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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 good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (22 reviews)
“truffle fries” (12 reviews)
“crab cakes” (41 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 22:00All hours
Steakhouse, Seafood, American, Vegetarian Friendly
1475 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-1076
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1 - 10 of 622 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I'd really like to give 5 stars to this establishment. The food was 5/5, the service from our waitress was 5/5....but the atmosphere was ruined, admittedly by circumstances beyond their control. There are tour buses that park directly outside and run their engines. When you...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

A great place to grab a bite. Good food and Amazing history ... Talk about an "A list" of people who have eaten here!

Thank The_Original_NJM
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a very nice family Brunch while site seeing DC. The food was above average and the server was great, would recommend, was a bit pricy but on par for the area.

Thank Jason H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Only a block from the White House, ensconced in the Willard Hotel, service was excellent and informative. There was an extensive wine list, as well as cocktail list. The pricing was in line with what one might expect this close to the seat of power....More

Thank mjmccoymd
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took our grandchildren here because we needed to eat before we caught the night bus tour. They wouldn't let us sit outdoors-not sure why. The table was set very eloquently, and the menu was expensive. We didn't want a huge meal, so we got...More

1  Thank marann7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The outdoor seating during a warm summer day was very enjoyable for people watching and enjoying a leisurely lunch. The food was OK but the server messed up our bill and it took him nearly a half an hour to fix his mistake.

Thank Zipinc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My sister and I had an early dinner( reservations at 5:30)- it was wonderful. The small filet mignon was perfect . The creme Carmel was a perfect way to end the meal. Only problem is lower level needs a ramp for accessibility

Thank vahanning
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

In this interesting place you will have one of the most incredible crab cakes I have ever tried. Congratulations for a wonderful kitchen!!!

Thank rhernandezcomad
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visiting Occidental for a birthday celebration dinner, we chose to sit in the main dining room. It feels like other more casual experiences are available in the upstairs lounge/bar area, as well as the tables outside. The dining room feels a little higher end, based...More

Thank IraBfromCSG
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A quick visit to Dictionary.com helped me to learn that "Occidental" means western, and more specifically, relating to the Western Hemisphere. So I guess its the sister of "Oriental." And while that particular term has fallen out of fashion in our politically correct world, I...More

Thank WaiterDad
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7 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
Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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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