Osteria Laguna

4.5
icon/ic_reviewCreated with Sketch.
1419 Reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$31 to $50
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Italian
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.
avatar copy

Private Dining

Book your next event with us

View details
What 1419 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.3
service
4.2
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
90% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Filters
R
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

This is a little gem sitting just off Third Avenue on 42nd Street. Stopped win for dinner on very short notice on rainy fall night. The hostess greeted us warmly and seated us immediately. Had the octopus appetizer and my wife had the caesar salad. Both were quite good and came out very quickly. We both had pasta for a main course and it was fresh, tasty and the portions were just right. Great place for a relaxed dinner with no pretense. Easygoing atmosphere and very good food. Definitely on my list for when I am on the east side.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Solid, good quality Italian food. Service was good, but nothing special.

JZ
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Real good Italian food, fresh ingredients, outstanding taste, new experience (this is a compliment !) , sent greetz to the cook

OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful italian. Big portions. Home made pasta
A rib eye streak that was enough to feed 2 or3 peple

SC
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant. Fresh ingredients. Their pasta is always great. The branzino al forno is my all time favorite.

LC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the minute we arrived at this restaurant, everything was great. We had the most enjoyable waitress. She was charming, friendly and very attentive. The food was absolutely delicious. The dessert was delectable. Everyone was considerate and very kind right down to the gentlemen who took our plates away and brought us water. From beginning to end, it was a fabulous and most enjoyable experience.

o
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food, nice atmosphere, good wine, and great service

RH
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an enjoyable dining experience. Very consistent.

NJ
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was very good and came out quickly. Waitstaff was efficient and helpful. Front desk person, however, was snarky. We arrived, with a reservation, awaiting our other two friends. We were told, not very politely, we'd have to wait till we were all there to be seated. Why would that be? We had our reservation, what did they have to lose by seating us? The bar, where she told us to wait was crowded and noisy, so we stood outside in the heat and street noise instead. It was only 10 minutes till our friends arrived, but I was both steamed and steamy. I recommend the place anyway, because the food is good and there's not many places near GCT that are.

OT
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great pizza, delicious bread basket, busy environment

SR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Nice restaurant with good food. The noise levels thought are not conducive to conversations. Too loud!

MF
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our table service was OUTSTANDING. I eat and meet in restaurants for a living. Juliana was one of the best wait staff I've interacted with in a long while. Amazing timing...she anticipated our needs perfectly, was there immediately when we needed something but provided us with plenty of privacy. Food was excellent.

ER
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

The food was not flavorful...esp for the price. It came highly recommended and I was disappointed.

P
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Today’s fish, sea bass, was great. But my vongole was so so, a friend preferred gluten free, so substituted gluten free pasta, but it was penne. I think Penne is not best for vongole, if so, I wanted to know it’s gonna changed from spaghetti when I ordered.

CG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Hostess sat me. I let her know that I was expected someone. When they arrived they were told I had not arrived and sat her at a different table. The hostess was not paying attention.

LD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every time I stay in NY (Westin Grand Central Hotel) Osteria Laguna is my favourite place for dinner

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My go-to place whenever I’m in New York. You feel so welcome and the food and experience are the best. Just go and enjoy!

n
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

We found the service MUCH slower and inattentive than usual .. and it was on a weeknight w not that many diners. No excuse

WP
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

A very delight dinner. Warm and inviting and very nice staff. Would absolutely eat there again.

J
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

You are a more or less reliable "go to" choice for me and friends. My main objection on each visit is the noise level. This comes mainly from the bar and I know that's where your profit comes from. However,
because of the noise there, everyone else in the restaurant has to shout over it. It's the main reason I
would hesitate to recommend Osteria. Also, on my most recent visit, the A/C was on refrigerate.

C
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had dined here over the winter time - and back in the city with some friends... and decided to return to Osteria Laguna. Everyone enjoyed their meals. Exceptional Service - always checked on us during our dining experience to make sure all was good. The cheese / ham appetizers were excellent. Too full for all of us to try the desserts... Hopefully next time ! Would definitely recommend - and plan to return in the future.

DG
Raleigh
35 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 3

A solid spot for pasta and other Italian-themed cuisine. The noise level gets a little overwhelming, but the service is always excellent.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Food was delicious. Decor could do with some sprucing

LM
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This meal was outstanding, I have no complaints, from the minute we walked in until we left everything was perfect, upon my next visit to New York, I have found a place to eat again for sure.

OT
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Very very loud but people looked like they were having a good time

JK
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I was pleasantly surprised at Osteria Laguna - it’s my first time dining there. Very pleasant surroundings & the food was good. Looking forward to a return visit!

JS
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jamie was our waiter.... There are moments in life when you realize someone is doing exactly what they are meant to do! Not only is he fantastic at his job he enabled us to have the best experience ever! We loved it!!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a good experience here. Haven’t been here in a year and it was still exceptional.

s
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Burrata app was very good but risotto overly gooey and cheesey. Chocolate dessert tiny, priced at $14, server didn't tell us that. Service was just OK. So so.

C
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Nice ambiance. A bit noisy. Food a bit overpriced for what it is.

CM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service!!

J
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed the service, food and location

PS
Palm Springs
18 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

We eat here often and usually love it. For some reason both our meals were horrible. Especially the filet of sole; I was unable to finish it and a waste at $39! The waiters are usually super friendly and efficient. Our waiter was distracted and somewhat rude. Very disappointing meal. We probably should have said something at the time in all fairness.

DE
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

We were there for a business lunch. We asked not to sit in the front window because it was warm, so instead they took us to the back, which turned out to be warmer due to its proximity to the pizza oven and the low ceiling. Not nice. Ac needs fixing. Food was good. Service was ok.

AR
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My father and I enjoyed the meal. The duck and lamb shank were excellent, the service was excellent; from the bussers to the waitress. Would like to go back.

KF
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Even tho we had a 6pm reservation he hostess told us we had to be finished by 7:30 bc she had a big party coming where she sat us. How rude! We left at 7:50. The food was good overall. Altho the kitchen is totally inflexible to change requests. It was a decent neighborhood resto. I wouldn’t rush back.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Dinner was delicious and our waiter staff very attentive. The atmosphere was lovely.

NY
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great Food!

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We stumbled upon this gem a few years back and had to return on this occasion.
The food is to die for and generally not as expensive as other local restaurants, but is NY prices all the same.
Service was swift and friendly with no complaints.
Generous bread basket to start is a nice touch.
Will definitely be back.

D
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were seated right outside and everything was great. The service was spot on and the wait staff was right on top of things making sure our experience was perfect. Great place to go for good food and a relaxed atmosphere.