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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)
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Bexleyheath, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went there with my wife, you was seated very quickly and they took your drinks order very quickly, followed by your meal orders, the meals arrived within about 25 minutes after being taken, the meals very very nice, the restaurant is about a 10 minute walk from Grand Central Station, what you must remember is that you have to put... More 

Thank GarryW36
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just finished watching Kinky Boots on Broadway and walked the streets before heading back to our hotel (Westin at Grand Central). Our daughters were hungry by the time returned and NO places were open for dinner...even Starbucks was closed! It was a little past 11 but Osteria accommodated our pizza order x 3 for take out and the pizzas... More 

Thank RoJoBolton
New York City, New York
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For more than 2 years I have business luncheons and meetings with friends in the Osteria. It's a great place hidden alon the 42nd Av. Staff is very very friendly (thanks ladies @ checkin !) and tables are very clean and organised (with great selection of Italian breads). The menu has a lot of delicious Italian dishes, and the wine... More 

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Farnham, England, United Kingdom
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92 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived late in New York and went here on the recommendation of the concierge at the Barclay Hotel - a very good recommendation. The food was very good and a sensible portion size that suited adults and children alike. The calamari as a starter was delicious. The mains of various pizza and pasta dishes were likewise very good. The wine... More 

Thank CM_Farnham
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164 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A number of authentic regional dishes on the menu. Had the Pappardelle with lamb which was pretty good. By the glass wine selection was surprisingly quite limited for a restaurant like this...though noticed most in crowd were not drinking wine. Extraordinarily fast and hard working woman managing the bar--really should have been two there, but interesting to watch her keep... More 

Thank Artemus_Gordon
New York City, New York
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved the food and the service was excellent. Servers were nice and also very polite. Drinks were good also

Thank Bestmami
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I cannot fault this place. Popped in for a quick Saturday meal on my own. Chilled, friendly, and food was ecactly what i wanted at fair price for area. Not pretentious....just honest. Very impressed with the wine. Giving 5 stars as there is so much rubbish in this area, you wont get ripped off here, and i left feeling relaxed... More 

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River Edge, New Jersey
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123 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A late business lunch (fortunately because this hopping eatery is a bit loud during regular lunch hours.

Thank Ken B
Bordesholm, Germany
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

The Osteria is a good Italian restaurant. We went there late I the evening for a small dinner and took the bruschetta - good taste. The waiter was very friendly and fast, overall atmosphere was also good. Prices are ok.

Thank KnutP3103
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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68 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

Walked in one weekday night w/ a small group and had a terrific meal. Large menu, great selections, everything we ordered was really good and the staff were lovely. I sent other people there the next night and they had an equally good experience. I highly recommend it.

Thank EMBMaryland_DC

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $50
Italian, European, Pizza
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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

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