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About American English Kitchen and Bar
American English Kitchen and Bar is a new and exciting concept from Chef/Owner Russ Aaron Simon. Our mission is to offer a great culinary and hospitality experience in a comfortable and casual environment. The menu features an eclectic mix of regional American and globally influenced dishes. From Potato Beignets to Fluffy Southern Style Biscuits with Pork Belly to Singapore inspired Chilli Prawns; American English offers diners an opportunity to experience a multitude of flavors. Our Wine and Cocktail program includes unique selections from the Old and New World, and from Classic to Craft.
Hollywood, FL 33020-5018
Contemporary American, Global, International
Hours of Operation:
Social Hour - Featuring Drink and Bar Bites Specials
Tuesday - Friday 5pm to 7pm
Late Night Social Hour
Tuesday - Thursday 9pm to close, Friday & Saturday 10pm to close
Tuesday - Thursday 5pm to 10pm
Friday 5pm to 11pm
Saturday 6pm to 11pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Valet parking is available to our guests for $5. The valet stand is on 19th Avenue just south of Harrison Street.
Parking on the street in Downtown Hollywood is available where marked, and pay garages are located throughout the area as well.
Russ Aaron Simon
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
American English Kitchen and Bar Ratings and Reviews
This is the 5th time here, and still has yet to disappoint on any level. My friends LOVED the tasting-sized plates, and we had grouper, shrimp, and tenderloin. The appetizer pork biscuits were sublime and well presented. Cocktails are always great here. My biggest concern is if the neighborhood will support a local, creative, well considered restaurant / bar. I support this place as much as I can, because it's the culinary gem of the area. Keep it up!
Outstanding food by a new, up and coming chef. Very creative ingredients prepared to perfection. Great selection of starters and unique salads, entrees were wonderful and the dessert selection was slim. Don't expect much in the way of decor - food quality far surpasses expectations of beautiful ambiance. Great find!
The food was excellent and way above average as far as quality of the cuisine. I had the flat-iron steak and it was probably the best tasting steak I had in a long time. They had 3 size options even as entree: tasting (small), full (I guess full), and sharing (I guess enough for 2). I chose the tasting size which was relatively small for an expensive meal but it was so good I didn't mind that much. I had one of their appetizers last time and I wasn't disappointed then either. Recommended for the taste but expect high cost.
The excellent food and service and the otherwise pleasant ambiance of this restaurant were completely degraded by the most jarring and incongruous playlist of headbanger music that no diner should be subjected to. Given the demographic of the clientele, the prices of the food, and the obvious efforts being made to create an upscale dining experience, the ridiculous "music" played at deafening decibel range made no sense at all. In addition, it adversely affected the owner's bottom line since we were compelled to skip coffee and dessert solely to escape the relentless soundtrack that blast throughout our meal. Come on, AE OWNER, with music appropriate for the lovely dining experience you are clearly intending to create so easily programmed via Pandora, Spotify, and similar products, there is no excuse for the mush pit music we endured the other night at your restaurant.
This is a great addition to the local dining scene. the menu is refreshingly creative, but not "out there" or overly expensive, relative to the quality. The bar is slightly more upscale than the norm for this are, and the bartender is strong. The dishes come out very visually pleasing and the staff does a reasonable job of being attentive. The chef / owner is starting to get his legs underneath him in this locale, and I am very happy to be a repeat visitor.
Service was sorely lacking in spite of the place not being that busy. Waitress (though very pleasant) came by several times and never once asked us if we would like another drink even though glasses were empty. If we wouldn't have asked it would have never happened. Food is pricey and my wife and I both ordered filet mignon (larger option) and when they brought the food out hers was 30% smaller. When asked the busboy tried to act as if it was normal and really just disregarded our question it felt like. (Sorry but I worked in 5 star NYC restaurants back in the day and know the difference between petit and regular)
Overall it was ok, not great and sadly not memorable. I attribute it more to poor service training from management than quality of fare. In the end we will likely never go back as there are plentiful options and this one just wasn't memorable enough to stay in the mix for me for the prices they command.
Wonderful choice of eclectic dishes not normally found in South Florida.
I particularly like the choice of portion size offered.
The owner and the general manage went out of their way to say hello and make sure that we were happy with the wine, food and service. We shall return.
The menu was creative,
The combination of flavors most interesting.
Everything was perfectly prepared.
Service was outstanding.
The staff made the four of us feel as if our happiness and comfort was most important.
All four of us would highly recommend this restaurant.
The potato beignets were most delicious as was the pulled pork appetizer.
I especially enjoyed the prawn main course.
It was a little empty when we went on a Wednesday to the ambiance was difficult to judge.
I have the blackened octopus which was very tasty and the filet mignon. The beef was cooked exactly how I wanted and was fork tender. The frites were the best I have had in a while in terms of the crispness and flavor. We were in town for a conference and when we go back to Hollywood again we would go back to the American English Kitchen and Bar.
Reviewers lauded the Beignets which were crisp and creamy, but the three of us were not as taken by them, matter of taste probably, though my wife and Belgium friend are serious potato lovers. For me, I would have liked a stronger bacon presence. The octopus, nicely presented in cups of lettuce skimped on the key ingredient. Linguini with wild boar ragu was good, but not sure what the wild did. The carbonara with a poached egg was big disappointment drowned in a thin sauce. My wife had red snapper, a small piece on attractive but overly charred cauliflower, her favorite vegetable. The menu suggested a short, but inventive sounding dishes, but it fell short of its promise.
The place was well laid out. Hostess was friendly. So were the runners and other members of the staff but our server stood out. She was wonderful and on point.
My mussels were good but not excellent. They were very small although plentiful and very tasty. Some were not fully cooked. I would still go back and try other dishes though. My date enjoyed his steak frites. Our appetizer of grilled octopus was delicious.
The potato bengiets were great. The lamb ribs were the size of beef ribs and loaded with fat. Not edible. Sent back. The boar ragu was chewy and fatty, not tender or shredded. Not sent back, but $18 for pasta as boar not edible. My friends mussels were tiny and the seasoning in the sauce was odd tasting. The waitress was terrific as were the cocktails. Hate to give bad food review but it was what it was. Not good.
Booked a large party. Food was good but service lacking. My friend ordered a steak and the plopped a different steak in front of her and said this is a better cut of meat and they ran out of the lady one. Dessert portions were so inconsistent that diners had to ask why. They left something off the bill, I mentioned it to the manager. He added it back on, never saying that you for noticing, or your honesty, or anything. Not impressed.
The service was perfect and the food was delicious! We ordered a ton of food (pork belly app, octopus, swordfish, steak, boar pasta, arugula salad) and loved it all except the octopus, which was ok but not up to the same caliber as the rest of the dishes. We highly recommend it for the food, stellar service and nice atmosphere!
I tried out American English Kitchen and Bar during the Fort Lauderdale Dine Out series and was duly impressed with the food and service. I was looking forward to taking friends so they could see that, yes, Hollywood has great little restaurants just like their Las Olas locale, but a lot less pretentious. So, I succeeded as far as showing them a place that wasn't hoity toity but I was terribly disappointed in our service. The wait...... wait........ wait........ for drinks and dinner was ridiculous - and it wasn't even full!!! It seemed like they had enough wait staff but they just couldn't pull it together. That being said, my wine was delicious and some of our appetizers were very good while others were .... blah. I really hope they get their sh*t together, I would love to stay local and eat local.
I have been wanting to try this restaurant since it opened and because of the Fort Lauderdale dine, they were always booked. I finally got a reservation a month in advance and got to experience this place. The service was horrible. I had a gut feeling something was going on with the staff, etc because it seemed like no one knew what was going on and it was a Saturday evening. Once we received a drink it was fine, but it was a 3 hour dining experience and not because it was fine dining with many courses. We were there with friends and enjoyed their company and the food was delicious once it finally cAme out but there are a lot of kinks that need to be worked out or they will be closed in 6months. Customer service needs to be a priority ...we eat out often and will not run back here
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