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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: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 64
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 17
    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
EXCELLENT FOOD, GOOD SERVICE, NOISY ANCIENT CROWD

We are frequent visitors to the area and have tried many restaurants in the area. We have walked by numerous times and noticed how elegant the hotel was. So I booked a reservation. As we walked in I noticed the crowd. Older patrons and appeared to already be three sheets to the wind and it was 8:30... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
bulltrvlr
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New York City, New York
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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143 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Long Island, New York
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

The American Hotel is an institution in the Hamptons. We have had dinners and lunches and brunches there more times than I can count. It has never disappointed. If you are looking for fine dining in an elegant, old fashioned, romantic setting,The American Hotel is perfect. The food is always excellent to superb. Their wine cellar is world class, to... More 

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Mastic, New York, United States
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53 reviews 53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

The restaurant is beautiful. Old world charm. The food is ok. I enjoyed my sandwich but my family did not like the burgers at all. We had to send back the lobster bisque. I enjoyed the French onion soup. The prices are very high, which is expected in that town. I probably would not go back.

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New Jersey
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67 reviews 67 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

This elegant, expensive place hardly needs another rave, but.... our lunch here was perfect: drinks, food, service, atmosphere. The lobster bisque was perhaps the best ever. We find it best to do high-end places like this for lunch rather than dinner and this lunch made our side trip to Sag Harbor most memorable.

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New York City, New York
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86 reviews 86 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We are frequent visitors to the area and have tried many restaurants in the area. We have walked by numerous times and noticed how elegant the hotel was. So I booked a reservation. As we walked in I noticed the crowd. Older patrons and appeared to already be three sheets to the wind and it was 8:30 PM. We sat... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

The preparation of food at the american hotel is an art for the senses. Flavor and presentation amazed our gourmet group. That said, beware on a busy night. You can get cramped into a spot, and best tables are hard to get. The service is attentive but not always genuinely perceived. In other words, a bit snooty at times. If... More 

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Sag Harbor, New York, United States
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63 reviews 63 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The American Hotel is always a fun place to visit. The Bartenders have been here for a super long time and make good strong drinks ! We prefer to go during the week in the Winter when it's quiet. Our favorite time is to go when it's super snowy and have a drink and then dinner by the fireplace. The... More 

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East Greenwich, Rhode Island
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

After a extremely disappointing lunch at a pier take out, we discarded our take out and ventured over to the American Hotel. We were seated on n the rear, oh so quiet great crab cakes and

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Boston, Massachusetts
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53 reviews 53 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
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45 reviews 45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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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: Bar scene, Special occasions, Romantic, 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?