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.
Great food and atmosphere! Very friendly staff. This place has a very unique design, siting poetry. We will definitely come back.
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.
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
A great restaurant.
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.
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.
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!)
Good food but very overpriced. The service was slow, we had to remind the waiter several times about the item he forgot to bring.
Disappointed!!! Poor service, mediocre food, cheap decor
outstanding service, quality food, served hot, great decor.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This guys need to learn the cuisine which they serve.
Very good authentic food. Would return again.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Honest Russian cuisine with Ukrainian and Georgian touches. Same you can find on Arbat Street in Moscow. Good selection of authentic vodkas.
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.
food is really bad lately, otherwise consistent...no life music or shows like they used to do. Overall, it got much worse over years.
The entire experience was OK, but not memorable. We went because we had a Groupon. Even with that discount, it was just OK.
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.
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.
We made reservation on open table, we travel pretty far to the restaurant and it was closed.
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.
Beautiful place. Service was great, food was mostly excellent. A little pricey but comes with the territory. Would visit again.
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.
Intimate Birthday dinner with friends!
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.
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.
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.
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
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.