Bodega Negra at Dream Downtown

4.6
1055 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary Mexican
Starting November 13th, NYS has imposed new Restaurant guidelines:

Last seating is 8:15 pm. Last call is 9:30 pm. Last guest out of venue is 10:00 pm. Late reservation will not be accepted. Early reservations are encouraged.

We cannot book parties large than 10 people, no exceptions.

Reservations will be allotted a 2 Hour (120 min) time limit per table from the original reservation time.

We will be seating reservation in our open-aired indoor Lobby area and the main dining room to maintain social distancing guidelines.

We will have outdoor seating available upon request but due to unpredictability of the weather, we will seat outdoor on a first come, first serve basis on the day of.

Please note that bodega Negra reservations DO NOT grant access to PHD Lounge. Please visit phdlouge.com for reservations.

Visit BodegaNegraNYC.com for restaurant description information and email-contact information.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1055 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.6
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4.2
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall1food3service2ambience2

I was expecting to go to an actual restaurant and not a hotel lobby. I would’ve appreciated a heads up.

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VictoriaG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

bodega negra is a favorite! I had been once before and it was divine so I planned my birthday dinner here and wasn’t sure what to expect during covid times but we had the option of sitting on the rooftop which was so nice! it was quiet up there with minimal tables, three others occupied besides ours but we definitely had our privacy! Enough room for us to all be spaced out without hearing eachothers conversations. Food impeccable as always, ambiance was lovely, the waitress was so cool and friendly and we stayed for hours without being rushed. Will definitely be back again!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved every minute! From accommodation to the ambiance of the restaurant! Thanks.

LW
vipLindaW
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was GREAT to be able to dine indoors. The food was outstanding, the place was clean . We felt safe. The music was great. I felt like getting up to dance. Most of all our Server was exceptional. Ask for Othniel's station. Great food suggestions and quite attentive. We will definitely dine here again.

JQ
JoelQ
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our waiter was excellent but I feel that we needed a bit faster service so this restaurant needs more waiters
Overall I had a amazing time.

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vipOlivia
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved! Food was amazing!

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vipNandp
New England
25 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Tacos was very good as always. Although the chicken tacos was pretty boring and not worthy of any award as they claim on the menu.
The turn off on the experience for me was being overcharged for drinks we didn’t order.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quick service. Waitress was amazing. Food was great. Ambiance very nice.

JB
JonathanB
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Mexican food that i ever tasted lobster 🦞 with mango 🥭 sauce and plantains chips are the best

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DaliaT
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

The food was great, service was very good, however, the ambience was not at all as expected. I believe that this is due to COVID that they changed the venue and organized the hotel lobby instead of the regular restaurant. it was nice, but did not have the atmosphere expected. This is something that should appear on their website with actual photos and not have the photos of the vibrant bar.

JJ
JenniferJ
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Crusine and cocktails were excellent as was the ambience. Safety measures were observed and efficient. Service and staff were warm, attentive and accommodating. I highly recommend this restaurant and I will return soon.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was beautiful! The staff was really attentive as soon as you walk in. The waiter had really good energy and was knowledgeable with all the food choices and drinks. The cocktails were delicious and the entree were amazing!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food, can’t wait to go back. My server Neil was soo sweet and helpful.

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vipAasthaman
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I think everything was amazing. The only thing that bothered me was the Proximity of some of the tables.

LM
LourdesM
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Overall a good experience my only negative comment is that I felt as if we were being rushed. The wait staff kept coming every couple of minutes to ask if we were done although we clearly were working on our food. Restaurant was not crowded. Became annoying

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Took my boyfriend to Bodega Negra for his birthday and invited his friends. Everyone loved it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food and drinks were excellent. The table started off with guacamole followed by tacos for an appetizer. The margaritas were good and the staff was friendly. I had the steak fajitas and they give it you in an interesting presentation . It was excellent but make sure you dint eat l the lemon or bite on then hot pepper. Desert was excellent. This is a great place to for a special occasion and will make you feel young. The music is however loud.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

FABULOUS!!!! Interiors + Most delicious food + great service!! Always consistent and wonderful.

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vipangelaa
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Excelent food ! Totally recommended

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely an amazing restaurant 🙌🏽

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place and food!

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wendym
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing I will definitely be going back again.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my future fiancé for a nice evening out. Jonathan, our waiter tended to all of our needs. Very friendly and outgoing. Our meal was cooked to perfection by Victor, and he even came out to greet us after sending him a thank you note.

A special night night for both of us!!!!


Thanks!

KC
vipKateC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

This was my first time at Bodega Negra and I was not super impressed. The food is crazy expensive for the portion and definitely not close to the best Mexican food I've had in New York at less expensive places. The drinks were good, so I would say better for drinks than a full dinner. The service was semi-friendly.

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vipElizabethS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we ate was delicious. The service incredible. The ambiance fun but not overwhelming.

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Giselle
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place SO much! Every time I have friends visiting I bring them here. Great for people with food allergies (I’m gluten free). So much fun and great vibe!

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vipamazing
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant with a party vibe. People enjoying the food and music-not their phones. Excellent food and drinks

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vipArbie
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Great place for a birthday party. Great music. Great vibe. Food was good and presentations were really fun. Only downside was our waitress disappeared for long periods of time. Had trouble getting second round of drinks, the bill, etc.

MG
MatthewG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food and drinks very good. Very loud but ok music. Hard to get water for table multiple requests.

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Sugarcookie
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food was fresh. I ordered the steak tacos and empanadas. Full of flavor.
Nice we’re nice.

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Lamontcruztillery
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quite pricey but other than that I give it five thumbs up. I will definately be dining here more often.

DC
DianaC
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

We were very disappointed !! We were rushed Through a whole dinner. Everyone who worked there was always trying to pick up Our plates while We were still eating dinner.

They have some kind of performance at 11:45 PM on Monday .They were more concerned about setting up for that event then taking care of their customers .If you want to stay you must pay $125. Per person.

JB
JoanneB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for my anniversary. Great music great food. Fun night. My server was great.

HM
HanzM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bodega Negra is a nice date place and I was impressed with the food, it's definitely not a cheap meal so I wouldn't recommend this establishment if getting a bargain is your goal but the shrimp enchiladas (monthly special) was really good and flavorful. The margaritas are good and the quesadilla rustica is a nice appetizer. Our server was quite knowledgeable as well and gave us a rundown of what specials they had. Overall it's a nice place to go to for a special occasion and I would come back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The food was tasty and large enough to be shared. The drinks were equally as satisfying! My fav about this restaurant is the romantic ambiance. We will def be back to dine in.

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vipAmalfriA
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tha ambience is good !!! The food and the service

JT
JustynaT
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun place good food great drinks nice staff !!

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vipScott
Milwaukee
23 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very cool place. Great food and fantastic people watching.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall2food4service3ambience2

the bathroom wasn’t as clean as expected! it’s a shared bathroom
i believe. the service was alright overall. totally disappointed in my drink especially how pricey it was. the one good thing was actually their dessert that they’re popular for.

MN
MaryN
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful scenery and the vibe was very cool. The food was pretty good. Deff a good tome and looking forward to go back.

FAQs

Bodega Negra at Dream Downtown offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 229-2336.

Bodega Negra at Dream Downtown is rated 4.6 stars by 1055 OpenTable diners.

Bodega Negra at Dream Downtown does offer gift cards which you can purchase here http://taogroup.com/giftcards/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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