Fantastic as always... crab toast sooooo fresh and kale salad the perfect compliment..
Sunny day with the doors open! Just wonderful
Attentive service and not too crowded.
The staff was rude. The place was very loud. The food was overpriced and come in small portions.
We enjoyed our meal overall, the hotel is amazing. The specialty cocktail we got was excellent. The food was very variable, with some excellent dishes, like the ricotta, and very good ones, like the potato croquettes (although I prefer salty, cheesy with potatoes to the sweet drizzle). But the duck breast was tough and the fried rice that came with the whole fish, which was very good, was way too salty. The tuna tartare was good, although with so many great poke dishes around these days, it was not outstanding. The chef seems to still be finding his feet, would try again in a few months.
The décor and ambiance in American Son is fantastic. I was blown away by how it looked and how friendly the service was. The dinner menu was strange to me and my guest. The menu is very small so there isn't much selection. The server recommended sharing the plates so we ordered four dishes. We found that the dishes didn't pair well together. American's Son presentation seemed very thoughtful.. so it was disappointing that the menu didn't live us to the same level of thought.
Service and ambiance are the weak spots here. I had to have the hostess get someone to serve us after waiting unattended for quite some time. Service throughout was poor although the food arrived quickly. The restaurant is more like a hotel coffee shop/bar. Strange setting for a chef who is clearly talented
Service was poor and took 45+ minutes to get our food. Tapas style but too expensive for quality and experience. Would not recommend.
Good food, great atmosphere, nice servers. limited menu with excellent choices all around.
Great spot for a business meal or drinks
I read a great review of the restaurant but neglected to check the lunch menu which was nothing like the dinner menu. Just boring hotel food. Not bad food, but boring. My fault. Should have checked the lunch menu on line. Would not recommend for lunch, but still would like to try the dinner sometime.
The food was wonderful -- best shishito peppers and softshell crabs EVER -- and the service was fine. But the host's failure, when I arrived, to note that I was honoring my OpenTable reservation meant wasted time the next day demonstrating to OpenTable that I DID honor the reservation.
Our meal was outstanding! The chef is quite creative and the flavors were unique. I really appreciated having vegetarian options. My dish featured morels and was both light and really rich. The atmosphere is quite comfortable, chic, and relaxing. I highly recommend American Son and can’t wait to go back!
Cool and hip spot in a chic new hotel. Food was good especially pastries.
American Son is just a wonderful place for brunch! The service was absolutely impeccable. Everything was delicious, innovative and artfully prepared. The chef was wonderfully accommodating and there even was a beautiful gluten free cinnamon swirl pastry (the menu is well labeled to boot) that made me feel "seen" as a person with a gluten allergy. The drinks are incredible, too.
For such an expensive and highly touted spot, this was pretty meh. While everything was prepared well, the flavors weren’t that interesting, and at $25 for a small plate, not worth the trip. The shishito pepper bites were fantastic though.
Good food, but expensive for the portion sizes. Very loud because the restaurant is attached to the bar, which was very crowded when we visited. The Eaton hotel is very trendy overall.
Very nice lunch spot with quality food. Very casual.
We had a great team lunch at American Son. Service was great, food was delicious with options to meet all of our dietary needs, and the space is very calm and pleasant. Definitely recommend.
Menu very limited, food and wine list. Fritters looked like funnel cake. Entrees served in a tiny bowl. Chef is very heavy handed with salt.
Food was outstanding. Very interesting menu. Not a lot of choices and the format is different: plates v. large portions to share. We ordered the whole fish and it was presented beautifully and it was delicious.
Appetizer of peppers was very good as well as dessert!
Awesome food and great service. Truly underrated.
Disappointing breakfast - eggs, bacon and toast came out cold despite us being the only people in the restaurant. I didn’t have time to wait for a replacement so I just ate it anyway, but not a great start to my day.
The ambience was nice, the noise level was low at lunch time, and my Tofu Gnocchi was very enjoyable.
Business lunch. Server was very cold, never smiled
I enjoyed my meal at American Son but I wish the lunch menu was more interesting. It seemed like the standard blah steak, burger, whatever -- whereas some of the items available for breakfast (e.g. the congee) and dinner sounded much more intriguing.
We dined there for Father's Day. Service was good, but the restaurant seemed to be short servers, even though there were many empty tables when we arrived. The plates came out in no particular order or at the same time. Drinks were slow to be delivered and overpriced. The food was interesting, but not particularly diverse. It almost seemed to be new Asian Fusion without the Asian. Also, the restaurant was really overpriced for the food and ambiance level. All in all, food was good, but not great, service was good, but not great, menu selection was good, but not great and the value was poor, period. There are a lot of better restaurants in the neighborhood and the city. I would advise you to seek them out.
Server was amazing. Ambiance was average and food although good was overpriced.
We went for brunch. Drinks were amazing, food was even better! Service was wonderful. Definitely would recommend!
The food is far superior to the decor. While seating is comfortable, it feels like a hotel coffee shop.
Amazing food, excellent service. It was quite for a brunch place and a wonderful for a family get together.
Everything about the evening was great. The server was excellent, providing both good recommendations and excellent timing. We started with bbq'd shishito peppers and cocktails and the peppers were outstanding. We followed that with a pasta with rabbit sauce and it was both rich and delicious. We then had soft shell crabs which were done in an Indian style, curry sauce and papaya salad. After the meal which we had ordered one dish at a time, we went to the hotel's hidden bar where we had after dinner drinks. Overall, a great night.
Portions were small and pricey.
Food was good strange menu way too expensive for the portions
Beautiful place for a Saturday brunch..... foods wonderful
Great service and amazing food
The food was incredible, the service was warm and professional, and the open air bar table seating was lovely on a beautiful DC evening. I walked out ten pounds heavier after swearing I wouldn’t have another bite of the potato funnel cake croquette thing (trust me), the rigatoni with rabbit, the gnocchi with mushrooms, the soft shell crab in an amazing curry, the duck breast, the shisito peppers, and two killer desserts. I’ll be running five miles tomorrow, but so worth it!
Everyone not only at the restaurant but also at the Eaton went out of their way to make us feel special.
Very solid food. Good menu. decor is relaxed but hip.
Lovely meal and venue, especially the indoor/outdoor tables on a pretty evening. Be careful...the Shishito pepper appetizer, though good, is a lot of peppers! The "small plates" are relatively large portions so the two of us were more than satisfied with three plates between us. Our favorite was the gnocchi.
the ever creative Tim Ma manages to coax new experiences even from what seem like traditional dishes...during this special Mother's Day brunch the menu looked pretty standard, but the tastes were great --- loved the way he prepared his crabcake sandwich, collared greens and grits in particular...but even the tray of breads was excellent...and the dessert buffet!
Tasty food and fairly reasonable prices for lunch. Very modern riff i.e., “wellness choices” for fruit drinks which seemed expensive for what was basically juice. We had the salads with salmon and steak and a rather mystifying “short cake” which was deconstructed but attractively presented. Was a bit disappointed that there weren’t more Asian options. Still, it was an interesting place and a nice change from the business type options in the downtown area.