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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%
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“brunch” (22 reviews)
“truffle fries” (11 reviews)
“crab cakes” (39 reviews)
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Steakhouse, Seafood, American, Vegetarian Friendly
1475 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-1076
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Reviewed 4 days 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 4 days 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 1 week 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well located, right in the middle of DC next to the White House. This is a place where you can bring business partners and enjoy the surrounding. Quality food and wine, beer arsenal is a bit too plain. Also a bit overpriced.

Thank Maarten77_12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had walked around the National Mall, but spent all our time in the West end, where there really isn't too much activity - just sightseeing. We were tired and hungry and happy to have a seat outside at Occidental Grill. The beer was wonderful....More

Thank charlie010410
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in for a late night bite after seeing the sites. We had wine and appetizers ... the lobster bisque was amazing!!!

Thank DebE225
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Staff were very friendly and chatty.... We wanted some bar food and had requested to be seated outside at the lounge area... They have checked and gladly showed us our seats... We ordered a Truffle fries, buttermilk fried chicken wings and a BLT burger... The...More

Thank K6366EQdianas
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love sitting in the Grill and watching D.C. go by...and usually a politico notable sitting at the next table pretending that s/he does not want to be recognized! Food is always very good; service is excellent.

Thank JanieD67
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

Lunch 12:30 PM Thursday June 23 Street side outdoor seating was great as was the service A sandwich and a salad and a glass of wine was. $77. Plus tip The food and presentation were good.

Thank Phil S
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

Chris was my server. My business partner's flight was delayed then diverted, so I ended up dining solo. Chris made it exceptional! The chef provided complimentary cornbread...ces't excellent! I had the halibut, excellent! The caprese salad, a gruener veltliner in between the cheese and fish...AND...More

Thank Gregory B
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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
USD 25 - USD 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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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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