The American Hotel

4.6
374 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 & 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
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 374 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.5
Service
4.6
Ambience
3.9
Value
Noise · Moderate
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PaulaD
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a wonderful evening at a beautiful quiet table with excellent service and delicious food! Thank you! Paula

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vipCarolS
New York Area
86 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

the staff and hospitality were exceptional. Well trained, knowledgeable and professional yet warm and friendly . The food was very good traditional french favorites the duck confit was perfectly cooked tender and tasty. The Flounder muniere could have used a bit more sauce but it was cooked perfectly tender. The blood orange salad needed a bit more blood orange but still tasty inclded pears so it was really more like a mixed salad . All in all it was totally worth it and I would def go back.

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vipDualcitizen
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

Just good overall. Nothing bad, nothing great, service has been better. Waited too long to be seated, then told no reservation, then reservation found but no recognition of table requested, overall service was fair at best and food was fine.

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vipKb11
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely restaurant. Staff are friendly, knowledgeable & attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My husband and I had the most incredible dinner here. We have been to almost every restaurant in the Hamptons, South to Montauk, and had never tried American Hotel— we were extremely impressed. We were celebrating a very special occasion and I had asked for champagne to be brought to us upon seating and they did so immediately and graciously. Our waiter, Leonard, was also absolutely amazing— most of my stars go to him. He told us his history at some of the best restaurants in NYC, such as Jean-Georges, and his experience was evident based on his professional yet friendly demeanor. The food was also outstanding, we had the porter house special and it was delicious. Highly recommend this restaurant. Will be back for sure! Thank you to Leonard for such a fabulous evening.

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Musiclover
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great waiter, service, food was delicious
Nice table

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vipBritex
London
21 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We ate here frequently on our trip to Sag Harbor and the restaurant is always good, but the special dish we had last time, Lobster risotto with mushrooms was exceptional. The flavors and textures were sensational.

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DianaV
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Lovely ambience and setting, with wonderful service. A bit pricey but that matches the area.

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vipMoonstruckOne
New York Area
380 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience5

The American Hotel has always been one of my favorite restaurants; so, I’m sorry to leave a mixed review. We were shown to a lovely outdoor table with heirloom roses by a gracious woman. Our waiter, Joseph was iill. Although he wore a mask over his mouth; his mask was not covering his nose. We each started w lobster bisque. It was good enough, but not great. We next ordered the spinach salad which was exceptional, the best spinach salad I ever tasted. We were served delicious bread. We shared one entree, the grilled shrimp. The shrimp were very good and were served w excellent vegetables We ordered a total of three glasses of house cabernet. it was obscenely priced at $23 per glass. Shame on you. We also ordered American coffee. It wasn’t fresh, exceptional or hot.. Yet we were charged $7 per cup. The wait staff no sooner served the coffee than they presented the bill and RUDELY rushed us out telling us people were waiting for our table. There were many empty tables inside. When I pay nearly $300 for lunch, I do not expect to be rushed out. We were not treated w respect. The sick waiter should have been sent home by management.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love it here

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vipJmw245
New York Area
79 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall2Food5Service1Ambience4

Dining out is a multi-dimensional experience where food is the leading factor, and service is just as integral. Here at this venue, taste of the dishes is to be celebrated, whether it is the mushroom or codfish starter or quail dish or crab cake, it was nearly exquisite. Here is the but - our wait staff is a man by the name of Joseph and you get him next time, you would be better served asking for an alternative server. He is as nonchalant as a floating willow, in and out and wandering but never once stopping to ask about how things are. Or add to the drinks, or any other very basic courtesy that a venue like this one would train a staffer to perform. In any event, the bill took an eon to arrive, and that was after sig along to Joseph, and sending a gofer to chase him down, and sending another one to chase him down again. Who puts up with this crap if you want to spend this kind of money in the Hamptons for dinner on a Monday night when it is not too busy to start with?

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall2Food4Service2Ambience2

Service was pretty rude, food was good but severely overpriced. It’s a good place to stop in if you’re walking around town for lunch but wouldn’t go out of my way to return.

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AmerH
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Truly a unique place in the Hamptons, such beautiful old world charm great place for a special occasion.

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vipAmyG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food and ambiance

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely little restaurant, quiet early Sunday morning in the fall, great service and delicious food! The brioche French toast was excellent!

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KathyC
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our service and food were excellent! I felt very “waited” on without being pushy. Being from Oregon I’m not used to such high prices but the food was delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always special and excellent. Favorite Hamptons spot.

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vipJG11963
New York Area
92 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always the best service and amazing food and ambiance. The duck is so good and the steak special spectacular. Gorgeous piece of meat. Love the hotel. Always a favorite ! Oh also, the bacon in the spinach salad is the best bacon ever !

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Islander
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service, food and setting- the perfect place to gather

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We always enjoy the American Hotel

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vipTheRealDeal
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

superb French-influenced American cuisine; cozy, dramatic-lit ambience, and Vinnie the bartender

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Gorgeous surroundings, uncrowded and comfortable. Delicious food, excellent service. This was our first visit. I’m sure we will be going back often. Don’t miss it.

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vipcdknewyork19
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding as usual. Had the oysters Rockefeller and the flounder Almondine as well as the bananas foster for dessert. My husband had the duck confit and the lamb. Fantastic.

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ThomasG
London
9 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great wine list with very helpful sommelier. Matches the food perfectly.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always great

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alexander
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent French cuisine at the east end. A very pleasant surprise.

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vipCarol
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It is fine dining like the old days. The food is excellent the service is excellent ambience is excellent and always a delight to eat there. It is worth the money!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is a great place for breakfast. The hotel is very old and well maintained, it’s just a great experience.

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Karnak
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall2Food1Service1Ambience4

Very disappointing evening. Perhaps the ownership has changed? Service was horrible. Waiter never told us about the specials, bread came after the entree, and no one stopped by the table to see if everything was ok. We were an afterthought at best. He was watching the Yankees game in the other room.
My entree was inedible. I had the duck (which I have had before) and it was off. The side was a rice that tasted like a mix, and some very messy vegetable medley, including RAW potato slices. It also looked like a big mess on the plate.
At best, it was diner food quality and that isn't fair to a diner!
If someone had bothered to stop by the table, I could have least ordered something else. I was hungry: I would have settled. on a sandwich or a salad.
Plus side is the ambience and a good cocktail.
I was upset since it was a birthday celebration.
In all fairness, when the waiter finally deemed to stop by (after my dinner companion was finished with his meal, he did take the cost of the entree off the bill. Never bothered to ask if he could get me something else or a glass of wine or desert. Very very disappointing.

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CarolD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful outdoor dining garden. Wait staff was excellent! Excellent lunch menu.

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vipValerieN
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place and even more so when they opened their garden area.
Always my one of my favorite go to’s.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

The service was excellent l. We sat on the patio and the heatl lamps worked well. I had the lamb chops and I’m they were cooked perfectly.

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viplori
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful service. Excellent food

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LindaS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience1

Waiter was excellent, funny and saved the dining experience from being totally miserable. Major lack of ambience due to no music, yet a beautiful grand piano sat there untouched. Strange environment with no buzz and reminded us of what it may be like dining on the Titanic in silence.
Food was predictably very good, especially the lobster bisque, but Flounder a bit overcooked. That said, it was nice to be served a whole meal without having to select sides to share or family style.

Again, our waiter was excellent, however the hostess lacked similar people skills and seemed to be bored with her job and was definitely out of place regarding the caliber of the other service staff and the kind, polished gentleman in lobby.

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vipSeasideEpicure
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

We have been dining at the American Hotel for decades. As always, the service was absolutely superb ... professional, personable, kind ... we cannot offer sufficient praise for the service at our table in the bar area (a spot where we love to dine). The venue / ambiance is, as always, part of the draw. While the recipes for the mushroom soup (a broth with near raw mushrooms and strange seasoning) and oysters Rockefeller (the Pernod overshadowed the delicacy of the oysters) were disappointing, the filet of sole meuniere was outstanding. Maybe the kitchen has changed. We will absolutely dine here again ... and make more in depth inquiries regarding the interpretation of the dishes we order.

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vipHowardM
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Truly enjoyed eating in the back patio.
Food always top notch and they have the best wine list anywhere in the country

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vipKellyepf
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Lovely old world restaurant, but the prices were beyond exorbitant. Hard to justify eating there again. But it seems prices at many of the finer Hamptons restaurants are through the roof. I suppose if people are willing to pay those prices, the restaurants will take advantage of the acceptance- it seems a bit like price-gouging to me.

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viptonyq
Charleston
40 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3Food2Service1Ambience4

Very limited menu, long delays for service and poor quality of the food delivered make this pricey locale a NO GO.

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vipMaryS
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Excellent everything

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great meal!

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 374 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.