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Beacon

8 W Water, Sag Harbor, NY 11963
+1 631-725-7088
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Ranked #14 of 41 restaurants in Sag Harbor
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American, Asian, French
Description: We opened The Beacon up, way back in 2000. It's been a great success since Day 1, only growing better with the start of each new summer. We've learned a lot along the way about what it takes to make a summertime-only Hamptons restaurant move and groove. As the light on the East End changes and a new season approaches, we are reinvigorated by the beauty our region provides us. The menu, the wine, and some of the faces may change every year, but one thing never does: our full attention to you.
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Description: We opened The Beacon up, way back in 2000. It's been a great success since Day 1, only growing better with the start of each new summer. We've learned a lot along the way about what it takes to make a summertime-only Hamptons restaurant move and groove. As the light on the East End changes and a new season approaches, we are reinvigorated by the beauty our region provides us. The menu, the wine, and some of the faces may change every year, but one thing never does: our full attention to you.
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English first
Boca Raton, Florida
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67 reviews 67 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Been twice & not my fave. Not a good margarita the meal sauses is not great. Service average. Place is busy but not sure why.

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Waiheke Island, New Zealand
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40 reviews 40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We went to the Beacon on our last night in Sag Harbor after a month in the area. Given some average reviews we were not sure what to expect. That said we had a great experience here. The outlook is fantastic overlooking the marina and the food we had was superb. The prices were reasonable for the Hamptons. Our only... More

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New York City
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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

It is a lovely spot to be at in the middle of a relaxing Hampton Summer. The Thai flavors are imminent in the many dishes. The Halibut baked in parchment was extraordinary. Whatever the chef does, the flavors are coming out by every bite. The Sesame crusted tuna one of the best I have tasted in a long time. Great... More

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Rochester, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Wonderful place with excellent food. We went at 8 o'clock and very were very politely told how long the wait would be. (About 90 minutes). Enjoyed the sunset and drinks at the bar. It is a little loud inside because of the low ceilings. We were able to be seated at an outside table. Our waitress was wonderful, very attentive.... More

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New York City, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

You start with a pretty great view overlooking the water, especially well positioned for sunset. You are greeted by pleasant hostesses who will estimate your waiting time as others will likely be waiting as well. Grab some professional cocktails or wine, chill a bit, and snag a few photos as your appetite builds. Seating is available both inside and out.... More

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NY NY
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86 reviews 86 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
175 helpful votes 175 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This restaurant is located in a waterside setting. A good friend and I have gone there regularly over the years. We always arrive early, since the restaurant does not take reservations. Tonight we arrived at 5:40 and waited by the gate to the restaurant which has two padlocks on it and were the second on line. When the gates opened... More

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Sag Harbor, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

small bar.....always packed if you are lucky to get a table outside, that is the place to be. forget about the inside dining..... on a busy night...almost every night is this time of year, the inside dining area is deafening because of the low ceilings. wait staff has to yell out the specials. was there at 7 pm on a... More

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Southampton, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

This is why you come the the Hamptons, the foods good sometimes great but you can't beat the sun and the water. Great people watching, nice little bar, no reservations so don't fight the crowds when they open, go late and be relaxed go for a walk down Long Wharf after dinner and look at the Mega yachts. It's Summer... More

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Sag Harbor, New York
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

This will be the 14th year we (would) have been dining at the Beacon--since it opened. Does that matter to the owner or robotic front reception staff who don't care how loyal you are or that you are year-round residents who support and eat at all their other restaurants all year, especially during the slow winter off-season when they could... More

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013 via mobile

Keep in mind, you need to walk up a full flight of stairs to get to the restaurant. This may not be easy for some. Once you get there, the view is worth it. We had fish - skate and halibut - and it was nicely prepared. Dessert was good. Dining in this area is expensive and here, in addition,... More

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