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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.
New York, NY 10014
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
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
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 transporation is easily accessible by Onegin: NYC MTA Subway: West 4th Street - Washington Square A B C D E F M Please check schedules
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Was looking for a Russian restaurant in NYC, Onegin got many good reviews. It was a bit of a drive from our Midtown Manhattan location, but not bad.
It is European cafe looking inside, tiled floors, chandeliers, cafe type tables. The food had everything from fois gras to Russian potato salad, caviar, to beef ribs. We had the beef stroganoff and the lamb chops, fois gras, and the potato salad. The potato salad was- potato salad. We were told it was a Russian household meal staple, so we had to try it. Good, but just potato salad.
The fois gras was served on a pear, which was interesting. The flavor was good, especially with the fruited compote that came with it, but it did not knock our socks off.
The lamb chops had excellent flavor, one was more done than other, but they were nice. Not top shelf, but satisfying. The beef stroganoff was the best entree, the tenderloin in it was tender, and the cream sauce was the best I have had out for stroganoff. It went well with the mushrooms and meat, and was very rich.
We had a little trouble understanding our Eastern European waiter, but he was charming and we muddled through. My husband tried the Russian vodka Beluga and enjoyed it. We were disappointed when they said they had literally no Russian beer at all, had all sold out over the weekend ( this was Monday).
All in all, it was an enjoyable experience, not as haute cuisine as we expected, but worth the trip.
Horrible first impression, we did not stay to eat. The hostess first seated us at a table less than a foot apart from another group and the restaurant was near empty. Moments later the hostess came back and told us we had to move claiming the table she first seated us at was reserved. Overall the staff was not friendly and since it was an almost empty restaurant at 7:30pm on a Saturday night we did not stay for our meal.
Had dinner with a friend and we both thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The food was well prepared and also well presented.
Our waiter was most gracious and satisfied all our needs very pleasantly and efficiently. All in all it was a great introduction to Russian cuisine and an overall pleasant dining experience. I will definitely return and try other items on their menu.....
As a former Immigrant from the Soviet Union, I am well familiar with the Russian restaurant scene in NYC. Onegin does an excellent replication of a typical South Brooklyn spot in the Manhattan setting. The food and drink selection is above reproach, but don't expect to have a casual conversation after 9pm. The DJ will crank up the electro beats up to 11, and you will be blinded by the strobes (and the flash going off for Easter European ladies taking selfies in their form-hugging dresses). The Vodka Infusion selection is lovely but tends towards the sweeter side (plum, peach, berries), which makes this place excellent if you want to have a wild birthday party, but not as good if your are a connoisseur of the infusions, looking for a quiet night on the town. Come here for fun, but not for business or a date.
Came on Friday night and the place was 80% empty.
Hostesses were borderline rude. Waiter unsmiling when he arrived ten minutes after we were seated. They need to learn about hospitality
Good vodka drinks and good Russian menu.
We ordered potato pancakes with duck confit...delicious.
Chicken Kiev ok and Beef Stroganoff rich and delicious.
Both entrees come with mashed potatoes and no vegetables.
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