About American Seasons
American Seasons is situated in the heart of the downtown historic district of Nantucket. It has become a hugely popular restaurant, well known for its creative and thoughtful take on contemporary seasonal cooking, coupled with friendly , attentive service.
The menu focuses on locally grown ingredients, carefully prepared, cooked and presented in a natural style.
Featuring over 500, American-produced wines, American Seasons’ award-winning, hard-to-get wine list is admired and emulated across the country.
Chef-Owner Neil Ferguson looks forward to welcoming you through the door of this Nantucket favorite.
Hours of Operation:
Open Seven days a week serving dinner 5:30-10pm
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Chef Neil Ferguson
Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine
American Seasons Ratings and Reviews
We were seated indoors for a 6pm reserva ...
We were seated indoors for a 6pm reservation. It was too dark; I would have liked to see what I was eating... Found the food to be ok, nothing spectacular. Having dined at other local restaurants throughout the week, we found this place to be underwhelming.
American Seasons has terrific food and w ...
American Seasons has terrific food and wonderful service. On this occasion, we split a bass crudo appetizer. It was fresh and delicious! I chose to order three appetizers and no entrée. I enjoyed gazpacho with crab, a fresh tomato salad, and foie gras. All were fabulous. I also ordered a rosé champagne that I loved. My husband chose the tomato salad and a chicken entree. We split a dessert that consisted of a roasted peach, a pistachio cake, and vanilla ice cream. We highly recommend this wonderful restaurant on Nantucket!
While the food was absolutely delicious ...
While the food was absolutely delicious I have to agree for the prices (even at Nantucket prices) the portions were too small. I was hungry only an hour after my meal which included two delicious breads, the crudo and the steak. The steak was cooked perfectly to my taste, the bread was delicious. The drinks were quite good as well. While the restaurant and area are cute, the only qualm I had are the portions. I would go again and again if the portions reflected the prices. Like 15% more would have sufficed.
What a wonderful dinner we had! The food was superb, the presentation very appealing, and the service perfect. We were there for restaurant week and enjoyed three fabulous courses. This is one of the best restaurants on Nantucket. Look for it!
It is always a pleasure to eat at American Seasons. As the name of the restaurant suggests they tailor their menu to the season. I have never been disappointed with my meal and drink. The wait staff is attentive and knowledgable. Give it a try, highly recommended.
Love the ambience.
Our server was adequate but not the caliber I would expect at a restaurant of this caliber and reputation and considering it was a slow evening.
A bit pretentious.
The nicest and friendliest person was the girl who cleared our plates and reset... .
Limited menu but very high quality.
We had an amazing experience at American ...
We had an amazing experience at American Seasons on Nantucket last night. The service was friendly, attentive and fun. The food was all exceptionally executed. The best pork belly I have ever had. The restaurant is situated in a quiet neighbor and offers a very comforting environment. I strongly recommend it.
Excellent restaurant, quiet location
The restaurant was a short walk from our hotel. Far enough from the main streets, so a quiet, romantic spot. The food was really delicious - both portions & quality. The main room is a little small, so it would not accommodate large groups, but there is a large outdoor space. Nonetheless, there was privacy, and great experience. We will return in the summer months!
Ridiculously GREAT food and EXCELLENT service!!
GO here if you like seasonal dishes that taste amazing.. AS is always changing the menu for each season and each dish is a huge hit. I had the beet salad and the venison and both were SO good. Great wine list and the servers really give you the impression that they love working there.. rare to find these days.
If you only go to 1 restaurant on ACK, make it AS
I went back on my last night on the Island because I'd enjoyed it so much the first time and it was even better second time around. The restaurant is understated and beautifully lit, the staff are friendly and very helpful. I can't praise the chef and his team enough - the food was absolutely superb. I chose the leek soup - you have to try this - it is exceptional and comes with some theatre. The taste was amazing - so clever.
My favourite restaurant in the whole of the US!
Creative and delicious
We enjoyed our dinner at American Seasons. Food was prepared perfectly. One drawback is the menu is quite small, there was only one main course that a vegan who eats fish could order.
And there was only one appetizer special off the written menu.
GREAT EATS ON NANTUCKET
I visit my daughter who is a "year rounder" on the Island of Nantucket. As this Island is a gathering place for the summer crowd it would certainly require a good selection of restaurants or it would be doomed to fail. American Seasons certainly fits the bill as among the best of the island's offerings. As I have been coming to ACK as the island is known, for a few years now, I have had the chance to sample some of its fare. A new chef owner has appeared on the scene in American Seasons and he has brought a restaurant, that was certainly no slacker in the past, up several notches. Among our delicious plates was the tuna tartar, the gnocchi, the rabbit terrine, the chicken Ballotine, the pork and the halibut. All were great. As the name of the restaurant implies, however, the menu changes regularly so these items may not be there when you arrive. However, if they are an example of the fare then you are in for a treat. The service was great. The noise level is loud so don't expect a quiet table in the corner or anywhere for that matter. But you're in for a very good night if you've got some friends you want to share great conversations and great food.
New ownership means changes
We had enjoyed American Season in the past and made reservations not knowing that it was now under a new ownership/chef. The food is still outstanding and so beautifully created. It is too bad that the place is so dark that one can only smell and taste the preparation and not see it. The terrine of rabbit and foie gras is a true taste treat in textures and flavours, but I could not tell what color of the plate on which it was served on or observe how it looked on the plate because of the lighting - a shame. Berkshire pork chop is also a great dish to try. Each dish is so carefully and uniquely created. This is not an inexpensive restaurant and the menu on the web site lists no prices, but perhaps the $225 per person for the Flowers Tasting Dinner (5/15) should have been a clue. The wine list is absolutely incredible, but it is almost impossible to find a red wine under 3 digits and it goes up from there. None of this seems to have any impact on the crowd that was there. The place was packed and seating is crowded in the main dining room. The table of eight behind us was spending well over $1000 in wine and most were ordering $45 entrees and were obviously not worried about the bill.
Good food but pricey
We enjoyed this restaurant with some caveats. The food was good. Prices were high. Even the chicken was nearly $40. Least expensive wine was $60/bottle. No kids options. My daughter asked for a salad with no dressing. It came out on top of an oil emulsion. When we complained to the waiter he claimed that that is not dressing - just an emulsion! That said the ambiance was nice and the staff in general friendly.
One of Favorite Meals Ever
Our dinner at American Seasons was perfect. I had the heirloom tomatoes and the lobster salad. My husband had the sockeye salmon. We shared the chocolate and cherries for dessert. All four were fabulous. The vegetables were incredibly fresh and the flavors subtle and delicious. The chef is brilliant - every bite was interesting and a little different from the last. I wish I could describe it better. The service was friendly, timely and low key. Our waitress was just lovely. The atmosphere was romantic and upbeat. Everyone seemed in a good mood, and why shouldn't they be? I will go back every time I come to Nantucket.
Food was tasty
This restaurant came highly recommended by the owners of our nantucket rental house. Food was creatively prepared and the cost was slightly less than many of the other nantucket eateries. We dined there our last night in the island after all our kids and grandkids left. It was busy but nice and quiet. Open Table made it easy to find and make a reservation Friday afternoon for Friday night dinner.
Will not return!
Service was slow. Drink order took forever and when came waitress spilled two drinks on one of us dinning. The salad was very small and not very good. The main courses were fair at best. They did not even offer a comp for spilling the drinks or to pay for cleaning her clothes. Cross that off as a restaurant we will not return or recommend.
First time since new ownership and it was spot on
Really enjoyed the new menu though it did not differ significantly. Food preparation and execution was delicious. The hostesses were friendly and accommodating and table service equally as good. Will definitely go back many more times b
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