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About Permanently Closed - American Tap Room - Clarendon

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Enjoy classic pub fare alongside something new and interesting with a visit to the American Tap Room in Clarendon. With a bar and dining room, it is a family-friendly spot to enjoy the latest in artisan and craft beer while noshing on delicious accompaniments.

The menu at the American Tap Room in Clarendon includes such fun favorites as a pretzel board with variety of dips, truffle fries, tacos, wings and hummus. A specialty of the American Tap Room in Clarendon are the different sliders as well as the flatbreads, but there are also plenty of soups, salads and entr�es to enjoy too. Don't forget dessert!

3101 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22201
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Mon - Wed: 4pm- 11 pm
Thurs: 4pm - 12am
Fri: 4pm - 2 am
Sat: 11:30 am - 2 am
Sun: 10 am - 11 pm


Open 7 Days a Week!

Cross Street:
N Highland St.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(703) 312-9080

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

Parking Details:
Off street and metered parking are available for a fee before 6pm. free street parking after 6pm and anytime on Sundays.

Public Transit:
We are conveniently located across from the Clarendon Metro stop on the Orange line.

Private Party Facilities:
Come share your special event with us. We offer many options and locations to host your event. We have our "Allagash Green Room and Martini Bar" to host your private cocktail reception, "The Stella Room" for a fireplace cozy event, or the Lucky U Lounge and Patio with sofas and a fire pit for ambian

Private Party Contact:
Private Event Coordinator: (844) 254-2229

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

American Tap Room - Clarendon - Permanently Closed Ratings and Reviews

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3.6

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3.8

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3.7

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3.4

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Moderate

82% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Groups (356)
Vibrant Bar Scene (284)
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Great for Outdoor Dining (242)
Great for Lunch (181)
Great for Brunch (148)
Fit for Foodies (124)
Hot Spot (124)
Kid-friendly (99)
Special Occasion (99)
Late-night Find (51)
Notable Wine List (46)
Romantic (46)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 1, 2014

i made reservations for New Year's Day, not realizing that the only menu options would be the "Bar Bites" menu or a buffet ($19.95). We opted for the bar menu because the buffet looked like a lot of food and we were not starving. My burger was above average with really good fries. My friend had a hot dog and said it was excellent. The venue, however, is very comfortable. We hope to return and sample the regular lunch/brunch menu.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 26, 2013

Very good food and lots of beer choices,

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 (New England)·Dined on December 21, 2013

Good food overall and service was fairly quick. Drink list was pretty large and had something for everyone. Food is somewhat expensive for what you get but it is tasty. Overall it's an above average place to eat but not spectacular.

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 17, 2013

Really enjoyed my first visit to American Taproom. Service was terrific and the food was very good. Looking forward to going back soon ;-)

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 17, 2013

I enjoyed this restaurant and would return.
Love the fireplace and outdoor fire pit.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 5, 2013

I love Taproom's restaurant early in the evening when it is not crowded and the acoustics have not elevated the noise level to the point where you have to almost shout to be heard in a conversation. I've left with a sore throat the three times I've been there past about 7:30. Sigh. Too bad because the food is good, the service very well done and the beer options fun.

More of a bar for standing and drinking and less of a restaurant for gathering and talking when all is said and done.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 23, 2013

We managed to get a table easily on a Saturday night, which is not always easy to do in Clarendon. Naturally we started with their pretzel appetizer with marshmallow and honey mustard dip. Very tasty and fun way to start the meal! I ordered the turkey burger, which was delicious, surprisingly flavorful with the tzatziki sauce on top, and cooked perfectly. My friend had the chicken sandwich which was also a tasty choice with its unexpected pineapple topping. Overall great experience, fun vibe, and I'd love to come back for a drink and dinner another time.

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 17, 2013

Great food selection. The make your omelette station was the best!! The pumpkin filling with the French toast lacked a bit of flavor but the French toast itself was tasty. Bottomless mimosas for an additional 10 dollars with the buffet great!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 10, 2013

I'm a Restaurant Owner. It was Sunday evening at 7:00 p.m. and the restaurant wasn't even half full. The lack of management oversight seems to be the problem here. Our service was so bad that our server had come over and actually asked us after our side salad plates and beverages were empty if we were ready for the check. We should have said yes. However, I said, no we were planning on eating dinner. Are we still able to order? Consistency is key in the hospitality industry and it is apparent there was none this Sunday evening. Our food was over cooked, sauces cold, and drinks took 15 minutes, but our server or any other server that kept walking by would have known if they asked. Terrible service and we'll never go back to this location.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2013

I've been to this restaurant a few different times but always for dinner until this past weekend. The soft pretzels with cheddar ale/ bacon dip is AWESOME. I recommend it at any time of the day. We went for brunch and the restaurant was pretty empty which is surprising for that Clarendon area. I got the chicken and waffles as it's labeled a "staple" on the menu… but it was far less than amazing. The chicken AND waffle were overcooked and dry. I wouldn't suggest ordering it to others. We've been there for dinner before and the place was packed and food was awesome. Main takeaway- go for dinner and skip brunch. :)

Note- this could have just been an "off day" for the chef/waitstaff.. but wanted to be honest!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 8, 2013

For a place that has been around for a bit, it should have worked out the kinks by now. They do not know how to handle the large Clarendon crowd on weekends. The entire staff were completely overwhelmed. The hostesses were stressed out and a tad rude, the floor manger that night had no clue, and a few other things

With all that said, the bartenders were great while we waited for a table for almost an hour. And when we did get a table we had an excellent waitress. The food was above average. The portions are a bit small for the money. Overall, if this place gets it act together it wil be a great neighborhood pub.

We enjoyed and will go back again, especially since we live 2 blocks away.

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 3, 2013

While I had not been to this particular location, I have dined at other American Tap Room locations. The food is great as expected. However, I found the service here to be better than at some of the other locations.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 12, 2013

The name and exterior of this restaurant are quite deceiving. Expecting a bar-like scene with sub par pub appetizers, I was surprised by the warm, rich interior of the dinning area. The LCD light up menus were a cool twist adding to the trendy yet down to earth feel. Service was average but every dish that we ordered did not disappoint! You cannot go wrong with any of the steak entrees. Also notable was the arugula and mushroom salad.. I added chicken which was cooked to a succulent perfection! Place was not overly pricey for Arlington. I would highly recommend to anyone looking to for a comfortable yet indulgent dinning experience!!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Late-night Find, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 11, 2013

This restaurant does an outstanding job of offering tasty gluten free versions of many of their delicious entrees.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 30, 2013

As always, food was good - could have been a little hotter at delivery time to table especially since it was a Monday evening and not busy. Service was good and the outdoor seating area very pleasant.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 28, 2013

We had a very nice dinner. We were chilly after being outside all afternoon. Temps had dropped quite a bit so we decided on ATR for all the firey warmth. When we were seated, we changed seats several times looking for somewhere not directly under an AC vent on full blast. Next, the soup of the day was a chilled tomato basil soup. Once we got situated and had our nice warm dinners we were fine and could enjoy the view of the outdoor fire.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 28, 2013

ATR has so much potential with a great location, a nice outdoor seating area, big beer selection, and a wide selection of tastes on the menu. The problem is execution. The food is just ok and the service is unattentive. My beer was served in a warm pint glass, our dinner was delivered about 30 seconds after our salads, and the waitress never seemed to be around when we needed her. After taking our dinners (New York strip and Drunken Ribeye) back to the kitchen, we waited about 10 minutes after our salads were gone, which means our food sat under the heating lights rather than on our table. Unless Liberty Tavern, Lyon Hall, Eventide, and others are booked, I won't be going back to ATR.

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 20, 2013

I have enjoyed teh ATR in Bethesda, so I tried the one on Clarendon. The service was very slow, food was brought out at the wrong times, and our meals at different times. The bread was bad or stale, not sure which. My dinner was oversalted. The hostesses seemed inexperienced.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 13, 2013

Easy getting to, excellent service, food was tasty - cocktails especially so! Very reasonable pricing. Recommended without hesitation.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 12, 2013

Loved the pretzels. Interesting salad option as well.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 8, 2013

We have been here for Sunday brunch before. They've added a buffet, but we were hoping to be able to order just pancakes or French toast like we did off of the old menu. Unfortnately you can't do that now. You have to lay out $19 for the buffet if you want those items. We weren't that hungry. Next time we will go somewhere else for Sunday brunch.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 28, 2013

I scheduled a business lunch meeting at the American Tap Room - Clarendon. In my online reservation request, I noted this was a business lunch and asked for a quiet spot. The hostess had picked out a great spot in the dining room and went to great lengths to make sure it fit my needs. The hostess and server were very knowledgeable, friendly, and attentive. The manager came to the table to make sure everything was great. The food here is good. I have only had a couple of items on the lunch menu, but they have been very well prepared.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 23, 2013

Beer selection was good. Wished our server had known a bit more about the beer.

Food OK. Chicken and waffles came soaked in syrup...too much. Pecan trout good but a tad greasy.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 20, 2013

The food and the drinks are always fabulous at the American Tap Room. I got a seasonal menu item, the jumbo scallops with sauteed succotash and whipped mashed potatoes and it was delicious. I am a regular and I have been rarely disappointed with the service and the food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 15, 2013

It's a bit pricey, though it's worth it because of the friendly ambiance and the attentive service. My salmon was a bit undercooked; I should've ordered the flat iron steak instead.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 13, 2013

I had lunch here with a business friend. I had the chicken Caesar salad which was OK. My friend had the salmon and it was really under-cooked so it had to go back, which always screws up a meal. Service was OK, nothing to write home about. There seems to be enough on the menu so I would probably try it again.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 3, 2013

Beautiful restaurant indoors, the size of the place is deceiving on the outside and huge on the inside. It has comfortable seating and excellent food. The bar is separate from the restaurant so it is nice and quiet and on the other side is a larger sports bar with lots of seating. Looks like it would be great for a large group to hang out and watch games. Best of all it is a non-smoking establishment so no smoke will be inhaled while you are enjoying your meal in the bar or the restaurant.
Try the Bavarian pretzels and dips while you are there.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 29, 2013

Our area has so few places with pleasant outdoor seating that ATR would be attractive even if the food was awful. Fortunately, it's not - quite the opposite. On this lunchtime visit, we really enjoyed the selection and quality; a half-sandwich-and-soup deal, for example, for those who want to keep it light; the turkey-avocado club was excellent; and the food is nicely complemented by a good choice of drinks, beer, and wine -- for a new twist on a refreshing summer beverage, try a virgin mary with Old Bay-type crab seasoning applied to the rim. Service was excellent; and if the weather is not quite right for sitting outdoors, the interior ambience is good too.

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 24, 2013

Nice place with TV's and comfortable seating, but not really a place I would recommend. The food was just average..its an ok place to meet for lunch.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 20, 2013

My wife and I keep coming back to ATR. The ambience is upbeat, fun and has a sophisticated feel. More often than not, the service is good and prompt. ATR is very large and has 2 patio areas with beautiful fire pits. It’s great for a romantic night out. The menu is diverse and suitable for even picky eaters, while also being reasonably priced for the area. I love the fried pickles, the pretzel with their crazy dips and the chicken and waffles. However, my favorite thing is the cotton candy. It’s not on the menu, so you have to ask for it, and it’s worth it! In the end, the ATR is our fall back place to when we want to go out, and can’t decide on where to go. You can count on it being a good night out!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 16, 2013

ATR! was a great spot for our "couples" date. The food was delicious and the service was attentive without being in our face all night. The pretzels are a must btw. A great spot with great food

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on July 5, 2013

This was the third time I had been to ATR but first time at night and first time dining outdoor. We had reservations and were seated right away. Our table was adjacent to the sidewalk. Which was good for people watching but not distracting to our dinner. Service was really good. The food came out timely, and was presented well. The only slight I would give the service was the server did not bring the food herself. Therefore, they did not know who ordered what. Not really a big deal. Our table had crab cakes, trout, ribeye, and salmon. All was good but the ribeye looked a little tough. Maybe not the best place to order a steak. I've also had the swordfish and the pork chop. Both were very good.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 22, 2013

very nice neighborhood establishment. excellent list of draft beers. food fresh and tasty. good service. music played was awful and much too loud. not conducive to a pleasant dining experience. no other complaints.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 21, 2013

Overall the food and ambience made up for the lack of service. Simple tasks of advising about happy hour specials and pouring water refills seemed to be a task. Food was very good and did not taste mass produced in any way. Pretzels with the mustard sauce and cheddar ale were outstanding.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 16, 2013

We went for Sunday Brunch on Father's Day. The bartender didn't show up. Our waiter was nice but inexperienced. Food took too long and was ice cold! They ran out of plates at the buffet and just left people standing there. Very disappointed!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 31, 2013

Good food and good energy. Service was excellent despite our waiter being overworked!

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 19, 2013

The restaurant was too busy for the level of staff that was on. Managers were having to fill in and run around. Our server was never around and the kitchen was very slow.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 12, 2013

Accidentally booked my Mother's Day dinner on Monday not Sunday at another restaurant. Ended up booking a reservation here last second. Great beer selection which is a given. Food was pretty good, I had the ribeye. The server was knowledgeable of the menu and drinks however the menu was extremely limited. I know this helps with food cost and being able to put the best ingredients into the dishes that are offered; however, the food did not blow me away.

It was a very nice feel with the large chairs and innovated light up menus, but after all the little innovations there still left some to be desired.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 12, 2013

All of the food at the brunch buffet was, at minimum, good, and was often very good. I would defnitely recommend the establishment to a friend, and I fully intend to return.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 6, 2013

the food was very mixed. salad was brown and pizza was mediocre. But really liked the checken and waffles a lot and liked the steak sandwich. some liked the pretzel but it wasn't homemade and the dips were just okay - nothing special. ambience was nice. beer list was average.

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