District - Oakland

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Tapas / Small Plates
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.
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HW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, good drinks and nice atmosphere. We had a group, sat at a large table, had great service and a great time.

CA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

District is the only brunch we do on a regular basis in the Bay Area. We love the ceviche and the variety of bottomless mimosas.

CL
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Nice spot for a group, great ambiance and the food was good.

MG
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time at District. Great cocktails, delicious food, and fabulous service. What more can you ask for?

n
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 5

The ambience was great but the Quality of their food was not that good. We did not eat a couple of our dishes because it was not good.

DR
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Best place to get $1 oysters during happy hour, but the drinks are so so and entire staff just seems angry and overwhelmed. Don't go with a large group if you want decent service

AM
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous brunch buffet and great sparkling wine in an upscale yet casual setting. We loved it!

AO
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was all classy! Even though I was surprised to find out that only the buffet is available in Sundays, no menu items, it was still lovely.

S
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 4

Amazing. Delicious food. Great mimosas light on the juice.

MG
Houston
37 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Ambiance is the key in this place. Service is good but they take their time so enjoy your drink.
The servers are well trained and very knowledgeable, follow their recommendations and you will have a great dinner.

OZ
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

It was brunch and there was hair in the food.It was disgusting

M
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food and service were great. Just one complain - my glass of chardonnay was at room temperature. When I mentioned to the server, I was told that's because it was a wine on tap. I've had white wine on tap in other restaurants before and they were always cold, as white wine should be. I remember reading the same complain on the website.

MG
Houston
37 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is fantastic! The place is a great place to relax and enjoy, but the service is superb! Tori was our server, she was not just a great Sever, but she knew her game! She did great recommendations about food and drinks

RE
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Love the atmosphere, music and the food is great

JH
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

We’ve always loved District and the Oakland location is night and day from the Sanfran location. Food, ambiance, crowd, fabulous. But if wAnt any kind of timely service, sit at or go to the bar. They never ever have enough people on the floor. They literally have TWO ppl to cover the whole place, plus outside. I don’t get it. They need 4.

N
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

We were there for Happy Hour and dinner, great service but the house white wine was warm not cold, oysters were not as fresh as it used to be, disappointed, we ordered 4 dozen, some of the oysters were warm and taste fishy,

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

$1 dollar oysters during happy hour 4-6pm.
Big oysters too :)

h
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great music and wine flights/food.

KS
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Paige and Tori were amazing servers! They were very attentive and took time to talk to me about the happy hour menu as well as the wine and cocktail lists. They were friendly and personable. The food (chicken wings and truffle fries) was great, the wine was great, and I was able to sit alone and get a ton of work done!

RN
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Perhaps it was just our timing but we were seated at our table and waited for 20 or so minutes before I stood up and went over to the hostess to let her know that a server had yet to come to our table and then it took awhile to get our food and drinks. And it wasn't that busy, not that many people eating dinner yet at 6:00 p.m. on a Saturday. That was the only drawback but otherwise the food, drinks and ambiance was great.

H
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Out waitress was awesome. In fact all except one staff member were great. The one guy who helps in the bar area and clears table responded very rudely when I said to him as he was cleaning some plates that we’d like to order more. His response was “I’m not your server.” No attempt to relay the message to our server just the “not my job” attitude and walk away. I did let our sever know so that this person might get a helpful hint that he’s in the service industry.

T
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 2service 5ambience 5

I love the District. The atmosphere is always amazing! The service is great and the staff are friendly. The food at the buffet was cold and I got there when it opened so I was a little sad about that. But overall I had a great experience and will be back again

L
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food, awesome service, overall good time! Everyone there is very attentive, helpful and happy. Highly recommend.

MG
Houston
37 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Place is great, food is fantastic, I would recommend management to staff the place. The servers do their best but is not enough and their are missing and opportunity.
I have been there twice and I would recommend to the barman to be more proactive and stop cleaning the same glasses over and over and take care of the customers.

JF
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Big fun time excellent service fairly good food and value

OT
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Service!

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 2ambience 3

I’ve dined her often for Sunday brunch and knowing how busy it gets, I always make a reservation thru Open Table.
The problem is you can have a reservation and show up early or on time and because don’t reserve tables for the reservations and don’t enforce their 90 minute rule for tables, you need up waiting for a table even though people are walking in and being seated (we did for 30 minutes and finally sat ourselves at the bar). The bartender (John) who is awesome, was very apologetic and took great care of us. The manager on duty, not so much. She only offered excuses and a weak apology.

MU
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 4food 1service 1ambience 3

Food was mostly burnt. Very high is salt and just okay overall!

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious dinner, good beer selection, friendly staff, A’s game on the TV. My date and I both had a great time! Highlights were deviled eggs and arugula salad

W
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The service was GREAT and very friendly.... with good choices on the buffet for brunch.. those potatoes tho... yessssssss

s
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really delicious small plates in a fun environments, with nice wines. We especially loved the octopus. The waitress was very attentive, and was kind to our son. We'll return :-)

A
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We had those most amazing time surprising my husband for his birthday here. The ambiance is always incredible. The service was outstanding! Our waitress was on top of all requests. She came back frequently without prompt and was patient while guests considered all of the menu options. Absolutely would host another party here. Only challenge is that I tried to book more than 8 guests and was unable to. When I called the place they didn’t return my call. Other than that, superb night!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

The food was amazing. We went in for Sunday brunch. They waiters were running around maybe because it was busy. But I suggest they come around more often to see how tables are doing. Overall pretty good experience.

CC
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

The whiskey menu is long... but the service was very poor and the acoustics make it very difficult to talk without yelling.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice selection of food and drinks and a great add to the neighborhood. Only comment is that it is LOUD LOUD LOUD if you are seated under a speaker around the perimeter of the restaurant, so maybe better suited to sit at the bar if you plan on being chatty.

LV
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Makita was amazing! Very accommodating and helpful...

h
San Francisco
40 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

What an inviting place this is. Had a large table for a group of 5 and hung out for hours and the service was fantastic and they never made us feel like we should hurry up and leave. We loved watching the diverse parade of humans coming and going. They make a GREAT Manhattan, which I'm very particular about. My favorite dish was the fried curly corn, get it, it's fantastic! We plowed thru the 1st order and ordered a 2nd one. Great place to hang out with friends and share food and drinks. Parking lot across the street for only $10, certainly ain't SF prices!

P
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I haven't been to this restaurant for years so upon revisiting I was pleasantly surprised that the quality of the food and drinks (specifically the wine list) was still excellent. The staff was SO accommodating and thoughtful that I was impressed overall with everything. Would definitely revisit soon!

JH
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We just had drinks but it was a very nice date night ambience. Michelle really likes sweet cocktails and she said that her strawberry concoction was delicious!

f
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent find in Oakland close enough to the Fox and Paramount to take in a show after a nice meal. Enjoyed the small plates so that we could try many dishes. The dipping sauce that came with the Chicken wings was particularly memorable. Good cocktails, great feel to the place and the service was really spot on.

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