3 Consuelo Place, Oakdale, NY 11769
(631) 589 - 2699
View Lobster Shack
View Lobster Shack is located at 3 Consuelo Place, Oakdale, NY. Two handicapped (van)- accessible spaces are located close to the covered, stone entryway. Street-level, double doors lead to a vestibule and another set of double doors. There is a bench in the vestibule and one outside.
There are several dining areas with smooth floors and ample space between tables, as well as a full-height bar. A small step leads to the outdoor, stone patio. To avoid this step, walk around the outside of the building. Outdoor dining can be on the stone patio or at one of the tables that have been set up in the parking lot.
Multi-stall, handicapped-accessible restrooms are located in the hallway just inside the main entrance. Entry and exit are OK. There are no baby-changing facilities.
- Attraction Type: dining
Surface of lot: paved
Distance to venue: close
Places to rest: bench in front of main entrance, another in vestibule
Paths and walkways: stone walkways, covered entryway
Doors: double doors, vestibule, another set of double doors
Number of floors: 1
Steps and staircases: one step from dining room to patio
Width of aisles: ample space between tables
Places to sit: tables & chairs, banquettes, full-height bar
Location of restrooms: in hallway just inside, and to the left of main entrance
Type of restroom: multi-stall, handicapped-accessible - no baby-changing facilities
Ease of entry and exit: OK
Baby changing station: none
Friendliness of staff: pleasant and professional
Notes: Although there is one step from the dining room to the patio, this can be avoided by walking around side of building to patio. There is no step this way.
If you want a gorgeous, outdoor dining experience in this summer of Covid – or anytime – View Lobster Shack in Oakdale, is the place. Before the name change (formerly View), we loved our experiences here. The food, service, view have always been wonderful. The name change has not changed any of that. Combined with their clear intention of keeping their patrons as safe as possible during these uncertain times, it is a wonderful choice for outdoor dining. We always feel better when we look at a venue’s website and find that it gives clear information on what safety precautions restaurants are taking. This venue certainly does that! On a lovely summer day, I decided to share what I knew would be a great experience, with a family member.
After parking the car (there is no valet parking at this time), we headed to the front entrance . We immediately noticed the signs asking us to keep our distance and the markings on the pavement doing the same. The signs are large and bold enough not to be missed! All doors were open as we walked to the host area. Because we were there for a late lunch, there was no problem getting a table out on the stone patio, where you feel as though you are sitting right on the water. They have also made seating in the parking lot, close to the water, but we liked this better. Tables in all areas (including the indoor dining room) are well-spaced. Take note that there is a small step from the dining room to the patio. It can be avoided by going around the outside of the building.
Our server was delightful, as well as efficient, making sure that all was well with us. Everyone was wearing masks. The menus were under glass on the table tops. We really liked that! Plastic utensils and plastic cups made things easy. Only our salads were served on china. Our lunches were delicious! And of course, the view, amazing. We could see Fire Island in the distance, boats racing across the Bay, and jet skiers having a good time. We were not rushed at all, which we so appreciated. We don’t know about evenings. We hope they do just as good a job. If I had one suggestion to make it would be to have more hand-sanitizer stations in prominent locations. They were a bit hard to find.
Multi-stall, handicapped-accessible restrooms, located in a hallway at the main entrance, are not large. If you are sitting outside, remember the step to get back inside, or better yet, walk around to the front, go in the entrance, turn left and find the restrooms. There are no baby-changing facilities.
As always, we at Destination:Accessible, advise you to visit a venue’s website, http://www.lessingns.com">www.lessingns.com, when planning a visit, to “know before you go.”
If you are interested, see our original review below. It was great then, and still is !
From July, 2017
“View” is the perfect name for this restaurant that we found by chance. We had some time for lunch before an appointment in Oakdale. What to do? Find a place for lunch! We looked online for something close. Being a gorgeous summer day, it had to have outdoor dining, preferably with a water view. Well, we hit the jackpot with “View.” It has a lovely stone patio with a spectacular view of the Great South Bay. We could even see Fire Island. Sitting on the patio we felt as though we were sitting on top of the water. It is nice that the tables are well spaced for easy navigation. Our table was under a gazebo, providing nice shade along with a cool breeze from the water. We had a difficult time leaving after a wonderful lunch with professional service. Needless to say, Destination:Accessible had to have a look around before leaving.
Let me give you the full report. The small, paved, parking lot has two handicapped (van) accessible spaces close to the covered entryway. If needed, one can easily be dropped off under the portico and wait on the bench here. We were told that there is valet parking for Sunday brunch hours. There is also a bench just inside the first set of double doors. There is a small lip at this entrance.
The lobby area branches out into several dining areas. All have smooth floors and ample space between tables. There are three fireplaces, which must make winter dining very inviting! Take note that there is a small step to the outdoor patio. This can be avoided by going around the outside of the building. There is live music on the patio on Friday and Saturday evenings. Get details on the website.
Multi-stall, handicapped-accessible restrooms are located off the lobby. Entry and exit are OK. There are no baby- changing facilities.
Can’t wait to take my better half to this inviting venue!
As always, we at Destination Accessible advise you to check a venue’s website, www.lessings.com , when planning a visit, to “know before you go.”