District 118 Kitchen and Bar

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332 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
District 118 is an Authentic American Dining Experience . Specializing in elevated comfort food where guests discover a local blend of America’s favorites.

Our restaurant truly offers “something for everyone”; we are much more than just a restaurant. District 118 is perfect for a professional lunch or dinner, after work gathering, special occasions, brunch ,or a family friendly destination, all delivered in a modern rustic atmosphere.

District 118 is the choice for guests that truly appreciate great food, craft beer, fine wine and small batch spirits while sharing your experience with your favorite people surrounded in comfort.


What 332 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.6
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.2
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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We like this spot. The portions are good and the flavors are wonderful. Early evening is our favorite time.

SB
SaltyBulldog
New England
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

This was our first visit, but definitely will not be our last. Good beer list, fun cocktails, awesome server...and great food!

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Caity
New England
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Always love coming to eat and grab drinks here! The waitress seemed a bit busy so it took longer than expected to get a second drink with our dinner, but the food is always outstanding and love the ambiance.

DD
DebD
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall2Food2Service5Ambience4

1st time there food was very good. This time not good. Service was good.

LC
LaurenC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

The ambiance and service was fantastic, however, the food was lackluster compared to everything else. We had a fantastic drink too!

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Patty
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Nice variety on the menu. I'm a salad person, so I liked the choices. Nice Industrial Chic decor. Tucked behind the main drag in Newton, Needham St.

SK
vipStuK
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

I have not been here very often but really had a great meal and experience. The server was incredible, very attentive, and very knowledgeable. My wife has a gluten allergy and there were multiple accommodations that could be made. Food was very good and will definitely be returning.

J
vipJustsixtyfive65
New England
37 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

This was our first time there and we were pleasantly surprised. The service was great and we all loved our salads and dishes inc. the shrimp scampi, the chicken tacos, short rib and salmon burger. Wine list was good but not distinctive. We will definitely go back.

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ToddP
New England
20 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a business lunch. Service was attentive and the food was very good. I’ll definitely return.

BM
vipBarbaraM
New England
33 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Delicious lamb gnocchi rich and flavorful
Best burgers around with jalapeño jam for a great garnish
Wonderful attentive server too

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vipAnonymous
New England
17 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

I've never been here before, so I wasn't sure what to expect. The service was really bad - kid just seemed like he wanted to leave, and wasn't knowledgeable about the menu / substitutions. He also failed to mention (twice) what they were sold out of, so both times a member of our group tried to order, he had to say "oh shoot, sorry". We did think the food we got was good, so I wouldn't say I wouldn't come back. I think they just need to train the wait staff a bit. We also waited a very long time for the food, which was fine, but not good if you're in a rush.

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vipkotoole
New England
60 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Love this place....the decor and the menu and food are terrific....only drawback...it always seems very noisy....both during the week and on a weekend....
I'm sure it's due to the high ceilings that the voices of everyone talking seems to reverberate off the ceiling...so nothing can be done about that I am sure.
That won't keep us away! ;)

LS
LisaS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent meal. Mac and cheese was a table hit. District 118 burger fantastic. All meals were excellent

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Ladies lunch. Quiet, casual

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vipsdonthego
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great menu — salmon burger was tasty, as was the blackened swordfish sandwich. Good sweet potato fries! Service was right on!

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vipOaks
New England
28 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Very popular after-work bar. Food was good. Noisy. Service was good.

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Megan
New England
6 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service here were fantastic! We got the buffalo cauliflower app and then the short rib grilled cheese and the salmon for entrees. The grilled cheese didn't come with a side so you did have to buy one if you wanted more. Price points were higher than we'd expected for the location and more laid-back style of the restaurant. The food was really good and our server was awesome!

JB
vipJohnB
Savannah
9 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We have been to this restaurant many times. As always is was very good. The service was great.

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Delicious
New England
26 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Very accomodating. Great service.
We were a party of four. Food all brought to the table at the same time. All the food was served hot.
Food was good. The last time here the food was a "Wow"
We all said we would come back.

RR
vipReadingRainbow
New England
8 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious per usual. We especially enjoyed the prosciutto flatbread, the steak salad and the short rib grilled cheese. Our waiter, Phil, was fabulous! He really was the best we have had so far although all of the staff is great. We will be back soon!

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vipBest
New England
53 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

A bit pricey for everyday dining.

GT
vipGoldenTempleOct2019
New England
16 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

To me the service, beer options, and layout stood out. The service was excellent. They are very attentive, charming, and patient. Great IPA'S were menu items that made me happy. The layout offers something for everyone. We stayed at the bar with our group of 12+. The wings are delicious, and I will return with after work groups because it's such a perfect option. All good!

KT
KevinT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Overall good experience. Food and service were good. My biggest issue was the price for a glass of wine; $14 a glass for an average name is outrageous Stick with beer if you can.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Hidden gem in the greater Boston area. Highly recommend it for brunch. Can’t wait to try it for dinner.

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vipGtanz
New England
16 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

Wasn’t busy, but they forgot tons of details.

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HarrietF
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

It was fine. I’d return

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viplsss
New England
59 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Phillip was a terrific and attentive server - we loved the food and will go back because he created such a warm and friendly evening for us.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

It was good

TE
TediE
New England
8 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Love District 118 and will return again and again! the service and great - pleasant and accommodating!
The food was very good - I love the Buratta with chicken! Recentlyi had a business lunch and again the service was excellent

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SamS
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We had a business meeting there and the waitstaff was very attentive to our needs while we had the meeting. Once we finished, the waiter came right over and took our orders. The food was excellent as was the service. The salmon was excellent and the burgers were great.

JS
vipJosephS
New England
35 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First visit. Our waitress was excellent. Food well done. Not busy so we were able to have a good business lunch. The restaurant felt like dinners would also be rewarding.

JC
JoeC
New England
8 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We were there for a Sunday brunch and arrived at 11 when they opened. Good service and 5 excellent meals.
Since we were there so early and it never got very busy during the 2 hours we were there, it’s hard to gauge what the noise level would be when it is busy. Overall, a very nice experience.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Good food, good service, fair price, good ambiance.

BM
vipBarbaraM
New England
33 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great service overall
Wonderful friendly waitstaff
Best burger I have eaten in years! A must have!

PJ
PamelaJ
New England
11 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

I have only visited for brunch and wanted to try their dinner menu. Dinner was great. Our waitress was very delightful and accommodating. We were there on a Friday night for four hours eating, drinking, and socializing. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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vipMikeys23
New England
141 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Decent menu. Server was very good, though it relatively empty when we were there. Bar area much more crowded. Food came out quickly, and had good flavor. Will return.

M
vipMermie
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The cocktails were craftsman quality with a nice generous pour, which was good because the price was on the high side. The service and the food was excellent. The whole table loved what each of us ordered. The portion sizes were very good as well.

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heyyeh
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Very noisy busy bar atmosphere. Staff was very helpful and welcoming making great recommendations. Comfort food like lobster tater tots, perfectly cooked burgers and oyster po boy on lobster roll. Drinks good.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience1

Waitress was too busy. Gave check without asking if we wanted dessert- very very loud. Food was cold- waitress never asked how dinner was.

EM
vipEileenM
New England
196 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

We both had swordfish. It was a large portion but the avocados and the mangoes were not ripe and the roasted potatoes got soggy underneath the fish.