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The American Hotel, Sag Harbor, NY

The American Hotel

4.8
4.8
480 Reviews
$50 and over
French

The American Hotel is one of the few historic hotels remaining in the United States. Here, visitors can come and visit and take a trip back in time to the mid-1920s when smoking rooms and jackets were commonplace among velvet furniture and strong whiskey served on the rocks. During the summertime.
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.

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Booked 32 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    French, American, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Sat, Sun 8:00 am–10:45 am Lunch Daily 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (631) 725-3535

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Private party contact

    Mary Ferrara: (631) 725-3535

  • Neighborhood

    Sag Harbor

  • Cross street

    Bay Street

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 480 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Long Island / Hamptons

    Notable Wine List

  • Long Island / Hamptons

    French

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely- sat inside, un crowded and easy to have a conversation. Delicious food- beautiful presentation and a generous serving. Great wait staff and incredible, prompt service. Just thought a glass of Prosecco would have been a nice touch for the birthday girl- I am sure our waiter overheard us mention it..

  2. MT

    MarkT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience3

    Ambience is definitely more old fashioned than other restaurants in town but food is very good although it comes very quick so maybe more space between courses would be better unless in a hurry

  3. LS

    LarryS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food4service4ambience3

    While I would have preferred to be seated on the front porch, which was available, we were seated in the rear garden, by ourselves, since there were no other diners there @the time. Was told that the tables on the porch were reserved for a later sitting and he didn’t think we would be finished in time…when we left all the tables on the porch were set w/no arrivals yet!!

  4. SQ

    SuziQ

    New York Area

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was great!

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Stayed in sag harbor for a weekend wedding strolled through this lovely town and enjoyed breakfast with my husband ! Loved the silver coffee service set! Delicious eggs Benedict ! Would highly recommend

  6. J

    Jamman

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We wanted a guaranteed meal As one of us drove in from Nj and one of us just flew in from Barcelona. We were not disappointed!

  7. w

    wayned

    Atlantic City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Eddie the bartender was also our waiter since we sat in the bar area. He is funny ,energetic knew the specials & explained every question with patience. The hotel is lucky to have him . Gail & Wayne Dunbar massapequa park

  8. AC

    AnnC

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always fabulous!

  9. J

    Jayne

    New York Area

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    we had a lovely evening!

  10. TR

    TerranceR

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We were able to secure an outdoor seat which added to the pleasure of the evening. From start to finish not one glitch in choices of food and drink. Service was perfect too. Definitely a do again place

  11. ND

    NeighborhoodDiner1

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Good good in great environment and good service. I’ve never had a bad meal at the American Hotel!

  12. K

    Kathy

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Ate in back garden. Very nice Loved the Prix fix. Thank you during these hard times.,.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing first time experience! We will be returning again!

  14. L

    Laura

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My favorite restaurant in the Hamptons. It never disappoints. Food and service are amazing. A notch above the rest!

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic experience. Everything was top notch and the prices were reasonable given the food and service quality. Vincenzo was excellent!

  16. C

    Critix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The American Hotel is back in top form after a bad patch during the pandemic, when the decor was depressing (plastic cutlery, dispensers of hand sanitizers on each table instead of the customary flowers and candle), the service understandably patchy and their classic, usually foolproof dishes only so-so at best. This time we ate in their charming outdoor Back Patio, the service expert and impeccable, superb sommelier service, and best of all the cuisine was absolutely delicious from start to finish. A great relief to see the comeback of our longterm favorite Hamptons restaurant, with the best wine list between Manhattan and Mayfair.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and service as usual..

  18. AA

    AnthonyA

    New York Area

    167 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    167 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    always a pleasure to dine at the American Hotel, great food in nice atmosphere.

  19. t

    tracym

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Perfect! Love our waiter. Everything is always right on the money there!

  20. JM

    JamesM

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Just get the lobster BLT . The service is great , highly recommend

  21. R

    Roslyn28

    New York Area

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a hit! Great food and exceptional service! Fun bar with great variety! Historic spot! One of my all time favorites! A must for any foodie!

  22. TT

    TinaT

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    One of my favorite restaurants for many years .. highly recommend. Food is always delicious and service is excellent

  23. D

    Debbie

    New York Area

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    We went for dinner to celebrate hey husband's birthday.Our server was very attentive and saw to all our needs. My husband has to have dairy free meals and our server made sure there were no problems with the food. If I have to give a negative it would be that the food came out very quickly. We ordered a nice bottle of wine and wanted to enjoy a little time before our appetizers came out but they were out immediately. Our dinner followed quickly. While the selection of wine was very extensive, the book was huge, it would have been nice if they had a sommelier on site to help with our selection.

  24. DH

    DennisH

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Staff was lovely and the food out of this world!

  25. C

    Chrispy

    New York Area

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lunch on the porch was perfect, as usual. With the steady turnover in the Hamptons, we’re so glad to have this “old reliable” to return to, year after year!

  26. r

    richardc

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Professional staff. Many for years. Best wines on Long Island. Great Bloody Mary and Cosmo.

  27. LM

    LadyM

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The shrimp in the shrimp cocktail were jumbo and delicious. Husband's lobster bisque also delicious. The crab cakes were not bready but a tad creamy. Whole lobster was very meaty and was deshelled for us.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Reliably good food and service in a classic environment.

  29. RL

    RobertL

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We always enjoy ourselves , it’s a sure thing and never have to worry or be disappointed. Love it there !!

  30. B

    Basshook47

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Exquisite experience. Old world feel ambiance. Attentive, knowledgeable wait staff. Food from cocktails, to appetizers, to main course to dessert and coffee wonderful. Nice touch is backlit menus so easier to read in the available light. Waiters suggestions were helpful and outstanding.

  31. LF

    LindaF

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous dinner.. wonderful service— all around perfect!

  32. S

    Sweetascandy

    New England

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our cocktails, dinner and wine were excellent. Ed provided us with outstanding service and made our experience even more enjoyable. Thank you. Bob was very helpful and gracious assisting us with wine selection.

  33. NN

    NancyN

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It is always a pleasure to dine at the American Hotel. The service is of the highest order! The menu is very broad so there is something that will please everyone, both large and small entrees and appetizers. We had a lovely lunch.

  34. JC

    JudithC

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Mother's Day breakfast at The American Hotel was a perfect morning. Ambiance is lovely, service is attentive without being intrusive and hearty breakfast was delicious.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a lovely dinner to celebrate our two year anniversary. The service was wonderful and all of the food was delicious. We were very pleased with our experience and look forward to going back to try more dishes. The American hotel has one of the most interesting menus in the area.

  36. L

    Laura

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best food, service and ambiance in town. The servers are super professional. Dennis was a gem! Always my favorite.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing wine list at a reasonable price point. Lots of back vintages options. Food was very good too and service was attentive and professional. A must try!

  38. E

    Ellenz

    Washington DC

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a great meal outside in the courtyard! Edward was a great waiter!

  39. JJ

    JJJJ

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very charming spot in downtown. Coffee was perfect. The cold crab salad tasted great, and the lobster blt was absolutely amazing! It is on the pricier end but worth the extra money for quality food and friendly wait staff!

  40. AP

    AnnP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful service, great food and amazing ambiance! Loved our evening there with friends!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

The American Hotel offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (631) 725-3535.

The American Hotel is rated 4.8 stars by 480 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 32 times today
Google Map for The American Hotel

45 Main Street Sag Harbor, NY 11963

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Bay Street

  • Neighborhood

    Sag Harbor

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Sat, Sun 8:00 am–10:45 am Lunch Daily 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    French, American, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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