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Osteria Laguna Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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209 E 42nd St, New York City, NY 10017-5701 (Between 2nd and 3rd Avenues)
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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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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New York City, New York
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70 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My first visit to this restaurant. Service was very attentive. Bread selection very good. Portions are enough to share. Pasta selection, including whole wheat and gluten free, was a pleasant surprise.

Thank Ita49
Los Angeles
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39 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have eaten here twice in the past week, and my food scores are an average of 5stars (1st visit) and 1star (2nd visit) - and I had the same dishes each time! I chose this restaurant because of its interesting menu: Italian but not like a hundred other Italians within a 10 block radius, many interesting dishes I didn't... More 

Thank eclectic_traveler043
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

hotel we were staying at recommend this restaurant and glad they did , lovely meal with good size portions in a nice relaxing atmosphere , nice selection of bread to start with and staff were attentive throughout

Thank Ben H
Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I booked a table before we left the Uk, which I advise. I wanted somewhere special to celebrate my mothers birthday. It was fantastic. Superb menu, & service. I made a request for a cake/dessert for my mom, & they delivered!! The waiters sang Happy Birthday, & presented her with a dessert with a candle. Best meal I ate whilst... More 

Thank daisyontour
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111 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

Arrived at the restaurant for lunch, the place is very large so we were taken to our table immediately. Everything we tried was delicious - the bruschetta, ravioli and lasgna were really good. Did not care much for the desserts though.

Thank Michal D
Lahaina, Hawaii
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67 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

Eaten here many times before. Had the lasagna which was excellent mainly because of the bechamel sauce they use. My wife had a disappointing minestrone soup. There was so much celery in it that it killed any taste. (Thus only four stars.)

Thank krazykane
Geneva, Switzerland
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile

I went to Osteria restaurant for a business lunch. I had a salmon salad and my colleague had a chicken salad. The food was fine, the service was very fast. I did not like the sitting as our table was in the far end of the L shaped restaurant with no windows or natural light, they managed to fit far... More 

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Bexleyheath, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

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 

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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016

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 

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New York City, New York
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$31 - $50
Italian, Pizza, European
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, Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions
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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