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Osteria Laguna Restaurant

209 E 42nd St, New York City, NY 10017-5701 (Manhattan)
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Ranked #2,143 of 11,623 restaurants in New York City
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: Manhattan
Cross street: Between 2nd and 3rd Avenues
Transit: The 4, 5, 6, 7 & S Subways to 42nd Street/Grand Central.
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73% Recommend
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Alexandria, Virginia
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73 reviews 73 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The best thing about this restaurant is the atmosphere. Nice, open air place with sidewalk seating. Enjoyed that. Beautiful decor. The food was very average, though. Ordered a pizza with watery sauce and bland toppings. Service was incredibly slow. The waitress was lovely and she apologized profusely about the slow service. It was clear that they had far too few... More

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Astoria, New York
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30 reviews 30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

Went to this wonderful place for the first time tonight and loved it! The atmosphere is great,beautiful bar, generous portions and very reasonably priced for Manhattan. I found a new place in midtown!

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Hull, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Reasonable prices for New York City. Our party of three enjoyed their entrees except for the lasagna which was very dry.

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Sharon, MA
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111 reviews 111 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

A group of us had an after-work light meal that turned out to be better than expected: excellent antipasti and salads (the insalata mista con parmigiano was especially good), tasty pasta dishes (ravioli di ricotta al pomodoro was our favorite), and decent coffee and desserts. Considering that this stretch of 42nd Street doesn't have the most exciting fine dining choices,... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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153 reviews 153 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

My daughter and I arrived in NYC tonight, tired and hungry, having travelled all day. After checking into our hotel, we asked the concierge for recommendation for a casual dining place that serves great food. She recommended this restaurant, which is an easy walk from our hotel (The Library Hotel near Grand Central Station). It is located on 42nd St... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

This looked like a little hole in the wall from the outside. The pasta is homemade and the lamb ragout sauce was out of this world. Melted in your mouth and reminded me of my grandmother's. The decor was a little dark but fine for dinner. The dessert tray was filled with profiteroles, creme brûlée, mousse, selection of gelato. Out... More

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Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014 via mobile

I recently had lunch there with a friend. Upon arriving, we asked to be seated at the vacant table at the entry, and were told that it was reserved. Upon asking whether it was possible to reserve a specific table, the answer was that it was reserved for the owner. We were led inside and, amidst the many other vacant... More

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Surrey, Canada
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We visited on May 23, 2014 at a 10:30 PM seating without a reservation. Had a nice meal. Food and wine list (with excellent italian wines) were above average but not exceptional. At the end of the meal, my wife paid the cheque and excused herself for the washroom. The waiter collected the cheque, returning moments later to ask if... More

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Mannheim, Germany
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41 reviews 41 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

The Osteria is an Italian restauran which has higher prices. The menu is excellent (also the wine selection) and covers classic italian food and fish. The servive is fast and the prepared food really good.

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

My family and I stumbled across Osteria Laguna on a recent visit to the city. We were really impressed with the food and service. We had a delicious meal. Really liked the atmosphere and surroundings of this restaurant. If I ever get the opportunity, I will make a return visit.

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