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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.

209 East 42nd St.
New York, NY 10017
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

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

Cross Street:
Between 2nd and 3rd Avenues

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 557-0001

Website:
http://www.osteria-laguna.com/

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.

Parking Details:
Parking on the street available after 7 pm.

Public Transit:
The 4, 5, 6, 7 & S Subways to 42nd Street/Grand Central.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

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

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Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.2

ambience

4.1

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

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Neighborhood Gem (17)
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Good for Birthdays (12)
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Great for Lunch (11)
Bar Seating (9)
Cozy (9)
Good for Groups (9)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
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Romantic (6)
Notable Wine List (5)
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Seasonal (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We go here almost 1x per month. Usually have great service and food is delicious.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

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.

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·Dined on December 30, 2017

We booked last minute and only just got a table, this alone speaks volumes, great food, kids happy, great service

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Kid-friendly
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 26, 2017

The lady who guided us to the table has no smile, no greeting to us at the entrance. So, the first impression was not good, but the server was good and busy taking care of us. Food was ok.

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·Dined on December 26, 2017

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!

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

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!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Solid meal, good service and location. Actually very few good Italian options in this area. Will be back.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 21, 2017

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

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·Dined on December 18, 2017

Asked, received the waiter's input on our choices. Food was good and warming; waiter took the time to arrange a special gelato not on the menu dessert for us. Festive and busy, but we could still hear each other talk. The latter is really important to me.

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food, Casual
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 17, 2017

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

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.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Lovely mid town osteria - very busy and crowded. We had to beg for someone to take our order. Food was good and authentic. It is very loud. Would go again as the location is convenient but ambience and service need work.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 14, 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 11, 2017

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.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Casual, Business Meals
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Some of the most authentic Italian food in NYC, and delicious.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Wonderful service, food and atmosphere! The cheesecake was awesome!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Perfect location near Grand Central for our annual friends holiday get together! We will definitely come back next year.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 8, 2017

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Excellent service and food. Had the duck entree and was very happy with it. My colleague had the bronzino and was very satisfied. recommended for lunch.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on December 7, 2017

We went for a birthday lunch with office friends. The restaurant always delivers the food was outstanding .this is my fifth time and I’ll be back again!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 5, 2017

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!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Great little Italian restaurant located between 2nd and 3rd Avenue on 42nd Street. The service is excellent and attentive. The food is not your run-of-the-mill Italian food. I would highly recommend it!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 1, 2017

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

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.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Quick Bite, Good for Groups, Casual, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Fabulous service in a lovely environment,
Staff fabulous really accomadating

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Decided to dine here as were staying in the Hyatt nearby. Food was lovely, attentive service and friendly knowledgeable staff guided us through the menu. Good range of wines and beers, formal but relaxed. I’d happily eat here if visiting the city again.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Late-night Find, Kid-friendly
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Excellent!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 21, 2017

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Delicious pastas, amazing salmon ravioli with the perfect amount of vodka sauce. Highly recommend the wines and pastas!

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Small portions - kind of bland food for the price

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 18, 2017

We were very pleased with everything about the restaurant. The food was delicious, fresh and Italian!! Wish we lived in the area, as we would definitely go back. The servers could not have been any nicer or more helpful. 5 stars!!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

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.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 7, 2017

This is a great spot for a corporate quick lunch. Good service and a large menu for all different taste buds!

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 (México)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Nice place, good food and good service. I would recommend to friends.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Waiter was great, delicious food and enjoyed the gluten free vegetable pizza!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Authentic
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·Dined on November 2, 2017

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......

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Came in on a rainy night and it was inviting and fun. Great ambient music and atmosphere. GM came over to say hi and server was friendly and helpful. Will definitely be back my next time in the city.

Tags: Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

The food was okay and the service was great, but the price was a bit too expensive for the amount they offered and the temperature was a bit cold.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Nice local restaurant. Very good food. Pleasant wait staff!

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