Negril Village
Negril Village

Negril Village

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.negrilvillage.com/
  • Phone: 2124772804
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch/Brunch: Tuesday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm,
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 12:00am, Friday & Saturday until 2 am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Southern
  • Executive Chef: Marva Layne
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: Catering is available.
  • Private Party Contact: Liz 2124772804
  • Entertainment: Reggae Wednesday's featuring a live Reggae band every Wednesday in the dining room. Every night the Rhum Lounge features a Live DJ.
  • Special Events: Reggae Wednesday. Join us every wednesday in the dining room for live reggae music courtesy of the New Kingston Band. No cover. Drink Specials available.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between LaGuardia Place and Thompson Street
  • Public Transit: A, B, C, D, E, F & V trains to West 4th Street.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Metered parking is available on LaGuardia Place. Parking lot located on West 3rd St. bet Mercer St. and Laguardia Pl. Additional Parking lot on Thompson St. around the corner from Negril Village.
A word from Negril Village
Located in the heart of Greenwich Village, Negril Village promises to entertain your soul as well as your palette in a hip & classy environment. The latest installment in the Negril chain specializes in Nu Caribbean cuisine or what is dubbed “New York Savvy Caribbean cuisine”. The menu embraces the cooking styles and techniques of destinations such as Trinidad (i.e. Chicken Roti), Puerto Rico (i.e. Island Paella), and of course Jamaica (i.e. Jerk Chicken and Ackee). Set on two levels, the restaurants décor can be described as contemporary yet natural. The spacious dining room, on the upper level, boasts bamboo floors and seashell lined walls; while the Rhum lounge, on the lower level, warms you with its raisin interior, red lacquer floors, and in-house DJ. Live Reggae, Calypso, and Latin bands will further enchant you as you sip one of Negril Village’s many tropical drinks.
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Negril Village reviews from OpenTable diners
107 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.5
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (58)hot spot (53)special occasion (53)neighborhood gem (46)fit for foodies (46)vibrant bar scene (45)romantic (37)late-night find (35)great for brunch (30)great for lunch (29)kid-friendly (8)scenic view (4)notable wine list (2)Show More
  • one of my favorite restaurants
    sunnya305
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    It's great for a casual dinner or to celebrate a birthday, anniversary etc.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    The food was fantastic. I love this restaurant and absolutely would return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Horrible service
    Displeased
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The food was amazing but the service was very horrible. After waiting an hour before seating us we got to the table and ordered our food. It came out very quickly but our waiter was very abrupt and didn't smile. While we were eating our food I guess the manager came over and asked us if we can move our table bc he had to accommodate another party. We agreed bc he stated he would take care of our drinks. After ordering a round of shots we asked for the bill. Negril only took care of one round of drinks, I called the manager back over and he said he would only pay for one drink. I didn't argue with him I just have him my credit card and left. We were very displeased with the service and we will never return
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great brunch
    knp978
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    My first experience with brunch at Negril Village (been here for lunch and dinner before) and pleasantly surprised. Food was delicious and service was excellent. I would definitely recommend to other and will be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Best Caribbean Food
    Foodie1
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Dined with family and friends to celebrate my birthday. The food was delicious as I remembered from a previous visit and the ambiance cannot be beat. The night was even star-studded; spotted NICKI MINAJ having dinner!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just a night out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Went to Negril Village for my wife 32nd birthday. Made reservations, got there ten minutes before, and was seated right away for a packed house. We were seated in the lower level where the dj and dance floor was. The music level was just right and the dj was playing great reggae music. We
    Special Features:
    hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • F&B A+++ / Customer Service C+
    FoodyNYCVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    I always love the food and beverages at Negril’s and I always take visitors from out of town who love tasty Caribbean eats. The music, lighting and decor sets the tone for a fun filled evening and they have a dance floor underground which is nice to stop by and dance the night away after a wonderful dinner. However, my last visit was not the best in regards to service. One of the servers were placing a plate on the table and he was trying to slide my drink with the tip of plate, which he ended up spilling on my lap and then he immediately blamed me for spilling my own drink when my hands were not even on the table, much less my drink. I had to wait about 20 minutes before I received my other drink and by then, I could not even enjoy it
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice Way to End a Long Day
    RealQueensFoodie
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    After experiencing one of the most stressful days in work history, I meet up with a friend for dinner at Negril. The music was relaxing the food, although spicy, was great and the drinks were nice and strong. It was the perfect end to a crappy day.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • hmm.
    Kippsmithers
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    I've heard about this restaurant before. The portions don't add up to the menu pricing. That was disappointing.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Great food, service and atmosphere. Highly recommend
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappoints!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We have been to Negri Village several times and they never disappoint. The food was excellent the service was good and the ambiance inviting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love the Food!
    Excellent
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    I've been to Negril's a few times and every time I go, I'm never disappointed in the food. I went to celebrate my birthday with my sisters and friends. We all ordered different foods so we could pick off each other and try new things. Nothing was a disappointment!! I can't wait until my next visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pricey
    2pricey4regulardining
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    The entire experience was good, but compared to other Caribbean restaurants, this was over priced for the quantity of food they give you.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food and service!
    safoodie
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    The food was really good! Gabriel was a great server! We will definitely be back next time we are in NYC!
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love it!
    sweetaj
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I went here with my sister and friend to celebrate her birthday and we had reservations on a Friday night. We were late but they seated us right away, which was great. The food was excellent and the party downstairs was great with a great mixed crowd and lively dj. I would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great spot!
    Allygem
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    If you're visiting New York and have a taste for Caribbean food, this is the place to choose
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Food is Excellent as always! Definitely recommend this spot to anyone who loves Caribbean food.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good West Indian food
    Vincyboi
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Love this spot convenient location, good food, excellent service. Food comes out on time and no attitude.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    The food is impressive as usual but what blew my mind is I was there to celebrate my anniversary and they wished us a Happy Anniversary when we got there and then surprised us with a tray of sample deserts which the manager delivered himself!! Now that is great customer service
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    AshCraftVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    A friend and I visited Negril Village for Sunday Brunch! We shared the shrimp & grits and banana french toast. They were both amazing, simply delicious! We were pretty full, both decided to try the bread pudding for dessert. I'm not sure whether I enjoyed the bread pudding or the rum ice cream the most! On top of a great meal, our server and wait staff were amazing! They checked on us regular and made great recommendations when we asked about menu items. I will certainly be dining at Negril Village again, next time for dinner!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner @ Negril
    MissDee2013
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The food was AMAZING! This was my second time going and it was better than the first!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthdaygirl
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    The waiter was excellent. He made my birthday a little more special with dessert.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Island Food
    SupaSam
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    I can truly say that Negril Village is one of the best restaurants in New York City.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • A Gem! Flavor and Ambience
    JAMERICA
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    An elegant, multilevel West Indian restaurant with a lounge on the lower level that offers a delightful dining experience in terms of ambiance, and exceptional dishes! Meals were exceptional. We enjoyed guava glazed wings, sample plate of oxtail, jerk & goat with r&p. The salad (mango with walnut, blue cheese and sweet vinaigrette) was a bit drenched in dressing and I had blue cheese excluded but apart from this, Thank you for this experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed.
    Neka
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    I guess I went to Negrils with too high of an expectation. Customer service was GREAT. However The food was OK.. The can sodas were flat and $3 a can.. To top it off, A roach was crawling by our wall/seat . The host told the manager & the manager came over to apologize and took care of our bill + shots & desserts. Their customer service definitely outweighed everything. Even though I didn't have such a good experience and highly doubt I'll return for dinner , It was cool. Maybe I'll just head for the lounge next time :).
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Couldn't Be Better
    Apho
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Heard Negril Village was super for Caribbean styled food. We were not disappointed! Terrific wait staff...and although the place was packed (always a good sign) we were served very quickly and patiently...we had a lot of questions about the definitions of ingredients that we were not accustomed to and needed help! Food was delicious, cocktails amazing and service was terrific.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was great !
    Anji
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The food was amazing , the staff was friendly and timely !
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food
    luv2dine
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Had an hour wait but when we finally were seated the service was great and so was the food. Only wish the portions were a little larger, especially for the price.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great date night
    Luv2date
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    My husband and I had a reservation and were seated quickly. The food and drinks were unbelievably good! It's a little pricy, but worth the cost to have a memorable evening
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a Hit
    Redefinedivy
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    As always Negril Village was a hit! The food is great! The only thing is that it is always packed and the wait can be long even with a reservation. But once you sit down to eat the food, you forget the wait!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service .. Except ...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The service is great, I made a reservation on the phone but the hostess was very impolite and seemed like she didn't have time for me. In person there were two hostesses they both seemed friendly , I only suggest they work on their phone manners. (She was rude).
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Over-rated
    Lisa
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    ordered crab cakes appetizer and got two little crab cakes on a plate for $11. Talk about ridiculous. Food was not that great and waiters were rushing you out when there were only three tables being used. restaurant was empty. will not go again.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awesome!
    Bevy
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    It was my daughter's birthday, 20th, took her to dinner with my mother and sister. It was very lovely. The service was exceptional. Andy our server was very knowledgeable and friendly. He did an exceptional job. The food was very well presented and was so delicous. My sis had ordered the salmon and was about to doubt her order as she thought she should have done something jamacian. But one bite of the salmon and she was very glad she did. it was awesome. My 89year old mother was extremely satisfied. she smiled and said she "dont have to eat for days'. the appetizers, the main and the desert left with clean plates. We were all full. ONly needed a bed to sleep it off. lol. I will most definately recommend Negril Village and go again
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome Experience
    Isheedah
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Everything from the service to the food was extravegent!! Our waiter was so wonderful very helpful with the menu. Not to mention the chef came out to ask how was the food and to give a special Happy Birthday to the birthday girl. Awesome night.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Choice
    MikeVIP
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    We were a party of six with a reservation for 8pm. We were seated right away. We requested a different table and were promptly accommodated. Service was efficient and courteous. The menu had an impressive selection of Jamaican dishes. Most of us had brown stewed chicken which was very good. Two of our group had oxtail and enjoyed it very much. Although there was an interesting selection of beer and cocktails, a negative for me was that there was no wine selection. The only wine available was pino grigio and sangria. The restaurant had a very lively atmosphere. When I want Jamaican food, this will be the restaurant I will go to.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Spot
    Luv4food
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I went her with my 3 year old niece to meet up with some friends as soon as we arrived we were seated even thou the whole party hadn't arrived yet which was a plus to me. The waiter was really nice and attentive. We ordered the chef sampler which was very good but it doesn't necessarily feed 2 people but we were content so no complaints...
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday wait
    cELEMENTAL
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    This was my first time visiting negrill. I made a reservation for a party of 5 for a friend's birthday dinner. I was disappointed to find that incomplete parties could not be seated even though I had a reservation and the restaurant was almost empty. We got drinks at the bar during hh while we waited; which was great. ( dark and stormy is awesome) Once the entire party arrived we were seated and our server was okay. He seemed a bit overwhelmed by other tables but he was definitely trying his best. Food is amazing! Try the oxtails. Overall I would visit again but not sure if it will be anytime soon. High prices and small portions.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    This place never seize2amaze us! Worth the whatever(wait,price,etc.)!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amaze-Balls
    Vanity30
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Great food as always! Can't go wrong with any meal here.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Host
    Mshonay
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We had brunch there our servers were excellent. Didn't appreciate the host being rude when they needed our table for a reservation. He comes up to us and goes I just wanted to introduce myself and see how you are. Then right after says by the way I need this table. Instead of him saying we need this table and we can move you to another table if you would to stay longer. His delivery was really snotty.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.