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8 W Water St, Sag Harbor, NY 11963-4454
+1 631-725-7088
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sag Harbor
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60 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food is always perfect and the views are breathtaking. They don't take reservations and the line gets quite long at opening, but wait for a terrace table at sunset. It is well worth it. Check days open and hours as it is a seasonal restaurant. Favorite dishes are the appetizer chicken salad, any fish, amazing fish soup and the... More 

Thank frmragnt
Clifton, New Jersey
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192 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016

No reservations are taken here, unfortunately and on a recent Wednesday night, we arrived at about 6:30, just in time to score one of the few remaining tables. Very glad we did. As we weren't particularly hungry that early, we started with drinks - very nicely made - and then went right to the main course. There was a local... More 

Thank coeurdelion
New York City, New York
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

The outside tables at the Beacon have the most gorgeous view in the Hamptons. The food is usually good to very good. But sadly this restaurant seems to make a practice of overcharging customers. I was presented with a bar bill for double what it should have been. When I pointed out this was impossible, it was corrected with an... More 

Thank nywhiz
Brooklyn, United States
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

The service and food were great. Atmosphere was nice. We had the pleasure of viewing the most spectacular sunset over the harbor. Lobster rigatoni is the recommended special.

Thank Angela B
Sag harbor , NY, United States
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

A summer favorite.. enjoy great food while taking in the most spectacular sunsets anywhere!! Bring your sungklasses!

Thank Peter C
Long Island, NY
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94 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Beacon is only open in the warmer months and they don't take reservations. They open at 6 pm and by 5:45, there was a long line. Just one waitress for about 20 outside tables and a few others who bring the food and clear. We waited 20 minutes to order a drink and it came after we'd been there 40... More 

Thank SallyAnn48
St. Albans, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

Beacon was recommended to us so we queued up early and were 2nd in line to try and nab a table outside. Unfortunately they only have 1 table for a group of >4 so we ended up inside anyway. The food was okay, but not the best meal in Sag Harbour by a long shot. No chance of a relaxing... More 

Thank susanne1mj
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016

Beautiful views from this seaside restaurant, but waits can be long for an outside table. Best to go early. Food is generaly good, but can be a bit uneven. Service is soso. But the sunsets are worth it.

Thank Catharina S
Sag Harbor, New York
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

If you love sunsets, Sag Harbor has them in spades. From many locations you can see the sun settle into the ocean, various bays and inlets. Beacon has one of the best. That is if you don't mind waiting up to two hours for a table as my wife and I do. The host acted as if was trying, but... More 

Thank michael f
New York City, New York
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016

This is the only Sag Harbor establishment we would recommend. The views, the service and the food are worth the wait.

Thank Valerie F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, French
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Parking Available
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 W Water St, Sag Harbor, NY 11963-4454
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Long Island  >  Hamptons  >  Sag Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 631-725-7088
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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