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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
08:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Top notch service and food can be found at this historic hotel/restaurant. Fine wine choices and extensive menu (that actually lights up) for those who find reading menus a problem with glasses. Extensive menu offering steaks/chops fresh seafood and quality choices.

Thank maryann c
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Old world dining. Best bar (and bartenders! Paul and Vincent- can't get any better). Quality of food an wine amazing- everything from clean seafood to elegant comfort food. Not to be missed!

Thank Sienna S
New York City, New York
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

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 

Thank nyspeedbird
Massapequa, New York
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324 reviews
244 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

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
Reviewed 21 February 2017

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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55 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

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
Reviewed 14 February 2017

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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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017 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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110 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

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
Reviewed 17 January 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

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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
US$ 41 - US$ 80
American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
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?