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Osteria Laguna Restaurant

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209 E 42nd St, New York City, NY 10017-5701 (Between 2nd and 3rd Avenues)
The 4, 5, 6, 7 & S Subways to 42nd Street/Grand Central.
212-557-0001
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11:30 am - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Fine Dining
Romance
Doing business
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 67
    Excellent
  • 111
    Very good
  • 41
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Well above average Italian

On my recent visit back to New York where I used to live I visited one of my old favorites, Osteria Laguna, not once but twice: for lunch and for drinks after work. The place is slightly up-market, still casual in a stylish way. The food is good (especially the pizza). I also love to go to the bar... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
JuhaUitto
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Brooklyn, New York
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
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240 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Top Contributor
141 reviews 141 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

This is a welcoming Italian restaurant, very spacious, lovely wooden and roomy tables, and with good Italian fare. But if you want quiet conversation, you will not get it in this restaurant, whether you go there for lunch or dinner...

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

An ok rest. Ok food overall with the pizza as the highlight. Nice experience with the family overall on a non-busy Tuesday, until the girl at the bar totally gave me an attitude and bittered the experience. Non professional and not service minded, made me give up on order another glass of wine. Won't come back.

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Tokyo
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128 reviews 128 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

I found this busy restaurant and returned for dinner. The menu looks Italian but tastes American. I took fried caramari and tomato sourced pasta. Too large portion and too much cream with little vegetable. They can not do business in Europe but the locals enjoy bith food and atmospher. The price is reasonable in manhattan standard, including wine, mostly from... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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74 reviews 74 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

On my recent visit back to New York where I used to live I visited one of my old favorites, Osteria Laguna, not once but twice: for lunch and for drinks after work. The place is slightly up-market, still casual in a stylish way. The food is good (especially the pizza). I also love to go to the bar after... More 

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coral springs
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47 reviews 47 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This came recommended. Great choice took our reservations for 7 without any problem. Excellent quality of food and great atmosphere.

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Found this place on the way back to our hotel, we got seated reasonably easily but we were out of peak time and when we left it was extremely busy! The service was excellent, water glasses filled up regularly and you did not feel like you were being hustled out! The food was lovely, I had Mushroom Risotto and it... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 via mobile

This was our second visit to Osteria Laguna and it did not disappoint. We were seated right away in the back away from a lot of the noise from the front. We started with a Caesar salad (split) and my husband had the baby octopus. We split the pappardelli with lamb ragu...the pasta was a little chewy, but the ragu... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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134 reviews 134 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

After a tiring day my wife and I didn’t want to go far for dinner. This restaurant, directly across the street from our hotel, the Westin New York Grand Central, had good Trip Advisor rating so we stopped in for dinner at 6:00 Friday evening. The host greeted us and took us to a nice table in a corner. Clara,... More 

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Spring, Texas
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100 reviews 100 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Dinner here was very good. The service was exceptional. The restaurant was a little loud. Our party of four had different dishes. Every one liked what they had. I had lasagna that was very good. This is Northern Italian style food, so a little different than what you usually get, but good.

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Mirfield, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Jayne and I always dine at Osteria when we are in New York. It offers excellent value, great food and good service. The wine list is a tad expensive but the food is worthy of it. We had dinner here two evenings on this trip. Superb lasagne, pizzas, salad and cheesecake. Friendly staff and nothing was too much trouble. Highly... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 209 E 42nd St, New York City, NY 10017-5701
    (Between 2nd and 3rd Avenues)
  • Public Transportation: The 4, 5, 6, 7 & S Subways to 42nd Street/Grand Central.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: 212-557-0001

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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