Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Update On New Roosevelt Island Mexican Restaurant & Bar Onda Scheduled To Open In Summer 2017 - Experienced Owners Excited To Become Part Of Roosevelt Island Community

Received more information regarding the new Mexican restaurant and bar, Onda, scheduled to open at Roosevelt Island's 548 Main Street in the summer of 2017.

Image of Roosevelt Island's 548 Main Street Empty Storefront

As reported December 7:
... Hudson Related Retail LLC has signed a lease to bring a new contemporary Mexican restaurant and bar to 548 Main Street on Roosevelt Island. Onda will occupy an approximately 2,000 sq. ft. storefront in the Island’s retail center— known as the Shops on Main— and will be operated by D&D Restaurant Group. As the Island’s first sit-down Mexican restaurant-bar, Onda will serve authentic, rustic cuisine and offer both small and large plates in a modern setting. The restaurant, which plans to apply for a liquor license, is anticipated to open in Summer 2017....
According to a Hudson Related spokesperson, the owners of Onda are:
  • Dino Siamas, former partner at 151, Vue, Nero and Island Restaurant Lounge​ (LIC),​
  • Ike Gizas, former GM at Philippe, Jue Lan and S Prime Steakhouse and
  • Daryl Nisivoccia, current partner at The Diner in the Meatpacking​ District​
A spokesperson for D&D Restaurant Group added:
We are looking forward to opening Onda and to becoming a part of the Roosevelt Island community. We are touched by the outpouring of support and excitement for the addition of a modern Mexican restaurant to the existing offerings on Main Street, and will make more details available about our concept and menu as soon as we can.
Roosevelt Island residents are eagerly waiting

for the opening this summer of our new Mexican restaurant Onda. Margarita nights are already being planned.

Stay tuned for more info as it becomes available.