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About Bodega Negra

A partnership between TAO Group, Serge Becker (Miss Lily’s, La Esquina) and his UK partners, Will Ricker and Ed Spencer Churchill, Bodega Negra has crossed the pond, bringing its menu of modern Mexican fare to New York City’s Dream Downtown.

The menu consists of original items created by Chef Michael Armstrong, as well as a small selection of signature dishes available at the UK location. Chef Armstrong’s menu draws inspiration from the diverse regions of Mexico, and is designed for sharing, ranging from small plates such as ceviches, tacos, and salads, to large-format offerings.

355 West 16th street
New York, NY 10011
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary Mexican

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: 5:30pm - 12:00am (Sunday - Wednesday)
Dinner: 5:30pm - 1:00am (Thursday - Saturday)

Cross Street:
9th Avenue

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 229-2336

Website:
http://www.bodeganegranyc.com/

Parking Details:
Street parking is available as well as a nearby parking garage located on 8th Avenue between 15th & 16th Streets.

Public Transit:
Take the A/C/E or the L train to West 14th Street/8th Avenue.

Executive Chef:
Michael Armstrong

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Bodega Negra is available for private dining or full buyouts. Please call us for more information: 646-625-4821

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Private Dining

Our chic indoor/outdoor event spaces include the ethereal PH-d rooftop lounge, spacious Gallery, intimate Library poolside Dream Beach. After-hours hotspot Electric Room may also be reserved for private events.

Bodega Negra Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (21)
Hot Spot (21)
Good for Birthdays (20)
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Special Occasion (19)
Good for Groups (18)
Fun (16)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Romantic (14)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Vibrant Bar Scene (12)
Tapas (11)
Comfort Food (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Cozy (8)
Late-night Find (8)
Happy Hour (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Spicy (6)
Authentic (5)
People Watching (5)
Casual (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Business Meals (3)
Live Music (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Great for Lunch (2)
Vegan (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Seasonal (1)
Healthy (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined 5 days ago

Tequila prices are too pricey.
The food is mediocre at best

I can’t figure out why the place is packed
Long waits even with reservation

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Amazing food. Amazing music. LOVE this place.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

We were late and they made us wait over 30 mins however, they gave us a round of drinks. Also after our meal they asked us if we could move to the bar and free the table. They did offer drinks but we left without them. They were apologetic and very nice about it.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined 7 days ago

We went to have a mini celebration and it was our first time there. It exceeded my expectations. Our server Emma was amazing everything was super nice. I will definitely go back there.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 12, 2017

My girlfriends and I were here for a late dinner last Saturday night. We loved the decoration and the ambiance. We made reservations but got there 1 hour earlier for drinks. We waited at the bar till our table was ready. There's a DJ and the music selection was perfect! Lots of hip-hop and "can't stop dancing" kinda of songs. The host was very attentive and our table was ready before the reserved time. Table location was great! In one of the corners of the restaurants from where we could see the whole place. We had 2 waiters (the first waiter had to leave after sometime). Both were very solicitous and gave us good food recommendations. Food was delicious! We had a great time here and we recommend this place with no hesitation. Reservation is highly encouraged.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Tapas, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

I was so frustrated by management. We waited 45 minutes to be seated. They were NOT sorry, didn't even offer to apologize at all. I wanted to walk out. But had a large party w me for my sister's bday.
Our table was tiny and I couldn't move my legs!
But our server did his best and that was ok.
Would NOT go back.
Hostess desk...really? Not good at all.

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food3
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vip
 (London)·Dined on November 12, 2017

It was amazing in every way! Food was great! Service was great! And the DJ was incredible!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The service was great as soon as you walk through the door. The hostess and the bar staff and even the sever were all very amazing! I must say I recommend this place to anyone in the area.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

my go to place no matter what the occasion is. love the food and vibe

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Everything was amazing, the food the drinks the restaurant and the staff . I will be visiting again.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Good Vegetarian Options, Late-night Find, Comfort Food, People Watching, Organic, Good for Anniversaries, Great Beer, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Happy Hour
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great restaurant, highly recommend! The staff are very friendly and helpful! Good vibes

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Everything is spicy. So if you don’t like spicy don’t eat here. Service was not attentive even though there was barely anyone in the place on a Thursday nite.

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

The hostess and front of house was friendly but when they found out we mostly just wanted dessert there a change in service quality and they proceeded to try to get us out as quickly as possible. Were it not for this I would say the experience was fantastic.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

I celebrated my birthday at Bodega Negra. I had the most amazing time! Totally recommend this restaurant for anyone looking to celebrate a special occasion or just looking to have a great dinner!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Bodega is always a hit. Never disappoints. Amazing food, drinks and exceptional service.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 24, 2017

the food is so good... every time I visit, I feel like I could be wheeled out! YUMMY. A tad on the expensive side, but you almost don't mind paying because the food is so good.

Tags: Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Comfort Food, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Fun, Special Occasion, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching
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·Dined on October 23, 2017

Food delicious!!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

We loved it. Everything was delicious and the service was excellent. Highly recommend

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

I have been to this restaurant a few times and I love it. The last time I was there last week though I was disappointed because I had a reservation yet I still had to wait for the table. We had to ask for some tap water as nobody served it. We ordered churros without looking at the menu as we thought they were the classic churros, but nobody told us that they were different ( with ice cream, caramelized bananas and a waffle cone....).
Honestly this time unfortunately it wasn’t a great experience!

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food4
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Perfect restaurant for a date night

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Birthday for feiend

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 (London)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Having visited the soho branch of this restaurant on a couple of occasions, I was looking forward to seeing whether it's New York sibling could offfer the same experience. I was not disappointed, a excellent evening.

Tags: Bar Seating, Live Music, Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Awesome time

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·Dined on October 6, 2017

It was a great place for friends to listen to great music 🎶 great ambience and delicious 😋 food
I think I wanna celebrate 🎉 my bday here

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Vegan, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Great romantic spot! Good food and my server was the best

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Cozy
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 (London)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Had to wait over 30 mins for the table despite a prior booking, the hostess did not inform us of the delay or cause and had to go ask twice what the problem was. Also once seated was hard to get the attention of the staff to even get a drink. The food was average was not anything special tried a lot of dishes and only truly liked one.. the quesadilla. Lobster tostado and crab taco's were tasteless.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 22, 2017

We had a Gilt City deal of 8 tacos + Margaritas.

The tacos (in the cafe) were awesome. Really delicious and generous portions. The margaritas were just right - not to bitter, not too sweet but also generously large and very tastey!

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·Dined on September 10, 2017

Service and staff were not great. Food was good though.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Excellent place! Bartenders could have a better attitude, but overall everything else was perfect!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on September 9, 2017

Great place ,food and service. I enjoyed the coolness of this place offered. Def try the pork belly taco amazing.

Tags: Fun, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Tapas
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Great food and great service. So delicious but a bid pricey for Mexican.

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·Dined on September 7, 2017

Great food and atmosphere! Our waiter waited on us and then disappeared out of nowhere. We didn't see him the rest of the night, but another waiter decided to jump in and take care of us! Over all great

Tags: Good for a Date, Vegan, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Tapas, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on August 28, 2017

Our waiter was great. Our drinks were exceptional and our food was excellent.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Bodega Negra, never disappoints and ALWAYS delivers... Had the pleasure of trying their new scotch presentation the Smoking Scorpion. Quite spectacular.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, People Watching, Spicy
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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Can't actually comment on the food as didn't get any. Came for our 8pm booking and stood at the door for over 5 minutes while a large group of kids ran around the restaurant. After a while we got sick of being ignored and left.

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·Dined on August 19, 2017

I LOVE this place. The food was fun and innovative there were so many cool fun twists to the menu that I have yet to see at any other Mexican restaurant. They accomadeted out reservations even though we were fairly late. The drinks were strong and tasty as well as the ambiance which I appreciated because it was dimly lit perfect for a night out with my love. We had an amazing time we were on a double date and the other couple also loved the place.

Tags: Romantic, Casual, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Fun, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 14, 2017

I went to Bodega Negra during Restaurant Week as a friend recommended it. I had a really great experience from the service to the food and ambiance it surpassed my expectations. I would definitely recommend and judge for yourself don't go by others experiences because I almost cancelled when I saw some of the recent post. Also I would recommend this for a nice date night.

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·Dined on August 12, 2017

Made the mistake of taking the high reviews to be connected to great food, when they were focused more on the sceney vibe.

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·Dined on August 12, 2017

Good food, fun ambiance, waiter was super friendly but we had a reservation which we waited a half hour for even though our whole party was on time. Hostess didn't seem to care and told us to wait at the bar. If the table isn't ready the least you could do is offer a drink on the house but it's just not that kind of place.

Tags: Good for Groups
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vip
 (London)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Bodega Negra is a dimly lit venue with cozy seating. Its split over multiple levels separated by a couple of steps and the dining areas / bar are segregated. This gives it an intimate feel. There is a massive tequila selection as well as otherwise broad drinks list. Service was very impressive and food delicious

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, People Watching
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