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The Occidental

  • $$$
  • American, American (New), Seafood
  • 1475 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington 20004 38.895519 -77.03321
  • (Btwn 15th & 14th St NW)
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  • (202) 783-1475
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Lunch

Clam Chowder virginia little neck clams, crisp pork belly, purple potatoes, and wilted scallions  
Maryland Blue "She" Crab Soup lump crab meat and old bay croutons  

Starters

Sautéed Jumbo Lump Crab Cake served with a salad of cabbage, red pepper, snow peas, and green papaya. toasted black and white sesame seeds and ginger aioli    14.75
Harrison's Fried Oysters with sweet and sour red cabbage, grilled eggplant, and miso - chili sauce    11.75
Steamed "Blue Bay" Mussels with scallions, thai basil, lemongrass broth, and a touch of coconut puree    9.75
"Bon Secour" Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail cocktail sauce and pickled red onions    11.75
Trio Of Maryland Crab Croquettes saffron - dill aioli dipping sauce    11.75
"Point Judith" Fried Calamari served with lemon paprika aioli    9.75
"Brightwood Farms" Baby Greens Salad macerated bing cherries, spicy peppered pecans, goat cheese, and white balsamic vinaigrette    9.00

Sandwiches

Yellow Fin Tuna Burger with micro daikon sprouts, sautéed beech mushrooms, and glazed ginger mayonnaise    15.75
Dick's Maine Lobster Roll served on a parker house roll with celery, sweet onion, fennel and saffron dill mayonnaise, accompanied by french fries    21.75
Jumbo Crab And Salmon Cake Sandwich cole slaw and mustard seed aioli on a toasted brioche bun    15.75
Fried Oyster Or Rock Shrimp "Po Boy" toasted italian roll, shredded lettuce and spicy red sauce. accompanied by french fries    15.75
Occidental Burger black angus beef served with occidental signature fries.    14.75
Occidental Burger available toppings: choice of cheese, apple wood smoked bacon, house pickled jalapeños, sautéed wild mushrooms and onions, or basil pesto sauce    1.00

Entrée Salads

Yellowfin Tuna Salad "Nicoise" Style french green beans, pee wee potatoes, tomatoes, red onion, nicoise olives and hard boiled eggs, lemon olive oil dressing    19.75
Grilled Norwegian Salmon with roasted heirloom beets, baby arugula, goat cheese vinaigrette    19.75
Grilled Jumbo Gulf Coast Shrimp grilled marinated balsamic onions, roasted red pepper, white beans and herb vinaigrette on a bed of greens    17.75
Grilled Calamari shaved fennel, green olives, oven dried plum tomato and frisee lettuce. mr. whipple paprika oil    16.75
Occidental Caesar Salad hearts of romaine, sun-dried tomatoes and parmesan creamy garlic dressing    12.75
Occidental Caesar Salad add grilled: chicken    7.00
Occidental Caesar Salad add grilled salmon    7.00
Occidental Caesar Salad add grilled shrimp    7.00
Occidental Caesar Salad add grilled steak    8.00
Occidental Chopped Salad hearts of romaine, green pepper, red radish, plum tomato, cucumber, roasted corn, chickpeas, and buttermilk blue cheese, red wine - dijon vinaigrette    12.75
Occidental Chopped Salad add grilled chicken    7.00
Occidental Chopped Salad add grilled salmon    7.00
Occidental Chopped Salad add grilled shrimp    7.00
Occidental Chopped Salad add grilled steak    8.00

Entrées

Pan Roasted Sea Scallops fire roasted eggplant chutney with pine nuts and arugula fish sauce    19.75
Grilled Swordfish Steak with wilted chard, sautéed artichokes, and black olive sauce    19.75
Sautéed Rainbow Trout stuffed with crabmeat and served with grilled white asparagus and roasted red bell pepper sauce    18.75
Sautéed Rockfish with ragout of bucatini pasta, pear tomato confit, sautéed rapini, and rock shrimp. lemon grass scented fish broth    19.75
Saffron And Squid Ink Bucatini rock shrimp, calamari, bay scallops, mussels, and tomato confit with a rich seafood broth    16.75
Braised Beef Short Ribs with parsnip puree, roasted oyster mushrooms, and baby carrots. sauce bordelaise    18.75

Soups And Salads

Classic Lobster Bisque With Brandy with diced maine lobster, wilted leeks and spicy rainbow micro's    12.00
Millers Farm Blue Hubbard Squash Soup fall fruit compote & "golden angel apiary" sourwood honey cream    10.00
"Holler Folks" Buttercrunch Bibb Salad syria, va bibb lettuce with roasted "weakly orchards" rome apples, pickled red onion, glazed walnuts, crumbled blue cheese and quince dressing    12.00
"Slow Boat Growers" Baby Arugula And Parma Prosciutto with dates, shaved pecorino cheese, "olave" extra virgin olive oil and aged balsamic    13.00
Occidental Caesar Salad hearts of romaine & sun-dried tomatoes topped with parmesan tuile, poached free ranged egg, anchovy filet. creamy roasted garlic dressing    12.00
"Brightwood Farms" Baby Greens Salad macerated bing cherries, spicy peppered pecans, goat cheese and white balsamic vinaigrette    10.00

Starters

Malpeque Oysters Served On The Half Shell with mignonette and cocktail sauces   (12) 26.00 (6) 13.00
Grilled Jumbo Gulf Coast Shrimp with sweet garlic puree & a sun dried tomato, capers, cured olives, and eggplant tapenade    14.00
Sautéed Jumbo Lump Crab Cake served with a salad of cabbage, red pepper, snow peas & green papaya, toasted black and white sesame seeds, & ginger aioli    17.00
Steamed "Blue Bay" Mussels with scallions, thai basil, lemongrass broth and a touch of coconut puree    13.00
"207: Gale Ray" Maine Lobster Poached In Butter with braised fennel, glazed ginger root, and a pomegranate - sauterne sauce    16.00
Braised Beef Short Rib & White Sweet Potato Ravioli served with red wine sage reduction    13.00
Pan Roasted Foie Gras with sour grape powder, black mission fig jam, baby upland cress and duck glace. served with a walnut raisin toast point    19.00
Occidental Antipasto Board thinly sliced prosciutto, hard salami, traditional chicken ballotine, smoked duck breast mixed salads of: mushrooms a' la grecque, marinated olives, and grilled vegetables    15.00

Entrées - From The Land

Grilled Center Cut Filet Mignon sweet onion soubise, grilled scallions, and yukon gold potato croquette black truffle essences   (10oz) 41.00 (8oz) 36.00
Grilled Dry Aged New York Strip Steak roseda farms maryland black angus beef, encrusted in smoked kosher salt and peppercorn served with tempura fried onion rings and creamy point reyes blue cheese sauce   (14oz) 42.00
Grilled Prime Aged Porterhouse Steak served with forrest mushrooms compound butter   (24oz) 65.00
Grilled "Cervena" Venison with pickled beet coulis, chestnut puree, dried wild blueberries, and gosling's ginger beer reduction    37.00
Shenandoah Valley "Cuq" Braised Lamb Shank served with black cumin scented "seminole farms" baby carrots, israeli mint couscous and pine nuts    35.00
Grilled Twin Breast Of Quail Stuffed With Duck Sausage with sautéed swiss chard, caramelized sweet onions and herb jus    32.00
"Combi" Roasted Amish Organic Half Of Chicken with fried confit of "shady grove gardens" kennebec potatoes tossed with crisp panko bread crumbs, parmesan, garlic, and rosemary. pan drippings    30.00

Entrées - From The Sea

Pan Seared Jumbo "Elephant Trusk" Sea Scallops topped with a crisp pita crust and served with hummus, cilantro taboule, and mr. whipple paprika oil    32.00
Sautéed Yellow Fin Tuna Steak with steamed dwarf pac choi, "whisper hill farms" parsnip puree, champagne grapes, and a star anise sauce verjus    30.00
Roasted Chesapeake Bay Rockfish with oyster iii ways, poached chincoteague, "sharondale farm" mushrooms, and a oyster dill sauce    30.00
Grilled Norwegian Salmon topped with poached egg yolk & truffle hollandaise, ragout of chanterelle mushrooms, frisée lettuce and sweet corn sauce    29.00

Sides $6

Grilled White Asparagus   
Sautéed Rapini with golden raisins and shallots  
Sautéed Wild Mushrooms with garlic and herbs  
Roasted "Pee Wee" Fingerling Potatoes   

Starters

Soup Of The Day    cup 6.75 bowl 8.75
Occidental Caesar Salad hearts of romaine, sun-dried tomatoes and parmesan creamy garlic dressing    9.75
Petite Arugula Salad macerated bing cherries, spicy peppered pecans, crumbled goat cheese and white balsamic vinaigrette    9.75
Seasonal Fruit Salad with summer thistle - pomegranate yogurt and micro mint    7.75
"Bon Secour" Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail served with, cocktail sauce and pickled red onions    12.00
Sautéed Jumbo Lump Crab Cake served with a salad of cabbage, red pepper, snow peas, and green papaya. toasted black and white sesame seeds and ginger aioli    14.75
Sliced Smoked Salmon served with white asparagus and frisee, topped with poached egg and candy stripe beet hollandaise    12.75
"Point Judith" Fried Calamari served with chipotle aioli    10.75
J And L Pork Sausage Hash with scallions, pimento, and potato sunny side up j & l farm duck egg    10.75

Brunch Specialties

Belgian Style Waffles served with mixed berry compote, and vanilla bean whipped cream    13.75
Jumbo Lump Crab And Asparagus Frittata a light and airy italian omelet with basil and parmesan cheese lightly browned and served with plum tomato coulis    15.75
Jumbo Gulf Coast Shrimp And Grits apple wood smoked bacon, scallions, red peppers, and a shrimp nage    18.75
Spinach, Shitake, And Onion Tarte delicate and creamy, with white cheddar cheese, small green salad and yellow pepper sauce    13.75
Locally Farmed Eggs Benedict two poached eggs served on an english muffin, with canadian bacon and hollandaise sauce, accompanied by yukon gold potato hash browns    14.75
Locally Farmed Eggs Benedict add crab imperial    5.00
Grilled Flat Iron Steak And Eggs your choice of scrambled or over medium eggs, with yukon gold potato hash browns and bordelaise sauce. accompanied by french fries    19.75

Entrée Salads And Sandwiches

Grilled Bison Hanger Steak Salad with grilled mixed vegetables, butter bibb lettuce, crumbled blue cheese, and caramelized shallot vinaigrette    19.75
Grilled Bison Hanger Steak Salad add grilled shrimp    7.00
Yellowfin Tuna Salad "Nicoise" Style french green beans, pee wee potatoes, tomatoes, red onion, nicoise olives and hard boiled egg, lemon zested olive oil dressing    20.75
Grilled Norwegian Salmon with roasted heirloom beets, baby arugula, five peppercorn goat cheese vinaigrette    19.75
Dick's Maine Lobster Roll served on a parker house roll with celery, sweet onion, fennel and saffron dill mayonnaise, accompanied by french fries    22.75
Grilled Breast Of Chicken Sandwich goat cheese, pancetta, grilled onions, eggplant, and garlic - basil mayonnaise on toasted ciabatta bread sautéed wild mushrooms, onions, or basil pesto sauce    13.75
Occidental Burger black angus beef served with occidental signature fries    14.75
Occidental Burger available toppings: choice of cheese, apple wood smoked bacon, house pickled jalapeños, sautéed wild mushrooms and onions, or basil pesto sauce    1.00

Sides $5

Yukon Gold Potato Home Fries with caramelized sweet onion  
Grits with amish white cheddar cheese  
Applewood Smoked Bacon   
Grilled Green And White Asparagus   

Brunch Libations $12

Occidental Fresh Fruit Bellinis sparkling wine with fresh fruit purees of: peach, mango, strawberry, and raspberry  
Sunday Morning bombay gin, sweet vermouth, juices of pineapple and lime, and a touch of simple syrup  
Red Greyhound ketel one vodka, with ruby red grapefruit juice and a lime wheel  
Classic Bloody Mary absolut peppar vodka with lamont's bloody concoction  
A Mimosa Twist sparkling wine with: of course orange juice, also with ruby red grapefruit juice or pomegranate juice  

In House Oak Barrel Aged Cocktails $15

Maker's Mark Manhattan makers mark bourbon, sweet vermouth and blood orange bitters garnished with marasca cherries  
Darkening Storm blend of kraken and ron zacapa dark rums, oronko light rum, and house made ginger and allspice syrup topped with gosling ginger beer  

Handcrafted Seasonal Cocktails $12

Maple Maker's Mark Manhattan maker's bourbon, vermont maple syrup, dry vermouth and bitters garnished with a marasca cherries  
Roger Goulart Sparkling Mojito muddled lime and fresh mint with bacardi rum and simple syrup, topped with goulart rose sparkling cava and a sprig of mint  
Elderflower "Fizz" sparkling wine topped with st. germain liqueur and orange bitters  
Chocolate Raspberry Cosmo godiva chocolate raspberry vodka, chambord, triple sec with lime juice, and cranberry juice  
Virginia Elderberry Punch locally grown and produced elderberry infusion, domaine canton ginger liqueur, ketel one vodka, and freshly squeezed lemonade garnished with a lime wheel  
Occidental Antioxidant Martini absolute berri acai, triple sec and pomegranate juice  
Moscow Mule hammer & sickle vodka, ginger beer, garnished with sliced candied ginger  
Chocolate Covered Cherry godiva chocolate liqueur, stoli vanil, crème de cacao, luxardo cherry liqueur, finished with a splash of half and half, and garnished with a marasca cherry  
Apple Cranberry Crisp stoli vanil vodka, apple pucker with cranberry juice, and apple slice garnish  

Non Alcoholic Beverages $4

Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice   
Freshly Made Lemonade   
Gosling's Ginger Beer   
Sparkling Fruit Punch   
Old Dominion Root Beer   
San Pellegrino Limonata Or Aranciata   

Silence Iced Teas $4

Peach Chamomile   
Honey Green Tea   
Pomegranate   
Lemon   

Desserts $10

Chocolate Caramel Pyramid bittersweet chocolate mousse with a caramel center and a chocolate cake bottom served with framboise sauce  
Praline Crunch Torte layers of orange caramel mousse, dark chocolate mousse, and praline crunch, served with blood orange reduction  
Lemon Pistachio Charlotte tart lemon mousse with pistachio crème brulee center  
Poached Apricot Tarte baked with flaky puff pastry, a vanilla cream center, and house granola served with buttermilk ice cream  
White Chocolate Cheesecake with white chocolate shavings, strawberry sauce and a chocolate dipped strawberry  
Trio Of Sorbets Or Ice Creams please ask your server for our current selections  
Root Beer Or Ginger Beer Float old dominion root beer or gosling's ginger beer with fresh vanilla bean ice cream  
Classic Crème Brulee classic vanilla bean crème brulee served with cranberry ginger short bread cookie  

Chef's Selection Of Artisan Cheeses $15

Landaff, Vermont semi firm with rich buttermilk tones and stunning aroma, made with cow's milk  
Nobel Organic Cheddar, Pennsylvania rich flavor with a smooth after taste, creamier than traditional cheddar, made with grass fed cow's milk  
Bayley Hazen Blue, Vermont drier than most blues, its texture reminds one of chocolate and butter  
Cabra La Mancha, Maryland spanish inspired semi firm goat cheese  

 

The Occidental
1475 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Btwn 15th & 14th St NW
(202) 783-1475
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