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American Seasons

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251 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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American Seasons is situated in the heart of the downtown historic district of Nantucket. It has become a hugely popular restaurant, well known for its creative and thoughtful take on contemporary seasonal cooking, coupled with friendly , attentive service.

The menu focuses on locally grown ingredients, carefully prepared, cooked and presented in a natural style.

Featuring over 500, American-produced wines, American Seasons’ award-winning, hard-to-get wine list is admired and emulated across the country.

Chef-Owner Neil Ferguson looks forward to welcoming you through the door of this Nantucket favorite.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Open Seven days a week serving dinner 5:30-10pm
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(508) 228-7111
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AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Chef Neil Ferguson
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Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wine
What 251 People Are Saying
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4.5based on all time ratings
4.5
food
4.3
service
4.3
ambience
4.0
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1.0Dined on April 29, 2016

The worst service!! Rude waitress... Couldn't wait to leave!

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5.0Dined on November 30, 2015

Delicious food, sublime wine great service and suggestions from waitstaff and sommelier. A very warm welcome and a very memorable meal.

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4.0Dined on November 24, 2015

It is always a pleasure to eat at American Seasons. As the name of the restaurant suggests they tailor their menu to the season. I have never been disappointed with my meal and drink. The wait staff is attentive and knowledgable. Give it a try, highly recommended.

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4.0Dined on November 14, 2015

Love the ambience.
Our server was adequate but not the caliber I would expect at a restaurant of this caliber and reputation and considering it was a slow evening.
A bit pretentious.
The nicest and friendliest person was the girl who cleared our plates and reset... .
Limited menu but very high quality.

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4.0Dined on November 12, 2015

The meal was, as usual, fabulous. The venison cooked to perfection. Our waiter was witty, knowledgeable and spot on with his choices. A perfect Thursday evening!

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5.0Dined on November 7, 2015

We had an amazing experience at American Seasons on Nantucket last night. The service was friendly, attentive and fun. The food was all exceptionally executed. The best pork belly I have ever had. The restaurant is situated in a quiet neighbor and offers a very comforting environment. I strongly recommend it.

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5.0Dined on October 17, 2015

The restaurant was a short walk from our hotel. Far enough from the main streets, so a quiet, romantic spot. The food was really delicious - both portions & quality. The main room is a little small, so it would not accommodate large groups, but there is a large outdoor space. Nonetheless, there was privacy, and great experience. We will return in the summer months!

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5.0Dined on October 12, 2015

Chef Neil ferguson at American seasons is doing wonderfully tasty food! Definitely takes very good care of the ingredients he chooses to use. We were very happy with the service, the wine, and the food. The game terrine is amazing!

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5.0Dined on October 10, 2015

GO here if you like seasonal dishes that taste amazing.. AS is always changing the menu for each season and each dish is a huge hit. I had the beet salad and the venison and both were SO good. Great wine list and the servers really give you the impression that they love working there.. rare to find these days.

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5.0Dined on October 8, 2015

We ate at several restaurants over Columbus weekend and this was one of the best. Chicken was cooked to perfection and TASTY TOO!!!

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5.0Dined on October 1, 2015

This was our first visit to the restaurant. Food was outstanding. Service was very good. I would recommend end the restaurant for foodies.

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5.0Dined on September 25, 2015

I went back on my last night on the Island because I'd enjoyed it so much the first time and it was even better second time around. The restaurant is understated and beautifully lit, the staff are friendly and very helpful. I can't praise the chef and his team enough - the food was absolutely superb. I chose the leek soup - you have to try this - it is exceptional and comes with some theatre. The taste was amazing - so clever.
My favourite restaurant in the whole of the US!

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5.0Dined on September 21, 2015

Dining alone isn't easy but the team at American seasons made it so. Beautiful restaurant with subdued lighting and rustic furniture to compliment the relaxed yet elegant setting.
Amazing food - I mean amazing. Go there tomorrow.

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4.0Dined on September 19, 2015

We enjoyed our dinner at American Seasons. Food was prepared perfectly. One drawback is the menu is quite small, there was only one main course that a vegan who eats fish could order.
And there was only one appetizer special off the written menu.

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5.0Dined on September 11, 2015

I visit my daughter who is a "year rounder" on the Island of Nantucket. As this Island is a gathering place for the summer crowd it would certainly require a good selection of restaurants or it would be doomed to fail. American Seasons certainly fits the bill as among the best of the island's offerings. As I have been coming to ACK as the island is known, for a few years now, I have had the chance to sample some of its fare. A new chef owner has appeared on the scene in American Seasons and he has brought a restaurant, that was certainly no slacker in the past, up several notches. Among our delicious plates was the tuna tartar, the gnocchi, the rabbit terrine, the chicken Ballotine, the pork and the halibut. All were great. As the name of the restaurant implies, however, the menu changes regularly so these items may not be there when you arrive. However, if they are an example of the fare then you are in for a treat. The service was great. The noise level is loud so don't expect a quiet table in the corner or anywhere for that matter. But you're in for a very good night if you've got some friends you want to share great conversations and great food.

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5.0Dined on September 9, 2015

Like many Nantucket restaurants, American Seasons is small and quaint. Our server was friendly and the food delicious- we would definitely go back!

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4.0Dined on September 9, 2015

We had enjoyed American Season in the past and made reservations not knowing that it was now under a new ownership/chef. The food is still outstanding and so beautifully created. It is too bad that the place is so dark that one can only smell and taste the preparation and not see it. The terrine of rabbit and foie gras is a true taste treat in textures and flavours, but I could not tell what color of the plate on which it was served on or observe how it looked on the plate because of the lighting - a shame. Berkshire pork chop is also a great dish to try. Each dish is so carefully and uniquely created. This is not an inexpensive restaurant and the menu on the web site lists no prices, but perhaps the $225 per person for the Flowers Tasting Dinner (5/15) should have been a clue. The wine list is absolutely incredible, but it is almost impossible to find a red wine under 3 digits and it goes up from there. None of this seems to have any impact on the crowd that was there. The place was packed and seating is crowded in the main dining room. The table of eight behind us was spending well over $1000 in wine and most were ordering $45 entrees and were obviously not worried about the bill.

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5.0Dined on September 4, 2015

Service was friendly and spot on...ambiance cant be beat Food was amazing as always...

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5.0Dined on August 21, 2015

Tucked away on a side street, American Seasons is a wonderful restaurant to sit outside or in. Our meal and service were outstanding. I would highly recommend it!

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5.0Dined on August 20, 2015

Excellent food. Classic dishes with an original twist. Great service. Must go to in Nantucket.

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3.0Dined on August 16, 2015

We enjoyed this restaurant with some caveats. The food was good. Prices were high. Even the chicken was nearly $40. Least expensive wine was $60/bottle. No kids options. My daughter asked for a salad with no dressing. It came out on top of an oil emulsion. When we complained to the waiter he claimed that that is not dressing - just an emulsion! That said the ambiance was nice and the staff in general friendly.

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4.0Dined on August 14, 2015

They need to improve their wine list, but overall rock solid.

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5.0Dined on July 30, 2015

Our dinner at American Seasons was perfect. I had the heirloom tomatoes and the lobster salad. My husband had the sockeye salmon. We shared the chocolate and cherries for dessert. All four were fabulous. The vegetables were incredibly fresh and the flavors subtle and delicious. The chef is brilliant - every bite was interesting and a little different from the last. I wish I could describe it better. The service was friendly, timely and low key. Our waitress was just lovely. The atmosphere was romantic and upbeat. Everyone seemed in a good mood, and why shouldn't they be? I will go back every time I come to Nantucket.

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4.0Dined on July 24, 2015

This restaurant came highly recommended by the owners of our nantucket rental house. Food was creatively prepared and the cost was slightly less than many of the other nantucket eateries. We dined there our last night in the island after all our kids and grandkids left. It was busy but nice and quiet. Open Table made it easy to find and make a reservation Friday afternoon for Friday night dinner.

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4.0Dined on July 23, 2015

Great go to place. One of our favorites. Very unique.

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2.0Dined on July 23, 2015

Service was slow. Drink order took forever and when came waitress spilled two drinks on one of us dinning. The salad was very small and not very good. The main courses were fair at best. They did not even offer a comp for spilling the drinks or to pay for cleaning her clothes. Cross that off as a restaurant we will not return or recommend.

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4.0Dined on July 19, 2015

A consistent Nantucket standout. No shortcuts anywhere. They want you back, and to tell your friends. And you will.

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4.0Dined on July 18, 2015

Really enjoyed the new menu though it did not differ significantly. Food preparation and execution was delicious. The hostesses were friendly and accommodating and table service equally as good. Will definitely go back many more times b

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3.0Dined on July 17, 2015

We were interested in returning to AS for 2015 given its new chef and menu changes.
The restaurant is a tucked away from the hustle bustle of Nantucket so we like it for its quiet.

We had a 6 pm seating on a Friday evening, and were promptly seated. The problem came when we were seated in a basically empty dining room next to a table of young not-so-well-behaved children with their parents. We tolerated it for about 10 minutes and then we asked to move to another area of the dining room which was much better.

I will never understand restaurant staff who don't have more common sense when it comes to seating!

Our martinis were excellent. And, the entrees were good.

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5.0Dined on July 4, 2015

The service is attentive and friendly. The sommelier knows his stuff and his recommendation was excellent. The menu changes seasonally and we have never had a bad meal! We always look forward to our time at this restaurant!

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3.0Dined on July 3, 2015

Be sure to request a table in the restaurant when making your reservation, otherwise you will find yourself sitting in the unattractive porch area.

Check your bill carefully – I was charged for two bottles of wine that I never ordered.

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4.0Dined on June 29, 2015

Very nice ambient room with cosy tables We were a threesome seated at a cute pillar type arrangement which was perfect for us. Pretty interesting menu the gnocchi was excellent and so was the summer squash soup. The entrees could have had more options I thought. No lamb or quail and only a ribeye for the beef ?! I got the pork which I thought oddly our server wondered how I'd like it cooked ..? I'd never been asked that about pork before... We had a delicious Sancerre also

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4.0Dined on June 28, 2015

We had a wonderful dinner recently. The lobster salad was generous and delicious, and the squash soup was wonderful. EXCEPT both contained cilantro although I'd been assured they did not. The manager even kindly came to our table to insist that it was impossible! I know some people love it -- or can't taste it -- but I'm not one of them. That was the only downside to an otherwise delicious meal.

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5.0Dined on June 12, 2015

American Season has been a favorite restaurant since it started with the East/West/North/South menus years ago. We had forgotten the chef from Galley Beach had started this season, and we were expecting the beautiful, small plates from the past so my husband and I ordered both a starter and an entree. We were so surprised at the amount of food that came -- still beautiful and excellent tastes, but more than expected! My husband had a rabbit fois grais terrine and I had a salad of wild leeks, peas, and morrels. Both were outstanding -- I didn't eat the fingerlings that cme with my salad and my husband couldn't eat all the terrine. For the entree, my husband had barley risotto with morrels and ceps. I had the artic char with parsnip puree. The char had that crispy crispy skin and a beautiful broth as well as puree and morrels. There were also "candied" baby parsnips which I left because it was too much food for me. We are an older couple -- younger folks would find the portions perfect! The server was very knowledgeable and interested in what we thought of the food, but service seemed a little slow -- maybe since it's the start of the season!

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4.0Dined on November 28, 2014

American Seasons never disappoints. We eat there regularly throughout the year. They are very accommodating (we have booked parties of 8) and the service is outstanding. There is nothing on the menu that will not be enjoyed, and the menu changes regularly.

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3.0Dined on November 28, 2014

Regardless of the charm and the ambience, our evening at American Seasons began poorly as we entered guided by the hostess and a woman who turned out to be our server stepped in front of me to try and block my entrance into the dining room and asked if she could help me (stop me). She then very impatiently took our order - borderline rude! All through the meal, she was surly and unfriendly. One knows things are not good when one has to practically get up from the table to ask for WATER!

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4.0Dined on November 8, 2014

We are annual Nan vacationers but haven't dined at Amer Seas in a few yrs. It was lovely to return in the quiet of Nov. The menu offered fish, beef, pork and chicken entrees that were inventive and leveraged seasonal vegetables. I had the Seas Green salad -huge with pecans, dates & was lightly but perfectly dressed. My husband had the Scallops which were AMAZING and tho he shared one with me, I was jealous : ) and wished I had ordered it! For entrees, he had the Cod and loved it & I had the Beef Rib which was cooked perfectly medium rare but I wished for another potato churro & maybe a bit less of the celeriac. My one wish for AS is a more approachable wine list, we ordered just glasses though we were planning to enjoy a bottle.

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3.0Dined on October 25, 2014

service was slow, waitresses not very helpful, and snobby.

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3.0Dined on October 18, 2014

American Seasons continues to be one of Nantucket's best restaurants..but I believe the menu is getting too complicated. Be prepared for a complicated menu.

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5.0Dined on October 11, 2014

One of the best dining experiences, we've had! Perfect atmosphere!

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