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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
This seaside spot offers the finest fare alongside stunning waterfront views. Our Executive Chef innovates with old favorites, serving up specialties from both land and sea. Dive into this destination and turn an outing from ordinary to extraordinary.

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D
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The view is known primarily for the beautiful water view on the south shore of Long Island. Always so peaceful dining in the beautiful dining room, overlooking the water. Even better when you get to sit on the deck when the weather is warmer, whether for a cocktail in the seating area or to dine. It was very lively at the bar, Friday Happy Hour, but very quiet in the dining room. Currently, there is a pre-fixe dinner during the week for $30. Great value. Most of what we had was great including the wedge salad, mussels warm rolls with flavored butter great, and the dessert wonderful, but the chicken was rubbery, the staff couldn't have been more accommodating in offering a change and the salmon also a hit.

Want to thank the staff for their hospitality.

RL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The waittress was very nice but they seemed to be understaffeded. The food took a long time. The scenery was perfect

FW
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent. The service was great and the price was very good. We had a great time and can't wait to come back and sit at an outside table whe the weather warms up. Great experience highly recommend The View

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience- beautiful decor and views with impeccable service - 1st class dining experience

K
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Sushi was great. Duck taco shells were a little too oily. Scallop entree came out warm, not hot. Swordfish was undercooked. Staff was very attentive.

GL
New York Area
101 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good quality menu selection. The food is always consistently of very good. The lobster pasta and Scallops entrees we had were excellent. One of our favorite restaurants.

OT
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

2nd valentines day dinner there. Service and food both phenomenal! The GM/ sommelier was extremely kind attentive and lead his staff incredibly.

r
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience4

The worst dinner I never had. Got there at 7 o'clock, didn't get our appetizers until 45 minutes later. Never saw a waiter again Waited another 45 minutes for are entries then told manager we were leaving. Got up went to Manninos had a nice dinner.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Love the ambiance here. We go back again and again. This time I chose the linguini and clam sauce pasta, it was good but I’m partial to my own recipe. My appetizer was delicious! Wine was perfect and our waitress was very kind and attentive. We will be back.

MT
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was great but very expensive. Beautiful view of the water.

MH
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an early dinner as hubby and I don’t like crowds. The view was elegant and beach at the same time.
Cloudy the past weekend, but any view in this restaurant was nice. Food was excellent and wait staff too

MS
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience5

We went to the view because it usually does not disappoint. However service was slow. Getting a drink was nearly impossible.

b
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding. Service was equally excellent. Price was reasonable for the amount of food we ate. Excellent date night venue. Absolutely recommend. And the "view" (overlooking the Great South Bay)! We will be coming back to this little gem on the south shore. Five Stars!

Thank you L.I. Restaurant Week for allowing people to explore places they wouldn't normally go.

DE
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

We went for restaurant week and the food was on the cold side and appeared not to have been freshly prepared. We were very disappointed and will not be returning.

DO
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love this place! Started at the bar for Happy Hour drinks and oysters. Then to a table for Restaurant week dinner. Food was good, but wait staff even better! Our server Brandon was friendly and seemed happy to make our meal enjoyable. Brandi was especially pleasant, efficient, and went out of her way to make sure everything was just right! She was so sweet and humble when we told her how much we appreciated her caring and excellent service. Brandi was also soft spoken and a pleasure to talk with. She truly went above and beyond what we expected.

KD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Food was average.... presentation beautiful, but food average. Service by waitress was very slow.... bus boys/ food runners much more attentive Waitress brought wrong dessert, took it back to get correct one. It took so long my husband finished his dessert because the ice cream was melting long before she realized she didn’t bring back mine. After dessert was cleared waiting for check..... had to ask busboy to find waitress to bring check...

PS
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Our meal was excellent, especially the salmon. Service was not so great. We had to ask for bread three times and we constantly had to ask for more water.

G
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This was our second time going to View, but the first for dinner. Great setting and very friendly staff. Food was tremendous, especially the seafood. I got the Maine Lobster Pasta, and it was excellent. Also tried the baked clams, which were fantastic as well. Will definitely go back and would recommend to anyone for a nice night out.

C
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, the view, and service was amazing. Best chicken I’ve tasted

c
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We visited View on the first night of Long Island Restaurant Week at 6:30. They were not prepared for the occasion. We were informed they were out of 2 of the offered main dishes. For desert again they were out of 2 of the offered choices. They DID accommodate us by allowing us to make substitutions from the regular menu. The food was all excellent. Service was very good. The manager was very apologetic. I would certainly go there again.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great!

CH
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a nice time at The View. I liked that it wasn’t too loud or overpacked with people when we went and they didn’t rush (and there is a nice view). They really didn’t rush, we had a price fix and were there a little over 2 hours which was just fine because I was enjoying conversation with my friend and had nowhere else to be (and we weren’t lingering, the food was well spaced coming out, but for that reason if you have somewhere to go after, I’d probably let them know.). It was a nice easy evening of good food and drink. The server was on top of everything, double checking and making sure the food came out when it should (we ordered an extra sushi roll to come with the apps and it was slightly delayed but she caught it fast). I enjoyed the food and experience there.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came during restaurant week. Great ambience and service .

AG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Food took more than an 1 hr to get to my table.Food cold, restaurant floor dirty, cold temperature . A really bad experience.

NA
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. The seafood was so fresh . I can’t wait to go back. Our waitress was excellent she didn’t forget anything and she was pleasant and friendly. My big thing is to have a comfortable chair, since your sitting for a long time. The chairs were big and comfortable. We had a fireplace by our table it made that atmosphere so relaxing. I highly recommend this place to everyone.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, romantic place for my girlfriend's birthday. Would recommend

S
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We came for dinner with two friends. It was a quiet Sunday evening with not many tables filled. We were greeted quickly by our server and beverages arrived soon after.

Food was nicely plated and excellently prepared - as expected. Each of us ordered a different entree and one was better than the next.

Our server was attentive but not obtrusive.

Lessings has a wide array of dining options and the View is right up at the top of their list. Well done!

D
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

This is a Lessing's establishment. Over the years I have seen the food menu change and the food is not as good as it used to be. I find that at all Lessing's establishments the food is too rich, and feels like they made it in a hurry. Still, the food is ok, but not worth the price. I'm afraid you're paying for the ambiance when you eat at Lessing's restaurant.

OT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was very attentive and the food was both well prepared and presented. The calamari appetizer was very delicious.

B
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very consistent, friendly staff, very good food, always a great dining experience

JM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal. Great drink in a wonderful atmosphere. Our server Nicole was very attentive. Highly recommend.

K
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely Christmas Eve dinner at the View! Beautiful setting and delicious food made for a memorable occasion!

JM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Nicole was outstanding. Food was delicious and the restaurant was decorated so nice for the holidays. Definitely will return.

s
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular Service, food & service on a extremely busy night.

OT
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The View hosted a spectacular holiday event with an outstanding view of the boat parade. It was amazing.

s
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant with a great view even at night. Staff is exceptional and the food is superb

S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience5

We made a reservation for View during restaurant week. We sat promptly and ordered drinks which we received right away. We then ordered our appetizers and dinner and didn’t receive our appetizers for 45 minutes. The waitress had come over prior to that and told us it would just be a few more minutes but it wasn’t. She then came back again before the appetizers came out and told us that they lost our ticket. She offered to comp the drinks which is fine but you would think that our dinner would come out promptly after that but again it did not.
Aside from the ridiculous wait the food was ok. We received maybe 6 mussels each for our appetizers and my husband received the tiniest piece of short rib. My dinner was good (the bucatini) but the whole experience was overall poor due to the extreme wait times and subpar food. The dessert was ok but the toffee cake was clearly frozen since it came out boiling hot (microwave?)
The restaurant was hardly packed and I didn’t feel that the amount of people there would justify the poor service especially since people seated after us were receiving their food. Our reservation was for 6 and we left after 8pm on a Sunday. I don’t like to rush when out to dinner and don’t mind a little wait in between courses but with tiny portions and long wait times we were hungry and annoyed. Yes it was restaurant week but it just felt like the restaurant really didn’t want to participate and maybe just shouldn’t. I like to try new places during restaurant week so I can return afterwards but that won’t happen here 😔

KC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Our server Tricia was very nice. She was attentive but not overbearing.
I had the “Chowda” which was very good.
Three of os had the seafood dish, which was ok. Two others had the short ribs, which were eh.
I guess we just expected the food to be better.

SR
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining here. Tried the LI Restaurant Week price fix menu. Loved everything we ate. Top notch 5-star service from every staff member that tended to us. Can't wait to go back :)

C
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went there with a party of six not knowing what to expect and were all so very happy with the total experience. The service was excellent as was the food and ambience. Not to mention that the View has an amazing view! Can’t wait to go back.
Also great for happy hour!

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