About Occidental Grill & Seafood
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.
American, Seafood, Steak
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday: 11:30am – 10:00pm
Saturday: 11:00am – 10:00pm
Monday - Friday: 4:00pm - 7:00pm (Exclusively at the Bar)
Saturday & Sunday : 11am-2:30pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
Private Dining Space Available.
Call 202-737-4147 for further information or visit http://occidentaldc.com/occidental/index.cfm/meetings-events/.
Valet parking is available at The Willard Hotel for an $8.00 fee.
Metro Center Station located on 13th & F Streets.
Bus stop located on 14th Street near the National Press Building.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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From business functions and graduations, to rehearsals, receptions & personal get togethers Occidental Grill and Seafood is an elegant DC dining icon. Our private dining rooms exemplify the city's classic ambiance while the chef's menus evoke your taste buds with a modern twist on American favorites
Occidental Grill & Seafood Ratings and Reviews
This was my first time dining at the Occ ...
This was my first time dining at the Occidental Grill and it did not disappoint. We had a show to go to and they met our timing need without sacrificing a bit on the quality of the food, which was excellent! I was so impressed that I plan on having a group event there in the spring.
We had requested a spacious and quite ta ...
We had requested a spacious and quite table for our business meeting. Our table was better than our expectation. It was the best or one of the best tables in the restaurant. The staff were all curious. Timothy, the server was considerate and attentive to our lengthy business lunch meeting.
Overall a great Historic place for Business and Group Lunches.
The Occidental is a lovely piece of Was ...
The Occidental is a lovely piece of Washington history. Lots of photos of past political celebs and fun to entertain. The bartender needs to learn how to make a proper whiskey sour, and the food was good, but not exceptional. Wen went for the ambience.
We dined here to celebrate my boyfriend' ...
We dined here to celebrate my boyfriend's new job and birthday. The hostess, main server, water boy, busboy, and runners were all very accommodating and provided superior service. All of the drinks and food were absolutely delicious. The server also provided a candle on the dessert as well as a card signed by all of the staff. Thank you for making my boyfriend's birthday so special!
Our Meal was good. The restaurant is a ...
Our Meal was good. The restaurant is a little dated, but charming in a well worn way! We had a corner table for the 6 of us. Our server was a little quirky...I think she wanted to go home!! Our food was good, steaks, fish and a pasta special. All very nice but not really note worthy. I would returen..it was comfortable but nothing fancy!
Returned to this old haunt of mine after ...
Returned to this old haunt of mine after ten years. Still has the atmosphere and very good menu that is well prepared. Service is top notch. Longstanding bartender - Michael- is great asset. NOTE. Restaurant is about to undergo significant renovation. We shall see how it turns out.
Great location across from White House. ...
Great location across from White House. Ate outside next to sidewalk so could watch people strolling by ( and DC's god awful traffic ). Great food but pricey. Service was prompt, courteous, and friendly. Would hesitate to go back unless someone else was paying!
Posh, historic setting. Parking voucher ...
Posh, historic setting. Parking voucher good for whole evening for $8.00 ....that part was a good value. Contrary to what staff told me on phone, it is Not a block away from DAR Constitution Hall. It's a good 10 minute walk.
Food was really great and the steaks we ...
Food was really great and the steaks we ordered were delicious and perfectly cooked the way we wanted it. Our server didn't seem to knowledgable - he didn't know exactly what came with the entree we ordered, but the food was definitely really good.
Don't believe the hype of this place. Th ...
Don't believe the hype of this place. The food just didn't do it for me. I'm not sure if it was because it was D.C. Restaurant Week or because it was a busy Friday night - we were just not impressed. The small portions combined with the red wine that immediately gave me a headache made me think twice about ever visiting this place again. I had the bass and my date had the steak. My bass was overcooked and his steak was definitely undercooked.
The service was also below what I expect at a high end restaurant. We had multiple servers, so it was difficult to know who to ask for when we needed something. I asked one of the servers where the bathroom was located and he just pointed in a direction with no verbal indication of where the bathroom actually was located.
I didn't have a pleasant experience at all and will not be going back. I just think there are better places in that area that are well worth the cost and time.
Celebrated our 20th Wedding Anniversary ...
Celebrated our 20th Wedding Anniversary at the Occidental Grill. It was an amazing evening, friendly, energetic bartender made great drinks, service throughout the night was top notch. 3 course dinner was delicious and lots of friendly folks from hostesses to waiters to bar backs made this a memorable and relaxing night. Plus it was Restaurant Week in DC so the price was definitely right.
The service was great. We liked all of t ...
The service was great. We liked all of the three appetizers we ordered, as well as all the desserts. However, the main dishes we got: sirloin and cod, both were disappointing. Way over cooked. Even our kids would not eat it. Left with mixed feelings.
Went here during Restaurant Week. The l ...
Went here during Restaurant Week. The location is great. The inside walls are lined with historic photos of the area and celebrities who dined in the restaurant. The food was amazing, but pricey as expected. Definitely worth it if you want to splurge for a special occasion. I have to say it was rather loud inside, but the tables are small and intimate enough that you can still have a conversation. Would definitely go back again, not during Restaurant Week to explore the amazing menu options.
Food was very interesting and delicious. ...
Food was very interesting and delicious. The restaurant is small. They have too many tables too close to one another. That makes it difficult to enjoy the ambiance. Other than that it's a nice restaurant filled with a lot of history.
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