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The District

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International, Contemporary, Bistro
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13 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver, North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (Esplanade Avenue)
(778) 338-4938
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Today
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Fri - Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Good for:
Casual Dining

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 12
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Another great meal at the foot of Lonsdale

This is one of those impossible-to-get-into spots on Lower Lonsdale. Hungry at 5pm worked in our favour last week. We were able to get a table at the district, and were in and out before the uber trendy crowd arrived. We had an early dinner at The District on Friday night. I had the beef rib... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
moniera
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vancouver, canada
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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59 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
vancouver, canada
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

This is one of those impossible-to-get-into spots on Lower Lonsdale. Hungry at 5pm worked in our favour last week. We were able to get a table at the district, and were in and out before the uber trendy crowd arrived. We had an early dinner at The District on Friday night. I had the beef rib - just one single... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

There are several little eatery gems in the area, but District keeps calling me back. Lunch today was Duck Confit Poutine. Oh salty goodness, how I needed you!. Unpretentious poutine with all the right flavours would have been fine, but add the duck and oh, oh, oh my. The staff were just delightful and as it was a late lunch,... More 

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North Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Went to The District for the first time last night with friends, and definitely won't be going back. We all shared a double order of crab fritters that was basically deep fried dough with no crab in sight, along with some deep fried oysters served so heavily battered and overcooked that we had no idea what we were eating. My... More 

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Vancouver
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

I don't get this place - music had nothing to do with "European" flair this restaurant allegedly offers. The food was mediocre - the portions were incredibly small - my scallops were great but the gehakt ballen were subpar with no flavor the same for the beef croquettes - super tiny portion - with no flavor - if they are... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015 via mobile

this place is trading on past glories. Once a cool place the new servers or floor manageress is inattentive, rude and just plain unfriendly. Beer choices are still great but try getting one! Missed orders, delays and poor food were upsetting to the group of us. Frites are still outbid this world but this place needs to focus on customers.... More 

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Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

I visited The District for Dine Out and was thoroughly impressed with the food. The portions were very generous (I was expecting much smaller). For the appetizer I got the escargot which may have been the best I've ever had! Filled with cheesy goodness!! I had the tenderloin for the entrée which was just divine! I'd also have to extremely... More 

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Biel, Switzerland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We dropped by 15 minutes before closing and very warmly welcomed by the staff. We ordered the poutine to go, but decided at the last minute to eat in the restaurant after assuring the staff we'd be out by closing, but they very kindly said not to worry or rush. The poutine was fabulous - there is definitely something different... More 

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Kirkland
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

We were looking for a place for a bite on our way to Whistler. We found The District and took it for a whirl. The food is great.....the beer selection very extensive and the service was wonderful.

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Kamloops, Canada
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

The food was incredible. Healthy dishes, perfectly cooked and the taste was very good. Service was good- not speedy (then again you should never rush a good meal).

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Vancouver, Canada
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is my little homage to The District and their amazing Belgium beer selection, knowledge and food accompaniments. The District is a great little neighbourhood restaurant and bar in the Lower Lonsdale area on the north shore in Vancouver. They specialize in Belgium beer with great food to compliment it. Patat Friet and the kilted chicken are a couple of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 13 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver, North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    (Esplanade Avenue)
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  North Vancouver
  • Phone Number: (778) 338-4938

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: International, Contemporary, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?