District Eatery

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CAN$30 and under
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American

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Pre/post-theatre
Good Vegetarian Options
District Eatery will provide a health-conscious menu using locally-sourced and natural ingredients, while still allowing patrons to indulge in their cravings. The stylish and rustic venue offers a shareable menu and artisan cocktails at affordable prices and promotes a fun and social environment.
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.4
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4.4
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4.3
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AM
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Interesting menu - novel twist on many standard items I had fish and chips, which was pan fried haddock in a coconut crumb coating and the chips were baked root veggie chips. Really enjoyed the combination.

RG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

We had decided what we were going to eat prior to arriving at the restaurant only to find that the restaurant only serves brunch on Saturdays during the day. There was nothing on the Brunch menu that either of us could eat. The waitress spoke with the chef and since we had made a reservation and the website did not advise that brunch was only served during the day on Saturday they made an exception. The food was good. My husband had the fish and chips which he enjoyed. I had the zucchini pasta which was very tasty but there was a lot of oil (like a good half a cup left in the dish after the food was gone). I would not order what I had again (even though it tasted fantastic). All in all the restaurant was good.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Had a great time, our server was so chatty and helpful with suggestions ! We even stayed for another glass of wine after the bottle was done 👍🏼

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great cocktails and amazing service. Food experience was fantastic. Thank you to the staff and chef!

M
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Menu with healthy options. We had the mushroom toasts and tri-dip starters. I’d slice the bread a bit thinner on the toasts, but they were tasty. The dips were bland, but the veggie chips were good. Fish and chips were good, but maybe not quite elevated to the price. Partner had the power plate steak, steak was tender, flavourful, and cooked to order, with yummy veggies on the side. Purple potatoes are an acquired customer taste. All in all we enjoyed it but it didn’t knock our socks off.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious, lots of selections and great service.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Super fin ambiance

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OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The vegetarian options are a hidden gem among the expected pub favourites. For a vegan venturing out for dinner with a friend who only eats steak, this is your safe space. Waitstaff were knowledgeable about the menu as well.

KM
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

service was great, food was great as well. a nice, trendy spot in the theatre district. i had the steak sandwich and it was really awesome - an artsy twist on the classic. fries were perfect too!

I
Toronto
56 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Has a lovely meal last night. My husband had the Piri piri chicken which was flavorful and tender. I had the steak & mushroom sandwich on naan which was very tasty the apple slaw added a nice crunch. They have a wide drink unique selection & many wines by a glass. The coconut chestnut cheesecake is fantastic.

AT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience5

The server wasn’t as attentive as we expected since she was pretty much serving every table by herself on a Saturday night.

OT
4 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience4

Food was good. We received our appetizer very quickly followed by our mains almost immediately after. This made us feel very rushed. Then, we sat there for a good 30 minutes where no sever came by to check if we wanted desert, wanted another drink or even water. We flagged someone down and asked if they forgot about us which he said yes and apologized stating he had a big group show up late for their reservations (we also had made a reservation) so they were busy. We asked for our bill (he took off the charges for our wine) and left.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Went to District with friends for a pre-Theatre dinner. Checked out the menu and made a reservation online. We arrived and were seated right away. Drink orders were taken promptly and we decided to share some apps and sides. There were lots of great choices on the menu, including the drinks. The fries were a standout - they were so crisp on the outside and perfectly seasoned. Service was quick and friendly. We are planning to go back to sample more of the menu!

JM
Adelaide
4 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Was a great - pre show dinner that offered great food and service.

MG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

I made the reservation but they had closed the restaurant for a private event.

A
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great spot to grab a healthier dinner. The Bowl of Zen and Club Sandwich were both delicious.

N
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Very fresh food and hearty bowls. Enjoyed the fresh cut fries and every meal we ordered was great. Staff was nice and helpful, but seemed rushed even though it wasn't super busy.

SG
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great craft cocktail bar. Service was on point and food was amazing. Would definitely recommend as a great pre/post show location.

N
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

I'm obviously old. my comment so often is "Food was delicious. Portions need to be a bit larger!"

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5Food5Service1Ambience5

Very ambient, amazing setting great for a nice meal, service was slow however. Really good vegetarian options!

NP
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Tried this restaurant on a whim and we were pleasantly surprised. My husband had the fish and chips - he requested French fries with them and loved his meal. I had the Zen bowl. It was very good. There were hot chilies sprinkled on top but because the lighting was so low, you couldn’t see them to remove them. So the salad was very spicy at times. We shared the cheese cake which was too dry.
The service was efficient.

O
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

5 stars for sure.
As a vegetarian with a meat eater husband, this place is awesome! I was unusually spoiled for options. Had the broccoli tacos which I would highly recommend. My husband had the steak which was great and he was happy with the beer selection.
One tiny comment to owners to make this place even better would be to add a dry cider to the menu. There was just one cider option and it was super sweet. But that’s just a personal opinion.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, fantastic, sociable and hospitable service from Beth

w
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Nice food, decent drinks. We wanted something relatively light, and had a good, not huge, burger and a steak and mushroom dish. The place is known for innovative cocktails, which tend to be sweet, but one made with turmeric (!) Was quite nice.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Great food at great price. Attentive service.

TM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

From the moment we walked in, we felt valued, comfortable and taken care of.
Staff was attentive but not hovering
Food was outstanding and had options for me ( Celiac)
Was empty when we walked in ( noon) and pretty full as we left. Great place for lunch or date night. Will recommend to my guests

G
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

We are vegan and have gone to the District Eatery several times. We were disappointed that the number of vegan main entry was down from previous visits. We are still recommending it to friends.

OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience3

Our waitress was quite rude. Helping people create long-last dining experience didn’t seem like her thing. She made us feel like she graced us with her presence. Def won’t recommend to anyone.

r
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The food was tasty and the table by the window was great for people watching at TIFF. Really wish they served lattes and cappuccinos.

VE
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food. Pleasant atmosphere. Nice and friendly staff.

Z
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience3

While the wait staff was certainly nice, it took an extremely long time for the food to come. I can't imagine how slow this would have been if the restaurant had been full. This was during lunch on a workday and we received our food almost one full hour after we arrived.

P
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Were there for an early Sunday meal. Brunch menu was small but enough items for us. All the food was terrific. Sat outside on the rooftop patio. A perfect day for it. A very small issue was the blowing sound from the HVAC system from a neighbouring building. Enough to be noticed but not enough to be too distracting.

ST
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

This was my second visit to District. I went when it first opened but was disappointed in the food and the service. I thought I’d give it another try, it’s nice to have a place with multiple vegan options. The service has improved a lot. However, the food is just ok. The dinner portions are not big enough to fill you up. We also ordered the three dips as an appetizer, but the portion size was ridiculously small. Barely enough for one person, let alone three. The ‘guacamole’, which we had to mash ourselves, only had a 1/4 of an avocado in it, which is kind of pathetic. The other two dips came in small cups that ketchup usually comes in. Definitely NOT worth the $12 price.

OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

I was visiting Toronto and was my first time dining at District (I found it on Open Table ). I ordered the naan nachos with chicken and there were TERRIFIC!! if I lived in Toronto I would return frequently, but probably never order any other item because these were TOO GOOD to ever pass.

L
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice and varied food options that address different lifestyles. And cocktails were delicious too.

LK
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience5

Great food with unique options. A little something for everyone. Not a place if you are in a hurry, however.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Paris (our server) was amazing. My son has allergies and its not easy to find places that he can go to have a great meal. But, Paris took the time to ask questions and then talked with the kitchen to make sure we had options. Son had a great time choosing what he wanted and when the food came he was even more amazed.

We’ll definitely be going back and if you deal with allergies or even if you dont and just want a healthier time out dining...this is the place.

Thanks again, Paris for making a special night even more special!!

KT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Picked the restaurant on a whim and was not disappointed. The atmosphere was okay with some cool decor. The main attraction for me was the number of appealing gluten free options. They were well marked. The food was good and there were enough options what we will be back to try them all.

HL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

We went to District Eatery for Summerlicious. I had the mushroom toast (very good) and the zucchini noodles with chicken pesto (also good although the sauce was quite runny and didn't stick to the zucchini 'noodles'). My husband had the mushroom toast and the Bowl of Zen. Unfortunately, there were some very hot peppers cut up in small pieces and sprinkled on top of the ingredients in the bowl, and he took a mouthful of them before realizing how spicy they were. They were so spicy he had to stop eating to cool down and drink water (and most of my beer!). The description of the bowl did not mention spicy peppers. Our waitress advised us to remove the pieces of pepper, which he did - and he was able to eat the rest of his meal after about 15 minutes. Very disappointing as he actually likes spicy food, but he doesn't care for unexpected slivers of very hot peppers! We both finished off with the chocolate torte (this was also very good). A better description of the meal - or a warning about the hot peppers - would have made our experience better. We also found it very noisy.

SM
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall3Food2Service1Ambience2

Service was so slow. We waited forever for her to come and take our drink orders. Then she was asking what we wanted for food right away. We asked for a few moments we’d be there for a while and she was back a sec later. Then nothing. Our food took forever and we asked for a drink menu which took about 15 minutes. And it wasn’t that busy. Just not a great time. We ended up leaving right after eating half our dinner and went to a different place for drinks