I was able to make a reservation for October 5 at 5:00 pm. We got there at 4:40, hostess tells us they're getting ready to seat at 5, if we would like to go to bar and wait. We walked out and walked around the area to look around. We come back at 5, and there's a line inside, and the waiters are still getting ready and there are hosts scrambling. After 5 minutes of standing in line, a hostess calls my name and seats us. We get seated. Our waitress is nice, hands us the menus and walks off. Comes back and asks if we're ready to order. I ask her what her drink specials are, she says the pear martini. She asks if we would like to order. We order the pear martini and the lemon drop martini, and I asked for a bottle of sparkling water and we ordered the ceviche cocktail trio and the potato chips with blue cheese dressing. We get served bread. Appetizers come out before the cocktails, so it's really hard to relax and enjoy without my drink first. Tap water comes to our table, not sparkling. The ceviche trio comes out. We loved the crab one, the tomatllo one was good and the lobster one was sweet, but our favorite was the crab one. The hot potato chips with blue cheese dip were amazing!!!! By this time our drinks are here and they are strong and delicious. Waitress is running around a little flustered, we waited quite a few minutes for her to come back to our table and order our entrees. Since we ate the appetizers quickly, we weren't really that hungry. My mom ordered the stuffed squash blossoms and I ordered the spicy tuna tartare. Mom said her squash blossoms were delicious. My spicy tuna tartare was very salty due to the excessive amount of capers. I had to keep picking the capers apart. The spicy tuna was tasty though, as long as I picked out the capers. Waitress never checked up on us again. I had to ask a busyboy for a diet cola. I see busboy go fetch the waitress and then she came and asked what I needed, and I had to ask her for a diet cola. The food was good, except for the spicy tuna tartar being too salty. The cocktails came a little too late, and why did I even have to ask for a cola? Why didn't the waitress check up on us? Bar Americain gets 4 stars because of the hot potato chips, the blue cheese dip was amazingly good. But the service was off. And I did mention to the waitress that we were not in a rush, we had no show to go to afterward. I don't know if that made her not care about us that much, but service was off.
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