American Son

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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4.1
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3.9
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4.3
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3.7
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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Very hard to find, there is very little signage to know where you are. It can be very loud.

American Son
Responded on March 6, 2020

Thank you for the review and feedback! We are looking into getting additional signage for the front that lights up. We hope to have this soon.

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vipPelican
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Slow service. Uninterested server. Food ok.

American Son
Responded on March 6, 2020

Hi Pelican! Thank you so much for your review. We are sorry to hear about your experience at American Son. This is by no way that we train our staff to treat our guest. We understand in DC, you have plenty of options to choose from. A manager will be reaching out to you.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

On the day we went, they were booked for a private event an 1.25h after our reservation, so the restaurant was pretty empty and the service was a bit rushed. That being said they had amazing food— Benedict and burgers were amazing and good drinks as well. The place was nicely designed— would definitely go back just not when they had an event.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The food was overpriced for the quality and quantity

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Very slow service.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Snapper was very good, as was the scallops and shrimp! Will definitely be back!

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vipCorinneD
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great place for a lunch. Nice location, service is good and the food is very good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience4

I have been here 3 times and the service is consistently slow. The server tonight was unattentive and I had to flag him down every time we were in need of service. Will not be coming here again.

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vipFrequentGuest
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience2

My friend and I both thought our meals (scallops; crab potato gnocchi) were lacking in flavor and the wrong temperature. This was a recommended restaurant from a colleague but missed the mark.

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SalH
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Went for dinner. Food was fine. Prices are high.

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vipadcockram
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience3

The tables were too small to hold all of our food. The plates were too small to share the food. The tables were too close to one another when there was plenty of space. The food was very good. The Brussel sprouts were a generous portion and very good.

MW
vipMiaW
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hostess was friendly and welcoming. The manager was nice enough to check on us as well as other tables just see how we were enjoying everything. Flick was great super knowledgeable and made great drinks. The food was amazing the rabbit rigatoni and scallops were exceptional and cooked perfectly. The winter green salad was yummy. The desserts I could go for the pan cotta right now! Can’t wait to go back and try brunch.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In town for the weekend

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SeanH
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was awesome. Very inventive cuisine.

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vipNushatT
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Valentines Dinner!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day meal with my significant other. The drinks and service were amazing. The food was good - highlight was definitely the brussel sprouts and fried rice + kimchee that came with the fish. The duck was underwhelming and the fish felt like it was missing something. Wish we tried the quail and rabbit rigatoni instead.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Food was cold, atmosphere cold, this is a hotel restaurant. We left Mid-meal on Valentine’s Day. Ruined our evening.

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vipALT1
Washington DC
74 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

It was fine. My salmon / pastrami smoked sandwich was clearly pre- prepared- toast was cold- very little salmon on it. The service was good- coffee fresh.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very good food - very big portions , the waiter should have warned us. The wine was slightly corked, the waiter did not check . We discovered only later

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great, chic spot. The brunch foods is always great, and I tried the pork belly hash this time. Delicious.

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Eillen
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

It's a great place for brunch. The food is tasty. Only one thing - If the pork belly can have less oil at the bottom of the bowl it will be better. It now seems like the chef forgot to filter the extra oil.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vibe and good good.

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vipIthacapotholes
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Service was terrible. We waited a long time to place our order, get food, and the check. Waitress barely cracked a smile. When we tried to flag down other servers it felt like everyone was trying to avoid eye contact. Won’t be back again.

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KoKo
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice little restaurant, perfect for the boutique Eaton. The restaurant has a section in the back with booths and the front bar area has a full bar, high top tables and smaller table settings with half booths decorated with throw pillows. The food was tasty and the service was good. The quaint and quietness of the restaurant provided the perfect setting for my godson and I to catch up.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful spot to have a romantic dinner for two.

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DavidB
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The food tasted great for the most part, especially the duck confit, the appetizers and the dessert. The shrimp in the shrimp and grits were fine but not tasty.

The waiter was working hard and did a good job. Very courteous. But the staff seemed a little short in the dining room.

Most notable was that the food came out from the kitchen very slowly, even though the place was not crowded on this Sunday evening, early (5:30) during Restaurant Week.

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vipPamelaM
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

The rating given here is probably not going to be the fairest, as I did not get the opportunity to try the food.

This restaurant was chosen to experience Winter Restaurant Week due to limited time for a birthday celebration luncheon on the final day of the event.

According to the site there was a particular menu for these times, however, if there were an indication these times did not cover all reservations, I clearly would not have chosen the lunch time option. You see, I was told after searching for the restaurant (inconspicuous signage), the lunch slots were only honored during the Monday through Friday times and only dinner was covered by Restaurant week on Sunday. I asked if we could partake of an early dinner and was told there was/were no food/preparers for that menu available at that time. The restaurant would close and kitchen would be cleaned up, to prepare for the special menu crew to cook.

Needless to say, after looking over the brunch menu offered at first seating, I chose to leave to search for a more palatable option. This review will probably get no points for this visit, but frankly it was wasted time, energy, and fuel. Fortunately, we did not park in the $24 lot.

There will be no return visit.

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vipSexypearl
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food!!! Excellent quality, perfect combination of flavors! Totally recommended!

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Christina
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Went for lunch on the final Saturday of restaurant week. We thought lunch was available. Waiter/bartender got us a menu but didn’t explain no lunch menu. Had to walk to bar to request check. Food was great but I was disappointed in the Service. Will most likely return though

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vipnwiggins03
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Visited during restaurant week. The food was great. Our server and the manager in duty were exceptional.

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bhenry
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I really enjoyed the upscale casual vibe of American Son. The mix of wood, gold, and tile work was super chic.

My partner and I were celebrating our anniversary, and were greeted with a glass of champagne upon being seated, which we genuinely appreciated. It was Restaurant Week and we chose American Son because unlike other restaurants, the RW menu had a lot of variety with 5 different options for the main course. We shared the brussels and steak tartare to start. Then the Duck Confit and Potato Gnocchi. Followed by a Key Lime Panna Cotta and Red Velvet. Everything was delicious. No bites were left behind.

Service was gracious, knowledgeable, and very prompt. We will absolutely be back again soon!

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vipSFfromDC
Washington DC
39 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience2

Loud environment. Try not to sit anywhere in sight of the bar if you want to talk.

Food was missing anything resembling spice. Maybe that is intentional, dunno.

Interesting politically active hotel.

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vipRafael
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

This is probably one of the worst restaurants I have tried in DC. I ordered the smoked salmon pastrami as a starter and that was tasty, but very small. My main dish, a pork belly, was horrible. There was 1% meat on it. It was simply a large slice of pure fat. It was disgusting. Every pork belly should have fat on it and I totally expect it, but there must actually be meat as well. The taste was awful and any restaurant with any sort of quality control should not serve that. My friend ordered the same thing and Hera did have meat on it. I simply left it on the plate and the servers never bothered to inquire if we even enjoyed our meal. Service was also and seemed genuinely uninterested in us.

Everyone in my party of 6 was disappointed with the meal.

JB
JellyBean
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Very cool hipster place on K Street. Breakfast, lunch or dinner. All good. Healthy food options and wonderful bar scene. Service is a little slow but the food is so fresh and made to order. Nice place to have a cocktail in the afternoon.

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vipGreg
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went for restaurant week, was pleased overall with the dishes and pace they were coming out

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vipCharleneW
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

I would need to visit the restaurant during a non-restaurant week time period to fully grasp the quality of the service. If I was solely basing my experience off of this afternoon I would have to say this is not a place to grab a quick bite. The food is very eclectic which means a diner needs to be a true foodie to understand what they will get when it comes to the table. I was pleased with the ambiance and the staff’s attempts to accommodate our party however there was a long wait time and no communication from the experience. It left my friends and I standing in a food abyss. Not a good place to be when you’re trying something new! I was also not impressed with our server who never explained the Restaurant Week menu, made any suggestions or recommendations, or asked if we wanted any other beverages other than water. We also got shocked with the almost $7 tip we were forced to pay. I do not recall the restaurant literature stating a mandatory gratuity, however we had to pay it. This was not classy.

American Son
Responded on January 13, 2020

Thank you so much for your feedback. We have taken all your notes and plan to correct these oversights. Our GM has sent you a message as well. We look forward to hearing from you.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. Our server Denise was very knowledgeable about the food, the wine, and the hotel in general.

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Mangiabene
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience5

The food was good, and the ambience was really cool. The service was a bit slow.

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MsEK
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience3

We dined here for New Year’s Eve. After making a 9:30pm reservation we learned that dinner ended at 9pm. We called and were assured that all reservations made after 9pm would be honored. As soon as we sat down we were told that the kitchen was closing and we needed to put our orders in. We were not offered the drink menu not were we asked if we wanted to order dessert. There was obviously a disconnect between the assurance that we would be taken care of with a 9:30pm reservation and what the kitchen was instructing waiters. We were so excited to dine at one of DC’s new and premier restaurants but the service was less than to be desired. We will not be back.

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RachB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience3

The food was very good but the service was extremely slow at the bar and at the table even though it was NYE night and there were probably a max of 20 ppl in the restaurant. We were never even asked if we wanted drinks once we were seated and had to ask 3 times for water.

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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 4.1 stars by 240 OpenTable diners.

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