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About 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.
New York, NY 10017
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Friday: 4:00pm - 11:30pm, Saturday: 11:00am - 11:30pm, Sunday: 11:00am - 10:30pm
Between 2nd and 3rd Avenues
$31 to $50
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parking on the street available after 7 pm.
The 4, 5, 6, 7 & S Subways to 42nd Street/Grand Central.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Osteria Laguna has the perfect ambiance for your next get-together. For parties of 20 or more, choose from the full menu or let us help you select a special menu for your group—it will be our pleasure to assist you in planning and budgeting your event.
Osteria Laguna Ratings and Reviews
We went to Osteria Laguna for NYE dinner and we left very unimpressed almost disappointed. The food, ambiance, and hostess were great; our waiter, however, wasn't. He seemed generally uninterested, did little to answer our questions, and rushed us into our decisions. We were there for the NYE dinner from 9pm to about 12:30m. We were there for a decent amount of time so we planned on pacing ourselves with the food. He never once told us that kitchen would be closing at a certain time. Instead he came by after the kitchen had closed and said "by the way the kitchen is closed, no more food or deserts"
The food was delicious, the service ah the bar was great, the hostess was great, but our waiter was terrible.
Restaurant was beautiful in a great location to our hotel. Easily booked a reservation on Christmas Day, however it was not crowded when we arrived. All other local restaurants were booked solid...that should have been our clue.
Food was marginal, nothing exciting or worth the price.
Steven was the rudest waiter I have ever experienced. He rarely came to the table, never offered a water refill without our request even with obvious empty glasses, and although he said the correct words when he interacted with us...you could actually see him roll his eyes and laugh condescendingly when he walked away from the table. I watched him treat others the same. The female hostess seemed to recognize this and try to compensate for his behavior. This restaurant without Steven would have been a much better experience...he needs to go!
My wife and I visited this restaurant as an alternative to Christmas Dinner while we were visiting New York from the UK. We were extremely pleased with all aspects of our visit. The staff were very pleasant and attentive, but discreet. The food was wonderful and I would not hesitate to recommend this restaurant to anyone. 10 out of 10 Osteria Laguna!
Osteria Laguna has become a favorite restaurant. They earned it with consistently good food, very professional service and an atmosphere that exudes friendliness. I have enjoyed small dinners and major birthday celebrations there and was always very satisfied.
We enjoyed lunch on a busy day the week before Christmas. Happy that we made reservations and were seated promptly. Service was excellent which was impressive due to how busy they were.
I had homemade spinach raviolis in a butter sage sauce which was delicious. My companion had the truth and meaning in a mushroom sauce also very good.
Definitely will be back
Waiter was the quintessential New Yorker. He lived up to the stereotype of not friendly and slightly obnoxious. He didn’t want to answer any questions my grandson’ asked. It was like he was above us.
The pizza was Ok and my Caesar salad was slightly better. However I would never go back.
The choice of Osteria Laguna for an annual friends' dinner was definitely a good one.
The location was very convenient ( near GCT and away from the midtown holiday traffic), The atmosphere was lively , but cozy, and the food was terrific!
The service was prompt, but not rushed, and the staff very accommodating.
We asked our table location to be moved from the front door area to the rear of the restaurant, and this was done without hesitation.
I would definitely recommend Osteria Laguna and hope to return.
I love this place, and it’s my go to formeeting people forlunchin the city because it’s an easy walk from grand central. I’m slightly handicapped and it’s all on one level.
However, besides the food, service, atmosphere, what makes me love this place is the greeting at the front host stand. They are always so welcoming. Recently, I was meeting a friend and the wait for 2 seats wasgiing to be awhile, they put me in the window at a 4 top which was incredibly generous and thoughtful.
I love the food here too-always great.
3 coworker out for a holiday luncheon. We started with Fritto Misto calamari & shrimp very lightly battered, fried crispy with tangy sauce. Meals consisted of GRIGLIATA MISTA DI PESCE grilled seafood cooked just right lovely presentation.; SCALOPPINE AL LIMONE veal medalions in a wonderful sauce; FILETTO DI MAIALE CON FUNGHI pork tenderloin wild mushroom sauce over polenta, yum.
We tried this restaurant based upon our hotel’s recommendation. It was ok not spectacular.
While the pasta is homemade, the dishes were very bland.
The service was good but not over the top.
The restaurant was incredibly noisy so not a great place to go for a cozy dinner.
We will definitely not be back as there are better Italian restaurants in NYC.
This is one of my favorite places because it’s proximity to Grand Central, great food and dependable service. I like the comfortable yet elegant venitian interior. I always feel welcome from the hostess to the waiters, they are always very warm and friendly.
My friends loved it and I’m back this next Thursday! Love it!
I discovered Osteria Laguna on Open Table when I was looking for a place near Grand Central. It was a very good choice. The menu is expansive and fish seems to be a specialty of the house. The wine selection is excellent. We had several people taking care of us and we never felt hurried despite the fact that the restaurant was full. I would recommend it highly.
Had friends visiting from out of town and found this restaurant , conveniently located near Grand Central Station. Had a nice round table in a corner, great for talking and “visiting “ with each other. .Food was delicious as was the wine and the service was courteous and attentive.
We had a great time. Definitely good for a gathering of friends.
Not as good as it has been in the past. Annoying that it we booked an early lunch, restaurant pretty empty at that point and they won't seat a two top until "everyone is there " hate that. Hostess then couldn't find res, then waitress took order, came back FIVE minutes later to ask us if we wanted coffee or dessert....i literally had a breadstick in my hand and she grabbed the plate. I asked her what she was doing, given that we just ordered and obviously hadn't eaten yet!! My salad dressing was super vinegared so didn't eat greens, chicken was served with skin....since when is that done when it is in a salad? Never in my life. Used to go here a lot, no more.
Our waiter was very nice and the food was good overall, but we had some issues. Our daughter’s portion of spaghetti was small and she had to order a second dish. They forgot one of the meals altogether. And one of our guests wanted salmon on her salad as an entree but they said the chef would not allow that. How bizarre! We won’t ever go back. There are many other Italian restaurants that provide a better experience.
Always in the top 20 restaurants I frequent in Manhattan. A little noisy for a business meal however, you can make do. Food is very good to excellent with attentive service. I especially love the Risotto dishes which are both on the menu and offered as a Special. Wine list also accommodates a better than average wine lover. Plenty of good choices at fair prices. Great location accessible to the Theater, Grand Central and Bryant Park......
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