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The Occidental, Washington, DC

The Occidental

4.2
4.2
2150 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
The Occidental has long been a destination for presidents, residents, & visitors to enjoy refined American cuisine, cocktails & history around the same table.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Seafood, Steak
  • Hours of operation
    Private Dining Daily 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Dinner Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (202) 783-1475
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Rodney Scruggs
  • Catering
    Private Dining Space Available. Call 202-783-1475 for further information or visit http://occidentaldc.com/occidental/index.cfm/meetings-events/.
  • Private party facilities
    Celebrate in Washington style in any one of our private dining rooms. The Occidental can accommodate parties of 10 to full restaurant buy-out of 300. From business power lunches to social cocktail receptions and elegant sit down dinners, The Occidental has a venue to suit every occasion.
  • Private party contact
    Stephanie Carre: (202) 783-1475
  • Neighborhood
    Washington
  • Cross street
    14th
  • Parking details
    Valet parking is available at Willard InterContinental Hotel for an $10.00 fee. Validation by Occidental required. Please ask your server.
  • Public transit
    Metro Center Station located on 13th & F Streets. Bus stop located on 14th Street near the National Press Building.
  • Entertainment
    Seasonal
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 2,150 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.2
4.2 based on all time ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 1.6Value

NoiseModerate

2,074 Reviews
  1. BradK

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2021

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Terrible. You took a booking for a restaurant that us closed You took a credit card deposit on a restaurant that is closed. Terrible service Open Table

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  2. DD202

    Washington DC

    21 reviews

    1.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2021

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Out of frustration, I leave a 1 Star review. I’m sorry that they have closed and that the phone number is out of service. They need to take Open Table offline and stop accepting reservations. The fact that they require a credit card to hold the reservation is absurd. I was unable to cancel the reservation and Open Table customer service was no help. I wish I had noticed that they were closed before I made the un-cancelable reservation. I hope they come back as they are a DC institution.

    1 person found this helpful

  3. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2021

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    It wasn’t even open

    1 person found this helpful

  4. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2021

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    This place is closed they need to update this site. I showed up for my reservation and it has been closed for covid.

    1 person found this helpful

  5. RobertH

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2021

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    The restaurant takes reservations but isn’t open

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  6. BrianL

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2021

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    I made my reservation and it asked for my credit card which I gave. Arrived on time to find out that the Occidental had been temporarily closed for a long time (pandemic?). So I looked like an idiot showing up with the guest I was hosting. Thanks Open Table. Thanks Occidental. And still they asked me how my experience was? Well my guest was not pleased. I was embarrassed. We were both left standing outside in the cold in downtown DC. Whose fault is this?

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  7. Daphny

    New Orleans

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2020

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Very limited menu

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  8. MarkST

    Washington DC

    37 reviews

    3.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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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  9. LindaL

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always have a good meal here. Classic traditional DC vibe.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So good. Great experience.

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Google Map for The Occidental

1475 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004

Additional information

  • Cross street
    14th
  • Neighborhood
    Washington
  • Hours of operation
    Private Dining Daily 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Dinner Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Seafood, Steak
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Valet parking is available at Willard InterContinental Hotel for an $10.00 fee. Validation by Occidental required. Please ask your server.
  • Public transit
    Metro Center Station located on 13th & F Streets. Bus stop located on 14th Street near the National Press Building.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Rodney Scruggs
  • Entertainment
    Seasonal
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (202) 783-1475
  • Catering
    Private Dining Space Available. Call 202-783-1475 for further information or visit http://occidentaldc.com/occidental/index.cfm/meetings-events/.
  • Private party facilities
    Celebrate in Washington style in any one of our private dining rooms. The Occidental can accommodate parties of 10 to full restaurant buy-out of 300. From business power lunches to social cocktail receptions and elegant sit down dinners, The Occidental has a venue to suit every occasion.
  • Private party contact
    Stephanie Carre: (202) 783-1475
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