Osteria Nando

4.3
75 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
OSTERIA NANDO CELEBRATES THIS PHILOSOPHY OF TAKING PLEASURE IN FOOD AND SAVORING EACH MOMENT WITH IT’S GUESTS AND NEIGHBORS.
OUR MODERN MEDITERRANEAN MENU IS BURSTING WITH THE COLORS AND FLAVORS OF LOCALLY GROWN SEASONAL PRODUCE, WHOLE GRAINS, LEGUMES, LEAN PROTEINS, FRESH HERBS AND SPICES.
WE BREAK FROM TRADITION WITH A VARIETY OF UNIQUE AND INSPIRED DISHES - FROM OUR SIGNATURE MEDITERRANEAN BOWLS BRIMMING WITH ROASTED VEGETABLES AND GRAINS - TO CLASSIC FAVORITES LIKE FRANCE’S BEEF BOURGUINON AND SPAIN’S PULPO A LA PLANCHA.
WE HAVE DELICIOUS OPTIONS FOR VEGANS, VEGETARIANS, PESCATARIANS AND THOSE WHO EAT IT ALL!
OUR DISHES ARE MEANT TO BE SHARED, SAVORED AND ENJOYED IN GOOD COMPANY AND SPIRITED CONVERSATION.
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vipfood
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Ok but not great!

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jamesr
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was very good. Nice atmosphere.
Dishes were a little hit and miss. Mine was quite good - my wife did not enjoy hers (vegetables were overcooked)

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot. We are coming back next week with 12 others

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HBMS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The hostess was very accommodating- we had our kids with us and ordered family style, which may be the opposite for a European style restaurant. In addition, as we ordered moderate priced Cabernet Sauvignons, both of which turned out to be out of stock, she suggested a Barolo. But charged us the cheaper bottle’s price. The staff was friendly and attentive. It’s a great neighborhood restaurant and we’re returnees.

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vipAnonymous
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Decent food, friendly service, outside seating much too noisy because of 2nd Avenue

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

The food was not very good. It was either overcooked or undercooked

SM
ShadiM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was amazing!!! Fish tacos for appetizer and main dish was very flavorful.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience5

Food was barely warm, the drinks not very good. Ambiance and decor were great.

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vipSunny
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

What a great find right in my own backyard! My friend and I Loved our dinner .. so fresh and delicious. For the main dishes we both though our portions of fish and meat were too small, especially for the price. We had the Branzini and Beef Bourguignon. Also the red wine was just OK., not great.

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vipNYCLocal
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Attracted by the menu, turned off by the food quality.
This restaurant could be great. They have a nice selection of Mediterranean inspired dishes. Ambiance is wonderful and the staff were pleasant and attentive. But the food preparation does not compare. My quinoa was well undercooked and the grilled chicken so overcooked that it was dry and rubbery. I don’t expect the steak used in Steak Frites to be high end dry aged beef, but we were offered the choice of how to cook it and our selection of medium rare arrived cooked through to the point of not resembling meat. On the other hand, The pea risotto was creamy and had great flavor. Grilled vegetables were done perfectly. And the fries were on the better end of what I’ve experienced anywhere recently.
Consistency and attention to cooking time would help this place survive. But I won’t be going back until the reviews indicate solid improvement in the food. After all, I’m paying mainly for the food when I eat out.

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vipswiftcat
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my aunt for her birthday, she never had beef bourguignon before and loved it. I had it as well and it was superb. Not burned like at other places.

Also, the complimentary wine (part of a promotion) that night was surprisingly…. Good! Not wishy washy or super sweet. Just right.

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vipRockyLambo
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had a lovely meal. This is a new place in the neighborhood that we wanted to try and we were not disappointed. The food, service and ambiance were top notch.

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vipcurious
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Menu is limited and several items were not available. Street noise is loud if dining outside. Staff is very friendly.

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DavidF
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The restaurant presents itself as having Modern Mediterranean Cuisine. However, the menu reads more like a French Bistro than a Mediterranean restaurant. Despite that the food was good and service very good. I'll go back.

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RL14
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really liked this menu - something for everyone - nice ambiance and friendly service. Will return

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MCamille
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was there for lunch but will definitely be heading back for dinner and more of the magical truffle fries.

JR
JRow
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We had the place to ourselves, and yet the service was not great.
The food was ok but only ok. Nothing stood out.
So, all in all, it was just meh.

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vipOritW
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. Sitting outside was lovely.

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vipTruffles
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food is always fresh and well presented and the menu is updated with the current market.
Music is much too loud to the point of it being uncomfortable.
Service has been great in the past but this time it seemed like the waitstaff had problems coordinating.

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vipMsMM
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food has been consistently good. Never rushed. Missed Happy Hour that was removed for weekends.

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PeterM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great live jazz music

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met two friends , for outside dining. Very nice

LM
vipLovesMeSomeDinDin
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Mediocre food at best. Subpar beef bourguignon and onion soup. Branzino was a tiny piece and not very tender. Salad was good. Mousse was meh. Congenial service but pretty sloppy. They gave me the coq au vin accidentally instead of the beef (though the base for the coq au vin was suspiciously similar to the base of the beef bourguinon!) and the other diners with me were almost done with their meal by the time my correct dish came. They offered a complimentary glass of wine but I asked for a comped dessert instead. The class move would have been to comp the dish, which I would have refused but it would have been nice to be asked. Lovely environment, which makes it such a shame that the food wasn't very good. Why is it so hard to find food on the Upper East Side that compares with the rest of Manhattan!

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Jennifer
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This will be my third time eating here and it never disappoints. Food is great quality and always delicious. Selection is fantastic, although I’m hoping they put their filet Mingnon back on the menu as their peppercorn sauce was delicious. Have never had a bad experience here and always recommend to friends. One of my go to places now on the upper east.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, host David was nothing short of a pleasure!

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vipJoanS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I did. Not get points for My meal.
Why is that?

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

They took forever to seat us and the food wasn’t even that good. I think it was like $25 for a bowl. Ridiculous

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vipAmyL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Food was good but service wasn't great. We waited for the food for a while, which would've been fine if they asked us if we wanted more drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Service was timely and attentive. Food was hearty and flavorful.

MM
vipMsMM
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Enjoyed food both taste and preparation. Two diners; one had salad with grilled salmon. The other had scallop dinner. Shared eggplant hummus appetizer.
A bit noisy as we sat outside. Very small table due to small outdoor area.

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vipRamaM
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Really disappointing. Over 1 hour wait for food with no updates until the food came - that is when we learned they are short staffed. Slow service in refilling water, getting drinks, and the mimosas were almost all juice. I don't understand the good reviews - we ordered benedicts for brunch as the eggs were hardboiled and not poached! After an hour wait we just ate and left. For a $130 brunch it was really not acceptable. WIll not return.

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vipdeerobeats
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Loved this place. From the greeting from the hostess, to our lovely waiter, to the manager coming by to say hello, just a wonderful experience. Great outdoor patio that wasn’t full when we arrived at 6:30, but was getting full by the time we left around 8:15. Good food too. I will be back.

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DougG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Keep up good work

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vipTruffles
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always prepared carefully and with variations every few weeks.
The staff is beyond gracious and caring!

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KristenA
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this place. A beautiful space. The staff was delightful. And the French dishes we had were better than in Paris. Looking forward to coming back. Bravo!!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Hi, waitress was kind and attentive, manager, on the other hand, phew, where do I start? She gave us a greeting as if we showed up uninvited to her living room, she was walking around with a hammer nailing things around the patio, yelling at that poor old couple that was trying to check in. Discomforting.

Food is probably less than fair, steak tartare was somehow dry, blend, meat seemed old ,for 28$ they absolutely must do better. Buratta was drenched in some extremely sweet sauce,all sugar, had to remove the ball of buratta from the dish and wipe it with a piece of bread,just to make it edible.
Vegetable bowls were ok, however, very little,to no seasoning, had to put a fair amount of salt and pepper myself.
All in all, not coming back. Hope that our experience was an odd one,and place will do better in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is such a lovely place. What I love about it…… the food is authentic and not salty. It is made with love. They have a really nice brunch menu. The ingredients are fresh and they don’t mask it with salt!!! I’ve only eaten outside but the inside is really wonderful as well. The owners are good people who really care. Definitely try it out!

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Delicious
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

A gem of a find for sun brunch. Interesting chices, well prepared, lovely presentation, delish! and large portions. We sat outside, under the awning, which was good because it was so hot, but would have been even better if there was a fan to move the air. Looking forward to returning.

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vipGandJ
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We sat "outside", the food was very good but the prices of a bottle of wine were shocking.

JB
vipJayB
New England
41 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Cute inside

FAQs

Osteria Nando offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 731-4355.

Osteria Nando is rated 4.3 stars by 75 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.