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Beacon

8 W Water, Sag Harbor, NY 11963
+1 631-725-7088
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Ranked #14 of 42 restaurants in Sag Harbor
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American, Asian, French
Dining options: Reservations
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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Dining options: Reservations
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
New York City, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

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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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

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
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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67 reviews 67 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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New York City
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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

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
176 helpful votes 176 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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