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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

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.1

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

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Great for Lunch (12)
Cozy (12)
Bar Seating (10)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Fun (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Late-night Find (6)
Romantic (6)
Seasonal (6)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
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·Dined 3 days ago

The food was good, great ambiance, and the service was great, especially the manager Kami was outstanding very professional and attentive. Definitely I would recommend the place to my friends 👍👍

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined 3 days ago

The specials of the day, especially when they cost almost 50 dollars, should be mentioned along with their prices.
The same server asked three or four times if we wanted more than tab water. Asking that twice would seem acceptable. More than twice, frankly, is a bit too much.
Other than this, an enjoable meal, as always.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

Great food and service. Host was nice enough to hold a table in a “quieter” area for us while we waited for the rest of our party at the bar. Service was excellent and not rushed.

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·Dined on February 8, 2018

Good food and high quality service at this place albeit at NYC prices. Truly enjoyed the experience as did my friend who works in the area and plans to return.

Tags: Business Meals, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on February 8, 2018

Great place.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 6, 2018

We eat there often when we are in the mood for really good Italian food. We have never had anything there we did not love.

And the service is really good too.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Casual, Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Great food and ambiance! Location, location, location - can't be beat since it's a block or two from Grand Central Terminal. The decor and artwork also contributes much to the atmosphere. Fresh pasta, great company, what else can you ask for?

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Cozy, Romantic, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Always great food and service. The manager and a few waiters that have been there a long Time is the reason we go here

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Great food and a nice environment. Love the front of house gentleman - he was warm, kind and hospitable.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Great food as usual. Quiet and away from the crowds for the most part.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Lovely experience from the welcome at the front door to our waiter.
The manager came a couple of times to the table to make sure we
were happy.

Tags: Casual, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 25, 2018

The clams were not fresh. Very disappointing. The sauce of the Linguine al Frutti Di Mare is not consistent in taste and creaminess. Quite disappointing.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 24, 2018

I had the short ribs with tomato, coffee, chocolate sauce. It sounded both weird and intriguing at the same time. The whole was greater than the sum of its parts. The combination did not taste like tomato or coffee or chocolate exactly, but something different and spectacular. Plus the short ribs themselves were tender and superb. This dish is a winner!

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 23, 2018

in a city with so many italian restaurants, this one seems to fly below the radar for some reason. It is terrific

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 20, 2018

A very reliable Italian bistro type restaurant with good food, good sized portions and lots of choices for both food and wine.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 18, 2018

The food was delicious and the service was impeccable.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Prompt and great

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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Been in NY for a weeks holiday from Scotland absolutely loved this restaurant and dined 4 Times in 1 week would recommend for authenticity Italian cuisine in a friendly environment with great service hope to be back in the future

Tags: Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Good food at good price
Friendly atmosphere
Good service
A little on the noisy side

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Authentic, Kid-friendly
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 (New England)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We took my mom here for her post Lion King birthday dinner and we really enjoyed out experience. The food was fabulous and came out of the kitchen really quickly. The dessert was amazing and the staff was friendly and answered all the questions we had.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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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 December 31, 2017

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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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 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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 (Norfolk)·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 22, 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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vip
 (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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 (New York Area)·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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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on December 16, 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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vip
 (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 15, 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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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 (New York Area)·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 8, 2017

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

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 8, 2017

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

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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 7, 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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