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Onegin

3.8
306 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Russian
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Russian, Fusion / Eclectic, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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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
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Phone number
(212) 924-8001
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Gregori Kishkin
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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.
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Private party contact
Jacob Ryvkin: (212) 924-8001
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Waverly Place
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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.
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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
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 306 People Are Saying
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3.8based on recent ratings
3.9
food
3.6
service
3.8
ambience
3.6
value
Noise · Moderate
63% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined 5 days ago

When my husband and I were running five minutes late for our reservation I called the restaurant to let them know. They told me that they did not see a reservation for me. When we arrived I showed them the reservation and we were seated with her friends. As our friends are Russian we let them order. The Russian food was good (in my non-Russian opinion) but the fish entrees were just okay. The service was a bit spotty and filled with attitude but I knew this going in. I’m glad I went as it was nice to have authentic Russian food with my Russian friends but I would not go back based on the service.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Come here every time while visiting New York City . The food is amazing. The infused vodka shots taste so good, you’ll want to try them all. Very friendly staff and great service.

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1.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Did not honor the reservation. Was told by hostes it would be $200 minimum to sit at the table.
Had to eat standing up at the bar.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Great food and atmosphere! Very friendly staff. This place has a very unique design, siting poetry. We will definitely come back.

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1.0Dined on March 26, 2018

I made reservations for this restaurant for 3 times, got cancelled 3 times in very last minute, for my last reservation, they didn't even bother to send a cancellation email to me, we went to restaurant that day, and found the restaurant didn't open for business in their regular opening hours without any notification on their door.

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1.0Dined on March 20, 2018

It was kind of weird to have a reservation for a birthday dinner, arrive on time and realize that the restaurant doesn’t work. So dissatisfied

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

A great restaurant.

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3.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Borscht and fish soup were excellent, veal stew was tasty, beef stroganoff had almost too much meat, and tons of sauce that was much too rich I couldn't eat too much of it. Mashed potatoes accompanying it were good. We were served white bread but when we asked for brown, we were served it. Our pinot grigios were fine. In the past I have had the chicken Kiev, and when I come back, I will order that.

Food was served at a good pace, waiter was very nice.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

The birch Martini was stunning and the foie gras the best I've ever had. The charcuterie platter is very generous so be warned. The berries and cream dessert was exceptionally good! We also loved the fabulous canopied chairs close to the bar that gave a sense of fun and privacy. The service was equally lovely and the recommendations were spot on.

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

A bit on the pricey side, but a great experience! Delicious Russian/European food and desserts, with a menu that features both variety and quality. Truly unique cocktails. Pleasant atmosphere and very friendly staff. If you're looking for a stylish place to meet with friends downtown, look no further. (Also very easy to find, literally across the street from the W 4th St. subway stop!)

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3.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Good food but very overpriced. The service was slow, we had to remind the waiter several times about the item he forgot to bring.

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1.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Disappointed!!! Poor service, mediocre food, cheap decor

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5.0Dined on February 8, 2018

outstanding service, quality food, served hot, great decor.

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3.0Dined on February 6, 2018

The place was empty, so it is hard to comment on sound levels. And also service, which was attentive but there wasn't much to deal with otherwise. We stuck to Russian dishes (the bulk are completely non-Russian, despite the name) and they were good, well-prepared and tasty. The one negative is the wine list, staggeringly pricey, even for the lowest grade. The mark up must be 500% ! Worth a visit but stick to the tea.

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3.0Dined on January 26, 2018

The menu has changed (for the worse) and the food quality has deteriorated over time. This used to be a great Russian restaurant, but there are many better options in the city.

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2017

Honestly the best meal I've had in a long time. Great theme, great service, fabulous meal with great dessert. Started us off with a surprise shot for the table, ended with delicious dessert and coffee. The appetizers were great, the bread was fresh, portions were just the right size and well flavored, not standard or under seasoned. Everything was cooked just right. Would definitely recommend.

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4.0Dined on December 28, 2017

We had a fun dinner at Onegin. We only order appetizers to share: Dumplings, salmon roe with blinis, potato pancakes with shredded duck and herring. All very good. The birch martini cocktail was very interesting. Worth a return visit. Casual atmosphere, so fun for a night out with friends.

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2.0Dined on December 28, 2017

This guys need to learn the cuisine which they serve.

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4.0Dined on December 26, 2017

Very good authentic food. Would return again.

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5.0Dined on December 22, 2017

Place was somewhat empty for a Friday evening around 7:00 but it filled in soon after. Food was excellent, including an outstanding Stroganoff, salad, pate and salmon roe blini. Decor is Old World funky and cool. Service was very good. Would go back.

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3.0Dined on December 19, 2017

Food was good as was the service, was unaware that there would be a work party so there was a DJ and it was quite loud. Overall still an enjoyable experience.

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3.0Dined on December 15, 2017

I was surprising some family and unfortunately we were not notified that there was a private party during our reserved time. We were seated in the bar/lounge which took away the enjoyment Onegin’s dinning room is known for. Great service and nice people. Will try again

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1.0Dined on November 27, 2017

Either they need to update their business hours or have the decency to call when cancelling a reservation. My boyfriend and I had a reservation for a Monday evening and nowhere on the website or OpenTable did it say it would be closed. Thanks for nothing.

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4.0Dined on November 18, 2017

The menu has been significantly reduced making it a somewhat less interesting place to go drink and nibble. I still like the horseradish flavored vodka. If you go for early cocktails the place is really quiet and pleasant to sit around and talk in.

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2.0Dined on November 7, 2017

Pretty heavy Russian menu - potato, rich sauce - so just be aware. Interesting ambiance. An attempt at a old world feel. Located in a great neighborhood. Easy access to the Village, LES. the infused vodka shots are worth a try. Would recommend getting a Groupon, to check it out with first.

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4.0Dined on November 5, 2017

Honest Russian cuisine with Ukrainian and Georgian touches. Same you can find on Arbat Street in Moscow. Good selection of authentic vodkas.

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4.0Dined on October 29, 2017

Onegin has a great menu even for a LivingSocial deal, which we used. The food was tasty, particularly the blinis and meat pierogi. Staff was friendly enough.

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3.0Dined on October 20, 2017

food is really bad lately, otherwise consistent...no life music or shows like they used to do. Overall, it got much worse over years.

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3.0Dined on October 17, 2017

The entire experience was OK, but not memorable. We went because we had a Groupon. Even with that discount, it was just OK.

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2.0Dined on September 26, 2017

Food was overpriced for the mediocre quality. Meats were well seasoned but generally overcooked. Service staff not particularly friendly either. It felt like they were doing us a favor.

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4.0Dined on September 5, 2017

Food was incredible, just like my mom and grandma cook. Unfortunately they didn't have the entire menu available that night so I wasn't able to try my favorite dishes. The prices are on the expensive side but the food and portions accommodated it well. We had the Groupon deal which made this a good bargain.

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1.0Dined on September 3, 2017

We made reservation on open table, we travel pretty far to the restaurant and it was closed.

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1.0Dined on September 1, 2017

We checked them out online first and decided it could be a great place for lunch . When we came lunch menu wasn't there at all and many items from the dinner menu were not available either. I'm sorry we didn't leave at once.

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5.0Dined on August 26, 2017

Russian-authentic. Period.

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4.0Dined on July 21, 2017

Beautiful place. Service was great, food was mostly excellent. A little pricey but comes with the territory. Would visit again.

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5.0Dined on July 9, 2017

Great place with a romantic Russian vibe. The noise level is very decent for a place in central Manhattan. Warmly recommended for a romantic dinner or to have a good evening out among friends.

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2017

Intimate Birthday dinner with friends!

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2.0Dined on July 7, 2017

Our waiter was amazing! If it weren't for him I would probably have rated this bad instead of fair. Actually the service in general was very good! It looks like it is going through a transition of ownership or management maybe? The waiters and hostess were dressed smartly, but the other woman (bartender maybe) was completely inappropriately dressed. The arrangement of the seating was bizarre as well. When we first walked in I thought we were underdressed, but then we sat down and could hear the obnoxious couple at the bar throughout our whole dinner. For a Russian restaurant, there were very few Russian offerings on the menu. The Borscht was good, but salty. The salad came out with very old and salty feta, a bizarre cilantro-esque dressing, and no olives. I ordered the lamb kebabs . . . they were sausages wrapped in a philo/tortilla type thing. The best part of the main course was the french fries. The spicy plum sauce was also good and at least made the 'kebabs' less dry. The napoleon supposedly homemade was old. All the light cream had saturated the pastry, making the entire dessert stale and clunky instead of light and airy. I soooooo wanted to like this place. I'm hoping that it is just in a transition because it could really be great.

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2017

AMAZING!! IF YOU LOVE DANCING AFTER EATING A GREAT MEAL - THIS IS A PLACE FOR YOU. THE ONLY ONE THING I DID NOT LIKE WAS THE NOISE LEVEL. I CAME OUT TOTALLY DEAFENED, SO TURN THE VOLUME DOWN, GUYS. OTHER THAN THAT - A PERFECT PLACE TO SPEND FRIDAY NIGHT WITH A DATE OR FRIENDS.

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4.0Dined on June 9, 2017

Service at the bar was great. The bartender was attentive and polite.
Appetizers and Dinner was served at the proper temperatures. Portion sizes were appropriate, not too large. Food was prepared well. Our server was very good at attending to our needs.

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