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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

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4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (26)
Good for Birthdays (22)
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Fit for Foodies (18)
Good for Groups (17)
Hot Spot (16)
Romantic (15)
Authentic (13)
Late-night Find (11)
Bar Seating (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Spicy (10)
Comfort Food (10)
Tapas (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Cozy (8)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Worth the Drive (6)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Casual (5)
People Watching (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Business Meals (2)
Healthy (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
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Afternoon Coffee (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

I had an amazing time. Ambiance was perfect. Love the rustic look to the restaurant. Waiters are very attentive and curtious. The drinks are super yummy and the food was amazing !

Tags: Late-night Find, Handcrafted Cocktails, Spicy, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups
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 (Vancouver)·Dined 4 days ago

Celebrated my daughters 18th birthday with8 teenage girls!! It’s a Super fun place for these types of occasions s and the wait staff are very friendly, the music is fun and the food is good and shareable. Perfect for a big group particularly if you do t mind hip hop music and a loud environment. Wide range of Mexican fusion.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

The only issue we had was having to wait at the bar for our table and the hostess didn’t tell us that she would be texting us when our table was ready.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

There was stone pieces in guacamole, it almost broke my tooth. I will get it checked later next week. NY strip was not good, lots of chewy parts.
They were nice enough not to charge the drinks and the guacamole though.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

Everybody was so friendly and the food was great. I wouldn’t mind coming back again.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 13, 2018

I went here for vday and the food was amazingggg my waiter was slow but he did say he was having a bad night

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Went there for the first time for my boyfriends birthday the wait for our table was a little long even tho we made a reservation but once we sat down it was a great experience, food was amazing waiter was very energetic i will definitely be returning back .

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Easily one of my favorite restaurants in the city. Incredible drinks and the food continues to wow!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great vibe music and service. Very attentive staff and the food and drinks was outstanding.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

First of all, my reservation was at 10:45 got there on time but I was seated one hour later... we went to th bar and I ordered at $19 “smoking scorpion drink” it was supposed to be served in a open flame but it wasn’t I asked the bartender about the flame he said “not today” so if not today when?? I didn’t like that.. now the food: appetizers were amazing good. The entree I ordered enchiladas were good and my boyfriend ordered carne asada and it was so salty he didn’t finish it. Dessert it was good.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Good experience. Only thing is why have a reservation if you won’t be sat on time

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Made a reservation but still had to wait a half hour.

Tags: Spicy, Authentic, People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Amazing place! Excellent. The food was so good, the drinks and desserts. Everything was just amazing.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

I waited 40 minutes for my reservation and we were all there. They didn’t apologize or offer any comp in anyway. The food/ ambience was great but I’d never go back

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Before 7/730 it had the most appreciated quiet ambiance and then after their was a dj so it had a little party vibe but the music was so great we found ourselves sitting just to hear the music. The huevos ranchos desert was excellent and the chicken dinner entree was excellent.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Great experience!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Good ambiance, but food was disappointing. Overpriced for the quality of food.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Server was amazing. Drinks are strong. The food is fresh and delicious.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Great food, great ambiance. The drink choices are fun and delicious! Tacos are a little small, but great for ordering several different kinds and sharing!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 5, 2018

I would definitely return to this location to continue trying everything on their menu. The food was delicious. The service was excellent & the interior decor is what I loved the most.

Tags: Bar Seating, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 3, 2018

After reading a ton of negative reviews, the food was way better then I expected. We had the quesadilla rustica, the jalapeño relenos and the honey glazed ribs. Everything was delicious. In my opinion the drinks could have been better. They had several versions of margaritas to choose from (I tried 3) but they all just missed the mark. I’d recommend just sticking with beer. Our sever was knowledgeable and friendly. We ended with the Don Juevo and that was of course the highlight of the meal. Definitely worth going to experience it all at least once!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Fun place, decent Mexican food except for the Red Snapper (disappointing!).....cocktails were the highlight of the evening (the blood orange Paloma with paprika on the rim was my favorite!).....service was okay (3 different waiters!).....got overcharged on my tequila shot ($75!) but manager gave us a break on the bill....great for a girl’s night (lot of women there!)

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Great place for a Friday night girls' night out! Cool clubby atmosphere and friendly staff

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Nice date with my wife. Place was booked but we didn’t feel rushed. Best food I’ve had in a long time.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Weekly Date night with the boyfriend and I chose this place since I hadn’t been. We were bumped from our seating because we were 30 minutes late, which is fine with us. No big deal! We sat at one of the booth tables near the bar, which was also fine with us. The table to seating ratio is way off, so we spent most of our meal leaning over. BF is an architect so he immediately noticed. Anyway, after ordering 2 apps and some drinks, we asked The hostess in the red skirt to waitlist us for an open table. Her attitude was condescending , so we just said ok and stayed where we were. We ordered the steak, some sides and also dessert. Our waitress was very nice, playful and attentive.

Probably won’t be back, but the food was good.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 31, 2018

We walked into a hotel lobby first and then through the Bodega Cafe before we realized the actual restaurant was behind 2 large silver colored doors - not so easy to find unless you use another door from the street.

The restaurant was crowded and the ambiance not the best. It is a little dark with not much decor. The food was average - I had chicken which was tender and juicy but nothing special. I expected a lot more as we tried a mac n cheese dish that was noted as a special but ended up being watery and somewhat bland. I had flan for dessert which again was just good, not great. The one bright spot was a friendly and very attentive waiter.

Be aware that the area is crowded and it is difficult to find street parking even on a Wednesday night after 7 pm which is when we went. We ended up in a parking lot across the street from the restaurant and the cost was a whopping $65 for 2 hours!

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Happy Hour, Tasting Menu
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Overall my experience was excellent. I am definitely going back in the future. Shelby our waitress was so sweet, she recommended alot of options which were phenomenal. I celebrated my birthday so I definitely got the Don Huevo desert which u would love :: it was so cute with my wishing n name on it and my candle to blow out to make my wish.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

1 word only : amazing; in every sense!!! Food music ppl service

Tags: Vegan, Fun, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Hot Spot, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Afternoon Coffee, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Spicy, Good Vegetarian Options, Tasting Menu
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Drinks were great and the food was delicious. Nice place for dinner and music.

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 (Kent)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Great food and excellent service. Very interactive and friendly staff. Food is really tasty and the wine is pricey but very good. I’d go again, great vibe

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on January 25, 2018

First night in NYC and staying around the corner ... wanted something with a cool vibe, energetic atmosphere and great food... perfect! MELBOURNE has amazing food and we can be pretty fussy - Bodega Negra delivered on all levels. Tunes were perfect , fab fitout - and every bite was delicious. We had soft shell crab tacos and lamb tacos which were our fav. The hot sauce selection was amazing and then followed with lobster and shrimp fajitas. Highly recommended by these two Aussies!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Amazing 😉

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Loved the dj! Great crowd and excellent staff especially management!!! Have recommended & will continue to do so.

Tags: Late-night Find, Quick Bite, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Service was great and food was delicious.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Such a great spot! Fun location, great ambiance, super friendly servers + staff. The food was great and the Don Huevo dessert was unreal! LOVED IT

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Restaurant week menu was great! Plates were well prepared and well presented and the service was excellent. Staff were well-versed in their menu and were helpful. Only thing was the churro sundae from the à la carte menu was too complicated with too many flavours. The Churro itself was delicious!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 25, 2018

They forgot about order but made it up to us. Food and drinks were great!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Went here for my girlfriends birthday and we were in love with the food omg. I also ordered there special cake and it was so cool watching it melt and break apart from the hot fudge. Lawerence was also an amazing server!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 21, 2018

After reading great reviews on yelp, I decided to dine here for my birthday and it was a great experience. The service, food, and environment were perfect.

Tags: Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Spicy, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 20, 2018

You are sure to have a fun night in a super cool clubby atmosphere. We were here on a Saturday night and the DJ was spinning great tunes creating a great atmosphere for everyone. The food was excellent and the melt away cake for my friend's birthday was awesome to see and eat!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Spicy
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