About American Seasons
Nantucket, MA 02584
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, Outdoor dining, Wine
American Seasons Ratings and Reviews
The food was wonderful: creative and delicious. From appetizers to the entrees to the desserts, each dish was very well prepared and the service excellent. Our only "but" -as I see another diner mentioned -- was the wine list. It was very expensive and in several cases, felt overpriced for what the wine was. The restaurant would do well to have a wider selection of wines at more reasonable prices.
American Seasons has been a favorite of ours for many years. The food is well prepared and presented, the service attentive and the ambiance cozy and warm. Our only difficulty was with the wine selection. Although the choices were good, it was difficult to find more moderately priced wines. This is fine for a special occasion, but would discourage us from coming more frequently.
My husband and I ate here for our anniversary inner after many referrals from friends. Unfortunately it was not what we expected. The menu was incredibly limited and the portions were small and the meal was significantly overpriced. I have no problem paying good money for great food. This wasn't the case here. The service however was outstanding! They were very attentive and polite. I will give this restaurant another shot, during the summer when there are more people and a livelier atmosphere.
Excellent service. After we placed our dinner order, we asked if the restaurant could accommodate two friends stranded by a cancelled ferry. Not only were we moved to a larger table, but the meals came out of the kitchen at the same time as if we ordered all together.
Ate here for dinner our first night on Nantucket. We will go back before we leave. Already made reservations for our next trip.
Food was delicious & deserves a 10.0 rating. Service was excellent & we were welcomed as if we were regulars on this first visit
American Seasons offers delicious, locally sourced food. On this occasion, my husband and I split a salad of local tomatoes with feta cheese and watermelon. He then ordered scallops and I chose the hamachi crudo with grapefruit and fennel in a ginger dressing. For our entrées, I chose the lobster salad with fresh vegetables that included zucchini, artichokes, and avocado. My husband ordered cod which was pan roasted and prepared with a lemon purée and fennel.
The service was outstanding, and the food was creative and delicious! We highly recommend this wonderful restaurant!
It was really disappointing, during tomato season, that the tomato appetizer, t supposedly garnished with melon, consisted of one single slice of tomato and numerous large chunks of melon. The combination wasn't particularly successful to begin with--too much cloying sweet from the melon-- but the tomato slice was literally buried, effectively lost. It was a melon appetizer.
The ribeye was ok, an excellent cut of beef and nicely grilled, but, again, the heavy-handed omnipresence of olive flavors in the sauce overpowered the meat.
It's Nantucket; when you eat out, you're going to pay through the nose, and that's a given. It's easier to tolerate the island gouge, however, when what you eat tastes good, or, minimally, meets your expectations.
I would like to thank you very much for a pleasant and memorable meal! I was quit intrigued about tasting what Nantucket's Michelin starred chef would create and I left that evening with a feeling that I just experienced a chef's tremendous love and care for the freshest ingredients. The Hamachi loin crudo appetizer was incredibly fresh and cleansing, but the star of the night was the Halibut dish. The whole plate of food was superb!! From the seaweed butter sauce, to the salsify, to the flavorful, delicately dressed golden purslane, to the perfectly cooked filet, the entire dish was seasoned and executed flawlessly!! Not to mention the sage, bacon infused petite house made dinner role that preceded our meal. The roasted peach with pistachio cake and vanilla ice cream and comforting crumbles was tasty as well. For a a desert like that, the chef is kind of at the mercy of the natural sweetness of the peach, but the little pistachio cake that shared the plate was that dishes highlight for me. It was almost as if the flour used was spelt or even pistachio, resulting in an incredibly light and airy little cake with a slight accent of lemon. Given that everything on Nantucket is a bit pricey, I have no qualms about returning next season for a special evening of quality dining. Overall it was a wonderful way to conclude our yearly visit to the island :) From an inspired new admirer, thank you and best of luck!!
Service was ridiculously slow (almost 3 hours for dinner) due to the kitchen being short staffed, apparently due to a family issue so they said. Amazing that an operation on the level of American Seasons can fall apart so fast being down one individual.
Setting was excellent, service superb, food was well presented and tasty. Our only complaint was the portion sizes were too small for the price. Ate at another top Nantucket restaurant the next night and the portions were 50-75% larger.
At American Seasons I had the halibut.. Very well prepared, excellent dish, but the size of the portion made it look like I had been given a half portion.
Fix that and you have me for life.. Excellent setting and service..
We were greeted by the manager, ushered into the restaurant where we were seated, as preferred, on the patio, and then encountered several of the very pleasant staff who helped make our experience the best it could be. Service was excellent and the food tops the other restaurants in which we ate every night for the week we were on the island. Do not miss treating yourself to a wonderful meal.
Arguably one of the best chefs working on Nantucket if not the best.
Service could be a bit better in keeping with the high quality of the food served. Engaging sommelier and very talented pastry chef.
We had a very enjoyable meal and I would be very happy to recommend this gem to others.
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 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 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.
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 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.
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!
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