The food was great and so
The food was great and so was the Patron margarita. Only complaint was the black & tan came with bass or Sam Adams instead of Harp as requested and the white sangria came with a lime instead of mango. Loved the fried chicken and waffles and the spinach salad.
4/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
All of the food at the brunch
All of the food at the brunch buffet was, at minimum, good, and was often very good. I would defnitely recommend the establishment to a friend, and I fully intend to return.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food and good energy. Service was excellent despite our waiter being overworked!
5/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
very nice neighborhood establishmen
very nice neighborhood establishment. excellent list of draft beers. food fresh and tasty. good service. music played was awful and much too loud. not conducive to a pleasant dining experience. no other complaints.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice Friday night
This was the third time I had been to ATR but first time at night and first time dining outdoor. We had reservations and were seated right away. Our table was adjacent to the sidewalk. Which was good for people watching but not distracting to our dinner. Service was really good. The food came out timely, and was presented well. The only slight I would give the service was the server did not bring the food herself. Therefore, they did not know who ordered what. Not really a big deal. Our table had crab cakes, trout, ribeye, and salmon. All was good but the ribeye looked a little tough. Maybe not the best place to order a steak. I've also had the swordfish and the pork chop. Both were very good.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
We Will Be Back
ATR! was a great spot for our "couples" date. The food was delicious and the service was attentive without being in our face all night. The pretzels are a must btw. A great spot with great food
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always A Good Night Out
My wife and I keep coming back to ATR. The ambience is upbeat, fun and has a sophisticated feel. More often than not, the service is good and prompt. ATR is very large and has 2 patio areas with beautiful fire pits. It’s great for a romantic night out. The menu is diverse and suitable for even picky eaters, while also being reasonably priced for the area. I love the fried pickles, the pretzel with their crazy dips and the chicken and waffles. However, my favorite thing is the cotton candy. It’s not on the menu, so you have to ask for it, and it’s worth it! In the end, the ATR is our fall back place to when we want to go out, and can’t decide on where to go. You can count on it being a good night out!
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great neigborhood Find
Beautiful restaurant indoors, the size of the place is deceiving on the outside and huge on the inside. It has comfortable seating and excellent food. The bar is separate from the restaurant so it is nice and quiet and on the other side is a larger sports bar with lots of seating. Looks like it would be great for a large group to hang out and watch games. Best of all it is a non-smoking establishment so no smoke will be inhaled while you are enjoying your meal in the bar or the restaurant.
Try the Bavarian pretzels and dips while you are there.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
It's a bit pricey, though
It's a bit pricey, though it's worth it because of the friendly ambiance and the attentive service. My salmon was a bit undercooked; I should've ordered the flat iron steak instead.
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a good Time!
The food and the drinks are always fabulous at the American Tap Room. I got a seasonal menu item, the jumbo scallops with sauteed succotash and whipped mashed potatoes and it was delicious. I am a regular and I have been rarely disappointed with the service and the food.
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
I scheduled a business lunch meeting at the American Tap Room - Clarendon. In my online reservation request, I noted this was a business lunch and asked for a quiet spot. The hostess had picked out a great spot in the dining room and went to great lengths to make sure it fit my needs. The hostess and server were very knowledgeable, friendly, and attentive. The manager came to the table to make sure everything was great. The food here is good. I have only had a couple of items on the lunch menu, but they have been very well prepared.
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved the pretzels. Interesting salad option as well.
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Easy getting to, excellent service, food was tasty - cocktails especially so! Very reasonable pricing. Recommended without hesitation.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a very nice dinner.
We had a very nice dinner. We were chilly after being outside all afternoon. Temps had dropped quite a bit so we decided on ATR for all the firey warmth. When we were seated, we changed seats several times looking for somewhere not directly under an AC vent on full blast. Next, the soup of the day was a chilled tomato basil soup. Once we got situated and had our nice warm dinners we were fine and could enjoy the view of the outdoor fire.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pleasant outdoor dining
As always, food was good - could have been a little hotter at delivery time to table especially since it was a Monday evening and not busy. Service was good and the outdoor seating area very pleasant.
9/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant does an outstanding job of offering tasty gluten free versions of many of their delicious entrees.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Warm vibe and phenomenal food
The name and exterior of this restaurant are quite deceiving. Expecting a bar-like scene with sub par pub appetizers, I was surprised by the warm, rich interior of the dinning area. The LCD light up menus were a cool twist adding to the trendy yet down to earth feel. Service was average but every dish that we ordered did not disappoint! You cannot go wrong with any of the steak entrees. Also notable was the arugula and mushroom salad.. I added chicken which was cooked to a succulent perfection! Place was not overly pricey for Arlington. I would highly recommend to anyone looking to for a comfortable yet indulgent dinning experience!!
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very Good (as always)
While I had not been to this particular location, I have dined at other American Tap Room locations. The food is great as expected. However, I found the service here to be better than at some of the other locations.
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Good but not great!
I've been to this restaurant a few different times but always for dinner until this past weekend. The soft pretzels with cheddar ale/ bacon dip is AWESOME. I recommend it at any time of the day. We went for brunch and the restaurant was pretty empty which is surprising for that Clarendon area. I got the chicken and waffles as it's labeled a "staple" on the menu… but it was far less than amazing. The chicken AND waffle were overcooked and dry. I wouldn't suggest ordering it to others. We've been there for dinner before and the place was packed and food was awesome. Main takeaway- go for dinner and skip brunch. :)
Note- this could have just been an "off day" for the chef/waitstaff.. but wanted to be honest!
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food selection. The make your omelette station was the best!! The pumpkin filling with the French toast lacked a bit of flavor but the French toast itself was tasty. Bottomless mimosas for an additional 10 dollars with the buffet great!!
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM