific place for a late-night Sunday dinner with my wife. The food was tasty, and the Sunday half-off special on a bottle of wine was a nice surprise.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Quick Bite
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Everything was terrific. Even found parking right outside!

Tags: Fun, Tapas
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 (New England)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Great food all good.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 28, 2017

My favorite neighborhood spot for a delicious, reliable, fairly priced meal. I miss the Caesar salad (it's one of the few vegetarian ones in the city!), but the beer and orange salad is tasty, well-dresses, as has humboltd fog; it's a real winner. Our first server seemed a little distracted but a more familiar one took over and it was perfect as always. Thanks!

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 (Savannah)·Dined on September 21, 2017

The evening started out well but quickly went downhill. The service alone warrants one star. There were long periods of time between meals where we were waiting on our server. I started to look around and noticed she was virtually the only one in the room with a sense of urgency. Expect she was essentially the only inside server and was even behind the bar mixing the drinks! This place would do well to hire more staff. The starters were delicious. The main course - we both had halibut - was nothing special. The fish was slightly over cooked and had little flavor. The vegetables were fresh and tasty however. The desserts felt like they were prepared days ago and kept cold - cremeburle and key lime pie. Not a great exeperience.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Went here with my mom when she was visiting. Decided to go for a late night dinner on a Friday. Great service and interesting menu items made the experience great!

Tags: Seasonal, People Watching, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 8, 2017

My uber driver recommended District Kitchen so we gave it a try. The food was outstanding. My husband ordered the paella and said it was the best he'd ever had. I had the shrimp and polenta - OMG I was licking the plate. Nice casual food and atmosphere. Recommended

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·Dined on August 31, 2017

My first experience was a very positive one. I met a client here for a first time meet -n- greet meeting, as District Kitchen is near her office. The waiter was very friendly and informative. Never had to look for him. I had the house special for the day, and though the halibut had to be replaced with salmon, it was incredible - fresh, visibly appealing and unique flavors. Casual and quiet atmosphere. I will definitely come back to check out dinner and maybe brunch!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 27, 2017

District kitchen is a really great local spot for brunch as well as dinner. Highly recommend the breakfast egg sandwich, the brioche bun is incredible and the ingredients are all really fresh. My partner ordered the eggs Benedict which he said was a bit salty, which could have very well been the ham used. Great coffee too! It's nice and quiet, great service and never too crowded. This is an awesome neighborhood spot that I will definitely be returning too.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Sat outside, had the paella - very good. Wait staff were attentive and pleasant. A very good experience.

Tags: Seasonal, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 24, 2017

My friend and I met here for dinner before a conference at the nearby Marriott. We loved the food and service. Because the restaurant was filled with our conference participants, the space was very full and very noisy. It was a bit hard to talk over dinner (not a big deal for us, but be warned if you are looking for a quiet place to do business over dinner). We split the roasted beet salad (it was excellent) and the brussels sprouts (OMG - SO GOOD). She had the half order of salmon, which she said was perfect after a long day of travel. I had a delicious chicken with basmati and roasted vegetables. I'm on a tough, restricted diet (GF, DF, and more) and was able to find plenty to work with on the menu. Also - the wait staff were extremely friendly, patient and accommodating even though they were overrun that night. I highly recommend the District Kitchen!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Paleo Friendly, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Our party enjoyed many different dishes, vegetarian, pescetarian, and carnivore-appropriate.

The server was very good as was the ambiance!

Menu very varied and could accommodate most palates.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options
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 (New England)·Dined on August 22, 2017

In DC on family vacation and starved for good food without an attitude until we found District Kitchen! Amazing Paella and muscles, fantastic fries with the hanger steak. So good and friendly we went back the next night. Yummy salmon in a sambucca broth, great spicy shrimp, voluptuous heirloom tomato salad. Brownie Sundae was just that. There is a quote on the board from Julia Child, "People who love to eat are always the best people." That is how they treat you in this delicious and refreshingly original restaurant.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Loved eating here. Came back the next day. Really great food. Highly recommend

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 11, 2017

This place blew our expectations out of the water. We were in a rush to make a show and had asked the Chef to prepare some appetizers to be at our table when we got there as soon as the doors opened so we could eat and run. UNFORTUNATELY for us, the craft cocktails and beers were TOO good and we had to order a second round. Lol

The food was seriously unbelievable. The atmosphere was cozy but chic. The whole place was a knockout and a true gem for that neighborhood.

We can't wait to return. The Chef is a magician. Ask for the octopus appetizer. I've never had anything like it. The tuna poke bowl and the fried soft shell crab were equally as good.

There was absolutely nothing we did not love about District Kitchen.

Tags: Quick Bite, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Great Beer, Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Cozy, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Casual, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on August 8, 2017

The service was terrible - it was just two of us for dinner and we were kept waiting for over 15 minutes for drinks, dessert, and our check. The waiter then proceeded to leave a dirty wine glass (not ours) on our table, and then the manager spilled a ton of water on my purse and didn't apologize.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Second time to District Kitchen and will be back again! This time, brought it my coworkers and they all had a great time. Server was attentive & the food was delicious. 3 of us got tuna poke (amazing). We all shared the sweet & spicy cauliflower, roasted brussels sprouts with pecan and vanilla maple syrup & roasted street corn (the best!!). We had a Vegetarian in our group who got the Potato Gnocchi, really excellent choice! Overall, great dining experience.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies
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