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District Seventy8

4.0
4
476 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
District Seventy8 is an all-new dining experience in the heart of downtown Detroit. We bring together a modern, American resto-lounge with a vibrant atmosphere and delicious scratch-made cuisine. We’re located on the corner of Park Avenue and West Adams Avenue at 78 Adams Ave W Detroit, MI. 48226.

Our menu features a variety of expertly prepared dishes that have been curated by our executive chef. Looking for something refreshing? Our mixologists behind the bar offer a unique selection of craft cocktails and ice-cold beers that pair perfectly with any of our dishes.

At District Seventy8 we strive to create an unforgettable experience for each guest who walks through our doors. Our team is dedicated to providing excellent service that will keep you coming back for more! Welcome to District Seventy8!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 41 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Tapas / Small Plates, Halal
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Fri 11:30 am–1:00 am Sat 5:00 pm–1:00 am Sun 12:00 pm–1:00 am
  • Phone number
    (313) 462-4361
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Owned/operated by
    Black/African American, Latinx or Hispanic, Middle Eastern
  • Neighborhood
    Detroit
  • Cross street
    On the corner of Adams and Park. 1 block west of Woodward Ave.
  • Parking details
    Valet
  • Public transit
    Grand Circus Park
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 476 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.0
4 based on recent ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    Hot spot

  • Detroit

    Hot spot

476 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food. Service was a little slow but nothing to worry about. Still a 5 star experience. Our waitress was super sweet and accommodating. Nice, chill vibe in the restaurant for a Tuesday night.

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  2. Me24

    Detroit

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Chaotic. Our server was wonderful, but there were several others bringing out food for multiple tables at one time and they didn’t know where the food belonged. Our starters were cold when they arrived, so one was brought back out at the same time as our meals, and the other came just after our meals did. Music was super loud as well. Food was delicious when it was hot.

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  3. TyroneB

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great place and atmosphere. Couple improve wait times in food but overall great experience.

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  4. RodF

    Detroit

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    This was my first time coming here. It was horrible. I waited a half an hour before they came back and told me there was no lobster tails that I had ordered. It was just all bad my wife food was cold. My mother-in-law food was cold and my father-in-law food was cold. I will not be coming back to this restaurant

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  5. IshmaelM

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My waiter was great! My party and I had a great experience.

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  6. JaNaeJewel

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the energy, food was great.. service spectacular

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  7. Sunshine

    Detroit

    37 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    37 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Sorry for the long review but much needed. I can only give it a 3. Drinks were slow to arrive at the table, and the restaurant was not crowded. I had the sea bass, and my husband had lobster. Not too often can you mess up lobster, but the sea bass dish was probably a 2, and I'm being generous. They sea bass was chargrilled, the rice tasted as it was cooked in sugar, and spinach was salty. Total bad tast pallet. Worse part, going to the restrooms. They were out of date down in what appeared to be a dungeon with doors open to storage rooms and boxes all over the place. VERY SCARY. Women's bathroom looks like you were in a low-budget club. My husband called it a "hood spot" in the city. Then, lastly, I like the idea of you paying at your table with your card, but don't be slick and not mention that the gratuity is included. The bill automatically goes to an "additional tip percentage without showing a breakdown of the bill. We pride ourselves on being very generous tippers, but dont try and get over. So no, I will not be returning, and I will share my experiences with others. My neighbor had already told me it was pretty bad, but I wanted to give it a shot...

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was over priced and we were charged a service fee of 20%! I tipped the waitress 20% but probably would have requested the service fee be removed had I known ahead of time! Then, I was charged a $10 deposit when I made the reservation that I haven't gotten back! All menus are QR code scanned.. very confusing for us to understand all costs until we had left and already paid!

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  9. GraceS

    Detroit

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Service was incredibly slow with less than 25% occupancy in the restaurant. Smelled like marijuana the entire time specifically in the basement near the bathrooms as well where workers would be found loitering. Food was subpar and not worth the value. Feels like a dirty old nightclub. Gratuity is included which would be nice to know but they hand you a tablet to further tip again. Wouldn’t recommend to anyone.

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  10. DeannaP

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    big improvement since the last time i’ve been there!!

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  11. DyneaTheFoodie

    Tampa

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    The food was bland and overpriced Drinks were too strong and charged for top shelf when it wasnt asked for Wait time for food was too long Not worth the hype

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  12. CalvinH

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing! Went on a Monday, so it was very peaceful, how I like it lol. Lamb chops was fire, and the the crabs cakes too! Strawberry lemon drops had me floating too. I’m doubling back 🙌🏿

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Brunch were under-cooked. French toasts were raw in the middle. Scramble eggs were not cooked. Bacons were burnt. Fried calamari used old oil, so tasted like burnt oil. Dishes and glassware were dirty. Very disappointed in the overall experience. Our server was excellent and wonderful. We didn’t want to complain so we just left those food hardly touched. Will not be back.

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  14. Lucretia

    Detroit

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Terrible time, made a reservation for 8 people months in advance was sat at a 6 person table (tight) even though there was a booth fit for 8 directly across from us we were told someone already reserved that table no one showed up the entire time we were there and once someone did the woman changed it into a table only seating two people! Our waitress was rude and hardly came to our table to see if we needed anything. Also our food was cold once we finally got it regret choosing that place for my husband’s birthday we spent way to much money to have such poor service

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  15. ArmeiaK

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First let me give our waitress Asia praise. She was so sweet, informed and patient the whole time. Much appreciated. Now the drinks were mediocre. Not strong at all. A bit sweet. Definitely not worth the cost. Food: I ordered lamb ribs, the shrimp appetizer and stuffed salmon. My friends orders a side of rice side of sweet potatoes and lamb rib appetizer as they were extremely late and our reservation was up. My salmon was beyond overcooked, the haricot vert was undercooked and the rice was hard as a brick. I had to send it back. And again! The second salmon was overcooked and underseasoned, my sides were mediocre at best (I switched to potatoes and broccolini) and it was not worth $44. The lamb ribs were good although it lacked garnishment and uniformity in the cut. Still were good. The shrimp app was decent as well. The ambiance was very nice however I absolutely hate that the restrooms are downstairs 1) it wouldn't accommodate the disabled 2) a woman in heels with a few drinks just not ideal at all I would come back for tequila on the rocks and appetizers just because the vibe was good

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  16. Rose

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My lobster was overcooked but everything else was good.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had the absolute best time for my birthday dinner. My server Ken did phenomenal. The restaurant was busy but we never felt like he was too busy to assist us in anyway. The tea restaurant was nice. Nice ambiance, amazing wait staff, food was great and the overall service was amazing. From the greeters when you walk in until we left. Thank you so much for an amazing birthday evening ❤️❤️ 10/10

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    The restaurant was not really what we expected when we booked in terms of ambiance. There was heavy club music playing at our arrival at 6pm. The booth seats were not padded and were actually just floor tiles; not comfy. We sat at our table for about 20 minutes before we were greeted by a waitress. Once she started attending to us, she was great! The food tasted good but everything was priced about 40% higher than it really should be. Since 20% gratuity is automatically included, you can tell there was not a lot of speed happening in this restaurant. We will probably not go back.

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  19. CVDr

    Detroit

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Seemed to be more of a bar trying to be like a club rather than a restaurant. Food was excellent, but the music was loud and had a lot of swear words and wasn’t “family friendly”. This is not a place for a family dinner. Hard to talk, awkward dark seating, and the smell of marijuana was overpowering. That being said- the truffle fries were amazing and our burgers were excellent. Would consider getting take out from here in the future.

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  20. MarkT

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Good food. A bit pricey, but a great location. The ambiance was modern/warehouse style. Not particularly loud which was nice. Service was fast.

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  21. Harold

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was slow as hell but what I did get to eat was really good lmbo drinks were nice as well. Took a hour to just get a burger by that time everyone else I was with had eaten and was ready to go.

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  22. KitT

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Great location for local events to stop in for a quick app or drink. They are just getting up to speed on dinner service, so I'd stay away for a few months! Music WAY too loud to hear anything. Servers seem overwhelmed. When our food was delivered, it was wrong and missing ordered items. Food server just said "Oh well". We spoke with the manager, who assisted, but also admitted they're still working out the kinks. Again, good location but food and service are lacking, especially at their prices! Better options all around.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was never around. We didn’t get any silverware. So, when we got our calamari we couldn’t eat it and by the time we ate—it was cold and bland. I requested several items with my meal that didn’t come with it when it was served, which again meant that by the time I ate my meal was cold. We needed the server several times throughout the meal, but she was constantly nowhere to be found—which is why I hate the automatic gratuity. This was a pretty disappointing experience because I was bringing a friend from out of town and every other time I’ve been there it was great and I’ve even sent others before.

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  24. CynthiaN

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great first time experience! Food and drinks were amazing. Will definitely return.

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  25. LisaL

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waitress Alisha was great! The food was delicious and made just right! We will be back very soon.

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  26. MarkM

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We came here on a Wednesday night right before the show at the opera house, which we walked to right after dinner. I was worried we wouldn’t have enough time which was an hour and 10 minutes prior to show time. Needless to say district 78 was on top of everything. Great food, great service, and a great Location!! Definitely recommend to anyone!!

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    The serving staff was horrible not knowledgeable of the menu and did not check on us at all. The food was cold.

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  28. ElleN

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    This restaurant needs to do an overhaul on its operation management. You seat people who’ve waited 50 minutes pass their reservation time, have them wait an hour to receive their overcooked mediocre food and then enforce a 2 hr table limit only 40 minutes after getting their food. Terrible experience. I’ve given it three chances and it just keeps getting worse.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was great but our experience did feel extremely rushed! I get turning tables but if the reservation hold was only good for 2 hours and our entrees took 45 min- hour why am being asked to get up when I still have food on my plate and I’m waiting on my next drink….we were told to stand which is dumb because they need our table for their “sponsors” Food and drinks are over priced… but over all i had a good time….

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  30. Jessicat

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food can be better my dates rice wasn’t done . My fries were cold my crab cakes were salty the shrimp was cold as well. The drinks never disappoint always a win . Kitchen skills can always be better but I’ll continue to support an hope change happens .

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    We ordered appetizers waited 30 min they still didn’t come but our entrees came..still no appetizers then our appetizers came after the entrees and were cold. They took them off the bill and the waitress was so sweet and manager was nice just was an issue getting our food out. I had the Cajun pasta and it was good

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  32. MariaL

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Asia our waitress was outstanding. The food and atmosphere was great. Great date night for me and that special person.

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  33. NancyB

    Detroit

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food and our server were great! My guest has a food allergy and our server tried hard to accommodate her. It is noisy but that didn't keep us from being able to talk. The website states they charge an automatic 20% "service fee" but in reality it is a gratuity. I wish they worded it correctly because we almost canceled our reservation.

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  34. King

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Got there at 10, reservation was 10:15. Was told that the table was being cleaned. They sat everyone else but my friend and I. As we were walking out the owner then realized we hadn’t been sat. It was 10:30 as we were walking out the door. The decency would’ve been hey yall come back we’re sorry, we have table for you.

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  35. JamesE

    Detroit

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Need more waitress. I was a party of 6 & once a bigger party came , we was less attended to.. I rather recommend sitting at the bar

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  36. Shae

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Ambiance. Cute esthetics in the bathroom. Drinks were good, and you could taste the liquor. My food was good and plated nicely with a little flower in it. Very cute. Everything taste delicious except my spinach was very salty. I asked for a replacement 3 times and never received it. The manager came to our table twice, asked how everything was. He was very nice. I told him about the spinach issue, I still never received my replacement. Overall, this a nice restaurant for a girls night out or date. We'll be back.

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  37. GarrenL

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and atmosphere was great. Would definitely go back agai.ln.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went there Sunday after the Lions game and had a great time and enjoyed meeting the owner and other guests celebrating and having fun! The food was outstanding, service was at our pace and the atmosphere was perfect. I highly recommend!

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  39. KaylaE

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loooooooove the experience. And the music was great also

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  40. AnniahF

    Detroit

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    They brought my food out 35 minutes late after they brought my friend her food. When the food finally arrived, we was ready to go. Also, If you want the whole ‘sha-bang’ with the shot o’clock, make sure you ask before you order it. I ordered the shot o’clock and they didn’t have the sparkles that goes with it. The table next to me just experience the shot o’clock with the sparkles and everything. I wanted that same experience. I changed my mind and told them I didn’t want it and they tried to stick me with it saying “they can’t take it back”. Well, yall should’ve told me that you didn’t have any sparkles before yall made the shots. I wanted it for the experience and they drop the ball on it this night. Two managers came & talked to me saying the same thing saying ‘I have to keep it even though I never touched it. It’s a Friday night, not crowded, and the lions are playing in the playoffs, why the bar is not stocked up on some sparkles? They lowered the price on it but I was still unsatisfied. I really had high hopes for this place because of what people were saying but I was very disappointed. If you go, just make sure you don’t try to change your order or decide you don’t want it because they will try to stick you with the order. I would not be back. I know there are other restaurants that are better

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

District Seventy8 offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (313) 462-4361.

District Seventy8 is rated 4 stars by 476 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 41 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for District Seventy8

78 W Adams Ave, Detroit, MI 48226

Additional information

  • Cross street
    On the corner of Adams and Park. 1 block west of Woodward Ave.
  • Neighborhood
    Detroit
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Fri 11:30 am–1:00 am Sat 5:00 pm–1:00 am Sun 12:00 pm–1:00 am
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Tapas / Small Plates, Halal
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Valet
  • Public transit
    Grand Circus Park
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Black/African American, Latinx or Hispanic, Middle Eastern
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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