Nestled in the heart of Sag Harbor, The American Hotel stands as a beacon of culinary excellence with roots dating back to the whaling era in the early 1970s. Whether it’s a romantic date, a casual catch-up with friends, or a post-work drink, this historic establishment offers an unparalleled experience transcending time.
The menu showcases an award-winning, inventive ‘American-French’ cuisine that caters to diverse palates. Utilizing only the finest ingredients sourced internationally and locally, the menu reflects a commitment to quality. The restaurant consistently provides an exceptional dining experience, making itself an outstanding choice for any occasion.
Upon entering, you’re instantly transported through time. The restaurant’s aesthetic blends classic sophistication and history, featuring five dining areas: The Main Dining Room, The Drew Room, The Alley, The Bar/Lobby, and The Front Porch.
The Main Dining Room is available for large parties and is the perfect place to have an incredible dinner with friends and family.
The Drew Room is a more intimate space favored by regulars.
The Atrium or “The Alley” is a plant lover’s paradise. The fully glass-covered area is filled with palms, ficus, and ivy. My favorite spot.
The Bar and Lobby tables are always in demand for those impromptu meetings and dates full of energetic conversations and good times.
The Front Porch becomes “The Spot” during the spring and summer, offering the best table and view of the vibrant Sag Harbor scene.
A recent visit to The American Hotel with my wife and mother was divine. Opting for the tranquil ambiance of the Drew Room, we were treated to impeccable service, delectable cuisine, and an inviting atmosphere that was nothing short of perfection. The mention of Bay Scallops as a special sealed the deal for me: I ordered them immediately, considering their scarcity on Long Island.
My wife’s French culinary standards were met and exceeded as she savored the perfectly seasoned and flawlessly cooked quail. I indulged in the rabbit, and my mother opted for the duck—each dish a masterpiece that left us speechless. To complement our culinary journey, our waiter recommended La Spinetta Biancospino Moscato d’Asti, a sweet delight with peach, pineapple, pear, and orange notes, finishing with a nuanced floral complexity.
A true gem for Hamptons locals and visitors alike, The American Hotel is a must-visit. Given its popularity, I highly recommend making a reservation to ensure a seamless and enjoyable dining experience. Revel in culinary excellence in the heart of Sag Harbor at The American Hotel.