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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%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (24 reviews)
“truffle fries” (12 reviews)
“crab cakes” (42 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Steakhouse, Seafood, American, Vegetarian Friendly
1475 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-1076
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Ordered a burger, hoagie and upgraded to the truffle fries. The truffle fries were good especially with the garlic mayo. The hoagie was good but incredibly rich. The burger was good but missing the accompaniments one comes to expect and had limited blue cheese which...More

Thank Iiwitis
Reviewed 6 days ago

We just returned from brunch at the Occidental and although my meal was passable, my husbands crab cake sandwich was terrible.l He ordered it because the waiter said it was their signature dish. We have had crab cakes many times and this was just the...More

Thank donald l
OccidentalGrill, Manager at Occidental Grill & Seafood, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello, I am sorry to hear of you brunch experience. You are one of our first guests of the new brunch season and I am thankful for your early opinion and can only use it to better our offerings. We strive to give the best...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

We were invited to have lunch in this restaurant. We had a business meal, in a private room full of history, with different pictures of presidents (cool enough for a fan of politics like me). The food was excellent, and service was amazing (maybe because...More

Thank Julian C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Crab cakes that were more crab than filler, excellent sangria, and a truly excellent burger made this a great lunch stop. The truffle Parmesan fries are delicious as well. My favorite dinner is the Amish chicken. My husband loves the lobster dishes and the crab...More

Thank EatLoveTravel1994
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was really delicious specially the Salmon and Fries. The staff were so friendly and professional and funny. The atmosphere and decoration really amazing. The price is very competitive

Thank Abdulmoez-Tahmaz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had high expectations based on all the reviews and left disappointed. The first clue should have been walking in on a cold rainy night for our reservations and no one even offering to check our coats. We stopped in the lounge for a pre-dinner...More

Thank PG-NY
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

OK, the strip is the most expensive thing on the menu, but it was well worth it. I had the crabcakes which were good. He had the steak and gave me some bites, and it was "cut it with a butterknife" tender and flavorful, cooked...More

Thank MsSarah
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Charming, comfortable old world style restaurant located nearby the White House. Great bartender, awesome drinks and good food. Definitely a return to place.

Thank MaicAntony
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are so many places to go enjoy a great meal in DC. My bucket list of restaurants in our Nation's Capital keeps growing. One place I rarely think about, because it is not the trendiest new spot, is the Occidental Grill and Seafood. Steeped...More

Thank susant771
Reviewed 5 February 2018

This restaurant is one of oldest in the District. I was there for Restaurant week. I was surprised at how good the food and the service was. I would definitely go back for more!

Thank chrisV9772TA
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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
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
Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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