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  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.viewoakdale.com
  • Email: holly@lessings.com
  • Phone: (631) 589-2694
  • Hours of Operation: Winter Hours January 3-March 31 Monday: Closed Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday 4pm-9pm Dinner: Friday 4pm-10pm, Saturday 4pm-10pm Sunday: Brunch 11am-3pm (seatings 11, 11:30, 1 and 1:30), Dinner 4pm-9pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, American, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: William Muzio
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We offer catering in a private room. Let us assist you when planning a wedding, cocktail party or rehearsal dinner. We also offer a lavish champagne buffet brunch every Sunday. Private rooms are available. Ideal for showers, birthdays and anniversaries.
  • Private Party Contact: The View caters to a single wedding every Sat (631) 589-2694
  • Entertainment: We have live entertainment and dancing in our cocktail lounge on Friday and Saturday from 7:30 to 11:30pm all year long. From Memorial Day until Labor Day, we have live entertainment Thursday through Sunday. Please see our entertainment schedule on our website for details.

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from View
Situated at the mouth of the Connetquot River overlooking the Great South Bay, View Restaurant enjoys one of the most beautiful and ideal waterfront dining locations available on Long Island. Whether you are on the outdoor deck, the newly renovated cocktail lounge or the elegant contemporary dining room, the panoramic view is ever present. The magnificent surroundings are only the welcoming mat for what awaits you. For 23 years, View Restaurant has taken great pride in our reputation for exquisite cuisine, professional presentation and excellent service. We look forward to serving you.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Diner Reviews
  • "Very nice setting. The service was very attentive. Very good bill of fare...selection isn't the greatest. Give it a shot."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We had a very delightful dinner. Service was great, food was delicious and the view was beautiful. We had a later reservation so it really wasn't crowded and the noise level was low. I highly recommend the crab cakes and the scallops. Give it a try if you're in the mood for something different with a great view. Ask for a window table. Bon appetite!"
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Beautiful view of the water, great service and good food"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "As far as food goes, excellent, views, couldn't get better. But when you reserve a table at a high end pricey restaurant, you expect that they try to separate tables of crying babies away from those of us who got baby sitters. The entire restaurant was empty, just us and one other table. The hostess sits us right next to that table. By the time we received our drinks and apps, we realized, we are sitting next to a very disruptive table. It's ok that they wanted to bring their baby, what's not ok is that a hostess should never sit a table of adults next to that, especially when there is lots of other tables available. Very very disappointed in the way the place is managed. When I complained to the manager Courtney, I got just a smirk."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Beautiful scene, food was very good. Especially the duck tacos. Crowded Saturday nite, a little noisy, but excellent service."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Seafood tower was disappointing (not at all as pictured on the Internet), but the rest of the experience was pleasant. The food was acceptable, but the view, ambience, and service make it worth the trip."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "We had a large party (14) and View did a great job with us and the five kids! Everything was lovely."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "We frequent View for summer happy hours and date nights but took them up on no sitter Sunday on a random March night. Enter my husband and I and two youngsters (4 and less than 2). What a great meal, (OMG quality seafood) terrific service and a window view :) thanks for a nice family night!"
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "We had family visiting from California and thought this restaurant would be a perfect Long island setting based on past experiences here. The meals that were ordered from the regular menu were fine. Scallops, salmon and swordfish were excellent choices, however the special offering of filet mingon in a pasta dish was unedible. One of our guests said it sounded like left over beef mixed in with pasta, but I ordered it anyway. The pasta, sauce and mushrooms were delicious but I could not chew the pieces of filet (so unlike any experience I've previously had with filet mignon!) I was so disappointed but happy that the others had a positive experience. All-in-all I must say that the restaurant is beautiful and everyone loved the setting."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "We were extremely disappointed in the amount of seafood provided for the price!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Very friendly wait staff. The food was very good. We were never rushed. The location is grand."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Food was okay but not worth the cost! Bone in ribeye was about a half in thick, seafood tower had more ice than seafood. Bar was packed with limited seating on one side due to no sun shades ."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We were looking forward to going to View. Food was good but not great. Portions were on the smaller side. The view of the bay dissapeared when darkness came due to the brightness of the restaurant. The service was adequate. Save this restaurant for the late spring or summer months."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "All staff members were friendly and made you feel at home. The lobster was amazing, the bisque and oysters was great. The salmon dish was average(the only mark down). Will return"
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "Special Occasion dinner for my wife & self; couldn't have asked for a better meal. Although it was mid-week, the service was excellent and a pleasant attitude from all."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "Beautiful views of the water, great food, attentive but not intrusive wait staff. Overall, a wonderful way to celebrate the purchase of our new home."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "The food was extremely good with the presentation to match. Servers were very atentative and pleasant. The atmosphere was elegant but not ostentageous ! They have a bar, which we didn't visit, but will come a bit early to enjoy next time. A GREAT PLACE. I will definitely go back again."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "The place is really nice in a great location but the food was not a 5 the filet mignon was fatty and the lobster was over cooked with a few other side diskes were cold. But the bread and garlic butter they service is delicius."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Great comfortable bar. Christie makes you feel so welcomed and is so attentive even when its busy. The dinning room is spacious and nicely decorated. The food is excellent!!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Wonderful place. Great food. Very nicely decorated. Great bar. The view is lovely."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Went to the view for valentines day, the service was amazing ( even though I didn't get a flower at end of my Meal) The food was so delicious if I could've given it more stars I would! The sushi is some Of the best I have ever had ! We have been to the View in the past and would absolutely go back and have already recommended to many of our friends"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I loved the redone dining room. You did a great job rebuilding after Sandy. The food was great."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The View has excellent food and service. We had a delicious Valentines dinner and received outstanding service from the friendly valet and coat check service to our personable waitress who actually remembered we were there two weeks prior. Everyone I know has only great things to say about the food and service, which is a wonderful as the view of the river. This is definately my favorite place of all time, and I can not wait to go back."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I have been to the View on numerous occasions and havent been disappointed yet! Just a wonderful place to eat, socialize and gaze out the window ...what a view! The name is so fitting.....I highly recommend the Tai Calamari and the sushi is to die for! Its a great place to go to in the winter and the summer."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "I do not go out often. But this was the best restaurant ive been to. Unfortunately my wife ruined the last 20 minutes I was there. But the food and was excellent. And I wish I knew what they put in those taco appetizers because they were to kill for. Wait staff was professional and right on time. Unfortunately my wife ruined the evening."
    Dined on 2/5/2014
  • "Beautifully redone. For the most part food was excellent but on the expensive side. Went out for hubby's bd. We shared the duck tacos and they were excellent. He had a beet salad which he really liked to. He ordered the striped bass which he said was great. I had the miso glazed salmon. The fish was good, but the noodles and sauce it was served on top of were incredibly salty - I wasn't able to eat them. We both ordered dessert, which just made it to OK. The crème Brule could best be defined by that old American Express commercial as "elf food'. The apple cobbler was much more substantial but mostly cobbler and very little apple. I would certainly return and try a different entrée."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Every time we dine here we love it. The Prince Edward Island mussels in a light cream sauce with pancetta and shallots is a favorite appetizer. My Honey had Braised Boneless Short Ribs of Beef and the tender, juicy meat was delicious. My Local Diver Scallops were pan roasted and served on a rich risotto; very good! The only disappointment was the Wild Berry Cheesecake which was a bit dry. The Chocolate Bomb was crisp on the outside with a gooey fudge center. Yum! Let us not forget the view which is lovely in any season. Just a very pleasant dining experience."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "I was looking forward to a nice restaurant to celebrate a quiet birthday dinner with another couple. I was hoping that in addition to the menu, there would be some interesting specials, but that wasn't the case. The Filet was a nice size, but not great quality. My husband had the Lobster Pasta and spent a good amount of time looking for the lobster. As it was prepared it was ridiculously overpriced. Our waitress was nice, but she seemed like she was in a hurry. Overall, though, the staff was lovely. I will probably give the restaurant another try, but at this point I wouldn't recommend it."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Been at the View many times, before and after SANDY, and I have noticed the portions getting smaller with their very tasty appetizers but their prices don't get smaller. I have had incredible entree specials but two visits ago there were no specials, and this last time the steak special was Sams Club quality beef (not restaurant) and my girlfriend's was a pretty to look at but had 0 taste. A costly $64 double disappointment. We were going to complain but it was her birthday and neither of us wanted to hurt each others feelings. Great place, great staff, but needs to get back to the food program that made them an awesome culinary experience."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "First time dining there with my fiancé for his birthday and my first impression is that I thought it was beautiful. We were seated right away but waited a little before someone came over. Initially I was surprised that the extra settings on the our table weren't taken off, they we're left at our table the whole meal. The food though was very good. My only complaint is that I hate imitation crab meat which was in a lot of the rolls. After eating our appetizers we sat there for a bit with empty plates and glasses. Wanted to get a bottle of wine and ended up getting just a glass each since we didn't see the point Anymore because by then we already had our entrees when we were asked if we wanted another drink."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Once again, the View did not disappoint! We went there for NYE dinner at 1030pm and it was a blast. The bar scene was great and the food was amazing as usual!!!!!!! We love dining at the View - highly recommended."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Great place to celebrate. The only issue was that we felt rushed through dinner. The food came out very fast not giving us any time between courses. We had to ask the server to slow down a bit, not her fault, she was probably told to get people out to turn tables. I just noticed that there were many open table throughout the evening. After we mentioned it she did give us time to enjoy our coffee. Overall good but the rush put a sour note on the evening since this had been our third time celebrating New Years Eve there, would have been four but due to Storm Sandy closing."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "My wife and I go to the View on special occasions. We like the history of the restaraunt. The service is excellent, food is delicious and love the atmosphere."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "Just a quick note...as I have limited time. Pros: The restaurant was beautiful, the staff friendly, ambiance was nice and the drinks were very good. Cons: Food overpriced and not very good. Would return for drinks if it was not so out-of-the-way."
    Dined on 12/11/2013
  • "We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. My colleagues and I loved the food and the service. Not to mention the place was beautiful."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "Had a wonderful dinner and Christmas boat show. Starting the Christmas season off with a bang - Grucci fireworks as well! Can't complain about anything. Will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "The service at the View Restaurant is generally top-notch whenever we have gone there. For Thanksgiving there was a buffet dinner with a wide assortment of food to choose from. The food, as always, was delicious. The only downside to our visit were the complaints of several guests that food they were looking for was not out on the bufdfet line when they got there. We found that to be the case for a few favorites - but the staff quickly brought out fresh servins of the food. We will continue to go to the View the overall atmosphere, service, and level of food outweighed any minor issues that were encountered."
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "I can count the number of times I have eaten out for Thanksgiving and each time it was not a pleasant experience. This thanksgiving I was pleasantly surprised with an exquisite presentation, quality food (with a traditional menu), and a beautiful setting of the water. I needed a restaurant that was wheel chair accessible for my father and it was nice and roomy to accommodate him. I want to say I will be returning for dinner."
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "We are not strangers to The View and enjoyed our recent dinner there as always. Our table for 6 was waiting for us when we arrived; however, we chose to linger in the bar for awhile before being seated. The sushi and normal menu appetizers were terrific, as were the rib-eyes which have been added back on to the menu. Service was stellar as usual."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "We love this restaurant for special occasions or just a special meal. Recently had another delicious dinner here and it did not disappoint. The service was friendly and efficient. We ordered from a Prix Fixe menu. Everything was absolutely fantastic and well presented. The glass of pinot grigio I had was excellent. The bread basket was served with a garlic, chive butter that was so yummy. We both raved about the Prince Edward Island mussels. My salmon was cooked to perfection. The chocolate mousse was a perfect ending to a lovely meal. After dinner we strolled along the pier enjoying the night time water view. It was a very pleasant experience overall."
    Dined on 11/15/2013