America Eats Tavern
1700 Tysons Boulevard
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel
Mclean, VA 22102Neighborhood:
Tysons Corner / McLean
AmericanPrice: $31 to $50
America Eats Tavern
- Dining Style: Casual Elegant
- Website: http://www.americaeatstavern.com/
- Phone: 7037443999x
- 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
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 WinnerMost Booked
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America Eats Tavern reviews from OpenTable diners
287 reviews since May 23, 2014
- Ambiance3.7Noise LevelModerate
fit for foodies (136)great for lunch (83)great for brunch (80)good for groups (75)special occasion (68)neighborhood gem (52)hot spot (43)vibrant bar scene (27)notable wine list (25)kid-friendly (22)romantic (9)late-night find (4)scenic view (2)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
- Bkfast needs a lot of workOpenTable Diner Since 2005VIPDined on 9/18/2014I have had dinner three time here. Always spotty. Never unanimous table as far as satisfaction. Always someone unhappy with quality of food. However, nothing preparede for breakfast. The worse pancakes I have been served in a restaurant - dry, burnt and tasteless. I am not kidding. And to make matters worse, accompanied by cold corn WTF. The egg white soufflé was tasteless and the consistency was terrible. Hard to say it, but this was the worse breakfast I have had in a restaurant. Heck, worse than anything ever served in my frat. How can this possibly be? Jose Andres, the Ritz Carlton, Marriott. Come on...pancakes and eggs, how much easier can it get.
- first timersusanVIPDined on 9/17/2014Usually love Jose Andres. This one is over priced, not a great menu and you are charged for parking. would not go back for lunch or dinner
- Amazing business lunchOpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 9/16/2014We loved the décor and atmosphere. The food presentation was really beautiful and the lemon meringue pie delicious and gorgeous! This was my first time at America Eats and it was for a business lunch. I would definitely return for a social night out or to try the brunch.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Just okayOpenTable Diner Since 2010Dined on 9/13/2014Our first visit as many friends had already tried it. We had reservations but were stuck in a room off the main dining room, despite asking to be moved to the main dining room. Service was below expectation. Twice food was delivered to us that was not ours and we saw our salads go by us to the next table- we had to flag them down. The manager came by to ask if we had ordered yet- clearly to speed us up. The food was good- chicken pot pie, burger, scallops at our table. Ordered decaf coffee but 99% sure it was regular. There are too many other restaurants popping up in Tyson's for us to go back.Special Features:
- I want my time and money back!vivologyVIPDined on 9/13/2014What a disappointment! I wish I could ask for a time machine because it was a waste of my time! Despite hearing back reviews, I thought food would at up to par of fine dining, after all, the restaurant is inside a Ritz hotel and owned by chef José Andrés. The bread basket included 2 slices of sourdough bread, 2 corn muffins and 2 biscuits for $6. Nothing stood out. The hush puppies were extremely dry. The hang town fry was an omelet with a lot of yellow onions and 3 greasy fried oysters. The lobster roll was soggy. Perhaps, from too butter or from the mayo sauce trenched on top. There wasn't a hearty portion of lobster either. We were so disappointed with our appetizers and entrees that we passed on dessert which is something we don't do.
- NotAChefVIPDined on 9/12/2014Beautiful restaurant. My guest's burger was medium rare and she ordered it medium well -- so be sure you are clear with your server when you place your order.
- Good Food and ServiceAmantediTavolaVIPDined on 9/11/2014Despite fears induced by Open Table reviews, 3 of us came for lunch. We all found the food interesting and, above all, flavorful as JA's food always is. Bread basket is worth the $ for the biscuits alone (but sour dough is nothing like it). Country ham tastings were a revelation (especially Surreyano). Not the most meat in the lobster rolls but mostly claw and knuckle, served warm with a mayo "foam", mixing the two styles, on the right toasted buttered roll. What flavor in the lobster! Great fresh chips with sandwiches. Excellent service from Kendall -- vey knowledgeable, helpful, friendly but completely professional. Will definitely return to sample more of this great menu (more dishes than the downtown original).Special Features:
- WONDERFLBeckyDined on 9/8/2014This is definitely number one on our list now!!!! A great menu - the food was exceptional. Can't say enough good things about it.Special Features:
- Great Place to EatBigPopVIPDined on 9/6/2014Delicious food, great service my only complaint are the prices for single glasses of wine. Very expensive and not very generous pours, although bottle prices aren't too bad. Will continue to dine here.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Good spot for brunchDeewalshDined on 9/6/2014The eggs Benedict with lobster were amazing! The shrimp and grits were good too but the lobster eggs bene took the prize!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Decent brunchAlwaysistomorrowDined on 9/6/2014The hush puppies were quite good, breakfasts simple and large. Foam on the bennedict was a bit odd- good concept but lacking flavor that benefits the dish. Service was great.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Not even closeForkItOverVIPDined on 9/4/2014Had the lobster role which was awful - drowned in butter and mayonnaise - and it came with chips. So nothing special about this place. They bring the check to you slipped like a bookmark in an old "Americana" book which I guess is a gimmicky attempt to make up for the uninspired food.
- Jose Andres shines yet again!JoeLoganVIPDined on 9/3/2014Wonderful restaurant with superb, creative food. We will be back again and again!Special Features:
- Worth a return visit....SuzieVIPDined on 9/1/2014All 6 of us enjoyed everything we ordered. Pot pie and the scallops entrees were especially tasty. The kitchen has some quirks to work out. Orders of oysters came with 5 pieces then a second order with 6. It was explained based on weight. Makes little sense! It's either 6 or 5 per order and not so flimsy. Not a big big deal but Jose needs to orient his staff better. Receptionist had a bad attitude upon arrival check in. That's NOT good. Overall....nice addition to Tyson's area.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Jose Andres in the burbsEmanjoVIPDined on 9/1/2014The fried chicken was too salty, and the crab sandwich had a strange bread. The hushpuppies and dessert were good. The atmosphere seemed like it was trying to be like Founding Farmers or the Lincoln too much. I don't think I'll go back, but I'm glad I tried it out.Special Features:
- Nice RestaurantDCDinerVIPDined on 8/31/2014We had a nice dinner and a good time. The food was very good. The only negative was we thought the hostess was rude to us.Special Features:
- OpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 8/31/2014Seating was uncomfortable, table was too high for the chair. Food was great, very different combinations, some that I would never have imagined. Result was excellent. Service was attentive and helpful but not distracting. Had good knowledge of the Menu and helpful with suggestions. Other than the first comment, everything was very good.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- SuzcrnaVIPDined on 8/31/2014I had reservations and there was mass confusion at the front desk for seating. It was Sunday 8/31 at noon. I was told our table was ready and she would seat us in a minute yet we waited another 10-15 min while several other parties were seated that came after us. I had to ask again to be seated...we were forgotten. Our waiter was not attentive at all. Asked three times for butter, ordered a bread basket and had to be reminded twice about it. Tried to get his attention to order another drink but was ignored. Twice the wrong food was brought to our table. My friend asked "how pink is your medium burger?" and the waiter replied "its medium..like everyone's medium." NOT impressed at all!!!Special Features:
- Very good!per2dreamDined on 8/31/2014We enjoyed our brunch experience. Food was very good, fresh, and very much true to their "farm to table" philosophy. Lot's of local items. Great experience!Special Features:
- ReservationQueenVIPDined on 8/30/2014First visit was soon after they opened--we had decent food but TERRIBLE service. Decided to give it a second try a couple of months later. Sat at table for 1/2 hour before waiter showed up to offer cocktails--then waited another 1/2 hour for cocktails to be served. Twenty minutes after that, the waiter took our dinner order. Ordered jambalaya and although the spicy flavor was okay, the appearance was less than appetizing (looked like mushy slop). The only identifiable ingredients were 2 tiny pieces of sausage (overcooked) and a half of a soft-shell crab. VERY DISAPPOINTING. Although the menu says to allow 30 minutes for this entree, it took an hour before it was served!
- Good foodEnjoyeditDined on 8/30/2014The food was very good. Everyone in our group enjoyed salads and the chicken pot pie was a hit. We all said we would like to return and try some of the other offerings. The service was good and our waiter was very friendly and helpful answering our questions.Special Features:
- SuperbDiningDuoDined on 8/29/2014Jose Andrea has done it again. The food and attentive staff will guarantee our return many times over.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- What a disappointment!!!!MichaelVIPDined on 8/29/2014It is hard to imagine how the Ritz Carlton and Jose Andres have gone so far wrong! Service was virtually non-existent and when the servers did come, unaware of the menu itself or just plain wrong. Is there no orientation for staff? Cobb Salad was a watery mess of iceberg lettuce with eggs that looked as if they had sat out all day. The most present flavor in the chicken and dumplings was salt. Even the tea was undrinkable (something I have never experience before). Server brought out the teapot and a timer and said the tea would be ready in 2 1/2 minutes. But no one in the kitchen bothered to measure the ingredients. The amount of tealeaf to water was about 1 to 1 making the most bitter beverage I think I have ever encountered.
- Good time and foodpaulieDined on 8/27/2014The place was humming and had a lot of background noise. The layout was very clean and simple. The open kitchen design was very nice. Service was good and attentive. Food was very good and offered good modern takes on traditional American dishes.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- not worth the money!hatetocookDined on 8/27/2014We greatly looked forward to trying this restaurant which has gotten alot of hype. We were mightliy disappointed. The wine list was sparse for moderately priced wines. The restaurant did not offer many mixed drinks which are standard like mojitos even though the bar from the Ritz Carleton ( where the restaurant is located) is right across the lobby. The food was mediocre and the portions quite small; however, the prices are quite big! As soon as one of our group finished eating, one after another wait staff came over to try to take all of our plates. WE finally just had to tell them to leave us along. Lastly, they tried to charge us $4 each for the valet parking which they had told us on the phone was free. we will not return.Special Features:
- DisappointingnorthernvirginiadinerDined on 8/27/2014Jose Andres' restaurants in the DC area have been standouts; this one doesn't meet his usual high standards. I hope time will bring improvement.
- Loved It!DisappointedDined on 8/24/2014Service was great and food was wonderful--especially the pot pie.Special Features:
- DCFanVIPDined on 8/24/2014This was my first time at America Eats and it was a great experience....I went there for lunch and the food and service was terrific!Special Features:
- DisappointingQuickieinnycDined on 8/24/2014This was my second time at this restaurant. First time (when it foirst opened) food was great, service was great. This time, not such a great experience. Food was Ok, service was Ok. For this restauranteure and for these prices, I expect much better.
- Eatwell825VIPDined on 8/23/2014It was extremely hot in the restaurant, the service was very slow and it took forever to be served and cleared. The food was good - hush puppies, shrimp and grits, Mac and Cheese. The Pot Pie had a great table side presentation but had no flavor. It was very disappointing.
- maybe it'll be better later..,moresauerkrautpleaseVIPDined on 8/23/2014The service was very nice. My friend and I had our brunch at the bar so I could see the drinks were made with a lot of attention. Unfortunately, the dishes looked nice but didn't taste as nice as they looked. The Cobb salad got soggy very quickly and the egg brioche dish was also soggy and lacked flavor. Maybe things will even out later; it's a nice looking place.Special Features:
- At the Ritz?WoodmanVIPDined on 8/22/2014The appearance and menu of America Eats is decidedly un-Ritz like. Is this venerable high end hotel group seeking a younger clientele? If so, it may be on the right track. The menu is based on various American recipes from the past, including Fannie Farmer. The results are surprisingly good. Our party of four found all the courses more than acceptable, and a number were exceptional. The oysters and scallops are good bets. A plate of cured hams for the table made a great start.I would recommend this to a friend.
- Worst Meal in a Decade!MichaelVIPDined on 8/22/2014The Ritz carlton and Jose Andres should be ashamed!
- Trying Too HardLibbyDined on 8/21/2014The ambience was enthusiastic, but the design questionable and the noise level high. Our server was very, very polite and very ineffective, forgetting three things during the meal - the cocktails, which arrived after the first course, the vegetable with one entree and the sauce with another. The food was OK, but the salad was swimming in dressing. In total it was disappointing, especially after having such expectations.
- Very Good But Could Do BetterAlphonseDined on 8/19/2014Jose Andres is great, but Tom Sietsema is right in his evaluation. For us, the basket of breads was blah - the biscuits were flat, not flaky; the corn muffin needed jalapeno or bacon; and the white bread was just that. Don't know what the intention of the jam-butter combination was but perhaps a trio of jams with butter, including Hoppin' John or another spicy one, might be more interesting. The peanut soup, while nice, was a little flat - perhaps a touch of heat is needed. The chicken live pate was too cold, just out of the fridge, so lacked a lot of taste; the presentation was fine, however. The chicken pot pie had good ingredients but was bland - it needed a pinch of salt and an herb, perhaps sage.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great new option in Tysons!WinendineVIPDined on 8/19/2014We enjoyed a nice meal here this week (2 work colleagues' dinner). Food selections are numerous albeit this is not your typical 'starter-main-dessert' kind of place. Lots of options to mix and match but make sure that is what you are looking for. We shared grilled oysters which were terrific, then soup/salad and then a 'to follow' course as our main. Portions are substantial. Dessert is fun and fresh. My only complaint here is the service. There were either three people hovering over our table ready to whisk away our plates at the last mouthful --or no one in sight! Some staff had difficulty with simple requests: 'fresh lemons' or 'the wine list'. I am hopeful this will work it self out as the staff settles in after the opening.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Enjoyable, but not his bestkeb88Dined on 8/18/2014I was really excited to try this place out, considering I've been to a couple of his restaurants before, and I LOVE Jaleo. The food was all good, but pretty much every dish was good but not great. Everything had some competent missing, and the quality of the food just did not match the price. I'd go back if I wasn't paying, but would much prefer to go somewhere else.
- Work in progressBirdVIPDined on 8/17/2014Tried it for restaurant week-- first courses salad and "canned" salmon excellent, main course soft shell crab sandwich underwhelming.... Superb "American" chocolate cake-- from a non-fan of cake for dessert. That said, far too loud to truly converse comfortably with my companion (we are both north of 50).. and the staff could benefit from more training.
- Only mediocre...VAdinerVIPDined on 8/17/2014We finally dined at America Eats after hearing lots about it. The decor is lovely, but the food is only mediocre. You pay for bread - $6. I had the $16 She Crab Soup which was very very small and not at all what the server had explained. The soft shell crab sandwich was good, but the accompanying potato chips (no fries at this place!) were disappointing with a strange greasy taste and too much black pepper. There is no kids menu - another huge disappointment. Kids shouldn't have to pay $19 for a burger! It's new, and hopefully some things will change.Special Features:
- Not to be missed!C123VIPDined on 8/17/2014The ambience is fun and inviting. The food is delicious (American classics elevated and executed to perfection). Think waffles and ice cream to start followed by golden fried chicken. Portion sizes are generous. Finally found a place I'm excited to return to.Special Features: