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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.
Nantucket, MA 02584
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
We had an early dinner reservation so we could make a 7P performance which left us with the odd situation of being the only diners. We were treated like royalty and enjoyed a delicious dinner. These folks know how to cook fish. I appreciated the wine suggestion. We will be back when on this beautiful Island.
Overall, very good. We went during Nantucket Restaurant week, so menu might have been a tad limited. Had the Ricotta Cavatelli and the scallops to start- -both excellent! And the apple cake for dessert was delicious. They received an overall 4 star rating due to semi-rude hostess (she made a crack about "oh, web reservations, then you'll be outside"...in a negative tone) and waiter was a little snooty when I commented on the entree having a bit too much sauce. Easy walk from Nantucket center. Would recommend!
Food was top-notch. Sea scallops were the best I can recall having. The lamb neck was incredibly tender and cooked to perfection. From the bread to the dessert, everything seemed to be done with particular attention to detail and it showed through in presentation and flavor. Service was as good as the food. Highly recommend this place.
Love the atmosphere even though a bit noisy. We were all very disppointed in the appetizers. They were basically inedible. Very odd combinations of things that did not work and over dressed. However we were reasonably satisfied with the entrees. It is a fun lively place but food could stand improvement.
We visited nantucket on our honeymoon and went to American seasons our second night there. By far one of the best meals we had on the island. The food was perfectly cooked, seasoned appropriately and we really enjoyed our window seating. Overall we had a spectacular meal and I would not hesitate to return again. What a luxurious yet comforting menu... something that is not always the norm in causal fine dining. Thanks so much
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.
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!!
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..
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