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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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "The restaurant was very disappointng. Very loud, service poor, food mediocre, expensive for what we received. Would not return"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "They have a really nice brunch menu as well as a buffet. I ordered off the brunch menu and it was very good. The prices were reasonable and the atmosphere was nice. I would go there again."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Food was very tasty. Service was very attentive, but much slower than it should have been. Restaurant was maybe at 25% capacity, and we still waited more than 15 mins for scrambled eggs and hot chocolate."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "With lots of great local farms you would expect more from the menu but it doesn't deliver. Drinks Were diluted and service was not great. Oysters were ok but they fail on the mignonette and hot sauce; both watery. The food was ok but missed some marks. Seasonal soft shell crab sandwich was tiny and paired on a super crusty baguette completely ruining and over powering the crunchy softshell. Beet salad was basic, overdressed and not original. Ham platters were good but not making a meal out of them. I expected a lot more but most of the menu isn't as approachable as you would want. Not many shareable apps either. I love Jose Andres and his other restaurants but this one misses."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "So incredibly yummy! Went for breakfast. Had bread basket to start - So good! I chose American breakfast - The hash browns were insanely delicious. My boyfriend had the Johnnycakes which were equally as good. We can't wait to go back for dinner!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Located inside the Tyson's Ritz Carlton, this is a fantastic new restaurant in this area. We had a wonderful lunch. The service was delivered with warmth, but careful to address all the details. The food - this is a Jose Andres concept. What more needs to be said? This concept is America food at it's best."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "We went to the new (opened June 2nd) America Eats Tavern for the first time for a birthday. The layout is very nice. It's not too noisy, the music was contemporary but not loud, the service was great and the food was outstanding. The menu was also very well done. (If you can't find something you like on their menu, you may have a food allergy...) The pricing of the food was also not bad considering the quality and presentation. It has a nice bar area and a great private room. Being inside the Ritz Carlton Hotel at the Tysons II Galeria makes it very accessible and they even validate parking if you park in the Hotel's garage. We'll definitely be going back."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "As soon as we heard that America Eats was opening in Tysons Corner, we made reservations. It's located inside the Ritz Carlton and was a bit difficult to find but we finally asked a member of the hotel staff who pointed us in the right direction. Also, we parked in the hotel parking lot which is a pay lot but the restaurant validates. There we so many delicious looking options on the menu that it was tough to decide but I had the gazpacho and the lobster roll. Both were delicious! The lobster roll looked small when it arrived but it was so rich and loaded with yummy butter that I felt completely sated after the two dishes. I can't wait to try more of their menu. It's a bit pricey but delicious!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "We had been to the original America Eats when it was a pop-up restaurant in Penn Quarter. When we heard that it was being re-opened as a permanent fixture, we made reservations immediately. Our one major complaint was that Andres did away with the whimsical mezze concept for this restaurant, for seemingly no apparent reason. The food itself was perfectly acceptable, but not astounding. The only other item of note is that, upon finding itself in the Ritz-Carlton of Tysons, America Eats is now simply hinting at the genuine and inviting atmosphere it once had, being replaced by a pseudo-rustic atmosphere for the white glove crowd. Nice in theory; meh in execution."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "The food is good but not great, and overpriced. My least favorite of the Jose Andres restaurants--but perhaps it's unfair to judge it against such august competition. Still, friendly service and an interesting concept--if you're at the Ritz in Tyson's anyway, it's probably your best bet."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Our food was good but not great. It's quite a drive for those coming from DC and in my opinion not worth the drive. The best part of the meal was the ham assortment with biscuits. My soft shell crab was also good, but I heard from others that the lobster roll was just so so. I found the jambalaya to be lackluster and one in our party ordered the rib eye steak which she said was not distinguished at all and she didn't finish it. Both the chocolate cake and berry cobbler need some work. Maybe just because it was Martha Washington's recipe doesn't make it the best possible chocolate cake."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "This was our first time at America Eats, though we have been to Jose's other DC restaurants. It more than lived up to our expections. We plan to go back next week and to take friends soon."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Jose Andres has made the dining experience memorable from the chef-named dishes to the bill arriving in a vintage hardback book. Brilliant in every way. Thoughtful and delicious -- Great combination"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "We had been to the America Eats in DC several times and loved it. The menu/drink list is a bit different, although most of what we liked we found at the new location. The quality of the food remains excellent, and the ambience is interesting and maintains the historical interest of the DC location."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Always looking for a venue to bring foreign visitors that will showcase real American cuisine in a distinctive and memorable way. This is it. Brought a UK visitor who was in tourist dining heaven. And, the quality and attention to authenticity is more than enough to keep American hosts delighted also. Learned a few things about American history seen though the lens of the dinner table, which was also fun. Dining room was fairly quiet on a Monday night. Deserves to be busier."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Hush puppies, mac and cheese were outstanding, signatures for a reason. Waldorf salad a little too flat in flavor, maybe young celery leaves instead of mesclun? also missed the walnuts. Lobster roll was the biggest disappointment, too much mayo foam, no large chunks of lobster, how about a Connecticut style option? Chicken potpie was terrific, nothing was overcooked, nice table service. Scallops and chow chow was nice, scallops perfectly cooked, more starch and veg would have been nice. Lamb neck was probably the best I've ever tasted, so achingly tender and silky with gelatin, combo with the fried oysters was nice, more sauce for the oysters would be good. lemon meringue pie, pineapple cake were well done and balanced, service was perfect."
    Dined on 6/22/2014