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About American English Kitchen and Bar
American English Kitchen and Bar is a new and exciting concept from Chef/Owner Russ Aaron Simon. Our mission is to offer a great culinary and hospitality experience in a comfortable and casual environment. The menu features an eclectic mix of regional American and globally influenced dishes. From Potato Beignets to Fluffy Southern Style Biscuits with Pork Belly to Singapore inspired Chilli Prawns; American English offers diners an opportunity to experience a multitude of flavors. Our Wine and Cocktail program includes unique selections from the Old and New World, and from Classic to Craft.
Hollywood, FL 33020-5018
Contemporary American, Global, International
Hours of Operation:
Social Hour - Featuring Drink and Bar Bites Specials
Tuesday - Friday 5pm to 7pm
Late Night Social Hour
Tuesday - Thursday 9pm to close, Friday & Saturday 10pm to close
Tuesday - Thursday 5pm to 10pm
Friday 5pm to 11pm
Saturday 6pm to 11pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Valet parking is available to our guests for $5. The valet stand is on 19th Avenue just south of Harrison Street.
Parking on the street in Downtown Hollywood is available where marked, and pay garages are located throughout the area as well.
Russ Aaron Simon
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
American English Kitchen and Bar Ratings and Reviews
Honestly, I don’t get it. The food was good, but the portions were so small it left us frustrated and hungry. The restaurant has so much potential - just offer regular size portions and good service. The food is good. Not extraordinary but very good. No need for posh wannabe south beach small plates with a la carte items. Go family style or at least offer plates with abundant sides. More fit for this scene and the families that frequent your restaurant. I’ll never go back simply because of the portions. No need to spend $150 on dinner for 2 only to be left hungry an hour later. Just annoying.
We have been to the restaurant twice, and there is not one item on the menu that we would not order again. It is an innovative menu crossing multiple culinary boundaries. The service was quite personable with the chef coming out to greet every table. The wait staff recalled our prior visit and made us feel quite welcome upon coming in again.
Unique Lip Smacking Dishes with frequent daily specials prepared by Chef owner who is a master saucier and provides a good variety of dishes to please all tastes. We found it quite nice to be able to talk to the chef about the dishes if its not too busy in this day and age when the manager rarely even comes by to chat with you. We tried the octopus appetizer which was delicious and not at all chewy - korean barbeque style and then some yummy swordfish with a sauce that swirled around with 2 or 3 different colors . A full bar is available at reasonable prices and the environment calm and elegant. Also there are different size servings for the same dish which appeals to different appetites - we'll definitely return .
This restaurant is an absolute gem and we can’t wait to go back! Chef Russ personally came to check how everything was three times even on a busy Saturday. Great atmosphere, amazing cocktails, and the best lamb shank I’ve ever eaten. We’ll be heading back soon to dive into the tasting portions!
This is the 5th time here, and still has yet to disappoint on any level. My friends LOVED the tasting-sized plates, and we had grouper, shrimp, and tenderloin. The appetizer pork biscuits were sublime and well presented. Cocktails are always great here. My biggest concern is if the neighborhood will support a local, creative, well considered restaurant / bar. I support this place as much as I can, because it's the culinary gem of the area. Keep it up!
Outstanding food by a new, up and coming chef. Very creative ingredients prepared to perfection. Great selection of starters and unique salads, entrees were wonderful and the dessert selection was slim. Don't expect much in the way of decor - food quality far surpasses expectations of beautiful ambiance. Great find!
The food was excellent and way above average as far as quality of the cuisine. I had the flat-iron steak and it was probably the best tasting steak I had in a long time. They had 3 size options even as entree: tasting (small), full (I guess full), and sharing (I guess enough for 2). I chose the tasting size which was relatively small for an expensive meal but it was so good I didn't mind that much. I had one of their appetizers last time and I wasn't disappointed then either. Recommended for the taste but expect high cost.
The excellent food and service and the otherwise pleasant ambiance of this restaurant were completely degraded by the most jarring and incongruous playlist of headbanger music that no diner should be subjected to. Given the demographic of the clientele, the prices of the food, and the obvious efforts being made to create an upscale dining experience, the ridiculous "music" played at deafening decibel range made no sense at all. In addition, it adversely affected the owner's bottom line since we were compelled to skip coffee and dessert solely to escape the relentless soundtrack that blast throughout our meal. Come on, AE OWNER, with music appropriate for the lovely dining experience you are clearly intending to create so easily programmed via Pandora, Spotify, and similar products, there is no excuse for the mush pit music we endured the other night at your restaurant.
This is a great addition to the local dining scene. the menu is refreshingly creative, but not "out there" or overly expensive, relative to the quality. The bar is slightly more upscale than the norm for this are, and the bartender is strong. The dishes come out very visually pleasing and the staff does a reasonable job of being attentive. The chef / owner is starting to get his legs underneath him in this locale, and I am very happy to be a repeat visitor.
Service was sorely lacking in spite of the place not being that busy. Waitress (though very pleasant) came by several times and never once asked us if we would like another drink even though glasses were empty. If we wouldn't have asked it would have never happened. Food is pricey and my wife and I both ordered filet mignon (larger option) and when they brought the food out hers was 30% smaller. When asked the busboy tried to act as if it was normal and really just disregarded our question it felt like. (Sorry but I worked in 5 star NYC restaurants back in the day and know the difference between petit and regular)
Overall it was ok, not great and sadly not memorable. I attribute it more to poor service training from management than quality of fare. In the end we will likely never go back as there are plentiful options and this one just wasn't memorable enough to stay in the mix for me for the prices they command.
Wonderful choice of eclectic dishes not normally found in South Florida.
I particularly like the choice of portion size offered.
The owner and the general manage went out of their way to say hello and make sure that we were happy with the wine, food and service. We shall return.
The menu was creative,
The combination of flavors most interesting.
Everything was perfectly prepared.
Service was outstanding.
The staff made the four of us feel as if our happiness and comfort was most important.
All four of us would highly recommend this restaurant.
The potato beignets were most delicious as was the pulled pork appetizer.
I especially enjoyed the prawn main course.
It was a little empty when we went on a Wednesday to the ambiance was difficult to judge.
I have the blackened octopus which was very tasty and the filet mignon. The beef was cooked exactly how I wanted and was fork tender. The frites were the best I have had in a while in terms of the crispness and flavor. We were in town for a conference and when we go back to Hollywood again we would go back to the American English Kitchen and Bar.
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