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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
+1 202-783-1475
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations
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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  • 55
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  • 33
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great place to people watch, very close to White House

My husband and I stopped here for lunch on the sidewalk patio after a morning of walking the Mall. This restaurant was on our way to check out the White House. To start, we shared a delicious cheese platter. My husband enjoyed the chopped salad and I devoured the ravioli. We both thoroughly enjoyed... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
ShanBarra
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Aurora, Canada
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Aurora, Canada
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102 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

My husband and I stopped here for lunch on the sidewalk patio after a morning of walking the Mall. This restaurant was on our way to check out the White House. To start, we shared a delicious cheese platter. My husband enjoyed the chopped salad and I devoured the ravioli. We both thoroughly enjoyed our meals and the atmosphere. This... More 

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Emirate of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

When in Washington DC a visit to the Occidental Grill is a "must do" as is a visit to InterContinental Willard Hotel to which the Occidental is affiliated. Provide your IHG Rewards Club number to save 10% on the total check. Generally expect to spend $70-$120 per person, but if you are a tourist in DC, the Occidental is not... More 

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OccidentalGrill, Manager at Occidental Grill, responded to this review

Dear valued guest, We are so pleased that you chose to patronize our restaurant while visiting the District. We thank you for your feedback and do hope that you join us again the next time you are visiting our nations capitol. Best Regards, Occidental management More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Fancy restaurant with nice and delicious food. From the appetizer ti dessert they're all set beautifully. Was here because the company pays for it

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Winneconne, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Brought family here on way back to hotel from Ford's Theatre. Good service and atmosphere. Food good but pricey. I had the Bison and Faro. It was very good. Wife had halibut. It was ok. A bit dry. One daughter had burger (good) and the other had Amish chicken salad (good). All good food for most part.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We had a party of 8 for lunch and sat outside. Seating and wait times were reasonable. Food quality was pretty good. Overall experience was ok. Location was convenient for us at the time. It's a solid "good" choice. We were in from out of town and next time I'll try another place. Lots of competition in this price range.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

This place was great. Had dinner here with a few friends when in town. Location is amazing. Service was phenomenal. Food was great. Had the jumbo lump crab cakes and a a nice steak. Amazing quality and we'll worth the price. Will definitely go back when in DC.

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OccidentalGrill, Manager at Occidental Grill, responded to this review

Dear valued guest, We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time at the Occidental. We thank you for your patronage and hope that you do join us again on your next trip to the District. Best regards, Occidental Management More 

South Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Hubby and I were lured in by the happy hour sign out front and were ready for some cheap DC drinks. The bar was uncrowded and our drinks were promptly served by a friendly bartender. We broke tradition from our usual beer and wine order and tried the $7 sangria special and were not disappointed. Good strong drinks to start... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Wife and I were in DC on business/romantic getaway. Wanted to go to one of the classic DC haunts. Old Ebbitt Grill was booked up with tourists in t shirts and shorts Sowell happily moved on to Occidental. What a great decision. She had a lovely fluke with lobster, which won dinner. I had a fabulous halibut. Service was just... More 

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OccidentalGrill, Manager at Occidental Grill, responded to this review

Dear valued guest, We are so happy to hear of your enjoyable experience while at the Occidental. The Fluke with Lobster is one of my favorites as well. We thank you for your patronage and do hope that you join us again in the future. Best regards, Occidental Management More 

Drayton Valley, AB Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We had lunch on the outdoor patio. The food was good, but my portion of quiche was very small for the price. My husband had a sandwich with fries - the fries were excellent! Service was very good. Note that this restaurant is located on one of the stops of the Big Bus, which is why we ended up eating... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Just visited with friends, and it was a disappointment the mediocre type of food being serve at this extremely expensive restaurant. It has impeccable service and old school decor, but the menu and its delivery of the dishes is at best acceptable . Not a good option in any type of event.

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OccidentalGrill, Manager at Occidental Grill, responded to this review

Dear valued guest, On behalf of The Occidental Grill, I would like to extend a warm thank you for choosing to dine with us. We are committed to delivering operational excellence to all of our guests, and it seems we fell short of that for your time with us. I am terribly sorry for your dining experience not being up... More 

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Additional Information about Occidental Grill

Address: 1475 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington DC, DC 20004
Phone Number: +1 202-783-1475
Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Downtown / Chinatown
Open Hours:
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
Average Prices: USD 25 - 50
Cuisine: American

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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: +1 202-783-1475

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining

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
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?