Osteria Nando

4.5
87 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.
What 87 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.3
service
4.4
ambience
4.0
value
Noise · Moderate
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
Sort by
Filters
TR
TRosa
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

It's a cute little restaurant with great service and delicious food. Had the Coquilles St. Jacques and was surprised at how hearty it was. My brother had the steak and was very pleased.

D
vipDrron36
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This was our first visit and we would love to come back! Very charming, cozy interior space, with attractive artwork on the walls, dark woods and an overall intimate feell. The music was lively but soft enough that it served to enhance the background but in no way did it interfere with conversation We originally were going to eat in there outside and closed tent but it was freezing cold and the diners were spaced far apart inside that we were comfortable dining room inside.
Service was warm and very attentive, including both the hostess and our waiter.
The food was delicious. My wife and I had the eggplant hummus and bursars appetizers, both beautifully prepared and delicious. Our companion had the French onion soup which he said had a “rich taste.“ Entrées were the lobster risotto,, the coquille Saint Jacques and the beef Bourguignon.
The scallops were divine, beautifully cooked in a velvety buttery sauce. The lobster risotto was delicious with Very well cooked rice and a lot of lobster flavor. However I would have liked a few larger chunks of lobster, as it was hard to tell where the actual lobster meat was. Our companion felt that his beef Bourguignon was “good“ though not special.
We had a wonderful, well priced bottle of French Chardonnay which the hostess offered to let us taste before we ordered it. We were too full for desserts so we will have to sample them next time! This place is a keeper. Great for a date, a regular social occasion or a business meal.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great ambiance, food was delicious. Will be going back in the future

D
vipDebs
New York Area
86 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Outdoor space was nice but very noisy. Portions were large. Food was very tasty. Will return once I feel comfortable eating indoors.

FG
vipFranG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Only one problem, wrote on my reservation to include birthday candle for dessert and also reminded waiter and then dessert came with NO candle ☹️

l
viplaurah
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very interesting menu.
Excellent French Onion soup!

N
vipNeighbor
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful outdoor setup. Good heaters and ventilation. Excellent service by our server. Very good food.

T
vipTruffles
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was great and I loved the Ella Fitzgerald songs being played. don’t miss the lobster bisque and crème brûlée

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great value for price

JB
vipJessicaB
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend! The food is delish and the drinks are too!! Great for a date night or just a girls night! And they have very pretty plates :)

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice 1st date spot. Ambiance is nice and the food is good. Not too expensive with good service. Will be back

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff is great

f
vipfood
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Ok but not great!

j
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)

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

HB
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.

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

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

OT
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.

OT
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.

S
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.

NY
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.

s
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.

RL
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.

c
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.

DF
DavidF
New York Area
17 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.

RL
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

MC
MCamille
New York Area
14 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.

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

The food was delicious. Sitting outside was lovely.

T
vipTruffles
New York Area
58 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.

MM
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.

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

Amazing food and great live jazz music

OT
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!

J
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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, host David was nothing short of a pleasure!

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

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

OT
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

AL
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.

FAQs

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

Osteria Nando is rated 4.5 stars by 87 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.