District - Oakland

4.4
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$30 and under
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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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4.3
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4.3
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HS
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I loved this place. The food was good, the ambiance was great, the service was also good. My only complaint was that it was understaffed. The poor waitress was running g around so much. I felt bad for her and we had to leave to catch a comedy show. We got there at 5 so we would have enough time but there wasnt enough help.

JV
San Francisco
59 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food was good but service was uneven. We sat with empty water glasses, had to ask repeatedly for serving spoons and got push back from the server since we had individual forks that we already ate off of so why did we need serving spoons to dole out saucy portions of apps among three people??? Also the fan spinning under the exposed overhead light bulb created a flashing effect that was a little annoying. Our first server was very good and had some great drink recommendations. I will go back for a drink and a bite but I won’t expect much otherwise.

TS
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

The quality of service was better 3 years ago. The buffet table was very dirty, not very well maintained, your bathrooms were filthy. After checking in for a reservation, it took me 2 attempts to locate our server to seat us. Plus you removed the tv from the bar, to watch football. Bad decision.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the drink menu and the selection of appetizers. This time I got dessert. Definitely recommend huckleberry crisp.

N
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

I used to order few dozen oysters each time i was there w friends and families, today i ordered 1/2 dozen it was not fresh, not enough ice on plate for oysters, the first one was bad, the other 5 was warm and i was the only one ate the oysters, i got home and foods poison i was up all night between the bathroom and bedroom. How can they serve the oysters if it is not properly handle, i am sick in bed today. Will not return to this place

RD
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun place to eat!

HW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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

MG
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall2food1service2ambience5

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
Overall3food3service2ambience3

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

AO
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food3service5ambience4

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

MG
Houston
37 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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
Overall3food4service3ambience4

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

M
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

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
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Love the atmosphere, music and the food is great

JH
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience5

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
11 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

h
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great music and wine flights/food.

KS
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall4food5service3ambience5

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
Overall3food4service4ambience4

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
Overall5food2service5ambience5

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
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Big fun time excellent service fairly good food and value

OT
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Service!

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall1food4service2ambience3

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
Overall4food1service1ambience3

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

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

s
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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
3 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience4

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
Overall3food3service1ambience4

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