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Occidental Grill

Certificate of Excellence
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
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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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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40 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Food was good and service was excellent. My husband's steak was just ok and nothing very inventive. Good place if others are full.

Thank PMKphilly
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I was there for a quick drink. The bartender was great and knowledgeable. The decor had a classic feel. It was interesting to see the place was covered with pictures dating back to the early 1900s.

Thank mstsstone10
Yorktown, Virginia
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51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our lunch here. It was a little pricey, but hey, it's DC. The decor was cool and service was excellent. I got the grilled cheese/pork sandwich and it was very good. The side salad I substituted for fries had a weird-tasting lettuce in it, however. My husband had the swordfish sandwich, which he said was excellent. My daughter... More 

Thank Kate M
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was absolutely delicious- the mushroom appetizer was divine & the best thing I've eaten in recent memory! The fish was grilled to perfection and the wait staff were very attentive.

Thank 491aimel
Redding, Connecticut, USA
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478 reviews
368 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything at Occidental was superb. The room is beautiful. Clean, historic, warm and welcoming. Very classic in its design and well suited to a Washington power meal. The service was professional, prompt, friendly and polished. The menu was quite standard upscale bistro fare, and everything we tried was excellent. The portions are quite large as well. We were there for... More 

Thank yecats59
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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75 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For appetizers we had the Amish Cheese Board our grandchildren enjoyed the marmalade and cheddar. The tuna tartare was favored by my wife and daughter-in-law and my son and I thought the crab cake was excellent. I thought the trout filet was very good the sorrel sauce excellent. My wife enjoyed the roasted chicken breasts with apples and Brussel sprouts.... More 

Thank Stan B
Lyman, South Carolina
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85 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017

Perhaps because the Occidental had such a big build-up, I expected the food to be better, the service to be over the top, everything to be a notch above. Unfortunately, it was just pretty average. The food was good, but not spectacular. The service was adequate--nothing wrong, but nothing to go "Wow!" about. The atmosphere is old money clubbiness.

Thank Kesig
Germantown Maryland
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374 reviews
348 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016

We tried to go to Old Ebbitt Grill but the wait was 2 hours so we backtracked and went to the Occidental Grill. We got in there at 4:00 but they said they were not serving dinner yet however they had a small menu in the bar so we said why not. The place is great just to take in... More 

Thank D4379
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016 via mobile

A great resturant well situated in DC however server never mentioned that a starter offered was charged for without knowing. A pleasant evening was had in the end.

Thank Kevin W
East Setauket, New York
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016 via mobile

We had a fabulous lunch! Service was excellent and so was the food. I had the winter salad with steak ... Steak was cooked perfectly!

Thank kkayo213i

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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, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?