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Occidental Grill & Seafood

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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Steakhouse, Seafood, American, Vegetarian Friendly
1475 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-1076
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Reviewed 10 August 2015 via mobile

Not only the great location, steps from white house, not only great service and accurate choice among fish and meat but the touch of a good chef make everything special. His salmon with a bit of... flowers is not only fresh but definitely tasty! Price?...More

Thank Rbsaro
Reviewed 9 August 2015 via mobile

We went for a late romantic dinner. Our waiter, Fidel, was outstanding. The steaks were cooked perfectly and we had a beautiful bottle of wine. I opened in 1905 and it's really fun to see all the photographs of all the presidents, politicians and famous...More

Thank nmckay
Reviewed 7 August 2015

What a terrific night we had here. Friends who live in the area suggested the Occidental since it was within steps of our hotel, the Willard. The Occidental is a landmark in DC for good reason. It's an attractive space with photos of the famous...More

Thank Ashford817
Reviewed 6 August 2015 via mobile

Good quality poor quantity and too expensive!!! All i can explain this restaurant. It was two expensive and really small dishes

Thank yayaes
Reviewed 5 August 2015

The Occidental Grill serves old Washington hands as well as those new to the City - or just visiting the City as tourists. The atmosphere is old Washington with a modern menu. Seating is comfortable and service is excellent.

Thank Michael H
Reviewed 3 August 2015

We were in DC with family for a wedding. Some of the family had stopped at the Occidental Grill for happy hour earlier in the day and liked it so much, they made reservations for 12 of us for dinner. The food was simply delicious....More

Thank artistJoan
Reviewed 29 July 2015

My husband and I stopped here for lunch on the sidewalk patio after a morning of walking the Mall. This restaurant was on our way to check out the White House. To start, we shared a delicious cheese platter. My husband enjoyed the chopped salad...More

Thank Shannon B
Reviewed 27 July 2015 via mobile

When in Washington DC a visit to the Occidental Grill is a "must do" as is a visit to InterContinental Willard Hotel to which the Occidental is affiliated. Provide your IHG Rewards Club number to save 10% on the total check. Generally expect to spend...More

Thank Erik S
OccidentalGrill, Manager at Occidental Grill & Seafood, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2015

Dear valued guest, We are so pleased that you chose to patronize our restaurant while visiting the District. We thank you for your feedback and do hope that you join us again the next time you are visiting our nations capitol. Best Regards, Occidental management

Reviewed 27 July 2015

Fancy restaurant with nice and delicious food. From the appetizer ti dessert they're all set beautifully. Was here because the company pays for it

Thank michelrai
Reviewed 26 July 2015 via mobile

Brought family here on way back to hotel from Ford's Theatre. Good service and atmosphere. Food good but pricey. I had the Bison and Faro. It was very good. Wife had halibut. It was ok. A bit dry. One daughter had burger (good) and the...More

Thank SAch40
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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
Drinks, 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, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, 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
  • 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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