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The District

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Contemporary, International, Bistro
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13 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver, North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (Esplanade Avenue)
(778) 338-4938
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Tuesday
Closed
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Hours:
Fri - Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Dining

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 11
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 6
    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
Overrated

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... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
chezko1
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Vancouver
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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56 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Vancouver
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

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
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77 reviews 77 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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
9 helpful votes 9 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
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76 reviews 76 reviews
49 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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Vancouver, Canada
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This restaurant has all I would like to have on a weekend night. Delicious Poutine and a great selection of trappist beers. From their main dishes, we like their Kilted chicken and short rib.

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North Vancouver, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

I NEVER DO THIS. I WAS SO OFFENDED HERE IT IS. Wow, what a show. This is about my sixth time there and the service has always been sub par, however, the food(with the exception of breakfast/brunch) is quite good. This fact and the fact they run later hours makes this stop appealing. This evening was definitely a show stopper... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

We were there celebrating a successful business venture when the waitress decided to make the evening all about her. Zero customer service skills, antagonistic, obnoxious and untrained. She was so rude that while I was complaining to the manager (and called her an idiot) this same teenager-server leaned over and replied "how old are you" anyways? Making a jab at... 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: Contemporary, International, 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

Questions? Get answers from The District staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?