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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 good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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Steakhouse, Seafood, American, Vegetarian Friendly
1475 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-1076
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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

Thank Jae_7
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had lunch and dinner here. Both were superb. We tried their special soup for dinner...great. Great bottle of wine, the duck was terrific as was the salmon. The trio of sorbet and double expresso was a great way to end dinner.

Thank Andrew K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I came to Occidental Grill for a work event. It is very high end with photos of all the famous people who have dined there on the walls. It was a three course meal. Good salad. The short rib was served as a single piece...More

Thank Brendan S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I attended a large business function at Occidental Grill with fellow conference attendees. They started the event by offering a cocktail hour in a bar area upstairs, which included a full bar and some small appetizers. Then, we moved over into a main dining area....More

Thank Mdgrl79
Reviewed 18 October 2017

One of the things that surprised me most about DC was how much there is to see and appreciate beyond the obvious tourist destinations. I've written about some and I will go on to write about others but for now lets stick with the Swamp....More

Thank ianww192
Reviewed 15 October 2017

Fast service and fairly good ambiance which you will pay for. It's OK for the experience but you need to be a K Street lobbyist with taxpayer money to burn to frequent joints like this one.

Thank DillonM1905
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Nearby Attractions
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.07 miles away
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.21 miles away
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.19 miles away
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.14 miles away
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6 April 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
US$25 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
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, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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
  • Neighbourhood: 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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