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Osteria Laguna Restaurant

209 E 42nd St, New York City, NY 10017-5701 (Manhattan)
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Ranked #2,210 of 11,597 restaurants in New York City
Price range: $31 - $50
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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72% Recommend
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Sharon, MA
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110 reviews 110 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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
101 helpful votes 101 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
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
78 reviews 78 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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Charlotte, North Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

On Sunday they offered a fixed price $21.95 brunch. I enjoyed eggs Benedict, fries and a mimosa. My son had a chicken pizza that looked pretty tasty.

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Barrington, Rhode Island
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101 reviews 101 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Three of us had lunch here because of it’s convenience to our hotel upon our arrival. The food was fine, about what you’d expect from a slightly upscale Italian osteria. There were quite a few people at the bar, but very few at tables. Our server was a bit ambivalent but did her job. I wouldn’t go out of my... More

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Brampton, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Wow! What a lovely brunch. The staff was very attentive and friendly. The food was delicious. I ordered the waffles with strawberries and mascarpone and mom had the norwegian eggs benedict. Both were fantastic. Would definitely revisit this place.

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