All’onda is a warm and inviting Italian restaurant in Manhattan located one block south of Union Square, drawing inspiration from the cuisine of Venice. Chef Chris Jaeckle received two stars from the New York Times, and was named Eater.com's Chef of the Year in 2014.
All'onda's wine list is focused on the winemaking regions of Northern Italy, and received the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence in 2015.
Italian, Contemporary Italian, Wine Bar
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
Dinner: Sunday 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Between 5th Ave. & University Place
$31 to $50
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Union Square L/N/Q/R/4/5/6
14th St (6th Avenue) B/D
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wine, Wine Bar
All'onda Ratings and Reviews
Excellent drink- we had a storm at sea a ...
Excellent drink- we had a storm at sea and it was amazing! The food was really enjoyable and tasty. The acoustics were also very good... lots of people but we could hear each other perfectly. Loved it and will be returning.
The food at this restaurant has been ver ...
The food at this restaurant has been very good to excellent since it opened a few years ago. This time the polenta with mushrooms was excellent and the branzino simple and very good. The wine stewards recommendation of wine was right on and at a favorable price. I regularly recommend this restaurant to friends.
They should do away w/ lunch at this pla ...
They should do away w/ lunch at this place - because people recommend it based on their dinner menu, and the lunch menu is a far cry. Also, there's a MAJOR construction project going on right now next door, very distracting - noise wise, smells wise, and more. Don't go here for lunch, total let down.
never on a sunday
Have been here before and loved the food. Last Sunday pretty empty and the service was terrible...drinks took 15 min...no one at the bar and just a few tables upstairs...food all way too too salty...maybe a sunday chef??? wait staff?? whatever not good
The biggest problem with All'onda is the ...
The biggest problem with All'onda is the size of the portions - they were tiny (and expensive)! I am not a big eater but I left hungry as did everyone else in my party. Also, I had the Purple Rain signature cocktail which was $16 and I think they forgot to put any liquor in it - I didn't even get a buzz. The place is nice and the service is good but if I leave a restaurant hungry, I do not go back.
I went to All'onda to meet up with some friends for dinner and from the moment I arrived, I just knew we were in for a great meal. The service is warm, attentive and friendly while the food was fresh, delicious and inventive. Would be going back again and again. This is a solid restaurant option in the city.
The only things that live up to the hype about this restaurant are the wine list and the service. The food is shockingly mediocre for a chef of Jaeckle's reputation. The clams casino was dry and gritty, the short ribs excessively salty. Very disappointed. No wonder tables are so easily available.
Nice, pleasant dining room. Service was friendly, attentive, excellent. Amazing wine list.
A truly outstanding evening in every way ...
A truly outstanding evening in every way. Chef Chris Jaeckle has created a wonderful combination of truly inventive food, an engaging and knowledgeable staff and a warm a friendly environment.
The Venetian and Japanese combination yields unique tastes with otherwise familiar ingredients. The special pasta had a wonderful, Italian inspired creamy sauce over ramen noodles...amazing.
The rice pudding infused with saki was also something very special. Don't miss this place !
Some dishes were good but others were se ...
Some dishes were good but others were seriously flawed. I expect much better at this price point. There were bones in the rabbit pasta with sour and off-tasting noodes. Pasta was too hard in another, and the dish had too much vinegar. Rice pudding tasted very weird. Olive oil cake was amazing though. Service and ambiance were fine.
The Bucatini with Smoked Uni is a Must Try
Love love love this place for a grown up meal with friends. Eating at All'onda is a lovely experience from start to finish whether I'm grabbing a bite at the bar or eating upstairs and I've been here probably a dozen times. Elegant happy hour cocktails are a plus but the food is the reason to come. Also it never seems to get too noisy to have a great conversation nor have I ever felt rushed.
A Major Disappointment on Second Visit
I'd eaten here when All'Onda was new and was impressed. But the restaurant seems to have settled into a routine of serving loud millenials trendy and expensive food. On my recent visit (early February 2016) the service was hasty and undistinguished. They won't seat you if your party isn't all present, and they want you to order drinks. Then if you have the misfortune to sit upstairs in the back, you can expect on a busy night not to be able to hear your companion talk. The noise echoes very loudly. Sit in the front if you possibly can. Yes, some dishes are quite good. But between the sense of being rushed, the price, and the noise, I'd say that a restaurant which once had the potential to be one of the Village's most special places has devolved into something more resembling a food factory. It's a shame, because the idea of a Japanese/Italian fusion at the high end is so appealing and unusual in this neighborhood.
We came here during RW and were very dis ...
We came here during RW and were very disappointed with the service. Multiple employees were unresponsive, unfriendly, or just unprofessional. In particular, our waiter seemed to be inexperienced at talking with customers and frequently left prematurely or created awkward silences when he was unsure what to do next. The food was great but the restaurant was crammed too tightly in many parts and the waitstaff could have been much better.
Not going again
After reading some unfortunate Yelp reviews about being rushed through the meal I still wanted to try this restaurant- menu looks good and liked the vibe. Not long after finishing our main meal we are asked by the maitre d to have dessert down at the bar...under the guise of "have a free drink on us" which really means "we want your table". This is not a cheap restaurant and its incredibly rude to be hurried through. We were actually 15 mins early for our booking and hadn't lingered over anything .
The meal was good, our waiter was fabulous and then it ended really poorly- won't be going back.
Came here for restaurant week! The offered their uni bucatini on the menu for $8 extra compared to the normal $38 price on the menu I'd call that a steal. The olive oil cake was deliciously decadent and slightly crisp. Really delicious food. The service was a bit subpar. Waiter checked on us a few times before it got busy then completely neglected us.
Went for restaurant week lunch. The restaurant itself was very well decorated, clean and had a good energy. The food was okay, but nothing special. It was ok for restaurant week pricing, but I would not return to pay full price. The chocolate mousse dessert was perhaps the most disappointing dessert I've ever had - flavorless and grainy. Overall, not a bad experience, just not a great one either.
Not a restaurant week "deal"
In hindsight, I should have read the other reviews and stayed away. A very poor offering for restaurant week.
The appetizer/1st course was a ramen soup.
The main course was a half sandwich! You can choose from 4 -5 different sandwiches, but a sandwich nevertheless. I had a roasted broccoli and cheddar I think.
Not well planned. Two heavy carb courses. Noodles and a sandwich. No other options.
Dessert = gelato.
Altogether not memorable or good. There was no deal here. They may have got a deal out of us.
We were very surprised that only the restaurant week menu was available for lunch and not the entire menu. Although the food was good, we would have liked more choice. This is the only restaurant we have been to that does not have a sugar substitute.
This is probably the third or fourth tim ...
This is probably the third or fourth time I come to All'onda. I have never had any problem with this restaurant until tonight where the service was absolutely unacceptable. Dishes were served one after the other without any time to breathe between two bites. Server was pushing us to finish faster and was reluctant to wait for a small moment before serving our desserts. Staff was very pushy, and clearly wanted us to leave so that they would go home. Good food but will not be back.
Restaurant week 2016
Went with my boyfriend and 2 friends, over all we enjoyed our dinner. All'onda has good collection of wine and spirit which is always good :) The quality of the food was good but not blown away. One recommendation: menu for restaurant week shouldn't be something you need to order for two. I don't mind paying additional for more expensive items on the menu , like the Uni Bucatini. But if you want to order short ribs, you have to order for two. This limits your opportunity to try different things if you go along or only go with one person. That being said, the short ribs are tender and portion size was big. Would go back again and try there other items on the menu.
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