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Occidental Grill

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Downtown / Chinatown
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1475 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-1076 (14th)
+1 202-783-1475
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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New Port Richey, Florida
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Outstanding food and service. I had the filet with crab cake and both were superb. Fabulous dining experience. Wine and drink list is exceptional, the setting impressive, and atmosphere remarkable. My steak was cooked to perfection. The filet was huge.

Thank 60sVWdude
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57 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Grate place, historical one with an excellent food and very nice patio to have a dinner during nice weather conditions. Amazing collections of photos with all the personalities that when to the place. Incredible!.

Thank Javier L
Edmonton, Canada
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91 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A very nice restaurant. The food was excellent and the service superb. We were in a private dining room but the rest of the restaurant looked amazing. They also have outdoor seating. The walls are covered with pictures of very famous people. A very upper end place.

Thank douglasmh
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My clients and I thoroughly enjoyed the Capital's best outdoor patio dining with exceptional service outside the Occidental Grill. Nestled between the White House and The Willard, this is the perfect location for a business meal. We enjoyed the medium-rare Yellowfin Tuna with Bamboo Rise and Coconut Curry Sauce so much that we invited our next 2 guests to also... More 

Thank Jed R
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478 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 362 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to The Occidental with a few friends for a late dinner and drinks, and overall, the place is fine but the outdoor was infested with roaches and rats. Not the most appetizing situation. We want to do the outdoors to savor some of the last summer days, but as soon as we were walking into the patio (before... More 

Thank jg325
Pinehurst, North Carolina
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114 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Perfect, sunny Monday. Decided to pass on Old Ebbitt, for some outside ambiance!!! Caesar salad was crisp & just the right amount of dressing!! Angus burger was cooked to perfection and the truffle fries topped the meal. Service was perfectly timed, (there's that word, again), and I have to say....a highlight of our long weekend, in the District!! This spot... More 

Thank max55Pinehurst
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25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were there before dinner menu and after lunch. Not a great selection on the menu. What we ordered was adequate, but not the greatest crab cakes as they advertise.

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55 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely lunch with friends, accompanied by some wine. The menu was limited and I had the chicken club sandwich. Much bigger than expected with truffle fries which were just OK. The sandwich was really good and well worth the price. Service was incredibly slow but since it was a nice day, none of us were in a rush.... More 

Thank Janly
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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great location close to a lot of tourist attraction. Ambience is also very nice with outdoors sidewalk garden like setting. They also provide heaters in case you feel cold. Service is excellent. However food was not. Waiter recommended crab cake for starters which was ok but the mac and cheese main course, although a large portion, was really heavy and... More 

Thank Hassan J
Bethany, Missouri
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The history in the building will keep you entertained all evening as you dine in fashion. The bar area is spectacular, the woodwork and decor are from an era that cannot be duplicated.

Thank Janell P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$25 - $50
Steakhouse, Seafood, American
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1475 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-1076
  • 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
Occidental Grill & Seafood is a DC dining institution just steps from the White House, with a history dating back more than 110 years. This iconic gathering place combines legendary staying power with a constantly evolving, cutting-edge menu that takes a fresh and current approach to classic American cuisine.

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