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The best tables to book at the classic steakhouse Occidental Grill & Seafood are by the windows facing Pennsylvania Avenue, which offer prime views of this storied Washington, D.C., thoroughfare. You'll want to look around when you're at the Occidental, taking in the dark wood, mirrored bar, and wall-covering photos of the famous names that have dined at the 100-year-old restaurant.
The restaurant overlooks Pershing Park across the street, as well as the outdoor tables of Café du Parc, the Willard's more casual French bistro. From these window seats, you can watch Capitol Hill workers leaving work, tourists visiting the nearby National Mall, and the restaurant's other power lunching diners coming and going.