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“Consistently one on Nantucket's very best restaurants”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of American Seasons

American Seasons
Ranked #24 of 140 Restaurants in Nantucket
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $50
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
London,England
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268 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 219 helpful votes
“Consistently one on Nantucket's very best restaurants”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2012

American Seasons has been around for a long time (by restaurant standards) and seems to be getting better each year. In recent years the menu selections have been slimmed down and refined and this focus on fewer dishes has had very good results. This is perhaps the most inventive menu on the island and it is accompanied by an outstanding wine list. But one key ingredient really makes the difference: an outstanding staff. Most have been around for a number of years from very diverse backgrounds and they are both knowledgeable about the menu and truly warm in their manner. One tip: the acoustics in the main dining room are rather "hard" (i.e,. loud) so the patio is a good option if you want ton have a serious conversation over dinner.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank plkmtk
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americanseasons, Owner at American Seasons, responded to this review, September 26, 2012
Thank you so much for your reiew, we are aware of the terrible acoustics and depending on the customer base on any given night it is terrible or bearable, we are constantly working on it and hope someday to crack it, but this old building seems to be working against us, many regards & thank you, Mike & Orla
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Nantucket
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Our absolute favorite”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2012

We live here, and this is THE place to dine. There is simply nothing more to say. The food combinations are always interesting and unusual--and absolutely delicious. Friendly, helpful staff.

Visited September 2012
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americanseasons, Owner at American Seasons, responded to this review, September 26, 2012
Thank you so much we so appreciate your support, Mike & Orla
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Nantucket, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“1 of the top 5 restaurants on Nantucket”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2012

Great, knowledgeable staff. Wonderful tasting and beautifully presented food. The place is really comfortable both at the bar and in the main dinning room. A must if you're on Nantucket.

Visited September 2012
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americanseasons, Owner at American Seasons, responded to this review, September 22, 2012
We so appreciate your review, thank you so much, Michael & I along with a great staff work very hard to make sure we give the best we can, so we appreciate it when someone enjoys the restaurant,

Regards Orla & Michael
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Ashland, MA, USA
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“always a great place to experience excellent food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2012

the menu is unique, the flavors on each dish are vastly different yet complimentary and intrigue the palete.
The experience of dining at American Seasons is consistenly good and I go each visit to Nantucket. I like the ambiance too.

Visited September 2012
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Thank JackieP4291
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americanseasons, Owner at American Seasons, responded to this review, September 18, 2012
Thank you so much, contrary to many of the reviews we do try very hard to make eeryone happy wih our food and service, Regards Orla
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PALO ALTO
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“American Seasons not worth the costs”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2012

First time in Nantucket. Tried Am. Seasons, at hotel suggestion. Waitstaff was nice, but young and rather full of herself as an authority on food,drink. The prices were very high and while the food was tasty, there was VERY litte of it--i had the duck--TWO small peices onthe plate...not enough to feed a child. VERY disappointed. Not sure what the chef is thinking here. The same thing happened to my partner and to the folks sitting across from us---we met up with them after the meal and they said one of them had scallops--got TWO scallops on her plate. She complained but nothing was done. Our dinner was 200 bucks. Not worth the money. The food was ok. Wine list is good. But stay away from this place.

  • Visited September 2012
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americanseasons, Owner at American Seasons, responded to this review, September 17, 2012
We are very sorry that you did not enjoy your experience with us.

Our waitstaff are expected by Mike & I to know everything that we are serving we are sorry that this offended you.

Our Prices by comparison on Nantucket are not even close to being in the top 50 % of the highest prices.

The Duck dish that you felt was to small is an entire side of muscovy duck so we apologise if this was not enough for you & wish you had relayed this to your server.

The Friends that were sitting beside you, had an Appetizer portion of scallops and the scallop size is U10 dayboat scallops which would be in most restaurant serving fresh not frozen food a reasonable portion for an appetizer,

Again we apologise that you did not enjoy your time with us, Regards Orla
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