The American Sector @ The National WWII Museum

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181 reviews
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Delicious decisions are easily made at The American Sector restaurant — the perfect destination for weekend brunch, lunch, dinner, snacks, and spirits. With a comfortable setting, affordable fare, and a tempting array of appetizers, salads, soups, entrées, sides, and desserts to enjoy, this popular venue awaits you.

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New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

The food was terrible. Poach eggs was hard, ran out of oysters, 5-star burger was super dry. Our brunch was 3.5hours long, yes, that long. Service was overall the worst, she did not care because she still slapped 20% on our tab. That was the easiest $65 she made. Terrible food, terrible service, terrible prices. Also, after going back and forth, service finally gave in and validated our parking. Which states online that parking was offered. If not, it would have been $12 parking for each car on top of our $408 bill. Gave this place a second chance, never again.

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SJ
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were there to celebrate a birthday in our family. Food was delicious. Spicy bloody marys had a good kick. Would definitely go there again.

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New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food and service in a great atmosphere.

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MW
Tahoe
15 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great after visiting WWII Museum, made the reservation before seeing movie. We got seated right after that.

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LJ
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We visited on 11/12/18. My nephew has an allergy and the waitress seemed very off-put about asking the chef/kitchen about the ingredients. Because he has this allergy, we ask about it everywhere we go. Most staff are very accommodating so we have lots of experiences to compare to. Not sure if she was in a hurry (it was close to 2pm closing time), but we ended up leaving because we just didn't feel welcome there. It turned out ok. We walked about three blocks, found a great restaurant and then just came back to the Museum to finish our day.

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MN
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent shrimp po boy and a good salad. Service was good and we loved the museum.

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TD
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My wife and I enjoyed the lunch very much. I had the shrimp po’boy and it was delicious.

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NF
New Orleans
77 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Crab cakes were tasty. Wife thought chili and salad were just "ok"

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New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

grandparents 57th wedding anniversary, noted in the reservation but not acknowledged. from hostess to initial encounter with server, was not a friendly, warm, inviting feeling. brunch options (only 6) does not cater to an 80yrs old crowd, which seems like a disconnect for being attached to the WWII museum. i had to make arrangement to allow my grandparents to order something simple and that they are used to. my eggs Benedict had hair in the dish.

first visit and will probably not plan to return. some opportunities to make this place great.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

It was not crowded at all and we sat 20 minutes before anyone came over. Our server finally came, took our drink order and never came back. 15 min later she came to take our order, still no drinks. Food and drinks hot at the same time, 15 min after that. Burger tasted like cardboard and the bacon peanut butter and banana, was missing the banana and peanut butter. We had to ask 2 people to find our server to bring the right lunch. We were there long and the food was not good. And the bill for this was $100. It was perfectly clear our server hated her job . Don’t waste your time here.

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LB
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

I used to love the American Sector when it first opened. Boy has it gone way downhill! We came on Smithsonian’s free museum day, so it was busy. The service was still good, especially for the number of people there. Unfortunately, the food was no good at all and wayyy overpriced for what you get. We’ll be coming back to the museum, just not the restaurant.

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RA
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

The food was good; however the service was subpar. Appetizers were brought out without plates, soup was plopped on the center of the table rather than in front of diners. Also, the server did not bring spoons with the soup. We had a table of four and two meals were brought out, then several minutes later, a third meal was delivered. The fourth seemed to have been forgotten entirely. The server was friendly, but inattentive. Not sure I’ll return.

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L
New Orleans
26 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service! The staff could not have been nicer. The food was good and fun ambiance

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LW
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 2ambience 2

The bar and bartender were fabulous. Restaurant menu not great and server very inattentive! We left restaurant after finishing our drinks without ordering food. Wasn't a very good Coolinary deal either! Hard to rate by stars bc good bar but bad restaurant.

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V
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great addition to WWII Museum👍👍👍. Good menu variety for all ages.

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MQ
New Orleans
21 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The brunch experience was outstanding. The food was delicious and the service was amazing. These folks work hard to please their customers.

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L
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

Ordered drinks that never came....we got up to leave because we have another event to attend and the drinks appeared. They apologized and put the drinks in paper cups so we could take them with us. Didn't charge us. We did have the sliders that we ordered, so we paid for them. They were cold....the meat was cold.....felt like a mistake, but we didn't stay around to find out.....they were not busy, but it was close to their closing time. Don't know if that played into it.

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OT
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is fantastic!

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j
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

My friends meal was not what she ordered, when she ordered something else it was not the way she had ordered.
Finally, she ordered a 3rd meal and it was ok. The server apologized and gave her a drink free.

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OT
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to celebrate a 50th Birthday! Everyone enjoyed the food, drinks and ambiance of the restaurant.

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MQ
New Orleans
21 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance.
Great food.
Great service.

Truly an enjoyable experience.

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MM
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We had brunch for Father’s Day. My dish came to the table cold,and the replacement dish was not much warmer.
Food subpar overall. We were disappointed.

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D
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Father’s Day. Server was uneducated—didn’t know why the cities are listed on the walls and thought a drink had Gin instead of vodka. The reason for the cities is because those locations had canteens during the war, by the way. Server said we could order burger medium....but it was fully cooked. Pricey. The shrimp and grits dish was the best on the table, but grits are plain. Pickle dip was good. The southern food plate with the greens and Mac and cheese was average. The Elvis sandwich with bacon was great. The sliders were ok. Average overall.

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OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Seated immediately but it was 15 minutes before our server actually came to our table. Food was above average but not spectacular. Restaurant was really really cold. Would come back again only if visiting the WW2 Museum but wouldn’t make a trip just for the restaurant.

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OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Bottomless mimosas weren’t exactly bottomless, only a carafe of OJ and a bottle of champagne. There was no description in the menu either so it was surprising when we asked for another bottle and were told we’d be charged for another bottomless.

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N
New Orleans
42 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were surprised that the dining room was almost empty at 6:30 p.m. our waiter, Jake was delightful and knew the menu choices well. Portions were generous and the chicken biscuit was very good with the ever jelly. The desserts were also very good!

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OT
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Not as good as it used to be. Sad!

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BJ
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

We waited for a long time for the appetizer to come out. We had the feeling that the appetizer would run into the main course.

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KH
New Orleans
14 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great food & really nice break from the museum. Service was good and friendly.

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OT
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Because of a special event the place was packed, not normally so. First appetizer served was cold it was replaced with an apology.

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LC
Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Perfect place for lunch break between morning and afternoon WWII museum visit. Service is quick with many health to hamburger like options. Recommend reservations.

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R
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Crab cakes and redfish were really very good. Also good selection of beers.

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LK
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

French fries were underdone and cool. Had to send hamburger back because not cooked medium rare as requested. Next one took 15 minutes to arrive and was overdone

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MC
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Was a nice quick bite to eat in between visiting the museum. Food was good and quick. They were understaffed that day so we sat at the bar, but service was fast and bartenders were extremely friendly and observant.

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JA
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Our group made a reservation in advance. Despite this, it was still difficult to be seated. Some of the meals were superb, others seemed out of place for the atmosphere of this restaurant. Our server was excellent! If you are planning a day at the museum this is a good choice if you are running short on time.

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T
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Some of food was cold. Plate hot, food not. Mac & cheese not very tasty. Was quiet. Website said they close at 7 but you can make a 6:45 reservation. Kinda confusing

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K
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 4

Great menu and ambience, unfortunately, really terrible service the day I visited. After sitting at our table for 10 minutes, and inquiring twice about our server (which had yet to visit the table), we still didn't even have water. We left. Would still recommend because it seems some portion of proceeds go to museum, and the menu is promising, but I do hope the service improves.

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BH
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an enjoyable and relaxing lunch. We spend the morning on "The Road to Tokyo" and lunch gave us the rest to experience "The Road to Berlin" in the afternoon. The food was traditional with a fresh twist. Very tasty!

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DB
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

Food came out cold. Hamburger was raw except on the very outside. Service was slow. Walk someplace else.

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TS
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We chose this restaurant for after a day at the museum, celebrating our daughter's 18th birthday. The menu seemed limited, and the prices were high. The server was not very attentive, and since it was early in the evening, it wasn't busy at all. We left the restaurant wishing we had chosen somewhere else.

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