Occidental Grill and Seafood on Pennsylvania Avenue

I had the great privilege of dining out at the Occidental Grill and seafood in DC. It was a special occasion so my friends and I wanted to go somewhere nice with great  service and even better food.

We decided on the Occidental Grill and Seafood right next to the Willard Hotel, which is also a very beautiful building inside and out but that's for a different post. Anyway, the ambiance in there is so nice and classy. The walls were covered with portraits of different statesmen from different time periods. The service there is impeccable, period. I think it was the best service I have ever had. Our waiter was very gracious and made sure that we always had what we needed.

I had the New York strip with the lobster mashed potatoes. Let me just say that the mash potatoes were absolutely delicious. I don't think that anything will ever compare after this one. I loved my steak as well, it was cooked just right. Everyone else enjoyed their meals which made it a wonderful dinner. I will say that I was very impressed when one of my friends relied her filet mignon for free after a mistake was made on her order and they had to take it back. On top of that, they gave us free champaign to toast my friend's graduation from law school. It was just the perfect way to end the evening. We all agreed that we will definitely be returning.

Has anyone else had a really great dining experience lately?

 

J

New York Strip

New York Strip

Lobster Mashed Potatoes

Lobster Mashed Potatoes

Tuna

Tuna

Lobster Bisque

Lobster Bisque