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Muse in the Harbor Restaurant
Shedding its smaller location in Water Mill, the new, improved, and much roomier Muse in the Harbor Restaurant and Lounge now calls Sag Harbor's bustling Main Street home. High ceilings, French doors, outdoor patios and leather couches are the décor’s hallmarks, punctuated by a 200-gallon fish tank stocked with African ciclids in the dining room’s center. But most exciting is the expanded New American menu by chef-owner Matthew Guiffrida, which is heavy on local seafood, and peppered with Long Island duck, steak and market-based nightly specials.
Guiffrida, a noted chef with three featured appearances at the James Beard House, made his first splash on the South Fork dining scene in 2007 with Muse Restaurant & Aquatic Lounge, which became a Water Mill dining staple. He garnered “very good” ratings from Joanne Starkey of The New York Times who said, “it’s worth the hunt,” and Peter Gianotti of Newsday who declared, “it’s one of the best new restaurants in the Hamptons."

In Muse’s Sag Harbor incarnation, Guiffrida is thrilling new and old customers with dishes like “Not Ya Mamma’s Meatballs” and “The Three Little Pigs”. The specialty drink menu is no slouch either, with “The Big O”—a combo of grapefruit vodka, lime and agave—and the Island Ginger Cooler—Blanco tequila and ginger beer—on the menu. Imbibers can sip their cocktails on the canopied bar patio or on the outside dining deck for some prime Main St. people-watching.

In the off-season, Muse in the Harbor offers a three-course prixe fixe menu and nightly drink specials, cooking classes and is available for private functions.

Matthew Guiffrida
16 Main Street, Sag Harbor, New York, Tel 631.899.4810,