Occidental Grill & Seafood
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The steak was fantastic...atmosphere is very DC. Service wasn’t the best, but far from the worst.
Great venue for business. Quiet with professional service.
We had to a very long wait to get our food and we were there at 11:30
Dinner was excellent. Service was excellent. Ambience is pure DC and sophisticated. I loved it.
So good we went back the next night!
I don't know how else to explain it, but it has a very DC vibe. Maybe it's the amazing location, or all the pictures of celebrities and politicians, but the place ozzes history and class without feeling pretentious or uncomfortable. I will definitely be coming back on another trip.
Very good food but prices were to high. You can find food just as good for a much more competitive price. The price is the only knock I have. I was very pleased with my experience
We always dine here when we are in DC because the food, drinks, ambiance, and service are excellent!
Celebrating with friends
Great location, excellent food. will be back...…...………..
Food was very average. Prosciutto was very dry and absolutely really just terrible. My husband liked his clam soup. The french onion was quite tasteless minus just hot.
The steaks were just straight average-- not bad, but seemed more in line with a chain steakhouse. My husbands was overcooked. The sides were great! Drinks and wine were good.
Think we might have ordered poorly, but for that price, everything should be great!
The staff and location/ambiance were wonderful for DC!
Always enjoy Occidental. Only issue is that booths and their tables are about 2-3” too tight.
We both completely enjoyed our Occidental experience. We began with drinks upstairs, and then continued to enjoy the fine service and great ambience during our meal downstairs. Our meals, which included oysters, halibut, beet salad and crab cake, were delicious, as well as being beautifully presented. We both loved the walls that are wallpapered with photographs - so uniquely Washington! Handicapped access was excellent, too. If we didn’t live in Connecticut, we’d definitely be Occidental regulars!
Classically great food and service. Just a heck of a lot of white guys on the walls and a hideous portrait of Trump to endure.
The worst dinner that I have ever had in Washington D.C. The food was not fresh and tasted terrible. My wife got sick when we got home. It was expensive and not worth the money. Even the desserts were bad. Do waste your money on this place.
The food was fantastic, but the soup was warm at best.
Made the reservation not knowing that this date was a prix fixe menu only. Open Table needs to have a way for the restaurant to indicate something like that.
Service was good. Swordfish sandwich was excellent.
My filet was perfect, perhaps the best I have had. My Manhattan was first rate as well. Service as good.
Great food and staff!!!
It was a nice restaurant. The ambiance was pleasant and our waiter was very attentive.
We experienced a friendly reception upon our arrival. The wait staff was very knowledgeable and attentive. It was fun to see all of the old, and some new, photos and paintings on the walls. When we ask about the photographs they brought out a book identifying every photo in the building. Very impressive.
The warm beet salad was not particularly tasty and the bib lettuce salad had too much dressing. The cornbread was fabulous and a nice surprise. The scallops were outstanding and the fillet was pretty good.
All in all, a nice meal.
The atmosphere is much too bright for an intimate dining experience. There is much history and that is a point of interest, so a trade off. We found the service to be good, with a pleasant, attentive wait staff, however we found the service overall to be slow. The food, when delivered, was very good.
Food and atmosphere were great. We were one of three tables being used in the entire restaurant at the time. Service was extremely slow considering that everybody had salads.
Our server was outstanding.
Awesome food, service and atmosphere. Always an enjoyable event at the Occidental.
The food was delicious and the location historic.
We went for restaurant week, and it was very impressive! Great selection for restaurant week (included steak!) but every course we touched was delicious,and the staff were very courteous. Highly recommend this restaurant.
Overpriced, small portions.
We had a reservation way in advance of Restaurant Week, but the deal was too good to pass up. Had a delicious cocktail called the Senators (after the Washington Senators) which was served “up” in beautiful cut glass. Food was very good, so go there even if it isn’t Restaurant Week. The ambience is formal, yet comfortable. Pictures of famous people adorn the high walls. The host offered us access to a reference book to assist in identifying any/all. Fun to guess while waiting for dinner.
My husband and I were really delighted with our dinner considering it’s the restaurabt week the menu was superb
Excellent service, good food, easy reservation, nice décor. Great experience.
Way too bright inside for elegant dinner. Decor was wonderful. The server was very good but one very awkward moment was when one of the staff took the unused butter knife from my guests setting after first course and placed on my side (since I had used mine) it just looked and was very strange. The food was excellent! Menu could use just a few more entree choices but that’s just my opinion
Cocktails were expensive but used choppy ice cubes that melted quickly.
Service was not very attentive
Todo bien aunque los hongos que tenia el ribeye estaban viejos.
Tambien la salsa del tiramisu estaba agria...
We were in Washington DC visiting our daughter. The food was amazing. The wine recommendation was fabulous and our server Rene was exceptional!!
We had a terrific lunch there. Fantastic salads and superb service!