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District American Kitchen & Wine Bar

320 N. 3rd St. (Van Buren St.) Send to Phone
602-817-5400 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
The creative home-style American cooking belies its hotel setting, with first-rate ingredients from boutique and local purveyors.
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Local Deals: 120 * 90

Cuisine
Open
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner daily
Open late Sat.-Sun.
Features
  • Valet parking & parking garage
  • Dress code: Casual
  • Entertainment: Live music & live art performances
  • Full bar
  • Private room(s)
  • Reservations accepted

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District American Kitchen & Wine Bar Restaurant Review

: Although some would say it's jinxed with a hotel location, the District strives to be a separate entity by functioning as a---gasp---real restaurant. And thankfully, it succeeds, in part because of talented chef de cuisine Nathan Crouser's modern menu of American classics focused on locally sourced ingredients. A hip lounge and wine bar, featuring an extensive list of American wines and microbrews, adds to the cool factor. Need more? There are also art shows, live music and public art performances in the suitably swanky space. But the real kudos go to the kitchen staff, which cranks out first-rate comfort fare like Louisiana fried chicken, Berkshire pork tenderloin with mac ‘n’ cheese and a delightfully different pumpkin curry casserole with wild rice and marinated tofu. Plenty of other dishes, like the ubiquitous BLT salad, cater to the convention crowd, but Crouser incorporates impeccably sourced ingredients as much as possible, which means that the BLT is made with Maytag blue cheese dressing and Schreiner’s bacon---and yes, you really can taste the difference. Regulars go here to make whoopee, too, as in the decadent homemade whoopie pie for dessert.

User Ratings & Reviews for District American Kitchen & Wine Bar
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The District Food and Wine Bar
by carolleecook on Fri Oct 25, 2013 10:36 am
 
The Best of Phoenix! We have eaten at this fabulous restaurant a few times and after last night's dinner with friends it is time to post a "raving review"! First, the ambiance is like no other. We wanted a great meal prior to seeing Jimmy Buffett as opposed to some of the very average experiences downtown Phoenix has to offer. Everything about our dining experience was extraordinary! We sat on the patio which was lovely, our server was excellent and the food out of this world. I had the scallops which I would highly recommend. Our friends are "foodies" and loved everything about this place. Additionally, we have traveled extensively and have eaten in some great places so know good food! This is great food! Everything is fresh and the produce is local! Clearly the staff is well trained as the service and the friendliness was abundant. This is clearly not your typical hotel restaurant in any way. An experience to not be missed if you are downtown Phoenix and want the best the city has to offer! Loved it!!!
 
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