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Occidental Grill & Seafood

1475 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-1076
+1 202-783-1475
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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Steakhouse, Seafood, American, Vegetarian Friendly
1475 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-1076
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Reviewed 12 November 2017

Grand dining room with portraits and pictures of the Presidents and other luminaries from Margaret Chase Smith to Helen Keller White table cloths and excellent service. We made the mistake of ordering the fish special of Kite. The fish was undercooked and did not have...More

Thank Frederick C
Reviewed 10 November 2017

After a full day seeing the sights, gradkids needed food. Stopped in and had and outstanding experience. Kids menu for $8.00, adult menu $10.00 and up. Server was great, even had coffee and desert. Take a little time and look at all the pictures and...More

Thank Travel Guy15
Reviewed 10 November 2017

We had lunch and dinner here. Both were superb. We tried their special soup for dinner...great. Great bottle of wine, the duck was terrific as was the salmon. The trio of sorbet and double expresso was a great way to end dinner.

Thank Andrew K
Reviewed 29 October 2017

I came to Occidental Grill for a work event. It is very high end with photos of all the famous people who have dined there on the walls. It was a three course meal. Good salad. The short rib was served as a single piece...More

Thank Brendan S
Reviewed 21 October 2017

I attended a large business function at Occidental Grill with fellow conference attendees. They started the event by offering a cocktail hour in a bar area upstairs, which included a full bar and some small appetizers. Then, we moved over into a main dining area....More

Thank Mdgrl79
Reviewed 18 October 2017

One of the things that surprised me most about DC was how much there is to see and appreciate beyond the obvious tourist destinations. I've written about some and I will go on to write about others but for now lets stick with the Swamp....More

Thank ianww192
Reviewed 15 October 2017

Fast service and fairly good ambiance which you will pay for. It's OK for the experience but you need to be a K Street lobbyist with taxpayer money to burn to frequent joints like this one.

Thank DillonM1905
Reviewed 12 October 2017

We chose to have dinner here solely for the location and ended up with a very enjoyable dinner in the more casual bar area. The decor is charming, with pictures of dignitaries covering most of the walls. The staff in the bar area was excellent,...More

Thank hollyhbarnes
Reviewed 11 October 2017

We stopped here for a cocktail and to watch the world go by. When I went into the restrooms I was so impressed with the restuarant decor and abiance I booked a table. Mistake; I should have read the reviews. A lot of famous people...More

1  Thank Numberrr_six
Reviewed 11 October 2017

First of all - best dirty martini in the world Second - best atmosphere Third - amazing bison Fourth - the service is incredibly professional and sweet and funny at the same time. Nothing left to say but if you are in DC -this is...More

Thank GosiaGrz
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6 April 2015|
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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, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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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