Onegin: New York City’s Latest Russian Hotspot.

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Open : October, 2011

Location: 391 Sixth Avenue

New York NY 10014

Telephone: 212.924.8001





Owner: Alex Shapiro

General Manager: Jacob Ryvkin

Manager: Noelle Birk

Executive Chef: Lovely Sandou

Cuisine: Russian Fusion


Onegin Bar

Onegin - Food Shot (Blinis)

Located in the heart of Greenwich Village, Onegin has become New York City’s latest hotspot to enjoy fine Russian cuisine. Inspired by famed Russian novelist Alexander Pushkin’s remarkable tale of Eugene Onegin. This Russian eatery invites guests to enjoy a unique dining experience reminiscent of 19th century St. Petersburg at the height of the Russian czar’s. With its lavish menus, elegant décor, and daily events and specials, Onegin maintains a balance between traditional Russian opulence and contemporary New York City charm.

The décor features a Retro-Eclectic concept. So it’s smoked sturgeon accompanied by  crystal-chandelier light. House-infused honey-pepper vodka from a bar made of 200-year-old Ukrainian birch and … well you get the idea.

Walk past 19th-century carriage seats and into the brocade dining room. The drink of choice is vodka. It is available in a glass and accompanied by baby sour pickles or by the bottle, carafe, or cocktail. Besides the copious list, there are assorted flavored options: the horseradish-version is delightful. The wine list is short and fairly priced.

The kitchen also sports New York City’s only operational Russian pechka, a wood-burning furnace, traditionally used to heat a czar’s castle. Tributes to Pushkin, have been etched around the restaurant’s ceiling and walls.  And you will adore the gorgeous portraits on the ceiling.

Order with care, and you can have some good food at Onegin.  Specialties include House Smoked Charcuterie (House-made lamb sausage, house kielbasa, roasted pork loin & rosemary-dijon roast sirloin served with home-made horseradish, mustard and marinated garlic sprouts; Salad “Olivier,” the infamous Russian Potato Salad dressed with dijion aioli; Bite Size Cabbage or Meat Pierogi, Hot from Onega’s signature brick over, these miniature pies are the ultimate Russian comfort food.

onegin Bite-Size Cabbage or Meet Pierogi

Blini with Red Caviar Sour Cream and Chives arrive as light, thin crepes to be filled and rolled around salmon roe, chopped egg and sour cream. Bread is delicious and if you sample but one dish, let it be the best Siberian Pork and Veal Pelmeni imaginable, tossed in melted butter and garnished with sour cream.

Entrees include the fabled Chicken Kiev: Boneless chicken breast pounded and rolled around cold herbed butter, then breaded and fried. Served with mashed potatoes, grilled scallions and sautéed cherry tomatoes and of course, Beef Stroganoff, as well grilled lamb chops and seafood..

For dessert, go with the Halva Parfait and you will be delighted. Don’t miss the terrific tea sampler, served from a pot, in tall glasses with cherry preserves.

Onegin is private-party-friendly and, as a restaurant/cum/club, offers other treats, such as Romantic Karaoke Night,  Every Tuesday at 10:00pm and Burlesque Fridays, Every Friday night starting at 9:00pm. Enjoy your dinner, drinks and beats with resident DJ Lilia Moon. There is Happy Hour Weekdays from 4:00pm to 7:00pm ($5 beer, wine, and house cocktails along with other bar specials).

Onegin - Cocktail (1)


Onegin Bar

onegin Dining Room - Front

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Sample Menu



18% gratuity will be added to parties of 6 or more
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Starters & zakouski
Chicken Liver Pate with Dry Fig Confiture 12
Delicate pate served with grapes toasted baguette
Blini with Red Caviar Sour Cream and Chives 24
Blini Rolls with Cured Wild Salmon 20
Blini with Paddlefish (Black) Caviar 1oz. 49
Pickled Assorted Vegetables 16
Russia’s favorite vodka chaser
Marinated Wild Mushrooms 12
Foie Gras Mousse 24
Rich, Decadent mousse of foie gras, toasted baguette & blueberry onion marmalade
Grilled Back Tiger Shrimp Cocktail
Lightly brushed with basil pesto served with a cocktail sauce
Chilled Seafood Cocktail 50
Dozen blue point oysters & grilled black tiger shrimp cocktail
Fillet of Cured Herring 12
With buttered young potato and red onion
Pavlovsky Cabbage Salad 12
Minced Sour Cabbage with Sunflower oil, cranberries and Spanish onions
House-Smoked Charcuterie 24
Smoked bacon, home-made kielbasa, brick oven roasted pork loin and, roast sirloin.
Herring in a Fur Coat “Shuba” 14
House-Smoked Fish Delicacies 26
Smoked sturgeon, wild salmon and escolar
Cured Pork Belly “Salo” 14
Blue Point Oysters on the Half Shell 1 doz. 36
Sweet & Nutty Atlantic Oysters served chilled with a cocktail sauce
Farm Salad of Seasonal Vegetables & Feta 14
Add spice aged dried beef “basturma” 5
Long Island Duck Salad 18
Mesclun with cashew nuts & sweet potato chips, dressed with sour cherry balsamic vinaigrette
Country Garden Salad 14
Your choice of sour cream or unfiltered sunflower seed oil
Russian Potato Salad “Olivier” 12
Laurdon Salad with Poached Egg 16
Circus frizee with rendered bacon & crumbled goat cheese, topped with a soft poached egg
Roasted Beet Salad “Vinegret” 12
Three Cheese Salad 18
Artisanal mix of frizee, arugula, radicchio and endive with goat cheese, blue cheese & brie
Black Tiger Shrimp Salad with Avocado 24
Russian Borscht 12
Served with garlic bread “Pompushka” & cubes of beef
Porcini & Barley Soup 12
“Svekolnik” Chilled Summer Borscht 12
Russian Smokehouse Stew “Solyanka” 12
Savory, smoky, zesty stew of the finest cuts of smoked meats with lemon and olives
Traditional Fisherman’s Soup “Uha!” 12
Served with a savory rastegai
Beets, chopped radish, hard-boiled egg, cucumber & scallion
With a side of sour cream
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Traditional Russian Dumplings “Pelmeni” 15
Choice of Siberian, chicken or veal. Served with sour cream
Traditional Ukrainian Dumplings “Vareniki” 15
Russian brick oven & hot appetizers
Seared Foie Gras 24
Topped over a wine poached pear
With a wild berry port reduction
“Kulebiaka” Fish Pie 16
Russian counterpart of the French pate en croute Filled with rice, onions and chopped hard-boiled egg
Pan Fried Potato with Wild Mushrooms 18
Chef selected mushrooms sautéed with caramelized onions over an iron skillet of pan fries
Pan Fried Potato with Chanterelles 26
Mushroom & Escargot Juliens 16
Duo of creamy cheese topped baked casseroles
Fish Cake with Red Caviar & Bechamel Creme 16
Delicate fish cake of salmon & Chilean Sea Bass
Crisp Soft Shell Crab 19
Over Veggie Pasta topped with a zesty sweet & sour coulis
Stuffed Cabbage “Golubtsy” 14
Bite Size Cabbage or Meat Pierogi 14
Hot from the Brick Oven these mini pies are the ultimate Russian comfort food
Oysters Rockafeller 18
Blue Point Oysters Baked with creamed spinach and leeks with a parmesan crust
Chicken Kiev 26
Served with mashed potatoes and grilled scallions
“Pozharsky Cutlets” 26
Seared Ground Chicken & Veal Patties with Mashed Potatoes and Mushroom Cream Sauce
Russian Beef Stew “Zharkoe” 24
Traditionally prepared in a Russian Brick Oven served in a Clay Pot with Golden Potato
Braised Beef Short Ribs au Jus 24
Tender slow braised beef on the bone with truffle barley risotto and grilled endive
Double Bone Lamb Chops 32
Grilled to perfection with a side of baked sweet potato, broccoli, asparagus & rosemary wine reduction
Beef Tenderloin “Stroganoff” 26
Creamy strips of beef with mushrooms, pickles and a side of mashed potatoes
Whole Chicken “Tabaka” 24
Press fried Cornish Hen topped with garlic butter, side of pan fries and grilled corn
Spice Glazed Roasted Salmon 26
Creamy lobster mashed potatoes & a vegetable bouquet
Honey Glazed Chilean Sea Bass 32
Creamy lobster mashed potatoes & a vegetable bouquet
Crisp Red Snapper 32
Fried to a delicious crisp, served whole with a side of spinach mashed potatoes and parmesan tuille
Grilled Branzino 28
Grilled whole & served with a side of grilled vegetables
18% gratuity will be added to parties of 6 or more
391 Avenue of the Americas * New York, NY 10014 * (212)924-8001
Warm Apple Strudel with Vanilla Ice Cream 12
Home Made Napoleon with Bavarian Crème 12
Home Made Honey Cake “Medovik” 12
Chocolate or Vanilla Ice Cream with Berries 10
Raspberry Sorbet with Berries 12
Fruit & Berries Petite 22 Large 40
Berries Rosette 14
Strawberries “Onegin” 12
“Sirniki” Russian Cheesecake 12
“Smetannik” 12
Two-Tone Chocolate Mousse 12
Chocolate Marquis 12
Classic Crème Brulee 12
Halva Parfait with Cashews and Hazelnuts 12
Sour Cherry Vareniki 12
Ambient Cheese Platter 20


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