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8 W Water St, Sag Harbor, NY 11963-4454
+1 631-725-7088
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good32%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“rigatoni” (11 reviews)
“halibut” (7 reviews)
“almond cake” (2 reviews)
Open Now
18:00 - 22:00All hours
American, French
8 W Water St, Sag Harbor, NY 11963-4454
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've enjoyed the food and the view many times over the years and did again recently. However, it seems like it's gotten noticeably more expensive this year. I guess the same can be said of other places in the Hamptons as well.

Thank NYCsenior
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's all about the sunset. If you can catch a promising sunset,and are lucky enough to get a table the porch you are on vacation without the travel hassles.The food is always good and it is a low key environment.

Thank samgc675
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a fab dinner on the outdoor deck on a Wednesday evening. Great cocktails and wine. Both our dinners were delicious: Lobster rigatoni and Fluke special. Restaurant sits right next to a marina, so lots to look at, plus great spot for catching the sunset....More

Thank MTrav
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

It was a foggy evening, so the water views weren't in play. The food and service had to stand on its own merits. Both were OK. Acceptable but not extraordinary. Plus one of our party ordered the bouillabaisse. While the taste was very good, there...More

Thank gourageous
Reviewed 31 January 2017

Food is very good, standard seafood offerings. However, with long waits for tables and limited bar space, we tend to only go to the Beacon on non-peak hours. Definitely avoid on the weekends.

Thank Susan F
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Don't believe the hype. Great sunset but there is much better food in Sag Harbor - try El cappuccino instead!

1  Thank JPn_10
Reviewed 22 January 2017

You should go to celebrate. It would be hard to beat the view, the food, the service. It has a price tag, but for special events worth it.

Thank Asmie704
Reviewed 21 December 2016 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...More

Thank frmragnt
Reviewed 23 September 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...More

Thank coeurdelion
Reviewed 16 September 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...More

1  Thank nywhiz
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Parking Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
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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