Osteria Nando

4.3
63 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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vipcurious
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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 6 days ago
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 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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MCamille
New York Area
12 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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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vipJayB
New England
40 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Cute inside

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vipFlushingFirstTimers
New York Area
155 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

This was our first trip to the upper east side since Covid. the restaurant offered both temporary outside dining and inside dining. Due to the heat, we opted for the inside and were, originally, the only diners there. The food was excellent. I selected a chicken curry with apples, carrots, onions and basmati rice, which was very flavorful and not overwhelming spiced. My friend ordered the grilled octopus with feta, sun dried tomatoes, and orzo. The octopus was also very well prepared. We finished with very satisfying desserts. The only problem with the meal had to do with the staff. There was only one waiter and he was focused on the guests outside. The hostess served as our waitress and was distracted by a computer issue and a later arriving guest who had been a pre-pandemic regular guest. Once the staffing and computer problems are resolved, the food will be a major draw.

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vipNatabat
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Delicious french Mediterranean fare. Very unique little spot, lovely for a date night.

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Phoodophile
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Wonderful place. Service was very attentive, clean and charming inside. Loved the food. We had the mussels and mushroom bowl. All was delicious. They were kind enough to give us dessert as well. Highly recommend!

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vipMommaduke
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great find

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DannyS
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive staff. Large selection on the menu. Tasty food at reasonable prices.

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Amanda
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience5

Food was fantastic but the service was lacking. I am only downgrading my experience based on service. We didn't see our original server the rest of the night after we ordered our dinner. We had to get the attention of other servers or hostesses to assist when needed. Wasn't a busy night, so not sure what happened. Again, the food is great. Maybe just an off night!

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vipreviewer19
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. A great addition to the neighborhood. We will definitely return.

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vipLois
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I loved the lobster risotto. my son loved his beef bourguignon; however, though the steak was very tasty, the meat was a bit tough. Waitress was terrific, as was the service. I would recommend it, but ask the restaurant to try to get meat which is more tender.

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viprtlovesny
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Small portions and expensive. Food was not warm enough.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Loved the service and the people and atmosphere. The good wasn’t the greatest.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just perfect... a great dining experience.. excelente service, food it’s visually creative and a great menu for all tastes...great atmosphere and vibe..can’t wait to go back

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vipAudrey
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A true neighborhood gem. Excellent service and food. We went for brunch and sat outdoors . The heaters made it very comfortable on a slightly chilly day. Covid precautions were followed 100%. We will definitely return !

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 63 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.