The American Hotel

4.5
335 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 335 people are saying
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vipmoshiemom
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place

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vipKapah
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and really enjoyed the outdoor patio.

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eileenc
New York Area
15 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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vipChowHound
Philadelphia
19 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
32 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best of the best!

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vipEater
New York Area
20 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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Omar
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
50 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

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DebbieM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food is always terrific! Crab cake is amazing! Steak is always delicious! Special salad was an interesting blend of sweet and salty- I really liked it! Shrimp was plump and delicious too. Wine list is amazing! Service is always very good to exceptional!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a lovely evening with my family at The American Hotel. Our server Joseph was super professional and had a great sense of humor. The duck pate was incredible as well as the steak au poivre.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Manager and wait staff friendly and professional!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Our service was awful; we ordered an omelet and a Diet Coke at the same time. The omelet came 15 mins later and the Diet Coke came 5 mins after that. A glass of wine took almost 30 mins to arrive.

Our food was over cooked, the crab cakes were fishy, the medium burger was rubber and looked like a hockey puck.

I usually love the American hotel, but today was not up to par.

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vipPinkgirll
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Birthday

Servicew outstanding
Food was fair
Expensive
Ambiance was spectacular

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

American Cuisine in a European like atmosphere

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vipHeathcliff
New York Area
104 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good food. Nice bar (yummy Bloody Mary) beverages. Like everywhere else it seemed short staffed but the waitress was great and doing her best to get to everyone. It’s hard to choose between sitting in the garden, bar or front porch.

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vipTunkuV
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Our first family foray into a restaurant after the Wuhan virus hit the world, and the experience was most pleasant. This is an old-fashioned place, a throwback to sleepier social times. Diners from New York City will enjoy the cordial graciousness of the dining room and the service. The maitre'd was most obliging, seating us immediately even though we were notably early: no attempt was made to "milk" us at the bar on a pre-dinner wait. The food was correct, not cutting-edge: everything entirely in order. Perfectly fresh oysters and shrimp (in the shrimp cocktail), and perfectly cooked flounder, salmon and crab cakes after. The duck sandwich was tasty...even hearty. $100+ per head (including tips) with wine ordered by the glass. A decent place for a (mildly) special occasion.

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vipaspenchic
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We had lunch outdoors and my friend asked for a different table than we were given and the waitresses response for not giving us the table was that “special people” like that table. We both laughed and thought that was a ridiculous response. I found the food to be ok but the prices are outrageous. They charge $8 for an ice tea. I probably won’t be going back anytime soon.

The American Hotel
Responded on August 14, 2021

Hi aspenchic, I'm really sorry to hear you had this experience! We try to be very democratic about the tables in our restaurant and unless a specific table has been reserved, are always happy to switch things around and accommodate. I'm not sure where the miscommunication was but it will be addressed, and I thank you for taking the time to offer feedback!

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vipNanchand
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely place. Made a reservation in advance and the Sat us in an adjacent room. Not the lovely dining room

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A unique, historical and tradition spot with a country club feel . It is always a terrific time!

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TaylorP18
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience2

This was my 2nd time at the American Hotel. The food was delicious but their menu is VERY limited and in dire need of an update. They are very unaccommodating with food requests. The restaurant SMELLED very musty in the main dining room— the odor was so offensive we asked to be switched to another section. We were then seated in the the room with atrium ceiling, which also has a peculiar smell as well. I realize the theme of the restaurant is that it’s an old hotel and that’s the charm but the smell is unacceptable especially with the prices they charge.

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vipMia327
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience1

Pretty old, stodgy place. Not a great ambiance. Food was okay.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

I’ve been to the American Hotel but this dinner was not one of the better ones. My fathers meal came about 10 minutes after everyone else’s. He ordered the steak well done and it came out medium rare. No explanation in fact our waiter had disappeared for the entire time. Other staff just looked the other way. I poured our own wine which is not a problem but the wine bottle was not on the table. Waiter finally came back smd still did not say anything. Walking out the hostess was silent as well. I have much better service at restaurants in NYC and Atlanta. It is really a place to see and be seen.

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Elizabeth
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
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 on July 25, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Great character & history
Decent food
Great location
Excellent bar

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IraH
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
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.

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 335 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.