The District

3.9
142 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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 142 People Are Saying
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JH
Houston
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

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.

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MA
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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JM
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

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.

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MM
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

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.

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S
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

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

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a
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 1

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.

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AB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

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

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f
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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MF
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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NV
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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m
Houston
88 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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DS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 4

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.

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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SK
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

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.

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L
Orlando
20 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place!’

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

Too loud, poor service, good food

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New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place and food was amazing! I will definitely visit again!!!

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N
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food and service were excellent. The braised beef mac n cheese was really good. Shrimp and grits was also tasty.

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great service. Great atmosphere. Will definitely be back 👌🏽

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B
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Service was great!

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p
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

My husband & I were in Houston overnight between flights and decided to spend time at the MFA on a Sunday. Looked on Open Table & chose the District because it had the broadest choices in menus. The reviews were okay, mostly complaining about service but when we got there were just a few customers, and the staff was completely attentive. We had a nice conversation with Alan, the manager, about developing the wine bar portion of the restaurant. Think he may be new there and trying to get things turned around as he was very involved with the staff. Would have no qualms about recommending this restaurant to anyone who finds themselves in downtown Houston

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Houston
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 3

The restaurant was pretty and well decorated. However the food was just so poor - our salads came out all wilted and limp (not appetizing at all) and was missing various ingredients that were listed on the menu description. We didn’t eat a bite and the wait staff didn’t seem to care/notice. I ordered champagne and a glass of white wine was brought out but was fixed once I said something to the manager nearby. I would have hoped the waiter would have caught this in the first place - no bubbles and in a wine glass as opposed to bubbles in a champagne glass. I had the red fish which was a surprisingly good portion however the broccolini that came with the dish was undercooked - it was like eating a fresh, incredibly salty raw broccolini stem. I had to use my friends steak knife. Onto her steak - she was basically served a tendon. She fought and fought with her steak knife to try and get some edible meat off the tendon however, she was barely able to eat a thing (other than her potatoes). We had to go get her dinner elsewhere. The dessert was terrible, such a disappointment. We ordered the bread pudding however, I’m not even sure what we were brought. The texture was disgusting - some sort of rubber. I could not make out any bread in said “bread pudding”. Tried a piece and quickly put it aside.

I certainly would have hoped the manager or waiter would have noticed that our food was hardly eaten. It was a tough position as we didn’t want to offend and recognized it was not our waiters fault but rather the chef or menu designer. I will not be recommending to friends nor will I be going back.

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Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was really good. Owner came out multiple time to make sure everything was good.

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TS
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Oysters were great, Shrimp & Grits were wonderful but the Pork Osso Buco was less than impressive.

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AB
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We dined at The District before seeing a show at the Hobby Center. It was an easy walk to the Hobby Center, and our service was well-timed to the event. The Brussels sprouts appetizer was outstanding, and my shrimp & grits entree was very good as well. We were seated by the windows and enjoyed watching the street scene as we ate.

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DP
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came here for a mother-daughter date night before taking my little girl to see beauty and the beast at the hobby center. The food, ambiance, and service was great. She enjoyed herself and at the age of 7 has decided she will return. Check this place out. The fries are amazing, but so is everything else.

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NB
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

We chose The District based on seating availability for the time we wanted. The food was EXCELLENT ! Our waitstaff member, Olivia, was friendly, helpful and went above and beyond for us. The owner checked on us twice and gave us a delicious dessert to celebrate our 27th anniversary. I say YES “The District” and you should too!

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R
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The food was good, the Happy Hour prices were good and there were several things to choose from. We had a new server and she really tried but we had to get her attention several times. The Manager corrected her several times, loudly enough for us to hear, which was very unprofessional. She was trying and was very nice but she was learning and he was not very patient with her.
The restaurant has a good feel and a great location. I would recommend that you try it at least once. I will be back.

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DW
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My girlfriend and I tried The District for an early dinner before going to The Hobby Center to see “Beauty and the Beast.” This was the best choice we could have made. Alan met us at the door, he had our table all ready with a nice rose setting for our date night. He had set up our table far away from the large group they had in the back of the restaurant. He made a few suggestions from the menu. We ordered an appetizer that was perfect. Then, we ordered our entrees which were amazing. The, she and I split a Tres Leches for dessert. We both left with full stomachs and a full heart of love for this fantastic place. We will absolutely be back. Thank you, Alan, for making our date night wonderful. The parking lot that it rents from is very confusing on how to get in and out of, with one set of elevators on the far end from the restaurant...but that isn’t The District’s fault at all. Love, love, love this place!

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OT
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Found this place via Open Table. It’s in a great area of downtown. I was surprised it wasn’t more crowded given the location so when we first walked in we naturally became a little nervous the food, drinks, or service might not be the best. We were pleasantly surprised. There were lots of options on the menu and the bar options were plentiful. Everything was great and the service was spot on. I’d definitely recommend this place to others and won’t hesitate to go back myself.

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FD
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service.

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KP
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

The District is fast-casual restaurant with nicely priced meal options. It is only a few blocks from Houston's Theater District and right on a Metro train line. We were looking for a restaurant with a romantic atmosphere, whereas The District seemed more like a bistro/pub. It seemed like fine place for a bite and drinks with friends.

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c
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great find, on rail line, just a few blocks from Jones Hall/theatre district! Casual with a separate but connected bar room next door!!! Very reasonably priced dinners, well prepared!!

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KF
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 4

The food was alright and the waiters were very nice, however the kitchen was sooooo slow. There were only three other patrons in the restaurant and we were all waiting for way too long. Would not recommend to anyone with anything to do later in their day.

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Tulsa
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

Severely understaffed, horribly slow. Waiter was very nice and made a decent effort to keep us happy but two tables on either side of us got up and left without being served.

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LR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Cute restaurant, great location. BUT...Terrible service. We saw 3 tables get up and leave .. never even got menus. We stayed because I am too polite for my own good. Food was just okay.

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

The food was good, just lacked service. We were seated at a dirty table to start and then we moved after no action on that or drink orders taken. New area we moved to the waitress/bartender was super sweet and tried her best, but was overwhelmed! Too many others standing around. Note: the restaurant was not busy at all, so no excuse.

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EB
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

I wish I could say this was the worst service in Houston, but sadly it was not. We had a string of bad service at 3 restaurants in a row on our visit. At the District it took 30 minutes just to get drinks after being seated. We were there for an hour and half without the server ever taking our food order. I would not recommend based on the lack of customer service and timeliness.

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