American Son

4.2
280 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Dine in
Starting May 9, 2021

A Mother's Day Brunch Celebration with a three course pre-fixed menu for $32 per person, plus DC tax and service charge, from 9am - 4pm on Sunday, May 9th. A complimentary glass of bubbles or mocktail for all Mothers.

What 280 people are saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
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4.1
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipBookworm
Charleston
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food1service1ambience5

We came here for brunch and had an overall bad experience. I ordered a shakshuka and the eggs were raw. We had asked for some bread to go with the dish (what's shakshuka with something for dipping?) and it took over 15 minutes for it to arrive.

Espresso machine was down, which I understand happens.. and is outside of anyone's control.

The service was not great. We were there for two hours and the waiter only came to our table once. We had to get up a few times when we wanted to order an item.

The one thing going on for this place is its ambiance. The restaurant is gorgeous.

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MyuranS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience4

Was very disappointed in my meal. I ordered the yellow curry and it had no tofu. I asked the waiter about it and he said he would go check. He came back with uncooked sliced tofu in a condiment container and said nothing. In addition, the curry tasted like a soup. Extremely disappointed

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

The service was very choppy, slow, and apathetic/inattentive m at times. Maybe due to the lack of staffing and motivation?

The shrimp dish was so under seasoned that we asked for salt to apply on our own. And the rest of the food was fine, not great, and didn’t justify the pricing. Also, the food service was very slow.

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Lorna
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

The service was horrible. The server forgot to put in my drink order, didn’t give us utensils until after our food came out, the lamb burger and fries were cold, and the server didn’t periodically check on us.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The food was great - my wife and I came here for our first date anniversary. We enjoyed the quiet and greenhouse ambience as we sat outside. The Eggs Benedict were wonderful, though the amount of “everything but the bagel” seasoning on the avocado toast was a bit decadent. Seasoned potatoes on the side were a pleasant surprise though- loved the flavours. All in all, a quiet and casual afternoon with decent food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Poor all around

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Emily
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Fantastic service! Warm, friendly, accommodating staff. Beautiful space. Delicious food with a unique palate. I only knocked one star off because the food was very salty, which made it hard to eat and enjoy.

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vipLauraB
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had the loveliest brunch outside at American Son. There are only a few tables outside but it was perfect for a nice Sunday brunch. The Eggs Florentine were delicious and perfectly cooked. The beignets were such a treat. Coffee and mimosa was great too. I highly recommend!

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FoodLover
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

My reservation was at 8pm, but I did not get seated until 9pm. However, that was my only issue with the restaurant. I would return again.

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vipKimmy123
Houston
25 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Nice staff, but slow service. Food was overpriced and tasted meh okay. Not worth it. Wouldn’t come back.

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vipLara
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super cool place. Will be back

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viplocaleater
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food was good, but it took over an hour to get it. The service was surprisingly slow. Benedict was delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
8 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Overall the dining was fine. We ordered the lamb burger but it seemed a lot like a beef burger. In addition, one burger still had the plastic wrap bread tag on the bun. Not sure how that got out of the kitchen? We ordered the beet salad and had to request extra dressing because it was so dry. The service was slightly slow. Overall, it was a mediocre meal and I will not return nor recommend it. The decor was nice, however.

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vipMaleneC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drink selection during happy hour! Such a beautiful restaurant in a stylish hotel. Our bartender was thoughtful and attentive. We ordered the chicken sandwich and spicy fries - worth a visit. Will definitely be back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Wait for breakfast toast 45 minutes. Unacceptable.

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CarolineP
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Everyone was very nice, but the food was mediocre at best, although priced for fine dining. The lamb burger was served on a grocery store like hamburger bun which was really off and offputting. The restaurant seemed understaffed

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vipThomasC
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good food in a hotel setting

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vipLaurenceThomp
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

The calamari dish was Luke warm despite the cold sauce being placed on the side. Overall flavor was nice though. The theme of lukewarm food continued with the bbq chicken pizza. Not sure if the kitchen is moving faster than the waiter but food should be hot at a minimum.

The passion fruit cocktail was great but the ginger beer cocktail was not as balanced as I would have expected.

The ambiance is great. Sitting outside was nice snd the vibe makes you want to stay a while. Inadvertently stayed a while when our waiter disappeared for about 15 minutes after we finished eating and had to flag him down to get the check.

Hotter for and more attentive staff would make this a 5/5.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff, very accommodating. At one point we so conflicted about what wine to purchase... the staff were nice enough to provide a mini tasting of various wine options. Now that’s hospitality!!!

American Son
Responded on March 9, 2021

Thank you very much for such a great review! We strive to offer the best experience while delivering quality service, so we are very happy to hear that this was reflected on your recent visit. It gives me great joy that our server went above and beyond to give you the wine you were requesting. Hope you can visit us again! Stay safe!

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KrysC
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambiance was great, trendy yet retro. Cute spot for date night or getting some computer work done. Low lighting gives the space a soft and mellow feel.

American Son
Responded on February 25, 2021

Thank you very much for such a great review! We strive to offer the best experience while delivering quality service, so we are very happy to hear that this was reflected on your recent visit. Hope to see you again soon! 

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vipAngelaW
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was average. The menu read a lot more "interesting" than it tasted, however the food itself was tasty enough. Service was strange. We were served by 2 servers. The server who took our order seemed as if he could care less and could barely give us the time of day. However, later another server came to check on our food and finished the rest of our brunch service for us; she was lovely. The coffee tasted terrible. The environment was very pleasant.

American Son
Responded on February 25, 2021

Thank you for sharing! We truly apologize for the service you received. Your feedback has been shared with our GM and Chef de Cuisine started to investigate where our service failed you. We expect our restaurant to fully cater to our guest's needs and provide excellent service as our guiding principle. No guest should feel unwelcomed or ignored. We will ensure that your feedback will be addressed to.

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ArlingtonVA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience3

Food was not good. Not much options to pick from

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Blah is the best word to describe the brunch during winter restaurant week. The food was bland, and the service ok. I would not return.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

The service was overall disappointing. Our server was rude. It was supposed to be a fun intimate dinner, but we left shortly after finishing our drinks.

American Son
Responded on February 26, 2021

Thank you for sharing! We truly apologize for the service you received. Your feedback has been shared with our GM and Chef de Cuisine started to investigate where our service failed you. We expect our restaurant to fully cater to our guest's needs and provide excellent service as our guiding principle. No guest should feel unwelcomed or ignored. We will ensure that your feedback will be addressed to.

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Kaff
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

We waited 55 minutes for the first course to come out - and the rest of service was incredibly slow as well :( Had high expectations, but the service was very poor. A couple next to us left after first course as it took so long.

American Son
Responded on February 26, 2021

Hi Kaff, Thank you for your feedback. We are truly sorry to hear about your experience. 55 minutes is an extremely long time to wait. This has been shared with our GM and Chef de Cuisine we have started to investigate why the food took so long to come to the table and also about our service. We expect our restaurant to fully cater to our guest's needs and provide excellent service as our guiding principle.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would definitely come back again!!! Ms. Tiffany was very friendly and helpful with anything we need! Great place.

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vipMary
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such great service & good covid precautions.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Food was really salty, had to return it.

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vipkennylowereastside
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A fine hotel restaurant with an interesting menu of well prepared elments. A warm hipster atmosphere - just like the rest of the hotel.

The team does a very good job of handling pandemic restrictions. A standout was the calamari with lemon.

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AmyS
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great little indoor/outdoor open dining for brunch. Very good! Highly recommend.

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LoriB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious brunch and great service! Ate outside on the patio and it was nice for covid-times because they have garage-style doors so tables inside felt airy as well.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Extremely limited menu, food was tasty and cooked with care, wish the menu was larger. Service was prompt and engaging.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The vibe was perfect and the staff was super nice. Food was also excellent.

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vipML189
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service, Good food, Despite bugs bite when eating outside. No sun umbrella neither.

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anonymous
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My group & I dined at American Son 3 times during our stay at Eaton for the March on Washington.
We had dinner twice, brunch once & the pre-made box lunches prepared for the March.
We must have ordered all the dishes on the menu! Although some dishes weren’t to my personal preference, all were consistently delicious with excellent presentation, fresh ingredients and flavor profiles well balanced.
The staff was always friendly, attentive & accommodating.
As far as CoVid precautions, the restaurant & staff are taking & upholding all the safety protocols to the highest degree.
The ambiance & design of the restaurant is superbly curated and beautiful without compromising comfort.
If you’re traveling to DC or a local, I can’t recommend this place more. You won’t be disappointed!

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vipFrench
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

The biggest issue here was that there is absolutely no signage on the outside of the building or the inside of the building to see what the name of this place is. Inside is sparse and the menu is very limited. I wouldn’t go back here.

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ebaltimor
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The restaurant week brunch wasn’t really worth it..I wanted to like the place but the chocolate croissant was a bit raw the chicken sandwich was over brined and not very appetizing

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vipStudyingSommLvL1
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

American Son is definitely on my revisit list. The restaurant is inside a Hotel and there is very little signage, so be careful not to pass it. Great decor, cozy and the cocktails are simple but tasty, ALL the pastries are excellent, but the Duck Confit Hash was a tad salty and the French Toast a tad sweet. Minus sitting inside and constantly being bothered by flying insects I have no issues, the staff was friendly and constantly checking to make sure Our needs were met.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Love the place it was beautiful. The food wasn’t worth the price in my opinion both quality and quantity haha. But the staff was great and the atmosphere was great. I’d give it another try for dinner or something. (I went for breakfast/brunch)

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PaulaB
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Restaurant Week Brunch menu. Lots of choices. Recommend Avocado Toast and Ricotta and Lemon Pancakes.

FAQs

American Son does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. American Son also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 900-8416.

American Son is rated 4.2 stars by 280 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.