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With its location on Pennsylvania Avenue, Occidental Grill & Seafood offers great views of the area’s politicos going to and from power lunches and meetings. The restaurant overlooks Pershing Park across the street, as well as the outdoor tables of Café du Parc, Willard InterContinental’s casual bistro. From the window seats, you can watch Capitol Hill workers leaving work and tourists visiting the nearby National Mall. Indoors, our Forbes Travel Guide editors enjoyed spotting famous faces including Franklin D. Roosevelt, Calvin Coolidge, Amelia Earhart and Robert Frost among the framed pictures of famous diners that line the wood-paneled walls.