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The American Hotel

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45 Main St, Sag Harbor, NY 11963-3012 (Bay Street)
+1 631-725-3535
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
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367 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Ate here one night as it was recommended in a magazine. It was so beautiful, we love olde worlde atmosphere, firniture, service and you get it here. Waiters so lovely. Food all delicious. My duck exvellent, cheesecake creamy and tasty. Were a bit shocked clams were raw but our fault should have known. Great beers to.

Thank gill h
New York City, New York
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Came here on the recommendation of several friends. The restaurant is charming, food was amazing, classic American menu with incredible old-school service. It's pricey but that was to be expected and is well worth the money!

Thank Eileen K
London, United Kingdom
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389 reviews
257 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016 via mobile

Very atmospheric all American period hotel. The bar area is kind of dark, but has lots of charm. My local scallops were perfect as was the branzino. Attentive and kind service giving good recommendations on the wine.

Thank stephan j
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

The American Hotel checks all of the boxes: ambiance, food & staff are outstanding. Such a classic, but not dated. Every meal we have had we have savored with some of our favorites being: the crab cakes, lobster BLT's & the burger. We hosted our "Hair of the Dog" brunch there & were blown away by the staff & food.... More 

Thank MartitaChicago
New York City, New York
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

This used to be the place for great food, ambiance, and an amazing wine list - and that's way before Sag Harbor became the trendy in spot now known to many. I couldn't agree more with the other poor reviews of this once great classic. I could not agree less with the excellent reviews provided - I suppose it's all... More 

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Mt prospect
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55 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

We found this restaurant while visiting The Hamptons on a Tuesday off season not knowing that many restaurants close Tues & Wed this time of year. Glad we did. They allowed us to have a table to ourselves in what used to be an alley, but is now decorated to make you feel like you are in France. We ordered... More 

Thank KMgrum
Amagansett, New York
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73 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

Consistently good food. I've taken clients there as well as family and friends. I dish I enjoy most (but never had a bad meal) is their BLT ~ Bacon, Lobster Salad & Tomato. I've also enjoyed their early bird specials when the offer.. great value. In good weather there is also dining al fresco on Main Street. And can't forget... More 

Thank 15ARC
Long Island
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384 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016

We found this restaurant very unexpectedly, lucky us. We were able to sit out front in the sun. Our lunch was wonderful. The food was terrific. I had a crab cake and my husband had the flounder special which I tasted and yum. We had wine and beer and people watched. The bill came and I almost fell on the... More 

Thank funtimefamily12
Los Angeles, California
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

This is an old hotel that has all the good and bad which comes with that. Could be a bit better maintained. Plenty of atmosphere! The food is quite good and appropriately priced. Active late-night bar scene, may not be everyone's taste. Overall a good option.

Thank JohnPat0401
New York
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

went again and was so disappointed. For us this is an expensive treat. we were all so disappointed with our fish entrees. three of us had the haddock at forty dollars plus a plate. it was so dry and totally disappointing. two others in our group had the flounder almondine. this too was much too dry -- no sauce. We... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$41 - $80
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar scene, Romantic
Open Hours
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 45 Main St, Sag Harbor, NY 11963-3012
    (Bay Street)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Long Island  >  Hamptons  >  Sag Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 631-725-3535

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?