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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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Sotogrande, Spain
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103 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2015

The restaurant is close to The Whitehouse. There is a lovely outside patio with shade and planting, a great place to watch the world go by. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The food was lovely and very reasonable considering where the restaurant is situated.

Thank JaneRB
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2015 via mobile

This restaurant is close to The Whitehouse and situated a few blocks away from China town/Fords Theatre District. It is very atmospheric and the staff were fantastic. I ordered a filet mignon and Jordan the waiter recommended the Black Truffle Sauce. It was out of this world!!! Perfectly cooked and taste was delicious. I enjoyed it so much I went... More 

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Derry, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2015

ten of ate there on our last evening, the food was excellent, the ambience absorbing, Capitol Hill in the distance all lit up because of the scaffold surround , not overly expensive

Thank colum_13
Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2015

Good food, good service, but I still can't understand why it is so much more expensive than similar restaurants.

Thank Nautica49
Albany, New York
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648 reviews
406 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2015 via mobile

Stopped here on a Saturday afternoon for cocktails outside on their patio area. Super comfortable outside bar area with cushioned wicker furniture and plenty of shade. Service was very attentive and the cocktails were delicious. Loved the lavender Aviation. They have a nice food menu outside too if you're hungry. The view of the Washington Monument was a bonus. A... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2015

My friend and I ate here on a Friday evening. We sat in the outdoor patio area which was nice. For a Friday night, there were only 3 or so other groups eating outside. We both commented about how slow it looked. Anyway, our service was terrible. We waited forever for someone to take a drink order, another long wait... More 

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OccidentalGrill, Manager at Occidental Grill, responded to this review

Dear valued guest, On behalf of The Occidental Grill, I would like to extend a warm thank you for choosing to dine with us. We are committed to delivering operational excellence to all of our guests, and this is why I am writing this correspondence. I am terribly sorry for your dining experience not being up to the standards in... More 

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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2015

The Occidental caught our eye when we departed our neighboring hotel. It has a lovely garden patio, shaded by umbrellas and cooled with a few fans. We arrived around 3;30 p.m. after a long day of sightseeing. We weren't certain about where we wanted to have dinner, and so asked if we could be seated for cocktails. Here the delight... More 

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Emerald Isle, North Carolina
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2015

I take for granted how Salmon is supposed to taste when cooked to perfection. Most places do not so I have gotten used to the overcooked flavor but this piece was perfect and reminded me why I love it.

Thank Rob D
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2015

The Occidental continues to provide superior quality food in a classy environment. Chef Rodney Scruggs serves classic American fare, with a flavorful twist. The menu changes seasonally to take advantage of fresh, and local, ingredients. This is a must-visit restaurant in DC. It is perfect for a date or impressing your out-of-town family. There is something for everybody, and the... More 

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Potomac, Maryland
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84 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
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 

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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
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?