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The Corner Bar & Restaurant

September 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 


burgers The CornerYou know that place where everybody knows your name? While your name may not be on the lips of the patrons and bartender at The Corner Bar & Restaurant, it may be written in chalk on the wall in the dining area! Along with names upon names as high as the eye can see, there’s a friendly vibe conveying that you’re welcome.

Just a short walk from the Long Wharf, The Corner touts that it has the best burgers on the East End, so that’s what we knew we’d end up ordering. However, if you’re not tempted by a bold menu assertion, there’s a lot more to this casual eatery. Clams are available raw, steamed, baked, or casino style as appetizers, along with crab cakes, wings, and corn fritters. Black bean soup, a special, was excellent — robust and spicy. There’s also Manhattan or New England clam chowder, French onion soup, or chili (with or without “the works”). Salads include grilled chicken over mixed greens with a mango papaya salsa, a beet salad with Cotija cheese, pistachios, and dried cherries, and spinach with roasted shiitake mushrooms, bacon, and roasted butternut squash. There are non-burger entrées such as fish and chips, broiled flounder, beer battered shrimp, and steaks. Sandwiches include roast beef melt on garlic bread, turkey club, Reuben, and grilled cheese.

As stated, we were looking for burgers, and burgers are what we found! My dining companion ordered a hamburger with grilled onions, substituting French fries for potato chips. I vegan-ized the portobello mushroom and quinoa burger by leaving out the mozzarella. Within a few bites of our equally messy and thoroughly delicious burgers, we knew they weren’t bragging about serving the best burgers! Two tips: ask for extra napkins, and opt for the fries over the chips. The chips were fine but the fries were sublime. Other burger options include turkey, lamb, and veggie.

Gluten free, vegetarian, and vegan diners have choices, as do little eaters. Some at the next table were feasting on quesadillas from the appetizer menu, while the toddler across from us enjoyed buttered pasta from the kids’ menu. Though we didn’t know her name when we came in, she’d told it to us three times before we left!


The Corner Bar & Restaurant

1 Main Street

Sag Harbor


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