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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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.
Solid, good quality Italian food. Service was good, but nothing special.
Real good Italian food, fresh ingredients, outstanding taste, new experience (this is a compliment !) , sent greetz to the cook
Wonderful italian. Big portions. Home made pasta
A rib eye streak that was enough to feed 2 or3 peple
Great restaurant. Fresh ingredients. Their pasta is always great. The branzino al forno is my all time favorite.
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.
Good food, nice atmosphere, good wine, and great service
Always an enjoyable dining experience. Very consistent.
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.
Great pizza, delicious bread basket, busy environment
Nice restaurant with good food. The noise levels thought are not conducive to conversations. Too loud!
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.
The food was not flavorful...esp for the price. It came highly recommended and I was disappointed.
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.
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.
Every time I stay in NY (Westin Grand Central Hotel) Osteria Laguna is my favourite place for dinner
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!
We found the service MUCH slower and inattentive than usual .. and it was on a weeknight w not that many diners. No excuse
A very delight dinner. Warm and inviting and very nice staff. Would absolutely eat there again.
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.
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.
A solid spot for pasta and other Italian-themed cuisine. The noise level gets a little overwhelming, but the service is always excellent.
Food was delicious. Decor could do with some sprucing
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.
Very very loud but people looked like they were having a good time
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!
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!!
Always a good experience here. Haven’t been here in a year and it was still exceptional.
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.
Nice ambiance. A bit noisy. Food a bit overpriced for what it is.
Great food and service!!
Enjoyed the service, food and location
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dinner was delicious and our waiter staff very attentive. The atmosphere was lovely.
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.
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.