8 West Water Street, Sag Harbor, (631) 725-7088
David Lowenberg and Kirk Basnight (proprietors of red/bar brasserie in Southampton) opened this waterfront Sag Harbor restaurant in the summer of '99. The
Beacon features an airy second-floor dining room with scenic views of the harbor and an imaginative menu served up by talented chef Paul LaBue (formerly of Nick &
Toni's). Look for lively salads, the freshest seafood and perfectly grilled rib-eye steaks. Desserts also shine, reflecting LaBue's capacity for creating a memorable
ending to every meal. The Beacon has been hailed by Joanne Starkey of the New York Times as the best restaurant in Sag Harbor, and Peter Gianotti of Newsday
says, "The Beacon will guide you to Sag Harbor . . . it lights up dining out."
Estia's Little Kitchen
1615 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike, Sag Harbor, NY, 11963, (631) 725-1045
Estia's Little Kitchen is owned and operated by Colin Ambrose, who is also the chef/owner of Estia in Amagansett. The small, quaint café offers diners casual tasty fare
for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The menu consists of items such as the Breakfast Burrito ($7.75), Blueberry Pancakes ($6.50), Hamburger Deluxe ($7.50), Estia's
Cobb Salad ($8.50), Homemade Chicken Bolognese ($17) and Roasted Cod with swiss chard, roasted carrot and chive infused mashed potato ($19). Food writer
Joan Reminck of Newsday named Estia's Little Kitchen as one of her Top Ten Picks for new restaurants in 1999. Richard J. Scholem of The New York Times
concludes that "Mr. Ambrose is a creative East End chef toiling in a very modest milieu."
126 Main Street, Sag Harbor, NY
Hal Zwick (owner of the BookHampton stores in East Hampton and Southampton) has opened The Paradise Café featuring a restaurant with a full-service bar and
BookHampton's newest store. Executive chef Stephen Putnam's menu at The Paradise Café offers New American cuisine, taking advantage of the bounty of the East
End's fishing waters and farmlands. The Paradise Café opens daily at 8:00 a.m., serving breakfast and lunch until 3 p.m. Dinner is served daily from 5:30 p.m. until
closing. A bar and dessert menu is served all day in the café until closing.