Occidental Grill and Seafood
Very accommodating to specialVery accommodating to special requests for picky eaters (like kids) and for items not on the menu. Quick, attemtive service. Excellent food.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMA Happy Mother's Day Experience!My husband and I stayed at The Willard and so this was the closest dining option for us. I have not had very good experiences dining out on Mother's Day, mostly having to do with poor service, running out of food, lack of staff, and the list goes on. There were a lot of people dining here but the servers kept up. The service was prompt. Our entrees came out and were piping hot and delicious. I had salmon with hollandaise and a smoked tomato coulis. My husband had chicken breast attached at the bone with a buerre blanc sauce. Everything was done, not overcooked and tasted very fresh. The server continually apologized for any delays which I didn't even notice. Overall a great Mother's Day celebration!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMI LOVE THIS PLACE, MY FAV!My family has gone here for years and it has always been a favorite.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food with an expectedGreat food with an expected DC power atmosphere. Good wine list at fair prices. Very good staff and service.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfectly cooked filet mignonAwesome steaks with truffle sauce. Great crab cake and seafood stew. Very DC insider feel.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, graceful serviceExcellent experience for us and for our kids...my wife and I last ate here 12 years ago and brought the kids back this week for a fine dining experience. Right next to the White House, lots of politico pics on the walls. Fond memories of both visits!4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food and ambiance at OccidentalThe food and ambiance at Occidental Grill are both very good, but it is the service that makes it outstanding and a "don't miss" place to eat.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMFood outstanding - specialsFood outstanding - specials a bit pricey, but were worth it. Lobster mashed potatoes tondie for? Would definitely return!4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMHalibut outstanding. ScallopsHalibut outstanding. Scallops great as well.
Great service.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic. Our food our waiterFantastic. Our food our waiter the venue where all wonderful. Totally recommend your restaurant. We are from Australia and this place was recommend to us by fellow Aussie's.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMHaving eaten here for dinnerHaving eaten here for dinner and liked we decided to try lunch as we were staying at the hotel an wanted quick and easy.
We sat outside on Pennsylvania Avenue which gave us nice people watching also.
The seared tuna salad is great. Cooked perfectly with homemade ricotta and asparagus and wax beans in a Meyer lemon vinaigrette.
Perfect lunch. Service was also excellent.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMfood is great but our waterfood is great but our water looked uninterested and probably said less than 20 words the entire dinner.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMThe steak was outstandingThe steak was outstanding as were the sides, and the wine was tasty as well. The atmosphere was quite nice.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Occidental Grill was aThe Occidental Grill was a first class restaurant with exceptional service. I recommend it to anyone.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMEnjoyed our dining experience,Enjoyed our dining experience, food, service and ambience was very good !4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was great. Had a filetFood was great. Had a filet that was perfect. Foe grais on top made it all the better. Had several craft brews on tap which I enjoyed.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AML ove this Place. Visit everytimeL
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All in all, the best part of the restaurant is its ambiance, although the starter salad and fish entree were the best we found in D.C.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMChef Matt Baker is incredible!Chef Matt Baker is incredible! This place is in the top five in DC!!3/2/2013 12:00:00 AMSure, it's been around forSure, it's been around for a long time. Recently I returned for dinner and simply had a wonderful time. The food, service, and ambiance can't be beat. I was happy to re-discover such a great DC institution.1/31/2013 12:00:00 AMLovely mothers Day Brunch!Was anice place to dine for Mother's Day. Service and fodd were excellent!5/13/2012 12:00:00 AM