All’onda

All'onda

My new favorite Japanese Style Italian “All’onda” 

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I was dining here on the first night All’onda opened and you can definitely believe the hype; the decor and atmosphere was sooooooo lovely *(^_^)*.  The bar and  the communal table is on the first floor, and there are two different dining rooms with cute private booth tables upstairs. Chef Chris Jaeckle created a menu that is Venetian-inspired with Japanese influence. I was lucky enough to meet Chef Chris to ask him some questions. He told me that he used to work at Ai Fiori and also Morimoto which makes perfect sense because I noticed All’onda was using a lot of Japanese spices such as miso, soy, yuzu koshou, shio konbu, and they had three dishes that had Sea Urchin. I was dining here with two other Japanese restaurant critic friends from Tabelog. We ordered the perfect amount for the three of us. Two seafood appetizers, two pastas, and two entrees for all to share. New York City has a lot of Italian restaurants,  yet I was very impressed with All’onda’s menu. We tried one third of the menu and everything I had was delicious, memorable, and had such pretty plating. I highly recommend you to go to All’onda before it gets hard to make a reservation. The place is perfect to have a group dinner or intimate date, but my favorite seat is the four person booth table upstairs. My recommended dishes are the Razor Clam with Sopressata Fine Herbs Miso, Kampachi with Red Kuri Squash Pepperoncino Soy, Rigatoni with Aged Duck Ragu and  Treviso Chocolate, and the Guinea Hen with Parsnip Shio Konbu Foie Gras Sugo. One disappointing dish was the Sea Urchin Pasta… maybe I had too high of an expectation. It was a little too lemony and the portion was too small. I am giving 4.5 hearts overall and I can’t wait to go back again.

All’onda         22E 13th (5th Ave.), NYC

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Guinea Hen – parsnip, shio konbu, foie gras sugo $27 ♥♥♥1/2

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Razor clam – sopressata, fine herbs, miso $11 ♥♥♥♥

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Kampachi – red kuri squash, pepperoncino, soy $16 ♥♥♥♥

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Little neck clams with salsa verde and bacon ♥♥♥♥

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Rigatoni – aged duck ragu, treviso, chocolate $18 ♥♥♥♥

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Bucatini – smoked uni, spicy bread crumbs $19 ♥♥♥♥

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Monkfish – sea urchin polenta, squid ink, arugula $25 ♥♥♥

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Jerusalem Artichokes – brown butter, soy capers $7 ♥♥♥♥

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me & VLee at All’onda

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L’Artusi

 

 

L’Artusi                  228 West 10th Street, New York, NY 10014

L’Artusi is owned by the same people who run Dell’ Anima  in West Village and L’Apicio in East Village. I blogged about those two places in the past and they are both fantastic Italian restaurants but I must say L’Artusi is all time my favorite. This place got a  great foods and sleek atmosphere. I always choose random entree and pasta dishes but my favorite apettizers are Scallop Crudo and Roasted wild mushrooms with fried egg. I don’t have any favorite pasta but they are known for fresh pasta dish so you should  order at least one pasta dish.

Ps – The place is two story restaurant so you should let them know which room you prefer when you make reservation. I like both upstair and downstair (^_^)

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Roasted Mushrooms pancetta, fried egg, ricotta salata $17 ♥♥♥1/2

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Roasted Mushrooms pancetta, fried egg, ricotta salata $17 ♥♥♥♥

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Dayboat Scallops sea salt, olive oil, lemon espelette $15 ♥♥♥♥

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Sweetbreads ♥♥♥

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Brusseles sprout with ricotta salata $? ♥♥♥1/2

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Arctic Char – Broccolini, pancetta, lemon $28 ♥♥♥

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Roasted chicken – Hen of the woods $22 ♥♥♥

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Garganelli mushroom ragu, ricotta, salata $17 ♥♥♥

 

 

L'Artusi

Morandi

Morandi

 Always great time at ”Morandi”

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Morandi is located at next to my favorite butique Project 159 in west village. Place is always super busy and great outdoor seat. Morandi is owned by the same people who run Pastis and Pulino’s and Balthazar.

www.morandinyc.com      211 Waverly Pl, ( btw 7 Ave & Charles St ) NYC

Overall Food Atmosphere Price
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Calamari alla griglia

grilled squid salad with peppers, capers & olives $13 ♥♥♥1/2

Linguine alle vongole
with clams, white wine & green garlic $18 ♥♥1/2
large tube pasta
with spicy sausage ragu & smoked mozzarella  ♥♥♥1/2
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Stinco d’agnello brodettato lamb shank glazed with lemon – pecorino sauce & artichokes $27 ♥♥1/2

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Fusilli con granchio e pomodorini piccanti spiral pasta with spicy crab & cherry tomato ragu $21 ♥♥

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Babbo Ristorante e Enoteca

www.babbonyc.com      110 Waverly Place New York, NY 10011

 

I was here for my bff birthday dinner. Six of us ate a lot & drink a lot!!! Always great food & wonderful time at Baboo (^_^)””

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Fennel Dusted Sweetbreads with sweet and sour onions, duck bacon and membrillo vinaigrette $29♥♥♥♥

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Grilled Octopus with “borlotti marinati” and spicy limoncello vinaigrette $15♥♥♥♥

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Warm Lamb’s Tongue Vinaigrette with brown beech mushrooms and a 3-minute egg $13♥♥♥♥

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Warm Tripe “Alla Parmigiana” $11♥♥♥♥

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Grilled Lamb Chops “Scottadita” with broccoli rabe pesto, grilled onions and lemon yogurt $34♥♥♥♥

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Charred Beef Tongue with white beans, escarole and grain mustard $29♥♥♥

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Rabbit with brussels sprouts, parsnips, babbo pancetta and carrot vinaigrette $29♥♥♥

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Pappardelle Bolognese $21♥♥♥

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Spaghetinni w/ One Pound Lobster & Spicy Budding Chives $? ♥♥♥(

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Goose Liver Ravioli with balsamic vinegar and brown butter $24♥♥♥ (this is half size pasta cuz we share…)

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main dinning room

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Pumpkin Maple Cheesecake with toasted pecans and saba $13♥♥♥♥

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Pistachio And Chocolate Semifreddo $13♥♥♥♥

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Warm Apple And Fig Budino with caramel apple gelato $13♥♥♥

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Chocolate Hazelnut Cake with orange sauce and hazelnut gelato $13♥♥♥

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Cheer to my girl “Happy Birthday Girl!!!! We love you”

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classic sugar stick with cuppuccino (^_^)”” My MUST

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