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Occidental Grill & Seafood

1475 Pennsylvania Ave NW Washington DC 20004
(202) 783-1475
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Occidental Grill & Seafood, Washington, DC. 2.6K likes. An iconic DC dining institution just steps from the White House, with a history dating back more than 111 years.

This upscale restaurant offers fine American fare. Photographs of many famous patrons, including military, political and sports figures, who have dined at the Occidental grace the walls. The entry level feels like a club, with a large bar, dark paneling and leather seats. The upstairs dining room is more formal with large booths, a small bar, and the patio overlooking Pennsylvania Avenue offers...

Blocks from the White House, the historic Occidental is the ideal location for DC dining. Enjoy our beautiful patio or dining room.

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"Washington powers" have been tucking into the "reliably" "terrific" surf 'n' turf for years at this "touch of old-time DC" just steps from the White House, and lined with "portraits of statesmen" peering down from on high; sure, it's "expensive" (as is the small-plates menu in the attached wine room), but "good service will never go out of style", and "establishment" types affirm it's...

Even as cities re-open select businesses, some restaurants may remain temporarily closed due to COVID-19. In some cases, dine-in, takeout or delivery may be available. Be sure to contact the restaurant to find out its operational status.Occidental...

Chef Rodney Scruggs has returned to the home of his early kitchen training, having worked here in the 1980s during the glory years of Jeff Buben, now owner of Vidalia, Woodward Table and Bistro Bis. Scruggs updated the kitchen in a redo of the facility, leaving the front of the house alone with its quintessential Washington power-dining room décor. Scruggs is an accomplished culinary...

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I love the history, what a place. But, at least the night we were there, Saturday, March 14, early virus hysteria, the food was forgettable. Very sad. I've had excellent food there in the past. But on 03/14 my family and I had an entirely mediocre, if expensive, dinner.

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Always have a good meal here. Classic traditional DC vibe.

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So good. Great experience.

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My server was really rude. Didn’t bring us bread yet brought to other tables. His colleague told him we had asked for something. Our server, on his way walking towards us, rolled his eyes and sighed. The food was honestly was not good either.. For the value, I could go somewhere else with better service. Great ambiance, just had my mood ruined

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Great meal before the National Theatre show. Highly recommend for an outstanding meal.

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- Historic D.C. Landmark - Steps from The White House - Lunch - Brunch - Dinner - Happy Hour (all day Wednesdays) - Bar - Private Dining - Outdoor Patio - Live Music - Valet Parking $10 at Willard InterContinental Hotel (ask server for validation)

The Occidental has long been a destination for presidents, residents, & visitors to enjoy refined American cuisine, cocktails & history around the same table.

Occidental can be found at Pennsylvania Ave Nw 1475. The following is offered: Restaurants. The entry is present with us since Sep 9, 2010 and was last updated on Nov 14, 2013. In Washington there are 568 other Restaurants. An overview can be found here.

The Occidental Grill & Seafood blends modern creativity with time-honored tradition in D.C.'s most stunning setting. Explore a comprehensive photography collection of famous 20th Century personalities, while choosing from over 200 wines to compliment Chef Rodney Scruggs's innovative Classic American menu. Just steps away from the White House and the Warner and National Theatre's.

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