Occidental Grill & Seafood
Generations of political luminaries, sports stars, and celebrities still smile down from the walls of Occidental Grill & Seafood, just as they have for over a century. The Washington landmark is as lively and relevant as when it served the Washington Senators' one and only World Series victory banquet in D.C.; marketed its appeal directly to women diners; and hosted leaders of the Civil Rights movement.
Emerging from a complete renovation, a savvy reconfiguration of the interior space enlarges the dining area and expands the upper level bar with a stylish lounge. A rejuvenated palette with stately greens and earth tone hues, strikingly patterned seating that marries the design of the room, and bold new exposed-bulb light fixtures update the dining rooms with grand ceilings and freshly new polish.
In the kitchen, new Executive Chef Jake Addeo has likewise taken a unconventional steakhouse menu and ushered it respectfully into Washington's new era as a global dining destination. Combing Occidental's archives for culinary clues on vintage menus, he creates contemporary interpretations of classic American cuisine with a seasonal focus.
Occidental cocktails are handcrafted artisanal wonders, the pride of Bar Manager Frankie Jones, a native Washingtonian and gracious host presiding over the expansive new lounge. His wares add to the festivity and distinction that mark Occidental Grill & Seafood as the reigning power dining room of America's capital city – all refreshed.
1475 Pennsylvania, Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20004