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Occidental Grill

1475 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20004 (Downtown / Chinatown)
+1 202-783-1475
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Ranked #351 of 2,635 restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $25 - $50
Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: Downtown / Chinatown
Cross street: 14th
Transit: Metrocenter 13 & F
Description: Known for serving some of the best steaks and seafood in DC, the Occidental is a favorite dining destination for Washington, DC locals and visitors alike. The historic photo collection of hundreds of leaders, insiders and celebrities lines the walls, dating back to 1906 and marking the celebrated popularity of this renowned local landmark.
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Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

great food and service. The swordfish steak was excellent. A MSUT is their Lobster mashed potatoes with Mascarpone ! a meal by itself. Service was also outstanding

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Malta
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Location is relatively quiet and a dinner al fresco is very pleasant. Menu presented a good choice and service was very good.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

We went there totally exhausted after the walk from the momument to White House in really warm date. Already admission was positive - you don´t hesitate to come in... Sitting outside. Our waiter was very willing with nice sense of humour. Food - great, nice affordable wines. Highly recommended !

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Augusta, Georgia, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

On our last trip to DC we checked out brunch at the Occidental Grill. It was very enjoyable experience with great menu items and superior service. Everything on the menu was delicious and no one in our party left hungry.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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228 reviews 228 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

very fancy dinner. and the food was fantastic. prime location for a meal. we ate here prior to a broadway show. have been coming here for years, and will continue to do so. remember to have your parking validated from here, as i had to learn the hard way :)

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OccidentalGrill, Manager at Occidental Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for your loyalty to the Occidental Grill & Seafood. We enjoy building long lasting relationships with our guests. You should have came back in to get your parking validated! Please keep in mind that Occidental guests are able to valet park at the Willard for $6.00, which is unheard of in the city. We hope that you enjoyed... More

Santa Rosa, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The patio feels as if one is vacationing in the tropics. The service is wonderful. Order the crab cake with arugula pesto. The best ever!

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OccidentalGrill, Manager at Occidental Grill, responded to this review

Dear Donna K, Thank you for choosing the Occidental Grill & Seafood and for your kindness with this review. Executive Chef, Rodney Scruggs and Chef de Cuisine, Matt Baker will be thrilled to hear that you enjoyed one of their mouth watering creations. We hope that you found it to be worth every penny! Thank you once again and we... More

Williston, Vermont
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Well...the rule is do not eat at a place that is out doors with a view in the big cities.. high real estate and usually a tourist trap.This place looked pleasant while walking around in DC looking for a place to have lunch. Seated pretty quickly, followed by a 14 minute wait till anyone even acknowledged us. All the wait... More

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OccidentalGrill, Manager at Occidental Grill, responded to this review

Dear Jozef H, Thank you for choosing the Occidental Grill & Seafood and for sharing your feedback. Please accept our sincere apologies for any inconvenience you may have experienced. Your interactions with our wait staff were below the service standards we are used to delivering. We would also like you to know that we have confronted our wait staff about... More

Wilmington, North Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

This restaurant could do nothing to improve. The outdoor seating is wonderful, the staff were all pleasant and professional, the food was outstanding and we plan on going to this restaurant each time we visit DC. Just outstanding.....

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Tromso, Norway
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140 reviews 140 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Been served out door by trained staff excellent food and drinks which fully covers the rather hight prices, it not easy found. Go to Occidental Grill and Seafood at 1475 Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington and you will see what I mean.

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Sacramento, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

My wife and I had an awful dining experience at this over-priced, poor-quality restaurant. My $28 salad was straight from a bag with yellowed leaves and hideous dressing. On top was a watery lump crab cake with zero seasoning. The service was beyond poor as we waited for attention for basics like water and instead watched our waiter, who wore... More

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OccidentalGrill, Manager at Occidental Grill, responded to this review

Dear 87DeadHead, Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience at the Occidental Grill & Seafood. We truly appreciate your comments and the opportunity to address your concerns. Please accept our apologies for any inconveniences that you experienced due to the inconsistent level of service received from our staff. We are disappointed that you didn't enjoy our... More

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