A home in the heart
of the Hamptons
The fabulous but
scene of Sag Harbor
Eat, Drink, Shop, Play.
All in the Heart of The Hamptons.
If you're wondering where everyone is come sunset, check the Beacon. This local institution—open only during the summer months—offers an unmatched location overlooking the bay. Though wait times can be long, no one minds grabbing a cocktail and whiling away the time as the sun sinks over the bay. The food is fresh and seasonal, but the magnificent sunsets trump anything on the menu.
A centerpiece of Sag Harbor life since 1846, this historic hotel is the soul of Sag Harbor. Constructed during the town's whaling heyday, this inn is still a favorite spot for locals and visitors alike. Its award-winning restaurant specializes in seafood and farm-fresh produce, and its eight beautifully appointed rooms will charm out-of-town guests.
An outpost of chef Laurent Tourondel's popular spot in Manhattan's Bryant Park, LTBurger offers an innovative take on the classic burger joint. Families can gather over burgers and incredible shakes (Death by Oreo, S'mores, Gone Bananas) before heading across the street to browse for toys at Kites of the Harbor.
There are always people filling the outdoor tables at this neighborhood favorite. Since 1972, Jack Achille Tagliasacchi has overseen this classic Italian spot, which pulls out all the stops: red-and-white checkered tablecloths, candlelight, and raffia-bound wine bottles. Jack hails from northern Italy, and the cuisine reflects his roots.
Many claim that this old-school, family-owned, pretension-free spot serves up the best pizza in the Hamptons. One of Sag Harbor's most laidback locales, it's a great place to stop for a post-beach slice, or to pick up take-out on your way to the harbor.
Hidden away in a quiet spot on the harbor, this 38-seat Italian spot is as cozy as it is chic. Consulting chef Scott Conant designed the country-inspired menu—homemade pasta, fritto misto, fresh salads. The place is perpetually packed on the weekends, but it's always worth the wait if you score a table on the patio overlooking the bay.
Sag Harbor may have a small-town vibe, but it doesn't lack for world-class sushi in a sophisticated setting. Sen has long lured Hamptonites with its exotic rolls, crispy tempura, and Japanese-inflected craft cocktails. It's not uncommon to see celebrities tucked away in corners here.
Some say this unassuming spot—located in the American Legion building—has the best lobster rolls around. Given its proximity to Harbor's Edge, you'll go back to try out everything on the menu, from fresh fish to pepper-rubbed strip steak.
This Hamptons favorite is known for offering exceptional outdoor furniture and always-tasteful home décor for these seeking a fluid indoor-outdoor lifestyle. It also sells work by talented local artists—from painters and sculptors to wood carvers and textile-makers.
Sag Harbor is largely free of chains, and that's especially true when it comes to the village's coffee culture. SagTown is decidedly laidback, but it takes its caffeine seriously. Baristas here serve up coffee made from La Colombe beans, in addition to Pure Black cold-press brews.
Known for its homemade waffle cones, this ice-cream shop is the perfect place to stop before strolling around Sag Harbor's scenic marina. Right next door is the Dock House, a casual seafood shack, and from here, it's just a short walk to the wharf, where locals watch the yachts come and go.
No visit to Sag Harbor is complete without a stroll on Long Wharf, located where Main Street meets the harbor. This pier is home to destinations like the Bay Street Theater and new arrival Harlow, and it's the best place in town to linger during vibrant sunsets or watch the boats go out to sea in the morning.
An acclaimed cultural hub located right on Long Wharf, this renowned nonprofit professional theater is considered to be one of the preeminent regional theaters in the United States. Many shows that started here have gone on to Broadway, but Sag locals saw them first. In addition to plays and musicals, the theater hosts comedy shows, workshops, and high-profile literary events.
On lazy days, head to this historic Art Deco cinema, whose iconic red sign can be seen all the way down Main Street. Both independent films and blockbusters show up on the line-up here.
Built in 1845 as the home of a whaling industry titan, Sag Harbor's Whaling & Historical museum is a national treasure and a relic of the area's rich maritime history. Today, it's home to a permanent historic collection and rotating art exhibitions.
A throwback to a simpler time, this old-school five and dime has everything from housewares and kitchen tools to children's toys and party decorations. A fixture on Main Street since 1922, this family-owned operation is a Sag Harbor institution—and a wonderful place to explore on rainy afternoons.
Family owned and operated since 1941, Schiavoni's is more than the village grocery store. A champion of regional producers, it sells a variety of local products—Mecox Bay Dairy cheese, Tate's cookies, Hamptons Honey—in addition to standard groceries.
Located right on Main Street just steps from Harbor's Edge, Muse in the Harbor has an airy dining room and outdoor terrace where locals while away the evening hours over inventive American cuisine, local seafood, and summery cocktails.
Popular stop for imported and domestic fine foods and cheese, this is one of many specialty shops in Sag Harbor. For the ultimate picnic ingredients, stop here before hitting Sag Harbor Baking Company or Provisions Natural Foods Market.
Just down the street from Harbor's Edge is one of the Hamptons' most acclaimed gyms, equipped with state-of-the-art equipment for all your workout needs. It offers 27 types of aerobics, spinning, and circuit-training classes, including CrossFit, Bootcamp, and FlyWheel. "Tribe training" is available for those who want to tone up in small groups, and a host of personal trainers are available for one-on-one sessions.