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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
11:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is extremely average and over priced for the quality of the food. Very disappointed...our bill was $200 and I would have rather had McDonald's for dinner. We skipped dessert because we couldn't stand to spend anymore money on sub par food and decided to order room service when we got back to our hotel.

Thank Jennifer B
Rocky Point, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Fine dining in a casual atmosphere - what more could you ask? We hadn't been here in well over a year but, thankfully, nothing has changed. You still get good cocktails, attentive service and excellent food. We were in on a busy Saturday night but never felt rushed. We will continue to enjoy the Occidental anytime we are in DC.

Thank Ashford817
Oriental, North Carolina
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154 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Easy walk from St Regis. Excellent service & friendly knowledgeable staff. Super bar & wine selection. Fresh oysters on the 1/2 shell - delicious. Lobster bisque great. Fried fingerling potatoes wow! Fresh rock fish great. A good place to eat. Upscale casual dress! We were pleased.

Thank JFR502S
Moore, Oklahoma
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Wonderful place to eat and feel like you're in a power city. Expensive but worth it. Dress is, the least, business casual. Wish the had a guide to all the pictures on the walls.

Thank USACarroll
Falls Church, Virginia
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83 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Absolutely amazing historic resturants in the heart of downtown a block from the White House where the who's who of American and international politics. A charming but loud setting. The food is amazing but the service and attitude do not match the level or price point of the Occidental. That is a management problem. Reservations a must. I would return... More 

Thank RichL06
Modesto, California
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201 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

This is a lively and buzzing place, with an excellent and extensive wine list. Plenty of seafood and meat to choose from, most in our group went for the surf and turf, a crab cake with a medallion of tender beef. I started with scallops, perfectly cooked, followed by lobster macaroni and cheese, high class comfort food. This was a... More 

Thank John M
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

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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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

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
Reviewed 20 February 2017

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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54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017 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

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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
US$25 - US$50
Steakhouse, Seafood, American, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
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
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?