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“A meal worth the trip!”

The American Hotel Restaurant
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Vestal, New York
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80 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“A meal worth the trip!”
Reviewed December 3, 2012

Sharon Springs is a little village off the beaten path in the middle of the Mohawk Valley. Despite its small size and remote location, it can boast a fantastic restaurant with impeccable service and creative fresh cuisine.

My boyfriend and I were in town for their Victorian Celebration and to visit Beekman 1802 Mercantile. I had seen The American featured on The Fabulous Beekman Boys on The Cooking Channel and was excited to try it for myself.

We were greeted warmly by the owners Doug and Garth on a very busy day. We had to wait for a table and enjoyed a glass of wine in the lobby until a table was ready. The menu has a wonderful variety to match anyone's taste. I chose the crabcakes which were delicious. My boyfriend, however had the smoke salmon pasta which was out of this world! Portions are on the small side but we didn't leave hungry. To add to our overall satisfaction, the service was top notch from beginning to end.

The prices are a little high but for a special occasion, this is the place to go. We look forward to returning in the near future.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank ANewDayVegan
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English first
New York City, New York
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Marvelous room and splendid food - seriously flawed service”
Reviewed November 27, 2012

We've been before and we really delight in that lobby and dining room. (We once even stayed upstairs!) And for the Sunday brunch after Thanksgiving - why NOT better service? Barman
surly, hostess harried - and then the two SWEET and pretty waitresses and so willing busboy were CRUSHED under the crowd of people anticipating an incredible brunch.

10 minutes for a drink order. one entree 15 minutes after the other three. begging for the
few things we needed.... and the final insult: the wee package we'd asked for was forgotten
and when finally found - we gave the raisin toast to the next table who'd waited a half hour
for bread of ANY kind!

  • Visited November 2012
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2 Thank DuncanSullivan997
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Franklin, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“fun dog friendly hotel”
Reviewed November 4, 2012

loved the rooms and the bar and location. The owners care and ask if they can do anything to help !!! and the free breakfast was so great !

Visited August 2012
1 Thank franklindanny2012
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Vero Beach, FL
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40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Best Cooperstown Area Restaurant”
Reviewed October 14, 2012

What rock have we been living under all these years? My SO has summered in Cooperstown since a young boy and somehow we just found this restaurant. after he was here in August for his annual guys golf outing. We had 2 couples with us last night from FL and CT and we all agreed this was a 5 star dining experience when it comes to the food! The variety of the menu along with the specials made decision time a real toughie! With 6 entrees none of us were disappointed from the Halibut to the Chioppono to Beef Tenderloin Tips and Lobster to the NE Lobster Stew, All EXCELLENT! The owner was gracious at the end of our meal and stopped by our table and we had a delightful conversation. We will definitely return and can't wait to try their Sunday Brunch!

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank BethIRC
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Fleming Island, Florida
1 review
“Awesome everything!! Home away from home.”
Reviewed October 13, 2012

We have stayed here every year since it opened. The staff and owners are totally unique and make us feel like family, as they try to do with every guest that visits. Their attention to service is evident in every aspect of the hotel and restaurant. The food at the restaurant is beyond compare. We plan our visits around breakfast and dinner here. Sadly they are only open for lunch on special occasions, but the grilled ham and cheese sandwich is the finest in the world.
On this last visit, the owners really went out of their way to make us feel special. We felt like we were the only people in the place the way we were treated.
I would greatly recommend the hotel and restaurant to anyone passing by or staying in the area.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank roger a
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