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All'onda

22 E. 13th St., New York, NY 10003 40.734687 -73.993162
nr. University Pl.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-231-2236 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Italian, Seafood
  • Price Range: $$$

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Official Website

allondanyc.com

Hours

Sun-Thu, 5:30 p.m.-11 p.m.; Fri-Sat, 5:30 p.m.-midnight

Nearby Subway Stops

4, 5, 6, L, N, Q, R at 14th St.-Union Sq.

Prices

$16-$29

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Bar Scene
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Good for Groups
  • Hot Spot
  • Notable Chef

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Recommended

Profile

Chris Jaeckle and Chris Cannon, two alumni of Michael White's pasta empire, have partnered up and opened their own Italian restaurant near Union Square. All'onda's housed in a gorgeous, bi-level space: The downstairs leaves ample room for drinking at the bar (or grabbing a bite without a reservation), while the upstairs is outfitted with comfortable booths, dim lighting, and sleek wooden rafters. It's stylish but not too fussyand the food and the friendly, relaxed service matches the vibe. Like Charlie Bird or Estela, this restaurant works for both special occasions and a casual weeknight meal. You'll definitely want to sample at least one of the six pastas, and the best of the bunch is the bucatini with smoked uni and spicy breadcrumbs. The name All'onda actually refers to a style of soupy risotto, but the salty risotto nero with sepia, radicchio, and bottarga's actually the weakest pasta dish. Instead, opt for the lumache served in a ragù of aged duck, roasted livers, and, surprisingly, chocolate (it's not sweet, though), then topped with Treviso: The dish is hearty enough that it can pass as an entree. But the restaurant's real specialty is seafood, which shows through in the excellent monkfish dish with sea-urchin polenta, squid ink, and arugula. (If you're obsessed with uni, this is the place for you.) While the dessert menu's limited, the classic olive-oil cake with ricotta gelato is a perfect way to end the meal.

Recommended Dishes

Lumache with aged duck ragù, $18; monkfish with sea-urchin polenta, $25; bucatini with smoked uni and spicy breadcrumbs, $19

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