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About 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.

391 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10014
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Russian, Fusion / Eclectic, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

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

Cross Street:
Waverly Place

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 924-8001

Website:
http://www.oneginnyc.com/

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.

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.

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

Executive Chef:
Gregori Kishkin

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: (212) 924-8001

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

Onegin Ratings and Reviews

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3.8

service

3.8

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3.9

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3.7

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65% would recommend it to a friend

Comfort Food (5)
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Casual (4)
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Fit for Foodies (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Bar Seating (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Special Occasion (2)
Notable Wine List (1)
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Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Healthy (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
People Watching (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Romantic (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 8, 2018

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

Tags: Great for Brunch, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Healthy, Comfort Food
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 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.

Tags: Casual, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: People Watching, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Comfort Food, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

This guys need to learn the cuisine which they serve.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Very good authentic food. Would return again.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 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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 (Toronto)·Dined 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.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 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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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 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.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 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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 (New York Area)·Dined 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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 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Late-night Find, Cozy
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 (Tampa)·Dined 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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 (New York Area)·Dined 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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 (New York Area)·Dined 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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 (New York Area)·Dined 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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 (Houston)·Dined 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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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Russian-authentic. Period.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 21, 2017

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

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Intimate Birthday dinner with friends!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Late-night Find, Bar Seating, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 18, 2017

Quality Russian food and nice ambiance;
We got Groupon which was an excellent deal.
Service was attentive and prompt. I got Russian staples borscht and chicken Kiev which were both excellent. They also have a variety of infused vodkas.

During the week it's usually quiet and one can easily talk, on the weekends it turns into nightclub with DJ

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 15, 2017

One of my favorites. Been there many times and will keep on going. Sophisticated, tactful service, no pressures. Just pleasant to be there. Food is great, too, especially in cold weather.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 10, 2017

The groupon menu is terrific, good food at an excellent price. We keep coming back for the (salmon) caviar and crepe starter. Fantastic! I tried the vegetarian entree for the first time. It was really good. And the glass of red wine included was excellent too

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 10, 2017

Fantastic cuisine with outstanding service. The music was disco/funky at my early evening dinner.

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 (Omaha)·Dined on May 5, 2017

Our waiter showed a lack of knowledge about the menu. He did not seem interested in helping us and misspoke about several of the food selections and drink items. His English was passable, so it wasn't a language barrier, just a lack of knowledge. Not very professional. Food was hit-and-miss for us, but maybe, could have been great with a better waiter.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 12, 2017

The appetizer was very good. The main course and dessert were fine, but TBH nothing spectacular, perhaps we just chose the wrong items. I would definitely try it again.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 29, 2017

Great tasting food - the vodka pairing is a bit adventurous but works - service was very polite but also slow

Tags: Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 28, 2017

Had coupon for two free five-course meals with three vodka pairings. Portions were large, good selection to choose from, and waitress/ who was also bartender, was friendly but did not offer too much information on the Russian cuisine we were having. She was good to prepare what we didn't eat in carry-out containers, so we left a really good tip. My biggest complaint is that the infused vodka, while very tasty, was not served ice cold. It was poured well in advance of being served and was tepid, at best, and mostly room temperature by the time we got it.
We would go again.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 13, 2017

In the mail, we received an invite for a complimentary 5-course meal for 2. We couldn't believe it and our expectations were not high. Well, we were in for such a big surprise and treat. Every course was delicious and they included a vodka infused intermezzo between three of the meals. Great wine list, too. Highly recommended even if you have to pay. The prices are reasonable.

Tags: Bar Seating, Authentic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 13, 2017

Interesting menu and plentiful portions. Food is pretty good but was really disappointed when my glass of wine had a lot sediment on the bottom, which didn't seem noteworthy to the waiter. The music gets loud a little later in the evening so be mindful if you're hoping for quiet conversation.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 19, 2017

Russian cuisine. Great dumplings. The chicken Kiev and beef stroganoff were delicious. Sample the infused vodkas.

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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