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All 43 Sag Harbor Restaurants

The American Hotel

45 Main St, Sag Harbor, NY 11963
(631) 725-3535
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Ranked #1 of 43 Restaurants in Sag Harbor
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $41 - $80
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Bay Street
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English first
New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

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
Senior Reviewer
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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Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

I took my family here this past summer and was really looking forward to it. I am a Long Island boy, now living in Florida, and was visiting my folks for the week. Let's just say that we were all underwhelmed by the experience at The American Hotel Restaurant. We were stuck in the back in the "atrium room" with... More

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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35 reviews 35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This place is more about its history and a gathering place for the rich and famous. Food is good , but expensive although it is fun to dine on the front porch and watch the world go by.

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Crazy expensive. You can get the same food and quality elsewhere for a quarter of the price. It's still delicious, just not worth the price.

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New York City, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

I am not going to write a long review because this is the most famous restaurant in Sag Harbor and there's not much I could add. What I will say is more about the experience of a historic retaurant than the meal itself. The American Hotel basically delivers: you will get what you had in your head and you will... More

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Southern California
Top Contributor
191 reviews 191 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

It was Tuesday after Labor Day and we were able to score a table on the small porch which was a perfect setting. The service was OK but not perfect due to our supercilious waiter's "I am into me rather than you" attitude. The food was the perfect antidote. We shared the pâté and I had the duck entree, one... More

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New York City, New York
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

My wife and I dined here for lunch today and the experience was nothing less than superb. For starters, (and after drooling over some of my passed over options on the menu) she ordered the blue crab and avocado appetizer, which comes in a martini glass with avocado and endive surrounding a size able amount of luscious crab meat, ...... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014 via mobile

We were recently visiting friends in Sag Harbor after some thirty years. We always remember the American hotel years ago, very dark, usually empty, and dreary. It is a structure from the twenties or earlier. To our surprise, the hotel has made an amazing transformation! It has come alive with a multi lingual staff, charming tasteful interior, eclectic menu and... More

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Sag Harbor, New York
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I love the space and it's the kind of place where people run into friends all the time. The service is great, but the meals are pretty old school and way overpriced for what you get. The meals are fine, just boring and should be excellent for what they charge. The happy hour is excellent. I'd rather spend my money... More

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