Osteria Laguna
Osteria Laguna

Osteria Laguna

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.osteria-laguna.com/
  • Phone: 2125570001
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Friday: 4:00pm - 11:30pm, Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:30pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Osteria Laguna offers a wide variety of dishes that can be catered to an offsite location. The menu offers fresh homemade pastas, vegetarian dishes, hearty entrees and much more. Please contact us for your next catered event.

    For more information please contact: Jung Kwon, Banquet Manager, (212) 557-0001 or j_kwon@verizon.net.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 2nd and 3rd Avenues
  • Public Transit: The 4, 5, 6, 7 & S Subways to 42nd Street/Grand Central.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Parking on the street available after 7 pm.
A word from Osteria Laguna
Find the refined and easy elegance of Venice in the middle of East Midtown in Manhattan.

Osteria Laguna named for the beautiful waterways of the famed Italian city offers a spacious and stylish contrast to the busy workday bustle of 42nd Street. Located steps away from the New York Helmsley, United Nations and the Chrysler Building, this charming northern Italian space is easily accessible to business and tourist crowds alike. Floor to ceiling front doors, antique country tables and a classic 30 foot mahogany bar lend a sense of relaxed refinement to this airy and spacious getaway.

Osteria Laguna’s menu offers contemporary sensibility and flair to the classic tastes of Northern Italy with an emphasis on fresh wholesome foods. From classic to cutting edge, there’s something for every appetite. Perfectly balanced pasta dishes, mouthwatering risotti, or the amazing array of piping hot dishes coming out of the charming brick oven at the center of the restaurant.
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Osteria Laguna reviews from OpenTable diners
123 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (62)fit for foodies (44)good for groups (39)great for lunch (39)special occasion (34)romantic (17)great for outdoor dining (14)notable wine list (10)late-night find (9)great for brunch (8)hot spot (8)vibrant bar scene (5)kid-friendly (4)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Zv8100
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Superb and great ambience. A real neighbour find.it's my third visit and will not be my last.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Poor
    fdsfdsfsd3
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    I have beeen going to Osteria Laguna for years and the food is always good. This time however, I was at a business meeting and the server completely forgot to put in our lunch. We were the first one's there and well after an hour everyone was eating but us. My co-worker had to leave for a meeting and cancelled her meal. Afterwards, there were no apologies or anything. When I spoke to a manager, they said there was nothing they can do and they took her meal off the bill. Meanwhile, there was no meal because she cancelled it. For the price of the resturant, I would expect WAY better service.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good choice for business lunch.
    EyevalueVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Met a colleague for lunch. We were seated in a corner table in the back where we were told it was not as noisy as in the front. I ordered the grilled salmon which was delicious and huge. It was seasoned lightly and served medium rare (therefore moist) as I requested. The sauteed spinach was a bit too salty and dense for my taste. The wait staff was attentive and accommodating. We arrived at noon and by the time we left the restaurant was full. I haven't been there in a while and was hoping it was as good as I recalled. Evidently Osteria Laguna has not lost its appeal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Food!!
    KenM
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    I brought business guests from Japan and food and wine are very delicious! All of us are really satisfied and thank you very much for such a great dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Great food, wonderful service, beautiful environment. Convenient to Grand Central and a great place to meet after work. We plan to have dinner there again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • PJNYCVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    A wonderful dinner and very attentive service. Portions were very large, suitable for sharing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food!!!
    Bb4491VIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Best NYC find. If you want good food, great service and a special experience Osteria Laguna is the place for you.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • server not good
    LU77
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    this was our second time at the restaurant for a small group get together. we were a party of five women and felt the noise level too high - our reservation was at 6:00. we were at a round table and had to raise our voices when speaking which was uncomfortable. our server was not very friendly with a bit of a condescending attitude. our group had a lot of catching up to do and she made a comment about taking 35 minutes to decide on what to order. not acceptable and we will not be back despite the delicious food.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and Service
    Neil
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Went for a birday dinner, food was great, nice location, spacious and not noisy at all and was a pleasurable evening. Would go back again to try something else for the good sized menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful selection
    LovItalian
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Osteria never fails to have a solid menu plus a host of interesting specials. The food is carefully prepared and delicious. This location is less hectic at dinner time than the theater district branch. Busier at lunchtime.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Okay
    CeciVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    This place was ok. Nothing grabbed me as great or terrible. Solid.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Really good
    veggienorbVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Osteria Laguna is a must in Midtown East, food is delicious and staff is tops and prices are perfect for what you get. The one and only one aspect they could improve on is noise level. Ask for the most quiet table available, and you'll be happy to have chosen Osteria Laguna.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great service
    MBthree
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Loved it. Started with the hostess, no rush with the reservation. The bartender was super attentive, we never waited for a drink. The free finger foods at the bar were better than most places meals. The dinner was awesome!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant
    veggienorbVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Its people are really friendly and effective, every last one, and the food is delicious. Only drawback: a bit noisy for my liking, i guess it's the natural consequence of it being such a good restaurant and with excellent price-benefit. I am a regular customer, i consider Osteria Laguna a must.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not for chatting
    LunchmavenVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    My frequent lunchtime companion and I couldn't enjoy catching up the other day over fantastic homemade pasta with seafood because of the noise level. You might as well go to Osteria Laguna alone. I'm not sure what makes it so loud; maybe it's the sheer size of the place or all the suits who lunch there. The food is wonderful, the staff attentive, the flowers gorgeous. Now, if only... Maybe try going very early or very late for lunch, or just go with someone you want to stare at in wordless admiration?
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Italian
    JBDineVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Very high quality, fresh food. Good risotto. Italian dishes were excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very Solid Italian
    MofoodVIP
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Very good pasta and salads. We had the spinach salad, the ravioli di al pomodoro and the spaghetti alle vongole. All of the dishes were excellent. The pomodoro sauce was very light and the pasta was very fresh. The restaurant layout is also very welcoming with large farm tables that are well spaced. The service was very attentive. I would recommend it for both lunch or dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious food
    ilovefood
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    All I can say is awesome! I had dinner with 2 other people and every dish was amazing. The wait staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. I told my friends about this restaurant and I look forward to my next dinner here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MDLiving
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Ordered lasagna and it was basically mush. The lasagna noodles were so overcooked all I could taste was cheese and the meat sauce. I mentioned that to waitress and was told that's how lasagna is supposed to be! I could have just ordered meat sauce with cheese and saved the calories of the noodles.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Friendly atmosphere, good cooking
    Matti
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    We had dinner with our two kids. Pizza and pasta (with lamb ragout) were really good craftsmanship, delicious and very much à point. Desserts (chocolate creme) rich,sweet and tatsty (apart from this very nice to see). The wine list is not very long (and does not show an appropriate picture of Italy) but has some good choices by the bottle and by the glass. Service was experiencend and at the same time open-minded and friendly. Tables (like the Michelin already stated) are very small, so be careful with sugos and glasses.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great all around!!!
    yagarmeister
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    This restaurant is by my office, and is always a first choice. Love the staff, the food, the ambience...you can always count on it!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    Brigetta4510
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Met an old friend there, he had never been there and absolutely loved it. The food, the atmosphere and our waitress was great. Very attentive and we were very pleased. My friend and I agreed to come back and work our way thru the menu. We especially loved the ricotta focaccia.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • quality1st
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    I love the freshness of the ingredients. The food is very tasty and the wine list provides a good complement. Appetizers are a good size, with interesting combinations. Pizzas are always are delicious with light crust and savory toppings. Decor works both for business and special occasions.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First date pretty great
    johnboy
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Took a first date here based on reviews and a it's close proximity to Grand Central Station. Was a little nervous about places in that area being over-priced and crappy. This place lived up to it's good reviews; good Italian food, nice presentation, friendly and smiling staff. If you're in the area and wanna know a safe bet try Osteria Laguna!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing cuisine
    theperrys
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    It took us a long time to decide between the wonderful menu items, then we heard the specials...even better. The house made pasta was incredible and the scallops special my wife got was a work of art. Scallops with fennel, two colors of beets, grapefruit, mixed greens. It was fantastic and a reasonably priced meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Calm in the center of the city
    TheDinerVIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    A nice oasis in the middle of the city. Great location near Grand Central. Food was very good for all three diners.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too loud
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    So loud I couldn't hear my friend or the waiter. Tables on top of each other.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • why require this
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    The food was pretty good and it is a great price range for this neighborhood which can get way too pricey. We went later in the evening so it was quiet and we were not rushed. However, the service was not great may our waitress was tired after a long shift. there were a number of really nice priced bottles of wine and we had a delicious Pinot Grigio for $39!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Walinda2VIP
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    The food was ok, nothing special. During our meal there was a drip from the ceiling air conditioning vent. When we pointed this out to the staff, they were completley indifferent. The person who was affected by the drip was able to move to a different seat at the table, but the staff offered no help, no sympathy and no offer to move us to a different table. That is not good customer service.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • AdeF
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Always a good choice for meeting friends and colleagues.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good
    Tjjj
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Very good restaurant, food is good, wine list is ok, service is ok, nothing to add
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • LoveLunchVIP
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Great restaurant in the Grand Central area for any occasion - a business meeting or meeting friends!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    This was the best Italian food that I've had in ages! The gnocchi was amazing. I'm going back again before my trip to NYC is over and I never double dip! Great find!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Italian Restaurant
    AG120
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    I was going to have dinner with a friend and found this place online. The decor/ambiance was nice. The staff was friendly and very knowledgeable of the menu. We ordered two appetizers to share with each other: mozzarella di bufalo caprese and bruschetta al pomodoro. The mozzarella was amazing. Our waiter mentioned that it's fresh mozzarella imported from Italy. The bruschetta was OK...I've had better. As for dinner, my friend had ravioli di salmone and I had the lasagna alla bolognese. My friend loved the ravioli, she wiped the plate clean! I loved the lasagna, the sauce was very creamy. I can't comment on the desserts as we were too stuffed to eat anything else. Overall we had a wonderful dinner. I would definitely recommend this place!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • luvgr8time
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    I usually go here with a friend and I love it never had an issue. However; I took about 8 people here the other night as I had visitors from out of town and the service was simply horrible as it was also so hot. I had to keep asking the waitress for things she never came over to see how we are doing and of course the tip is included when you bring more than 6 people so they she probably didn't care. That annoys me. Food is always amazing.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely atmosphere, good food &value
    Countrymouse
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    This restaurant is a lovely, warm inviting spot; I loved the natural wood tables and white candles. Seating on and near the sidewalk looked beautiful and romantic, but we sat inside which was also lovely. The owner/manager was very solicitous and courteous to the elderly woman in our party, and our wait staff were very competent. We had salads and pasta dishes which were delicious. This is a restaurant I would be happy to visit again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 87 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 21, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 495 reviews are from the Osteria Laguna reviews archive.
  • Great lunch spot"
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    Very good food! Perfect spot for lunch! I would go there in the future
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Grand Central Terminal close by
    TampaTourist
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    I was looking for a $$ place near GCT and found it here. Arrived early and seated immediately. Had I thought it through though, I would have asked to be moved further back due to the noise level (looked like it got quieter further from the bar area). The decor and service were warm and welcoming; the food was good, not great; nice portions.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good experience
    cisusa
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    Nice atmosphere, with good food and good service.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    JohnFVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We were referred originally by the Hilton Manhattan East and keep returning. Always gracious, accommodating and enjoyable evening
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.