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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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New York City, New York
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stopped in recently on a rainy day while visiting Sag and had two terrific bloody mary's (they use a pepper-infused vodka and fresh tomato juice, which makes all the difference) and a couple of lobster chowders. The restaurant at the American has a hoity-toity feel to it -- liveried wait staff at a vacation restaurant is a little over the... More 

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Massapequa, New York
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307 reviews
226 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The American Hotel is a classic, old world hotel. Beautiful old time wood bar , tables, decor and excellent food. The rooms are a bit small but again, its over a 100 years old. The place has a special personality to it and is ncie for a special night night. It is pricey but, for a special night, its worth... More 

Thank Joe C
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Servers of wine, bread, food, etc. were fantastic. Waiter was pompous and unpleasant. He was curt and cold.

Thank Peter B
New York
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53 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

While overpriced, we did enjoy brunch here. The food was tasty, the staff attentive and the setting beautiful....especially as the restaurant was still decorated for the holidays.

Thank jasper25rocks
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great ambience and great food! A classic of the East end and of a tradition that bridges the best intertwining of European and American food and hospitality.

Thank Sebastian P
Center Moriches
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Second time here and both times the service was poor. Food is good but why the attitude? Wish customers were their priority - had a great steak but next time I'll wait and go to Rothmans. Better food and better attitudes.

Thank JPn_10
New York, NY
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109 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Old world traditional dining room. We enjoyed it for a special Anniversary dinner, and also nice for hosting guests at a nice Brunch. Front porch tables very sought after in the summer for see and be seen lunch or dinner. Quintessentially Sag Harbor main street institution. Excellent friendly pro service both times. Food on pricier side, traditional dishes no surprises... More 

Thank UpperWestSiderGuy
new york
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

The food is always first rate whether for lunch or dinner. Professional service in a charming atmosphere. A delight to dine on the outdoor porch in spring, summer, or fall. A definite go to restaurant in Sag Harbor.

Thank gg-7
Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
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372 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2017

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 January 11, 2017

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

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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
American, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar scene
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?