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The District

3.8
64 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Perfect For:
  • Casual
  • Great for Lunch
  • Good for Groups
The District offers Urban American cuisine in the heart of downtown Houston. Oyster Bar and Dry Aged Meats
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Oyster Bar, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
Brunch
Sat 10:30 am–3:00 pm
Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm
Lunch
Mon–Sat 10:30 am–4:00 pm
Dinner
Daily 4:00 pm–9:30 pm
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Phone number
(713) 229-8611
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Catering
Let’s Make This Event Tasty! Successful Meetings run on satisfied appetites: We know what it takes to satisfy both taste buds and budgets. Offering Breakfast, Healthy Snacks, Light Lunches, and signature trays that are great for more substantial lunch or dinner events. Whether you need delivery or event space we’ve got you covered. Have a look at our Catering menu and get started today. Order By Phone | Email : catering@district7grill.com 713-229-8611
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Texas
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Public transit
We're right down the street from the METRO light rail stop: Central Stn Main NB
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 64 People Are Saying
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3.8based on recent ratings
4.0
food
3.7
service
3.9
ambience
3.8
value
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80% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1.0Dined 5 days ago

Our waitress was very rude and short to the point where I thought it was one of those restaurants with a gimmicky theme of mean service. Another waitress basically came over and took care of us for the important things ie making sure we got the food we ordered and taking drink orders. Our waitress basically came for the initial drink orders, to let us know she was our waitress, and at the very end after previously mentioned other waitress told her we needed our checks. Btw, no need for a reservation as there at no hostesses. You pick your own seating.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

We always enjoy sitting at the bar eating appetizers. We get great service from the bartenders.

The apple pear crumb is an amazing dessert

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1.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Empty restaurant with long waits for food and poor quality meal

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4.0Dined on March 26, 2018

The District is a great lunch in the downtown area - they were also very accommodating when two friends joined us half-way through lunch and got them fed on short notice. The burgers are quite good, and the atmosphere is very comfortable. Especially in the outdoor seating.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Excellent service from Lucinda.

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

Great place to stop for lunch and catch up. Definitely recommend

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2018

Great lunch spot for business lunch. Salads are big and filling.

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3.0Dined on February 20, 2018

Food was tasty but very dry ( short rib and veggie burger). The restaurant had an AWFUL smell like mold or mildew which was very distracting.

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2.0Dined on February 17, 2018

The place wasn't busy, yet our server seemed MIA and slow for most of our meal. Even though we told her when they brought the entrees that we needed the check as well since we had to leave, we still had to chase her down. The food was ok, better for lunch. My friend's ahi sandwich seemed very disappointing. A lot of bread, little ahi, and the remoulade was flavorless. The rest of the dishes were good, but not memorable.

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1.0Dined on February 16, 2018

From making reservations online to showing up at the restaurant on a Friday night at 7:30 with hardly anyone there and a seat yourself sign while the hostess sat at the back we should have known something was wrong. The waiter ignored us for the first ten minutes and didn’t bring menus until another group had come in and he took them menus first even though he had walked by us shortly after we had chosen a table. We ordered the pork oso buco, braised beef Mac and cheese, and a burger. The pork oso buco was supposed to come with a truffle risotto, instead it came with a white rice with truffle oil which did not meet the expectations of a risotto. It did not appear to be or have the texture of arborio rice which is standard of risotto. The Mac and cheese didn’t taste very cheesey but the meat was better than the pork in the oso buco which was bland. The burger was fine but nothing special. Overall, all of the food needed more spices. We also had ordered drinks, neither beer was offered a cold glass and we were left with the bottle and can that they came in, while the red wine was served in a cold glass and felt like the wine itself had come from a fridge. We will not be eating here again, and would not recommend it to others.

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2.0Dined on February 11, 2018

Four of us went on a Sunday noon before a show at the Alley. Very disappointed. The service was terrible....waiter was pleasant but not skilled, most food was bland/under-seasoned, music too loud.

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5.0Dined on January 31, 2018

We enjoyed our dinner at The District. Our server was very attentive, and our drinks were never left empty. The food was delicious, and the prices were great! I will definitely be back!

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3.0Dined on January 29, 2018

Tasty burgers with tons of variety. Good burger with well placed toppings, delicious side of fries and just filling enough to feel satisfied. No complaints!

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Theater tickets at Alley

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1.0Dined on January 25, 2018

Made us sit outside in the cold (50 degrees) even though we had a reservation. Overall extremely poor service.

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3.0Dined on January 21, 2018

This would be fine for a quick lunch or something but not great for a date night. We went before the theatre on a Sunday night. Restaurant was nearly empty. Will definitely say the grilled oysters were AMAZING... but they were the only hilight. Server went on about how gross he thinks oysters are (even though they are a major feature on the menu) and how weird he thinks bone marrow is (though it was meant to be a hilight of my entree). So that was not great for our overall experience.

Entrees were mediocre at best. Could have achieved same or better at home. Presentation was pretty weak. My asparagus has not been properly trimmed and was very woody. Hubby’s pork chop was dry and just looked like it was slapped on top of his sides. Plates are too small and prone to tipping. We both almost spilled our meals when trying to cut our pork.

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5.0Dined on January 21, 2018

The restaurant is very modern and chic...the menu is very manageable and easy to understand...the waiter recommended some delicious appetizers, and our entrees were all very good...a great place to eat in downtown Houston!!!

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

We loved this place! The space is very cool, the service was great, and the food was amazing. Not only that, but a great value. Huge portions for very reasonable prices.

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2.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Dinner date on a Friday night. Underwhelming. Manager had the gall to ask us to change tables because he was trying to accommodate a party of 8 that had just made reservations on Opentable...LOL. Food was very slow. Server was not knowledgeable. Food quality and taste was fair. Management is unpolished. Tables are available at this restaurant for a reason. We will not return for dinner.

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2.0Dined on January 5, 2018

Place was DEAD for dinner...on a Friday night! Maybe it's better for lunch?

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2017

Great service from our server, Roy.
Food came out quickly and we were able to make our show in plenty of time.

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1.0Dined on May 27, 2017

It was closed

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5.0Dined on May 23, 2017

Excellent service and friendly staff. Creative menu.

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2.0Dined on May 16, 2017

Waited over an hour for lunch to be cooked. Food was warm/cool and not hot

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1.0Dined on May 14, 2017

I was very disappointed with The District. It was very loud, my order came out wrong, some food was undercooked, while other was overcooked and tough. The menu looked good but everything the 5 of us ordered came out to be very disappointing. The service was good and the waiter was friendly, that was the only redeeming quality.

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4.0Dined on May 12, 2017

This was our first time at The District and we probably need to pay a second visit to give a more solid review. Eleven of the twelve oysters the we ordered were really good. I won't blame the restaurant for the one oyster that really was awful. My partner's osso bucco was also a standout dish. My fish taco was OK but I found it too cluttered.

The service was quite good and we were given plenty of attention from our waiter and the handsome manager.

We will be back.

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5.0Dined on April 30, 2017

Our waiter was Joe. Excellent, excellent.

Thank you

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3.0Dined on April 29, 2017

Great location for dinner before a show. Food is ok. Atmosphere is great. Servers very responsive when prompted. Ouster shots are outstanding.

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3.0Dined on April 14, 2017

the food was tasty but our server was too new to know anything about the menu to offer any recommendations or answer questions. Normally this is fine, if it is accompanied with the statement "but, let me find that out for you..." otherwise all was fine. Our order of crawfish hushpuppies unfortunately had no crawfish, and the bread pudding needed a little sauce (liquor added wouldn't hurt either)

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3.0Dined on April 6, 2017

They were out of a lot of items on their already limited menu, especially their HH beers (12 beers on the list and they were out of 4 of them.). I had to select something else on the food menu after I had selected since they were out of that item as well. Lobster Hush Puppies were pretty dry and tasteless and the salmon was over cooked. I would suggest the Osso Bucco though.

We have been to the other district restaurants and were looking forward to trying this location since we hadn't been there before. Location and ambience were great sitting on the patio and service was good, just disappointed in the food and 86'd menu items.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2017

We went early on a Saturday around 6:30 so there weren't a lot people. Service was great. Decent place for a casual hangout.

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2017

The food is phenomenal! I have never been disappointed with any District restaurant's food quality but the service leaves something to be desired.

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2.0Dined on February 25, 2017

The food was okay and fast. The service was not good at all. Parking was validated which is a plus Downtown.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2017

Convenient location downtown to meet out of town friends for brunch. I had Greek Omelette that was distinctive and delicious.

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3.0Dined on February 23, 2017

Place is done up well. Service not so done up. Weekday night only one other table with people. Server couldn't speak English well, and they said they were out of a beer due to Super Bowl, which was 2 weeks ago.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2017

They were closed because of a gas leak. So did not have lunch there.

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2017

I really had high hopes for this place because it looked nice in pictures and the menu had lots of food options and while it was nice and modern once I arrived the food was just mediocre. The price is fair but there's nothing special to it. If anything I wish the food was a little bit warmer also. It taste like room temperature. The waiter was pretty new so there were some questions he wasn't able to answer regarding the menu. It seems like a nice place for brunch though so maybe I will give it another go if the drink specials are good.

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2.0Dined on February 4, 2017

We made a reservation via Open Table and the reservation was not honored (due to Super Bowl weekend). Ended up waiting 30 minutes for first come, first served table. The restaurant was obviously overwhelmed with Super Bowl traffic and the employees were chaotic. It was an annoying inconvenience, but we finally managed to get a table and food. The food was surprisingly delicious and the menu had a wide/interesting variety of options. Had this not been Super Bowl weekend it would have been a better experience. The restaurant management should have turned off Open Table to avoid this mishap to begin with.

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1.0Dined on February 4, 2017

Made a reservation thru Open Table. Arrived at the restaurant for our 7:00 reservation to find a sign that says "Open Seating." I guess they don't really take reservations? Or, perhaps they don't fully understand the reservation process?
We sat down at an open table and waited for about 10 minutes. No one ever came to wait on us...not even an "I'll be right with you." Nothing.
We left.

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2.0Dined on February 4, 2017

Service was horrible. Waitress who started seemed to not want to be there. Never checked back. Then we found out we were handed off without being told. Food was only so so, nothing for a reason to return.

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