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Summer Switcheroos: All’Onda Turns Into a Wine Bar

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The acclaimed Jeffrey Chodorow-backed Union Square Italian restaurant is switching the style up

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Daniel Krieger

The main dining room at All’Onda is closed, and now chef Chris Jaeckle is serving an abbreviated menu in the downstairs bar space that includes two pastas, four panini, six skewers ($3 apiece), and snacks like chicken wings and meatballs.

Jaeckle tells Eater that they are experimenting with a more casual vision of All'Onda that will leverage their expansive Northern Italian wine selection. Things have been historically slow in August and the chef says that most of the restaurant's regular customers tend to eat in the bar area anyway, so this move makes sense logistically. Whether the restaurant switches back to more formal dining in September remains to be seen. If the concept proves popular, it may serve as the foundation for a new direction.

The restaurant opened two and a half years ago with a menu of ambitious Japanese-Italian fusion fare that impressed the critics. Check out the new menu below, and if you happen to stop by this week, let us know what you think.

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