American Seasons

4.6
649 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 649 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Away on ACK for a few days..food was fantastic, great service, and great atmosphere!

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vipAVID
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambience was so cozy and warm to celebrate our anniversary- and the staff was so incredibly friendly

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Ellie
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dinner...scallops and the white asparagus salad...superb food & Brittany was a delightful attentive server. Top notch, cozy & comfortable!

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BarryF
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Never had a bad meal here. Every dish is so tasty Andy prepared perfectly. Great wines by the glass and excellent, knowledgeable servers.

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vipStevo
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Had the scallop appetizer and halibut entree which were both amazing!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
9 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely seasonal dinner out with our daughter and her friends. She is vegan and the kitchen accommodates❤️
The cocktails mad good as always.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place to celebrate my wife’s 60th Birthday! Would go back 100 times!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fresh and delicious and I love that the portions aren’t overwhelming! The only issue was the noise level…loud even by NYC standards. There was a wedding or bday party going on in the main dining room wish they’d keep those off on the porch where the noise is less contained? Otherwise great.

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DianeM
Jackson Hole
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! Can’t wait to go again.

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vipHealthspeaker
New England
463 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Thank you for making me look good. We were taking our dear friends from Nantucket who were our weekend hosts. The food, as is usual, was terrific. The service helpful. The porch became noisy towards the end of our time there as a large group was seated, but was generally acceptable. We will be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were beyond outstanding!

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vipheatherL
New England
13 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vibe, busy and fun!! Great Fall choice in Nantucket

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JohnF
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Appetisers were very nice and a few unusual ones which was really good to see. Dessert was again original and very nice (Quinze trifle). My wife’s risotto was very nice but my pork shoulder was a touch dry but otherwise tasty meal.
I would definitely recommend and would go back.

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EricS
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Our overall experience was fantastic. However we were greeted by a not so friendly “hostess” who was doing double duty as a waitress. We understand they were without a host, but being rude to the customers as they were checking in is just not right. We are in the food industry ourselves and understand the stresses that come with it. We waited for 20 minutes without even being acknowledged even as she was a few inches away. A simple “be right with you!” goes a long way. When one customer asked about their table, she scolded her and said “can’t you see me running around trying to set it?” She was quite rude. Our server, however, was wonderful and very attentive.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly waiter and delicious food in a beautiful setting. Cocktails were a bit bland, which was different from our last visit!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best meal we had this week. The service was impeccable and the food was beyond ! What a delicious dinner …. The flavors were on par with the season… a truffle halibut! And sticky toffee pudding for dessert.

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vipSandraI
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious. The chicken dish was outstanding

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MichaelS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food is excellent. The service very friendly. The menu was very limited. Even for Nantucket the prices are very high.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were running late for our reservation but we’re greeted
With patience and delicious food. We were never rushed although we were the last ones in the restaurant. The food was exquisite. The drinks were equally on point. Would highly Recommend

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vipAlanC
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu is always creative/innovative, but American Seasons particularly shines in the fall.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
12 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Nice meal, interesting flavors. Nice staff.

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viplizzie
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Food was good but not great, compared to some others in the area. Overpriced, as was the wine. The wine list was decent.

LM
LaurenM
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service in a quaint little building! will go back.

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viprmclark
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

imaginative, well-sourced, and balanced dishes, great combinations for texture and visual appeal. knowledgable and friendly staff and service.

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KathyR
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic! Our waitress was amazing! Wonderful experience!

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vipLisaB
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing good, service and ambiance!

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annieflowers
Salt Lake City
19 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Overall a nice dining experience, but nothing special..
Food is very expensive, and at least 1 server was very
Brusque and impolite.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience3

Our server was great but we felt very unwelcome when we first arrived. The women that greeted us was very rude and not pleasant. Our dinner was made better by our server and food but the our welcome has left a bad memory.

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Falldinner
New Mexico
9 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

sItting in the 'outdoor' area, with a heater and a comfortable amount of people, dinner was fabulous. great wine, appetizers, and Halibut! A go to place every season. Cheers to a good winter for everyone.

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JEFFERYS
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and presentation was superb. We would definitely return. Wait staff was very friendly.

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vipriker
New England
31 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding meals!!!

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Kaleigh
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was outstanding and the food and cocktails were out of this world good! Also, love the atmosphere!

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vipSherylyn
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing!

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vipDotman
New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

The food was outstanding but the service was deplorable. They apologized for having to wait an 52 minutes to even be given the apology for the wait. Ridiculous excuse! No excuse for not bringing bread or water refill for that entire time. Terrible!!!

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vipFreddie
Washington DC
48 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience as always

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vipAnnF
New York Area
101 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The restaurant had a wonderful atmosphere with comfortable seating. The salmon and the halibut were excellent, as were the squash soup and beet salad.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Waited 10 minutes for waiter to come. Sat 90 minutes before entree came. Waiter didn’t check on us for over an hour. I know they were understaffed but they should have told us they couldn’t handle the crowd and we would have gone elsewhere. If we would have canceled on them, they would have charged us $100. It was supposed to be a special celebration for my wife’s birthday.

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ACKlew
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We have eaten at American Seasons often over the years. You can count on it for excellent, well-prepared food and drink, and for good service. Last night--a Tuesday--it was a full house but no less excellent.

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KyleS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent food, exciting menu, don’t skip the dessert

BH
BobbiH
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was great! We would go back in a heartbeat if we were not leaving soon.

FAQs

American Seasons is rated 4.6 stars by 649 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.