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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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“brunch” (27 reviews)
“crab cakes” (45 reviews)
“truffle fries” (13 reviews)
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Steakhouse, Seafood, American, Vegetarian Friendly
1475 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-1076
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I came here for lunch and had a wonderful experience. The waiter was very friendly, professional and attentive. The food was very good too. I had a delicious sandwich and truffle parmesan fries. I enjoyed the patio. It was a nice relaxing experience.

Thank Lynn B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed a great date night amidst a busy business trip week. He had been here before for business and knew I would enjoy both the restaurant and the history of the hotel. The host was incredibly thoughtful in making sure we...More

Thank kdw20152015
OccidentalGrill, Manager at Occidental Grill & Seafood, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for choosing to dine at Occidental and for your generous review! We are thrilled to hear that you and your husband had a memorable dining experience with us; one of the oldest dining establishments in Washington. We train our staff to strive for...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just as NYC's Sardi's is well known for its collection of autographed pictures of theater celebs, this restaurant displays hundreds of signed photos of political and military notables that make for an interesting decor. Our hotel concierge recommended the Occidental for dinner and we were...More

Thank Gary W
OccidentalGrill, Manager at Occidental Grill & Seafood, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for choosing to dine at Occidental Grill & Seafood and for such a wonderful review! Nothing pleases us more than to hear that our guests thoroughly enjoyed their dining experience. We have been at the center of Washington for over 110 years now...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a group of about thirty in a private room. Service was exceptionally good. There were two dinner choices - a filet or what was described as sea bass. The filet was excellent. It was beautiful prepared and very tasty. I say with some...More

Thank Neil T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This establishment is located next to The Willard and has more history on the walls with past patrons than most can see or read in a single visit. Good for family and kids as well.

Thank richardwU3990HB
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I would really like to make this a 3.5. Food was outstanding and the place was blessedly not loud but service people were unengaged and sloppy. Heck, they did not even give me a pen with which to sign my credit card bill! That was...More

Thank oibboy
Travis G, General Manager at Occidental Grill & Seafood, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear valued guest, It is disheartening to hear of your unpleasant experience at the Occidental. We are committed to giving quality service to all our guests, and in this instance we indeed failed to execute that to the standards we wish you and all our...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a beautiful restaurant with all the presidents pictures and more. Scott our server was AMAZING!! The food was delicious and one of a kind!! Hats off to the chef 😁! Will be back!

Thank dutchgirlbarb
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fine dining in an established and historical venue. we enjoyed a very good dinner in great surroundings. good service and quality food.

Thank BB1221
Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

Ordered a burger, hoagie and upgraded to the truffle fries. The truffle fries were good especially with the garlic mayo. The hoagie was good but incredibly rich. The burger was good but missing the accompaniments one comes to expect and had limited blue cheese which...More

Thank Iiwitis
Reviewed 11 March 2018

We just returned from brunch at the Occidental and although my meal was passable, my husbands crab cake sandwich was terrible.l He ordered it because the waiter said it was their signature dish. We have had crab cakes many times and this was just the...More

Thank donald l
OccidentalGrill, Manager at Occidental Grill & Seafood, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2018

Hello, I am sorry to hear of you brunch experience. You are one of our first guests of the new brunch season and I am thankful for your early opinion and can only use it to better our offerings. We strive to give the best...More

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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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings
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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