Seaport Newbies - Onda and Made Fresh Daily
- financialdistrictresident Jan 7, 2009 02:38 PM
Last night I wandered across the street to Onda (contemporary Latin). Always on the lookout for a dining options besides Acqua and Table Tales (or leaving the neighborhood). . . Now on to the food:
I nibbled on bean dip and warm flatbread while I asked Ciril for his suggestions and sipped my wine. Lots of wine by the glass, limited wine list (reasonably priced) with Chilean and Argentine wines.
*Flat bread with smoked duck, manchego cheese + porcini spread, sherry cherry. Delicious. (Thinking Rayuela now . . .)
*Wild striped bass ceviche - citurs sauce, jalapenos, red onion, passion fruit sorbet - light, fresh - very good.
*Crab & arepa salad - sweet corn arepa, jicama, papaya, organic arugula, crab and lime vinaigrette - very good.
Two glasses of wine and the 3 small plates were $48 without tax and tip. Onda might be too good for the neighborhood. A step above Salud! and a bit reminiscent of Rayuela. Might even invite my SO here.
229 Front Street
(No delivery yet - let's hope Executive Dining or Seamless Web changes that soon.
Apples and oranges here: grabbed a late luch "to go" today at Made Fresh Daily. Whiter and larger but vaguely reminiscent of sorely missed DoDo (was on South and Peck Slip). I had the carrot ginger soup and curried tuna salad on whole grain toast. Very good and FRESH. Sandwiches in $7 - $9.50 range. They also had Doughnut Plant donuts and some good looking cupcakes. Luckily I passed on all things dessert-ish.
Hours 8-5 (so if you want coffee after Jack's closes it's Barbarini or maybe Financier)
MADE FRESH DAILY
226 Front Street
Went back tonight with a friend and had proseco (no coffee service yet) and shared a chocolate dessert. Very nice. There are three desserts (including tres leche). Wine list is not as limited as I thought, found the page with Italian and Spanish wines. No lunch service yet. Not sure if they will deliver, the food may not travel well . . .
Went to Onda again last night. They will be open for lunch starting March 11th. Lunch menu was not available yet. We received a 50% off lunch coupon yesterday.
Went to Made Fresh Daily again today. Had the spicy grilled cheese with chipotle onions. Very good and of course, made fresh.
PS This is not a good place if you are in a hurry because they make everything to order. There are a few tables inside and the place has a good vibe.
Went to Onda last night. Tried dishes I had not had before. Was disappointed to see the flatbread with smoked duck was off the menu, now there is a version with steak. It was one of their best apps and a personal favorite.
As I watched a small group of professionals drinking and possibly ruining their careers (shoes off, grabbing, etc.) I nibbled on the warm bread with dip (always good) and sipped a glass of Malbec.
I had the croquette (cheese inside) with salmon on top. It was good. I also had the Dominican roasted sweet plaintains. The sauce was interesting and a bit unexpected with a hint of clove and cinnamon. Not sure I'd get these again, but they were both good.
I had the red curry quinoa with mixed mushrooms, asparagus and peas. Delicious! Nice layer of flavors between the spring vegetables and heat of the curry.
Finished with an espresso and a complimentary limoncello.
PS The fishless ceviche sounds very creative and maybe I'll try that next time.
Good to know that Made Fresh Daily carries Doughnut Plant donuts,especially since today is National Doughnut Day.