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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

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

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Happy holiday. Join us to celebrate the season with a delicious holiday specials.

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

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Merry Christmas, Happy holidays. Join us to celebrate the season with a delicious dinner.
Buon Natale

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

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Join us to welcome the New Year. Celebrate with our three course prix fix dinner $85/pp or our daily menu.
Welcome the new year with us with party favors, balloons and a glass of Prosecco.
Buon Anno!

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

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.1

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

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Neighborhood Gem (18)
Casual (16)
Great for Lunch (15)
Pre/post Theatre (13)
Special Occasion (13)
Comfort Food (12)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Good for Groups (10)
Cozy (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Romantic (9)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Bar Seating (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Fun (5)
Late-night Find (5)
People Watching (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Local Ingredients (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Seasonal (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Healthy (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

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 4 days ago

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

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (St. Louis)·Dined 5 days ago

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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food3
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

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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vip
 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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food4
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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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food5
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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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food3
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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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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 26, 2017

I have been going to Osteria Laguna since it opened several years ago and it never disappoints. It is first class in ambience, food and above all service.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Nice variety on menu for an Italian place. Was hoping to see a broader selection in wines which is the only category the place could improve on.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals
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·Dined on October 25, 2017

Great atmosphere, menu and service. The gnocchi was amazing.

Tags: Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 19, 2017

I thought for sure this was a tourist trap, and was really pleasantly surprised at how good it was!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quick Bite
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·Dined on October 12, 2017

Food was okay, the welcome at the entrance not warm at all. This feeling accompanied us the whole evening. Sad.

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·Dined on October 12, 2017

waiter, restaurant very cheap!!! with their parm grating cheese!!!!! also shrimp were ridiculously small in risotto , also, coffee lousy, american and as well italian capuccino, flat, watery.... lemon chicken was nottttttt 100% cooked, and just overall appearance was lousy looking- waiter toooo pushy with paid water, sparkling- please restore our loyalty with perhaps a coupon! thank you

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Food is excellent, best in the city.

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Perfect fit for the evening. Enjoyed the great table up front by he window. Wait staff was very attentive and cordial.

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Fantastic food. I got the pollo limon. My only complaint is I wish the side portions were larger - only three potato wedges and six asparagus spears. My boyfriend got the farfalle that was tasty but he also wished it was more filled.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Good place-
We all ordered what we wanted including a bottle of wine.
I knew my dish was $36 my colleague's was approx. $22-24.
No big deal... The waiter asked if I would like spaghetti with my entre.
I said sure... thinking it came with it or there would be a nominal charge...$17.00 for spaghetti with a little red sauce.
But when the check came I did not look closely and that was an entre of spaghetti.
I feel this should have been told to me maybe a slight up charge but way out of line.
Will try other places before I go back.
He ordered desert and coffees.. Bill came to well over $100 per person. They should reevaluate full charge for a side of spaghetti.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 25, 2017

i was travelling and eating alone. The service was great and i loved the food. I will returrn again when in the vicinity.

Tags: People Watching, Disabled Access, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Comfort Food, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups
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·Dined on September 18, 2017

Table too small for sharing dishes. Waiter not very responsive to our needs; seemed too busy with other guests.

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food3
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Great food as usual; service not so much. Our server took our drink and food order, it arrived, then we didn't see her until we asked for the bill. Obviously short staffed on Sunday evening. We saw the bus person more than our server. Funny thing, the male server didn't appear all that slammed as our server.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on September 17, 2017

We did have a great meal for the price that you would pay in the city.

Tags: Authentic
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·Dined on September 15, 2017

Excellent food and good service. The waiter realized that we had not seen each other for a long time and that we would need time between courses - which he allowed, graciously. We had appetizers and then fish and lamb - everything was delicious. Presentation was wonderful, food was fresh and hot. Side was forgotten, but when it arrived it was good - but perhaps too small? The desert was beautifully presented and good as well. The round table for 6 was perfect for conversation!

The only shock was the automatic charge of about 20% gratuity... We are used to 15% for large groups, and would have left 20% but we were surprised that it was mandatory.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Seasonal, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on September 14, 2017

good authentic Italian in Manhattan and well priced

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date
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