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About District - Oakland

Located in historic Old Oakland, District brings together a menu of small, shareable plates, pizza and house-made charcuterie with one of Oakland's most extensive wine and whiskey offerings. The result is a one-of-a-kind tasting experience that you can share with friends and family in a vibrant and communal setting.

We also serve Bottomless Brunch every Sunday.

827 Washington Street
Oakland, CA 94607
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Tapas / Small Plates, Wine Bar, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

Hours of Operation:


Happy Hour: M-Sa 4:00pm-6:00pm (5:00pm-7:00pm on Sat)
Dinner: M-Sa 4:00pm-10:00pm (5:00pm-10:00pm on Sat)
Late Night: Fri-Sa 10:00-Midnight
Brunch: Sun 11:00am-2:30pm

Cross Street:
9th Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(510) 272-9110

Website:
http://www.districtoak.com/

Public Transit:
District is located at the corner of 9th and Washington and is only 3 blocks from the 12th St. Bart station.

Executive Chef:
Robert Cina

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Private Dining

District can accommodate semi-private and private buyout events for groups ranging from 8 to 200 guests. Every aspect of your event can be customized, from food service to specific wine pairings.

District - Oakland Ratings and Reviews

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4.0

service

4.0

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4.1

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

80% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Brunch (8)
Happy Hour (8)
Good for Groups (7)
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Bar Seating (6)
Good for a Date (6)
Casual (6)
Fit for Foodies (5)
People Watching (5)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Fun (4)
Cozy (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Great Beer (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Live Sports (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Romantic (2)
Special Occasion (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Authentic (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Tapas (1)
Vegan (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined a day ago

Always a good time here. It was crazy busy, so the food took longer than usual, but our server did a great job of getting us drinks. Food was delicious as usual too.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Sunday brunch was a bust. Staff was very friendly and attentive but food was bad and overpriced. Cold eggs, cold potatoes, cold biscuits from buffet despite being first guests in the door. Coffee not yet brewed, and no tea on the menu. All for $22 plus $5 for the coffee. Too bad.

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Disappointing small portions you had to buy several of anything to start to feel satisfied. Menu not clear about size of dishes so it's a guessing game - not pleased we had to eat again right after our concert event :-(

Tags: Happy Hour
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

The District-Oakland is in a wonderful place and I loved the music that was playing. The wine I had was good. They need a new menu, more comfort foods. they need to remember that people are drinking and you need food to hold all that alcohol. It is a great place to come.

Tags: Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Cozy, Happy Hour, Casual, Good for Groups, Fun, Fit for Foodies
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We stopped here for a pre-game brunch and had the best time! Great service, awesome food, and excellent drinks! Would recommend making a reservation, as they fill up quickly.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Did the buffet lunch; food flavorful and fresh tasting, with the exception of the sausages and some weird mystery curry (unlabeled). No fancy coffee— just drip, which is a shame. Overall a pleasant experience and would go back for brunch. Not really suitable for kids.

Tags: Great for Brunch, People Watching
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

I attended Sunday Brunch 11/12/17 with 6 other women to celebrate my friends birthday. I only reserved a table for 2 but the Manager was nice enough to accommodate the last minute change. Jason the host greeted us and was attentive and polite. The food was great and the bottomless mimosa were Awesome!!! We arrived at 11am and left at 2:30pm. We had such a blast we didn't even realize so much time had gone by. The staff went above and beyond to make my party feel special! The level of service exceeded my expectations and I will definitely return. The bday girl left saying this the was the best idea and the best bday ever!!! The other Patrons were friendly and I was really impressed with the effort put in the make us feel at home. I love this spot!! Great job you guys!!! I really appreciate such a wonderful experience!!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Had a great time. Great food and drink! Alec was awesome! Would go again.

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Excellent brunch, the menu doesn't really change, and that's a good thing!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Casual, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Live Sports
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

I had an awful experience here. Went for a friend's birthday dinner with a party of 7. We ordered drinks and then were left unattended for an hour even though we informed staff multiple times we were ready to order. We finally decided to pay for the drinks and leave to have dinner elsewhere. When we got the bill, gratuity was included and there was no apology whatsoever for the awful service. I would never return.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 11, 2017

I brought a dozen of my colleagues here and we had a really nice time mingling on the couches rather than sitting still at a table. The food was easy and filling, while the wine list and cocktails rocked.

Tags: Good for Groups, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 17, 2017

The service was aweful, we were seated 30 minutes before someone (bus person) came to our table and we had to ask for water. The waiter came over to tell us they were really busy and short staffed. The first thing we ordered they were out of. There were a group of young men at the bar and they were extremely loud in a already loud place! None tried to make amends. The place should have a big sign that says "no one over 25 is welcomed!". The food was ok.

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·Dined on September 3, 2017

Great food and great service. What more can you ask for!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 20, 2017

The District has more of a Lounge feel then a restaurant. Food was tasty but staff was a little overwhelmed with keeping up with buffet trays being empty. Mimosas were good and quite a variety too. Service was good and pleasant.

Tags: Bar Seating, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour
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·Dined on August 20, 2017

We had dinner with our son who lives and works in Oakland. This place was perfect with great background music, excellent drink choices, and variety of food options. The ambiance was relaxing and comfortable...The table was ours for the evening and there was no rush to leave for another party after us.....definitely will be back...

Tags: Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Food was good, yet was brought out at staggered times which is not what we requested. Made dining a little awkward because they're small plates...

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Interesting venue in a lively Oakland neighborhood. The live jazz was great and the drink menu had some good choices available. The bill does add up quickly, but it's worth a visit. The music and service were better than the food.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 3, 2017

Really enjoyed our meal at District! The food was excellent, and the service very good. We went on a Monday evening, so things were slow and quiet. I could see how a busy night could impact service and ambience (noise level). Still, a great find in Oakland and we will go back!

Tags: Bar Seating, Tapas, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 23, 2017

it was excellent .......love every minute of it.. will be coming back again with friends and family

Tags: Hot Spot, Great for Brunch, Healthy, Fun, Organic, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Not a place where you want to go if your hungry ( The food is mediocre) however the music, the people, and the drinks were phenomenal.

Tags: Fun, Authentic, People Watching
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 23, 2017

I made the reservation a week before and I emailed them and called everyday leading up to my reservation to change to a bigger table because I was expecting more then 8 people. I walked down to the bar and it was closed but I could clearly see kids running around and adults drinking at the bar. The employees acted like they didn't see me standing there at the door trying to get their attention. I stood outside for about 5 mins until I decided to call while I stood out there. A female answered the phone and I told her I was outside and I just wanted to see the area we would be in or if we could get a bigger table. She ignored my question to come inside. I asked her again and at this point I was annoyed that she wouldn't let me look at the place.
I was the first one to show up and the last to leave. Food was gross and drinks we overpriced for "happy hour" I have a feeling 18 black people isn't what they wanted in their bar. We could all feel our server didn't like us or try to engage in conversation , she kept rolling her eyes every time we ordered something else. I was just over it. I walked to the rest room where I could hear OUR SERVER calling our table the black table or all the black people !!!! If you aren't business professional and black they don't want you in there. We spent over 500 on the bill with a big tip!! I won't be coming here ever again!!

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 11, 2017

Good enough, all around. Just wish they had more bathrooms.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 11, 2017

The Sunday brunch at District is fantastic. The first time I went I was a bit hesitant because I heard it was a buffet. Buffet makes me think lesser quality. This is certainly not the case with District. Their ceviche is delicious! Biscuits and gravy were on point and do not miss their greens and homemade spicy chicken sausage. The food is quality, the staff were great and they didn't skimp on the mimosas. :)

Tags: People Watching, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Food & atmosphere were not an issue, the service & wait staff that started off amazing, but crashed & burned at our expense. After poor service we were told that the bar wanted to comp shots. Little did we know the waitress was included in this round of drinks but we were billed for her shot with gratuity included because of the 7 person party.

Of course the restaurant wasn't supposed to know about this.

It's unfortunate because we were with family, celebrating a birthday and late Mother's Day gift.
Not sure I will ever recommend this place to anyone.

Tags: Tapas
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 (New England)·Dined on June 8, 2017

Very nice oysters. Stuffed black figs good. Menu is especially suited to those, like me, who prefer a light meal in the evening.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Nice looking menu, cute area. However, definitely a bar, with only a few tables, and mostly couches. They seem very understaffed (though it wasn't full, it was busy), and took 15 minutes to find someone to see if they had our reservation. We then ordered a 1/2 dozen oysters, drinks, and fries. We got our drinks promptly, and they were quite nice, and the fries perhaps 45 minutes later. However, After three times talking to the waitress, and 1.5 hours, never got the oysters. Not sure we'd go back unless they get a few more servers.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Sorry, I was not happy with the food. Wanted something more than lettuce for a salad. I felt it was over priced for what was served.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 13, 2017

i WENT WITH FAMILY AND MY 90 YEAR OLD MOTHER FOR DINNER, IT WAS NOT FOR US, WITHOUT HER AND JUST FAMILY AND FRIENDS HANGING OUT EXCELLENT. Sorry did not know about the place and its atmosphere.

Tags: Romantic, Fun
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·Dined on April 28, 2017

Hm ended up being fairly expensive; even w happy hour

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 1, 2017

We came here in the late afternoon after a local concert and were blown away by the delicious dishes. Everything was tasty and inventive. We like small dishes. Among the ones we got were fennel salad, Brussels sprouts, beef sliders, lamb meat balls.

We ordered the house wine (1 white and 1 red) but were good.

We came in around 6pm on a Saturday evening and the place was mellow. It's a good space and I imagine that it's jumping later in the evening!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find, Tapas, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 28, 2017

Happy hour menu- oysters extremely tiny with no flavor. Honesty they were a thin membrane. Prosciutto fig app- gross. Champagne served cold.

Tags: Live Sports
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 26, 2017

Wonderful, lively, eclectically diverse restaurant with a gorgeous bar, a FABULOUS wine/cocktail/beer selection, amazingly varied and comfortable seating, and delicious food. We were there during brunch, so it was a bit over-the-top regarding noise levels (LOTS of very happy people!), but the loud environment wouldn't deter us from going back for more delicious food & drink...see you again soon, District!!!

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Disabled Access, Local Ingredients
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 26, 2017

The food and drinks were really good. The amosphere was really cool also.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Hot Spot
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on March 17, 2017

My husband and I were celebrating our wedding anniversary in Oakland! A good friend of ours recommend this restaurant...She knows how picky I am and was so on point! We loved the food, service, drinks and venue so much!!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Live Music
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 (Dallas)·Dined on March 17, 2017

Great food section, really good drinks but the service was a little slow and the music come 9pm was just obnoxiously loud.

Tags: Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Tapas, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 16, 2017

District was great as always. It is our go to restaurant before the warriors games. They have a big screen tv for the nights that the Dubs are on the road. The craft cocktails are always good but the bar can get busy so order two when you first get there so you don't have to wait for your second drink! All the food is consistent, but the pizza is the Best. The crust can't be beat. My wife is a pizza afficianado and this is her favorite pizza place-note: we have had pizza all over the bay area and this pizza is the Best. Sliders are delicious. This is a fun place if you go with a group and like to share food. Go enjoy, love the atmosphere!

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Sports, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 11, 2017

It was okay, wish we would have researched more. The food is VERY small bites and so-so. I prob will not go back unless I'm just getting a drink with friends before going out.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 10, 2017

There seemed to be some conflict with whether District is a bar with a restaurant or a restaurant with a bar. There was no dining room, the 2 top that we were at was wobbly and we were surrounded by bar patrons. There was a extremely long wait for drinks, the food was mediocre at best and we left after 2 small plates.

this is a bar not a restaurant.

Tags: Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 10, 2017

Service was extremely slow. I won't be back. We waited for water, drinks, refills, and everything in between. Servers were nice but just didn't have it down.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 7, 2017

The food was fab, huge variety of choices from avocado tempura to gorgonzola stuffed figs. Even though it was our last shared dish, the maple bacon flatbread is not to be missed. Also loved our server's wine suggestion.

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