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The American Hotel

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45 Main St, Sag Harbor, NY 11963 (Bay Street)
(631) 725-3535
Today
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Fine Dining
Romance
Bar scene
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 61
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great dessert and atmosphere

After disaster at the Japanese restaurant we had dessert with coffee and backgammon here, it rescued what had been a terrible experience.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 11, 2015
Carol B
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Boston, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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134 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

After disaster at the Japanese restaurant we had dessert with coffee and backgammon here, it rescued what had been a terrible experience.

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Long Island City, New York
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We love dining here, near the fireplace and bar or the garden room. The food is always good. I always get the tuna sesame in brodo, with vegetables and I am never disappointed. Briefly, there was a stint when it came out too salty but I mention that and it's still wonderful. Nice place on the expensive side.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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85 reviews 85 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The 4 of us recently had dinner at the American Hotel. The food was excellent and the serivce was supreme. We enjoyed lobster bisque, shrimp cocktail (the biggest shrimp I have ever seen) and scallops for appetizers. They were all delicious and excellently prepared. The 2 girls enjoyed crab cakes for their entrée after having a green salad. The two... More 

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New York City, New York
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The hotel has been around for ages and 40 years ago when Sag Harbor was still rough around the edges, Ted Conklin came in, stocked a phenomenal cellar and built a restaurant around American classics. Heavy on local favorites like tiny bay scallops and venison, the hotel menu seldom changes which seems to be the way everyone likes it. The... More 

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Garden City, New York
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20 reviews 20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I always enjoy the ambience and food at The American Hotel. The staff is usually efficient and accommodating. Unfortunately. I have encountered very rude behavior from the bartenders when visiting with guests , The first time ,I overlooked the unprofessional reaction to a slightly busy afternoon and remembered that "everyone can have a bad day". The second time was obnoxious,however... More 

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New Canaan, Connecticut
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The best of both worlds. The American Hotel Restaurant is located on Main Street in historic Sag Harbor and serves exceptional classic American/French cuisine. The building which dates back to 1846 has 4 dining rooms to choose from each offering a different ambiance. There were 10 of us for lunch so we had a chance to try many dishes and... More 

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Southampton, New York
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153 reviews 153 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

We were delighted to return to The American Hotel in Sag Harbor last week, where we enjoyed a pre-theater dinner in front of the fireplace of the bar room. What a delight. The clubby atmosphere (smoke-filled in the 'old days') and a cozy fire in the wood paneled bar, makes one feel welcome, which is reassured by the friendly and... More 

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

One of 2 restaurants that are my favorites in the Hamptons. The food is always good and I love the atmosphere--very charming. Drinks are great. Fun to sit outside in the summer and people watch.

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New York City, New York
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

When a restaurant is pleasing to be in you want to come back for more. When you love seafood and love being surrounded by beauty then you have to go to this place. I was told to check Ii out by a friend and I'm thankful I listened.

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New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We have been dining at the American Hotel for years, especially for special occasions like anniversaries and birthdays. It is expensive, but the food is very good, and I have never had an issue with the service. You occasionally come across a celebrity or two, but my impression is that most of the customers are just "regular people," albeit, ones... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 45 Main St, Sag Harbor, NY 11963
    (Bay Street)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Long Island  >  Hamptons  >  Sag Harbor
  • Phone Number: (631) 725-3535

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 41 - 80
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?