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11/6/2022 – Thank you so much for everything, Colin. We had a wonderful time and appreciate all the hard work by you and your staff!
Thank you for sharing Estia’s best with us last night. The environment was wonderful, the food spectacular!! I wish you all the best of luck in your trails ahead. I hope to visit again soon.
Thank you for helping us celebrate our gathering together in such a wonderful, memorable way.
8/26/2022 – Adorable little restaurant with yummy food. I love the Latin influence on the dishes. I had a Shredded Beef Burrito. It needed a bit of salt/flavor. I added some hot sauce which packed some heat. My friend has the dish with chorizo. How can you go wrong with chorizo and eggs? We also shared the special cornbread French Toast which was very yummy. The garden out back was very special. Pricey but it is the Hamptons!
– Lily C
8/10/2022 – Fun restaurant with outdoor and indoor seating. The internet was not the best out doors… but, the food was excellent. Also, good Bloody Mary and mimosas! Would definitely go back!
– Phil P
6/1/2022 – Had to update my review after coming back for lunch “in season.” Place remains fantastic. Was great to see and meet Colin Ambrose at Estia’s this time around. Service is quick & friendly and the food is ridiculously fresh. I can’t wait to come back many more times this summer, and hopefully for dinner as well!
– Em C
5/17/2022 – Amazing Mexican food! Casual dining atmosphere with a booming takeout business. The crabcakes and slaw was the best!! They have a beautiful outdoor seating area and very friendly staff, Betsy was so sweet. Looking forward to my next visit and the authentic tortilla soup.
– Jeanette R
4/14/2022 – Really great local joint – fresh foods grown nearby (and when in season, in the garden out back!) extremely friendly staff. Wide menu of choices with Mexican flare. Went for breakfast with my dad right upon opening on a Thursday morning and had no wait. Best breakfast burrito I’ve had. Left feeling incredibly satisfied and not bursting at the seams like most breakfast burritos make me feel. Walked around the beautiful garden out back afterwards. Definitely a spot that is worth a dine IN, as I noticed a lot of the more negative reviews were related to carry out. Can’t wait to come back in the summer for lunch/dinner!
– Em C
1/5/2022 – We visited today, may have been there first day seating people after being take out for a week due to the holiday, but service was hospitable and food was fresh and tasty. Highly recommend the corn soup, chicken quesadilla, and borracha (steak)burrito. The hot sauces and salsa are house made, we found them tasty and paired well with the food. Family friendly and the portions are a good size, we will be back again.
1/1/2022 – Went in on NYE and the owner was running the place and did a fantastic job even short staffed. Food was excellent as usual and the bloodymary’s are always a go to!
12/29/2021 – Always enjoy visiting this spot whether it’s for brunch or dinner. The food is excellent and the outdoor area in particular is incredible peaceful and relaxing.
For dinner I could eat the chicken enmolads until I die, and for brunch A’s Pop keeps me coming back.
12/12/2021 – Back again!
First snow of the 21/22 Winter! Worth a drive to Sag, and enjoy the atmosphere and a lazy breakfast at Estia’s LK !
Today ? Bustling, happy crowd. Went with the Avocado Omelette!, with a side of Andouille sausage!!
I’m good !
Thanks Chef Colin and Team !
11/30/2021 – Genuinely lovely brunch experience. The good was delicious, and the staff were great. If go back, or recommend in a heartbeat. 👍
11/20/2021 – Clean food for a long life……Colin Ambrose….lives those words. There is something for everyone on his menu. Sure the pandemic has changed the way restaurants are running, but be patient and wait for your food…..it’s worth waiting for!
10/17/2021 – Crazy good food, make sure you get the Tres Leche cake and a coffee. If you still have room!
10/9/2021 – Crazy good food, make sure you get the Tres Leche cake and a coffee. If you still have room!
9/26/2021 – Great, flavorful chicken and corn quesadilla. Fair price.
8/03/2021 – Absolutely Delicious breakfast and lunch!!
7/28/2021 – A delight. Lovely outdoor space and great food. The Taco sauces are so legit. For reals.
7/26/2021 – My only complaint is that it took about 45 minutes to get our to-go order of breakfast burritos.. But in Estia’s defense it was a weekend in Hamptons so I can’t hold it against them!! The food was great and the prices are pretty much what you’d expect for the Hamptons.. The gentleman who took our order was super friendly to my wife & my daughter and apologized for the delay.. Although we took our food to go, we enjoyed hanging out in their garden while we waited.. The location is very convenient, just outside of Sag Harbor village, and the property is absolutely beautiful!! Well worth a visit if you’re looking for healthy & delicious brunch in the Hamptons!!
6/15/2021 – Our fave breakfast and lunch spot. Worth the wait.
6/7/2021 – FABULOUSSSSSSSS breakfast spot. You must eat there.
6/3/2021 – Best soup anywhere! I’m not a soup lover but their soup is fantastic…spicy as you want it, loaded with cotija cheese, avocado, and great kick of poblano with crispy tortilla strips…love it. You can order it to go, get a quart for later. It does have dairy so I can’t eat it often but hoping they make a version soon with violife cheese or something :). Great staff, cute little place but better for takeaway.
5/14/2021 – Good atmosphere, delicious food. Corn bread French toast is the bomb!!!
5/5/2021 – On the side of a road about 5 minutes outside of Sag Harbor town is this small Mexican-influenced restaurant dishing up some amazing brunch and dinner options. You’ll likely have to wait for a table if you go, but they flip tables pretty quickly and you can spend the time enjoying their back garden while you wait. Whether you’re looking for a breakfast burrito, tacos, or chocolate chip pancakes, Estia’s has something for everybody.
For drinks, I highly recommend the Bloody Mary.
For food, I loved their scramble of the day, which was filled with chorizo, onion, pepper, and cheese, and came with sides of beans, rice, and corn tortillas. Essentially a DIY breakfast taco platter exploding with flavors. If you like hot sauce, they serve two homemade hot sauces that are awesome too.
4/24/2021 – Visited Southampton for the weekend with my girlfriends and decided to check this place out before we headed back home. Interior and Exterior of this restaurant was adorable and had an overall cozy atmosphere. For starters, we decided to have their mimosa, which was made from freshly squeezed blood orange juice (highly recommend)! I decided to have one of their platters called the “Juanitas Breakfast Cubano” with few slices of avocados. The sandwich included the roasted pork loin, turkey bacon, swiss cheese and 2 eggs (I had mine scrambled). It was pretty heavy, but tasted absolutely delicious! To add on, my friends and I really loved their hot sauces, which you can purchase for $5 each.
I’ll definitely be back again and would love to try their dinner menu! Highly recommend for anyone who’s craving tasty Mexican-American cuisine 🙂
3/10/2021 – Very friendly service. Food and coffee were delicious
1/21/2021 – Absolutely incredible food, words fail me
12/18/2020 – Phenomenal food and amazing staff working extremely hard to feed us and make sure everyone stays safe.
Such a cute little environment. Came here and grabbed a quick bite to go. Ate it outside and it was the perfect view and environment with amazing fresh food. Vegan, vegetarian and gluten free friendly!
Everything is fresh and made to order! Can’t wait to come back here next time we’re in town. Totally worth it!
10/22/2020 – Phenomenal food and amazing staff working extremely hard to feed us and make sure everyone stays safe.
Such a cute little environment. Came here and grabbed a quick bite to go. Ate it outside and it was the perfect view and environment with amazing fresh food. Vegan, vegetarian and gluten free friendly!
Everything is fresh and made to order! Can’t wait to come back here next time we’re in town. Totally worth it!
10/3/2020 – Such an idyllic spot and a Sag Harbor institution. It’s no wonder they have been around for as long as they have–no business survives that long without being excellent.
The food is fresh and made with care from staff that has been there forever. I was impressed that their hot sauces are made on site.
The short rib quesadilla is beyond. And any burrito you will also not be disappointed with.
My boyfriend calls their watermelon margarita “the best he’s ever had” (and that actually means something).
My only wish is that less people knew about it so I could keep the spot to myself!!!!
9/16/2020 – BEST place in the Hamptons! We are thrilled that Estia’s has a lovely outdoor dining garden (pick up at window and pick a distanced table) and fabulous take out during this really hard time. It saves us from having to cook all of our meals and is delicious beyond works. Ignore the complainers…. There is a reason that in past seasons (pre-covid) the lines are out the door in all seasons. THANK YOU ESTIA’s! The owner could not be nicer and the fabulous staff has been keeping things going during this time.
– Charlie M.
9/5/2020 – The Freddy Melts were delicious and perfectly packaged for ease – so appreciate you making them so perfectly executed and packaged 🙂
8/20/2020 – Ate breakfast in the garden today and it was AMAZING. Highly recommend the big al burrito. So yum! Everything is clean and all staff was wearing masks!
– Maddie B.
7/28/2020 – We love Estia’s! Everything is fresh and delicious. We highly recommend the margaritas!
7/26/2020 – Estia’s has the best margaritas ever—they taste like key limes! They also have an amazing menu—everything was so fresh and well prepared. We highly recommend Estia’s for lunch, especially in their lovely garden behind the restaurant.
2/19/2020 – Fresh ingredients, delicious food. Best food in the Hamptons.
1/22/2020 – A cute and very tiny little restaurant. We had no reservations but they were able to seat us decently quick. I had the nachos app as my meal. It was really good and a pretty big size also.
1/14/2020 – I was in the Sag Harbor area looking for a good spot for an early lunch and I was very pleased I found this little spot.
To start off, pulling up to this place it looks like a cute little breakfast nook. I was there on a weekday and the place was still very crowded. I found one empty seat at the counter and I took it. As I was seated I was given a menu and asked what I’d like to drink.
The menu had a lot of delicious sounding choices I decided to start with the tortilla soup and for my lunch I got the breakfast burrito.
The soup was perfect eating temperature and delicious. Little disappointed I didn’t get the bowl size.
Shortly after I finished my soup my breakfast burrito came out. I must say this was probably the best breakfast burrito I have ever had. It was just a great explosion of different flavors and I just didn’t want it to end.
Only thing to beware of is this place is a little pricey but that is to be expected in Sag Harbor.
I would highly recommend this spot if you’re out east. But from what I hear on the weekends it has a bit of a wait , but well worth it.
11/12/2019 – Too bad so many people know about this place. Its only negative point is the wait, especially in season but even on many other days you may have to wait a bit to get a table. Once inside this little gem you will not be disappointed. Great consistent food and service every time you go.
– Gijs V.
11/4/2019 – Estias is the best spot in the Hamptons. By far the best breakfast of any restaurant in the Hamptons. Everything they do is amazing. If you are in the Hamptons it’s a must!!
– Rick H.
10/5/2019 – This is the best restaurant in the Hamptons—the corn soup is amazing. Most of the stuff I have tried is great! They have options for everyone.
Make a reservation for dinner, they don’t have that many tables.
One suggestion – add another vegetarian main to the menu.
– Mar R.
9/26/ 2019 – Had a great lunch. Healthy options were delicious. My son said the burger was so good we’ll need to come back one more time before leaving the Hamptons!
– Cecilia A.
9/18/ 2019 – Great food, great service. I will definitely go again.
– Tony G.
9/8/ 2019 – Fantastic! Amazing creations of Mexican fusion, great service and very reasonable. I love it and order something different every time. Try the Turtle Rolls!
– C. S.
8/ 29/2019 – This is the very best place in the Hamptons. The food is beyond delicious. The staff is incredibly kind, hard working and welcoming. Colin is an icon! He has a warm heart, a passion for his business and a remarkable talent for cooking delicious food.
The no-frills ambiance is charming and comfortable. We come at least once a week and are absolutely never let down. Recommend George’s Ranch, the peach pancakes when they’re on the menu, and the nacho’s at dinner…but you really cannot go wrong. Places like this are rare and should be cherished and appreciated. Community-oriented, high quality and excellent!
– Ben G.
8/29/ 2019 – This is THE place for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The food, the atmosphere, the staff and the price point are everything you can ask for and more from a local restaurant. The menu has something for everyone. Could not recommend this place enough!
– Kevin K.
8/24/ 2019 – Really good authentic Mexican food. Came here for breakfast. Got the breakfast burrito. Delicious.
– PJ B.
8/23/ 2019 – Love this place! Crab tostadas are great.
– Andrew D.
8/10/ 2019 – Amazing breakfast spot.
– Elliott H.
8/1/ 2019 – Had a great experience in this spot with my daughter. The food was served fast and the service is just great. Prices are affordable.
– Dana K.
7/25/ 2019 – Absolutely loved it, 5 stars! I had chilaquiles and one of the best I’ve ever had.
– Partha M.
7/19/ 2019 – Long wait. Great breakfast in a tiny gem.
– William E.
7/2/ 2019 – Good food in a small but cozy setting. Very friendly staff.
– Richard M.
6/25/ 2019 – This place was really good. Really liked the fiesta ware and ambience.
– Ryan W.
6/20/ 2019 – One of our favorite dining spots in Hamptons for breakfast.lunch.dinner. Excellent Food. Fresh ingredients grown in their edible garden.
– Robyn F.
5/28/ 2019 – Epic little space of culture, kindness, cuisine and delight…*Vegan Options*… I would suggest to anyone to take your final cup of tea or coffee to go and enjoy it while sitting at a table in the back yard or strolling through the gardens. PS.: Make a reservation (for dinner) or take advantage of this space on off peak hours. Taking your final beverage to the gardens will also allow other people to get a seat quicker. Win win!✌✌Matty
– Matthew F.
4/26/ 2019 – Delicious food! The burritos were great. The outside area is also beautiful with a garden and lots of sitting space. Highly recommend
– Brenna S.
3/7/2019 – The best breakfast in the Hamptons!
– Crystal F.
2/11/2019 – Nice place! Excellent service and very kind people. The menu is delicious!!
– Lina C.
12/2018 – Friendly service. Large portions. Good prices. Can be a bit of a wait.
11/23/2018 – Thanks Colin Ambrose for the Express Taco! Best breakfast in town and besides, who wants to cook today?!?
– Gavin Menu
10/02/2018 – Lovely farm to table food, some of which was actually being grown in their garden. We waited an hour for the food, and all of it was pretty good, I loved the shrimp Quesadilla that I ordered, very fresh and well cooked. Very good start to the day!
– Triya B.
9/30/2018 – Nice place, great food and wonderful service.
– Diego L.
9/15/2018 – The chilaquiles were outstanding! Best meal we’ve had after 4 days in Sag Harbor. Hope to return someday for dinner.
9/1/2018 – Delicious breakfast/lunch, fresh ingredients, fun tiny place, great coffee. You will wait but lovely grounds to sit and take out a coffee or mimosa while you wait. Rode our bikes from Main St. in Sag Harbor, nice ride.
– A Bonfoey
8/29/2018 – A Mexican twist to everyday food. Very busy, nice service, good atmosphere. Expect $$, your in the Hamptons. Plenty parking, pretty garden with seating while you wait, a while to seat & eat. A must place to experience. Great concept, smart proprietor, kudos.
– Leslie R.
8/3/2018 – Great food and a friendly staff, very creative breakfast, I would highly recommend it, enjoyed it very much.
– Anthony D
7/8/2018 – Colin, Thank you for a wonderful evening. Estia’s has always had a very special place in our hearts, but you have curated one of the most amazing venues in all of Long Island. The garden is an incredible setting, the food was delicious (as always) and your entire team is kind, generous and so welcoming. We had high expectations for Saturday Night and you blew all of them away. Thank you for opening your “Little Kitchen” to us and all of our friends for a spectacular dinner party. The memories already are classics. All the Best,
– Erin and Nick
7/4/2018 – Very good and awesome combination of food, especially for breakfast. A little pricey, though.
– Victor W.
7/1/2018 – Great food and a friendly staff, very creative breakfast, I would highly recommend it. Enjoyed it very much.
– Anthony D.
6/29/2018 – Your staff and food—both fabulous. This past week, we’ve eaten dinner at Highway, Almond, Bilboquet and Estia’s. And I would rate Estia tops of those. We’ve been fans of your restaurant since it was in Amagansett, but “Little Kitchen” is a small jewel. I’m terrible at remembering names but the mother & son who have been the core of your staff for years are fabulous. Did I mention we also came for the blueberry pancakes one morning this past week. Colin, the BBQ baby back ribs last night were amazing…and thanks for personally bringing me extra napkins. I needed them !!
– Stuart Z.
6/28/2018 – Nice and comfy spot with authentic food. We had the breakfast burrito and the fish tacos, both amazing! Can’t forget to mention the hot sauce was homemade! They also have a beautiful backyard you can relax in before or after your meal.
– Colbert S.
June 2018 – Fantastic cute family friendly casual dining option that pleases refined paletes. Do not miss the family fun of spending extra time in the backyard after your meal!
– Josh F.
June 2018 – Very unique menu and all the plates for fantastic!!! I would be a regular if we lived in the area!
– Bruce K.
5/28/2018 – Absolutely wonderful. Food is great, service is excellent, restaurant is clean. A must try on any visit to the Hamptons.
– Jennifer W.
5/22/2018 – My Annual Guide To The Joys Of Summer: … Eating at LITTLE ESTIA’S in Sag Harbor, featuring the best breakfast in the Hamptons served by the nicest people whose smiles will light up your whole day. Lunch and dinner are great, too …
5/20/2018 – This place is amazing. Everything is super fresh. I had a vegan bowl with eggs, guac and tortillas. OMG. I’m sad I found this gem on my last day at the Hamptons. Can’t wait to come back and eat here again.
– Rosa G.
5/12/2018 – My favorite place in the Hamptons to grab a family brunch. The wait is worth it, we just bring a soccer ball and kick it around with my son in their backyard. The best!
– Veronica B.
4/30/2018 – Came back after a long hiatus… this place has gotten even better. Had the crispy chicken BLT. Holy yumness, this was one helluva sandwich. Price was steep at $18.50, but it was crafted with fresh, delicious ingredients, and lots of love. Worth it. A+
– DM A.
4/6/2018 – Best breakfast in Sag Harbor, by far. Fresh, organic veggies in every dish. The owner is always super welcoming. The staff is very friendly. Try the red flannel hash or the mini grubman. Their homemade hot sauces are awesome on their fresh hot tortilla chips. You can sit outside and walk around in their garden to see exactly where your food is coming from. Simply the best.
– Kyle S.
March 2018 – Best brunch in the Hamptons!
– Jacob I.
January 2018 – Solid brunch and lunch with Mexican influences and freshest ingredients
– Tim S.
10/9/2017 – Favorite for post yoga brunch. Great mimosas. This week – Tortilla soup and Montauk swordfish tacos. Great service. Never disappoints
– Lynn D.
10/8/2017 – Fish taco is amazing. Tortilla soup was ok. My bf ordered a carne asada burrito, which was not on the menu, but they made it for him. Great service!
– Joshi K
9/10/2017 – WHAT A PARTY!!! You guys, MAGNIFIQUE! Wow, it was just the most rockin’ fun party since the Big Tent in July, and in such a wonderfully similar community spirit. I really felt like it raised the bar in terms of food, happy people, and a great group effort. You have the undying thanks of the Partnership and really the whole community; we felt the love big time!
A thousand thanks, and to the sponsors! Public thanks coming soon!
April, Nick & the Sag Harbor Partnership
8/17/2017 – Local Staple of The Hamptons. This place should not be missed. Hands down the best crab cakes in town.. and maybe on the whole east end! So much fresh, house made food here and they make use of their garden on location. (Beautiful outside area to enjoy) Cute little spot, seasoned staff and perfect menu. Brunch, lunch or dinner, I’ve loved all three and keep coming back.
P.S. Have patience in this little nook when it’s busy, worth any wait when it’s a busy time of day. Sit back and enjoy!
– Alicia C.
7/23/2017 – Jeez. Where do i start?
Best service ever? Check
Best Mimosa ever? Check
Best breakfast in the hamptons? Check
Don’t ask. Just come here.
– Eric I.
5/24/2017 – It’s summer and you have been invited to a three-month-long party as your reward for living through another lousy winter. Here’s what to expect for the next 99 or so days: …
Eating at Estia’s in Sag Harbor, featuring the best breakfast in The Hamptons served by the nicest people whose smiles will light up your whole day. Lunch and dinner are great, too …
May/2017 – Great breakfast. Good service, cute place and really good food. Small so might have to wait, but worth it.
– Peter L.
May/2017 – Amazing southwest food! Cute, all the food is fresh and made from scratch. Wonderful outdoor seating by full garden.
5/2/2017 – Everything was amazing. From drinks to guacamole and queso to entrees, we loved every bite. Laid back atmosphere was a nice change for this area. Loved the patio and lawn tables to chill at. Service was fantastic and brisk. Also love that they have their own farm!
– Tammy G.
May/2017 – This was absolutely superb. Great vibe, small, authentic and above all else, fantastic food.
– The Watch House
4/14/2017 – No reservations. No problem. Just wait. Estia is worth the wait. I will humbly suggest this argument: Starbucks is “meh” coffee. How many time have you stood in line for “meh?” Wait in line at Estia for a memorable meal. If you will, a flavor fest.
I had the pollo mole. Roasted chicken in a lavish mole sauce. I paired it with their Malbec. The results: boffo!
Their white bean dip is great, but honestly, even their olive oil neat on their bread is a revelation.
– Gordon M.
3/22/2017 – I don’t think anyone ever said anything bad about Estia’s kitchen except maybe they had to wait for a table. Food is super awesome and large portions. Service is totally good. Great place to check out if your in the Hamptons. It’s not generic in anyway.
– Jack K.
2/1/2017 – Go for breakfast at Estia’s in Sag Harbor.
It’s one of the best restaurants in The Hamptons. The staff is all Hispanic. They are a delight. Their smiles make the whole place sparkle and their warm, helpful, cheerful attitude will make your day. They belong here as much as my grandparents belonged here a hundred years ago.
9/6/2016 – This place is amazing!
MY favorite brunch place in the hamptons… highly recommend their banana pancakes. Only con about this place–no reservations and wait can be over an hour, but they have a great outdoor space to wait it out where you can play chess, corn hole, read a book and just relax.
– Ian A.
9/6/2016 – Adorable place, and guaranteed if you sit at the counter you will meet people — and nice people at that. Really warm vibe, great, staff, and yummy food – great selection for carnivores to gluten free vegans. Oh, and they have wine in case there is a need for the hair of the dog!
– Miche D.
8/11/2016 – I came here for breakfast on a weekday, and sat right at the bar. Everything smelled really good, and the workers behind the bar were friendly. I started with a great cappuccino and an OJ, and then I had a nice breakfast sandwich with a salad on the side. I like the feel of the place, it’s very quaint and it’s like you’re in someone’s house. Definitely a good little place to hit for breakfast or lunch if you’re in Sag.
– Christian T.
8/24/2016 – On my top 5 list for the Hamptons! I only wish they were open later than 9 pm for dinner.
– Manny B.
8/5/2016 – Really fun little place. There is always a wait! We went on Monday afternoon and got seated pretty quickly but I wouldn’t dare to try on the weekends. The service was good. But the food is amazing! I had the chicken tacos and they were outstanding. They have a cute garden in the back with a coffee truck so if you do decide to wait on the weekend at least you can relax with a cup of coffee.
– Melissa S.
6/12/2016 – Fun little place that’s only open for breakfast and lunch / brunch. Farm fresh to the table food makes this an enjoyable meal, every time. Tried everything on the menu and have always been a happy camper. Great place to try if you have passed it by and wondered…Eat there and you will stop wondering and keep on going there!
– Richie R.
3/6/2016 – Oh man, I still think about this place! One of the best brunches I have been to in a while …. they have unique, flavorful dishes but the best part are the homemade hot sauces! They’re so good I wanted to buy a bottle, but unfortunately they were not for retail 🙁
Definitely make it a point to come here if your out east! The line can be long, but it is so worth it!
– Asmita J.
2/6/2016 – This place is the best – my husband and I save our “breakfast out” dates just to make the 25 minute drive out here!
The gringo hash
Isabelle’s request (that goat cheese!!!)
Their coffee is delish. Their staff is year round and work super hard so don’t skimp on the tip!
Gringo hash is a must!
See all photos from Christiana M. for Estia’s Little Kitchen
– Christiana M.
1/1/2016 – You know a restaurant is good when you see Top Chef Master Kerry Heffernan at a table.
When I’m back home visiting the Hamptons, my time out at restaurants is very limited. We usually eat at home–as my husband always says when we go around the table sharing what we are thankful for at thanksgiving, my mother is an excellent cook. With NY bagels down the street and endless leftovers, we usually eat breakfast at home. That said, from now on I will always make time for breakfast at Estia’s when I’m back visiting the East End.
The restaurant is tiny, with very little room to wait for a table. Be respectful of that–this isn’t the place where you sit chatting over endless coffee. Let the tables turn over, and don’t complain about the wait.
The food is fantastic. My husband and I both had quinoa bowls with chili chicken and veggies. It was fantastic. Our friend ordered the breakfast burrito and he was very satisfied with his meal. The green hot sauce is minty and delicious and complex. Use it. It’s the best kind of heat.
Coffee was also delicious. I can’t wait to come back!
– Kate W.
8/17/2015 – I’m just sad that I live so far away from this place. My dad told me that I had to seek it out on my ride out to Montauk. Being a shameless foodie, I of course did. TOTALLY worth it! An incredible little gem with amazing Mexican dishes, breakfast choices and lovely coffee. The green mojo is a must topper – citrusy and spicy. Yummmm so unfortunate I can’t go there on the regular …
Scrambled tofu and veggie dish with black bean spread filled tortillas. Delicious.
– Lisa S.
8/9/2015 – Love this place! Worth the wait as the food is always consistently delicious! The service is wonderful too. We’ve been coming to the Hamptons for the past 5 years and look forward to going here every time!! Bravo Estias!!
– F K.
8/3/2015 – Tiny restaurant with great food. A local treasure.
– Jim C.
7/10/2015 – The perfect hidden gem in the land of constant turnover and overpriced, sub-par cuisine. Colin Ambrose has been a staple in the Hamptons for decades and his food is always exactly the way you’d want it: fairly priced, locally sourced and grown, inventive without being pretentious. The perfect local joint that has stood the test of time…for good reason.
– Jon S.
6/29/2015 – THE cutest, best little restaurant ever! Owner was incredibly, overwhelmingly nice and sincere. He helped seat our party of 16 last minute for brunch and we were able to enjoy the outside tables, providing us with a great view of the gardens. As if that’s not enough, the food was excellent! Highly recommend the crab n’ eggs though everyone else seemed to love their choices as well. Our coffees and drinks were always refilled as needed and we were even allowed to explore the garden and take pictures. Perfect for a nice, quiet brunch. Definitely going to revisit next time I’m near the area.
Delightfully colorful dishes and great food as well! Crab n’ eggs on the lower right corner orange plate with avocado and toast.
– Jaqui L.
5/31/2015 – Best breakfast restaurant! The spicy shrimp and eggs was the best breakfast hands down. Service is quick and the food is great. Favorite breakfast in the Hamptons.
– Keri F.
5/3/2015 – This place is awesome. The staff is incredibly friendly and warm. The food is rich and soulful. Crab cakes are amazing as are the huevos rancheros. We were here on a two day getaway and came here twice!
The crab cakes are amazing. I know this picture sucks but we couldn’t wait to eat it.
4/17/2015 – All I can say is: amazing. Super small place/very cramped but the food makes you forget all about that. I’ve traveled to Central America many times and the food I received at Estia’s tastes just like the food I received in rural Central America. I dream about this place! Expect a wait on the weekends but JUST GO! You won’t regret it!
– Stephanie C.
1/18/2015 – What can I say? Two days in a row. Came for lunch yesterday. It was so great we decided to come back again today for breakfast. The fish-n-chips were off the hook and shrimp quesadilla was amazing. Today we had George’s ranch and crab-n-eggs. The service here is top notch, upbeat and friendly. Who knows? Maybe we’ll come back for dinner.
August 2014 in Hamptons Magazine: HAMPTONS BEST-KEPT SECRET: “I am not sure it is a secret based on the packed parking lot, but I love Estia’s Little Kitchen.”
– Trish Wescoat Pound
7/26/2014 – Amazing brunch in the Hamptons. This non-pretentious spot serves fresh food from the garden out back. We ordered iced coffees and sat outside in the backyard. The perfect getaway from the city. I had an omelette with veggies (including grilled corn!) which was perfect. The side fruit salad is better than most places with banana, berries and a slice of watermelon. I will definitely be back here!
– Jules S.
7/20/2014 – Brunch in Sag Harbor is few and far between. Add the deliciousness of Estias food, and you have yourself a wait. We sat out in the garden on a beautiful Saturday morning, so the 45 minutes were spent bird watching, looking at the garden, and chatting.
Once seated inside the tight little restaurant we were faced with the task of choosing what to order. Everything sounded good, and everything was unique. I settled on a home-made tortilla topped with eggs, avocado, cheese and beans. I topped it with the home-made mojo, and I had myself one of the best breakfasts I’ve had in a while.
My husband’s crab cake on a home-made English muffin, topped with poached eggs and served with a remoulade sauce was divine. It was light and full of fresh flavor.
Clearly, the theme of this review is home-made. It doesn’t get better than that! Can’t wait to try their lunch and dinner items.
Great way to wait for a table:
– Audi C.
6/20/2014 – Best food in the Hamptons!
Already packed daily, there is a reason for the popularity. We have been going here for years. Never had one bad meal or complaint. They have an awesome breakfast, a great lunch and dinner menu.
They also have a large garden out back which makes garden farm to table fast! Very fresh ingredients and a large varity on the menu..
Specials daily are what we usually order as they are the seasonal items and always yummy combinations. Service is excellent and very knowledgeable and food comes out quick.
Happy every time we are lucky enough to dine in this little jewel of a restaurant.
Don’t miss the little kitchen in the red house with the best freshest food in the hamptons.. Let the pretentious people have their lack luster restaurants ~ the real food is done here!
– Mermaid M.
Estia’s is glorious
Thank you for making our Father’s Day and accommodating us!
What to expect this summer: “Eating at ESTIA’S in Sag Harbor, featuring the best breakfast in the Hamptons served by the nicest people. Lunch and dinner are great, too .¨
– Jerry Della Femina
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
– Connie Clark, Fran Jilvablank, Nan Onshesisky
Colin, I didn’t have an opportunity yesterday to tell you how much I like the 4 new paintings hanging in the Sag Harbor restaurant. I love that you support local artists and display original art in the restaurants.
Not only is the food always delicious but the restaurants are really reflective of your values and I think that’s a large part of why my family has loved eating there all these years. A multi-sensory experience when dining at Estia’s. See you in Darien.
– Jane A. Lebowitz
This is my fav breakfast spot in the Hamptons area. It’s small, sometimes crowded, and a little out of the way. But the food is great, especially if you are looking for traditional weekend breakfast (omelets, and…) and want quality that’s a definite cut above the typical diner fare.
The decor is simple and quaint. You can eat at the counter or at a table. It’s much more low-key than your typical Hamptons eatery. People don’t come here to be seen. They come here to eat good food! Oh, and don’t scratch my friggin’ Bentley when you park next to me, okay?
– Jeff B.
Friendly. Personable. Hospitable. No-frills. No-nonsense. Cozy. Quaint. Down-to-earth homestyle cooking. Like eating breakfast at Grandma’s house. She had the A’s Pop. I had Happy Harold’s Breakfast Burrito. Devine. Flavorful. Filling. And order the Michelada to drink– a great Mexican alternative to a bloody mary. Best time to go is during off-season, though it’s still often crowded due to the limited seating. Closed on Tuesdays.
– Jon D.
Had brunch here and it was great. Food was really fresh, wait staff was very attentive and we even had a celebrity spotting. Will definitely be back next time we are in the Hamptons.
– Adam C.
Small place. Four and one-half tables in the front; three tables in a back room. They do brunch one notch above what we’re all used to… and that was a surprise.
Three of us had Isabella’s Request, the Floretine Omelette, and Sophie’s Crab n’ Eggs. All were terrific: cooked lightly to perfection. Estia’s makes their own hot sauces in a green and red variety and those added a nice zing. Sophie’s Crab n’ Eggs is my recommendation for first-timers. It’s two poached eggs in a side cup, a split, toasted English muffin, and the creamiest crab cake I’ve ever tasted. On the side you get cole slaw with a cup of chipotle cream dressing and half an avocado. It made my day.
– Frank V.
I love this place. It is small, cozy, with a warm welcoming feeling. It is absolutely adorable. I have been here only for brunch a few times, and each time it has been DELICIOUS. The first time I went I had a tomato, basil and mozzerella omelette. It came with little pototoes which were perfectly seasoned and some toast. AMAZING. Next time I wanted to try one of their specials. They have specials everyday which are written on their chalkboard behind the bar. I decided on the pork tacos. Again this was amazing. I can not remember what I ordered the last time I was there but again I am sure it would have been amazing. I highly recommend stopping by this cute little restaurant anytime you are in the area. Oh and the coffee is great and the service is extremely attentive and wonderful. Everyone is also so nice..
– Cindy L.