The District

3.8
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164 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American

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Pre/post Theatre
Casual
The District Bar & Grill along with our Cellar 7 Wine Bar offers Urban American cuisine in the heart of downtown Houston. Oyster Bar and Dry Aged Meats.

Cellar 7 is in the heart of Downtown Houston providing more than just wine: join us for event tastings, wine dinners, or just a great place to get away. You're welcome to hang out with a glass or bottle of wine, artisanal cocktails, or a local Texas brew.

Join us before a baseball, soccer or basketball game, a night at the theater, or catching up with friends for a late night.

We welcome you to host your events and gatherings at our little oasis along with a nice full dinner at our adjoining restaurant The District.

Specials

Eat Drink and Be Happy

Happy Hour 6 Drafts, $3 Domestic, $4 Imported

$6 House Red & White Wine

$6 House Bubbles

$8 Calls , Premium $10

$5 Bites

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: March 21, 2019

Ends: March 22, 2118

Availability: Tue-Fri 4:00PM-7:00PM

Extended Happy Hour on Monday 3pm-9pm

Enjoy $6 Red / White or Bubbles

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: March 21, 2019

Ends: March 22, 2118

Availability: Mon 3:00PM-9:00PM

Tuesdays 1/2 Priced Bottle Wine

Join us for every Tuesday for 1/2 priced bottle wine

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: March 21, 2019

Ends: March 22, 2118

Availability: Tue 12:00PM-10:00PM

$5 Bar Bites all week long

Enjoy $6 dollar Drink Specials

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: January 4, 2019

Ends: January 5, 2118

Availability: Mon-Thu 4:00PM-7:00PM

What 164 People Are Saying
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RC
Houston
23 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Ordered small plates to share. Dishes had very little flavor & the food was cold! We were just one table of 3 in the whole restaurant, so no excuse for cold food.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Food was really enjoyable (tuna tartar wasn’t the best), drinks were good, cool looking place, but absolutely no one was there on a Friday night @ 8pm which made us wonder.

The service was extremely slow, which is shocking since we were literally the only people in the restaurant. Overall I think it would be a great place to brunch or lunch, but complete ghost town for dinner.

JP
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Truly enjoyed dinner at the district. Good food, reasonable service; friendly & attentive wait staff.

LV
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great open view of downtown with the large window panes. We went for Houston Restaurant Weeks and the food was good. Server forgot about one of our desserts but they eventually brought it when we reminded them.

MM
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a nice dinner using the Houston Restaurant Weeks menu. Selections were cooked as ordered and service was very attentive.

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place!!

KW
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Worst Eggs Benedict I have ever had. Slice of bread, spinach, a slice of cold sandwich ham, poached egg and something resembling curdled jelly that was supposed to be Hollandaise Sauce. Service was equally bad!

Z
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

The waiter was very nice and personable, however the service was extremely slow! When we first got there there was only one other table and things still took forever. We went for HRW. Overall the food was good but not great. Ordered a fillet very rare that came out medium, but still had good flavor. Very long time in between courses. Bread pudding was tasty, the crime brûlée was not bruleed. The tartare was very good.

TT
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would like to thank Bill our server and the manager for the great service and hospitality. I was able to host a lovely baby shower with their help. The mother-to-be was very impressed with the location, food, service and ambiance of the beautiful bar room. My and husband and I love dining at all the District locations but this location has provided the most excellent service. All the servers are wonderful!!

OT
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Overall good, would go again, but the service was just pretty slow for it not being very crowded. Took longer than expected to just have a server come to greet us and get drink orders

FL
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience5

The food was great! We had 10 people and tried multiple appetizers, entrees, desserts, and drinks all was very good. The restaurant itself was lovely. Our server was super friendly but for being one of only three tables in the restaurant the service was slow. Make sure you have time but wnjoy all the menu has to offer in flavor.

KT
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food was ok. Service was good. Overall, not good enough to fight traffic to get downtown though.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly server and restaurant. Great brunch options

JJ
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Was very slow and quiet for Sunday Brunch. Given there were so few guests, the service was in fact slow.

PA
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Based on the menu, I was looking forward to trying this place before a play we were attending. It was Saturday, and the place was basically empty. Everything came out really fast. We started with the Calimari and Octopus - fishy and rubbery, and pretty much awful.
We ordered the Osso Buco and the Braised Short ribs as our main course. Both were bland, chewy, and had weird seasonings.
Then we went out on a limb and ordered desert. We had the Creme Brulee and the Banana nut cake - Both were fabulous, we loved them.
All and all, pretty disappointing, but with improvements in the food, it would be a great venue to hang out. Maybe their big crowd is the party kids late night. Not for my Wife and me.

L
Tallahassee
4 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Richard our waiter was outstanding. He was friendly, attentive and very helpful with the menu. Food was excellent and very reasonable.

PE
Houston
19 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Our service started out lacksidasical...but improved.. Food was good, but not exceptional. I didn't realize it was such a casual place. I will give it another try when I'm downtown again.

CB
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was amazing! I made a reservation shortly after my college graduation on a Saturday and we were greeted/seated right away. My parents loved their food. My friend enjoyed her mimosa and I LOVED my French toast! Whenever I'm back in Houston I will definitely be back!

HB
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

The service could be faster but at least they were nice & polite.

JC
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love thIs place. Usually on my list when I come to Houston. Nice menu with unusual selections.

JH
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Nice place, convenient for going to the theatre but give yourself PLENTY of time. Our waitress was nice but SO SLOW! We were seated about 5:50 and there were only a couple other occupied tables. It took us over 30 minutes to be served drinks from the bar. Food was good, not great. Probably would try elsewhere before going back to The District.

MA
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was attentive and provided excellent service all night. The food was awesome from salads to BBQ macaroni and cheese. After the Symphony, we walked back to The District going to the parking garage and the restaurant manager actually escorted us to the elevator lobby through his back door and it was greatly appreciated.

JM
Houston
23 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

We had a reservation and turned out to be the only people in the restaurant. The table that they held for us was not very nicely located, kind of in the middle of the restaurant. Near a window or in corner would have been nicer. The wait staff was not particularly attentive. The food was pretty good, though.

AH
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Fun atmosphere with great dining menu options.

MM
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience2

It was a Saturday night and we were a table of 5. The server couldn't get out the brussels spouts. We ordered 2 filet which did not taste good a Paella that was under cooked and a ahi tuna that was dry and was sent back. We ordered a bottle of wine that they didn't have and the only nice part was the manager took his time to let us taste a few kinds of wine to make up for the one the didn't have.

OT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Went before theatre. I would say everything about evening was just ok. Location was very nice and the servers were attentive.

S
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

No one ever came up to greet us after sitting there for five minutes. They only had two waitresses during brunch.

a
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience1

It wasn't terrible. It just wasn't great. The food was fine but nothing special. Honestly what I was left with the most strongly is that the place was dirty. The outside tables were dirty with some sort of film (pollen maybe) and many had wet glass rings. The tables inside also needed a good wipe down. The place looked unkempt and sloppy. The chairs were in dissarry. No linens, glassware, service items, decor, lighting. Uninviting. The windows were dirty. This is a shame because that should be a big feature of the restaurant since it's mostly glass. Also, the trash in the bathroom was overflowing and there were wadded up paper towels all over the floor. I'll get my $32 steak somewhere else next time.

AB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good was good, not outstanding. Service was a bit slow, especially given that the restaurant wasn’t busy. Overall it was good.

f
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Before the Show. Scheduled dinner here with my girls before we attended Mama Mia. Our table was ready, service was prompt, our waitress was knowledgeable and gave great recommendations for cocktails and food items. Loved the ambiance & décor. Will definitely eat here again.

MF
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went here because they had options to fit our dietary needs. Food was fantastic and the service was great!

NV
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was great. Food was excellent! Was my first visit and won’t be the last. Highly recommended!

m
Houston
94 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A pre theater date night was a wonderful treat. The food was terrific and so was the service. I look forward to eating here again.

DS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience4

Went on Valentine’s Day. Very few people in the restaurant. Took 20 min to get our drinks almost an hour to get our food. Our appetizer (crab cakes) and dinner (hamburger) came out at the same time.....cold. Do not go here.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

It was a really good experience. I took my husband for Valentine's day, and it was a success! The food was sooo good and reasonably priced, service was was great and the ambience was very chill. The only con was how long it took to be serviced BUT once they got on it, they were ON IT. Id go again.

SK
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very friendly wait staff. Good food. There's no hostess stand so when it started getting busy (Valentine's Day) some people came in and didn't know exactly what to do or where to go. That was not a problem for us as we were immediately greeted when we walked through the door.

L
Orlando
22 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place!’

OT
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I loved The District! Both us is ordered a pasta dish and I ordered a glass of wine. The service was awesome. I can’t remember the girls name but she was so sweet and always checked on us. Will definitely come back again.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Too loud, poor service, good food

OT
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food is really good but it should not take 35 minutes to get a glass of wine and a salad. They were not really busy.