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District Winery, Washington, DC
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District Winery

4.4
4.4
1058 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Featuring new menus by Executive Chef Executive Chef Christian Fischhuber and Chef de Cuisine Nicholas Fulginiti, the Restaurant at District Winery features large and small plates alongside our house made wines. You can enjoy stunning views and an exceptional seasonal menu in our beautiful dining room or waterfront patio. We are open for happy hour, dinner and weekend brunch.

The restaurant is open for indoor dining and our cozy all-weather patio is perfect even on a chilly night.

District Winery is a working winery in the heart of Washington DC. Winery tours are currently open and can be booked through our website.

Our new private space, The Portrait Room, can accommodate up to 40 people. Featuring floor to ceiling windows, this space is perfect for private dining or intimate parties. Inquiries can be submitted on our website.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 30 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Wine Bar, Winery

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (202) 484-9210

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Christian Fischhuber

  • Private party facilities

    We host private events of all sizes, Please check our website for more information on booking a private event.

  • Neighborhood

    Navy Yard

  • Cross street

    4th Street SE

  • Parking details

    The Yards Lot Q; Limited street parking

  • Public transit

    Navy Yard/Ballpark

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Valentine's Day

    $95.00 per person

    Feb 14, 2023 only
    On Tuesday night, join us in our waterfront restaurant to enjoy an intimate dinner, crafted just for Valentine’s Day. This specialty pairing menu features east + west coast oysters, roasted scallops, truffle ravioli, and more. Enjoy the 6-course menu paired with District Winery wines. You can view the limited edition menu at https://districtwinery.com/valentines-day-dc-winery. Advanced reservations are encouraged.

Offers

  • Happy Hour at District Winery

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM,Mon - Fri - 3:00 PM - 4:45 PM,Sat - 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Join us Monday through Friday from 3pm to 5pm for $7 wines by the glass, $10 cocktails and $5 beer. Happy Hour is available throughout the whole wine bar, including on the waterfront patio!

What 1,058 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food2service3ambience5
    It was a miss for us. Service was “just ok” for what seems to be striving to be a higher end place. We were there for Restaurant Week and thought the value was pretty terrible - food was mediocre at best and portions were very small. I really wanted to like this place more, but don’t see us returning again, unfortunately.
  2. I

    Ireko

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fantastic restaurant week experience at District Winery. Food was outstanding and portions (entree) was generous. We loved everything from appetizers to dessert. We will definitely visit again.

    District WineryResponded 3 days agoWe are thrilled to hear that you and your guests enjoyed your dinner with us! We hope to see you at the winery again soon. Cheers!

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food, wine and service…

    District WineryResponded 3 days agoWe love to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us! Looking forward to seeing you at the winery again soon. Cheers!

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall2food1service5ambience5
    Unfortunately, the wines here are very, very bad. Our party of three ordered two flights and two single glasses. Of the eight wines we tried at the restaurant, I would not recommend a single one. Of the three white wines offered on the “Winter Whites” flight, the Riesling had notes of a cardboard box left in the rain, especially in the aftertaste. The Muscat was like drinking sour simple syrup (and awful with food), and the Barrel Chardonnay had unpleasant sediments in the bottom of the glass. The tastes I took from the rest of my party were equally unpleasant, which is such a shame, considering this place is called “District Winery” The service was impeccable. I loved our server, but should have known about the quality of the wine when she preemptively apologized for the wines, saying “They’re all on the drier side, so they’re not for me, but I like the cocktails”, and began to list suggestions. Despite her best efforts to steer us towards a cocktail, we wanted to try wines at District Winery, which prominently features a large tasting room as you walk in, giant vats visible through floor-to-ceiling windows, and many standing signs heralding that “Wine Country is coming to DC”. It is not her fault that all the wines are very bad. The cocktails are hit-and-miss. The non-alcoholic “refreshers” were the best drinks. Please skip the “Apple In My Eye”. Though the idea of the drink (tea, rum, and apple) sounds exciting, it tasted over-steeped and thus bitter in non-complex, bad way. The food itself wasn’t great, either. The Chef’s Whim is a great idea, but the portion sizes are offensively small. Half of the board was filled with a bunch of grapes. A dish of sweet potatoes was supposed to have almonds on the top, but instead had peanuts… I’m allergic to peanuts. This is a negligent and dangerous substitution. The Coq au Vin did not have wine in the sauce and was very dry. Dessert was great (simple apple bake), but pitifully tiny, as were most portions. Go elsewhere.
  5. NK

    NanK

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wines were excellent, food and server were great! We will be back.

    District WineryResponded on January 19, 2023Thank you for joining us. We are thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed everything and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Cheers!

  6. NC

    NicholasC

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Circumstances changed last minute (big party to only 2). Service was flexible, accommodating, and wonderful.

    District WineryResponded on January 15, 2023Nicholas - It was our pleasure! We are thrilled that you and your guest enjoyed the evening and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Cheers!

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Outstanding service! Do NOT park at the Arris garage next door. $40 flat fee charged without disclosure or opportunity to dispute.

    District WineryResponded on January 15, 2023I would recommend Lot Q behind the Winery in the future. Their hourly rate is reasonable, and if they are upcharging due to events in Navy Yard (concer, Nats games, etc), they will let you know up front. Thank you for your note about the service - and we hope to see you again soon. Cheers!

  8. MD

    MikeD

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very friendly, customer oriented staff. Delicious food, great views!

    District WineryResponded on January 13, 2023Mike - thank you for joining us! We hope to see you again soon - Cheers!

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came here after dinner to drink wine and have a desert. The flight was great! For desert we had the apple tart. It was really great!

    District WineryResponded on January 10, 2023Thank you for joining us! We are also a big fan of the apple tart (yummy!) We hope to see you again soon - Cheers!

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall2food3service5ambience5
    Limited menu, very pricey but nothing to write home about
  11. HE

    HannahE

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    I have loved district winery and have been many times, but this past visit was very subpar. The food was good for the most part, the crudite was very odd, it was radishes with creme fresh and dukkah, but the creme fresh tasted like yogurt and the dukkah looked and tasted like bagged granola. We all got a wine flight and the wine selection for the flight was just not good. I am not a wine connoisseur by any means, but I know good wine and I know bad wine, and this wine was just not good. I will return, but it'll probably be a few months till the next seasonal menu is out. The service was fine, but we had 4 different servers during our visit and it was just odd.

    District WineryResponded on January 5, 2023Hi Hannah- I am so sorry to hear that your experience at District Winery fell flat. We would have happily swapped your wine out if the wine that you ordered was not your personal preference. I do hope you will give us another try.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very good experience. Good service, tasty food, wine choices were nice.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    The menu was described as American which leads you to believe it would be burgers, flatbreads etc. It actually is a bunch of appetizers that are listed as shareable and about 5 entree options that are more artisan than American fare. We shared a few things among my party of 7 then went home and ordered from Door Dash. The food was tasty but pricey for what is offered.
  14. EC

    ElizabethC

    Denver

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    I was not impressed with the service. Our waiter did not know the menu and could not recommend any of the wines. This was surprising given its a winery. The food was okay, thought it was very over priced for the quality.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Girls Night went off without a hitch thanks to District Winery! We were running late for our reservations and after calling to change them 3 different times (embarrassing, I know) we finally made it and we were welcomed with open arms. I was thankful they even let me change them so many times and it was worth it. We had delicious charcuterie and wine flights. I really enjoyed the escargot and gnocchi our server recommended as well. Finished the night with a shot of tequila and headed off to our next location for girls night out. Special thanks to DW for their hospitality and splitting checks!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Horrible experience, took my father out for his birthday. No one greeted us once we got to the table. After 15 min we were finally approached. We had 3 different servers, one in particular (blonde male) looked as though he was bothered to even be there. Would not recommend.
  17. AS

    AshleyS

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a really nice time for my birthday celebration!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was great and food was on another level. Chef Eddie made sure that me and my girlfriend had an amazing experience.
  19. m

    mads

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience4
    A friend and I went for brunch, the place wasn't crowded when we got there, but our waitress acted like we were annoying her by asking for anything. She brought us our check when we probably would have ordered another glass of wine, so we left and went elsewhere. The warm holiday punch was not my favorite.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food and great views.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great staff and service. Bartenders were excellent!!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Christmas gift exchange with friends
  23. LS

    LisaS

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our reservations were for the patio which was a little too cool for a few members of our party. The noise level was also a little high than inside. Otherwise everything was lovely! And they gave me a complimentary glass of champagne and slice of chocolate torte for my birthday!
  24. S

    Sophier

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Incredible! Absolutely, amazing! By far the best service that I’ve had at a restaurant in a very long time. In my additional notes and comments when making the reservation on the OpenTable app, I mentioned that I was bringing a friend with me and trying to convince her to move to the area, I requested seating overlooking the water, and didn’t think much of it again. Not only were we given a table for six with an incredible view, but someone on staff spent a fair amount of time to make a beautiful sign saying “ all the cool people live near district winery” for the table 😁😁As I have come to appreciate and expect from other trips to district winery, the server was prompt and attentive. Food and drinks came quickly were delicious and we were constantly updated about when to expect our orders to arrive as other pieces were delivered. Multiple members of staff asked us about our experience, including a member from the kitchen staff, and every request and need we had was attended to, with kindness and consideration. When I got home, and realized I had left my purse at the restaurant, not only was there someone waiting to greet me at the door (who greeted me by name of my party reservation) when I got back (after closing hours) to retrieve my purse, I had a voicemail message, waiting for me as soon as I turn my phone on. I will absolutely be continuing to come back to district winery for special occasions, fun experiences, and to show off my neighborhood to all my visiting family and friends. Thank you, thank you thank you for such a lovely evening!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner, Chef uses seasonal ingredients in untraditional ways, but it all works. bartender is excellent and innovative as well. And of course the wine!
  26. KA

    KalanA

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    When we first walked in, I was a little irritated because there was a hostess who just took a party to be seated + never came back out to seat us, but it was fine because another woman saw us and sat us. I really enjoyed the wine flights and liked that I got to make my own. I also enjoyed how our waitress explained all the wines and demonstrated a good tasting technique. I didn’t really like the brunch food— i got the shrimp and “grits” and I thought the risotto was a little undercooked and too sweet. And I LIKE sweet stuff :( Overall, I would come back again based off of service and value for the wine, not the food.
  27. RR

    RafaelR

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    excellent food and great views. good place for lunch and then go for a walk at navy yards.
  28. RV

    RichardV

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We went there for the brunch specifically for the Austrian breakfast only to be told after we ordered, it was not available. Our reservation was at 12:30. So, quite disappointed. But, what we did end up ordering was very good. Next time I’ll call ahead
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Food was below average but the drinks were great
  30. j

    jacobm

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    The service was horrible. Our waitress was overwhelmed, the food was cold and late coming out.
  31. GL

    GLP93

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great service from Linda, fun updated winter menu (the Hungarian pork charcuterie was delicious) and beautiful location.
  32. JK

    JordanK

    Washington DC

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was incredible and so was the wine, 100% recommend!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff went above and beyond to make my birthday and memorable experience. Hands down it was the best and most thoughtful birthday outing I have which included having a birthday card with my name on the table. I was my first time customer and I will definitely come back! Highly recommended!! Thanks District Winery for an outstanding and joyous celebration!!!
  34. V

    Viva

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    District Winery has become my favorite restaurant in the area. I've been there several times now at different times of day and it's always a great experience. The atmosphere is perfect and the food is always delicious. I highly recommend it.
  35. RV

    RrneV

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere and conveniently located next to a paid lot.
  36. F

    Foodist

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience5
    Quite expensive for not so tasty food. If you prefer dry wine, then try it. Ambiance was nice, but overall, it was ok. We left and ended up at a different restaurant.
  37. A

    Anonymous

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    The food and wine were good but the service was spotty. We were walk-ins and told one of the hostesses we wanted to sit outside given the beautiful day. She began to walk toward the patio and I asked if we should follow and she said “no, I need to update things.” ??? She then came back and got some menus, did not address us at all, and escorted some others back to the patio. She then came back and said they couldn’t accommodate us outside. We left, hopped on OpenTable and booked an outdoor table for 10 mins from when she told us she couldn’t seat us. ??? So we went back and were seated outside rather quickly. There were many tables available throughout our dining experience, so I’m not sure why they wouldn’t seat us in the first place. Once seated, we were not asked for our order until we flagged wait staff to take it. Again the food and wine were nice, but the service needs improvement.

    District WineryResponded on November 12, 2022Hi- I am so sorry that your experience with us was jumbled and fell flat. I have privately messaged you with my personal email and information to see if we can turn your next experience around. We hope you will give us another chance! And again, thank you for your feedback, we can only learn from hearing all of the good and the bad.

  38. PR

    PetagayeR

    Baltimore

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Great ambiance inside It's located in a hip and happening area with options for after dining Food was excellent, well prepared. Limited food menu-expected Great service Wine selection good with dinner Would go again with guests from out of town.
  39. KR

    KristinR

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    District Winery is in a great location and they have terrific ambiance. The food, however, is sub-par and overpriced. We had the mushroom risotto and a chicken dish. They were ok but at about $30 they should have been wonderful. We ordered a cheese plate and for $10 you get 10 tiny pieces of cheese. It tasted fine but felt like a joke. That’s not enough cheese to be a cheese board. It’s a nice place with good servers but they need to do a better job offering food worth the premium price. It seemed like they were depending on patrons drinking enough wine they wouldn’t taste the average, overpriced food.
  40. w

    wymana

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience5
    Slowwwwww server. Bartender must have been using YouTube to make the drinks. He was super slow too. Everything was slow...no sense of urgency. Presentation of appetizers was poor. I wouldn't recommend thia place. Sorry.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

District Winery is rated 4.4 stars by 1058 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 30 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for District Winery

385 Water St SE, Washington, DC 20003

Additional information

  • Cross street

    4th Street SE

  • Neighborhood

    Navy Yard

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Wine Bar, Winery

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    The Yards Lot Q; Limited street parking

  • Public transit

    Navy Yard/Ballpark

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Christian Fischhuber

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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