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American Seasons

American Seasons Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.americanseasons.com
  • Phone: (508) 228-7111
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Thursday - Monday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm (Closed Tues & Wed); Open Seven Days After May 18th
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from American Seasons
Nestled in the center of Nantucket’s historic downtown, American Seasons offers some of the island’s most creative food, along with a one-of-a-kind boutique wine list. Join us as we celebrate our 20th season. Located at the end of historic Centre Street in one of the island’s oldest restaurant sites, American Seasons is widely considered to be one of Nantucket’s premier dining destinations. The kitchen, helmed by Chef Michael LaScola, is renowned for its playful twists on American favorites. Chef LaScola’s emphasis on regional and seasonal produce is paired with Sommelier Orla Murphy LaScola’s equally creative wine list. Featuring over 500, American-produced wines, American Seasons’ award-winning, hard-to-get list is admired and emulated across the country.Cozy yet bustling, the candlelit dining room is adorned by Americana memorabilia, game board tables and harvest murals. During the summer, hand hammered copper tables provide al fresco dining on the restaurant’s covered patio. Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "Made a last minute reservation online not wanting to deal w high end ACK restaurant attitude. Hostess confirming reservation noticed it was booked online and asked whether the 5:30 time was indeed what I wanted as not all slots are available online. I appreciated that v much as 5:30 vs. 6:15 makes a difference. Kudos. Set the stage for lovely evening. It has a romantic setting but also comfortable for taking your in-laws out. Food is excellent. They had a chicken fried lobster app special which was good and the rye cavatelli was excellent. Had the sirloin - great texture with lentils and perfectly cooked / tender. I will definitely return."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "What a find!!! The food was some of the best I have ever eaten. The salmon dish was spectacular. The chef is very creative - interesting combinations create wonderful food dishes. Highly recommend it."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "The food and drinks were absolutely incredible! Beginnning to end, great experience. Food portions are a little small, but you definitely will not leave hungry!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Perhaps because it was hard to get into and had such an excellent reputation we were expecting more. Service was good, wine list was excellent (plenty of smaller producers) but food was good rather than stunning. The pork confit was excellent but my monkfish dish was let down by the very salty pasta. Desserts were over-simple. We'd go back but there are plenty of others to try."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "This is our favorite restaurant on Nantucket. It is outstanding in every way."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Our family of eight all here for a brief visit and we wanted a great place to have dinner. American Seasons did a great job of welcoming us, our waitress and other servers were excellent, and we had a wonderful table for eight. We all enjoyed the delicious food. We highly recommend it. "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We have dined here several times over a period of many years, and the food is consistently very good. Our only reason for not dining here more frequently is the limited menu selection, but the server did a great job of accommodating my husband's food allergy. Our guests were very pleased with their meals as well."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "One if the best meals we've eaten at a restaurant in years. The pan fried trout special was outstanding and the Beef Rib dinner was cooked perfectly. The chocolate mousse with pistachio bark was also delicious. Each selection had a number if interesting flavor combinations that make you want to savor each bite. "
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "And this restaurant is everything Nantucket! Charming, small, tucked in a quiet nook! Sit in the garden patio if the weather permits. Regardless, enjoy one of the most relaxing meals in one of the nicest settings the island has to offer. Succulent local scallops will make you think of the old salt in Madaket harbor who procured your first course. The vegetables, the family farmer who toils the sandy soil to deliver tomatoes and greens to your table. The melt in your mouth fresh caught fish. Well, I digress. Local. Delectable. Memorable. Romantic. Hidden (not really). Gem!"
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "Came here with friends, and we had an absolute blast. Great selection of wines plus really delicious food. Comfortable atmosphere - perfect for a group dinner out or romantic date night."
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "Never had a bad meal at American Seasons. Menu is limited but the food is top notch. Went with three couples, on a busy evening, had a blast. I noted Noise Level as "Energetic" as it was this evening, but when the crowd is on the lighter side, the noise level is just fine. Note, that the lighting tends to be very low, but that seems to be the case in most restaurants in Nantucket. "
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "This has been a main attraction in Nantucket for over a decade.... Gets better every year! Impeccable attention to detail and interesting ingredient combinations. Most beautiful veggie ricotta we ever saw! More vegetables than risotto which we loved. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Food was very good but offset by TINY portions. Not a good value. Recommend for romantic occasion or super snobby foodies!"
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "We have been patronizing AS for years. It is one of our "go to"places, especially during the "shoulder" seasons on Nantucket. For us, it is much more a Spring/Fall place, rather than a place we'd visit during the August insanity. Tonight wasn't one of their best efforts. My salmon was just passable, and the sea scallop appetizer (yes there was just one of them) was wonderful but a downright miserly portion. We were able to find several wonderful wines at very attractive prices. The sommelier is doing their job well. We'll be back after the high season has passed us by."
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "This is one of the best restaurants and dishes I have had in the past few years. We had different appetizers, main courses, and desserts and they were all outstanding. The ambience was very pleasant, candlelights and low noise. The staff was competent and very respectful. We had our eight year old son with us, and he loved his courses off the regular menu. The service was very prompt without any unnecessary waits. We would definitely go back. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "We make sure to eat here each time we go to Nantucket. The food, atmosphere, service and unique approach are all without equal. Reinventing the menu leaves just enough from your last visit while also making sure your meal is unforgettable. Cannot wait to be back!"
    Dined on 12/8/2013
  • "We had a fantastic meal during our recent stay for the Xmas Stroll on Nantucket. Especially memorable were the Nantucket bay scallops-little nuggets of sweetness with that touch of brine from the ocean. Every ingredient in each dish was of the highest quality and the chef married the flavors together to bring out the best in each dish. We really enjoyed this restaurant."
    Dined on 12/5/2013
  • "Not easy to find something with short notice on Nantucket. This was a good choice in a sea of expensive restaurants. Nice ambiance, good menu, generally OK. Good but not memorable."
    Dined on 8/19/2013
  • "We love this restaurant. Orla and Michael do a great job. The menu is a challenge for those without imagination and knowledge of the nomenclature. Get past this and you'll have a wonderful meal."
    Dined on 10/14/2013
  • "Atmosphere and food was great and most of the staff was also wonderful. That being said, service was slow. At every stage of our meal, we waited eons. We ordered drinks before dinner and half of the group got theirs and then 20 minutes passed before the rest of the group was served. The table next to us sat, ate and left before we got our entrees."
    Dined on 10/5/2013
  • "We have eaten here many times and always find ourselves going back. Just a great spot. My only note would be it can be a bit dark at night and since the location is historic, the seating can be tight for larger parties of 4+. Otherwise, outstanding and one of our favorites!"
    Dined on 10/4/2013
  • "Celebrated my birthday with a group of friends. All 8 of us had exceptional meals. Excellent!"
    Dined on 10/4/2013
  • "This was one of the best meals we've ever had, and not just on Ack. We started with the kimche pancakes and Bartlett beet salad - both very tasty and balanced. For entrees we had the salmon and sirloin..both were a amazingly textured and delicious. Great wine selection to choose from and cannot wait to go back! Great for a romantic dinner on your 1 year anniversary trip."
    Dined on 9/24/2013
  • "We liked the charm and atmosphere at the restaurant. The food was inventive and well prepared. I had squab that was perfectly cooked, flavorful and juicy, however the portion was miniscule. I communicated that to the server after she asked how it was. I suggest a larger squab or two. The wine recommendation was outstanding and the desserts were very good. We will return and enjoy American Seasons again."
    Dined on 9/17/2013
  • "Another great meal at American season. Wonderful food, portions and service"
    Dined on 9/15/2013
  • "Attentive servers, creative menu, relaxed ambiance, impressive wine list. My only regret is waiting so long to try out American Seasons! It literally was one of the best meals I've ever had anywhere. I highly recommend the carrot terrine with burrata cheese and ginger-- so flavorful and innovative. I hardly ever stray from a standard beet salad that I order as an app wherever I go, but this was a welcome change. I also suggest the Flying Elvis for dessert. The chocolate ganache is sinfully rich and delicious! Can't wait to go back soon!"
    Dined on 9/15/2013
  • "We loved everything about our meal at American Seasons, but were disappointed the small plates weren't offered on the patio-only at the bar. That had been one of our deciding factors; however, what we did get was delicious, and the experience made it all ok."
    Dined on 9/12/2013
  • "Arrived early & loved the food & atmosphere. Even the salad was so delicious. Can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 8/29/2013
  • "We have come to American Seasons year after year and it never fails to disappoint - excellent food and service. Always a memorable meal and never a morsel left."
    Dined on 9/3/2013
  • "The food was outstanding... and it needed to be because the service (attitudinally) and the ambience (inside dining room) were fair. Good: My wife and I are foodies so we were not disappointed with quality of the dishes. The steak was tender and the sauces heighten the flavor. The vegetable risotto was interesting because it was made with farro. The kohlrobi soup was tasty. Bad: The tables (4 tops) are very close together; you'll be rubbing elbows with the next table and their conversation will be competing with yours so clostrophobics be warned. Also, there is no kid's menu, unlike other high end restaurants on the Island so I would recommend getting a sitter unless you want to pay $15 for the single "Chicken McNugget" like appetizer."
    Dined on 8/29/2013
  • "i have been going to American Seasons once or twice a year for several years. American Seasons has never failed to amaze my taste buds. Who woulda Guessed?; Should be the theme here. Thank you"
    Dined on 8/21/2013
  • "Its our 4th yr in Nantucket but first time to try American Seasons. Why did we wait!!! This place is wonderful. The service is fantastic - the barmaid was particularly helpful. The chicken nugget is to die for. Delicious. Lots of charm and a nice busy vibe."
    Dined on 8/18/2013
  • "Use to live on Island, have dined at American Seasons many times! Have never had a poor meal. Back on island last weekend, and reality was as good as memory! Great meal, wonderful service, lovely ambiance! Can't go wrong with American Seasons!!"
    Dined on 8/11/2013
  • "delicious - Day Boat Scallops Bartlett’s Farm Fried Green Tomatoes & Smokey Crayfish Butter terrific flavors - Summer Succotash & Fried Pickles hearty! - Farro “Risotto” Mushroom Broth, Summer Vegetables, Vermont Cloth Bound Cheddar, Soft Egg as a southern raised gal, the fried pickles and green tomatoes were spot on!"
    Dined on 7/10/2013
  • "The food preparation and presentation at American Seasons is truly exceptional. We've enjoyed some of the best restaurants on Nantucket, but none, in my opinion, are better than American Seasons. Our reservation at Figs at 29 Fair by Todd English was cancelled because of a gas leak in their kitchen. So, we all agreed to go back for a second time to American Seasons to assess whether it really was as good as we imagined earlier in the week. We all ordered something completely different the second visit, and it also was equally phenomenal. The service is as outstanding as the food, too. We particularly enjoyed the charming servers, three of whom are from Bulgaria."
    Dined on 7/6/2013
  • "The food was top notch. Menu might be limiting for some. I guess the only drawback I had was the place itself - old and I thought a little too dark. Just didn't seem very summery too me."
    Dined on 7/2/2013
  • "Honestly, one of the best restaurants I have ever eaten at from the ambiance to the service to the meal (the food was outstanding). Truly outstanding, and as a hard to please New Yorker that is saying a lot!!"
    Dined on 7/1/2013
  • "You get a real sense of Nantucket as the dining room is divided into small, quaint spaces and each table is hand painted with a game board lit by a giant hurricane lamp. Dark atmosphere and the table becomes your private world. The menu is outstanding and the food is better than the menu. It's a "Must" if you visit Nantucket!"
    Dined on 6/29/2013
  • "We celebrated our 25th here. It was the ideal choice. The right blend of food and ambience. Spectacular menu options (a tuna special put on the board due to a fresh catch that morning). Noise level was perfect for an intimate evening."
    Dined on 6/13/2013
  • "A lively and memorable dining venue with a very creative chef. Casual and sophisticated, but crowded with small tables. Excellent food and young attractive staff."
    Dined on 6/6/2013