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. And, the impressive lists of Old and New World wines are curated by General Manager, Travis Gray, whose rich education in wine spans more than the 30 years. Together, their 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