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Good food. Good service.
Excellent food and service! We love the history of this restaurant.
Thank you for dining with us at The Occidental. We are thrilled you had a great dining experience and appreciate you taking the time to leave a review.
Great restaurant and meal.
Great experience! Great ambience amazing food I will recommend
Service was slow, entrees were not good. Had to ask for drink menu. Apps and dessert were the only highlights. Not nearly as good as years past.
Service was sporadic and server kept disappearing for long periods of time.
Thank you for choosing to dine at The Occidental. We are disappointed to read that you were not satisfied with your dining experience. Sporadic service is not reflective of the 5-star service we aim to give each guest. We appreciate your business and truly value your feedback. Your comments have been shared with the appropriate member of management to address this.
Great food and service. The location is next to the White House a perfect location in the District of Columbia. A most appealing atmosphere in the restaurant. The price was good compared to other good quality restaurants.
Wonderful place for dinner. Steak perfectly cooked and juicy and I loved the cornbread!
Thank you for choosing to dine at The Occidental and for such a great review! There truly is nothing better than a juicy steak. We are looking forward to welcoming you back in the near future.
Service was poor from the moment I walked in. Host didn’t smile, wasn’t sure about seating. Person who seated me didn’t smile, printer was broken, thus my order was lost, we were there 1.5 hours, order was wrong when it arrived, and restaurant had a slightly strange smell. I have a lot of business lunches. I wanted to try Occidental since my office is in the Willard Office Building, but will not go there again, if I am deciding a location. The restaurant was far below the standard of similarly priced restaurants, like Joe’s Seafood, where I have never had a bad experience.
Thank you for taking the time to advise us on your recent experience at The Occidental. It is only through feedback such as yours that we are able to improve, where necessary. We are disappointed and deeply concerned to learn of the shortcomings you experienced as this is not reflective of the 5-star service we strive to give each guest. We would love to welcome you back anytime to make amends and show you why we’ve been a dining tradition in D.C. for over a hundred years.
Our waiter was inattentive and seervice was slow. The food had a nice presentation, but wasn't tasty. The excptioin to that was the their version of tirasmu, which was truly delicious. We asked twice twice to see the book naming the people whose pictures were on the wall, but never received it.
It was great, couldn’t ask for more. Food was awesome, our waiter was exceptional. The menu was limited, however everything on the menu was delicious.
Fine dining area right next to bar area with screaming children. Diminished atmosphere. Food nothing wowed us. Charchuterie was good. The Hamilton wowed us.
Met couple in hotel elevator that said they were disappointed with Occidental also this year but had liked it in the past, had best meal at. Capital Grill.
The Occidental is a perfect place for a nice business lunch. We had a nice table outside on a beautiful spring day. The service was great. it was both intimate and part of a a fun busy DC location at the same time. Oysters on the half shell were nice and all of us were pleased with our meals. I would recommend The Occidental to others!
Not such great service - I wrote down what I wanted and the servers still got it wrong
Excellent Berkshire pork and fried green tomatoes. All of the flavors on the pork dish blended very well. Fun to look at the celebrities on the wall. We enjoyed it very much and can’t wait to return.
Restaurant was very interesting and attractive. Food...not so much. Lunch, so not worth it. Had a salad...in a small bowl called an entree and cost of an entree salad. Then added chicken. $25 salad the size of a side salad. Had to request my crouton as they were left off but menu described them quite differently. Won’t go back and won’t recommend. Very disappointing! First time to DC and thought it would be a great place for lunch. Wrong!
The service was fine. The location excellent
The food less than average High price. Small portions. The steak was poor which they did remove from the bill. DC has so many other choices there is no need to return for sub par meal
They need to up their game with more selections. They're next to and, therefore, associated with one of the best hotels in D.C. BLT at the Trump Hotel runs rings around them.
The Occidental has lost much of its character. Food was mediocre. Service was terrible - arrogant, unesponsive. Management obviously indifferent or oblivious to decline. Would no longer recommend.
When for the Mothers Day Brunch. The service was excellent and the food was great as usual. Overall, we had a very nice afternoon...well done.
Very nice restaurant. Food was excellent. Had the Virginia Black Bass and she crab soup was outstanding. My wife had the special. Service was spot on. Very nice evening!
Service was friendly. Food was ok but inventive but rushed out of the kitchen like they wanted the guests to go away, although the place was more than half empty. Desert is a no-go.
The wait staff was awful no silverware, wrong drinks and no water. Food was good though.
Dinner after confirmation.
Dining alone during business trip yet received great, attentive service from the waiter. Thanks!
Had not been there in a while..took out of town guests..they loved it as did I!
Great ambiance and decor. Service was slow but attentive, food was above average. I would visit again.
beautiful restaurant with a equally beautiful outdoor seating area close to the White House
food was exceptional and in large portions
staff was courteous and expedient prices reasonable
The host Freddie made this visit to The Occidental perfect in every way. Just two old friends having a relaxing time . Table was perfect, service was fun, food was precisely how we expected it to be~ great.
Cannot wait to return but Freddie is a must to pick our table, and provide for our requests.
Thanks for good food, service and attention to special requests!
Great spot. Outdoor dining was nice. Great food. I would absolutely return the next time I'm in DC/
Great experience—once again. New York strip special was excellent—and a huge portion. Caesar salad their way was unique and delicious. Great service.
Fantastic atmosphere, great service and wonderful food! A must go to restaurant in DC
Always a favorite. Love the historic setting, the atmosphere, the food. Service was a little slow, but fortunately we were not in a big hurry.
Absolutely fantastic meal. Honestly one of the best of my life. The crab cake was unbelievable and the salmon made me want to fly out to the cruise my mama is on and slap her! Yep, it was slap-yo-mama good!!! The service was beyond amazing and overall the absolute best evening. I’m sad I don’t live closer. I do t want to have to wait to eat there again.
The food was great... atmosphere was good... but the service was not that great... I expected better
Great environment and food. Service was wonderful. I would definitely go again when I'm in DC.
I had the chopped salad with Steak, it was delicious. The steak was done perfectly. We also had fun cocktails, and the server was versed in each and was able to fully explain the choices. She was awesome!
Easter Brunch on the patio was an exceptional experience! Great food, service and setting!