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7:00 PM
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The District

3.6
168 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Gastro Pub
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A Dutch/Belgian inspired brasserie serving wonderful slow cooked food ( no microwaves in the building!) and a carefully selected selection of over 30 Belgian Beers. Known for an award winning cocktail menu and a strong BC wine program, The District is where you go to meet your neighbours in North Vancouver!

Please note that all tables have a 2 hour seating time.
All reservations have a 15 minute grace period.
We reserve the right to take back these seats if you are late and do not let us know.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Gastro Pub
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Hours of operation
Mon - Wed 3:00pm - 11:00pm
Thurs 3:00pm-12:00am
Fri 3:00pm - 1:00am
Sat 10:00am - 1:00am
Sun 10:00am - 12:00am
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Phone number
(778) 338-4938
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Esplanade Avenue
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Parking details
Lots of parking in the area. Check out the ICBC parking lot which is free after 5pm and all weekend long.
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Public transit
The Seabus terminal is 450 metres away (which is a 6 minute walk according to Google)
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 168 People Are Saying
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3.6  based on recent ratings
3.9
food
3.8
service
3.5
ambience
3.7
value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner 
3.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Disappointed that the food wasn't the quality we are used to at the District. Maybe it was just an off night for the kitchen.

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Sadie (Vancouver)
3.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

The restaurants is a bit jammed... food is ok. We were not blown away. However, they accommodated us even though we were late for our reservation.

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Gaz6zer (Vancouver)
3.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Great food and service...however if possible try to get a table away from the kitchen...unless you wish to hear the very loud banter from the head chef to the rest of his team...way to loud and interfered with out conversation.

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OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Always some of the best food in the Lower Lonsdale area. Avoid the big flashy restaurants - this one is well worth the visit.

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RupertPupkin (Vancouver)
1.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Over one hour for salad and soup. Go there if you like your time wasted.

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vipSam1977 (Vancouver)
4.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Fun atmosphere with good food and microbrews. Like casual atmosphere. Our server was great. Tough place for serving staff as tables are close together. Happy to wait for food in an independent restaurant versus going to one of the big chain restaurants close by. Will try mussels next time as they looked great.

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OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
4.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Had to wait too long for our check.
But other than that.. it was good experience.

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OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
2.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

The space is really cramped. Our server forgot multiple items and got our drink orders wrong. We had to ask three different servers for pepper. The steak was the ugliest, toughest steak I’ve ever had at a restaurant. It looked like a deformed piece of thick leather, with sinew and grizzle riddled throughout. Just awful.

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Willbback (Vancouver)
3.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

The mussles are always excellent. Service was inconsistent and there is always something that they have run out of. This time it was a wine. Even though there is often an issue, I still enjoy this restaurant. Food and atmosphere are great.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
4.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

On spec booking. Bustling great food. Tight seating but fits the set up. Open kitchen and lively.

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chrise (Vancouver)
3.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

The District is usually very good. Great selection on the menu and good service but it’s really disappointing when they don’t open the lower half because the atmosphere in the top half is horrible sitting right next to the door (freezing) and the kitchen (noisy). After our last brunch there I won’t be returning for brunch if the bottom half of the restaurant with the fireplaces isn’t open.

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smartseller (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on December 22, 2017

Nice place, always enjoyable

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ChristinaC (Vancouver)
4.0  Dined on December 13, 2017

Gem in my neighborhood. I love everything about The District. It feels like once you walk in the door you are in the know . Our server eloquent explanation of specials and menu morsels piqued my palate. The kitchens care and creativity to my meal elevate each dish. The extensive BC wine list adds to the local feel.

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anamaria83 (Vancouver)
4.0  Dined on December 1, 2017

One of my favourite spots in North Vancouver! Love the ambience and location, great place for a drink amd appies. Highly recommend!

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ADSD (Toronto)
2.0  Dined on October 27, 2017

We were excited to try District, a new restaurant for us. Our reserved table was ready on time, but as we sat down there were many disappointments. The tables are very close together allowing for little privacy for conversation. We were told promptly that none of the imported beers were available (one of the reasons we wanted to try the restaurant in the first place). Our appies were great, but for our mains both of us had chicken that was dry, old, and inedible. We sent the chicken back. They did remove this from our bill. With one beer each, two appies, and two salads with no protein our bill was $70. Certainly not a good value for the qualities and availability on the menu.

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OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on October 6, 2017

First time. Greeted immediately in a friendly manner. Choice of seating. Quick service. Excellent food! Fun atmosphere! Will come again!

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DoBe (Vancouver)
4.0  Dined on August 27, 2017

Love the mussels and keep coming back for them. A good casual spot. We had a very personable server.

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OpenTable Diner (Cambridge)
4.0  Dined on August 25, 2017

Nice food in lively surroundings. Server was attentive

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vipniknat (Vancouver)
1.0  Dined on August 20, 2017

We went for Sunday brunch and sat on the patio, in their newly expanded open air dining space. It was nice to be outside but the stools and table were cheap and uncomfortable.
Our table ordered breakfast bowls all around - big mistake!!
The breakfast bowls were described as a hearty breakfast mix with variety of components. But they were mainly a large quantity of fried potato mini-squares, that looked and tasted like the frozen hash browns you buy can buy at the supermarket. The additional components were less than a tablespoon! We left most of our dishes uneaten, as the potato was bland and a bit greasy. Not sure there is enough ketchup in the world to fix that situation, not that were offered any condiments anyway.
Not going back!

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OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
4.0  Dined on August 18, 2017

Great Happy Hour specials! Food was good - good variety.

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