Weekend picks: Easter specials

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Diners on the outdoor patio of View, a Diners on the outdoor patio of View, a restaurant in Oakdale, have a wide view the Great South Bay. (June 26, 2010) Photo Credit: John Griffin, 2010

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Restaurants in Nassau and Suffolk are offering many Easter Sunday specials, including breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. Here are four choices.

The Woodlands, in a turn-of-the-century mansion at the Town of Oyster Bay Golf Course in Woodbury, plans brunch and dinner buffets. Brunch is $44 per adult; for children 3 to 12 years old, $20. The brunch includes seafood, pasta and carving stations, as well as breakfast items. The dinner buffet is $46 per adult, $20 for children. Ham and lamb are among the selections at the carving station. The Woodlands is at 1 Southwoods Rd., Woodbury; 516-921-5707.

La Pace with Chef Michael offers a la carte Easter Sunday dinner. Appetizers range from $11 to $14; main dishes, $27 to $39.50. The main courses include braised lamb shank, baked smoked Virginia ham, miso-marinated tuna and the house's "Sunday dinner," with chicken Parmigiana, sausages, meatballs and spaghettini. La Pace with Chef Michael is at 51 Cedar Swamp Rd., Glen Cove; 516-671-2970.

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View in Oakdale has an a la carte holiday dinner menu, featuring openers in the $7 to $16 range; main courses, $24 to $46. Entrees include pasta Bolognese, seared scallops, lobster risotto, surf-and-turf, filet mignon and roasted leg of lamb. View, situated waterside, is at 3 Consuelo Place, Oakdale; 631-589-2694.

Library Cafe in Farmingdale features a brunch buffet. It's $17.95 for adults; $10.95 for children. Waiter service is provided. The menu highlights such dishes as eggs Benedict, French toast, buttermilk pancakes and mini-pastries. Unlimited mimosas, sparkling wine, soda, coffee and juice included. Regular menu also available. Library Cafe is at 274 Main St., Farmingdale; 516-752-7678.

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