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Occidental Grill

) #115 of 2,534 Restaurants in Washington DC $$$$, Steakhouse, Seafood, American
1475 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-1076
+1 202-783-1475
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“truffle fries” (10 reviews)
“crab cakes” (37 reviews)
“steak” (30 reviews)
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Steakhouse, Seafood, American, Vegetarian Friendly
1475 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-1076
Neighbourhood: Downtown / Chinatown
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11 - 20 of 644 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This magnificent restaurant had excellent food and great fast service. I was expensive but was definitely worth it. The food brought you to a whole new food world.

Thank Kkebates
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I wanted to go to Old Ebbitt Grill around the corner from here but the wait was too long for us. So we decided to try out Occidental Grill. We were very happy with our entrees. I had the crab cakes and...More

Thank Cindy L
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

What a restaurant! A must if you go to Washington. The pictures of all the famous people that ate there gives you a sense of the history of the place. Delicious grilled sea scallops and sublime meat. Also good cocktails. I really enjoyed it and...More

Thank Fabio M
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Visiting D.C. recently, my host made reservations at The Brazilian Steakhouse having forgotten that one of us - ahem - doesn't eat beef or pork. A quick reservation switcheroo, and we landed at The Occidental which was a very nice experience. The host very graciously...More

Thank vikkandwill
Reviewed 12 April 2017

We stopped here on our way back to out hotel after a day of walking and sightseeing and found the outdoor seating area perfect for our needs. We had some very nice cocktails and smoked trout mousse that was a great transition to going out...More

Thank deniseg12345
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Two minutes from the big White House and what a treat. Great decor very presidential and classic. Staff super helpful at the bar and table side. Changed a cocktail as it had cucumber rather than lemon with not a blink. We shared the starters so...More

Thank Malcolm C
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Stopped for a beverage after a long day of site seeing. Lots of history of famous people that have eaten there over the years! Perfect place to sit and visit with the bartender and relax!

Thank Jan H
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Cozy and club like with great food. We had a terrific dinner there after leaving the AWFUL Old Ebbit Grill. Food was so good we went back for lunch the next day. Wonderful!

Thank Snowbunny91
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is extremely average and over priced for the quality of the food. Very disappointed...our bill was $200 and I would have rather had McDonald's for dinner. We skipped dessert because we couldn't stand to spend anymore money on sub par food and decided...More

Thank Jennifer B
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Fine dining in a casual atmosphere - what more could you ask? We hadn't been here in well over a year but, thankfully, nothing has changed. You still get good cocktails, attentive service and excellent food. We were in on a busy Saturday night but...More

Thank Ashford817
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Nearby Attractions
White House
5,445 reviews
.31 km away
White House Visitors Center
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.11 km away
The Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
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.37 km away
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.43 km away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
is there a dress code?
6 April 2015|
Answer Show all 5 answers
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
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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
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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.