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American Seasons

4.5
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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Phone number
(508) 228-7111
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Payment options
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
value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

It was a wonderful experience as was our first visit. The ambiance was exquisite, food was delicious and the service was impeccable.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Another great meal at American Seasons! The Duck was fabulous. A great start to another "season".

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3.0Dined on December 3, 2017

IT WAS NIGHT AFTER CHRISTMAS STROLL AND JUST KIND OF REGULAR...EXPECTED MORE WOW

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5.0Dined on December 3, 2017

Great restaurant,stellar wine list, pricey. Only negative was we were served two small pieces of bread, charged $18! We really weren't asked if we wanted bread and there was no mention on menu or by the server.

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5.0Dined on December 1, 2017

Once again best meal! Thank you Ameican Season, for the amazing food.

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5.0Dined on November 27, 2017

There were few restaurants still open this late in the season on Nantucket, but we were directed here by our hotel. It was a great suggestion! The waiter was very helpful with both food and wine selection. The food was lovely and the ambiance quiet and conducive to conversation. I would recommend to friends and return myself.

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5.0Dined on November 27, 2017

Best food on the island. Always wonderful. Love the cozy space. Been coming to ACK for 21 years. Food is pretty good everywhere. But American Seasons is a stand out. Miss Racheal terribly!!!! Bring her back.

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5.0Dined on October 27, 2017

Delicious food, and the entire staff was wonderful!! Highly recommend!

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4.0Dined on October 23, 2017

I went with my husband. We had nice quiet conversation. The staff was friendly. Our female server seemed shy and new, but a well-seasoned male server was able to describe the dishes and make tantalizing recommendations. The menu had to be explained to us, as it was so creative that it was difficult to imagine. We ended up sharing two appetizers and one entree and one desert. All was very tasty and ALL was made in-house. I would definitely return.

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5.0Dined on October 21, 2017

Picked this spot to celebrate our wedding anniversary based on the good reviews. Really pleased with both the food and friendly service. The place was very cozy and would be ideal on cold winter evening. My husband and I both agreed that it was fantastic. We will definitely return during a future visit!

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3.0Dined on October 21, 2017

Food was excellent which is the most important thing. Service was pretty poor- lack of experienced waitstaff. My friend and I were mostly ignored for the majority of our dinner. I couldn't even get a refill on a glass of water - waited 15 minutes for that. Skipped dessert and walked to the local ice cream parlor for a scoop instead! Cheaper and served with a smile!

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5.0Dined on October 21, 2017

We thought the dinner was creative and very seasonal. Though both of us were not a fan of the bacon rolls. It is the first time in a long time that both of us had trouble picking an entree from several good choices. We will be back.

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5.0Dined on October 5, 2017

Wonderful staff and excellent food in a nicely restored very historic home.

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4.0Dined on October 2, 2017

Well paced service with delicious offerings that were very well executed in perfect portions. We finished everything including dessert!

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3.0Dined on September 30, 2017

When we arrived, we were seated on a Terrace that was enclosed by plastic sheeting. It was a very cool night and while the area was warm enough, cozy it was not. We asked to be seated inside and were told we had to have specified indoor seating for that to have happened. We then asked To sit in the bar area and were told it was full. When we left, the bar was empty and there were several empty tables inside. Dinner was delicious and our waiter was excellent but none of us would return. We do understand that a restaurant must take care of its regulars but we definitely felt marginal. Too many other excellent choices on this beautiful island.

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3.0Dined on September 24, 2017

Very pricey, small portions

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5.0Dined on September 21, 2017

A wonderful meal from start to finish. Lovely romantic ambiance. Exquisite gourmet fare. Charming service. Highly recommend!

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5.0Dined on September 13, 2017

We had a delicious meal at American Seasons; it never disappoints, and the service is exceptional. Can't wait to go back

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5.0Dined on September 12, 2017

Fantastic food, cozy atmosphere, and just overall great!

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4.0Dined on August 28, 2017

Need healthy (not heavy cheesy entrees) for vegetarians. More options for tween/teens.

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5.0Dined on August 20, 2017

The most incredible dining experience I have ever had. Amazing food, ambiance, and service. Went for our anniversary and worth every penny

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2017

Really great and very romantic atmosphere. Service was top notch. One of our top 3 go to restaurants on Nantucket.

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5.0Dined on July 13, 2017

We had an early dinner reservation so we could make a 7P performance which left us with the odd situation of being the only diners. We were treated like royalty and enjoyed a delicious dinner. These folks know how to cook fish. I appreciated the wine suggestion. We will be back when on this beautiful Island.

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5.0Dined on July 9, 2017

Excellent food and service

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2017

We celebrated our 18the wedding anniversary. The experience was exceptional.

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2017

The food is really special ... unusual pairings with wow factor in presentation and flavor. Portions are right-sized. Wine selections terrific. Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2017

One of the pleasures of "Restaurant Week" is getting a wonderful meal at a bargain price. My wife and I have been to American Seasons on quite a few occasions over the years and this was one of our best meals ever there. Great service and ambiance.

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4.0Dined on June 9, 2017

Overall, very good. We went during Nantucket Restaurant week, so menu might have been a tad limited. Had the Ricotta Cavatelli and the scallops to start- -both excellent! And the apple cake for dessert was delicious. They received an overall 4 star rating due to semi-rude hostess (she made a crack about "oh, web reservations, then you'll be outside"...in a negative tone) and waiter was a little snooty when I commented on the entree having a bit too much sauce. Easy walk from Nantucket center. Would recommend!

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2017

Always make certain to visit here when on the island. Very cozy and amazing food.

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5.0Dined on June 5, 2017

Food was top-notch. Sea scallops were the best I can recall having. The lamb neck was incredibly tender and cooked to perfection. From the bread to the dessert, everything seemed to be done with particular attention to detail and it showed through in presentation and flavor. Service was as good as the food. Highly recommend this place.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2017

Lovely dinner with my parents. Food was delicious and innovative. New server was very gracious.

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4.0Dined on May 28, 2017

The food was spectacular . Wine was great but extremely overpriced ( think of 300% mark up ) . Service could use some improvement which I hope occurs as the season progresses .

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2017

Amazing experience from beginning to end at American Seasons!

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4.0Dined on April 28, 2017

Love the atmosphere even though a bit noisy. We were all very disppointed in the appetizers. They were basically inedible. Very odd combinations of things that did not work and over dressed. However we were reasonably satisfied with the entrees. It is a fun lively place but food could stand improvement.

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5.0Dined on April 24, 2017

We visited nantucket on our honeymoon and went to American seasons our second night there. By far one of the best meals we had on the island. The food was perfectly cooked, seasoned appropriately and we really enjoyed our window seating. Overall we had a spectacular meal and I would not hesitate to return again. What a luxurious yet comforting menu... something that is not always the norm in causal fine dining. Thanks so much

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2017

We sat at the bar and had a bite. Our bartender could not have been more friendly or helpful! A great spot!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2017

Another great meal with terrific hosts. Rachel is about good as it gets as a host and Neil's preparations are unique and world class.

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5.0Dined on December 10, 2016

We visited for the first time on their last night of the season...and we are already planning to return next season. It was absolutely incredible.

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5.0Dined on November 4, 2016

The food was wonderful: creative and delicious. From appetizers to the entrees to the desserts, each dish was very well prepared and the service excellent. Our only "but" -as I see another diner mentioned -- was the wine list. It was very expensive and in several cases, felt overpriced for what the wine was. The restaurant would do well to have a wider selection of wines at more reasonable prices.

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4.0Dined on October 20, 2016

American Seasons has been a favorite of ours for many years. The food is well prepared and presented, the service attentive and the ambiance cozy and warm. Our only difficulty was with the wine selection. Although the choices were good, it was difficult to find more moderately priced wines. This is fine for a special occasion, but would discourage us from coming more frequently.

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