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American Tap Room - Bethesda

467 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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This is American Regional Cuisine at its classic, pub-inspired best. The food is fun and what we like to call “approachable”. You’ll also enjoy some twists on the classics with taste-inspired ideas like our Dirty Caesar Salad and Greek Turkey Burger. At the American Tap Room we believe in using local ingredients as much as possible and, yes, everything we serve goes well with beer.

Ranging from weekend brunch, to a casual lunch outing or an after-work gathering in our bar, each dining experience is uniquely enjoyable.

Enjoy your time with us on our outdoor patio, inside by the fireplace, or by booking an event in our private room.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Sunday 10AM–12:00AM
Monday 11AM–12:00AM
Tuesday 11AM–12:00AM
Wednesday 11AM–12:00AM
Thursday 11AM–12:00AM
Friday 11AM–2AM
Saturday 10AM–2AM

Brunch every Saturday, Sunday & Federal Holiday.
10AM - 3 PM
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Phone number
(301) 656-1366
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Steve Mannino
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Cross street
Elm Street
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Parking details
Parking Garages available for a fee.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, American Tap Room - Bethesda can accommodate all of your special event needs.

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What 467 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
1.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Aweful. Food was terrible and so was the service.

vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
1.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

The waiter was awful, the noise level unacceptable, the time between courses horrific and the food lousy.

ChantelC (Baltimore)
2.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Food was sub-par at best. We ordered truffle fries and watch a table get the same thing as us, but double the amount. Also portion sizes were not worth the price and came almost cold to the table. The server took 10 minutes to get us the bill and we were sitting right be the register. The manager checked on us more than our waiter did. Will NOT be returning.

vipNick (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

Ingredients are listed for their foods, however not all ingredients are listed. For example as an appetizer we ordered the Bourbon Street Flatbread which on the menu listed the following ingredients: Andouille Sausage, Peppers, Cajun Chicken, and Fontina Cheese. However there was no mention of onions or celery. We sent the flatbread back because of this and asked for a new flatbread without onions. 20 minutes later a second flatbread was brought out but it was a completely different flatbread. We then had to send that one back as well. Another 20 minutes later the correct flatbread without onions had been sent. Of course by this time everyone had finished their meals and were ready to pay. Although the manager was quite friendly and attentive, our waitress was not. In the end, we were still charged for the flatbread.

JPBronco (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on January 5, 2018

It was a Friday night and the place was pretty dead. The host didn't understand what OpenTable was and just tried to sit us. We skipped the empty dining area and sat at the bar instead. The bar was understaffed and had to wait with empty glasses each time. Our food was slow to come but tasted well.

MackSandyDaddy (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on December 27, 2017

Everything was great; our server was greater than great. Food was good; drinks were excellent.
The only down-side: the chef does not easily understand "rare" and "well done," so if you care, take a little extra time with your fine server and ask him/her to make clear to the kitchen what you want.

vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
1.0  Dined on November 11, 2017

Service was terrible and food was mediocre

vipGreat (Washington DC)
1.0  Dined on October 22, 2017

We have ATR another try, even after being totally ignored last time. But two picky kids and a desire to see sports on TV limits choices, even in Bethesda. Waiter was nice but quite interested in his personal phone which he checked constantly. We sat in booth near kitchen and watched as our food got cold. And man, was it cold. I think they simply can’t find good help, but they won’t be getting any more money out of us.

vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on October 8, 2017

Great brunch!

vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
2.0  Dined on September 29, 2017

Nice atmosphere, but food came out wrong three different times! Made for a very disjointed meal. Manager comped my entree but ruined the experience of eating out.

OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
2.0  Dined on September 15, 2017

My food was under cooked, not the best service. I would not recommend this place.

vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
1.0  Dined on August 28, 2017

Food quality was extremely poor.

Aside from the overall food quality, one of our party asked for hot water and what was served was a brownish liquid that looked like it had been through a coffee filter.

vipDuckie (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on August 25, 2017

Easy dinner spot with a nice opportunity to enjoy the evening at the sidewalk tables.

vipNatash (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on August 12, 2017

This restaurant once had a breakfast buffet in the weekends. This was the reason we came. However the this has become a all you can eat brunch. Where you pick from a brunch menu. It is definitely not the same experience of a nice weekend brunch.Instead you have a confused server that really tried his best but it did not work after all.
the level of the food was really poor. and this became also an expensive way to eat brunch.
So definitely not recommended. This was our last visit to this restaurant.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on August 4, 2017

American tap room has a great location. We've attended then Reston business several times. This location was good as well. There dirty Caesar salad with Salmon was excellent.