Diners on the outdoor patio of the View restaurant in...

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

View, the waterside restaurant that just earned two-and one-half stars for its food, offers a $29.95 buffet brunch on Sunday. Brunch for children 12-years old and under is half-price; free for kids 3 and under.

Brunch is served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Adults can choose unlimited glasses of  Champagne and mimosas. The buffet itself includes made-to-order omelets, smoked salmon with bagels and cream cheese,  steamed snow-crab legs, shrimp "in the rough," breakfast-and-lunch chafing dishes, baked goods, salads, fresh fruit, and two carving stations for roasts. There also is a dessert table and coffee and tea service.

View, the former Riverview, is at 3 Consuelo Pl., on the grounds of what used to be the Vanderbilt estate, Idle Hour, overlooking Great South Bay; 631-589-2694.

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