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LT Burger

62 Main St. Sag Harbor , NY 631-899-4646

LT Burger in the Harbor has a coffee

LT Burger in the Harbor has a coffee and breakfast bar that serves ice cream and shakes as well, located on Main Street in Sag Harbor.
(July 26, 2010) Photo Credit: Doug Young

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Lunch, Burgers, American

Price range:

$$$ (Expensive)


The crowd that arrives at this busy, hip, burger-focused restaurant can end up waiting on the sidewalk. However, not all are in line for the patties, as such dishes as salads, appetizers and a Kobe beef hot dog are also options. (Take-out, too). But, for those seeking the item mentioned on the marquee, all burgers served are made of 7 ounces of grilled Angus beef, and can be dressed in bacon and a selection of cheeses and sauces. For those who'd rather pass on beef, chicken, turkey, veggie and tuna are also available. (Another favorite: the Ms. Pac-Man video game open for play.)


Daily: 7 a.m.-10 p.m.

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The LT cheeseburger with Mecox cheddar is served

The LT cheeseburger with Mecox cheddar is served at LT Burger in the Harbor, located on Main Street in Sag Harbor. Sweet potato fries and ice cream shakes complete the experience.
(July 26, 2010) Photo Credit: Doug Young

It seems a no-brainer that high-profile chef-restaurateur Laurent Tourondel (until recently, the "LT" of BLT Steak, BLT Burger, BLT Market and BLT Fish in Manhattan) would score with a casual-chic new burger spot in downtown Sag Harbor.

I arrive at 11:55 a.m., while the breakfast crowd still lingers over bagels and omelets in the cafe area; the dining room opens promptly at noon. I bide my time on a metal glider swing admiring the handsome horseshoe-shaped bar.

Lunch kicks off with a bowl of neatly fried Horman's dill pickles, from which burst hot piquant juices. A salad of local heirloom tomatoes and arugula gets a salty edge from crisp bacon.

A classic burger topped with Jack cheese is deliciously juicy. Is the pricier Snake River Farm American Kobe better? A bit richer, more velvety, but no more satisfying. I'm less taken with an organic turkey burger, which, while herbal, is a bit dry. A real surprise is how good the spiced tuna burger (actually a tuna steak) turns out.

Major letdown: Fries (sweet potato, waffle and skinny) are the previously frozen sort. This from a native-born Frenchman? Quel dommage.

The "gone bananas" shake (with fresh bananas and dulce de leche ice cream) succeeds in temporarily shaking my world. So, too, does a deeply fudgy brownie a la mode with bourbon sauce.

LT Burger in the Harbor: 62 Main St., Sag Harbor, 631-899-4646,

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