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Occidental Grill

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Downtown / Chinatown
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1475 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-1076 (14th)
+1 202-783-1475
11:30 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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85 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The traditional interior with its rich woods and walls covered with photos of politicians adds great interest to meal. Food is good to ok. Squash soup was excellent. The lunch steak I Was just ok.

Thank lanhamumc
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54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A classic restaurant and classic service. Get reservation which is a must. I did and sat in the famous booth where CUBAN MISSILE CRISIS was negotiated at. It has history , panche and style. Try lunch and try the bar. While moderately priced, you can rest assure it is worth the effort.

Thank Calvin M
Greenville, South Carolina
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife had one wish when it came to eating in DC. Crabcakes. We were not disappointed with the generous yet artistic display of the crabcake dinner portion. The outside patio was closed to eating at 9:30pm. We did take our two children 5 and 7 and they knew this was not your average Ruby Tuesday and were very well... More 

Thank David L
Santa Barbara, California
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43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here because it was a so-called "landmark" eatery among government foodies. Sat at the bar, and right away recognised that I was not in for a treat. Appetiser salad was uninspiring, Lamb Shank was worse than store-bought, knuckly and over cooked. After spending $70 for solo dinner with no alcohol, I don't understand why the place was packed. I... More 

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San Francisco, California
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67 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely secluded patio situated between two restaurants, serving extensive wine list, cocktails, and snacks - one of our favorite things to do for early dinner drinks.

Thank jojo60713
London, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had lunch at this restaurant in the outside terrace which look busy which is why we tried it. Unfortunately looks can be deceiving as although it look good and the food was very good the service was very poor We waited 20 minutes for anyone to take our order and that was after we complained,the server was on the... More 

Thank JHBtravel
Kensington, MD
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went to a luncheon at Occidental Grill yesterday - and the whole day was just perfect! I used valet parking at the Willard because it was only $8 with a stamp from the Occidental Grill, so I just had to pull up, drop off my car and walk in to the restaurant. Perfect! It was a warm and sunny... More 

Thank Beverly F
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ambience is really good, as the building it self already more than 100 years. However the selection of the food was not so much. Ended up ordering fish and scallop. Great service but food is only so so.

Thank Adrian Y
Sydney, Australia
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As others have stated, the ambience is great - warm, club-style setting indoors, with an outdoor brasserie option for warmer months. Unfortunately the food was just "ok" - I had seared fois gras, lamb shank and a side of brussels sprouts. Usually a nice hearty option for a winter's evening. The main problem is that everything seemed to be overdone... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Nice restaurant with a warm club atmosphere. Service and food was very good with many items coming from local farms and sources. We liked the wine list that was interesting and reasonable. Indoor and outdoor seating. The outside seating is more casual, but comes with a great atmosphere of the city and activity.

Thank MarkS41

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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
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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?