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.
- 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
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
Great wine list with very helpful sommelier. Matches the food perfectly.
Excellent French cuisine at the east end. A very pleasant surprise.
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!
This is a great place for breakfast. The hotel is very old and well maintained, it’s just a great experience.
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.
Beautiful outdoor dining garden. Wait staff was excellent! Excellent lunch menu.
Love this place and even more so when they opened their garden area.
Always my one of my favorite go to’s.
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.
Wonderful service. Excellent food
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.
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.
Truly enjoyed eating in the back patio.
Food always top notch and they have the best wine list anywhere in the country
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.
Very limited menu, long delays for service and poor quality of the food delivered make this pricey locale a NO GO.
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.
Love this place
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.
Excellent food and really enjoyed the outdoor patio.
Fabulous, as always... I have never had a bad meal here. Lovely.
Beautiful restaurant, awesome food and great service!
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.
Superb food with excellent service
We had a delightful meal ! Wine was great !
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.
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.
As usual great food and service. Wine list is best out here as is the menu.
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.
As lovely as I remembered. Sitting on the porch for breakfast on Main St is a genuine treat.
Best of the best!
Wonderful, wonderful service
Didier is great
Fabulous wine list
We had a Drouhin Laguiche Montrachet Grand Cru 2002 that was perfect
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.
Excellent food! Quite pricy but worth the investment.
Perfect lunch setting
Our favorite year after year
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.
The food was great and the location is conveniently located in downtown.
Always great and fabulous professional staff!
Dennis et al are terrific!!/outstanding
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.