The team behind Osteria Laguna (and siblings Osteria al Doge and Osteria Stella) has a winning formula for upscale Italian dining. The spacious, sunflower-yellow space feels warm, even though it’s surrounded by skyscrapers and frequented by the business-casual set. The food, served on hand-painted dinnerware, is reliably tasty. Power lunchers will enjoy baby spinach dressed in red-wine vinaigrette and topped with walnut-crusted goat cheese, as well as heartier dishes like veal scaloppine and spaghetti tossed with lump crabmeat, tomato and basil.
|Venue name:||Osteria Laguna||Contact:|
209 E 42nd St
|Cross street:||between Second and Third Aves|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Fri 11:30am–11:30pm; Sat, Sun 5–11:30pm|
|Transport:||Subway: 4, 5, 6, 7, S to Grand Central–42nd St|
|Price:||Average main course: $22. AmEx, DC, MC, V|