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About American Tap Room - Bethesda

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.

7278 Woodmont Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

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

Cross Street:
Elm Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(301) 656-1366

Website:
http://www.americantaproom.com/

Parking Details:
Parking Garages available for a fee.

Executive Chef:
Steve Mannino

Additional:
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.

American Tap Room - Bethesda Ratings and Reviews

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2.7

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3.2

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3.1

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2.9

Noise

Moderate

56% would recommend it to a friend

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Service was terrible and food was mediocre

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 (Washington DC)·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.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Great brunch!

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vip
 (New England)·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.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 16, 2017

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

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vip
 (Washington DC)·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.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 26, 2017

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

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vip
 (Washington DC)·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.

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 (Washington DC)·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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Nashville)·Dined on June 4, 2017

This would have been a great Sunday get together with old friend but server
Kept interrupting because she wasn't familiar with menu. Didn't know what went with what, forgot to take our order of side dishes etc. Frustrating.

Tags: Live Sports, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Comfort Food
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Waiter was terrible. Bartender and other wait staff had to do his job for him because he was AWOL for most of our meal. Other than that, the experience was pretty good. Food consists of pretty typical pub/bar fare.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Mother's Day brunch was excellent. Good food, large portions, attentive and friendly service. Just what we hoped for!

Tags: Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Food was sub par at best. Waiter was pleasant but admitted he was exhausted. Was glad to leave.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 27, 2017

We celebrated my son's birthday with family. Everyone was pleased with their food: my grandson's steak was very good, my son and daughter in law were happy with their planked salmon, and I enjoyed the skillet jambalaya. Our appetizers and mojitos were also very good, and we shared two desserts among the 4 of us--one of them on the house because it was for a birthday celebration. Service was very pleasant and good. The ambiance is not fancy, but pleasant and not too loud.

Tags: Casual, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 23, 2017

Ordered shrimp and grits which had good flavor although the grits were a little underdone. The server was very friendly and prompt. Reasonable prices and a reasonable place to meet a friend for lunch/brunch.

Tags: Great Beer
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 21, 2017

Our server was wonderful. My one complaint is the wine list. It is pretty low grade and all the whites are very light, even theChardonnay. I would expect more.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 8, 2017

very average food, good option for families with no reservation on saturday night

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 4, 2017

I enjoyed the food and the drinks were great . My first time eating at the tap room but I will be back

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Cozy
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 9, 2017

What happened to the grilled ceasar salad? That was my favorite! Yikes it's gone.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 4, 2017

Not many vegetarian options or healthy options available.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 21, 2017

Meal took forever to arrive. One meal came out and after 5 minutes manager came and took it away after it had been put on the table "incorrectly" (despite being the correct thing). When asked if they were going to give it to someone else (in violation of several health codes), he claimed that they were going to take it away and throw it away (???). A few minutes later, two other meals came out, the manager returned the same plate of food he had just taken. Then a few minutes after that the last meal finally came out. Later in the meal, the bartender brought a beer that had been ordered, followed a few minutes later by the waitress with an accidental duplicate. After leaving it on the table for about twenty minutes, she came back and tried to take it back to the bar. (Again- why? If to reserve- health code violation, if to trash, why??)

Service was slow, perplexingly bad, and the manager was terrible and combative when challenged on mind-blowingly ridiculous behavior. The food was ok, though largely cold as though it had been sitting out for quite sometime, despite coming or in dribs and drabs after a ton of time.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 16, 2017

We went for lunch on a Monday afternoon, felt like we had the place to ourselves. Really enjoyed the food, service and ambiance. We both had burgers and fries, and a beer. Nothing special - just simple well-crafted meals. We will return for dinner.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Comfort Food
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 15, 2017

I love this place for brunch! It's right in downtown Bethesda, so it has a great location. They recently changed their menu, but it's just as delicious as before. Also a great spot to watch the game at the bar!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Casual, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 2, 2017

We made reservations for our party of 6 to celebrate an engagement. I can imagine on weekends and during major sporting events, it could get very loud. But we had a more intimate experience with less noise and sat at a booth that was perfect for our group. We were there for about 3 hours, brought our own dessert, and the service throughout was excellent. I would highly recommend American Tap Bar for a great hangout spot to meet up with friends - great ambiance, amazing food, fantastic service.

Tags: Fun, Live Sports, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Experience and service was nice. But the drinks were watered down and my medium rare steak tasted like iron and burnt on the corners. Salad was really salty.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 23, 2016

Food was pretty good, however the service was awful. The restaurant wasn't very busy however it seemed as though the waiter forgot about us. Took an hour just for us to put in our order, but once our food order was placed the food came out within 15 min. Would recommend but make sure you're patient and have time on your hands.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 23, 2016

Great food! Great service! Definitely going back!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 17, 2016

We've been going to the American Tap Room for many years. Between our last visit and this past Saturday night, they redid the decor. Gone are the fabulous comfy wing chairs that helped to make dining there so much fun, as well as the cool LED-lit menus and the attractive wall decorations. It now looks like a not-very-interesting chain restaurant. The service was outstanding, but the food was just okay. Tap tap shrimp appetizer was great, as usual, and my husband said the shrimp jambalaya was excellent, but we both agreed that my rosemary chicken was cafeteria quality, and my asparagus was overcooked. Our son was happy enough with his sliders. I can't see much reason for us to return, with so many other options for better food right in Bethesda. This is really too bad, and I hope that the American Tap Room will bring the quality of its food up to the level of the quality of its service.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 15, 2016

Venue was loud due to the bar being close by seating. Service could be improved. My server wasn't as attentive as I would like a server to be.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 15, 2016

A can of cold beer with a hot rare, came well go back

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 30, 2016

Always a good time, but a bit disappointed with the new menu/decor. It seems to have taken a step down in ambiance. I ordered a dirty Caesar with salmon. The portion was large, a good thing, but it seemed to be just thrown on the plate. It was bit unwieldy. In addition, I thought the lettuce might be grilled because it had some brown spots. I realized it wasn't grilled, just yucky lettuce. Too many croutons. Another person had the Salmon sliders - there was no arugula or garnish. I think the menu said it would have something on it. The chicken & waffles was good - like the boneless fried chicken. We must have been the only table our waitress had in the side room because she seemed to struggle to get over to us and I could see her serving tables across the restaurant. Poor station assignments. Miss the trout & crab soup on the menu.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 26, 2016

Beer was way too warm. I got the beer flight. None of the beers were cold like they should be.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 23, 2016

food was good. however, for a tap bar, they were out of many of the beers they had on their menu

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 23, 2016

Terrific brunch. The eggs Benedict, ATR breakfast and French toast were great. Very nice, pretty, quiet and cool place on a hot day.

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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on July 15, 2016

Food was very average! There was nothing about this visit.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 3, 2016

My wife and I visited on a Friday afternoon hoping to take advantage of the nice atmosphere offered by eating in downtown Bethesda. Unfortunately, the atmosphere was not what we expected. We ordered salmon and my wife had to send hers back because it was undercooked. While they did not charge for the meal we were disappointed because we still need to find someplace to eat. The drinks, on the other hand, were good. They had several good beers on tap and served them promptly. However, we both felt the drinks were not cold enough.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 30, 2016

We have been here before, but, this night was definitely off. Service spotty, orders wrong and several courses served to you at the same time - a very rushed feeling. No that enjoyable.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 16, 2016

Parking via an enclosed parking structure directly behind American Tap Room. For a Saturday evening, it was pretty full so a popular place. Recommend getting reservations ahead. Seating was via stuffed leather chairs--very nice and food was outstanding.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on April 5, 2016

My friends and I had a great time. Mike our waiter was great!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 21, 2016

We ordered the sirloin steak and the Greek Turkey burger. The steak had a nice flavor to it but the burger was very dry. The Irish brownie was the best part. We had a very polite server so at least that helped but I wouldn't go out of my way to go back.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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