American  Seasons
American Seasons

American Seasons

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.americanseasons.com/
  • Phone: 5082287111
  • 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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
American Seasons reviews from OpenTable diners
39 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
romantic (29)fit for foodies (26)special occasion (24)notable wine list (20)neighborhood gem (19)great for outdoor dining (11)hot spot (9)good for groups (6)kid-friendly (3)vibrant bar scene (3)late-night find (2)scenic view (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Never disappointed!
    Puppykay
    Dined on 8/11/2013
    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!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • delightful
    Jenn
    Dined on 7/10/2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nantucket's Best
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 7/6/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was top notch. Menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 7/2/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Honestly, one of the best
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 7/1/2013
    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!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Nantucket Must
    ReneeVIP
    Dined on 6/29/2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary
    Rickran
    Dined on 6/13/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Creative menus
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/6/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great but super slow bar.....
    LizkVIP
    Dined on 4/27/2013
    Always a favorite when on Nantucket...... Just can't figure out why it takes 15-20 minutes to get our drinks from the bar.....have to have a drink before going next time and not be in a hurry for the next one!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Perfect Dinner - Historic setting.
    JohnVIP
    Dined on 4/27/2013
    A terrific meal in an elegant enclosed porch. The Char was perfectly prepared but surpassed by my starter - the scallops on a fried green tomato. Would have had 5 portions of this - quite amazing. My companions meal was equally impressive, smoked trout followed by pork tenderloin. Very fresh food, great flavors, elegant presentations. My only negative complaints, the plastic folding chairs (it is a porch) were not a match to the elegant setting. In addition, a large group of young girls in a bachelorette party were lively and fun to observe, but a bit too noisy for me.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nantucket at its best!
    Orelse
    Dined on 4/27/2013
    Exquisite presentation, lovely 'Nantucket' ambiance. Attentive, helpful waitstaff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This was a very disappointing
    MoxieMVIP
    Dined on 4/27/2013
    This was a very disappointing evening. The Menu was challenging, the preparation not great and the service laughable.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The wait staff was not as
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 4/14/2013
    The wait staff was not as attentive as other restaurants on the island. However, the food was terrific.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beautiful Winter Eve in Nantucket!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 12/7/2012
    We have been eating at American Seasons for years but this is the first time we were there in the winter. The fall menu was delicious, hearty, and flavorful. The ambiance was romantic and festive with the approach of the holiday season. It was a lovely evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • the food was inventive and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 12/1/2012
    the food was inventive and tasted delish!! Service was friendly but knowledgable!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful, wonderful meal!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/1/2012
    Wonderful, wonderful meal! We couldn't have asked for a better dinner!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We have been going to Am Seasons
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 11/23/2012
    We have been going to Am Seasons for 20 years and were so disappointed. The menu is not regional any longer and the portions are ridiculously small. My son (12) had a $37 steak which was three small strips of Sirloin. My husband had the pork loin which was equally stingy and not even well placed on the plate. We wont go back. Too many new and better restaurants on the island.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful and eclectic menu.
    KRenee
    Dined on 11/21/2012
    Wonderful and eclectic menu. The service cannot be beat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • American Seasons has the most
    AckDebVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2012
    American Seasons has the most creative cuisine on the island!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beautiful meal at American Seasons
    freshfoodieVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2012
    Our dinner at American Seasons was the best dinner we had in Nantucket all year, and that is saying something with so many outstanding restaurants here. We had the Duck, Cod and the Pork, all outstanding choices. We highly recommend the charcuterie appetizer. Service was lovely.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 3rd time here. Inventive,
    CdMlocalVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2012
    3rd time here. Inventive, fresh, local food, intimate service, with a strong Nantucket splash of attitude. Love it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overrated, Pretentious & Overhyped
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 10/6/2012
    We went to American Seasons with high expectations. Highly recommended and reviewed, I have rarely been so disappointed with a restaurant. The space and energy were nice, but the menu and the experience were extraordinarily pretentious, even for Nantucket. The menu simply tries too hard. I'm a foodie, and this was just, well, weird. Instead of introducing a foodie element into the new presentation of a dish, American Seasons is all foodie elements and, in the case of the "risotto" (quotes theirs, not mine), very little actual food. If you're on Nantucket and looking for a memorable, special dinner occasion, give American Seasons a wide berth. Ignore the hype and seek excellence elsewhere. You won't find it here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • As good as ever
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/4/2012
    We enjoyed our dinner at American Seasons very much. We were shown to our table by the ivy-covered wall of the covered patio immediately upon arrival. The service was outstanding and very personable. My husband had the pork belly appetizer and I had the smoked tongue. Both were delicious, melt-in-your-mouth experiences. As an entree, my husband out ordered me with the tobacco rubbed duck. It was subtle and sublime, perfectly married to the sides that it rested atop. My sirloin was perfectly cooked, but tough. I should have followed my instincts and gone with the fish. We have been dining every year at AS and have never been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We ate here twice in a week
    willtravelforfood
    Dined on 10/2/2012
    We ate here twice in a week and the food was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great service and food! Couldn't
    LesleyRN
    Dined on 9/22/2012
    Great service and food! Couldn't say enough positive!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We always have a fabulous
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 9/12/2012
    We always have a fabulous meal at American Seasons!!! This summer's three visits were no exception! What DID change this summer was the service. Upon arrival, it took far too long for someone to arrive an take a drink order, fill our water glass, offer bread, butter, and / or olive oil. This same lack of attention was repeated throughout the meal. Our waiter/waitress who took our dinner order was delightful and attentive but the "extras" were somewhat less stellar.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We have been to American Seasons
    RegularVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2012
    We have been to American Seasons several times. The food is always spectacular, and we recommend the restaurant to anyone who asks our advice on where to eat on Nantucket. This visit the waitress was very slow from the start. It took almost 15 minutes to get my husband's before dinner drink and my wine. Fortunately, we were not in a hurry because our entrees were equally tardy. We had to ask for bread to be brought to our table when we saw other tables enjoying theirs. The noise level is high, but the ambience is so appealing that we look beyond that. We will go back and continue to recommend it. Hopefully we will have a more attentive waitress on our next visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food is just sublime.
    Kadi
    Dined on 9/4/2012
    The food is just sublime. Blood orange margarita is DELISH
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We ate with a wine affectionado
    FancyThatVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2012
    We ate with a wine affectionado - so it was on his list of restaurants to try. He seemed happy with the offerings on that score. As for the food, my delicate summer squash soup was garnished with diced radish - a harsh contrast which detracted from the dish. My entre was an overcooked, thin ribeye steak with way over-rosemaried potatoes. Overall, I'd say they tried too hard to use what they had available and did not marry the flavors well. Sorry - but we have had better dinners there in the past.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food over the top, but after
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/3/2012
    Food over the top, but after 4 visits, drinks are always late to the point you cancel or waiter is apologizing. Shouldn't take 25 min for a martini when rest. Is 1/4 full. Just wrong when staff asks for menu choice before drinks arrive!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Really nice meal and very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 8/25/2012
    Really nice meal and very inventive menu. Big improvement since the last time I dined here. I appreciated that the wine prices were reasonable compared to some other local restaurants and the list was really good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Controversial reviews. This
    RobertVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2012
    Controversial reviews. This will not be one of your great meals of 2012. Lunch at Chanticler in Sconset was better food and charming atmosphere. Wine "book" is massive, with many half bottles and magnums, even if compromised with many "off" labels and some poor vintages. Service is OK for a large place but service is mixed. Food -- menu choices were each overly complex, slightly artsy fartsy. For me, each choice had one or two ingredients that "spoiled" it, so I settled for salad of fresh green, pecans, goat cheese and a less overly complex scallop dish that was above average if not memorable. In sum, this would not be a top place in NYC, DC or Boston but is "good enough." Patio tables must be requested in advance. Good luck.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was fair. No menu for
    Ginacap
    Dined on 8/11/2012
    Food was fair. No menu for kids. Our 4 kids (ages 8-15) didnt find anything appealing on the menu.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • If you try too hard to innovate ...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002
    Dined on 8/10/2012
    We were disappointed . . . repeatedly. The carrot soup did not taste like carrots. The grits had no grit. The suckling pig seemed mushy. The bread pudding had too little pudding; it was mostly dried bread cubes that were embarrassed to be sharing a dish. The room is quite dark and noisey. We found it difficult to hear our waitresses. The waitresses had their scripts down to pat, but their enactment seemed insincere. The wine list is terrific. It inlcudes only American vineyards, but they are good ones and a few of the wines are unusual. Hold onto your wallet, however. The lowest price for a bottle is around $75 and the upper end is $830.
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    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • American Seasons was supposedly
    wolverinetraveler
    Dined on 7/17/2012
    American Seasons was supposedly one of the best and most popular restaurants in Nantucket, but most in our party of five were disappointed. it was barely 25% full when we left at 7:30, leading me to wonder about the the popular claim. The restaurant tried very hard to be gourmet, but missed the mark. I felt the value for the money ($90 per person) was very poor. The online menu looked interesting, but I should have been forewarned when no prices were shown. Each dish had the main ingredient (salmon, scallops, etc.) and several esoteric accompaniments. The flavors of the secondary ingredients overwhelmed the main ingredients. This seemed to be the case across the board on the dishes ordered by our group. Wine list was very expensive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nantucket's best
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/8/2012
    We have eaten all over the world and have enjoyed some fantastic meals but the meal at American Seasons equaled or surpassed most. We had the ricotta gnudi and the pork belly appetizers and the scallops and the risotto main courses. The gnudi were feather light with lobster, fresh peas and tomato fondue, the pork belly was accompanied by pickled peaches. The scallops with smokey crayfish butter were exquisite and the faro risotto with tomato, vegetables and cabot cheddar was rich and full of summer flavor.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best Restaurant in Nantucket
    compudocVIP
    Dined on 7/7/2012
    This is our #1 restaurant in Nantucket. We think Michael Lascola is the most creative chef on the island, and in preparing pork dishes, he might be the most creative chef in the US! (And we think this is why you "eat out.") American Seasons also has an outstanding list of primarily American wines with a wide range of prices along with a very knowledgeable sommelier Orla Lascola. The service is also outstanding even on the busiest night. Our only complaint is that the noise level can get quite high on busy nights during July and August; we love to go there most in May, June, Sept, Oct, Nov and early December. (It's usually the first and last restaurant we visit when we come/leave Nantucket). 5 stars on everything but noise.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • American Seasons is Simply the Best
    PBdiningVIP
    Dined on 12/9/2011
    Absolute perfection all the time. Seasons never disappoints. Truly a stand-out among fabulousness, as there are really so many great places to dine here on Nantucket. American Seasons is special, however, and each time we dine here we end up talking about the dishes for days.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • American Seasons Nantucket
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/26/2011
    It was a busy holiday weekend and we were excited to be able to get a reservation throughout open table at American Seasons......the restaurant itself is in a great location in Town and is very romantic at first pass. We ended up being seated out in the outside covered porch area which was very cold and the seating was folded plastic seating. They did however have an outdoor heater. I was very dissapointed in the staff. I felt they were very unfriendly. The food was edible but over the top. There were wayyyyyy to many flavors going on that it was hard to know what you were eating. Overall not a good experience and I wouldn't go back.
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    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Been there many times, and
    QuietDiner
    Dined on 10/28/2011
    Been there many times, and it is always wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet