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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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“truffle fries” (12 reviews)
“crab cakes” (42 reviews)
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Steakhouse, Seafood, American, Vegetarian Friendly
1475 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-1076
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Reviewed 29 April 2016

Perfect location just 3 blocks from White House and the mall. Large outdoor patio dining area on the sidewalk. Perfect menu with just the right amount of epicurean dishes. Great bar with a superior list of top shelf rare spirits like Don Julio 1942 tequila...More

Thank Claude P
Reviewed 28 April 2016

I ate here 3 times while in Washington DC. On 2 occasions the service was excellent! On one occasion we did not like the person who served us. The steak was great, so was the pork dish. We did not care too much for the...More

Thank 246ruth
Reviewed 27 April 2016

It's been quite a while since I've dined here although I recall the décor being quite unique. Recently enjoyed grabbing drinks on the patio on a nice spring day here while visiting DC. The happy hour drink selection was good (but note that the happy...More

Thank Generals36
Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

Our CEO took us here for dinner. The decor is really neat with great history. While the menu is somewhat short, there is something for everyone. Each dish has its own unique and delicious twist. We had the salmon, filet with crab cake and the...More

Thank tiffanyshasta
Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

The service here was exceptional. Never needed to ask for anything. Went for my birthday. The crab cakes were delicious. My steak was cooked perfect. The atmosphere was fantastic. Not cheap though. We spent $200 for both of us. For us well worth it.

Thank Timothy Richard G
Reviewed 20 April 2016

We were able to try the new menu at our first visit to this historic location. Excellent corn bread that is brought to the table in a iron skillet! Great touch. We tried the bacon wrapped pork medallions, bouillabaisse and the scallops. Everything was delicious...More

Thank rossannaguerra
Reviewed 20 April 2016

We ate in the restaurant and also ate outside in the grill area. The food was very good, Good portions of food.

Thank kbrumbaugh2
Reviewed 20 April 2016

First class restaurant close to the White House. Excellent food and premium service. Ambiance is very nice.

Thank screv0517
Reviewed 20 April 2016

The Occidental Grill is a bit pricey, but we found the Salmon dinner delicious as well as the creme brulee for dessert. The service was excellent We called ahead to reserve a table indoors by the window and it was waiting for us when we...More

Thank hikersclift0n
Reviewed 16 April 2016 via mobile

My fiancée and i eat out; a lot. By far, this meal was one of the most memorable. The food was lovely (see below), but the service was extraordinary. Our server, Sergiy, was professional, thoughtful, unobtrusive and totally dedicated to making sure our meal was...More

Thank mhanlon97
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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
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings, 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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