District - Oakland reviews


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Overall Rating

92% would recommend it to a friend
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by DesireeK on August 12, 2018
I was suuuuper happy to finally be able to get brunch reservations. The food is always amazing!
by AnnieK on July 31, 2018
Great! Fun, casual, easy access to BART. We had an attentive server with a lovely personality. Will definitely come back to District!
by MiaP on July 29, 2018
I expected more. Definitely a cool spot. Food was okay. Accompaniments for the plain arugula would be nice. But I guess I’m a bit of a brunch snob. I ordered a Bloody Mary (my fav) but they forgot to pour in the vodka. I would come again; however I’m not rushing back.
by Jenn on July 28, 2018
Great drinks and service. Food was a little "off" eg. Ahi poke extremely spicy, burrata and tomato salad watery.
by OpenTable Diner on July 27, 2018
Great food and wonderful service!
by RocDC on July 22, 2018
The host, Marquita, was awesome, super sweet, and extremely helpful! Even though everyone in my large party didn’t show, she accommodated us in an awesome spot! Food was amazing! Bottomless mimosas was the icing on the cake for a beautiful Sunday afternoon with my girls! Thank you again! We WILL be coming back!
by OpenTable Diner on July 19, 2018
This place is absolutely delicious. A bit on the pricey side but really well worth it. We will be back here.
by OpenTable Diner on July 18, 2018
Been there twice in the last week, cant wait to go back. 1st time was my own bday, it was a great experience with a party of 10. Later that week I returned for a biz meeting, that was just as good . Amazing food and great service.
by OpenTable Diner on July 17, 2018
Good, but a bit overpriced for Oakland
by AndrewAndWeller on July 17, 2018
Took over 25 minutes to get a beverage and the place wasn’t that busy.
by KeneshiaW on July 14, 2018
Their staff is amazing!! Thank you for the most memorable birthday ever! KW
by OpenTable Diner on July 12, 2018
Being in an environment where I can hear the person across from me is a plus, plus for me. The service was great and the drinks were mixed right. John has been a great part of this experience, so thanks for to him!
by OpenTable Diner on July 2, 2018
I enjoyed happy hour menu!
by MichaelL on June 26, 2018
Went there for the whisky selection. Very knowledgeable and personable staff. Highly recommend this place!
by RonnieM87 on June 17, 2018
I enjoyed the atmosphere and food. Very welcoming staff. Wasn’t too pack for Fathers Day either. I will definitely be back.
by RayB on June 13, 2018
First time visitor. We were disappointed by the food. It is best to treat The District as a place for drinks and skip the sub par expensive plates. Typical of concrete wall bars, it’s loud. We would go back for the drinks.
by OpenTable Diner on June 3, 2018
All of the occasions are good for District! Me and my party had a great time the food was great mimosas Where consistently flowing. I recommend making a reservation to ensure that you have a table and don’t have to wait to be seated! Going back tonight!
by OpenTable Diner on June 1, 2018
Hostess and Servers were so friendly!
by LeahC on May 23, 2018
The truffle fries are AMAZING! Definitely order them.
by maiiam on May 5, 2018
Great happy hour oysters ($1) and tasty fries. Wouldn’t recommend pizza.
by bari on April 24, 2018
My wife and I dine at District about once a week. It is our go to place on the way to The Golden State Warriors games! We generally sit at the bar where the service is great, cocktails are finely crafted and they will even pour 1/2 shots if you ask. My favorite is the oysters, always well chilled and fresh accompanied with horseradish and vinegrette dipping sauce. My wife's fav is the pizza, alway hot and crunchy. The menu changes but the pork tenderloin is wonderful and don't miss out on the sliders. The table service can be slow-our choice is the bar.
by CynthiaS on March 26, 2018
Terrific drinks. The service was great. Playful and fun. Staff explained stuff; made me feel that there are no stupid questions. The food was amazing.
by isun on March 24, 2018
Food selection, small bites and pizza are standard. Good wine list to choose from. Ambiance could be quite nice , but the service by Torii was very lousy.
by JasonA on March 16, 2018
4 star food with 2 star service. Unremarkable place
by ErinT on March 13, 2018
We've been coming here for years, every 2-3 months usually before catching a show at the Fox. Food is always yummy, which is why we keep coming back, but the service has gone downhill. It took us 15 minutes just to be seated, since there was only one waitress who apparently was also the hostess, serving tables across the restaurant. I didn't leave a review when we came last month but twice in a row with the same issue... they need to do some hiring and staff appropriately. Last time we waited 15 minutes to ask for the check, which is not fun since you're trying to talk and have fun but when both you and your husband are trying to stare down the wait staff so they can bring you a drink, so you can order food, and 15 minutes just to get to ask for the check... I literally had to walk to the other side of the restaurant to hand them my credit card because we had to leave for the show. The food is awesome and the wait staff that are there know what they are doing and are good at their jobs, there just needs to be another person on staff during busy hours. The good news is the food is delicious, the drinks are great, and the food comes out quickly once the order is in.
by JoyD on March 7, 2018
Seating is different wish they had just normal tables instead of end tables.
by MimosaBottomless on March 4, 2018
Fun for brunch if bottomless mimosas are your thing...the food not so great, but it will do the trick to help with the alcohol.
by WilliamL on March 2, 2018
Great location in downtown Oakland. Very fun and vibrant feel. Good tapas menu.
by OpenTable Diner on March 1, 2018
Very good diverse food. Very good waitstaff! Affordable wine
by CP49 on February 26, 2018
It is a very nice space, good food and extensive wine menu. Service was not too attentive, and music was unnecessarily loud, especially as the evening progressed.
by AndQ on February 22, 2018
Despite our reservation, they didn’t have a table and had to wait 15 min. Food is good but not as good as the last time I visited. Also annoying that food comes out “as they get it ready. So in our table of four one person waited 15 minutes for their main course and the other 3 sat and got cold. Our appetizers and wine were good but they forgot one that we ordered (so did we!) and billed us for it. That was when we realized we never received it. Not a sorry or anything from our server. This is a good spot but it is pricey. Not sure it will remain on my list of local favorites.
by Nick on February 20, 2018
Siblings gathering
by OpenTable Diner on February 17, 2018
We celebrated a friend birthday at District and it left such an impression on all of us! The server, Torii, was amazing and made my friend’s birthday one of the best she’s ever had! The food was also amazing, the oyster happy hour being our favorite! Would recommend this to anyone looking to celebrate an event or just chill with friends!
by ShiraS on February 6, 2018
Service was bad because they were short staffed. Servers were overwhelmed and rude.
by Mhhh on February 2, 2018
Made a reservation, table wasn’t ready until 1 hr later, had to return 2 drinks to the bar as they tasted horrible
by Irinasky on January 30, 2018
Fun and tasty
by Aboo on January 26, 2018
Had a bit of a wait to order a drink but the staff - starting with the bartender - really went above and beyond to make up for it. Will definitely go back but just not on a Friday night during happy hour.
by CVcvcvcvcv on January 19, 2018
We were seated at a table but never received any service. Waited about 20 minutes before we left
by OpenTable Diner on January 19, 2018
our service was poor. we went on Restaurant Week Oakland and we felt our server was trying too hard to impress with her knowledge of the menu, but did not listen to what we wanted, which caused us confusion about our ordering.
by OpenTable Diner on January 15, 2018
The food was fine, but the poor service ruined my dinner. I waited 20 minutes for the server to take my order, and finally had to flag her down and asked her if I could order. She never once checked on me to see if I was satisfied with my dinner, and I had to repeat the same 20 minute wait and request process for the check. Not happy.
by Kata on January 13, 2018
Food was very good, interesting combinations especially cauliflower & kale salad. Crowd was diverse. Service timing was off and server did not know the wine list. Food was worth the wait and price but we probably won't drive across the east bay for a second time.
by Brwneyez on January 12, 2018
I hosted my cousin's 37th birthday, it was so fun. The music was jamming, the food flavorful, and the drinks were tasty. Overall a wonderful experience...
by ChrissyB89 on January 7, 2018
I really enjoyed my time at District! The Southern-style brunch food was delicious. Specifically, the biscuits and country gravy. Finding a great mixture of the two in California is hard, but these were just right. The bread pudding was also fantastic with the caramel and whip. Service could be slightly more attentive, but it didn't put a damper on our good time during brunch. The place was packed, and that's for a great reason!
by MFRD on January 6, 2018
The food and wine pairings were delicious. I love the atmosphere. Our waitress was a little over bearing with the directions on how to taste the bourbon, but other that, it was fabulous!
by OpenTable Diner on January 4, 2018
Didn't catch her name but the sorta red headed server was absolutely wonderful clearly loves her Job and had a wonderful knowledge of whiskey. Also great happy hour the oysters were great
by BayAreaPhoto on January 2, 2018
Very friendly, helpful staff. We probably lucked out on a pretty quiet evening, I would bet this place can get noisy. Excellent food, knowledgeable server - Thank you!
by sharon on December 23, 2017
Great happy hour! Love you That they do weekends too. Super hip spot
by OpenTable Diner on December 18, 2017
loved the table we sat at which had a turn table in it
by Veenessa on December 13, 2017
Always a good time here. It was crazy busy, so the food took longer than usual, but our server did a great job of getting us drinks. Food was delicious as usual too.
by Jenn on December 8, 2017
Amazing shareable plates and sangria. Service on point!
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