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Occidental Grill & Seafood

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1475 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-1076
+1 202-783-1475
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“brunch” (27 reviews)
“crab cakes” (45 reviews)
“truffle fries” (13 reviews)
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Steakhouse, Seafood, American, Vegetarian Friendly
1475 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-1076
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Reviewed December 30, 2017

As described in my prior reviews, service here has fallen off a great deal. We had dinner here before a show at The National, and it was not that great of an experience. Had to wait to be seated despite arriving on time for our...More

Thank 48stever
Reviewed December 5, 2017

My daughter and I decided to visit the Occidental and requested an outdoor table and it was excellent. The indoor atmosphere is amazing where we enjoyed a cold drink while waiting for our table. We ordered crab cakes and salmon and both were tender and...More

Thank cpcarter2017
Reviewed December 2, 2017

My husband and I were in Washington for the Christmas Tree Lighting and happened upon Occidental Grill. We sat at the bar, and had wonderful time. The drinks and food were delicious. The bartender was very knowledgeable about what we should order, and extremely friendly....More

Thank rebsdb
Reviewed December 2, 2017

My wife, son, and I dined at the Occidental Grill on a recent trip to D.C. My son and I enjoyed it while my wife was luke warm about it as she was disappointed with her crab cake entree. There was not enough crab to...More

Thank Tim K
Reviewed November 26, 2017 via mobile

Great Service Great Food Great atmosphere Interesting photos of all past and present US presidents and so many other famous people Loved the booth we sat in Very clean restaurant Felt like a Top end restaurant with very good pricing for the food offered Definitely...More

Thank Tezzadownunder
Reviewed November 18, 2017

Walked by and had to go in. Room is great and had a fair share of politicos on the evening we visited. I tried 4 apps and sampled the wine by the glass menu. The food was delicious and well prepared, every dish better than...More

Thank 10,022
Reviewed November 15, 2017 via mobile

Had a business dinner tonight with group in a private room. Overall it was a good food experience. Very good but not outstanding. Staff was very nice and they were attentive to my food allergy. Food is expensive and not sure I got full value....More

Thank Slingerrob
Reviewed November 15, 2017

I haven't been to Occidental in over a decade but remembered it fondly and wanted to take my teenage son there before a performance at the National Theater. There are several reasons to go to Occidental - the atmosphere, the history, the wine, the valet...More

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Reviewed November 11, 2017

Grand dining room with portraits and pictures of the Presidents and other luminaries from Margaret Chase Smith to Helen Keller White table cloths and excellent service. We made the mistake of ordering the fish special of Kite. The fish was undercooked and did not have...More

Thank Frederick C
Reviewed November 10, 2017

After a full day seeing the sights, gradkids needed food. Stopped in and had and outstanding experience. Kids menu for $8.00, adult menu $10.00 and up. Server was great, even had coffee and desert. Take a little time and look at all the pictures and...More

Thank Travel Guy15
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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
Drinks, 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
Romantic, Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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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