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8 W Water, Sag Harbor, NY 11963
+1 631-725-7088
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Ranked #10 of 43 Restaurants in Sag Harbor
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Sun - Thu 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Asian, French
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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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Southern California
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191 reviews 191 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The setting is spectacular, especially just after sunset. We ate lightly so hard to say what the top drawer entrees were like. The salads were fine as were the mussels and the pork belly slider appetizers. The $42 cioppino sounded good though. Wine pricing was Hamptonesque. The owner (manager?) was visible and helpful. We enjoyed it. Dinner only. Also a... More

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George Town, Grand Cayman
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4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Not only is Sag Harbour my favorite town in the Hamtptons, they also have my favorite restaurant. The Beacon has a fantastic atmosphere, great bar area when waiting for you table on a busy night and the food is great. It's hard to pick a favorite, but many times they've had Seabass on special with a Chipotle sauce....incredible! Across the... More

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Palo Alto, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We met friends here for dinner, arriving just before sunset. As other reviewers have mentioned, the sunset views from here are spectacular. We also enjoyed being able to see the boats in the marina. A lovely setting. Must trys: the portobello mushroom appetizer, and the pork belly/kimchi buns. My husband doesn't like mushrooms, and he loved the portobello mushroom appetizer.... More

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3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

It is worth the wait. Nothing bad about waiting for your name to be called while enjoying a drink and looking into the Harbor sunset. The service is OK, but the food is excellent and quite enjoyable. Ask for an outside table, and the experience will be complete. A keeper to keep coming back.

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New City, New York
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56 reviews 56 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Owners Run Four Great Restaurants, Beacon, Fresno, Red Bar, and Bell & Anchor... Excellent Menu and Food, good Drinks, lively Atmosphere, with Beacon having the Best View of the LI Sound, The Sunset, and is located in the lively Village of Sag Harbor, which provides late evening open Shops, and the ability to walk off that Great Meal. Only drawback... More

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New York City, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Great food; lively crowd. Go and catch the beautiful sunset! They don't take reservations so come early

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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39 reviews 39 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Excellent food and service and spectacular views of the harbor. Pricey, but worth it for a special event-- in this case , my wife's birthday.

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New York, NY
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We were thrilled to be seated with a view of the water, but the menu proved somewhat limited, especially if you like to eat healthy. The place was packed and noisy. Our food came promptly enough, however, although the server seemed a bit harried. The food was okay, not spectacular.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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78 reviews 78 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 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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27 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

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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