American Tap Room - Reston, VA

3.8
480 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Casual
  • Comfort Food
  • Group Bookings
This is American Regional Cuisine at its classic, pub-inspired best. The food is fun and what we like to call “approachable”. You’ll also enjoy some twists on the classics with taste-inspired ideas like our Chicken Marsala and delicious new Flatbreads. At the American Tap Room - Reston, VA we believe in using local ingredients as much as possible and, yes, everything we serve goes well with beer.

Ranging from weekend brunch, to a casual lunch outing or an after-work gathering in our bar, each dining experience is uniquely enjoyable.

Enjoy your time with us on our outdoor patio, inside by the fireplace, or by booking a private event.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Contemporary American
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Hours of Operation
Sunday 9AM–12:00AM
Monday 11AM–12:00AM
Tuesday 11AM–12:00AM
Wednesday 11AM–12:00AM
Thursday 11AM–12:00AM
Friday 11AM–2AM
Saturday 9AM–2AM

Brunch every Saturday, Sunday & Federal Holiday.
10AM - 3 PM
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Phone number
(703) 834-0400
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Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Catering
We Can Do anything from black tie to no Tie just ask for our catering menu
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Cross Street
Market Street
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Parking Details
Plenty of covered parking, open parking lot, and street parking. Parking Validated
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Public Transit
Bus Stop at Town Centre Parkway
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Special Events & Promotions
Party planning leave that up to us.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 480 People Are Saying
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OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 8 hours ago
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

Horrible Sunday buffet. Cold carving station food, lumpy cold gravy, stale salad, literally hard cinnamon rolls. Will never go back.

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JE
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

In the past I've had good experiences at ATR. However this most recent time, a group of us went for a business lunch. We arrived a little after 12pm and were seated promptly. We ordered by 12:20 and our appetizers came out quickly by 12:30. But our lunch entrees didn't arrive until after 1pm! There were other tables that ordered after us which got their food before us, including both smaller and larger parties. They did take 25% off the bill, but that's not very helpful since most of us needed to be back for a 1pm meeting. They apologized, but never explained what had happened, even when asked. I won't be doing anymore business lunches here.

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R
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 4

Tried giving ATR another try and was disappointed. We came in after the parade and although seated quickly, nobody came to our table for 15 minutes. When the server did, she acted like we were a bother and putting her out. Ordered the calamari as an appetizer, it came out Luke warm. Ordered 3 burgers, 2 at medium and 1 at med rare. The end rare one and one of the medium ones were both well done while the third was ok. Overall, disappointed all around and will choose other dining options in the future. The ONLY great part was the fireplace for ambiance.

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E
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Bad, disinterested service/servers... food with no finesse. Orders were timed poorly, wrong, missing condiments etc.

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CZ
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Enjoyed the food, service, and atmosphere. Found it comfortable and easy to have and enjoy conversations.

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CN
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We met our son, DIL and grandson there for lunch. The staff was very accommodating and since we had a baby they placed us in an out-of-the way, quiet corner table and provided a very clean high chair. Roberto was our waiter, and he met every need with a smile and a great attitude. He was a genuinely nice guy and very attentive. We ate from the bar menu, fried dill pickles (scrumptious) as an appetizer, and had burgers and club sandwiches with fries. Everything was DE-licious and well prepared and presented. Along with two beers and a lemonade, the bill came to 90 bucks minus tip, so ATR is a bit pricey, but I felt it was worth it. ATR has a very impressive brunch buffet also, which our grandson enjoyed at no cost. We really enjoyed our two hours there.

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OT
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Three & a half stars! Surprisingly it tastes very good, besides variety of beer selection! Like it & would recommend it!

Tap Tap Shrimp
Buffalo Wing
Tuna Salad
Jambalaya
Crab Cake

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ML
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I really love their new brunch. It has a great variety of food and the omelette bar is fantastic.

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CT
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Never going back. Place was virtually empty. Service was terrible. Salad came without dressing and it took asking twice to get some. Dinner was served cold. We weren’t compensated for any of the issues. Birthday dessert came but candles were unavailable. Ugh. Expensive disappointment.

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LK
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

From the time you walk in you are treated well. The food is good and it is a fun atmosphere.

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r
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

horrible service. We had to go get our own silver ware. we asked multiple times for condiments and they never were brought to us.

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J
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

I was very disappointed in the new menu and the quality of the food for the price. This was one of our go-to places in RTC, but we probably won't be going back. The service was poor and slow, which was surprising since it wasn't crowded. Wine selection was very limited and the food just wasn't very good. It's a shame.

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GB
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

Food was delicious. Service was very slow. I’m not sure if it was because of understaffing. Seemed that our server was a little overwhelmed.

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C
Washington DC
89 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food and service in upscale, urban setting Ample nearby parking

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great all yours can eat Sunday brunch. Good food and variety. Prompt service.

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MD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2018
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 2

Our server was good and the flank steak meal was a great quality. The burger was ok, the ribeye was good, and the steak poutine was mediocre at best. A good poutine would not be served with still cold cheese curds. The curds should be gooey and soft. Dessert was also lackluster. We had both the brownie Sunday (decent and hard to ness up) and the bread pudding (flavorless and blah).

The other problem we had was the way the tables were seated. We were put in a corner booth and then, rather than spread people out as they came in, subsequent tables were seated directly adjacent on both sides.

That would have been fine had the other corner booth party not been incredibly loud. We couldn’t hear our party speaking over the 2 men at the other table. We might as well have been seated together. I now know about the urinals in one office, how well one of the wives cooks and so much more that I might not have heard had the staff not seated both corner booths when there were other booths available.

I would urge you to only seat one corner booth or the other unless you are down to your absolute last open table as acoustically they seem more like one table.

Overall, the value just wasn’t there and we are not likely to return.

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MK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

Food was very bland, especially the burger. It had no flavor and was over cooked. The staff was nice about correcting the issue though.

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OT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Sat outside for a late (8pm) dinner. Food was just ok. Service was terrible and there were very few tables at that time of night on a Tuesday, so I can't even blame the poor service on the fact that they were busy -- because they weren't. First we couldn't get anyone to bring us silverware, then I ordered a drink that never came, and when my dinner did arrive my twice baked potatoe was not cooked once, let alone twice! Dinner was expensive and not worth the price.

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MJ
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2018
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 5

Went here for brunch, made an open table reservation and was seated immediately. We had our service dog with us and we got sat in this really cute table with red lounge chairs. Very comfy for my back :)

Mimosa- basic mimosa
Chicken and waffles- wii regular waffles, not the bacon and cheddar. The waffle and the honey butter were soooo good! The fried chicken was a little dry and no flavor.
Eggs biscuits and gravy- amazing!!! This is according to my boyfriend... he's happy for what he got and the price.
Kids chicken tenders and fries- let's say my son didn't share, plus he got cotton candy!

Overall, this was a nice brunch spot.. wasn't busy, but we also came at 130ish.

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OT
Central Texas
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Terrible. We were seated by a hostess then sat without anyone coming to our table for thirty minutes. I went to the hostess and told her of the situation and she responded “ oh, cool, I’ll find someone “! No apology from anyone in the restaurant. Once a waitress finally came, she was serving a section on the opposite side. I asked about specials and she replied “they don’t apply to this section, only the bar”! I understand this policy but be kind. We then decided to go elsewhere and will never return.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome as usual.

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T
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

My wife and I dined there for our anniversary. The dinner menu had changed since we last visited in 2014, so we ordered several starters instead of meals.

The crab & spinach dip, Phoenix wings, Brussels sprouts, and salad were excellent. The tap tap shrimp and bread pudding were good, but the cheese curds that came with the chicken poutine were not what we expected. The cheese was barely noticeable.

Our server, Hailey, was outstanding, and the trivia game was fun.

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s
Richmond
15 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for quizo night. It was alot of fun. This would be a great place to watch a game. They have lots of screens.

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D
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service and food. Will come again.

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t
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Great service and a lively atmosphere. Food portions were great! Great spot to watch a game and/or hang out with friends

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CB
Houston
89 reviews
Dined on 19 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Pretty small menu but good quality. The flank steak is excellent.

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L
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Met a business partner for happy hour drinks and appetizers. Service was outstanding, appetizers were delicious and the noise level didn’t restrict business dialog.

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HD
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and outstanding environment. Great portion of all you can eat brunch!

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HP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great menu and ambiance. And for someone who has sworn she’d never eat Brussels sprouts, I couldn’t believe how good they are! Will keep this place on my list of favorites.

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T
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food was uninteresting and the service was fair. Not a destination restaurant.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Eggs were cooked wrong; Second time good.

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OT
Washington DC
248 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

A great experience at America Tap Room...as always. Service was great and unfortunately we had to leave early as a toddler was becoming out of control and we didn't want to inconvenience anyone. Up until the tantrum, everything was fine but the server handled it with grace.

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JF
Orlando
11 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorites in Reston Town Center. Great food, service, and price!$

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R
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2017
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was great! Location is perfect and parking is close. Our waitress seemed new and unsure of the menu, but we worked through that and everything else was great! We will be back for sure.

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BJ
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2017
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

The food was overpriced, the menu was extremely small

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2017
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

We came in after running the Army 10 miler. My husband ordered the hangover burger without cheese and without ranch. The first burger that was brought out had ranch on it and he asked if he could get a new one to reflect the correct order. When the second burger was brought out it had cheese on it. We were never checked on once the second burger was brought out and it was incorrect again. Very disappointed.

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J
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2017
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 5

There was a street fair, seating outside was too noisy as was seating inside. Great waiter but order not correct, they forgot fried onions & baked potato, brought mashed potatoes. Meat was good, second wine glass was delivered at the end of my meal, so I refused it.

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OT
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2017
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

This used to be my family's favorite restaurant, but the last couple years it has really gone downhill. They changed the menu and the food was not good. They brought back my favorite - crab cakes - but they don't taste anything like the old ones. Also, the new remoulade sauce is awful, and it used to be incredible. Don't know why they messed up a good thing...

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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2017
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Reservation was at 7pm, waitress did not show up until 7:15pm main courses one over cooked other under cooked. Restaurant was basil you empty did not leave until 9:15pm.

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C
Washington DC
89 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Overall good food and service with positive customer focus

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