The American Hotel

4.6
298 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 298 people are saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.6
ambience
4.0
value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Elizabeth
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal. Our server was great and the food was outstanding. Will definitely return.

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vipkamranj
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Great character & history
Decent food
Great location
Excellent bar

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IraH
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience4

My wife and I very much looked forward to our dinner at the American
Hotel. We ate outside in the garden and our table was quite nice.
The starters, both the little neck claims and the shrimp cocktail, were excellent. My halibut was just decent, but my wife’s duck, which I tried, was over cooked, tough, and pedestrian in terms of preparation. Our waiter, Dennis, noted that my wife was dissatisfied. He kindly provided us with two deserts at no charge. Dennis was highly professional. The service was first-rate. Nonetheless, my main course was not up to what we expected, and the duck was most disappointing. We do not plan on returning, since there are restaurants in Sag Harbor where we have had much better experiences.

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ABEBoyle
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Completely overrated. Food was overpriced and not very good. Atmosphere was old and outdated - doesn’t fit in area anymore.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Just lovely

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vipMemyselfirene
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience3

We waited 2 years to go to this restaurant. Unfortunately, no piano due to COVID-19, we were seated in the bar area, which we were unhappy about, my chicken was OK, just OK, the sauce was extremely salty, my mom's fish was dry. Overall just an OK dinner for big bucks. I would wait until you can enjoy the main dining room and perhaps by then the food will be a bit better as well. The service was great, our server did a great job.

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Patrick
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great atmosphere
delicious food
service average

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience2

The American Hotel was always a place from another time but now it seems old and tired and antiquated. The servers really tried but they were all new and inexperienced and it showed in many ways and at many times during the meal. Servers reached across people with food for someone else; the white wine was warm. An entree of Dover sole had no sauce, was dried out and overpriced. Sorry to say after many years of enjoying this place, that I’ll not likely go back anytime soon.

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vipBettinaK
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Nothing special. Service could have been much better and food was mediocre. Good place for a drink and burger. Not fine dining.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the atmosphere. Great menu with excellent food!

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AGC3
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous, classic Sag Harbor gem! Will definitely be returning soon.

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vipTerriH
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful! Great food great staff😊

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vipJanieBob
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific! Everything was great

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kennethf
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service are always excellent !!

KB
KrisB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Maybe it’s pandemic related, but our meal was not the special experience we expect from the American Hotel. Menu was paired down and food presentation was uninspired. I expect more for $375 for two.

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vipSueO
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious , well prepared lobster BLT. Tuna entree outstanding! We’ll be back very soon!

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JoniF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The American Hotel never disappoints if you are looking for the old world charm of privilege… we live having a lunch or brunch there. The drinks are fabulous…

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vipgman
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience1

Nice local food was fair for the cost — there are better places to dine out east — I’d stick to breakfast here only

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HaroldQuispe
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, overall best place in Sag Harbor

KM
KathrynM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always.

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BruceW
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Dover sole was served lukewarm
Chicken breast was good
FoieGras was mediocre as presented - needs a beter fruit accompanyment
Choc. Mousse was good
Ceasar salad mediocre taste and too much dressing on salad

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JasonE
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

It's a cozy romantic place. Menu never changes. And there is no loud music, thank goodness.

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vipkeithl
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

nice meal, great old school experience,
the crab, tuna and salmon were perfect

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vipcdknewyork19
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was once again outstanding. The perfect martini followed by oysters Rockefeller and then flounder almondine. Delicious. Excellent service.

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vipNancyO
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

6/23
Pleasant atmosphere, relaxed dining.

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CherylC
Naples
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about the American Hotel was excellent!
The service is friendly, knowledgeable and attentive. The wine list is extraordinary! And the Lobster BLT is Amazing! Try to get get seated on the front porch where you have the best view for people watching!

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vipKDCM
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday lunch

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vipmitch
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely experience. Had lunch on the porch for anniversary. Food very good. Will definitely return.

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AmyY
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always such a treat, everyone is so warm and welcoming! The food was amazing yesterday, grilled salmon with perfectly cooked spinach and mashed potatoes, delicious!

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vipRich46
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our first time using Open Table since the pandemic. I love this restaurant and thought it the perfect first step to normalcy. The food is always excellent, Saturday was no exception.

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vipeastender
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Wonderful service in a beautiful setting. Good, well prepared food. A bit pricey but worth it for a special occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the Staff and the food was great. We will be back next season.

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vipTheRealDeal
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

the Black Bass special was one of the finest composed fish dishes I have ever had

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vipTriBeCaGirl155
New York Area
120 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The culinary experience was exceptional. We dined al fresco & the noise was deafening. Not the fault of the American Hotel, but it did somewhat mar the wonderful meal we enjoyed.

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vipHomer
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The hostess was very unprofessional and seemed flustered when we arrived even though it was not crowded. We were there for a special anniversary and although they were informed beforehand no one paid any attention. We told the hostess th e reservation was for 2 and when she returned to see if the table was ready she asked if we were part of the party of five!
Oh well - the food was very good and the waiter attentive. A pretty spot for a celebration but they need to step up their game.

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sheyron
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in the Hamptons. Food is amazing and staff top notch. Dennis the Menace was our waiter. Nicest and so professional. Cant wait to go back again.

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vipLaxitmom
New York Area
76 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful experience here! The lobster bisque was the best that I have ever had in my life-and I’m
Not exaggerating! Our bartender/server was such a lovely and kind gentleman who knows how to make a martini! Thanks again.

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michelleB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Old world gracious space with fab food
The way fine dining should be

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vipkatja2015
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great experience
excellent service, very attentive

TB
vipTriBeCaGirl155
New York Area
120 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply put, it was excellent!

FAQs

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

The American Hotel is rated 4.6 stars by 298 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.