Sag Harbor Restaurants

31 West Water Street, Sag Harbor
Daily breakfast 7:30-11 a.m., Saturday and Sunday Brunch 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday-Friday, Lunch, noon-3 p.m., Dinner Monday-Thursday, 5-9 p.m., Friday, Saturday, Sunday, 5-10 p.m.

Baron's Cove is a year-round inn with rooms that have water views, indoor and outdoor dining, and valet parking. The restaurant is on the second-floor so it, too, has a view. The kitchen concentrates on familiar fare-calamari, seared Shinnecock scallops, New York strip steaks and lobster rolls for example. 

1742 Sag Harbor Turnpike, Sag Harbor, NY 11963
Seven days year round, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

Bay Burger is low-key, family friendly, and you wouldn't think of reservations. Burgers, hot dogs, veggie burgers, draft beer, great sandwiches, grilled cheese, fries, and tater tots are standard, and the beef is freshly ground on site. The buns and bread are made in-house. A nice treat is Joe and Liza's all-natural ice cream, which you can get at a walk-up window if you aren't there for a meal. Sit indoors or outside.  Bay Burger is also noted for jam sessions on Thursdays from 7-9 p.m.

8 West Water Street, Sag Harbor, NY 11963
Dinner from 6 p.m., closed Tuesday until mid June. Kitchen open until 11 on Friday and Saturday. Lunch in July and August, Saturday and Sunday, 11:45 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

The Beacon, commanding a high perch in a waterfront building, gives no sign from the road that it has a great view of the boats in Sag Harbor Cove, North Haven, and the setting sun. Beacon doesn't take reservations, so you can't be sure of getting a coveted table outdoors. But even indoors, you can share the view. The kitchen pays attention to detail. Roast chicken comes with carrots and shallots and smoked bacon-pecorino risotto. Steamed mussels have a creamy-tomato sauce. And bouillabaisse, with mussels, clams, lobster, and grilled scallops and shrimp in a tomato, fennel, and saffron broth, has become a favorite.

8 On the Wharf, Sag Harbor
11 a.m. to 11 p.m., seven days in season

Big Olaf is a corner shop in a little covered shopping arcade just past the Bay Street Theater on Long Wharf. It has all the flavors and toppings that an ice cream lover would require, and the waffle cones are recommended. It has one of the best locations for getting a cone that we know of  -- just walk out and take a look at moored boats. The line can be long on a busy summer's evening, but moves relatively quickly.

1 Bay Street on Long Wharf, Sag Harbor, NY 11936
Hours not set. No reservations.

There are few better places for a summer experience in Sag Harbor than on Long Wharf. Now, Le Bilboquet, the Upper East Side high-end bistro known for its Cajun chicken and power lunches, has taken over the former B. Smith's property with its big dining room and outdoor seating with views of the yachts tied up nearby.

43 South Euclid Avenue, Montauk, NY 11954, 125 Main Street, Sag Harbor, NY 11963
631-668-8393 (Montauk), 631-808-3888 (Sag Harbor)
9 a.m.-10 p.m., except until 11 p.m. on Fridays and midnight on Saturdays.

Twelve self-serve yogurt flavors changing daily with 60 toppings and bases. There are tasty ready-to-go sandwiches, smoothies, Belgian waffles, and snacks for the beach. The coffee is roasted by the Hampton Coffee Co. A Hill Street, Southampton, Buddha Berry is expected to open soon.

3284 Noyac Road, Sag Harbor, NY 11963
Lunch, and dinner seven days, 10 a.m.-10 p.m., except Sunday 10 a.m.-9 p.m.

The originators of the focaccia sandwich! Menu items include fresh grilled fish, lobster rolls, crab cakes, black angus steak, grilled chicken, organic salads, gluten free offerings, pasta, hot heros and over 17 varieities focaccia sandwiches. 

89 Division Street, Sag Harbor, NY 11963
Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Closed Tuesday.

Michael and Tracy Cavaniola started out with small production wines and cheeses from around the world in two small buildings including the historic Umbrella House. They opened Cavaniola's Kitchen three years later, in another building at the site, and it offers some of the most inventive dishes around. How about prosciutto and artichoke on a "pipette." Homemade potato chips and good bread are staples and you can get an idea of the Kitchen's entrees from the pork loin stuffed with fontina and spinach. 

138 Division Street, Sag Harbor, NY 11963
631- 725-4555
Daily, 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Sundays, noon-7 p.m.

Fresh, healthy authentic Mexican food. Children's menu available. It also does catering.

1 Main Street, Sag Harbor, NY 11963
Lunch and dinner, seven days. Monday-Thursday, 11:30 a.m - 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m. Sunday noon - 10 p.m.

The Corner Bar is a hangout with a fine hamburger, cold beer, and a seat by the window, where you can watch Sag Harbor go by. You might be surprised by the menu. Sure, it has nachos and fish and chips, hearty fried chicken and some quesadillas, but it also has some dishes for the Harbor's health-food crowd, such as beet and spinach salads. The noise rises to a crescendo as the evening progresses.

1 Long Wharf, Sag Harbor, NY 11963
Seven days, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

Dock House, owned by Andrea Shastid and Rob Gettling, is right on the wharf in Sag Harbor and a great place to eat in or take out fresh seafood. Watching boats go by while eating is a plus. Grilled platters with spicy shrimp, tuna, swordfish, or scallops, with a choice of french fries or salad, are well-priced and ample. You might try the award-winning clam chowder, Manhattan or New England, both great.

26 Bay Street, Sag Harbor, NY 11963
Lunch and diner, Thursday-Monday

The Dockside -- which is in the Sag Harbor American Legion building -- has a patio overlooking the harbor as well as a pleasantly airy space inside. Local wines, such as a rosé from Channing Daughters, are sometimes featured. The menu is a nice mix of seafood and locally sourced salads and entrees, like roasted oysters and shrimp and scallop dumplings as well as fried whole sea bass with ginger soy reduction. Regulars know to ask for the specials every night. The Dockside uses free-range poultry, meats with no hormones or antibiotics, and provisions are local otherwise.

1615 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike, Sag Harbor, NY 11963
Breakfast and lunch, Wednesday-Monday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Dinner, Thursday-Sunday, 5:30-9 p.m. Closed Tuesdays.

The menu has typical American dishes, but Mexican influences are strong. A number of breakfast dishes are based on flour tortillas. Dinner might start with turtle rolls or chili chicken nachos, and the entree might be shredded pork burritos or potato crusted flounder. There are burgers, too, and a fun paella that features local fish and Little Neck clams. A $30 prix fixe is offered before 6:15 p.m. This unpretentious place is very small and popular, so reservations will help you get a table.

2426 Montauk Highway, Bridgehampton, NY 11932, 34 Newtown Lane, East Hampton, 11937, 111 Main Street, Southampton, 11968, 93 Main Street, Sag Harbor, 11963
631-537-1100, 329-1600, 283-8900, 725-2270
Breakfast and lunch, seven days, 6:30 a.m. until dusk.

This daytime cafe is a year-round favorite, having added branches over the years. All menu items are available for eat in or take out. The eateries pride themselves on their coffees, gourmet breakfasts, and catering. You could say the Golden Pear is tried and true.