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“3.5 stars - potentially wonderful”

Osteria Laguna Restaurant
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Ranked #1,022 of 15,768 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 31 - USD 50
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighbourhood: Midtown
Cross street: Between 2nd and 3rd Avenues
Transit: The 4, 5, 6, 7 & S Subways to 42nd Street/Grand Central.
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Nice atmosphere, nice food, nice waitress.
The reason I’ve marked it as 3 stars: it is not a cheap restaurant hence I’d judge it by higher standards, meaning if we order sparkling water and still water is brought - just replace...why did we have to insist the waitress ask management if we could order a half-sized portion for our picky daughter, after she initially said no children’s menu was possible and it wasn’t possible to adjust portion size (& corresponding cost) of dish.
Primary reason I would not return though is the “mandatory 15% gratuity” added to the bill and way one is invited to add something on top of that - I felt the implicit statement from the restaurant is that the diner is making some sort of unpleasant statement if they do not add to this.
The waitress was nice so I did add something but the way the bill was presented left a sour taste in the mouth.

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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

The food is exceptional and the staff were lovely, but the price was rather extortionate to be honest, almost twice if not three times the normal price of a meal in new york. It’s a lovely authentic Italian restaurant, and the desert menu is great in that they bring a platter with all the deserts, making the decision easier, but for me it was not worth the price. It is for that reason that I wouldn’t return.

Thank AmeliaHope
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Reviewed 29 March 2018

There are great choices on the menu. Well made, tasty, generous servings. The veal scaloppini was really good. The service was warm and thoughtful. Good gluten free options..

Thank Frances4612
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Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

We found this restaurant by chance , it is quite big we were at the rear where it was quiet. We did not have a reservation and luckily there was space. The waiting staff were attentive and helpful . We had the mozzarella caprese which was very tasty the cheese was soft. I had the chicken scaloppine al lemon. It was a big portion.i would recommend this restaurant

Thank Jocelyn D
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Reviewed 29 March 2018

They deserve 3.5 stars based on their duck alone, but overall the menu is not exciting - and as far from authentic Venetian cuisine as you can get. Service was friendly and efficient, and the welcome was warm. The wine list is a rip-off. A bottle of Nebbiolo that retails for about $15 was $50, so don't expect any bargains. One standout on the menu was the duck with honey, rosemary and fennel. It was prepared just perfectly. Their polenta was a total disaster - avoid it at all costs.

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Thank Michael P
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