The American Hotel
Of course, The American Hotel is more than just a hotel, it houses an excellent restaurant as well. There are multiple dining areas depending on what kind of experience guests are looking for. The Main Dining Room is a lively and rambunctious room that holds about 80 people while the Drew Room is a quieter, more private area for those looking for an intimate evening. The food is quintessential American cuisine from across the United States.
Always the very best food, service, and atmosphere here. The staff helped me celebrate my birthday in the very best way.
Staff is always professional...great wine list and an excellent recommendation...Ron is a true gentleman
Been coming here for four or so years and always great food and fun, classy atmosphere. Their veal chops or lamb chops are always show stoppers and have yet to have disappointing seafood as well.
Restaurant staff allowed us to come in, sit down, order and start eating before informing us that my husband’s sleeveless tee shirt was not acceptable attire, requiring him to put on their tee shirt with sleeves. This rule was not posted on premises or web site. The incident was very embarrassing and we will not go there again, whatever we’re wearing.
Bread was stale. Fish smelled like ammonia. Veal was tough and overcooked.
Took my wife for her birthday. The service was very good and the food likewise. It didn't really explode in our mouths with flavor and it wasn't a thrilling experience but it was a good, well prepared, well presented meal. It's a good place to visit for a meal and then walk around Sag Harbor afterwards. We really did enjoy the colorful indoor ambiance.
Delicious food. A bit heavy for summer but very last bit delicious. Not a light summery plae overall bc of decor but worth trying it!
I have had many pleasurable dining experiences at the American Hotel in the past. I wanted to introduce guests visiting from Santa Fe to a lovely Hamptons institute. It was a big disappointment due to horrible service, mix ups with entrees and a bad attitude from all the wait staff. Won't be coming back for a long time or ever!
A timeless Classic! The way I would like to be treated! Worth every penny! Elegant, delicious food, historic setting, great wait staff... They make each patron feel like royalty!
Service was not as good as usual, possibly because we went on Mother's Day. Also, we were told we had to order from the Prix Fixe menu, but just as we were finishing our meal,we overheard our waiter tell guests at the next table that they could order from the regular menu as well as from the PF one.
We also had to ask for things, such as a glass of water, or a cup of ice, several times. We felt somewhat ignored. Food was excellent, but service was not.
Great place, great folks and great food!
We decided to go off season because it is usually packed during the summer months. We were seated in one of four? dining rooms alone. One of the dining rooms was very crowded but my wifie pointed out that she thought that that dining room was for the locals since everyone seemed to know each other. So much for snobbishness.
We enjoyed everything starting with the cocktails which were well prepared and very cold. The appetizer which the waiter recommended was excellent. It was local bay scallops simply prepared and not overcooked as they usually are. The same was true of the roasted cod and the Scottish salmon. The portions were generous. As for the service, the waiter was attentive but not pretentious.
Hard to be disappointed but much busier these days and the good tables are few
One of our favorite restaurants in the Hampton's!
Outstanding as always.
The staff is always eager to please and the dining experience is divine.
Our favorite place on the East End.
No one else comes close.
I loved this hotel the only thing was the shops closed early and had they no room service- but still loved it will absolutley stay there again
I read the reviews and there were many negative and almost cancelled my reservation, I am glad I did not. I don't know what all the reviews were talking about the staff being rude. They were far from rude. It was exceptional service, and the food top notch. A little pricey but well worth it from start to finish!!
Went there for my wife's birthday in January for lunch. Great menu, the service was excellent and we enjoyed the historic and tasteful ambiance. We were not rushed and the waiters were very attentive and cordial.
It would be easy to be intimidated by The American Hotel: the maitre d' and at least one of the waiters are not the warm and fuzzy type, the wine list is very long, and menu items are expensive. Get over that and you can have a wonderful, romantic lunch in the winter. (Summer is an entirely different story. I don't go then.) Request the bar room, have a shrimp cocktail, a burger, wonderful tomato soup (if it's a special), excellent salads, fresh fish. There are reasonably priced wines like a $29 muscadet. Sierra Nevada's on tap.
Great food, great service, just great!
New Year's Eve was festive and wonderful.
The food was superb and generous and we totally enjoyed the ambiance
of this traditional but not stuffy restaurant.
Nice for Christmas but not memorable. That is sad considering the price. That would be sad at any price.
Neither one if us liked our salads. Too many field greens. We were very disappointed for such a renowned restaurant as the American Hotel.
A dining experience at The American Hotel never disappoints! We took guests and they were
impressed by the level of food, service and ambiance offered. The cozy back room is a favorite of ours.
Twenty minutes late being seated. Treated with contempt by host. Waiiters could not be bothered fo offer to take drink orders for another twenty minutes. Numerous menu items 'became unavailable after being ordered. The dishes that did come out looked unappealing and tasted only a little bit better. All in all a depressing dining experience.
My wife and I were celebrating our 36th wedding anniversary. Great place for a special lunch. Enjoyed every aspect.
Bar noise spilled over into the restaurant. Decor is dated. Ambiance is lacking. Food was very good but, not dazzling for the money and reputation.
had to wait for our table to be ready, even with a reservation but after that, it was a perfect lunch. sat outside and felt totally indulged. great atmosphere, food, service. best bloody mary!!
We were seated in the atrium which was just beautiful. The food was wonderful and we couldn't have enjoyed the evening more. The tuna ceviche appetizer and lobster consomme were very good appetizers. We had the rack of lamb off the regular menu and the best veal chop ever which was a special.
Good selection of specials and excellent service. Food was outstanding.
could not have been better.....
Unique place with excellent service, very good food, extremely comfortable, would highly recommend.
I now understand the mixed reviews. The wine list is extensive, the Bananas Foster delicious. However, the awful service and medicore food for a Friday evening were extremely disappointing.
Food consistently good. Service usually spotty.
A laid back atmosphere that is relaxing.
The American Hotel is a standard fixture in Sag Harbor and a place to go for a drink and a bite to eat. I usually have dinner. last visit was lunch with a visiting girlfriend. The prix fixe lunch is ok. Stilly pricey for what you get the service last time was so so. The pleasure of the experience comes from sitting in the old building somehow one absorbs its past.
I will go there again because I like it.
When I booked on Open Tabyle I mentioned that it was a birthday and when we ordered dessert there was no candles in the cake or any
acknowledgement of a birthday
The American Hotel is reliably good.
The perfect special occassion place, the American Hotel continjues to do it all with near perfection. Impeccable service is a stately and elegant setting void of stuffiness. And the kitchen prepares solid presentations of its menu with a somewht traditional French leaning and cold seafood offerings supplemented by a smidge of new American. The American Bison special in a traditional French Bordeleise was wonderful. They do it right. Take your honey and enjoy the evening.
The American Hotel might not be the pinnacle of elegance any more, but it has immense slightly-funky charm, and very good food, an interesting menu, fine service more like a local restaurant than a swell-big-City place. It's expensive, perhaps, though not so much for a "resort" context, but manageable, and worth at least the occasional splurge...
The restaurant has acknowledged my complaints and have been very generous in response. May have been a one night experience because of the staff having being busy the prior days, so we will give it another visit later in the season.