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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)
+1 212-557-0001
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11:30 - 23:30
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Hours:
Sun 17:00 - 22:30
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 23:30
Sat 17:00 - 23:30
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New York City, New York
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196 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I went here with a group of 10 or so, and while I enjoyed the food, I thought the service was very uneven. The waiters were slow to fill our water/wine glasses, and then brought appetizers and first courses at the same time, overwhelming the table with food. I had the Branzino as my main course, which was excellent, but... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came in from a cold NYC evening to a cosy and friendly restaurant.The service was very good (three different waitresses...) and the place was , unlike other NY restaurants, quiet and not presumptuous. The food was delicious! I had the Fritto Misto that was an extremely large and tasty first course , my only reservation was the red sauce which... More 

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houston, tx
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We chose this place based on location between 2 parties going out for dinner and were pleasantly surprised. Big crowded noisy place; sounded like everyone was having a good time. Good basic Italian food. Professional and seemingly veteran service staff. Very good prices for mid town Manhattan.

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Sydney
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant was 5 star from start to finish. We are a family of five with three teenage girls and sampled antipasto, salads, pasta, pizza and great desserts. The waiter was fantastic, the wine list was small with great Italian options. Wish we had more days in NYC to return as we certainly would. Wish this was my local Italian.

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Southbury, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to NYC for Christmas shopping. Looked for a good place to have lunch and got a good referral from one of New York's Finest on 42nd Street. We were greeted promptly with a smile and a warm welcome which is not always the case in New York. We were given a quiet table in the corner. Our waiter was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to New York on Christmas Day. We made reservations ahead of our visit. The restaurant was quite full yet our table was ready at the time specified. The staff are friendly and professional. The fried calamari was cooked just right - it was so tender and tasty. I ordered the mushroom risotto which was well prepared and finished with... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family and I went to Osteria Laguna for Dinner after a show on Sunday Dec.18. We walked up with no reservations and were greeted happily and seated right away. The atmosphere is cozy, elegant but not pretentious. They have a beautiful long bar , and for the size of the place it seems very quiet by New York standards.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Went here this past weekend on recommendation for great pasta and pizza and we were both thoroughly impressed by the food, as someone who loves bolognese this was one of the best I've had similarly with the pizza easily one of the best we've had. Furthermore the waiters were friendly and efficient. Will definitely return upon our next trip.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Just happened to find this gem on the way back to the Hotel. Pizza was awesome. The shrimp risotto was very good too.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Had a work lunch here last month and the food was excellent. The pasta fagoli was awesome. It looks small from the street, but has a big back room. I am looking forward to going back for dinner in the near future.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 31 - US$ 50
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:30
Monday
11:30 - 23:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 23:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 23:30
Thursday
11:30 - 23:30
Friday
11:30 - 23:30
Saturday
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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