Small but diverse menu. Menu
Small but diverse menu. Menu changes seasonally but seems to keep old favorites. We tried the swordfish (new to the menu that evening) and found it very fresh and well-prepared. The staff is very friendly and accommodating. Great bar for small groups to get together and share appetizers and drinks.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Emily was very attentive and
Emily was very attentive and very professional. We had a wonderful meal and will return again for brunch.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Went with a few girlfriends
Went with a few girlfriends for brunch and it was the perfect way to begin the day! The ambiance was nice and the seats were very comfy! I heard about this place from a blog and they were rated very high for their brunch. They recently changed their menu and we wanted to try an item off of their old menu that was online. They were very accommodating and let us order the roasted mushroom & goat cheese omelet which was absolutely delicious. I hope they bring the omelet back! Also, highly suggest ordering their powdered sugar donuts! Will definitely be going back again!
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Bllie Joe was very nice. Our
Bllie Joe was very nice. Our meeting went well and I am sure that is because of the fine service and good food.
4/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Really enjoyed the food and
Really enjoyed the food and dessert, had a great waitress.
4/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Down Town Bethesda Spot
Great salad and seafood. Had the Salmon and it was very good. I have also had the ribs and they were nice as well. We have gone many times.
A bit noisy in the room to the left and near the bar. Room to the right is much quieter.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
What a find!
I'd heard good things about the American Tap Room many times, but never went there! However, after experiencing it for myself, I'm now a big fan! It was fantastic! My date and I really enjoyed ourselves and plan to go back there very soon!
4/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
I took my family here for Mother's Day dinner this year, and, after having a very hard time finding a place that wasn't totally booked or needed my credit card to make a reservation I settled on American Tap Room. Food was great, Mom was impressed, and we sat in these big fancy chairs...like the ones the put in waiting rooms sometimes, or really nice offices. It was perfect, because after we ate we sat and chatted a while and didn't feel like our backs were going to die. Two thumbs up on those chairs!! (in full disclosure, though, not every table has them, call ahead and request!!)
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food + ambiance + service
First time dining at American Tap Room, based on high rating by OpenTable. The food, service and atmosphere were very good. One thing I insist on for dinner dining is comfortable seating. We had a booth so that was great. One small thing -- we wanted to use our iPad to look up something but could not connect to the WiFi. But, the main reason for being there was the food and environment and service -- which all were outstanding. I can understand not having WiFi available during dinner time as many people just "camp out" - usually solo -- and take up valuable seating that the restaurant needs to turn over in order to survive. So, the local coffee shop meets the connectivity needs, and after dinner coffee. Highly recommended.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. I've been 4 times this year, and each time the service is remarkable. The manager on duty always makes a point to visit the quests, and make sure we are happy with our meal and service. The chicken and waffles are incredible! I would pick this over anything on Bethesda Row!
6/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
We went to ATR for a business lunch. At first, we were set at a booth, but as soon as we asked for a table, they put one together. The staff was very attentive and knew the menu well. The lunch menu was very good. I'd definitely recommend the pretzels!
7/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food, good bar
American Tap Room has a varied menu with well-prepared comfort food and a nice variety of salads. The beer list is interesting and the restaurant is always lively. Outdoor tables are available and a large public parking garage is next door. The back-lit menus are a clever touch. The service is variable, but certainly acceptable. My only recommendation for the restaurant is to revisit the recipe for succotash - the last time I looked the dish includes lima beans and it does not include enough hot spices to make your lips numb. I appreciate creativity in the kitchen, but this particular experiment doesn't work. At the very least, the wait staff might mention that the dish bears no resemblance to the Midwestern favorite.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pleasant ambience and decent food
All in our party of three took advantage of the $10 lunch specials. This is a good lunch deal in the Bethesda neighborhood. It was easy to converse without raised voices and the service was very prompt. We enjoyed our salads, and an appetizer hummus was a very generous portion, easily serving 2.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food, but please have
Good food, but please have more purely vegetarian options.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were pleasantly surprised!
We were pleasantly surprised! Great food, nice setting, solid service. I ate the flat iron steak over arugula salad on a piece of toasted focaccia bread and it was delicious! My husband ate the scallops and said they were really tasty! The only critique is the price for 3 scallops was over 20 dollars, had a fourth scallop been on the entree it would've been perfect! We will definitely be back!
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
My friends and I were searching for a new unpretionous place for dinner, to unwind afterwork and we found it here. The atmosphere was inviting, the food was terrific, with some unique items, such as 'fried deviled eggs' which were quite tasty. Service was attentive, I would definitly recommend it..
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lunch in Bethesda
Third time eating there.....always great food and service....lots of construction south of restaurant making it harder to find a parking place....will visit whenever I am in town!!
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Brunch was great and low-key. There was a huge community festival going on but the restaurant was quiet and peaceful. Our waiter was charming and very attentive. Great food (brunch was much tastier than their typical menu).
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
The American Tap Room in Bethesda is a good choice for a relaxed dinner. The food is not elaborate, but it is interesting with nice combinations of flavors. The wine list is short, but with some good choices. The beer list is longer and interesting. The room containing the bar is lively and noisier, with a number of TV's. The back room is quieter and more clubby.
11/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
ATR is one of our favorite
ATR is one of our favorite spots for a casual meal or brunch. The food is good, service is friendly and attentive and the atmosphere is laid-back. You can follow sports on one of the many Tv's in the bar area or have a quiet meal in the dining rooms.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM