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Osteria Laguna Restaurant

209 E 42nd St, New York City, NY 10017-5701 (Manhattan)
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Ranked #2,145 of 11,642 Restaurants in New York City
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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: 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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English first
Ardingly, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

As it was Labor Day, most of our preferred options were closed and our hotel recommended this place. I will not pass on this recommendation. Nice room but noisy and the staff is pleasant but the food is average at best. Certainly not authentic. I'm sure there are better places to try if you're willing to look a little further... More

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72 reviews 72 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I was recently there with my son visiting colleges and we needed to get a quick bite but wanted some good food. When we arrived at 12:30 on a Friday afternoon, we herded back to a corner of the restaurant with a bunch of other people despite the fact that it was empty. It also took ten minutes or so... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

While the hostess at front was aloof, the meal, the ambience and the waiters were terrific. It was a beautiful late afternoon in August and they opened the doors to the street I had the mozzarella and tomatoes as appetizer. The mozzarella was amazing. I then had the salmon cooked rare over spinach. Perfect. I love the Italian country feel... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

The food was great! We had the lasagna and it was delicious! Best one we've tasted! The restaurant was very clean and the staff were efficient! We liked it so much we went back 3x in 1 week! Great experience!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I recently dined at Osteria Laguna while staying at the Westin Grand Central (it's right across the street - literally!). It was a last minute decision on the way back to the hotel after work, and I was by myself looking for a good, easy meal. I was seated very quickly at a table across from the bar. The good... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Very good value both food and service - try the pizza! Just across 42nd from the Westin grand central

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Vienna, Virginia
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65 reviews 65 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Nice atmosphere, not too stuffy. Homemade pastas were great and appetizers were generous and very tasty. The mussels and clam appetizer in a tomato, non-spicy sauce was first rate and my homemade pasta with lamb ragu was very nice. My business associate had the lobster ragu with pasta and also raved about it. Wine selection by the glass was somewhat... More

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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Had dinner here, it was a bit pricey but the food was okay. The service was not too bad. Though it was going to be a one-time visit...and that is simply because there are so many other eateries to try! Besides, we left with a feeling of - 'twas okay, but not great. Would I revisit / recommend this eatery?... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
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80 reviews 80 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 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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