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Occidental Grill

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$$$
Downtown / Chinatown
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1475 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington DC, DC 20004 (14th)
Metrocenter 13 & F
202.783.1475
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
Description: Located just blocks from the White House, Washington Monument and the...
Located just blocks from the White House, Washington Monument and the National Theatre, the historical Occidental is the ideal location for quintessential DC dining. Dine like an icon either inside among portraits of politicos, celebrities and athletes or al fresco on the expansive patio.
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Good for:
Fine Dining
Outdoor seating
Breakfast/Brunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night
Private Dining

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Visitor rating
  • 132
    Excellent
  • 116
    Very good
  • 48
    Average
  • 30
    Poor
  • 19
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Brunch for a group of 25

We were treated to a private room, elegantly appointed, and a fantastic bruncheon that included shrimp and grits, pastries, mamosas, fresh fruits, eggs, french toast, and plenty of tea and coffee. I have had many meals here over the years, this was one of the best corporate events I have atended... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
IrishLady8
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Jefferson City, Missouri
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Private Dining
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Jefferson City, Missouri
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107 reviews 107 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

We were treated to a private room, elegantly appointed, and a fantastic bruncheon that included shrimp and grits, pastries, mamosas, fresh fruits, eggs, french toast, and plenty of tea and coffee. I have had many meals here over the years, this was one of the best corporate events I have atended in DC. Great staff, wonderful hosts. Wait staff was... More 

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Panama City, Florida
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46 reviews 46 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Very professional and friendly staff! Two blocks from the White House. The meal was fabulous from the appetizer to the entrée.

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Top Contributor
204 reviews 204 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I'm not into restaurants that have photographs of celebrities all over the walls, and on this account the Occidental fails miserably. Every international head of state in the last 50 years peers down at you as you have dinner. There is even a booklet that tells you which celebrities have sat at your exact table. Nonetheless, this is a classy... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My husband and I ate here during our visit to DC last October. We actually enjoyed drinks and appetizers one afternoon and watched the sunset from their outside dining area. It was stunning. We enjoyed it so much that we came back for dinner the next night. Dinner was fabulous and so was the service. I highly recommend trying it.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

We have been going to the Occidental for more than thirty years and choose it for our Valentine getaway. Wanted a special night out. I got worried when we were led upstairs instead of down. The space was more of a feeding station than a lovely intimate restaurant. No one told us when we made the reservation that this was... More 

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Corona, California
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129 reviews 129 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Had lunch here but we got more than just a good meal. This place is filled with lots of history going back more than 100 years. Past and present Washington elite have all dined here and their pictures all hang on the walls. Walking distance from the White House and the Mall. Friendly staff and good service. Well worth a... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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86 reviews 86 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Private room for Birthday occassion. Service the tops. Shared veggies done just right. Filet with baked oysters was great combination.

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109 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

On a cold snowy night in DC we decided to eat close to work. The restaurant staff is exceptional and the level of service is the finest. The menu is fine dining and shared side dishes. The special was a 12 oz steak. The steak was one of best I have ever had. Perfectly seasoned, perfectly cooked to medium rare... More 

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East Hartford, Connecticut
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

This restaurant is in the heart of DC with a long history as evidenced by all the photographs gracing its walls. The menu is not huge but is varied enough to suit everyone in your group. There are some excellent rooms on the upper level for a group to gather for an event. Also, great outdoor dining on Pennsylvania Ave.... More 

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OccidentalGrill, Manager at Occidental Grill, responded to this review

Dear SueHKlock, Thank you for choosing to dine at the Occidental Grill & Seafood and for your kindness with this review. We are happy that you enjoyed our seasonal offerings and found that we provide options for every palate. Not every restaurant is able to offer main dining, private dining, patio space, cocktail programs, etc. and we take pride in... More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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68 reviews 68 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Very good service and location, excellent food. We had drinks and ate from the restaurant week menu - I had a wonderful salmon, clam chowder, and bread pudding. Well, I had an excellent dessert they call "bread pudding" but it's more like a muffin. Bread pudding apparently isn't something Washington DC can offer! All in all excellent and worth repeating.

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OccidentalGrill, Manager at Occidental Grill, responded to this review

Dear Bradley A, Thank you for choosing to dine at the Occidental Grill & Seafood and for this positive review. We are so thrilled that you enjoyed our Winter Restaurant Week menu and hope to welcome you back in the near future. Sincerely, Occidental Management More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1475 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington DC, DC 20004
    (14th)
  • Public Transportation: Metrocenter 13 & F
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Downtown / Chinatown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown / Chinatown
  • Phone Number: 202.783.1475

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 50
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Outdoor seating

Description

Located just blocks from the White House, Washington Monument and the National Theatre, the historical Occidental is the ideal location for quintessential DC dining. Dine like an icon either inside among portraits of politicos, celebrities and athletes or al fresco on the expansive patio.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Questions & Answers

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