The District – Brunch near the Lonsdale Quay

I am so disappointed with The District… but not because of the food.  I’m disappointed that they’re only open from 4pm to late Mon-Fri and brunch is only available on the weekends from 10am.  I would love to come here for lunch sometime and try their mussels.

As it turns out, The District, located very close to the Lonsdale Quay on the North Shore, is a fairly small and cozy establishment.  The morning that we visited, our server told us that they were having some trouble in the kitchen and that breakfast was taking a bit long to come out.  I think one of the cooks probably called in sick or something.

I’ll give them credit for warning us of the delay before we were seated – some restaurants don’t bother telling you until after you’ve ordered.  Due to the open kitchen, we could see one of the cooks trying to keep up with the breakfast orders.  They take pretty good care in their cooking because we could see him throwing some eggs out that didn’t poach properly.

When our breakfast finally arrived, it was visually stunning.  The Brunch Bowl ($11) came with fried potatoes topped with tomato relish, chorizo sausage, 2 fried eggs, and hollandaise sauce.

Here you can see us digging into the bowl.  The yolks were partially runny (we like ours runny so it envelops the rest of the food once it’s popped) but I didn’t mind.

I picked The District Benny ($13) which came with English muffins topped with shrimp and crab cakes, delightfully poached eggs, and hollandaise sauce and a side of fried potatoes.

The potatoes were diced a bit smaller than I’m used to but they were nice and crispy on the outside.  More importantly, the poached eggs came out wonderfully.

The runny yolks and the hollandaise sauce were a perfect pairing with the crab cakes.

I would love to come back and try their Croque Madame but I just wish they were open longer hours.

13 Lonsdale Ave
North Vancouver, BC

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Posted on October 3, 2012, in Breakfast, Brunch, Restaurant Review and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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