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“Location” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Occidental Grill

Occidental Grill
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Ranked #101 of 3,189 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $50
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: Downtown / Chinatown
Cross street: 14th
Transit: Metrocenter 13 & F
Description: 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.
Saint Louis, Missouri
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148 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Location”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2013

While the location is good, the food is average for this type of price point. Many choices are better buys. Had crab and lobster salad that was less than filling.

Visited September 2013
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Sandys Parish, Bermuda
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67 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Pleasant outdoor terrace dining”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2013

We had dinner on the outdoor terrace, service was fantastic, food was delicious for all three of us, we had our 8 yo son with us. We had swordfish, halibut and salmon.

Visited August 2013
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New York City, New York
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86 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Average”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

I thought everything about this was average except the lovely ambience/location but food and service didn't rate. My companions would have been more generous with the food rating - maybe I was unlucky.

Visited August 2013
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Bel Air, Maryland
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

Saw Justice Thomas during our visit. The food was just great. The fish was done to perfection. An easy walk from the Willard.

Visited August 2013
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Fort Myers, Florida, United States
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113 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Extraordinary food at an extraordinary place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2013

I was there as a part of a special function dinner with a very large party last Saturday. The decor/atmosphere was excellent. I had the Pan Roasted Jumbo sea Scallops tostart and they were excellent. The salad was Little Gem "Caesar Style" Salad - truffled potato croquette, anchovy gribiche, parmesan air champagne vinaigarette. This was also good. For the entree, I had Pan Seared Chesapeake Bay rockfish - eggplant puree, ratatouille farro, saucce verjus. Also good! Duet dessert was Chocolate Tissimo and Lemon Meringue Tart. Overall, an excellent meal. Before our meal, the staff circulated amongst all of us with little appetizers. The best of all of them were crab cake crab balls with some kind of amazing sauce. Everyone at my table was completely happy with what we all had. This is the second time we've been there as a group -- the first being in August, 2011. I've also eaten there myself a few times in the past. This is definitely a gourmet restaurant with excellent service.

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