The Occidental, a Washington, DC historic dining landmark, re-opened to celebrate its 100th anniversary with a brand new kitchen and new classic American menu. The restaurant is renowned for its fine food, service and a comprehensive photography collection of Washington’s famous 20th Century personalities and portraits of U.S. Presidents.
Occidental Menu Highlights
The menu uses fresh ingredients to highlight the region’s best seasonal flavors, and with everything from light and classic fish selections to savory and aromatic game dishes. Sample dishes have included: White Asparagus atop Frisee with a farm fresh poached egg and Black Truffle Hollandaise; Winter “Fowl” Terrine, a gamey mix of organic chicken, quail, duck, squab, pheasant, and foie gras, served with currant jelly; Five Peppercorn Crusted Salmon with caramelized cipollini onion, toasted black and white sesame seeds and carrot-ginger butter; Roasted Loin of Venison, crusted with fennel pollen and juniper seeds, served with chestnut flan with a Wild Maine Blueberry grappa sauce.
1475 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC (202) 783-1475.
The Occidental Restaurant is located adjacent to the Willard InterContinental Hotel, around the corner from the White House, and steps from local theaters.
Valet Parking available for $10.
Lunch: $10-25 for appetizers; $23 - 28 for entrees
Dinner: $14- 25 for appetizers; $19-49 for entrees
Private Dining at the Occidental
The Occidental offers several private dining venues for special occasions. It can accommodate groups ranging in size from 10 to 300, including the option to use the entire restaurant.