American Seasons

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
American Seasons is situated in the heart of the downtown historic district of Nantucket. It is a well loved neighborhood favorite, amongst locals and visitors alike, well known for its creative and tasty take on contemporary cooking, using island grown produce where possible and coupled with friendly, attentive service from the welcoming dining room team.

The small, intimate bar serves delicious hand crafted cocktails, beers and an impressive by the glass selection of wines, alongside a small list of tasty bar snacks....a hidden gem on the island.

The award winning wine list provides a choice of really approachable, carefully selected wines, pre dominantly domestic, with some stand out selections from Europe and beyond, catering to all tastes and budgets.

Chef-Owner Neil Ferguson looks forward to welcoming you through the door at American Seasons... to relax, unwind and allow his team to take care of you for the evening.
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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Neal and his staff are wonderful. The food was amazing!! Thank you!!

EL
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dinner at American Seasons was truly enjoyable. Our server could not have been more accommodating. She let us sample multiple wines before making our final selection. She was attentive and made numerous recommendations which steered us in the direction of some really outstanding dishes. It was restaurant week so we did have a limited menu but each dish was delicious starting with the squash soup, which was beautifully plated. The Pearl Barley Risotto was delicately flavored but delicious. The Crisp Skinned Giannone Chicken dish was as advertised -- crispy skin on the outside and tender and juicy on the inside, accompanied by creamy potatoes and roasted Brussel sprouts. And dessert was the real treat -- vanilla creme brulee with strawberry jus and lemon "Posset" which was a lovely cream with plump blackberries and Maldon salt and candied Meyer lemon. Simple and delicious. This dinner was one of the highlights of our October break in Nantucket. I would happily return to both the restaurant and the island!!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the most delicious meals we’ve had on Nantucket! Great service, beautiful wine menu, such fun and unique decor! Amazing atmosphere!!! Can’t wait to go back!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

The service was extremely slow. It took over 2 hours just to get out main course and 45 minutes to get cocktails

L
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved our recent dinner at American Seasons. The food, service and ambiance were some of the best on Nantucket. Don’t miss out on an evening here.

KB
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Our last night in Nantucket this trip. We saved the best for the last. American Seasons was terrific.

ZR
Pittsburgh
11 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

My halibut entree was good, but my wife's fluke dish was most unimpressive: the salad was badly over-dressed and the main item was barely more than capers slathered over the fluke, for $46!

The service started out fine, but by the end of the evening, our waiter was nowhere to be found, either when we wanted to order desert or get our check.

PG
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Food, Great Times!!!
Great Staff very friendly!!!

MM
4 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Haven't been here in a few years. Had a lovely meal, attentive service and like the ambiance. Only negative comment would be the prices- they've really crept up since our last visit.

BH
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food. Wonderful old fashioned. Wonderful service (Isabel). Great dining gem.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Charming location with a cozy atmosphere. Max, our waiter, was lovely. Food was delicious!! We had the fluke and lamb. Both were absolutely delicious. The dessert- a chocolate custard with a Bouchard and caramel- was to die for. Have no idea what a prior review is talking about- dining room was very clean- no odor. We loved it.

JH
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The setting is very romantic and cozy. The service was good and the food well presented and delicious. Can't wait to return.

LA
New England
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals I've ever had and the service was excellent. I'll be dreaming of that meal until our next trip to Nantucket!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great!

SM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was very good and served with great professionalism. We were also happy to find a restaurant that still believes it's OK to start their patrons off with a little warm bread, and it was delicious!

OT
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Honestly one of the best seafood meals I’ve ever had. And the service was top notch. Incredible experience overall. Highly, highly recommend. This is a gem in Nantucket!

P
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food and service but the restaurant was noisy.

K
New England
5 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Charming atmosphere with delicious food, great wine & professional nice service.

C
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Love the restaurant, but it had a tired end of season feel. For example, it smelled a little as we walked in. And the terrace seating looked like a dusty picnic. I felt indoors the dirt was hidden by low lighting. Sorry to criticize because I could see how hard everyone was working. But when it smells bad, it's hard to enjoy the food--and really trust the hygiene. I will wait for cooler weather to return.

F
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was beyond perfect! The apps, dinner, wine, dessert, service and atmosphere all outstanding.

c
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Very nice place, consistently good food. A gourmet restaurant, with average to small portions. Eat slowly & savor. Very good wine.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 4

Service was the best characteristic of the evening. The fish entree with greens was swimming in sauce and salad dressing and minimized the flavor of both. The gazpacho was good, but not like described and more like a bisque with the crab overpowering the gazpacho.

As far as price ...a bit too pricey for the quality of the meal and when comparing to many of the most ‘popular’ onNantucket.

Service was excellent and ambiance very delightful.

G
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A lovely restaurant with interesting, delicious offerings, and a warm, thoughtful staff. Our meal there was the best we had on the island.

CJ
New England
10 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a lovely dinner 'toute seule' this week. My waitress could not have been more attentive and thoughtful and professional.
The halibut was wonderful as was the beet salad.
I really enjoyed the Chenin Blanc that I chose.
The only less than positive comment I must make is that I found the pricing quite high for
a less than generous serving.

MN
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great menu, service and ambience. The traffic from the Regetta Inn was terrible though :)

OT
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We had a lovely meal, excellent food, and great service!

SB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

A delightful spot a few blocks off the main part of town and WELL worth the extra walk. Their seasonal menu was wonderful and the food delicious! Drinks were very well crafted as well - highly recommended as one of the best in Nantucket, from someone who has sampled most of what's available.

A
New England
18 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Like an old friend, we have found the food at American Seasons to always be reliable and delish. This time did not disappoint - every dish was on-point and oh so good, service was prompt and served with a smile and the food arrived in a timely manner. We have been coming here for many summers and will continue to do so.

BT
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I only have good things to say about American Seasons. The place has an intimate and welcoming feel and remained relaxed and quiet throughout our time there. The food was the star of the show at every turn and continued to impress. In a town where there are lots of distractions I enjoyed the focus being on the food. It was highly enjoyable! The service was excellent as well, which really made it an all around great dining experience.

JM
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. We loved our waiter, Max!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a reservation and arrived about 20 minutes early and they were able to seat us right away. The service was excellent and the food was fantastic.

TO
Orlando
20 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service from Chris! Nice wine list by the glass! Food was delicious!

OT
Grand Rapids
16 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Quaint atmosphere, small menu with unusual items (lambs neck). Good service. Did not fill up until 8:30 or so on an August Saturday. I was somewhat concerned when a prime time was a available on Saturday AM. Would return.

P
Birmingham
10 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food with a nice setting

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chris our waiter was amazing!! Food was outstanding

MF
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A Nantucket favorite. Great service. Original food. Always a pleasure. We have two teenage kids with food allergies and they are always helpful and provide us with safe, quality meals for our kids. A terrific place!

K
New England
6 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic food and service. Lower and less brighter lighting would have improved the ambiance inside 100%!!

H
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fresh local ingredients, great chef, great cocktails

T
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I have dined at American Seasons every year since 2003, and I have to say this Summer's menu was really a delight! My partner and I enjoyed all the dishes we sampled including our shared desert and would be happy to come back and eat it all again! The staff was helpful, and unintrusive, and the room is cozy and comfortable, but the food was the star! Thank you.

Scott Duncan

G
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food fabulous ….. Scallop appetizer unbelievable... Will dream about!

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