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Osteria Laguna Restaurant

209 E 42nd St, New York City, NY 10017-5701 (Manhattan)
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Ranked #2,410 of 11,857 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $31 - $50
Sun 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Between 2nd and 3rd Avenues
Transit: The 4, 5, 6, 7 & S Subways to 42nd Street/Grand Central.
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Uppsala, Sweden
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101 reviews 101 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Nice average place, little sideways from Grand Central. Rather low profile, but nice food, well served on time, also the wine. Our waiter , very friendly and openminded person, speaking a lot of lenguages made the evening still better, beeing attentive, well organized and cunning.

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Katonah, New York
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48 reviews 48 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

There are not a lot of good restaurants in the East 42nd Street neighborhood. Osteria Laguna is an exception. It is pleasant inside, quiet, the food is lovely, the menu is good, and the service is attentive. Also, the prices are relatively moderate. A good choice if you are looking for a restaurant in this area.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Took my two teenage sons to NYC for Christmas (2014) and wanted to find a nice restaurant where they could eat good food on Christmas Eve and not break the bank. A friend suggested this restaurant and it was fantastic! Good atmosphere, decorated nicely for Christmas, and a very affordable menu. Just down the street from Grand Central Station. An... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

We ordered two pasta dishes, both of which arrived barely warm. I had to ask three times for a glass of water, which eventually arrived after our meal was served. Very disappointing.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Such a good restaurant‼️ Great food! Great pizza and desserts, soup, everything! Location is comfortable, service is amazing! The atmosphere and environment is clean, nice and pleasant!

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British Columbia
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59 reviews 59 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Ideally located for our needs. Pre-booked a table on the sidewalk so we could watch the street activity on a warm September evening. Dined a 6 so beat the rush but on the whole the restaurant was not busy. Signature fish dish is Mediterranean Striped Bass which my dining partner selected. The other meal was baby octopus salad and rib... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Went because of proximity to the hotel and without checking out any reviews, and the restaurant well exceeded our expectations. We ordered only main course, one ravioli and one risotto. Both dishes were absolutely superb: Pasta is home made, ingredients are all fresh, parmigiano of best quality, etc'; and a very talented chef no doubt. Portions are generous but it's... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

Close proximity to grand central station. Nicely appointed Italian restaurant with efficient staff. Menu has all the usual Italian fare (went there twice and also had a Thanksgiving menu which was very good). On second night, we had lasagna, pizza, and bruschetta. The lasagna could use more tomato sauce between layers but was good otherwise (fresh pasta). Pizza was also... More 

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Allen, Texas, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

A little dissappointed in the restaurant. Food is so so, service was good, location was close to the hotel. Would not have eaten there if it wasnt right across the street.

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Coatbridge, United Kingdom
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87 reviews 87 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Granted it was 17 years since we last visited (which was its year of opening), but we were disappointed. While the food was good and the table server tried hard we waited 45 minutes between starter and main course. When we spoke to the staff we were told that the delay was because of cooking the duck! When we explained... More 

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Additional Information about Osteria Laguna Restaurant

Address: 209 E 42nd St, New York City, NY 10017-5701
Phone Number: 212-557-0001
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Manhattan
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
Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
Cuisine: Italian

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