Brunch at Onda

After spending a ridiculously long time at Yankee stadium Friday night watching the 15 inning game, we awoke to a beautiful Saturday morning with absolutely nothing to do.

It was such a sunny day we decided to head down to the Seaport and walk around a little and find a brunch place. We walked off the main drag on Front Street and stumbled upon Onda- a new Latin place. It looked kind of interesting and there was a nice table outside that was available so we stopped in.

They had a special going that day for $4.00 Mimosas, Bloody Mary’s and Bellini’s. I can’t turn that offer down so I ordered a very nice and refreshing Strawberry Bellini.

Look at that color! They used fresh strawberry puree and it really made the cocktail wonderful. I could have drank about 10 of these things!

After we placed our order they brought over a nice basket of crispy cheese sticks. The cheese sticks were kind of plain but the sauce they came with was absolutely scrumptious. Chickpea puree, olive oil and a little bit of chili powder were absolutely delicious together on the crispy bread. Yum! I want to make this at home!

For my main course I ordered the Avocado Salad.

I was hoping this dish was going to have a little bit more than just frisee lettuce but it ended up being perfect. A huge mound of avocados was surrounded by pumpkin seed, almond pralines and manchego cheese. For some reason everything in this dish just worked. The vinaigrette, the pumpkin and cheese. I pretty much licked the plate clean.

Mr. T’s dish was also a winner. He ordered the Colombian Arepa and Poached Egg.

Okay first of all, look at how beautiful this dish is!!! Such vibrant colors with the green and red, it was almost too pretty to eat!

The poached egg was accompanied by a nice big piece of chorizo, creamed spinach and crispy little bits of bacon. This dish rocked!!! Possibly the best brunch dish I have ever had. The creamy spinach complemented the spicy choizo and salty bacon perfectly. The only thing wrong with this dish is that there wasn’t more of it!!! So freaking good.

So overall we really enjoyed Onda. Everything tasted super fresh and our service was very friendly and efficient. If I lived downtown I would eat at Onda every weekend- seriously! I absolutely loved it. It may be my new excuse to hang out near the Seaport a little bit more..

Mr. T and I left very happy and set off to the next adventure in what turned out to be a very exciting day…..

Onda Restaurant