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Contemporary Cuisine,
Extraordinary History


Nostalgic Washington

The Occidental has long been a destination for Presidents, residents, & visitors to enjoy refined American cuisine, cocktails & history around the same table.

Our award-winning chef uses his talents and imagination to transform local ingredients into authentic, unique dishes.


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A Month of Bourbon more

Before the lights dim and the curtain rises… more

Give Back to the Bay National Oyster Weekend more

Brunch is Back more

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"Unbelievable food! Had the filet and it was cooked to perfection! The shrimp appetizer was to die for. Great wine selection! If you get a chance to stop in you will not be disappointed!" - Chuck F.

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The Tradition Continues

For over a century, generations of political luminaries, star athletes, and celebrities have been the cornerstone of this Washington, DC landmark. Emerging from a complete renovation, the interior features stately architecture, set against grand ceilings, and walls adorned with framed, famous faces. The menu respectfully honors the restaurant’s legacy while ushering it into Washington’s new era as a global dining destination. Culinary cues are taken from vintage menus, while creating contemporary interpretations of seasonal, classic American cuisine. The lively bar and lounge is a haven for patrons seeking handcrafted artisanal spirits. As the reigning power dining room of America’s capital city - the dining tradition continues.

History Team