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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
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Potomac, Maryland
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83 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2015

This review is for the Occidental Grill outdoor restaurant. If the weather is nice try to have lunch / dinner here. The food and service are excellent and it has the feeling of eating outside in Paris. The restaurant has several shade trees and bushes combined with blue umbrellas, blue chair cushions, blue tinted water glasses and blue tinted candles... More 

Thank rww1794
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2015 via mobile

Near the White House, this restaurant has a nice decoration and it's definetly an american typical upscale place. The service was very kind with the big group that attended. The salad was delicious, and the ice tea just perfect. Great for work lunches. Of course it's expensive, so if you are on vacations is probably better to invest in other... More 

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East Lyme, CT
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015

Ate outside while visiting DC. The service was excellent and the food very good at decent prices. A very attractive place to eat, very close to the White House and other sites in the city.

Thank VinMar_10
Chicago, Illinois
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1,435 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,678 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015

When we began planning our recent summer trip and included a five-day stay in Washington, D.C., one of my priorities was to get reservations at five restaurants within easy access to our hotel, the Willard. After evaluating many options, I settled on five. In the end, I came to two conclusions: I made five good choices and Washington, D.C., is... More 

Thank Taylor B
Bridgewater, Canada
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204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 249 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015

Stopped here while doing a bus tour of the downtown area. Sat in the outdoor patio area which was quite nice and amply shaded. Service was impeccable and the food quality was excellent. Prices were verging on the high side, but all the quality restaurants in Washington are; it is what it is. The interior was very nice as well... More 

Thank TDakin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2015 via mobile

Not only the great location, steps from white house, not only great service and accurate choice among fish and meat but the touch of a good chef make everything special. His salmon with a bit of... flowers is not only fresh but definitely tasty! Price? Not cheap but not overpriced considering quality

Thank Rbsaro
West Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2015 via mobile

We went for a late romantic dinner. Our waiter, Fidel, was outstanding. The steaks were cooked perfectly and we had a beautiful bottle of wine. I opened in 1905 and it's really fun to see all the photographs of all the presidents, politicians and famous folks that have dined there since it opened.

Thank nmckay
Rocky Point, New York
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335 reviews
227 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2015

What a terrific night we had here. Friends who live in the area suggested the Occidental since it was within steps of our hotel, the Willard. The Occidental is a landmark in DC for good reason. It's an attractive space with photos of the famous like wallpaper. Great bar service with Nelson as the ambassador. The food was excellent and... More 

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Tehran, Iran
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2015 via mobile

Good quality poor quantity and too expensive!!! All i can explain this restaurant. It was two expensive and really small dishes

Thank yayaes
Sacramento, California, United States
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114 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2015

The Occidental Grill serves old Washington hands as well as those new to the City - or just visiting the City as tourists. The atmosphere is old Washington with a modern menu. Seating is comfortable and service is excellent.

Thank Michael H

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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, Vegetarian Friendly
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, Special Occasion Dining, 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
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?