The American Hotel

4.8
245 reviews
$31 to $50
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 & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser 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
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 245 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipPamela
Miami
236 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic setting was fabulous good and fabulous service!

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vipDebraW
Birmingham
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Started with a duck confit appetizer. Then the fish of the day with lobster sauce. My husband had the whole lobster.

JD
vipJeanneD
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We always enjoy going here for lunch. Great food and wine list.

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NancyE
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We returned after a year's absence, due to the pandemic. It was like we had never been away. However, our previous visits had always been for dinner. This was the first time we came for lunch. The Garden Room (outdoors) was also a new experience. Absolutely wonderful ambience, service and food. We'll be back soon.

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vipKimster28
New York Area
78 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious!

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LoisZ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My bday!

Everyone was delightful except Joseph. He didn’t smile & was not friendly & upbeat the way the other servers were.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Caesar sallad was wilted and the smallest I have ever been served
Omelette was enormous but eggs too hard

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vipTANO
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Good quality place, especially when you sit on the front porch. I had the crab and avocado salad, it was wonderful.

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vipRMC92
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The American Hotel never disappoints. They observe the social distancing rules, serve amazing food, have a relaxing and gracious atmosphere. Typically the servers have the right balance of attentiveness and restraint. This one visit, ours couldn’t stop looking at herself in the mirror behind our table. Not engaging at all. Yet there was no hiccup in the service, just a disconcerting pre-occupation with herself.

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PamelaS
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

The food was fantastic!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 8 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly welcome, attentive knowledgable waitress, good wine and good food. An enjoyaable evening!

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KARENB
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 8 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my parents there who were in visiting from Florida.

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Babou
London
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was perfect, very kind and friendly, really taking care of us. Food was nice, no too sophisticated, kind of classic and well executed.

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vipArthur
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a perfect evening and only our second indoor dining experience after receiving our Covid-19 vaccines.

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vipLocalvisitor
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful setting, food and service. All Covid protocols in place.

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RandiL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal and service in a lonnnnng time. The food is the best on the East End

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vipLPeterX
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 2 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alway delicious - I was impressed with the precautions and modifications made for safe distant dining . The specials were delicious Service was friendly and attentive

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viprhody
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have loved the American Hotel since I started coming to Sag Harbor in 81....it’s unparalleled

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vipfoodloverNYC
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always so civilized. Delicious food, lovely ambiance (we dined outside, but look forward to enjoying the beautiful indoor dining rooms again soon), elegant service.

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vipKatyBB
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the greatest dining experiences I’ve ever had. This is a must-visit restaurant, with delicious local ingredients and superlative service and ambience!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love AH

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vipNikolaosK
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfection - would highly recommend to anyone looking for beautiful ambiance and great food

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Eppe
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful ambiance.
Great cellar with great variety.
Delicious food.
We decided to go there more often.

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vipJudi
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always top rate. Staff is friendly and accommodating. The ambience is the best of old world charm and the food is outstanding. I’ve never had anything on the menu that wasn’t delicious.

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KaitlinM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Staff was very friendly and COVID safe. Great outdoor patio with heaters....Nice atmosphere!

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RCny
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely dining experience. Great ambiance, kind staff and great food. All tables nicely spaced out, felt very clean and safe.

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JeffR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A classic and beautiful place for dinner! Its one of my favorite restaurants in Sag Harbor. The history and ambience alone is worth the visit. Food was incredible and the service is warm and friendly.

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vipAmyS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second time visiting and another great time was had! Due to COVID we sat outside (not taking any chances!). Although it was very chilly they surrounded us with heat lamps. The food was absolutely wonderful. We had the lobster bisque, artichoke soup, oysters, oysters Rockefeller, crab cake, flounder Almondine, macadamia tart, and lots and lots of wine. Everything was just delicious and my all time favorite was the flounder. It is not the kind of dish you can find many places and the fish was cooked so perfectly and was exceptionally delicious. (Also, we were very impressed that even though it was FREEZING outside the flounder stayed very hot! How do they do that?!) Our waiter was so sweet and friendly and took great care of us. It was a wonderful experience and we can't wait to go back and actually sit in their gorgeous dining room :)

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LindaZ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the American Hotel does not disappoint - our waiter Dennis was both extremely professional, knowledgeable and engaging. The clear plexiglass table separators, along with the sanitizing station at the front desk made us feel very safe - they have also added a back patio in addition to the front outdoor seating to accommodate those who feel better dining al fresco. As always our food was cooked perfectly!

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vipHampton
Miami
30 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great French inspired food and warm service. Good social distancing and beautiful surroundings.

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AmyY
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love coming here - food and service are always outstanding. I had the salmon - cooked perfectly!

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vipDJ70
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Restaurant menu is completely different from what’s posted online. Menu is very limited, sandwiches were listed as dinner item. Food is bland. Overall this restaurant should not be listed as “Fine dining”, except maybe the price.

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vipHeathcliff
New York Area
93 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere, very nice waiter ( Eddie), delicious food and great Bloody Mary.

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vipDonN
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our absolute favorites. Always a delight. Mussels are absolutely wonderful.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious food and wonderful service

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vipErica
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Front porch provides a much needed warm place for outdoor dining during winter!

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vipYoungnesters
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For a romantic night out, American Hotel is unsurpassed on the South Fork. Food, ambience, wine list are all top shelf. Yeah, it’s pricey, but a delightful experience is delivered consistently, which to my way of thinking makes it all worth it

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vipDylash
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was great
Very friendly staff and manager

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vipEastEnder
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was here the night before Valentine’s Day. Service and food always great. Nice quiet table next to the fireplace too. Warm, charming setting inside.

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AmyY
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always love coming here! Great food, service, and setting makes for a memorable time.

FAQs

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

The American Hotel is rated 4.8 stars by 245 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 bookings at the moment.