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America Eats Tavern
America Eats Tavern
  • Address:
    1700 Tysons Boulevard
    The Ritz-Carlton Hotel
    Mclean, VA 22102
    Neighborhood:
    Tysons Corner / McLean
  • Cuisine:
    American
    Price: $31 to $50

America Eats Tavern Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.americaeatstavern.com
  • Phone: (703) 744-3999
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 11:00am


    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm


    Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm


    Weekend Breakfast/Brunch: Saturday-Sunday: 7:00am - 2:30pm

  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Nate Waugaman
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Galleria Place
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from America Eats Tavern
Under the direction of renowned chef José Andrés, America Eats Tavern pays tribute to the country’s culinary legacy with a sophisticated menu reflecting native ingredients and classic dishes throughout history. Here you’ll find traditional variations of soups and salads, sandwiches, seafood and meats, as well as innovative creations by José and his team. An expansive seafood bar, variety of oyster dishes and selection of local hams reflect local and historical roots to complement the menu's seasonal offerings. A drink menu traces the evolution of the cocktail in America throughout a range of eras, while the wine list highlights local and remarkable vineyards and producers throughout the nation. America Eats Tavern’s patriotic and stylishly artistic setting within The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner is the perfect setting for breakfast, lunch or dinner, and serves as the ideal gathering place for and around the Northern Virginia and the Washington area.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Diner Reviews
  • "The food and attention to detail is very good. Fried oysters and mutton are worth the trip, although the mutton could have been a bit warmer. This ain't your granddad's "mutton." It is rich in flavor, but does not have the "old" taste often associated with mutton. The fried potato cubes served with the lamb, er uh mutton, were cooked to perfection--hot with just enough salt and not a hint of grease. They may have been calorie free. There is also a great wine and drink menu, although I can never understand why every bartender around thinks something sweet needs to get splashed into a good libation; save the lavender and rosewater for toiletries. Expect to leave more dead presidents behind than you may think you should."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "Amazing meal, wine, service, and price. Had 4 courses kidhi oysters and stone crab, vermicelli mac, mutton lamb neck, and merangue for dessert. Had Lumus and an Rdv vintage? (Cant remember the name) Both excellent. Will be back!"
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "Build out elegant and classic. Design of the menu true to theme of restaurant. Absolutely delicious...sad the blue crab was sold out day we went though. Imaginative cocktails more than made up for it. Cannot wait for next experience here."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Arrived for Sunday brunch, wasn't crowded, had a reservation, still took 15 min to be seated. The menu items all sound good but that did not translate into good food. Ordered coffee, had to ask twice for cream and sugar. Ordered the hush puppies for a starter, they were burnt. Server tried to explain that they weren't burnt. I've made many a hush puppy and they were burnt. Manager apologized, ordered us a new batch and brought us what had to be store bought doughnuts. Second batch, more burnt than the first. Food arrives. I ordered the Pork Belly Eggs Benedict. The english muffins were not toasted, strike 1. The whites of the eggs were still clear in spots, strike 2. The pork belly wasn't cooked all the way through, strike 3."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "We were excited to hear that America Eats Tavern was opening up in Tysons Corner because we didn't get a chance to go when it was in DC. We are big fans of Jose Andres and America Eats Tavern lives up to his reputation. My wife had the Tomato Benedick which was a fried green tomato version of Eggs Benedict. She really enjoyed it and the interesting interpretation of the dish. I had the Breakfast Casserole, which was an outstanding, unique dish. Fantastic coffee, mimosas, and a nice bread basket rounded out our meal. We will definitely be back for dinner at some point!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "The food was delicious. The menu was diverse and had something to suit everyone's taste. The selections from the raw bar were delicious and fresh. Service was outstanding. The only negative was that the cocktails were pricey, which is to be expected due to the location, but very, very skimpy. I literally drank a $15 vodka and lime juice in about 3 sips. That was the only reason I didn't give the restaurant 5 stars overall."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "I have eaten two meals at America Eats Tavern. I really wanted to like it. The service was slow at breakfast. Omelet was lukewarm, fried hash browns were tough and greasy. At dinner, the She Crab soup was bitter, biscuits were tough, Fried Chicken was dry and had no spice/salt flavor. The desserts were yummy. The prices are fine dining and the service performance is casual dining/flawed. So far, this is a go to once restaurant for me"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Food choices were interesting, but limited, and did not quite live up to our expectations. The Lobster Roll was a bit bland. We have had truly great dining experiences at the other Jose Andres restaurants in the DC area."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "The dining room is big, bright and vibrant, the staff is well meaning if a bit inexperienced, the food was very good. Love the fact that the restaurant uses local suppliers for much of its food. Definitely will go back!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Dinner was amazing. I really like the new space in Tysons. Great craft cocktails too."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "We made reservations for an anniversary dinner days ahead but when we arrived we were seated in the bar area. It was loud and not what we had hoped for. The food, however, was excellent. We may try again in the future but would ask for a quieter table away from the bar area."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "The food is as good as it was downtown; not sure if they still serve Absinthe - that was a very interesting experience at the old location; the service was moderate, especially from the bar. WHile our order was taken pretty quickly it took ten minutes for three of four drinks to arrive and then we were told the fourth wasn't coming and would the affected guest like a glass of champagne instead. . . . . The real downer however is the noise level - it's not energetic, its ridiculous. You literally have to shout to your table mates. I am going back but not until they fix that issue!"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Great addition to Tysons area. Full of energy and great food!"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Can't wait to return and try some of the other interesting items on the menu. Everything we ordered was delicious."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Our server was on top of it. He knew the menu well and was very attentive without overdoing it. The atmosphere of the restaurant is very different than what was there before but I like it better. Lots of booths to sit in (my favorite!) and great food. The menu is based off of the most traditional american dishes, and each dish has the date the recipe was first used along with a description. The menu is carefully crafted, using traditional recipes but vamping them up to something really new and delicious. They also have great seafood! I had stone crab claws and the eggs benedict. Not you average eggs benedict. Realy, really good. Also great cocktails made with house-made sodas! Would definitely go back and recommend this place."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Having gone to several of Jose Andres restaurants over the years, most recently Mia Casa in Dorado, Puerto Rico, I was excited to try the America Eats Tavern yesterday for lunch. We were seated at the President's table which was fun to enjoy with George and Abe! We started with the stone crabs and the she crab soup, and the chef also gave us some complimentary hush puppies. All were tasty and delicious! Next we had the lobster roll which had very fresh lobster meat without any filler, and then the vermicelli mac and cheese which was absolutely delicious. Our server, Michelle, was excellent, attentive without hovering. The ambiance was relaxing and enjoyable. Looking forward to going back for dinner next time in the near future!"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "I would would recommend only going for certain menu items. The fried chicken, salmon, wings, and hush puppies were just ok. The scallops were great."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "This was a terrible dining experience. There was nothing distinctive about the overpriced food other than the assertions on the menu. The attention to detail in the presentation, service, and in the dining room, which was exceedingly noisy, was no better than most chain restaurants. There's no need to worry about a second visit because this restaurant won't be around for long."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "I love the open kitchen concept they use. The kitchen could easily be seen and ran like a well oiled machine. We went during brunch so the brunch table was set out and it was full of food (everything from various varieties of ham to lemon tarts). I went with the Egg white soufflé and it was outstanding. One of the lightest and fluffiest soufflé's I have ever had. My wife had a lobster roll that reminded us both of the ones we get on our trips to Maine. We ended the meal off with the waiters recommended lemon meringue pie to share and between the tart ice creamy lemon curd and the warm freshly toasted meringue, we were both amazed. This is a must go to place."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "The lousy service set the tone for the rest of the meal. The waiter assigned to our table only came to take our orders but never came back to check how we were doing. He forgot to bring my club soda. He said the bar was busy so I drank the tap water. I ordered Oysters Rockefeller for a starter with a bread/biscuit basket. The latter arrived 20 minutes later but my oysters never came. Another waiter delivered my husband's salad while my salad did not come until he had finished eating his. My Harvard beet salad, when it arrived, was very,very salty so I did not eat most of the greens. My soft shell crab sandwich came as 3 bite-size pieces. The manager did not charge us for the salads and offered free dessert which we declined."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Jose Andres has researched through numerous food history books to come up with early American recipes and tweaked them to fit the modern scene. It is shameful that we have ignored our heritage when it was so rich and varied. We tried the for variations of oysters, the country ham assortment, she crab soup, mutton with oysters, chicken pot pie, short ribs. Each and everyone was a startling revelation of flavour and eye appeal. A vibrant atmosphere that reminds you of great grandmas kitchen with the tall marble top tables that come up to your chest, you feel like an eight year old. The staff is somewhat green but very accommodating to your needs. The wine selection is limited but spot on with many local selections. I can hardly wait to return"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "While dining area a bit noisy (two of us had a hard time communicating), the menu could have a little more interest or updated twist on comfort foods. Nearby and nicely decorated. We will go back to try it again."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "After dining at the D.C. America Eats locale, we were very disappointed with our experience at the Ritz-Carlton restaurant. Based on the prices on the menu, we would have never considered eating there! However, we were hoping the new location could capture the energy and creative presentation of the original D.C. restaurant. So disappointing."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "This was my 2nd visit and once again, everything was excellent!!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "The America eats in dc was brilliant. This version is not so hot. The menu appears to be appealing but the food is just mediocre and really uninspired. The hush puppies came out over salted on my first visit. Gave this place another try and the 2nd visit was equally boring food wise. Ordered the Shrimp and grits bland. Bacon was overly smoked and hard and chewy as opposed to crispy. The johnnies cakes were really corn meal pancakes and not the drop biscuits you'd find in the New England states. I don't think i'd go back...pretty sure that I won't go back. Twice is enough for me."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Beautiful place, feels open and comfortable. Everything we ate was delicious. A great place for those want simple, but updated American cuisine. We sat in the main dining room, and I look forward to trying the beatifil bar area next time, as it felt vibrant and alive. I only wish I had enough light at the table to read the menu."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "I took my friend to this restaurant for her birthday instead of the Capital Grille, where we usually go. Crab salad appetizer came in a soup bowl swimming in sauce. Waited a long time for cocktails ($14/15 each) while bartenders talked. Cocktail was so small and not ice cold (Jack Rose). Looked forward to bread (extra $6) - I make better biscuits! Small piece of salmon with some cukes on the side. Requested a piece of carrot cake to take home for my husband - it was skimpy and dry ($9) -must have been sitting out. We threw it away. Lunch for two was about $165 plus tip. It is a shame - the menu is interesting and was hoping to return with my husband to try some other items. We'll stick to the Capital Grille in the future."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "I had been to the original one in DC and did not like it. In fact I thought it was by far the worst of Jose Andres' portfolio (the other ones are actually very good). Why did I come back?. I wanted to treat a good American friend, who as I predicted found more pleasure in reading about the history and recipes than in the food itself. Of course my respect to Jose Andres for trying his best to celebrate the food of the country that embraced many immigrants like him and I. Food is between ok to good, but you always expect more from him."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "The concept of early American foods as interpreted by a Spanish chef is interesting--and doesn't work. Food was at best ordinary and the service was abysmal. 15-20 minute wait for steak tartar (we canceled the dish). Fried chicken that wasn't nearly as good as KFC. Peanut soup that was cold and thin."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "We were excited to go. It was a big let down! The food was just OK. Our server tried hard but they just did not have enough people and so the service was spotty! And the alcoholic beverages are horribly overpriced! Don't waste your time folks! You'll get better food, service and lower prices at Wildfire or Legal Seafoods at Tyson's Galleria."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Another great visit to this restaurant. Service was excellent. The Beet Salad was truly unique, with wonderful flavor. The Wild Salmon perfectly cooked."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Disappointing brunch spread given the price particularly because they ran out of smoked salmon at 10:30 AM on a Sunday-prime brunch time. To compensate, they offered (after being asked about the missing salmon) a complimentary egg. A single egg. Timing of food and beverage was off. It took 30 minutes for our drinks to arrive when the restaurant was 1/4 full. The aforementioned egg also arrived 15 minutes apart from the two ordered and not in concert with other food to the table. The food and drinks, when they arrived were great."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Restaurant is quite informal re decor. Service was slow but good considering that it has only been open for a month. Food was good, although my salmon was warm rather than hot and did not have much flavor. The bread basket (except for the sour dough bread slices) was very good, although I'm wondering why it costs $6 when it is included in most restaurants. The dessert, an apple cobbler was mostly overcooked apples and very little cobbler, and vanilla ice cream rather than cinnamon oatmeal would have enhanced it. My husband's short ribs were very good. The restaurant is convenient, so we intend to give it another try and sample some of the other offerings on the menu."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Food was excellent, but the noise level was not just energetic, it was ridiculously loud. Not only did I have to yell to speak to those AT MY TABLE, but I could not even hear the waiter. Hire louder waiters???? Imagine that."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We've been to every Jose Andres restaurant that we can find (including Minibar), and every one of them has been amazing, until this one. The food was good, although the Delmonico steak wasn't that great, and the potatoes were confusing and we didn't like them. The service wasn't quite up to par with the very expensive bill, but the biggest problem is that the tables are way too small. We spent most of the meal rearranging things on the table to try to make sure we had room to fit everything... and the service people didn't do a very good job of taking the old plates away. They need to either use smaller plates, get bigger tables, or structure things in a way where the waiter takes away the older plates between every appetizer."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Lobster roll very small. Way to much butter on roll as it drowned out what little lobster there was. Way too many chips served in basket that Covered the roll. Very disappointing. Servers need more experience!"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Even though it might have the backing of Andres, we still needed to judge for ourselves how great this place would be compared to his other concepts. We loved it, because it's similar to the other concepts in that Andres and the management team know how to select the right people to bring a place alive. If you think a place is just about the food, you are wrong. It's about the experience and our server Daniel, was a true asset to the staff and a great person who knows his food/restaurants/and dining out. He even gave us a grand tour of the restaurant and we got to meet the Manager and Exec Chef, both ladies who represent the place perfectly, modern, hip, and ready to showcase their talents for making this a great spot in Tysons."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "This is our second time to this great new restaurant at the Ritz Carlton in Tyson's. The Chicken Pot Pie was unique - not a cream base, very rich in flavor and the chicken was perfectly cooked. I have never had Shrimp and Grits this good! The restaurant is bright and upbeat, and the staff is very friendly. Our server was spot on. This restaurant is quickly becoming my favor!"
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "The food was great, a unique and different menu. A great addition to the Tysons Corner restaurant options."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "I want so much to enjoy America Eats. The dining room is rustic chic. The menu concept is creative and the execution is mouth watering. But the service... it belong at Applebees. We've been twice now and have rolled our eyes both times. I won't pretend to tell Mr. Andres how to operate a restaurant. But more attention to the front of the house is in order."
    Dined on 7/6/2014