If you’re missing your favorite lobster roll and summer just seems so far away, there is a place in Sag Harbor that serves up its very own version of it — The American Hotel and its lobster BLT.
That’s right, lobster and bacon together in the same sandwich.
The seafood BLT is one of The American Hotel’s signature dishes and is definitely worth the visit. Bring your appetite because this is one satisfying sandwich.
The American Hotel has been a fixture on the East End since 1846, when Sag Harbor was a whaling hub. According to the hotel’s website, the building was purchased in 1876 by Capt. William Freeman, a whaler and ferry boat owner who installed the bar and dining room, renaming it “The American Hotel, or “The American House.”
The restaurant is now a culinary institution, having won Wine Spectator’s Grand Award several times as well as the DiRoNA Award (Instituted by Distinguished Restaurants of North America) for food, wine and service excellence.
Their lobster BLT is chock-full of meaty lobster mixed with mayonnaise and served with several slices of crispy bacon on a bed of crunchy lettuce and a thick slice of tomato. Several lemon wedges are served on the side for that extra zing of seafood tartness and the bread is lightly toasted, enabling it to hold all of that deliciousness together and make it into your mouth.
The American Hotel Lobster BLT comes with a green salad on the side. It costs $25 and is served in the dining room, which features a wood-burning fireplace. The restaurant offers a more moderately-priced lunch menu at the bar, with items ranging between $12 and $20.
The American Hotel serves lunch every day from noon to 4 p.m. and is located at 45 Main St. in Sag Harbor. For more information, call (631) 725-3535 or visit theamericanhotel.com.
What’s for Lunch? is a recurring featuring highlighting our favorite meals on Long Island’s East End.