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Osteria Laguna

4.7
4.7
1639 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
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.

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2 people

10:30 PM


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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Sat, Sun 3:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 557-0001

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • 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.<br><br>For more information please contact: Jung Kwon, Banquet Manager, (212) 557-0001 or j_kwon@verizon.net.

  • Private party facilities

    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.

  • Private party contact

    Maddalena Cinque: (866) 943-7601

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown East

  • Cross street

    Between 2nd and 3rd Avenues

  • 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/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,639 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. H

    Hillbills

    New York Area

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious especially loves the branzino and special of the day risotto with scallops
  2. GS

    GSSFTL

    Fort Lauderdale

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I used to dine here regularly when I lived in the neighbourhood. It’s just as good today as it was then: a local, convivial spot with reasonable prices, attentive service and delicious food. My caesar salad (no croutons, extra anchovies) was crisp and properly dressed (that is, not swimming in dressing). My salmon ravioli were al dente with a cream/tomato sauce. Both courses were excellent.
  3. SF

    SueF

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious! They accommodated an additional person on our reservation with no problem. Everyone was happy with their meal and the portion sizes were generous
  4. AM

    AMEB

    Milwaukee

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Rex was fantastic! He was so accommodating and patient and attentive. Food was delicious and fresh. I will continue to recommend this restaurant.
  5. k

    knbb

    Atlantic City

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Delicious meal- we had the salmon ravioli and classic Caesar salad- and tiramisu. Attentive service and pleasant meal before our show-right across the street from the Westin Grand Central.
  6. RJ

    RobynJoan

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a superb restaurant that serves delicious food consistently. I live in the neighborhood and a frequent customer. The service and the quality of the dishes are above reproach. I cannot say enough about this hidden jewel in Murray Hill.
  7. C

    Chasman

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Unfortunately, the only way to write a review is to award any stars. We walked in and the noise was horrific. We were seated, given water and bread (after 10 minutes). For the next 25 minutes we were totally ignored as waiters flew by. Customers arriving after us were served. The only time we were noticed was when we rose to leave. Fortunately, we found another restaurant (Alcala) which was delicious and saved our lunch experience.
  8. M

    Marian

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good location for east side office workers, attentive staff and solid menu.
  9. M

    Mogens

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Just a stone’s throw from Grand Central on busy 42nd Street, this place has a lot of space, an understated vibe, and a kitchen that can surprise you on the upside.
  10. JH

    JanetH

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, delicious food and yummy Proseco!!!
  11. M

    Maximeg

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Très bonne adresse. Le service est de grande qualité et on y mange très bien .
  12. EF

    EyeonFood

    Los Angeles

    79 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    79 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Good good and setting
  13. RJ

    RobynJoan

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant is a regular for me. The food is consistently superb and never had a bad meal. The service is wonderful from the moment you walk in.
  14. CA

    CAGLFG

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have eaten here several times in the past when we have been in the city. We have never been disappointed with the food and the service.
  15. DC

    DeeC

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great “everything”. Food, service, location, BRICK Oven. Focaccia Robiola a must. My favorite place!
  16. MP

    MarkusP

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Real Italian food. Very attentative service. Great surprise!
  17. DK

    DanielK

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was wonderful. Love the restaurant’s decor, it was clean, and wait service was terrific. I highly recommend and I’m sure my wife and I will be back.
  18. J

    Jaime

    New York Area

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and fantastic service.
  19. LR

    LeslieR

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just a truly fabulous experience. The service was beyond wonderful, and the food even better! I love the look and feel of this restaurant and look forward to returning.
  20. JD

    JoeD

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Good spacing between tables, excellent quick service and very good food.
  21. JP

    JonP

    Philadelphia

    64 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, food and ambiance. Highly recommend.
  22. TC

    TimC

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, very friendly service, nice ambiance
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Food was very good and the service was exceptional
  24. R

    Raymond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food!!! The service was 4 star (superior) and would recommend this to friends and family!
  25. G

    Greatfoodsloppyservice

    New York Area

    75 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    75 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience3
    Waiter brought out the wrong appetizer and then forgot the side of spaghetti I ordered did not come out with the main course and had to be reordered.
  26. VJ

    VJD2

    Dallas

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous dinner, had veal scallopine and my wife had their lasagna. Both done to perfection and so filling we couldn’t eat it all. One of my favorite NYC restaurants…
  27. P

    Person

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Excellent ambience and restaurant. The proportions of the food were a little small but the food was great
  28. SR

    SusanR

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    LOVED LOVED LOVED. Right in the heart of the city, tucked between office buildings and shops, this place is a gem. The cuisine is varied, delicious with ample and beautifully presented dishes; the service so attentive and experienced, moderate prices, wine list great. I enjoyed a leisurely dinner with my sister and 15 year old niece. This place is great for families, special occasions, couples, business meals. Just terrific. I've been a New Yorker all my life and this was my fist experience here because of the proximity to my sister's UN hotel. And I will now return without hesitation no matter where I find myself in Manhattan!
  29. JM

    JoyceM

    New York Area

    65 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    This is a great neighborhood spot in an area of NYC without many good restaurants. The food and the service are both very good.
  30. AG

    AllieG

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Have been frequenting Osteria for many years and the restaurant never disappoints. The quality of the food and friendly service provided by the staff will keep me coming back for many more years.
  31. M

    Marilyn

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Shrimp risotto was a bit hard and not tender and creamy. Staff was professional, nice, quick and friendly but food a bit lackluster.
  32. DP

    DPMS

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff were friendly and helpful from the time we arrived till we left, our meal was hot upon arrival to our table.
  33. m

    merriam

    New York Area

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second time dining here in a couple of months. Very positive experience both times. A real find for midtown: attractive dining areas with plenty of elbow room and outstanding, friendly staff. Excellent homemade pastas, bread plate, coffee. The one appetizer and soup of the day I tried were terrific too. Reasonably priced selection of wines by the glass. A place for lingering that's equally great for a group or a party of two.
  34. AM

    AmandaM

    Austin

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a great gem in NYC! I’ve eaten here twice and plan to go again next time I’m in the city. Last night my husband and I each got one of the two specials. Amazing! We can’t decide which one was better. The prices are really reasonable too. Ambiance and service are also top notch. I highly recommend Osterja Laguna!
  35. J

    Judith

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Osteria Laguna is a reliably go-to place for me. That's a big plus in the city.
  36. H

    Heidi

    Philadelphia

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall4food1service4ambience4
    I got a lobster special. My mistake. It was horrible the folks with me got pasta and loved it.
  37. MS

    MaureenS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Short rib ravioli was to die for. A little noisy but the service was good.
  38. DC

    DrCalvin2002

    Tampa

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    When we visit NYC on holiday we always dine here. Always a great time.
  39. BT

    BronxT66

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Staff was very friendly! Still COVID safe. Food was good but the lasagna was not what I expected. Nice atmosphere and clean.
  40. GD

    GailD

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My friend and I both ordered the risotto special and it was fabulous. The waiter was delightful- attentive and pleasant without hovering.

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    • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors

FAQs

Osteria Laguna offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 557-0001.

Osteria Laguna is rated 4.7 stars by 1639 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 31 times today
Google Map for Osteria Laguna

209 East 42nd St., New York, NY 10017

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between 2nd and 3rd Avenues

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown East

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Sat, Sun 3:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Parking on the street available after 7 pm.

  • Public transit

    The 4, 5, 6, 7 & S Subways to 42nd Street/Grand Central.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (212) 557-0001

  • 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.<br><br>For more information please contact: Jung Kwon, Banquet Manager, (212) 557-0001 or j_kwon@verizon.net.

  • Private party facilities

    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.

  • Private party contact

    Maddalena Cinque: (866) 943-7601

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