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The American Hotel

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45 Main St, Sag Harbor, NY 11963 (Bay Street)
(631) 725-3535
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8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 77
    Excellent
  • 53
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 10
    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
Elegant and fun

Nice place, we used to go every winter for a retreat. Food is good, somewhat expected, but lunch menu very good for groups. Nice atmosphere, friendly service. Always a pleasant experience.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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cliffside park, nj
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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cliffside park, nj
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Nice place, we used to go every winter for a retreat. Food is good, somewhat expected, but lunch menu very good for groups. Nice atmosphere, friendly service. Always a pleasant experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Excellent place to eat in the cold months when the crowds are gone. We ate in the bar room where the fireplace warmed the atmosphere. Great food and service. Huge wine list.

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Warwick, Rhode Island
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We come here at least once per year on our summer boating vacation. We love the food and the service. We have always sat on the porch but this time we couldn't. Reservations are a must! The best duck, filet Mignon, rack of lamb and Dover Sole! The bananas foster are a must!!!

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Hummelstown, Pennsylvania
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Food was okay, nothing exceptional, but more importantly, the service and our server was awful. After we were seated we barely saw him again, and had to ask on numerous occasions for bread, more water and everything else. it was as if they didn't want us there, so it will be very easy not to return.

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Sag Harbor, New York
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56 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Where the famous go to see and be seen . . . so I am told. No famous folks that day I ate there, but still a great lunch.

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

we go to this restaurant for special occasions. the service is impeccablel; the food wonderful; the atmosphere great.

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Smithtown, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 via mobile

We are our best meals ever here! I had the Halibut topped with lobster special and my boyfriend had a steak. The steak was cooked perfectly and he says it's the best cooked steak he has ever eaten. My seafood dish is the best I've ever eaten. They have a few tables set up outside in front of the hotel... More 

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New York City, New York
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

room is charming. Staff is good. Food very well done. Good bar. Excellent dark and stormy. They even had sweetbreads which were excellent

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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I'd always wanted to eat at the American Hotel, so I was quite pleased last Saturday to be invited to join a group of six for dinner, especially on someone else's dime. Maybe it was because it was a Saturday night in the middle of summer, and the place was packed, but I was disappointed. The drinks were good, the... More 

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Schenectady, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Foie gras appetizer was cooked perfectly and was really good. We had the lobster and the special (wild striped bass) for entrees - both locally caught. Both were served with roasted potatoes and asparagus. All the proteins in our meals were cooked beautifully. The wine list is huge. We ate there on a Sunday night so perhaps the sommelier had... 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: Romantic, Bar scene, Special occasions, Doing business
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?