Onegin
Onegin

Onegin

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.oneginnyc.com/
  • Phone: 2129248001
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 1:00pm - 4:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 1:00pm - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 1:00am, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 2:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Russian, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Fusion / Eclectic
  • Executive Chef: Gregori Kishkin
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Dancing, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Onegin offers a full line of banquet dining and catering options. We are equipped and resourced to cater any event from 10-1,000 people, offering a powerhouse of menu options, staff, service, and expertise. We have established contacts at many New York venues outside of our own, including but not limited to; The Waldorf Astoria, The Pierre Hotel, Cipriani NYC and many more. We are known for our attentive approach to events and though we are famous for our high-end enthusiastic demeanor, our prices start at $50 per person depending on logistics.
  • Private Party Facilities: At Onegin we offer diners the indulgence of private dining for parties up to 20 people at our Birch-Accented chef's table VIP which drapes off for an intimate dining experience. We are also available for private parties and events, with cocktail reception and open bar as well as our family-style feast "Zastolie" for parties up to 120 people.
  • Private Party Contact: Jacob Ryvkin 2129248001

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Waverly Place
  • Public Transit: Public transporation is easily accessible by Onegin: NYC MTA Subway: West 4th Street - Washington Square A B C D E F M Please check schedules
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Onegin offers Valet Parking to our patrons on the busy Avenue of the Americas. For Private Events upon request we can offer the option of pre-paid or Complimentary Valet for your guests as part of the package.
A word from Onegin
Onegin is where you'll go when your usual palace just isn't opulent, caviar-y or crazy enough. You'll find smoked sturgeon by crystal-chandelier light. House-infused honey-pepper vodka from a bar made of 200-year-old Ukrainian birch. And borscht. Delivered to your red velvet throne by butler-jacket-wearing waiters.

Whether you head to the aforementioned bar, or past 19th-century carriage seats and into the brocade dining room, all roads lead to vodka. Available in a carafe, a cocktail or the spiked fisherman's soup (next-level comfort food).

The rest of the menu comes courtesy of the city's only operational Russian pechka, a wood-burning furnace that would have once been used to heat a czar's castle. Now, it'll heat your quail on a stick.

And while you wait between courses of pike caviar and pork belly pâté, you'll read Pushkin, his sketches and passages from secret journals have been etched around the restaurant in goose feather quill.
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Onegin reviews from OpenTable diners
27 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
84% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (15)romantic (13)good for groups (13)fit for foodies (10)neighborhood gem (7)late-night find (5)vibrant bar scene (3)great for brunch (3)hot spot (3)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • Russian Food in The Village
    ase1707VIP
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    My wife and I have dined at Onegin several times and on this occasion the food was once again consistently good. This is an excellent Russian Restaurant in the Village and we enjoyed our dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice inside, Great Food + Service
    ruuafly
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    I am Russian and I tried several of the authentic Russian/Ukrainian dishes at Onegin - borsch (beet soup), olivier salad, golubtsi (stuffed cabbage) and vareniki (dumplings). They were all prepared to perfection! The decor and ambience in the restaurant is very nice as well. Servers were polite and attentive, without being annoying.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Good restaurant that is worth visiting for dinner or special occasion
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • CERTAINLY NOT WHAT WE EXPECTED
    kathy
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    THE RESTAURANT LOOKED WORN OUT AND TIRED. WE WERE THE ONLY PEOPLE THERE (THAT ALWAYS MAKES ME WORRY ABOUT THE FOOD TURNOVER). THE FOOD WAS JUST OKAY BUT WE WOULD CERTAINLY NOT RETURN. ..THERE IS NO VALET PARKING.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Love this place!
    KseniaQ
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Great Russian food, friendly stuff. I will definitely be coming back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ehhhhh, I should've passed!
    yesitsblondie
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I do not recommend Onegin. We were looking for a high-end Russian restaurant and the prices did not match the quality of food. We arrived at 5:30pm and we were the ONLY table on a Saturday night! By the time we left at 7:15pm, there were only four other tables. It was dead. I ordered a glass of sparkling Rose and it was stale. My boyfriend had an infused-vodka shot that he did enjoy. The appetizers were generous in size, but nothing I would want again. My entree was acceptable, my boyfriend liked his. The atmosphere was decent. Also, the service was not friendly and I felt the server did not go out of his way to make us feel welcome, esp. as he told me to "move my phone" so he could put a plate on the table!
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  • Good for goup of friends
    PAYPei
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    I came here because I purchased the Goupon deal for this restaurant that includes 2 appetizers, 2 entres, and 2 drink. I arrived at 7:45 pm, and was a bit surprise to find the was also a "lounge", not only a restaurant. The background music was rather loud for a huge place that had only about 10 patrons. The volume may be okay for a lounge but it was hard to carry a conversation. The waiters were friendly especially the main waiter, but the other one was absent minded - he took away my friend's menu despite we told him we had not ordered, and he took away our serving plates knowing that the appetizers seem to designed for sharing. The food was rustic and portion was huge. Both appetizer and entree are good for 1.5~2 people.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Russian delight
    kbahey
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Amazing infused vodka! Unique delicious foods! Love the decor as well. Great time! Would go again which is rare for me! I had the horseradish vodka and the seafood dish for 2. Stellar.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • real russian food
    BaltimoreanNewYorker2
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Onegin's borscht was excellent. Fish cake was a little salty side but it was so delicious. Also presentation was great. Don't forget to order chai because it was great experience to have real Russian tea, not Lipton.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 18 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service3.9
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 150 reviews are from the Onegin reviews archive.
  • Great Food, Great Service
    rada126
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Great food, the service was amazing. The atmosphere is very romantic and relaxed. Great place for a date, girls night out or just come in for some interesting flavors of the infused vodka.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Good Russian Food ...
    ase1707VIP
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Onegin is a restaurant where one feels that he is eating with the Tsars. I enjoyed a meal here the other evening with a business friend and we were both impressed with the decor. We also enjoyed our meal (I had the beef stroganoff) and we were able to converse in the quiet atmosphere of the restaurant. We both felt that our food was good enough to warrant a return visit.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • loud n proud
    legit
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    delish food. took time to get used to the loud music. comfy seats- living room style.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Early Evening Dinner
    kandyknuckles
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    We visited Onegin for dinner before a Broadway show. The food was delicious and the serving sizes were large (too large for one). The serving staff was attentive but a little lacking in warmth. The room is beautiful and the music playing in the background was eclectic and nice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Margo J. Romney's review
    Bar14VIP
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    I really enjoyed my time at Onegin. The waiter was friendly, I received my order in a timely manner and the food was delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    Beautiful space, with excellent food to match. Don't skip the infused vodkas, they are fantastic! The horseradish vodka is amazing, and the honey pepper packs a wallop. Went for lunch, was quiet and prices quite reasonable. Will definitely be back for dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great neighborhood find!
    LoraMVIP
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Hidden in the West Village, Onegin, was a terrific find! Food was really authentic, atmosphere had avery Old World vibe... Even the waiter hardly spoke English. He was abje to make great suggestions regarding the menu, and nothing disappointed. The borscht was amazing and the beef stroganoff the best I've ever had. Definitely returning!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Russian hot spot
    Diamond2288
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    Great location, nice interior, delicious food. Though it is a Russian restaurant the variety of food goes beyond russian cuisine
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing traditional Russian food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    I love the layout and the design of the place. Not exactly sure why it is in the west village area. The food was great! Seledka pod shuboi is so delicious, as well as vareniki and solyanka. The tea serving was in a traditional Russian cups. I was happy to bring my professor. He loved it a lot.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First round to the Russians!
    JimRVIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    This was our first time at a Russian restaurant and we were very pleasantly surprised. Other than a couple of hiccups on the menu (things they didn't have and made substitutions for without telling/asking), the food was very good. It was also creative and attractively plated. Standouts included the borscht, stroganoff (made with tenderloin), Zharkoe (traditional meat stew), chicken Kiev, meat pierogis and pelmeni (traditional dumplings). All together a very broad menu with something for everyone. The wine list was very good and, needless to say, the vodka selection extraordinary! A great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Czarist Russia in Greenwich Village
    DeliciousNewYorkVIP
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    We had the perfect birthday lunch at Onegin. The colors of black, white, silver, cream, with beautiful old script on the ceilings and tables gave a storybook feeling of stepping into a more elegant time. The resautrant was quiet at lunch, which I always love. The service attentive, but not intrusive. The Russian food authentic and delicious. A real New York place, imaginative and of the moment.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Music could be a bit softer,
    misstheclassicsVIP
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Music could be a bit softer, but was still reasonably quiet. Would like to have more authentic heavy Russian bread. But overall enjoyable experience.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great food, but...
    Holliecollie
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    You know service is bad when the blonde hostess can't take her eyes off her iPad. Waiter was disinterested. Food was terrific.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was good but not amazing.
    vicky
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Food was good but not amazing. Prices are high if you don't have a Groupon or some discount. As for the ambience, Onegin tries to be an upscale, classic place and a night club at the same time, which creates an interesting effect. Don't miss the horseradish infused vodka.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Quite good Russian food...!!!
    JunoonVIP
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Quite good Russian food...!!! After reading varied reviews, I was pleasantly surprised. The ambiance is a little morbid.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • So glad I tried Onegin
    travellerVIP
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Don't fill yourself up with bread, even though their bread and butter are really good. Appetizers are large enough to share. Sad I didn't save room to try dessert. Staff was super friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Uhhh...overpriced and not
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    Uhhh...overpriced and not that good. Went on a Tuesday. Mid-meal it turned in to "karaoke night"...I mean, what? The place was almost empty already, but listening to the same two employees awkwardly sing karaoke in Russian over an overly loud sound system, with the disco lights to boot effectively cleared out the rest of the establishment. It was pretty painful.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Extraordinary choices of traditiona
    FoundRussian
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    Extraordinary choices of traditional Russian fare....fantastic decor centering on the sad Onegin tale..definitely a night scene for the young too.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was excellent and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The food was excellent and the decor very pleasing, but know that this place is more of a supper club than a quiet, romantic restaurant as I thought it was from the website. Be prepared for laser lights and loud DJ music to begin at 10pm. I'd go back, but with different expectations.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I think this place is trying
    Cookaracha
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I think this place is trying to hard in it's pricing to be high-end, but the attention to detail and staff just aren't up to scratch for NYC high end standards. It's trying too hard to be sophisticated, when it's really not.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Decadent and fun
    GYA14
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I enjoyed Onegin more than I thought I would. I was worried about it being too loud, but an early reservation ensures that you can speak to your friends/date without having to yell over a DJ. The decor is great and everyone dresses up to go there. The food is delicious and decadent, especially the desserts. The infused vodkas are wonderful, but try some of the classic sipping vodkas, too (the Classic Beluga is amazing). It makes for a great evening, but I'd try it for lunch, too. Just be prepared to pay. It's worth it for special occasions. We had a blast.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was first time we've been
    Elmine
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    It was first time we've been at the restaurant. It's been a pleasure and unexpectedly great, food is delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FANTASTIC..
    DeKlari
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    Fantastic Restaurant. This place blew me away .... Everything about it was amazing!!! The service, the wine, the food is always perfection.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A truly Russian experience.
    Leelachka
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    The infused vodkas are a must-try. The food is also very tasty. I recommend the borscht. A bit overpriced... but I attribute that to eating out in New York in general. The ambience is great. The overall decor is beautiful and uniquely Russian. The service can be a little slow. But overall I would still recommend this restaurant. Great option for a romantic date.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cold Night Dinner
    liinnerwest
    Dined on 1/8/2014
    Went with friends for a Birthday celebration. Food is OK but not spectacular, at least what I had. My friend's spinach mashed potatoes were great but not hot enough. My veal stew was run of the mill. I have vareniki for an appetizer and they were delicious. The pierogies were not as expected - there were more like turnover (puff pastry with filling) instead of a dumpling.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Onegin
    Divit2
    Dined on 1/1/2014
    Food and service is always good here. Another enjoyable visit to this neighborhood gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Unforgettable birthday
    miskatia
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    The experience of dining in Onegin will be hard to forget! Beautiful decor of the restaurant, enchanting ambience, polite staff, and amazing food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rockefeller oysters!!
    MD24VIP
    Dined on 11/7/2013
    Omg I've been craving their grilled oysters...and I'm not an oyster or mussel kind of person. The red snapper was really good and so was the salmon my bf had. Def will be going back. Their cocktails are strong, but bc it taste good you won't notice it much.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great times
    MK34
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    Had my birthday with 2 other couples. Loved the food, service and music. I wish it had a dance floor since the music was awesome!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pretty food, terrible service
    Gabe1987VIP
    Dined on 10/10/2013
    Was so disappointed by the service at this restaurant.
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  • Very Good Russian Cuisine...
    ase1707VIP
    Dined on 10/9/2013
    My wife and I ate at Onegin the other night and it was very good. The beef stroganoff was outstanding as was the salmon which was fresh and cooked to perfection. There is a large bar scene there with more vodka than imaginable, but the restaurant is separate and conducive for a good Russian meal. We will return for the very good Russian food and the diverse menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.