The Beacon is a quintessential dining landmark of Sag Harbor. With some of the best food this quaint seaside village has to offer, your dining experience will be topped off with magnificent, sweeping views of Sag Harbor’s marina. Set just above Sag Harbor Cove Yacht Club, you may choose to dock your boat or yacht, walk up the steps to the restaurant, and gaze out on the horizon sipping your favorite cocktail. It is always “Indian Summer” when dining al fresco at The Beacon.
This is one of, if not the most popular restaurant in Sag Harbor. And rightfully so. The food is top notch and you will find a new favorite dish each season as the menu rotates throughout the summer. You can never expect the same experience twice. My husband and I arrived for dinner promptly at 7:30pm. I did call on our way over and had expected a 40 minute wait upon arrival as per the hostess but to our surprise, there was a table for two ready inside that we were able to sit at. Our experience turned into an all around exceptional meal.
To drink, my husband had a glass of Pinot Blanc, and I had the Venetian Spritzer: Prosecco, Aperol, Soda & Orange ($14). The Venetian Spritzer was recommended by our server, which was an exemplary choice. The touch of orange with the bubbly Prosecco was especially revitalizing. As appetizers, we each tasted the following specials: Burrata with Baby Heirloom Tomatoes, truffled balsamic, basil oil, and crispy panko ($16); and Tuna Tostada comprised of yellow fin tuna, crispy corn tortilla, guacamole, and chipotle sour cream ($18). The tuna tostada was very unique and expertly crafted. The burrata was lightly salted with flake salt, the tomatoes fresh and juicy, and an all around great appetizer.
For dinner, my husband had the Lobster Rigatoni with Aged Cheddar, Roasted Corn, Basil & Cream ($35), and I had the Halibut Baked in Parchment with Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Tatsoi & Toasted Israeli Couscous ($34). We were both over the moon with the lobster rigatoni. I do recommend splitting this hearty, creamy pasta dish that does not skimp on the fresh chunks of lobster meat. My husband and I agreed that we would go straight for ordering this dish each time we visit this summer. The halibut was flaky, fresh and presented a superb combination of flavors. The Israeli couscous was reminiscent of traditional Middle Eastern cuisine. Each dish was promptly served to us.
For dessert, we split the Beacon Ice Cream Sandwich with Vanilla Ice Cream & Chocolate Sauce ($12). The two chewy, warm savory cookies with homemade cool, creamy vanilla ice cream was a show stopper! My husband was full from his dish so I ended up eating the whole cookie sandwich with no regrets. I would even come here just for dessert and cordials. What a perfect way to end the evening. Well done!
The full dinner and dessert menu is available here.
Dinner is served nightly from 6pm. Lunch is served Saturdays and Sundays from 11:45am-2:30pm. Guests are seated on a first come first serve basis, no reservations are taken in advance.
http://www.beaconsagharbor.com // 631-725-7088