Bodega Restaurant and Lounge
Great place and really good lobster macaroni and cheese
Really weird place. Great food, TERRIBLE service, decent ambiance, terrible owners, decent bar tender; just avoid this place.
Place is pretty neat and food itself is really good. But the dining experience is abysmal. Entirely due to terrible service.
Ambiance: really good. Cool trendy place. Nice large bar. They only play the same 4 flamenco guitar songs on a loop. Good feel.
Food: everything is extremely tasty and properly cooked. Problem with kitchen is timing of food coming out. Not sure if our server forgot to put in our order, or the kitchen messed up, but the expediting was awful. More later. Everything we ate was really good.
Service: minus stars here. We walked in when place was mostly empty. Our server did not know the menu, was absent, and we suspect forgot to place our order. After placing our order, others were seated and served, while all we had was bread. We pointed that out to our server. Some food came, then another half hour wait, then entree came, then an appetizer. And she wanted to charge us for the app. Only the bartender who served our wine was a decent server.
People who I believe are the owners walked around, but never once took an interest in the ongoings. Then put coats on and left.
Food here is 4 star. Ambiance is 4 star. Dining experience is minus stars. I would give 1 star, but that is angry. So 2 stars is more than they deserve.
Super long wait
We went here for my mother’s birthday. Service was terrific. Wine list was very nice. Not too large or overwhelming. Good ambiance. Food was very good. We opted for the Moroccan fare. The tagine chicken and mixed grill were delightful.
Great food and service
Open table reservation was not recognized at establishment, short staffed, slow service , long time to receive food , complaints coming from every table , rushed by waiter to place order, short rib was all fat no meat . I will not be returning
We both got the stuffed salmon it was amazing. The only negative was the grease that the calamari was cooked in was dirty but it was still tasty.
Great food in a fun atmospheres friendly service
Food ordinary flavored mostly with salt. Noisy but maybe due to nearby party of 8.
Lamb on couscous dish appeared to b trimmings with a lot of gristle etc... too much squash as accompanying vegetables
Great service, delicious food and generous portions.
I really enjoyed myself......our waiter Marcus was great!!!!
Food was cold multiple times when brought out.
3 of our 4 meals were sub-par. Waiter was too chatty until we needed him for something - then I had to go looking for him. Served expired bottled beer and didn't offer a glass. Hostess didn't speak English and had to call someone over to help (she didn't understand that I had made a reservation). I actually emailed the restaurant the next morning and never heard back. Very disappointing.
The space was oddly cold. The floors were quite sticky and the plastic chairs slippery. The crab croquettes were good. Not crispy on the outside. The plates were plentiful but quantity over quality may be an issue. The prices didn’t match the atmosphere.
The server was fantastic. Quick service, knowledgeable about the food and gave recommendations for drinks to accompany.
Took my mother and father-in law there with our family. They are not too adventurous, but everybody found something we loved. The moroccan dishes are outstanding, but my daughter the vegetarian loved her salad and the fish was wonderful. Will go again!
Wanted to try something different and saw this restaurant on open table. The food was excellent and the bartender was extremely helpful with recommending a dry wine. Our salmon was perfectly cooked to our liking. We will definitely return again.
Excellent menu, food and service. Todd is a great asset.
I loved the comfortable vibe. The food was excellent. Service was wonderful. I would recommend this restaurant.
The restaurant is located down some steps from the street. There is a wide variety of drinks and food from various places like Brazil, Portugal, Spain, and Morocco. I had the seafood Bouillabaisse. It was chock full of lobster, scallops, clams, mussels, and veggies and more more in a white wine sauce. My wife had the surf and turf. The lobster was cooked so it was tender, delicate, and delicious. The steak was cooked perfectly pink inside and seared gently on the outside. The atmosphere was quiet and romantic. I highly recommend.
Lobster mac was outstanding and rib eye entree along with seafood paella were all delicious.
Brought my friend to Bodega because she had never been there before and she loved it!!
Bodega has gone down in atmosphere and overall experience. The place looks worn, dirty menus, dirty dishes, and worn furniture. Seems like just about everything we wanted to order they were out of. We will not eat there again.
We had not been to Bodega in years, and it was a terrific surprise. We
shared small plates, and the food was wonderful. The mussels were plump and
I wanted to drink the sauce. The eggplant was delicious. The sauce was so
fresh and yummy. We ate outside and the service was great. We will be back.
Overall, I had a nice experience. However, I pay attention to detail. I noticed the curtains next to my table were not clean.
Loved our waiter his name was Keith. Very nice and attentive to our table. The scenery was great for a Saturday night not too crowded. Loved the hookah as well such a chill place to be. I definitely would recommend this place.
We had an excellent meal and the service was excellent as well. Looking forward to sitting on the patio next visit.
The food was good, and the waiter (Major) couldn't have been any friendlier, but the entrees took forever to come out. That part was bad. Very bad.
It was just the 2 of us, post concert dinner. Food was excellent and serving sizes generous. Staff was efficient and very cordial. Space is lacking a bit on atmosphere so would go back again, but with a group, not as a couple.
Large loud group a curtain behind us. Freezing cold air coming in from the doorway. Server was friendly and food was good. Salad arrived after the entrees which arrived very fast and was returned no hassle but why? Nice bar and drink list.
I ordered my favorite Rack of lamb med-well. It was cooked well done and very, very very, very, dry. Not edible. However, my husbands steak was very tender. He said, this is what your Lamb should be like(His Steak). He also said that I could've stayed home and cooked better he felt bad because this was my suggestion because he wanted crab cakes Date night dinner thumbs down. Service was great Justin was our host.
great place great food great service. food was good too
Most of the food was good. I tried to order three different beers, but they did not have any of those I wanted in stock. The waiter kept pushing us to order our entrees, but the restaurant was not very busy and we felt a little rushed. The last plate we ordered took much longer than anticipated, and it was overcooked.
Had an ok meal here, the food is simply ok, I wouldn’t get anything seafood as I can say with certainty that it is not fresh. I would recommend this place for drinks and cocktails but not dinner.
Delicious Lamb Lollipops!!!!! Good "pizza" nice selection of reasonable wines.
We had not been to Bodega for a year or so, so we dined there before a performance at Severance Hall. We have had several great meals at Bodega, unfortunately this was not one of them. The menu has changed and the preparation of dishes is different, so items we have loved in the past but were either not available (lobster nachos) or not enjoyable (lobster nachos and cheese). I did enjoy the beef short ribs but my wife did not eat her eggplant parmesan over pasta. The staff did take the eggplant off our check and threw in a dessert, but we left disappointed be and unsure if we will return
Absolutely delicious food.
I ordered Chicken Fez but they were out of it. Apparently they had a big party on Friday and sold out. Odd because tonight is Sunday - 2 days later?? The waiter suggested Chicken Tajine a house special. The dish was not great, a bit salty and soupy. On a brighter note the Hummus player was good.
We went there for my birthday. Had a marvelous time. Create a special dish for one of our guest was a vegetarian. Love the place!