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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3.7

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3.6

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3.8

value

3.5

Noise

Moderate

50% would recommend it to a friend

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 (Wilmington)·Dined on May 7, 2011

A great place to eat in NoVA. Prices arent for the feight of heart as they are above avg compared to other resturants but competative in the higher priced DC Market overall. The Crab and Spinich dip is awesome ($12). The Stuffed shrimp are good as well but 6 for $25 seems a little too pricey for my taste for what you get. Also was disappointed they advertised Woodchuck Hard Cider on Tap (which is hard to find in resturants even in NC where I currently live, but grew up in NoVA) and had to settle for a bottle. The Desserts are to die for but also not cheap. My Banana bread pudding was awesome but at $10 I think was the highest on the menu (Desserts were otherwise $7 a peice in our group).

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 30, 2011

ATR is a great restaurant at Reston Town Center. First class servers and attentive support staff. Very clean and beautiful. Plus the bar is packed with the latest TVs. A great choice for a casual meal or special occasion.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 24, 2011

We enjoyed the blackenIed fish and it was wonderful as was the dessert, a fruit dish with whipped cream. The menus were unique in that they lit up even in the darkened restaurant. The service was very good and our waiter attentive. I will return to this restaurant.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 22, 2011

services was extremely slow. our waiter actually left our table in the middle of taking our order to go talk to a group of servers who were huddled nearby. we think he may have been new and was trying to clarify something on the menu. still, he should have politely excused himself instead of just leaving. food was tasty but salads, apps and main courses arrived all together. my steak was cold by the time i got to eat it. bar scene was fun and engaging. loved all the live sports being shown.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 17, 2011

Best Sunday brunch at Reston Town Center. Great for families.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 8, 2011

Food was very good the Tuna was excellent with the ginger soy dressing on the side. My husband ordered Pastrami and cant stop talking about it. we were seated instantly would definitely go there again. The prices are good they get you with the extra charge for salad $6.00 per person and dessert ran us $7.00 per person. My lemon drop Martini was $9.00

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 2, 2011

Wanted a casual, good dinner and got it. The waiter was especially attentive and when one meal was too spicy for a member of our party took it back and exchanged it right away. It was probably louder than usual as it was the Final Four. Has a nice children's menu and overall a very good evening.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Kid-friendly, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 1, 2011

Fun restaurant, food and ambiance was very good. Service was excellent. We had a great table with awesome chairs. Great selection on the menu, loved the desert options as I had the fresh berries. My only complaint were the menus, they are unique but a tad annoying being a bit bright.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 1, 2011

Enjoyable... requested a private or secluded seat for a first date, and was rewarded with a corner booth... not exactly private, but the best they could offer given the layout. Waiter was extremely attentive, conversational, and patient. Fun place, would definitely recommend.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 1, 2011

Food was mediocre at best and overpriced; glad to have $25 off from Groupon or the likes.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 24, 2011

The food was pretty expensive and not so great!! The service was good but our server was kinda attitudish!! Oh well, you didnt get a lot for you money and we had a goodbye lunch for a co-work and twice we had to send food back.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 19, 2011

Nice, well-rounded menu. Scallops were tasty but slightly gritty, though this seems to happen to me even at highest-end restaurants. Spouse enjoyed the steak. Nice assortment of side dishes to choose from, and reasonably priced. Dessert cart looked delicious, but we were too full to try any this time. Will definitely go back. Loved the back-lit menus, necessary for the dim room lighting.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 16, 2011

So different from the ordinary mid-level dining experience. Ecclectic environment, diverse offerings. A very "cool" place to eat with oversized arm chairs and menus that light up. Loved the appetizers, especially the fried tempura zucchini. Dined here with the family for my daughter's 14th birthday and it passed the teen test. About the same price as Outback, but a lot more fun and better food. IMHO.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on March 16, 2011

I travel from Boston to Virginia quite often and hold business lunches and although I have used OpenTable in the Boston area I have never used it when traveling. OpenTable proved to be a great resource too me for finding the American Tap Room and made the reservation process so simple. American Tap Room was a gem and I am very pleased that I found this restaurant. My business party of eight was very pleased with the table we were given, the service, and the food. Great job! I look forward to returning to the American Tap Room on future business trips.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 12, 2011

It was very crowded the night we were in. The service was a little slow due to the volume of people. The noise level made it tough to have a conversation at a table of six.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 11, 2011

The salmon salad was pitiful. Three forkfulls of salmon. I had mentioned something to the waiter about it, but was told that this was the lunch portion. I was hosting a business lunch and was embarassed at the minute portion size. I won't be returning for any reason.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 26, 2011

Great lobster mac and cheese! Very dark inside so they have menus that light up. Also, kid friendly with cotton candy and choose your own lollipops!

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 26, 2011

Good menu selection (including appetizers and main course salads).

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 26, 2011

I have eaten at the Tap Room quite a few times. this time the service was a little hurried, and my salmon a little overcooked. but this is the exception, not the norm.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on February 18, 2011

When making the reservation I had requested a window and let the restaraunt know it was a special occassion our anniversary. However, when we were shown to our table we were put in the back very tight space and when we told our waiter it was our anniversary, it didn't really matter. Plus I have had Ahi Tuna at alot of restaraunts int he area and this was the worse. It was so spicy that I couldn't eat it, but that didn't matter either.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 13, 2011

We really enjoyed ourselves. The atmosphere and ambiance were excellent, we saw tables with families as well as couples and everyone was enjoying themselves. The menu and wine list were very extensive there was something for everyone to enjoy.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Hot Spot
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 29, 2011

This is the second time I've eaten here and the food and service continued to be outstanding. Securing a table for 6 on a Saturday night was easy and the restaurant was more than accommodating when I added another seat. Service was great and we were able to carry on our conversation without having to fight the noise of other restaurants. Our server (Melvin?) was fantastic.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 11, 2011

Excellent range of offerings on menu (formal, informal, big dishes, smaller dishes). Great atmosphere and service. Food was excellent--we had smaller dishes; will try bigger dishes next time.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 10, 2011

Renovations have really done a wonderful job for the place.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 7, 2011

American Tap Room has done a good job of reinventing themselves in the restaurant mix of Reston Town Center. The menu has been revived, the service has improved, and the quality of the food is also much better. Great variety from sandwiches to entrees, salads to fish to steak, all with good presentation and flavor. The service was the best I have had and they even had a couple managers checking in with folks which tells me they know they have to be on their game. Prices have gone up slightly on the main menu items ($20-$30) but there are still bargains to be had. The Steak salad, ahi tuna, and crab cake were all good. I would certainly go back. Good place to get a table if you have a large group.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2010

Excellent food, service, ambiance.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 30, 2010

....overall, great restaurant, great food, very good sevice.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 23, 2010

As always, predictably good food and great service. Very inviting, comfortable atmosphere. Very good for a business lunch.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 14, 2010

It was our first time to ATR and we both really enjoyed it. The waiter was very attentive, food was really great and we both commented at the end of the evening that the noise wasn't as bad as Clydes. I drove out from Arlington, and with the Christmas traffic it took an hour and a half, but I made it just at 6:30 in time for the reservation. My friend works in Reston and she didn't get there until 6:45 but it was okay. I was served a cup of coffee which warmed me up. Then we warmed up with wine!! I'd definately go back.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 11, 2010

The atmosphere was very nice, the service was perfect, and we had a great time. It was not crowded when we arrived at 6:30 PM but it was very busy by the time we left at 8:30 PM. Food was good: macaroni with lobster was really good, chicken kabobs were excellent, the rib-eye steak kind of so-so.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 9, 2010

Food was good as usual. Servicee was good considering there were many large tables (holiday lunches). The new menus are quite cool, very easy to read at the slightly dark interior tables.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 24, 2010

love the big plush chairs and the lit wine list, menu, and bill. very novel. very cool!

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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 20, 2010

Our sever seemed to be brand new at this. We were without drinks for a long time. When the food arrived, he confirmed that we wanted black pepper, but then never came back with it. After my friend asked for a cocktail menu, he simply told her it was no longer "happy hour", and offered no suggestions. The menus glow with LED lights inside which to me seemed desperate and "trying too hard" to be flashy, at the expense of a quality experience. My arugula salad was great, though, even without the pepper.

Lots of folks on the patio expressed a dissatisfaction for the music, which was all stuff from the 90s. I came to dance and the music never inspired me to move.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 20, 2010

The bar area can get a little loud but you sit in the area right next to it but otherwise great. Service was really great. Lobster mac-n-cheese is a favorite!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 12, 2010

Food was great and service was very good. The noise from the bar travels to the restaurant so it makes it harder to have a conversation but not impossible. Not ideal for a quiet evening but definitely not too noisy to enjoy the evening. Would go back again.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 12, 2010

This was our first visit. The restaurant and bar are very chic - we especially liked the lit menus. The food was great. Lobster mac n cheese is chock full of big clumps of lobster, and the chef was able to accomodate a special request. We are definitely foodies and will visit American Tap Room again soon.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 12, 2010

the service was really poor, and the food seems to be getting worse. This was our second time (1st time was in the summer and we sat outside, so the food wasnt the main attraction). The menu is not great.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 7, 2010

Everything is always just sort of so so when we go to the Tap Room. We usually go for brunch and while we hear people around exclaiming over their breakfasts, we usually just think ours are overly greasy. They never bring a spoon with the coffee and we have to ask a couple of times just to get a utensil to stir in the sugar with. While we like the ambiance, the food is only passable...and really no spoon with coffee??

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 30, 2010

Great menu, however, chicken is always dry (I've had the chicken sandwich 2x). Love the beer and wine list. Only complaint is that the music gets unbearably loud around 10 pm. Luckily we were just finishing. We loved the spinach and crab dip! Will definitely come again, but on a weeknight.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 11, 2010

Excellent Food and Service. The decor is very warm and I love the "lighted" menus and check tabs! Great for the 40's crowd.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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