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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%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“brunch” (28 reviews)
“crab cakes” (47 reviews)
“truffle fries” (14 reviews)
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Steakhouse, Seafood, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
1475 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-1076
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Two of us for lunch. Our selections were the Shrimp Po’Boy and the tomato cheese salad. Good food and good service

Thank Slumdog2015
Reviewed 5 days ago

There were five of us who ate at the restaurant on a beautiful Sunday afternoon. We chose to sit on the patio. There was lots of traffic noise but it wasn't a bother. Our orders were for the crab cake sandwich (outstanding), the frittata (very...More

Thank teachertraveler11
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was good. The service was aweful. It wasn't crowded but the waiter was poor. The head redhead maitre Dr wasn't any better

Thank donnalmccarty
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The walls of pictures are fascinating on our first visit. Ashley was an excellent server and very personable. She was also knowledgeable about menu items at dinner. We ordered the Bees Knees to help save the bees-delicious drink. The skillet cornbread appetizer for the table...More

Thank TwoTravelers245
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate at the Occidental following our tour of The White House. The restaurant was beautiful. The service was wonderful. We ordered the corn bread skillet for appetizer. It was excellent. Our table ordered burgers, shrimp po boy & club sandwiches. The fries were the...More

Thank Dawn H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The ambiance of the Occidental is lovely, with historical pictures throughout. There is a nice bar, as well as a nice outdoor dining area. Our food was good, but not spectacular or unusual. Our service, however, was not up to par. We were a bit...More

Thank Michelle112013
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A real treat after the small menu shock in this very upscale restaurant. The food was incredible and all enjoyed their lunch. It was a bit pricey, but the food was so very good, as well as the attentive and friendly service.

Thank luckyus1949
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been here before and loved it. We love it even more since our last visit. This is one of the BEST restaurants and bars in a great restaurant town. Please go. Bring your family. Terrific food. Great atmosphere. Even better staff. One of...More

Thank Claude P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While this is potentially historic (in name), the actual space is fairly new and fully rebuilt. Cocktails were OK - though not great - bartender shakes the Manhattans and other cocktails that should be stirred, which makes them watery and changes the flavour. Food was...More

Thank I D B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an interesting upscale restaurant with photos of various guests (I would assume) over the years, including people you would recognize, and perhaps many you wouldn't (unless you are a DC politico). Food was good, but bring your wallet.

Thank Nerad
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Response from dutchgirlbarb | Reviewed this property |
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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, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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
  • 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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