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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%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (29 reviews)
“crab cakes” (48 reviews)
“truffle fries” (15 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00 Hours
Steakhouse, Seafood, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
1475 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-1076
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Eight persons at the next table, screaming, guffawing loudly, so loud that we could not have a normal conversation We asked the server to ask the manager to ask the other guests to quiet down, but instead, the manager helped serve dinner and drinks to...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 6Maroon6
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our party of four recently dined at the Occidental Grill. Among the four of us we had salmon, beef short ribs, tuna, and a shrimp po-boy. We also ordered cornbread and crab cakes for the table. Every dish was delicious with the exception of the...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank PacificHeights7
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were staying at the Willard Hotel (and this restaurant is part of it) and decided to eat "in" on a rainy night. What a great decision! Interesting place - photos of famous folks all around (and yes, the wait staff seem to know who...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Nancy B
Reviewed 10 November 2018

This restaurant is part of the Willard Hotel. If you're looking for atmosphere this spot has it covered--literally walls covered with photos and paintings of famous Americans, most are politicians from the past 100 years or so...fun to try and name them. The food was...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Jane M
Reviewed 9 November 2018

We went for dinner with a group of friends and had a wonderful time. The food was delicious. Our server Winston(?) was a great help and guided us through the menu to some great picks.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Safari06858348871
Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

I started with the lobster wedge salad which was incredibly good. The lobster was cooked perfectly. My son had the squash bisque and said it was nice and creamy. The bread was very good, great taste, warm and SOFT. I had the pork chop, cooked...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Christine M
Reviewed 28 October 2018

We enjoyed the atmosphere and the food was great but the bread was so hard a knife would not cut it and you could barely tear it apart. We all had a combination of shrimp poor boy, braised short rib and slow roasted pork loin....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank letsgo l
Reviewed 19 October 2018 via mobile

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

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Slumdog2015
Reviewed 15 October 2018

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

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank teachertraveler11
Reviewed 8 October 2018 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

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank donnalmccarty
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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, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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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