American Son

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
OUR MISSION
Share “Omotenashi” with the world

OUR VISION
Create hotels and restaurants around the world that offer memorable experiences while building a lasting, positive relationship together with our guests, partners, Team Members and communities.

OUR CORE VALUE
“If I were the guest…”
To provide guests with the hospitality you would want to receive as a guest.
What 133 People Are Saying
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Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was incredible, the service was warm and professional, and the open air bar table seating was lovely on a beautiful DC evening. I walked out ten pounds heavier after swearing I wouldn’t have another bite of the potato funnel cake croquette thing (trust me), the rigatoni with rabbit, the gnocchi with mushrooms, the soft shell crab in an amazing curry, the duck breast, the shisito peppers, and two killer desserts. I’ll be running five miles tomorrow, but so worth it!

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyone not only at the restaurant but also at the Eaton went out of their way to make us feel special.

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OT
New England
6 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very solid food. Good menu. decor is relaxed but hip.

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SW
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely meal and venue, especially the indoor/outdoor tables on a pretty evening. Be careful...the Shishito pepper appetizer, though good, is a lot of peppers! The "small plates" are relatively large portions so the two of us were more than satisfied with three plates between us. Our favorite was the gnocchi.

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MG
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the ever creative Tim Ma manages to coax new experiences even from what seem like traditional dishes...during this special Mother's Day brunch the menu looked pretty standard, but the tastes were great --- loved the way he prepared his crabcake sandwich, collared greens and grits in particular...but even the tray of breads was excellent...and the dessert buffet!

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T
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Tasty food and fairly reasonable prices for lunch. Very modern riff i.e., “wellness choices” for fruit drinks which seemed expensive for what was basically juice. We had the salads with salmon and steak and a rather mystifying “short cake” which was deconstructed but attractively presented. Was a bit disappointed that there weren’t more Asian options. Still, it was an interesting place and a nice change from the business type options in the downtown area.

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AL
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, service, and ambience. Truly creative

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Good, but very pricey.

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O
Washington DC
49 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

We really liked sitting outside for brunch, but felt the menu was pretty limited.

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AB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved my meal. Just the right portion (not overwhelming) and really good!

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WS
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Presentation was nice, as well as atmosphere and service. Food was just mediocre though. Was not really impressed with the meal.

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LA
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Super cute restaurant. And indoor/outdoor so it was great for a beautiful day. We sat at a table with a banquette on one side and chair on the other and the chair was SO uncomfortable. We got açaí bowls and honestly they were horrible. $12 for like 3/4 cup of açaí bowl with 3 slivers of strawberry and a handful of blueberries. Also, there were teaspoons to eat it with which was very awk. I probably wouldn’t recommend eating here but I could see it as a great spot for a drink. Oh PS they have no iced coffee or iced coffee drinks...not sure how that’s possible on a brunch menu.

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AS
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Really delicious food by the same chef at the now-closed Kyirisan. Delectable Asian-American dishes that are filling and tasty. It's a bit pricier tha ti would have expected, with small plates (two recommended per person) costing $15-$25 each. My friend and I shared an appetizer and two dishes and felt satisfied. Will definitely be back to try more dishes.

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OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Easter tasting menu was awesome! I also enjoyed the plate presentation. Really enjoyed our tasty meal, the service was awesome and I loved the atmosphere.

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DO
Mobile
9 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Enjoyed the food.

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DF
Philadelphia
48 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We went there are seeing it on a list of "Brunch Places" I think on Thrillist? It was good, but just good. Not anymore or less then average / good... not sure why this location made a list of brunches to hit. Also, the Mrs ordered the Avocado toast... Yes trendy silliness aside it was very tiny on a piece of what appears to be almost a slightly thicker crust cut off loaf white bread & the size of a single slice as a square also. Quite an expensive since slice of toast with a small smear of avocado. All in all, there want anything bad that happen, but nothing impressive or worth repeating. Just good enough.

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EL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food and atmosphere of this place was excellent. The food portions is larger than advertised, we ordered an appetizer, two small plates and a whole fish for two people, and by the time the whole fish came out, we were stuffed. The noise level was great, I could still hear my friend against the buzz.
I would definitely come again.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

I would recommend it for the ambience - particularly on a nice day when the window wall is raised to let in the outdoors. The coffee was great. I thought the food was incredibly bland and the croissant was doughy rather than airy.

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LB
Philadelphia
131 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice food. Server seemed somewhat stressed. Not mean or hateful, but not sharing happiness. Hopefully there is happiness that was there but was held back.

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F
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 1

Long wait for mediocre food

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AM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

Good food, astonishingly poor service. Go if you have an entire afternoon free and aren’t especially hungry.

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WM
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 2

Terrible service. Waited 35 minutes for iced tea and for our order to be taken. And our server was abysmal - bad attitude, not interested in helping, etc.

Don't go here.

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s
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

The food was pretty good, but not great or as we expected from reviews. Service was very good. The limited menu was possibly too limited. There were only 3 large dishes. They were out of one and one of the other choices, the steak, was $125. Expect the sharing plates to be small.

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FF
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Food was good. Nothing exceptional, but nothing bad. Surprisingly small menu. Wine choices were excellent and somewhat unusual. Good cocktails. Service was a bit slow. Atmosphere was cool. A very good hotel restaurant.

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m
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Between menus but still good food

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Menu is limited. Overpriced. Won’t be back.

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NB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

The food was inventive, complex and so fulfilling! We really loved the meal!

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JY
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The story of American Son is something that really stuck out to me. The restaurant is an homage to immigrant parents and that’s fully displayed at the front of the menu. It made the food mean so much more to me because I came from a similar background. The pastries were outstanding: the monkey king bread was warm, flaky, and lightly sweetened like a cinnamon roll without all the overly sweet frosting. The venison blueberry sausage was also great as it didn’t taste at all gamey. The blueberry added a very subtle sweetness to the meat. The eggs Benedict was plated beautifully, but my only small complaint was the potatoes were a bit dry from over-baking. The Vietnamese coffee dessert was an outstanding mix of textures. Imagine deconstructing a Vietnamese coffee in solid parts, and adding some ice cream and brownies: instant magic.

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AC
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible empathetic staff, amazing selection of foods that would satisfy any range of dietary needs or restrictions, marvelous sparkling selection, ambiance is cozy, modern and chic, went in to celebrate my husband's birthday and they were so incredible, attentive and thoughtful. Would absolutely go back.

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PC
Washington DC
105 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

I had the chicken sandwich. It was boring and tasteless. I was surprised that it appeared to be a pressed, processed chicken patty rather than a real piece of chicken. The kale salad was better but over dressed. I liked the White Album dessert.

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S
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service from Natasha was amazing, only to be outperformed by the incredible food. This fine and delicious restaurant doesn't miss a beat. We specifically asked for slow dining experience and got that. The small plates are meant for sharing, which is great since you get to taste more of the amazing creations. We ate the charred shishito peppers, the homemade ricotta, then had the tofu gnocchi and the duck breast. We followed it up with the White Album dessert. Honestly, the meal was so good I dreamt about it.

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m
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

It was wonderful. The food is very good. Wishes the pork belly hash comes with rice to make it more filling. But the salmon blt with sour dough bread and avocado is just delicious. Definitely will visit again. Wondered if the hotel has some good rewards with the restaurant so we could do a staycation. That way, we can enjoy more meals.

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MB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely spot for brunch and a catch-up with a friend!

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ML
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Everything was great about our experience from service to ambience. The fried chicken sandwich was overly salted that it was impossible to eat more than a few bites. But all other dishes were excellent.

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MA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fantastic! Exquisite food and cocktails and fantastic service in an amazing setting.

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A
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

American Son is an excellent restaurant with superior service. Their manager, Brock, was knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. He is a definite asset to the front of the house and the food was absolutely some of the best that I have had in DC.

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DJ
New England
37 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

American Son is simply outstanding — this was my first time here. It outperformed several Michelin starred restaurants in the city, particularly in terms of the food. I am a chef myself, and the beef cheek was one of the finest tasting dishes I’ve ever had! Additionally, Chef KC came out and was very accommodating of eating gluten-free; most of the dishes could be amended. Perhaps the only critique is that despite the elevated food, the ambiance was perhaps too casual (that being said, I’m sure they have to accommodate Eaton Hotel guests wanting to lounge). It’s truly the spot to be, so try it on a buzzing night for the best experience.

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OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Great food. Very load

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JD
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 5

Food was good, but not worth the price. Wait staff was very condescending. Service was very rushed - we were asked for our dinner order within 4 minutes of sitting down, and all of our food came out almost immediately.

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EH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I really like this place. I think the food is creative, attractive and flavorful. It is pricey, but the quality of ingredients gives it value. Wine list is limited, but once you understand why its not as troubling, although some fine wines should still be available vs. the locally sustainable and small batch offerings. We were seating in the back basically in the kitchen. Some people think this is fun but I find it distracting and noisy. Ask for a table or booths away from that area and all should be fine. Be sure to visit the rooftop lounge and the speakeasy for atmosphere, cocktails and great people watching. Service is strong but basic; managers are buzzing about and keep things moving nicely.

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