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Permanently Closed - American Tap Room - Clarendon

322 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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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!

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Contemporary American
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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!
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Phone number
(703) 312-9080
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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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
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Private party contact
Private Event Coordinator: (844) 254-2229
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Cross street
N Highland St.
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Parking details
Off street and metered parking are available for a fee before 6pm. free street parking after 6pm and anytime on Sundays.
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Public transit
We are conveniently located across from the Clarendon Metro stop on the Orange line.
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
What 322 People Are SayingWrite a review
Overall ratings and reviews
3.7  based on all time ratings
Noise · Moderate
82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RobV (Washington DC)
3.0  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.

cmlnj (Washington DC)
4.0  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.

FloEats (Washington DC)
5.0  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!!

vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on October 11, 2013

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

pDub (Washington DC)
4.0  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.

vipChilly (Washington DC)
4.0  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.

vipRobR (Washington DC)
2.0  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.

vipMcLeaner (Washington DC)
2.0  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.

Quijana (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on September 13, 2013

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

vipBinkowski (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on September 12, 2013

Loved the pretzels. Interesting salad option as well.

vipJohn (Richmond)
3.0  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.

MelanieS (Baltimore)
4.0  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.

vipMGfromArlington (Washington DC)
3.0  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.

vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  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.

vict (Washington DC)
5.0  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.