The Americano
The Americano

The Americano

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.hotel-americano.com/
  • Phone: 2125250000x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12pm - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 6pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 6pm - 12:00am; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 8am - 4:00pm; Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 11:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mexican, French
  • Executive Chef: Joseph Buenconsejo
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Entertainment: Live music from Jazz to Bosa Nova swings our Sunday Brunches from 12pm to 4pm.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 10th avenue
  • Parking: No
A word from The Americano
Boutique hotel nestled near The Highline in emerging neighborhood of West Chelsea.
Serving French fare with Latin flare to the art, fashion and design world in a modern, sleek and relaxed atmosphere.


The front bar is the perfect place for a cocktail before dinner.
The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner six days and offers weekend brunch, Sunday only brunch is served. Outdoor dining is available seasonally.

Note: Parties of 8+ require a Credit Card Authorization form to be filled out in order to guarantee the reservation. Please provide an email where the form can be sent.
For reservations at LA PISCINE (the rooftop restaurant with a view) please call 212.525.0000
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The Americano reviews from OpenTable diners
70 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4
    Service3.7
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
75% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (26)neighborhood gem (25)romantic (25)fit for foodies (24)special occasion (22)good for groups (21)great for brunch (19)late-night find (13)great for lunch (13)hot spot (12)scenic view (11)vibrant bar scene (9)notable wine list (2)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Good times.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    The restaurant service was excellent! I wasn't that crazy about the lobster that I ordered and the portions were a bit small. I wasn't expecting family style portions but for the price I thought we would get a bit more. The guac and chips was good though. The experience overall was good.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience!
    JLC55VIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Get the Sea Bass! One of the best preparations I ever had!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Livents
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Excellent restaurant. Modern. Food portion can be larger. But nice experience overall.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food,design and fair prices
    Baba1956
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Its never comlicated,anywhere, to find a great resto against a high price. Finding good food and reasonable priced is more complicated , in Paris and NY alike. The Americano is having a original menu with great choices. We ate an superb ceviche (14usd) and kale salad as appetizer and both dishes were tasty and really nice. Main dishes A Poulet fermier and King crab. The Poulet (29dollars..)was original and gorgeous . The white Sancerre was a great white and reasonably priced. Design of the restaurant is sympa and comfortable. Outside area not nice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Place to go
    Yepp
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    The design of the restaurant is modern and chic. Food is good and the environment is perfect for an intimate date.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • indoor/outdoor dining
    Artnut
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    lunch indoors was fair...would highly recommend outdoor dining for this restaurant rather than the underwhelming indoor space. menu interesting.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Okay food/service. Fruit flies.
    NYCdiner
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    While the ambiance and restaurant itself looked promising, the buzzing of several flies close to my malbec and in our general area quickly turned me off. The watermelon salad appetizer was acceptable but the steak entree really underwhelmed. From the pungent (garlic) chimmichurri to the inability to cook the steak "well" (it was rare even after asking them twice to put it back on the grill for a while). All of this, after flagging down the waiter several times (he was not at all attentive) and paying a $5 up charge on the restaurant week price, confirmed that I will not be back nor would I recommend this restaurant to others.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • hotel restaurant
    Jimm
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    The food was excellent, but the worst service we have experienced in more than a decade of eating out in new york. Forgot our wine. Had to ask for bread. Water never refilled. Had to ask twice for missing dessert and twice for bill. The whole meal took twice as long as usual for a lunch (nearly 3 hrs). And every table seemed to be returning the bill for errors. On ours the wine was overcharged from what was listed on the menu. At that point we cut our losses and paid no tip (never done that before!). Actually the bus boys were very nice; just the waiter was in need of some serious training.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not worth restaurant week
    MaxM
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Restaurant week menu was feeble, and the only exciting item on the menu in terms of entrees (steak) came with a $5 surcharge, which is pretty absurd for a three item prix fixe. Food was good. Servers were nice but slow, and didn't fill up water regularly. Lovely layout and super empty at lunch time which was great. Would come back, but not for restaurant week.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    The brunch is delicious. They had live music and it created such a lovely, fun and swanky atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not worth the hype
    Mlumi99VIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Cool decor is all this place has going for it. The food, coffee and tea were disgusting. My stomach is still not right.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ambience Galore
    Gigine
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Americano restaurant had wonderful ambience. The various textures and materials worked well together like the marble with black glass and black & white leather seating, soft lighting. The food was delicious- I loved the coffee flan and watermelon salad. The background music was jazzy and smooth. Great vibe.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    JenniferVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    If it weren't located in the heart of the Chelsea gallery scene, this spot surely wouldn't get the traffic it does. The service is very confused. Mixed signals, unclear roles, no follow through -- no training. The bread, always an indicator, is clearly purchased frozen, and I don't mean parbaked. It comes burnt to a crisp ("we toast it to fluff it up," a server explained), and if you request it "fresh, not toasted," it comes cold and dry, tasting like cardboard. The empanadas are good but overpriced ($15 for three small). Other dishes are mediocre and overpriced. For a great evening, reserve Red Cat for dinner and the rooftop bar Piscine at the Americano for an after-dinner drink. Please avoid this restaurant.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • restaurant week
    bdurnwald
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    I'm not sure if it was the rw menu our the service at Americano that made me feel just "meh". Nothing stood out about my ceviche app or pork loin entree. The waitress seemed like she could care less and never checked up nor did she give any as to why our food was so slow (compared to everyone else's table) in coming out. There are too many gems to go back for aNother round on this one.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food not matched by service
    debT
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    We went for a Restaurant Week dinner, but before dinner we went to the rooftop bar for a drink. The drinks were quite good, the view really nice but the service.....maybe we were just not cool looking enough, but we were basically ignored. That level of service unfortunately continued downstairs in the restaurant (The Americano), where the waiter could not have been less interested in us. The food was very good, but having to pry information out of the waiter about the menu put a damper on things. Then, aside from serving us our food (with a pretty long time between main meal and dessert), he basically disapppeared.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very trendy
    Toots
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Great atmosphere combined with excellent food and service. Definitely recommend the Chilean Sea Bass and the side vegetables are the best compared to any 5 star restaurant. Appetizers are a bit spicy. Enjoy the mojitos.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lovely views
    Shoegirlnyc
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Had a nice time enjoying the view at La Piscine on the roof and then dinner in The Americano. Food and drinks we very nice and we enjoyed the service and atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Only one unisex toilet!.
    Alg13
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    I cannot understand why such an upscale restaurant would have only one unisex toilet to serve both the restaurant and the hotel lobby. This definitely detracted from an otherwise pleasant albeit expensive lunch experience with an old friend.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Everything was great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We went for the first time with a deal from Gilt but we would come here anytime for drinks or a meal. The service and food for just what we needed fir a relaxing weekend celebration... Great relaxed vibe with a diverse downtown crowd.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 51 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service3.8
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 206 reviews are from the The Americano reviews archive.
  • Absolutely divine
    hchan46VIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    My boyfriend and I were celebrating and found a great Travelzoo deal. It was an amazing deal because the food was absolutely delicious. Cocktails are great (and dangerous because they are so yummy). Service was beautiful. Thanks for such a great night!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food undistinguished
    Allan
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    Enjoyed drinks at the rooftop bar. Balmy summer evening, view west somewhat restricted but nice view east, Empire State glowing. Downstairs, food was fair-to-middling. My companion had a raw tuna salad appetizer, which was quite good, the best plate of the evening, in fact, including what I ordered, which was lobster salad--lobster over quinoa--which was mediocre. The lobster pieces were tasty but the texture of the quinoa provided an unpleasant combination. I had the halibut, which was bland. Had to repeatedly ask for lemon (for the lobster salad as well) and salt (not provided on the table). The bread was fine. Overall, seems to be a deficiency in the use of spices and seasonings. My companion also had the kale salad, which was bland.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Worst service EVER
    JulesVIP
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    The service was so extraordinarily bad that it ruined what otherwise would have been a good meal. Side dishes arrived AFTER main courses were finished. They were requested at least 4 times. Drink and food portions were unusually small. Prices were exceptionally high.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A great surprise
    Luv2dine
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    We dined here with a purchase from travelzoo. My expectations were not very high, but I was very surprised. The food was fantastic. We ate at Le BerNadine the day before and actually enjoyed the food at The Americano more. The staff was friendly and service was great. Will definitely return without a coupon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • yummy food, awkward service
    ebrodeoVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    we stood around for 15 mins looking for someone to seat us. the servers didn't know how to seat us so we sat ourselves and ordered a delicious brunch. the eggs benedict is yummy!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Slow service, bad food
    Tifflin194VIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We had high hopes for this place as the weather was beautiful and we were sittig outside. But the service was so slow and disorganized, and the food was so mediocre, that we were really disappointed. It's fine if you're staying at the hotel but I wouldn't eat there otherwise.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Cool place, great food
    Rupla
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Had delicious Chilean sea bass, which is hard to find in restaurants these days. The place is very minimal and tastefully decorated. Service is not wonderful, but the atmosphere is. And so is the location right by the high line. The place is perfect for wearing that little black dress, which is what a lot of the young women were wearing. Shared a delicious apple tarte tatin for dessert. Dinner and drinks can be on the expensive side, with a nice selection of interesting cocktails at $15 per drink.(the usual for NY) The mango tequila combination with a peppery rim was really good, the sparkling wine concoction "ze bubbly" was not. Great place overall.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant and right for the occasion
    A234
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    One of our party was attending a conference at the Javits center nearby. The staff very kindly accommodated our party, starting with 2 of us for lunch at 1pm, with a third joining us an hour later. We really appreciated their efforts and patience, as we were there for two hours. The cocktails were fantastic and so was the chilled pea soup! Delicious bread was served warm and although there were a few hiccups in the food service, overall it was a great experience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food, but room to improve
    NYCfoodie22
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Food and drinks were great. That said it was a 3 hour dinner event. Very slow kitchen.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding meal
    Lovegoodfood
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Meal was one of the best we have had. The food was delicious and presentation was exceptional. Service was excellent too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 4/28/2014
    Loved everything about this place. Awesome food!!!!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Live music was Icing on the Cake
    lmsinn
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    Five gals plus one 1 1/2 yr old baby came for brunch and it was delightful. We came mainly to see Grupo Irek, the Cuban salsa band, and though it was not really a dance scene like we were hoping, it was elegant, bright, somehow quiet but you could still hear the music perfectly, and overall a great experience. The staff was so friendly and super nice to the baby. I will definitely be coming again for brunch.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great romantic experience
    Privatedinner
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    This a great classy and elegant restaurant, quiet great food and good service.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    We enjoyed our meal here. We had a Gilt City voucher and what we saved compared to what we got out of the deal, was well worth it! I would certainly go back! Fresh, quality food and fun flavors and choices. It was a wonderful night!
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, average service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    The food was absolutely unbelievable. Very interesting mix of Latin French food, we loved every dish. The service was not the best, not sure if this is just my experience or standard to the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Downgraded by Travelzoo
    Juanita
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    We had reservation for 3. After seating I mentioned that we had Travelzoo voucher and the disposition of the server changed she brought a different menu which was not disclosed in the Travelzoo voucher. We waited a long time for the apps and the food and we had to ask for utensils. She didn't appear as attentive. The bill was still $115 minus the $70 travelzoo coupon. I didn't realize the deal offered drinks at the rooftop Artico. We received the drinks at dinner, but it would have been nice to go to the rooftop. This is a place people stop for dinner and then go to their next spot. Small portions to be $30 a plate. If it wasn't for Travelzoo I probably would not have gone, I don't think the restaurant would mind that.
    Special Features:
    Late-Night Find, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mixed experience
    MattF
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    Having bought an offer here to enjoy rooftop drinks we were disappointed to find the terrace was closed. A bad case of false advertising. Starter was much too salty but otherwise food and service were good.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Off night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/14/2014
    Usually the food and service are good. Not this night.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great spot for outdoor brunch
    Mila
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    They have a small patio and great brunch menu that can satisfy everyone - eggs, amazing acai bowl and smoothies. Both, eggs and bacon and healthy eaters will be happy with the menu. Everything was fresh and tasty.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Would go back for sure...
    KaiTravelingBear
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    Would go back there in a heart beat. Food is great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Four of us dined on a Saturday
    JoeR
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Four of us dined on a Saturday night with each ordering a different entree. All were excellent. Great food was matched by fine service.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate