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Osteria Laguna Restaurant

209 E 42nd St, New York City, NY 10017-5701
+1 212-557-0001
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good47%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (52 reviews)
“pollo al” (4 reviews)
“breadsticks” (8 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 23:30All hours
Italian, Pizza, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
209 E 42nd St, New York City, NY 10017-5701
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fabulous, buzzing & inviting ambience, staff helpful & quick. The complimentary selection of breads with olives at the start is always welcome! I wanted a light dinner, so I had a bruschetta pomodoro and an insalata con spinachi e pere. Both were absolutely terrific. Bruschetta...More

Thank KaloPerasis
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Today was my 5th visit to Osteria Laguna. My first visit was at 2001, so it’s 16 years now. I’m happy to say that the level is kept high. Good service and great food. This time I had the beef carpaccio and the special cannelloni...More

Thank Benamard
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The first time my family went to this restaurant, we loved it. We sat by the window and enjoyed looking onto the street at night, had good food, and nice service. We had one dish we all especially loved, some sort of goat cheese quesadilla...More

Thank sydtheglobetrotter
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was close to our hotel so thought we would give it a try. Food was great had a real home made feel and atmosphere was good The waiter wasn’t and never bothered with us but was attentive to other guests Shame as if we had...More

Thank Amy W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Osteria Laguna, sits a few blocks from Grand Central Terminal and the Chrysler Building two of my favorite structures in NYC. This was a business lunch and one of the parties was a frequent diner. Food is excellent of a party of five not one...More

Thank Chimesboss
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had lunch at this restaurant during a busy afternoon. It represents a fine dining experience through its presentation of the food served, many excellent choices of appetizers, pasta, entrees and desserts. It was very crowded during the lunch hours and loud which made for difficult...More

Thank Eileen P
Reviewed 7 November 2017

I have found this place by coincidence, as was staying at Westin Hotel which is in front of it, and had a great surprise, the food is very good, but you have to try their "Polenta", it is a must. Service it is good and...More

Thank rubenpedrov
Reviewed 2 November 2017

We decided to try this place after seeing a play and before going back to Grand Central. Three of our party of four decided to get the spaghetti alle vongole but two of us decided to have it with orecchiette pasta. The last person chose...More

Thank HarryRCT
Reviewed 1 November 2017

We booked on a moments notice on October 28th. Service and food were great. The restaurant is close to Grand Central and we were staying at the Hilton Grand Central so it was a short walk. We had been out sightseeing all day and was...More

Thank Live4love4travel
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

This restaurant was a disappointment all around. Initially they brought the wrong wine (2015 not 2013) and then the first bottle of 2013 was corked. My veal was good the pasta side arrived five minutes late and only after I asked. Won't go back given...More

Thank Jon L
This is the iconic New York that so many visitors
imagine before they visit—spectacular skyscrapers like
the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building,
iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal
and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop
hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is
a shopper's heaven where you can find every kind of
store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the
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11 November 2016|
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Response from GarryW36 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry cannot answer that question, pop onto their website it may be on there
6 November 2016|
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Response from DiploNico | Reviewed this property |
It can be crowded on Friday nites, better to make a reservation in advance. And do not forget to check the dessert menu.
7 June 2016|
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Response from Rencat22 | Reviewed this property |
I didn't notice a children's menu. They seem very nice and I noticed one couple had a baby with them. You could always share a pizza or other food.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
17:00 - 23:30
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
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-557-0001
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