The American Hotel

4.5
351 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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
What 351 people are saying
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ThomasG
London
7 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great wine list with very helpful sommelier. Matches the food perfectly.

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AlessandroS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent French cuisine at the east end. A very pleasant surprise.

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vipCarol
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is fine dining like the old days. The food is excellent the service is excellent ambience is excellent and always a delight to eat there. It is worth the money!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great place for breakfast. The hotel is very old and well maintained, it’s just a great experience.

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Karnak
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience4

Very disappointing evening. Perhaps the ownership has changed? Service was horrible. Waiter never told us about the specials, bread came after the entree, and no one stopped by the table to see if everything was ok. We were an afterthought at best. He was watching the Yankees game in the other room.
My entree was inedible. I had the duck (which I have had before) and it was off. The side was a rice that tasted like a mix, and some very messy vegetable medley, including RAW potato slices. It also looked like a big mess on the plate.
At best, it was diner food quality and that isn't fair to a diner!
If someone had bothered to stop by the table, I could have least ordered something else. I was hungry: I would have settled. on a sandwich or a salad.
Plus side is the ambience and a good cocktail.
I was upset since it was a birthday celebration.
In all fairness, when the waiter finally deemed to stop by (after my dinner companion was finished with his meal, he did take the cost of the entree off the bill. Never bothered to ask if he could get me something else or a glass of wine or desert. Very very disappointing.

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CarolD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful outdoor dining garden. Wait staff was excellent! Excellent lunch menu.

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vipValerieN
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place and even more so when they opened their garden area.
Always my one of my favorite go to’s.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The service was excellent l. We sat on the patio and the heatl lamps worked well. I had the lamb chops and I’m they were cooked perfectly.

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viplori
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service. Excellent food

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LindaS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience1

Waiter was excellent, funny and saved the dining experience from being totally miserable. Major lack of ambience due to no music, yet a beautiful grand piano sat there untouched. Strange environment with no buzz and reminded us of what it may be like dining on the Titanic in silence.
Food was predictably very good, especially the lobster bisque, but Flounder a bit overcooked. That said, it was nice to be served a whole meal without having to select sides to share or family style.

Again, our waiter was excellent, however the hostess lacked similar people skills and seemed to be bored with her job and was definitely out of place regarding the caliber of the other service staff and the kind, polished gentleman in lobby.

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SeasideEpicure
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

We have been dining at the American Hotel for decades. As always, the service was absolutely superb ... professional, personable, kind ... we cannot offer sufficient praise for the service at our table in the bar area (a spot where we love to dine). The venue / ambiance is, as always, part of the draw. While the recipes for the mushroom soup (a broth with near raw mushrooms and strange seasoning) and oysters Rockefeller (the Pernod overshadowed the delicacy of the oysters) were disappointing, the filet of sole meuniere was outstanding. Maybe the kitchen has changed. We will absolutely dine here again ... and make more in depth inquiries regarding the interpretation of the dishes we order.

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vipHowardM
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly enjoyed eating in the back patio.
Food always top notch and they have the best wine list anywhere in the country

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vipKellyepf
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely old world restaurant, but the prices were beyond exorbitant. Hard to justify eating there again. But it seems prices at many of the finer Hamptons restaurants are through the roof. I suppose if people are willing to pay those prices, the restaurants will take advantage of the acceptance- it seems a bit like price-gouging to me.

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viptonyq
Charleston
38 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3food2service1ambience4

Very limited menu, long delays for service and poor quality of the food delivered make this pricey locale a NO GO.

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vipMaryS
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Excellent everything

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal!

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AlanK
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We were celebrating my wife’s birthday. All three of us ordered the duck, which was highly recommended. My wife & I thought it was only mediocre.

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vipmoshiemom
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place

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vipKapah
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always one of our favorite go to restaurants. The salmon and seared tuna entrees were fabulous. We usually sit on the porch or in the secret garden, but loved the small back room we enjoyed last night. Can’t wait to have their duck again once Fall rolls around. Love that dish too. Although, we have never not enjoyed the many dishes we’ve tried. It’s all fabulous.

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vipGumby
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and really enjoyed the outdoor patio.

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vipeileenc
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous, as always... I have never had a bad meal here. Lovely.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
78 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant, awesome food and great service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

The food was fine but I deducted points for what may seem like a small matter. We ordered sandwiches which were expensive and asked for buns or good bread. The waiter said they only serve it on white bread. He was kind of apologetic saying he doesn’t make the rules so clearly
Others had the same problem. Seems insensitive to customers for the restaurant to do that.

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ChowHound
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Superb food with excellent service

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a delightful meal ! Wine was great !

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vipRodgerpw
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall1food2service3ambience3

I think this restaurant is great if you’re over 70 seeking mediocre food. I wonder if it was a coincidence that my wife, who is a POC, went in first to get our table and we were stuck at a tiny table half embedded in a fern up against the server station. Many tables by the windows were available. Just saying…won’t be returning.

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LoisZ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our anniversary!

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vipConnieDC
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The food was a disappointment actually. It came out too fast. Whole meal felt rushed as if kitchen has it all premade. The mushroom soup tasted more like bean soup. The Dover sole was well presented but too firm, not melt in your mouth fish as one expects, especially for the price. . Our waiter Joseph was outstanding and we loved the rooms.

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vipHampton
Miami
31 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual great food and service. Wine list is best out here as is the menu.

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vipFoodie411
Houston
29 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience2

I went for breakfast on Sun morning. It was if it was an inconvenience to the servers to ge there. The food choices for Sun bfast are eggs, eggs Benedict, french toast and maybe 2 other things. One kind of mimosa- classic. Our table was right by the steps and very busy. I felt like I was eating on the street. Not worth the money. I heard a better dinner place. Skip the breakfast.

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Frank
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As lovely as I remembered. Sitting on the porch for breakfast on Main St is a genuine treat.

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vipJaGo26
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best of the best!

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vipEater
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, wonderful service
Didier is great
Fabulous wine list
We had a Drouhin Laguiche Montrachet Grand Cru 2002 that was perfect

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Christopher
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fav restaurant in sag harbor. Very charming. Excellent and extensive wine list. Some servers are better then others. Every plate is fantastic. There aren’t any mediocre items on the menu.

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vipOmar
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Excellent food! Quite pricy but worth the investment.

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vipJUDITHS
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect lunch setting

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Our favorite year after year

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vipaura
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited my sister in Amagansett and she suggested The American Hotel. I took her for lunch while shopping in Sag Harbor and thoroughly enjoyed everything.. Food was exceptional, service delightful…. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

The food was great and the location is conveniently located in downtown.

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vipebe9800
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always great and fabulous professional staff!
Dennis et al are terrific!!/outstanding

FAQs

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

The American Hotel is rated 4.5 stars by 351 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.