About American Tap Room - Reston, VA

This is American Regional Cuisine at its classic, pub-inspired best. The food is fun and what we like to call “approachable”. You’ll also enjoy some twists on the classics with taste-inspired ideas like our Chicken Marsala and delicious new Flatbreads. At the American Tap Room - Reston, VA we believe in using local ingredients as much as possible and, yes, everything we serve goes well with beer.

Ranging from weekend brunch, to a casual lunch outing or an after-work gathering in our bar, each dining experience is uniquely enjoyable.

Enjoy your time with us on our outdoor patio, inside by the fireplace, or by booking a private event.

1811 Library Street
Reston, VA 20190
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Sunday 10AM–12:00AM
Monday 11AM–12:00AM
Tuesday 11AM–12:00AM
Wednesday 11AM–12:00AM
Thursday 11AM–12:00AM
Friday 11AM–2AM
Saturday 10AM–2AM

Brunch every Saturday, Sunday & Federal Holiday.
10AM - 3 PM

Cross Street:
Market Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(703) 834-0400

Website:
http://www.americantaproom.com/

Catering:
We Can Do anything from black tie to no Tie just ask for our catering menu

Parking Details:
Plenty of covered parking, open parking lot, and street parking; all free.

Public Transit:
Bus Stop at Town Centre Parkway

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Party planning leave that up to us.

Private Dining

Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, American Tap Room - Reston, VA can accommodate all of your special event needs.

American Tap Room - Reston, VA Ratings and Reviews

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3.3

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3.4

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3.3

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3.2

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Moderate

43% would recommend it to a friend

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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 12, 2017

One of my favorites in Reston Town Center. Great food, service, and price!$

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Food was great! Location is perfect and parking is close. Our waitress seemed new and unsure of the menu, but we worked through that and everything else was great! We will be back for sure.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

The food was overpriced, the menu was extremely small

Tags: People Watching
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

We came in after running the Army 10 miler. My husband ordered the hangover burger without cheese and without ranch. The first burger that was brought out had ranch on it and he asked if he could get a new one to reflect the correct order. When the second burger was brought out it had cheese on it. We were never checked on once the second burger was brought out and it was incorrect again. Very disappointed.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

There was a street fair, seating outside was too noisy as was seating inside. Great waiter but order not correct, they forgot fried onions & baked potato, brought mashed potatoes. Meat was good, second wine glass was delivered at the end of my meal, so I refused it.

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·Dined on August 25, 2017

Reservation was at 7pm, waitress did not show up until 7:15pm main courses one over cooked other under cooked. Restaurant was basil you empty did not leave until 9:15pm.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Overall good food and service with positive customer focus

Tags: Seasonal
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 27, 2017

I've been here several times but I wasn't happy this go round. The service was just blah. Given the price I just feel like the overall atmosphere could have been better. I know it was later in the evening but our server could have been a little more lively

Tags: Gluten Free Options
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 11, 2017

Made reservation for after normal lunch hours. The server was great...unfortunately I forgot his name but he was spot on with service and keeping glasses and drinks filled. Will be back very soon.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Attended Sunday for Mother's Day Dinner with 4 adults and 3 kids (ages 13, 9 & 2). All 6+ parties were all shoved in the back of the restaurant in one space on top of each other. It was crowded and noisy, needlessly. They could have spread out the large parties. The special of the day, the bacon wrapped salmon arrived way too rare. Had to send back. Fish & Chips were too small of portion for adults and very bland. Also, they were out of milk and apple juice. Thankfully a manager went to another restaurant to buy more. For Kids desserts: out of gummy worms and then no whipped cream or cherries on top of Sundaes. Bread pudding was terrible. Won't be returning.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 12, 2017

This is a good beer/ sports bar. The menu is varied if you want just appetizers, a salad or an entree. They have TV's throughout to watch sports. I had a salad with shrimp which was good, and my mom had the jambalaya which was also good and it had a spicy kick to it. I loved the pretzel appetizer with the three dipping sauces. The icing was was the best! We shared the bread pudding dessert. I would have liked a little sauce with it though, it was a little dry for my taste. The service was great. Anthony, our waiter, was always on top of things and couldn't have been nicer. I would recommend it if you want a nice casual meal.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Live Sports, Fun, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Great Beer, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 30, 2017

They have an all you can eat brunch for $28. The best part is penny mamosas, and dollar bloody Mary's. The food and drinks were good!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 28, 2017

Easy seating, good food, excellent service, parking validation! What else could you ask for.

Tags: Quick Bite, Comfort Food
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 16, 2017

We went there for Easter brunch. The entire staff was very friendly. Our server was awesome. Jesus was his name and I will ask for him by name next time. The food was excellent and very reasonably priced. My meal was $13.00 and I couldn't finish it. Very clean and nicely decorated. Five stars in my book!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Casual, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Fun
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Good food, okay prices (kind of expensive, especially for beers). Very mediocre service.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on March 22, 2017

Noisy atmoshpere--some people like the hustle and bustle of a popular place though. Good food and attentive staff.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2017

Our waitress was very friendly and fun to talk to. The food was delicious (We had the jambalaya and chicken and waffles) and the cocktails were just what we needed for a Friday evening.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 21, 2017

Seems like this place needs to be managed alot better. Our appetizer plates were left on our table long after we finished eating, I ordered a beer and an entree and they were both out, music turned on and was SUPER loud until they turned it down to a normal level. Just not the best experience for a special occasion dinner.

Tags: People Watching
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 17, 2017

As always, great service. From greeting to goodbye.

Tags: Casual, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 10, 2017

Great Restaurant - food is excellent and the people are exceptional professionals. The only issue with ATR Reston is the new kabuki dance in the parking situation. Obviously, a MORON decide not only to charge for parking, but put a process in place that is most inconvenient to the patrons - this will be the end of Reston Town Center. I've already heard from a number of groups who will no longer go to Reston for their functions - including several of my business partners!...it's too bad!...maybe ATR will do us a favor and move out of RTC...

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 6, 2017

I've eaten here many times and enjoy the food. I was disappointed, however in that I notated on the reservation that it was my wife's birthday and was hoping they would do something special such as at the very least wish her a happy birthday or offer me some options. They said nothing.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 24, 2016

Lovely Christmas Eve dinner with family. Waiter was excellent!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 24, 2016

The server had just started. The service was poor, but I do not think it was his fault, he obviously had no training. 1 man with 3 ladies at the table and he asks the man for his order before the ladies. Drinks were not delivered to the entire table. The dinner dishes were left on the table as he tried to place the desserts on the table. The food was barely OK, just an extremely poor experience. There are too many wonderful places within walking distance of this place.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 13, 2016

The American Tap Room is a great place to have drinks with friends. I enjoy the drink selection, atmosphere, and appetizers. The Calamari is excellent. However, I'm not a fan of the entrees. I had salmon that came out tasting like the plank it sat on. I had Jambalaya that came out soupy and diluted. Sorry, I'm a big fan of New Orleans style Jambalaya and this was not it. Still, the atmosphere is great. The staff are courteous and attentive. I'm happy to come back, but probably just for drinks and light hors d'oeuvre.

Tags: Casual, Late-night Find
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 10, 2016

With a name like American Tap Room, I expected a varied draft beer selection. Not so. However, the service was prompt and my jambalaya rivaled what I experienced i n Louisiana.

Tags: Fun, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 25, 2016

My fiance and his family and I went to American Tap Room in Reston Town Center for lunch after the Holiday Parade. We expected to wait for a table because the town center was flooded with patrons. We were told 15-20 minutes. It was longer than that. By the time we were called, we were all starving. We were led to a high top table, even though we had said we couldn't be seated at one because we had children and a baby. We were taken the long way through a crowded restaurant to the wrong table. Back to waiting. Ten minutes later we were seated. We ordered drinks and wings all at the same time. It took FOREVER for the wings to come out. At this point, everyone is beyond cranky. The server kept coming by saying the wings were "coming out soon," but it was a seriously long wait for them to actually show up. In the amount of time it took them to bring the wings, we should have been served our entire meal. The entrees came out shortly after the wings. My fiance was served the wrong side. They resolved this quickly, but honestly the food did not meet our expectations. I got the chicken biscuit sliders (something that has become popular at restaurants) and the biscuits were hard and crumbly. My fiance said his sandwich was cold. We were profusely apologized to for the long wait, and compensated $15 off the bill for a long ticket time, but we were so hungry, the service was so bad, and the food so mediocre that there was no coming back from the experience. The kids got complimentary cotton candy, and Shirley Temple refills to go, so they were excited, but the adults were not. We will not be back.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 23, 2016

Ordered drinks. Waiter didn't bring water or utensils for the table. Dropped off food. Never checked in. Came by at the end and gave us our check. It seemed like he had better things to do...

Food was ok. Wanted to split a kids meal for kids but was told we should get two. We got two. Kids didn't like the food. Bunch of food went to waste...

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 16, 2016

Outstanding Brunch! This is the lazy persons version of brunch--you never have to get up and wait in a buffet line, you order off the menu (all you can eat) and they bring the food to you! Under $30 and you get fabulous drink specials with the AYCE brunch as well. We sat outside on the patio in the beautiful Fall weather and it was great people watching. Laura was our server--she was attentive and informative. Going back very soon!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, People Watching
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 24, 2016

We ordered 6 items. Above average were the fish and chips and calamari. Average was the burger and pretzel. Way below average was the seared tuna salad and the salmon--just awful. Stay away from fish here.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 29, 2016

The steak I ordered was by far one of the worst I've ever had. I ordered the bourbon ribeye, medium well. What I received was a flavorless, fat slab. It was full of fatty meat. It's like they gave me the worst cut they had, hoping I wouldn't notice. My wife's shrimp had little to no seasoning as well. The drinks and the Tap Tap Shrimp appetizer were the highlights of our experience here. The rest is very, very forgettable. For a $34 entree, they've got to do better with that ribeye. It was shameful.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 2, 2016

We had a lovely dining experience at The American Tap Room. We hadn't been there for a very long time since we moved out of the area several years ago. It was as delicious as we remembered. It was early on a Saturday evening, the noise level was moderate and service was very good. Highly recommend!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 9, 2016

Delicious meal and very comfortable seating after a long hard day at work.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 4, 2016

Great service and nice atmosphere for a having a conversation during your meal.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 14, 2016

The veggies with the special strip steak - carrots and beets were not cooked at all, way too hard to bite into and chew, would have preferred them steamed and actually cooked. Brussel sprouts were great. filet steak meals were ok, have had better steak for 1/3 less the price in other places.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 5, 2016

Tap Room is a nice place for a reasonably priced lunch here in the Reston Towne Center. I've been here a couple of times for lunch with larger groups and the service was pretty good. The manager appeared to be friendly and check on us to make sure that everything was fine. Over all it's a pretty decent place to eat.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on May 2, 2016

Food and drinks were great. The company was perfect and the server; Laura, was outstanding!

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 17, 2016

Both Ceasar salads are great. Everything we've tried has been very good. They have been very accommodating when we have a stroller as well.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on February 14, 2016

After a movie, my wife and I had a wonderful meal in the American Tap Room. The waitress had excellent recommendations. The food was good and hot. The fireplace provided nice ambiance in the center of the dining room. Lots of booths which we like for quieter conversation. It was a great meal. The bar has nice sized screens and wide selection - we weren't there long though.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 14, 2016

The serve was good and honest in reference to the menu. Will be back

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 17, 2015

Celebrated a friends birthday with lunch here on Saturday. Great menu with brunch and regular items. I had egg scramble with spinach, mushrooms & tomatoes. Delicious. Friends had flatbread and Caesar and loved them. Shawn, our bartender, was awesome. Recommended some great beers. Especially enjoyed the Bells dark. Thank you. Great lunch!

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