District - Oakland

4.3
356 Reviews
$30 and under
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 Brunch every Sunday.

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4.3based on recent ratings
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4.3
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AnnaleeG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Service was slow and ambivalent. Waited about 45 minutes for our table despite having a reservation and the restaurant being largely empty.

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Samone
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love their happy hour! I go for the oysters and their wine flights!

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Vinnie
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch at The District was the perfect start to an amazing day. Having a live DJ totally set the vibe he was amazing the food was phenomenal and the people were beautiful. I look forward the coming back for brunch and whatever else they have to offer.

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Kemo
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great ambiance, too and drinks! The staff was very accommodating!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Half the street is blocked off. The music was loud, so we had to move away to another table. They forgot silverware and napkins, and had to ask for water several times. Ok he food was good, and it was a nice sunny day. The drunk girls at the table next to us we’re not practicing social distance. This place is More of a bar than a restaurant, but brunch was ok. The Bloody Mary was pretty good, and quite large!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance, food, and drinks!! Thanks to John and the wonderful staff for a perfect hot spot when I’m in Oakland.

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Vzzzzzzz
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious oysters. Love the fries. Wings are alright. Good drinks.

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vipBrittany
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great restaurant in Old Oakland! The service was great, even when they got slammed, and the drinks were delicious. The happy hour menu offered some good food options and for a really good price too! I will definitely be going back soon :)

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Claudia
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

It was good just expensive for a few drinks n fries gratuity n service fees were included which made our Bill outstanding

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RachelJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor setup!

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CarlB
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall3food2service1ambience3

Everything was fine, but need more people working the floor not the door, multiple tables around us, constantly looking for server, who was hella busy. Need 5 more people to work the floor at least.

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joan
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall1food3service3ambience4

This is a trendy place and food is good. We ordered the guava mimosa but got the pineapple instead, but the waitress comp'ed it. My friend's meal came first and by the time my vegetable scramble came, she was almost done with it. It was good, but ended up drinking on an empty stomach. :(

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service from all.
Great Food.
Great Cocktails.

We will be back.

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vipPDXFoodie
Portland
23 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

ate outside due to covid. Slow service. Did not have the look or feel of a Tapas place, in fact I thought I was at the wrong restaurant.

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Weluvdatenight
Detroit
17 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Nice location. Creative menu and friendly atmosphere. They didn’t have much for vegetarians but nice spot.

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Pavs
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Our reservation was for 8 and we didn’t get our table till almost 9. Then once at the table, we waited so long that I had to ask if we could get someone to take our order

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Pricey and over crowded, so not ideal for a date night. Noise levels are a bit high, especially if your table is next to a loud group. Music was good, service was a bit slow, but not their fault.

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vipJaneJax
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

District is alive with the vibe of Oakland. Their Oyster happy hour special is what brought me here and after visiting for over a year I can say they consistently deliver quality oysters at a good price. The convertible seating in the large lounge area allows for a variety of social configurations. If you are able to be there on Wednesdays for live music, you are in for a treat. I love all the food on the menu. THE SAUCES are what transform the delicious dishes to outstanding delights.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this place, great food, great service, fun and festive, will be back!

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vipJames
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience2

It was Oakland Food Week . I had a reservation and that seemed to surprise the hostess . I was seated and waited almost 15 minutes before anyone came to the table to get our cocktail order. I asked about Restaurant Wee and was given a Menu I could barely read. It looked as if printer ran out of ink . Someone should have ran out to FedEx Office.
I spoke to Manager about experience but did not seem to take me seriously. This was my first and last tine here . This had to be added to my worst Restaurant experiences of all time .

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LeaM
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere. I loved the music. It was a little pricey. Overall good experience.

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vipJamesMackayJMM
San Diego
89 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very impressive restaurant and bar with large selection of sharing plates. Food, cocktails and wine were excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive servers, good ambience (on the loud side), definitely get a table but they have nice lounge sofas for later into the evening

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vipCocoJ
Houston
25 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Food is not that great nor are the bottomless mimosas. Lively atmosphere, though.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We spent New Year’s Eve there! Totally spontaneous looked on open table got the last reservation and had a blast. We had never been there but definitely going back!

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Justinw
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Sensational night out. Loads of fun, great food (the lamb meatballs and chicken wings are a must). Bartenders are hilarious and friendly. Certainly will go back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Food was cold and overpriced for the brunch

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My birthday was special and service amazon Good Vibe

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HayleyS
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.

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vipJVSF
San Francisco
60 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.

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TinaS
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.

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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vipNick
San Francisco
12 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

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RobinD
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun place to eat!

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HeatherW
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.

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ChristianA
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.

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CourtneyL
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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

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MelissaG
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?

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nett
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.

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vipDianahR
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

FAQs

District - Oakland offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (510) 272-9110.

District - Oakland is rated 4.3 stars by 356 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.