The District Bar & Kitchen

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The District Bar & Kitchen inside the beautiful Hotel Indigo Nashville Downtown. The District Bar & Kitchen is a made from scratch restaurant serving seasonal local and regional fare with a southern gastropub feel. Craft cocktails made with fresh, local ingredients, local small batch beers, and nightly live music create a great dining experience.
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Nashville
26 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Surprisingly good food and reasonably priced for a hotel restaurant. Greatly exceeded expectations. Breakfast was really good.

BF
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow...the food was great and not nearly as costly as we expected given we were downtown Nashville. Service was prompt. We will return.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Restaurant is just off of the hotel lobby. Live entertainment was OK but performer had his extended family in the audience and it seemed a bit like a family reunion. His dog was also in the lobby and barked off and on during the time that we were there. We decided to leave right after dinner to find a more interesting venue. Food was reasonably priced and the food quality and preparation was OK but not great.

C
Nashville
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere. Awesome food and Kevin was great!

JP
Savannah
10 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

My wife, her sister and her husband were looking for a nice restaurant in downtown Nashville that did not offer the lower Broadway “experience”. We found it at the District. Located in the Hotel Indigo, the District is a smaller restaurant that provides a relaxing dining experience. My wife and I both had tenderloin filets while my sister in law and her husband had a dinner salad and a turkey club sandwich respectively. We were all pleased with the quality and portion size of our meals. Overall dinner was a great value, especially for Nashville. Since it was a Friday night, a three piece band was playing. The band was excellent, playing a large variety of genres from light rock, easy listening to country. Their volume was perfect, as a polite dinner conversation was still possible without having to scream across the table. The band was so good we stayed about four hours, devastating our bar tabs. By the way, the craft cocktails are excellent as well. Would not hesitate to return.

T
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a nice place to eat, drink and relax from the busyness of the Nashville Honky Tonks. Our waiters were super and the food was prepared superbly. Steaks were perfect and my salmon was wood planked and rare, as requested. Our singer/songwriter checked for volume twice and was sounded for the space and clientele. A very enjoyable evening.

K
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food is excellent, and we really like the fact that they seem to change the menu offerings frequently. I have probably eaten here 3 - 4 times in the last year, and I think they have had new and interesting dishes almost every time. Only negative is that the musician is way too loud for a small restaurant type setting. It would be one thing if the place was basically a bar and not a restaurant, or if the loud music didn't start until after the dinner hour. But, it was just too loud and really not all that pleasant to listen to, which made the loudness even worse. In a room that size, I think they could go unplugged, and it would have been much more enjoyable......just a local's 2 cents.

I will go back there again. The food is good; the service is good, and it is away from the crowds.

JI
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Food and drinks were wonderful! The Thom Ellis band were fantastic, I hear they play every Friday night. We will definitely be back.

TM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Had reservations at 6:15pm but arrived by 6pm. Somewhat busy but not overly crowded. Found a table right away. Not sure why I needed reservations for open seating. 6:30 still no one to take a drink order. 6:45 we place an order for appetizers,3 waters and a glass of wine. Drinks showed up but no food. 7pm still no food. 7:15 no food. We ended up leaving after we told the hostess to just cancel the order. Disappointing because the menu sounded great.

r
Nashville
34 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A lot smaller than we expected but that was ok. Our table was ready when we got there and the service was great. The pimento cheese and pretzel is definitely the appetizer to order. Pimento cheese was creamy with just a little kick to it and the pretzel was soft and warm. All 6 ordered a different entree and all were delicious.

MF
SW Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience4

We were never served. We sat there for 10 minutes when someone said I’ll be with you shortly. After another 10 minutes we gave up.

BP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Josh very good bartender. Service was excellent. Highly recommend.

CL
Orlando
26 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Don't miss this hidden gem in the Indigo hotel. They have live music and great food too.

JS
Nashville
21 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall3food4service3ambience3

A busy downtown bar with too little help.

L
Nashville
8 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Menu selections limited. Slow getting the drinks and food. All the food was over cooked. Selected it for a quick dinner before a TPAC event. Not a good choice. Would not eat there again.

b
Nashville
19 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Ate here before a show at TPAC several times. Nice hidden gem. The food has always been good and service as well. Sometimes you can catch a live music performance. My only complaint, if you can call it that, is that the menu is a bit limited. Not a big deal, as what we have had was very good.

RD
Nashville
16 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Will recommend

BB
Nashville
13 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and great service but we were the only table seated. It is in a hotel, but free valet. May go back and try the brunch.

BA
Nashville
70 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We have been to the District several times to hear a musician friend perform, usually for brunch or cocktails. This was our first visit for dinner. Great choices from small plates and salads to tasty & creative entrees. Great prices, especially for a downtown venue.

GR
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Menu prices high but if we would have been served the menu description it would have been fine. Menu said heirloom tomatoes I was served cherry tomatoes and no discount. We all know cherry tomatoes are cheap heirloom not the case but my price did not go down.

LB
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time visiting Nashville, staying at the Indigo Hotel where this restaurant is located. Had a quiet Father’s Day after a crazy Saturday night and decided to have dinner in our hotel. It was fabulous! Service was great by our friendly server Austin, the food was delicious, wine and drinks reasonably priced and we were entertained by 2 of the best artists we’ve come across here, which was a bonus! I had the salmon which wasn’t dry, done just right and omg the sweet potato soufflé was out of this world! Hubby had the meatloaf which he said was one of the best he’s had. Highly recommend this place!

k
Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The food was fine but we were hoping for Sunday Brunch. Our reservation was at 11:45 but we assumed that brunch would run longer on a Sunday. But breakfast closed at noon, and even though we were there at 12:45 they would not let us order.

K
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant is so good and enjoyable for Nashville native! The music started up at about 7, and it got quite loud, although, we were leaving to go to a show at 8.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2018
Overall2food1service4ambience1

Way too loud

CS
Edmonton
11 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We popped in for dinner with friends from out of town, and had an amazing dinner. The ambiance and music were awesome and were a nice balance of entertainment and having time to talk. Our waiter was terrific, and the food was delicious. Will absolutely be going back.

OT
Ayrshire
4 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice resturant good food good music

JD
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Fun place, with a cool cocktail menu and inventive food

A little loud and “adult” so no Grandparents or Littles

OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Cant write a review because we couldnt even find the door...

TP
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My salmon was fabulous! Enjoyed the atmosphere and music

KM
Atlantic Canada
6 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2018
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Stayed at hotel. Friendly service. Noise level varies with performer. Good coffee

AK
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We ate relatively early (6pm) in order to make a 7:30 show. There were many folks there who apparently just finished a seminar/sales meeting, etc. just standing around and imbibing. They were not loud or obnoxious but the bar area is small so they were quite close to the table. Overall, the service was very good, the food was well prepared and we enjoyed it.

HL
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2018
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Do not come here if you have anywhere else to be for several hours!!! We came before seeing a 7:30 show downtown. We arrived at 6pm. There was only one waiter working when we arrived, and we realized he was also tending bar. I understand being short-staffed, but our appetizer (a charcuterie board) took 25 minutes to come out. When we ordered entrees at 6:40 we were asked to order "salads or something" because the "cook is brand new." When the appetizer arrived, we asked the waiter to explain the board to us and tell us about the meats. His response was that he knew nothing about any of it- what it was called, what was in it, nothing. We did order salads and it took those another 30 minutes to come out. We scarfed down half the salads and asked for the check. Each one of our meals was over $70 once we left a tip. We each had 2 cocktails and split the appetizer between checks. So half an appetizer, 2 cocktails, and a half-eaten salad was over $70. We paid and ran to our show, disappointed in the service, the quality of the food, and the price. Would not return here.

SS
Nashville
8 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very cool place. Chic yet casual. Live music at night played quietly enough to converse. Our girls group opted for pizza and salads which were wonderful! The eggplant fries not so much, a little bland. Although pulled in a lot of directions, our waiter was very good and laughed with us girls. Thumbs up to him! Food, beers and tip ran us $35/ea for four. Three blocks from TPAC. Will go back and enjoy again!

OT
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was absolutely delightful. We met the owner/chef as we were entering. He made a point to stop by in his way out to see how our experience was. The food is quite nice - something for everybody.

OT
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2018
Overall2food1service4ambience2

Food was brutal, pork sliders were dry and tasteless, caesar salad was bagged romaine lettuce with rectangular chips and some gross dressing in a small paper cup on the side. Worse than airplane food. On the bright side, server Elizabeth was nice, sweet tea was great.

OT
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2018
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Cocktails are good. Food is good, but nothing spectacular.

JL
Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place to eat. Food was amazing and the staff was even better.

OT
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2018
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Our service was poor. I was with a group of 8 and our waiter did not check on us very often at. We waited 20-30 minutes minimum and the restaurant was not busy.
The food was good and we enjoyed the live music.
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T
Atlanta
36 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2014
Overall2food2service2ambience3

This is a hotel bar. Yes, there is a kitchen nearby, but The District Bar & Check-in Counter or perhaps The District Bar & Elevator Bank would be accurate by that standard. It is the section of the hotel lobby that has a Bar in it. I have never made reservations for a Bar before, but you certainly can make reservations for this one. What I'm saying is that this is a hotel Bar with little more than typical bar food, where the waitstaff are the bartenders and your table is within spitting distance (should you care to try it) of the bar. It's really not a restaurant, but rather a Bar. If I haven't been clear, let me go over it again...

DR
Nashville
50 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best kept secret in the city. I regularly dine there for lunch. My wife and I went to their brunch for the first time and it was great. I recommend ordering off the menu for brunch. Looking forward to a dinner there. The food and service are both very good. Try this place, you WILL like it!