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Occidental Grill

1475 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-1076
+1 202-783-1475
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travelers talk about
“brunch” (23 reviews)
“crab cakes” (42 reviews)
“truffle fries” (12 reviews)
Closes in 30 min
11:30 am - 10:00 pmAll hours
Steakhouse, Seafood, American, Vegetarian Friendly
1475 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-1076
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1 - 10 of 633 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Very happy we took our parents here for my mothers 80th birthday. All the kids planned this trip to Washington D.C. to celebrate having both our parents alive and to make this occasion a memorable one. Our server Janice made sure to inform us on...More

Thank bthompson2378
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

An exclusive private dining hall with portraits of US presidents, a main dining area with thousands of period photographs and an outdoor section where you can watch Washington DC life go by - and steaks that can rival the best in town, and yet quite...More

Thank Sanjay D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This has been a popular eatery for the D.C. Elite for many years . The pictures on the wall give testimony to that . This could easily be a local restaurant with a fabulous history , but it's more than that . The steaks are...More

Thank makabi08
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In our recent visit we had a feeling that the Occidental had become a bit stale; a bit tired; or could be a bit self satisfied? After all, why keep your menu, food and service at a top level, if you're filled every night w...More

1  Thank Rcdown78
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent food and service. A bit expensive but, the location and the dc crowd could not better. The wine selection was good and the food was described. I have eaten here before and would come again.

Thank sarcarja
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We made reservations through OpenTable, We were greeted by our names, with out even telling them who we were (nice touch)! We were quickly seated and the amazing table service began! The food and wine selection is way above average! We had the crab cakes,...More

Thank Angela H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I dined here in early August. This was a phenomenal dining experience. We started with the butternut squash ravioli which was served with a cream based sauce and thyme. It was amazing. I could have had that as my main course instead of the appetizer....More

Thank Stephanie D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is off season for this popular spot. The food was well presented and delicious. The New York strip steak was fantastic. The service was excellent. It is a beautifully designed space, quite comfortable.

Thank CindyQuitt
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A bit expansive, a bit posh, a bit touristy, yet a grand place ro spend a couple of hours for drinks or a meal.

Thank pietro b
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visited today and the food was just ok. Service was amazing. Location is great. The patio seating was very relaxing. I wasn't impressed by the food. It was expensive and I expected more flavor and larger portions. Great restaurant, but I probably wouldn't visit...More

Thank BlackDLDuo
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.19 miles away
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April 6, 2015|
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Response from BigBadBruce | Reviewed this property |
So far as I know, no dress code and, essentially, anything goes. though I don't ever recall seeing anybody (other than small children) in shorts. Most people appear in "casual" attire.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$25 - $50
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
Bar scene, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic, 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
  • E-mail
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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