All'Onda
All'Onda

All'Onda

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.allondanyc.com/
  • Phone: 2122312236x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
    Sunday: Closed until after Labor Day
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary Italian, Italian, Wine Bar
  • Executive Chef: Chris Jaeckle
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Please contact us at info@allondanyc.com for catering info.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 5th Ave. & University Place
  • Public Transit: Union Square L/N/Q/R/4/5/6
    14th St (6th Avenue) B/D
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Please observe all parking signs when parking on the street near All'onda. Parking is available at Brevoort Garage, 21 East 12th Street between 5th and University. Another entrance is on University between 12th and 13th Street.
A word from All'Onda
All’onda is a modern Italian restaurant in Manhattan near Union Square. Venice is the inspiration for Chef Chris Jaeckle and Restaurateur Chris Cannon.
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All'Onda reviews from OpenTable diners
98 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.3
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
82% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (68)neighborhood gem (46)special occasion (32)hot spot (28)notable wine list (23)romantic (21)good for groups (18)late-night find (12)vibrant bar scene (8)great for lunch (6)scenic view (2)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • The definition of neighborhood gem
    PeterVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    A stylish. small, excellent spot hidden in currently crowded 13th street near 5th. We've attacked the menu and there are no disappointments. The two-share short rib and whole branzino are really great. We have been up and down the starters now and none disappoint. Go try All'Ondra
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Excellent but pricey
    rstrVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Excellent modern Italian restaurant. Very interesting wine list: you can have excellent Italian wines under 50 USD, which is rare in New York. One star less on the overall evaluation, because pastas were priced as main courses and portioned as appetizers. I am not fond of very big portions, in particular in this kind of establishment. I mean, I'd love to have pasta AND a main course. But looking at the price of pastas it did not occur to me that this would have probably been the best option. And yet, doing that would make the restaurant too pricey.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic per usual
    Ssa1234VIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Consistently great with great service and great dishes
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Pasta
    josepho
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    One of the best pasta restaurants I've ever been to. Out of the 4 pasta dishes I have tried, they have all been perfectly cooked, and absolutely delicious. Also not overpriced considering how good it is.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • expectations met
    UESiderVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    All'onda was as a delicious as I heard/thought it was going to be. Pastas were awesome, apps were great. Bit of an asian fusion flare to the menu which is a nice change from other italian in the neighborhood. adorable spot in union square--would happily return.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic
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  • Excellent
    OrlandoVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    My girlfriend and I had a wonderful dinner this past Saturday. The meal was perfect and we found a wonderful wine for under $50. Actually there were quite a few wines under $50. The waiter was ok, but she didn't spoil the meal.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good but not compelling
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Restaurant design looks good but is a bit awkward and a bit noisy. Food is decent but generally not really exciting. The one outstanding aspect of the restaurant is the wine list - terrific selection of unusual, reasonably priced Italian wines.
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  • Outstanding Italian experience
    freemaxou
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Awesome food Incredible italian wine list Great service Perfect location
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    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • Outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    It's rare to find a restaurant whose interior is as excellent as its outstanding food and whose servers are as knowledgeable as ours was. My friends and I can't wait to go back.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Really fantastic. Service very courteous but a bit confused at times, maybe still in training. But rest was executed perfectly
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wow
    PeterVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Had not been in since the "friends and family" period when the gas line was not installed. What they can do with a little gas! We started with Hamachi and Lumache -- oh boy. But the short rib for two was sooooo good and big that we actually took 1/3 home (happily). Sorbets excellent but beware because the lemon may change your mouth shape forever.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A favorite new find
    Sophie
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We went to All'Onda for the wine list and to celebrate two birthdays and we were not disappointed. The food was excellent, staff was outstanding (particularly the sommelier) and we had the best prosecco I've ever tasted. We will definitely return!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Big on heavy
    nyfoodsnobVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Food is very good here. A little disappointed with their pastas. Very unique combinations but extremely heavy flavors.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lovely Place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Food was delicious and service couldn't have been better! Struck the perfect balance between casual neighborhood and fine dining.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fabulous
    Lorelei
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We came in for my birthday dinner. between the two of us we tried something from each section on the menu. Everything was so tasty and unique. The waiter was very helpful with the wine selections. The atmosphere was great; modern and fresh with a really great NYC vibe.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • great food & service
    ManhattandinerVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Had a lovely dinner there on Friday. The garganelli, calamari and stracciatella were all delicious! Service was really good, too - friendly and attentive.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Great meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    This was a second visit. First visit was 2 people, second was seven! Both were great. Very interesting choices and something for everyone. On our first visit we ordered the "Top Hat" and liked it so much we asked for the ingredients and the bartender gave us a written recipe.
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    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice spin off by Ai Fiori chef
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Excellent food in casual Village atmosphere . Interesting cocktails. Space is a little weird, but worth returning to.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic
    OldtimenewyorkerVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Chef Chris has outdone himself. Don't miss the tuna or the chicken liver crude. To die for! Great wine list as we'll. hidden gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food
    Era101
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    I was eager to try out All'Onda since it opened in January. The menu looked enticing.....I was not disappointed. Appetizers were a decent size and the calamari was fried but flavored outside of the norm of an Italian restaurant. Two sides especially the pea shooters were excellent and probably only appear in the menu during season. My husband and I shared the Brazini for two and it was good [I would have preferred slightly rarer]. I was surprised that since we were across from each other at the table that they didn't offer to split for us. I asked, they complied and deboned and split into manageable portions for us to share. Chocolate sorbet the best I have had. Waitress was efficient and friendly. We will return to this restaurant.
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous pastas!
    evdinesout
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    We have dined at All'Onda three times and haven't made it past the pastas yet. They are wonderful. Peaky-toe crab Garganelli with a slight hot hit and crunch, succulent duck ragu, the best cavatelli ever.
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    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Great Find
    SeanVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Had great "mocktails" at the bar from a unique list offering. Then off to the table for dinner. Started with the Crudi tasting and every bite was delicious. Shared the Uni Pasta and was blown away by the dish's simplicity and complexity both at the same time. The smoked flavor of the Uni gave a great depth matched with the obviously home made pasta with a non-over barring sauce, which is hard to do for a cream based variety. The main was the Short Rib Risotto. This was truly delightful. The Short Ribs were served whole and fell off the bone with a myriad if complex flavors while the perfect Risotto was served on the side. Together both complemented each other. For desert, both the Hazelnut mousse and the Olive cake. A must visit!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Interesting combinations
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Second time there, food is very good but the combinations are a bit strange at times. Some of the fusion elements did not work. One thing that was very good was the crudo
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great! under the radar spot
    Ssa1234VIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    I don't know why more people don't come here and don't rant about this place. The roasted carrot with ricotta salad is out of this world I went back two days ina row for it. Perfectly charred carrots with nice balance of ricotta and salty parm. Host recognized that I came In two days in a row. Not many people here for lunch but a couple of tables.Another item that must me ordered is staticiatella w salsa verde and these amazing grilled toasts. It's on dinner menu but if you ask nicely they'll serve it for lunch. Really soo delicious. This and the carrot are must orders. Fish options are great too. Side orders are small but apsargus a miso I had once at dinner was phenomenal. Really this is a hidden gem more ppl should be talking about it
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • i adore this place
    tdm1VIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    me and all my psychoanalytic friends eat and drink here with gusto! Jay the bartender is amazingly charming. The pastas are super memorable--the flavors are enticing and unique. run don't walk!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Tasty pastas
    RussVIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    The pastas are very tasty here. No need to order any meats or fish. Stick with the pastas and apps.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Maybe a bad night?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Food would have rated 3.5 had we not been served an order of porchetta that came nowhere near its namesake. It was all fat, not even a bit of meat--basically inedible. We've had porchetta in Greve, Panzano, and other Tuscan towns and this resembled that not at all.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Love all' Onda. Disappointed that they did not have sea urchin boccatini that night. Something about a red wave and they were compromised during the ocean's act up. Service was a bit spotty tonight but food so good it doesn't matter.
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    fit for foodies
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  • Lives up to the buzz
    TheoVIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    It's almost a SNL parody--Italian Japanese fusion--but they make it work. While I was disappointed that the bucatini with uni was 86'ed (shortage apparently), that disappointment went away as soon as I tried the lumache with a healthy portion of succulent duck ragu and my partner's short rib tortelli. With appetizers, the pasta dishes were hearty enough for an entire meal. We had the crudi tasting. The hamachi & tuna were beautifully prepared w/ delicate flavors that complemented the fish well. But the sardine was disappointing -- a little too fishy and under-seasoned. The carrot appetizer was brilliant--& I hate cooked carrots.The sommelier really knows his stuff and recommended the perfect demi-sec for a hot summer eve. Well done!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sadly v quiet but amazing pasta
    suthersVIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Came here for lunch on my birthday the other day. Sadly there was only 1 other table in the restaurant but I don't know why as the food was v good. The pastas were better than the mains but we really enjoyed everything. Our server was very friendly and wine by the glass selection good too. We will be back for dinner soon!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    Luv2dine
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Had a bite at the bar first which tasted like it was prepared in the morning. At the table, our salad was delicious but when the fish came it just smelled and was not good. The sides were good enough but very small. Not worth going at all.
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  • Portions!
    PRIZERVIP
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    Smallest portions I've ever seen in my life, combined with no bread = leaving hungry. Thr $50 market price uni pasta was delicious, but at that cost, I think more than a fist-sized serving (at lunch, admittedly) would have been warranted.
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  • This Place is a Find
    NYCSCHVIP
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    I stumbled onto All'Onda while looking for something new to try with friends. It lived up to its reputation of online reviews and more. From the get-go we had a great experience - the bartender was friendly but professional and made us some homemade liqueur called Chamborisette (sp?) that was amazing, and then the food was outstanding. I had the pasta which was perfectly done with a duck ragu and my dinner companions had fish and a veal chop respectively. All 3 dishes were wonderful even though each was so different than the others. Am definitely looking forward to a return visit soon.
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    fit for foodies, romantic
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  • overall
    rcmd
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Small portion high price presentation poor service poor and pretending too be venetion cuisine far from that.
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  • All'Onda all over the place
    Golem212VIP
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    I don't like to be negative, and I appreciate when restaurateurs work hard to please their customers, but a recent visit to All'Onda left much to be desired. To be fair, the management was generous and gracious when olive oil splashed all over my shirt, when the wrong entree arrived, (I don't think they charged us) and a glass of wine was well past its prime (they cheerfully provided a new one.) I think the space is nice and the people are willing. As for the execution, it's time for a training exercise! We appreciated not being charged for a missed order, but would much rather pay the price for food and service as ordered.
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 63 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
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