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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%
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“brunch” (27 reviews)
“crab cakes” (45 reviews)
“truffle fries” (13 reviews)
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Steakhouse, Seafood, American, Vegetarian Friendly
1475 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-1076
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11 - 20 of 675 reviews

Reviewed 11 March 2018

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 10 March 2018 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 24 February 2018 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 17 February 2018 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 13 February 2018

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 13 February 2018 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 12 February 2018

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
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

The service is impeccable and friendly. The wine list is extensive. The food which is served is fine and elegantly made up on the plate. The restaurant also offers specials of the day.

Thank Daniella H
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

We had an early NYE dinner our last night in DC. Service was awesome, food was amazing and the wine list extensive. Restaurant was beautiful. Tween enjoyed the Kids grilled cheese and a few bites of her dad’s steak while i enjoyed the lobster bisque...More

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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
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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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