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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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food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Fun (21)
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Creative Cuisine (10)
Bar Seating (10)
Romantic (9)
Late-night Find (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Cozy (7)
Authentic (5)
Happy Hour (5)
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Tasting Menu (4)
Casual (3)
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·Dined 17 hours ago

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 England)·Dined 3 days ago

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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·Dined on January 15, 2018

I was a little disappointed that they were out of red snapper otherwise it was a great birthday dinner.

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·Dined on January 14, 2018

GREAT TIME AND LOVE THE FOOD! SEXY, SWANKY ENVIRONMENT

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on January 13, 2018

Restaurant is low key super cute for a date night low music in the back ground (I prefer a lil louder) if you like spicy foods your in the right spot!

Tags: Late-night Find, Spicy, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

It was recommended by a friend and was different. Food was delicious and the service was good too. I would recommended Bodega Negra to friends for sure.

Tags: Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Great experience!

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·Dined on January 5, 2018

Excellent service and food. Great ambiance

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

I treated my husband to dinner at Bodega Negra on January 1 (which is his birthday). He had a great time and loved the food. Our servers were attentive, the ambiance was nice, and drinks were good too. My only concern was that I thought that Loco Monday would be on on January 1. I had called a couple of days beforehand to find out about Loco Monday and the reservation process. The lady I spoke with was helpful. I wanted to enjoy it with my husband, especially since it was his birthday. We were ready for some fun and music. I was disappointed when nothing happened at 10:30 pm. Other than that, the food and everything else was good.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Waited over an hour past my reservation to finally be seated

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Fabulous food and atmosphere. Definitely 5 stars.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Lively scene, good music and delicious food.
And best of all GREAT SERVICE!

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Tapas, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 27, 2017

Can’t remember my waiter’s name but he was great. Sticky ribs and short shell crab were delicious.

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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Attention or service at the restaurant needs improving. Price at to high for the food plus side are sold separately. Place is to expensive for the quality of the food. Drinks are also to expensive your are not able to enjoy a few drinks with friends. Please reconsider looking at the prices.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2017

A group of 5 of us came at 9pm on a Friday for a birthday. We had cocktails, ceviche, tacos, enchiladas, fajitas and desert... everything was average besides the fajitas(very good steak) ... even the famous desert that melts when you pour the sauce inside was cold... isn’t lava cake supposed to be warm?

The main reason I’m writing this review is because we had about 3-4 cocktails each, one round at the bar before being seated. At one point Myself and my friend both ordered the solstice... when the drinks were brought out hers had almost an inch more of liquid in her drinks, I asked the waitress about this and the waitress took I.T back and I swear she brought the same drink out! Are you serious?! The same thing happened later with the mint/berry margarita! The drinks were so inconsistent! At the end of the meal we all finally commented on how weak all the drinks were. This is unacceptable.

I’ve eaten in the more relaxed cafe style area of bodega negra and had the soft shell crab torta(AMAZING) ... I would do this again and order a modelo. NEVER AGAIN WILL I COME TO BODEGA NEGRA.

If you want BELOW average drinks and sub par Mexican... come here... even the scene isn’t as good as I.T used to be.

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vip
 (London)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Great food

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Have been before and have been blown away. This time, food quality dipped a bit. Ex: Don Huevo was too sweet and lacked fire caramel and warmth. Long waits for drinks. However, overall, it was still a good experience.

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·Dined on December 17, 2017

The service was great. Our service was very attentive. The food was amazing I got the carne asada & it was amazing

Tags: Tapas, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Fun, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2017

My 29th birthday :)

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Everything was great the food the service and the atmosphere the waiter John was very knowledgeable and accommodating Great music the special desert was good and the presentation was excellent

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·Dined on December 14, 2017

Very nice meal and place!!

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·Dined on December 12, 2017

Had the best time!
Food was amazing, atmosphere was amazing!

Tags: Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Quick Bite, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Tapas, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Was so looking forward to the experience but a little disappointed. First, we had 9:15 reservations and didn't get seated until almost 10:30. Then we had a server who at first seemed to be cool and fun but took our drink order and 15 minutes later still no drinks. Ask the a dual server for our table where the drinks were and she told him yo come over, he actually forgot what we had ordered. Ok then it's my birthday and nothing, under hats being given at other table and was given one after I asked about it. Food was ok, just not for me and I passes on the dessert I was ready to go.

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·Dined on December 9, 2017

I was late for our reservation because coming from Florida, I took the wrong train. However they were very nice and we were seated within about 15 min. The cocktails were yummy and the yellow tail tune with the mango salsa delicious. The tacos chicken and beef are awesome.

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·Dined on December 5, 2017

Wonderful food drinks and service

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Great appetizers

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Very noisy but food and drinks were good. Music was fantastic. Overall a good place for food and friends.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

The food and service was Sublime as where the drinks but it is far too loud and the bar is way too crowded the restaurant itself is too crowded and they need to do something about that

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·Dined on November 29, 2017

I really enjoyed the food and drinks. I came here for my birthday with my girl and did not regret it. She surprised me at the end with a birthday desert and special attention from the manager. If you like mexican cuisine, this has an upscale flare to common dishes. Not the cheapest, but worth the experience.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Fun, Good for Birthdays
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 19, 2017

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 on November 18, 2017

Amazing food. Amazing music. LOVE this place.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

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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 (Miami)·Dined on November 17, 2017

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

Food was ok I expected it to be better but our waiter was awesome.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Late-night Find
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 (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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