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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.


News & Happenings

National Tree lighting ceremony on December 5th more

The Occidental has now partnered with Caviar to deliver our signature dishes that feature only locally sourced ingredients straight to your office. more

Veteran’s Day 50% Off! more

Join us on Saturday November 2nd for brunch as we raise glass and watch our Nationals hoist high the World Series trophy. more

Join us as we celebrate the Nationals’ World Series Run. more

Celebrate Global Champagne Day! more

A Month of Bourbon more

Before the lights dim and the curtain rises… 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