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Brighton Bodega, Brighton, MA

Brighton Bodega

4.8
4.8
65 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
A full service restaurant with a focus on small plates and street food fare, along with craft spirit

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Seafood, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Hours of operation
    Kitchen Tue–Thu 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–10:30 pm Sun 4:30 pm–9:30 pm Bar Tue–Sun 4:30 pm–1:00 am
  • Phone number
    (617) 208-8698
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Neighborhood
    Brighton
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 65 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Greater Boston

    Contemporary American

  • Boston

    Contemporary American

65 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were a 7 top table and the service was outstanding!!!! Our server was Megan C and she was so great to us and very attentive and kind. All of the food was awesome. Really good experience overall!

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  2. ArchanaS

    Greater Boston

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and cocktails were excellent. We had a wonderful time at the restaurant. Our favorite dishes were the gnocchi and baos!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and great service. Overall wonderful experience.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely experience overall - we will be back! Wish there was valet or parking had a hard time finding any

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  5. Leana

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food and service. Will go back! Menu always changes and we haven’t been disappointed with anything.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always fantastic food, service, and ambiance at Brighton Bodega.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    DO NOT USE

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing service!! Delicious food!!Will be back soon!!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Honestly phenomenal highly recommend. Will go again

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, I will absolutely come back. Can’t wait to try some of the other things on the menu!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    food and service is amazing. Very fun atmosphere!

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  11. YKBos

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing as always! The food and service are top notch. Trisha and her team know how to do everything top notch. Brighton Bodega never disappoints!

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  12. BostonQ

    Greater Boston

    24 reviews

    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and service always consistently good. Fun neighborhood spot.

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  13. mike

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bostons best hidden gem, one of the best meals I’ve had in a while. The lobster rolls and habanero shrimp lettuce wraps were phenomenally. Great servers and wait staff.

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  14. DDiniz

    New York City

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best restaurant in the area. Lobster rolls and seafood in general is amazing. Service is great too. Highly recommend!

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  15. LisaH

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Interesting cocktails and food choices. Burger was huge, pork belly, beef stir fry and fried rice were very tasty and good sized portions to share. Sticky pudding was delicious. Wish we had more people to taste more of the menu. Waitress was the best. We will be back!

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  16. Michelle

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    So many trendy restaurants in and around Boston. This place is a hidden gem. Food and presentation are stellar! Eclectic drink menu to pair with all the delicious food options too

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  17. LaurenM

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a big fan of Brighton Bodega..every time I have gone, the food and service has been exceptional. Quiet, nice ambiance for a date night or a friend gathering! Highly recommend.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    It was okay nothing special, don’t understand the hype

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, inventive dishes, large portions and friendly service. Lots of tasty vegetarian options not just 1-2 offered at many restaurants. Also great options for meat and seafood lovers. Something for everyone. Beer wine selection also very good. Fun, energetic vibe without crazy loud noise level.

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  20. BobR

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A great experience; cool vibes, lively but not so loud that you couldn’t have a conversation, a great variety of truly interesting tapas, and a perfect waiter who knew his stuff and helped with suggestions. Our group of six was from west and north of Boston- and we met here as a central location . We loved it.

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  21. oliviap

    Greater Boston

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and great service. One of my favorite restaurants!

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The waitstaff are so friendly and helpful and the food is so fun and interesting and delicious

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  23. AnneF

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have eaten at Brighton Bodega twice now in the last month. The menu was different each time, but full of fantastic dishes. The four of us were delighted with our dinners!! It’s such a great restaurant! We’ll be back many times.😊

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  24. AB12

    Greater Boston

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Menu changes every day but the duck buns (thankfully never leave). Just great

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  25. MelanieD

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My partner and I met at Brighton Bodega for our first date and have gone back on our anniversary every year since! They never fail to amaze with delicious, diverse and flavorful food options and great cocktails. I am not usually a cocktail person but I love the options here! And the cauliflower steam buns are to die for

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  26. hohum

    Greater Boston

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is always spectacular and our server worked hard to make sure we had what we needed. We always enjoy coming to The Bodega.

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  27. DorothyR

    Greater Boston

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and great service. We had maple carrots, feta fritters, duck buns and mussels. All were delicious. Great sangria Roja also.

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  28. ErinH

    Greater Boston

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere and food. Our server, Yuri was fantastic and had great recommendations.

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  29. hrhmarybeth

    Greater Boston

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Literally my favorite restaurant. The steamed buns are the best.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The overall experience was great. It was our first time coming to the Bodega. We sat in the back where it was quiet. The server offered some great suggestions for drinks and food. Our drinks were delicious and unique. I loved the carrots, but wished it came in a smaller plate. The lobster rolls and the confit duck steamed buns were amazing. We also enjoyed the gnocchi.

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  31. dorothyA

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Really enjoyed our dinner there on a Tuesday night. The service was very attentive and the atmosphere inviting and warm and refreshingly quiet. Cocktails were interesting and tasty but the scotch drink I had seemed a bit light on the scotch. Two out of three dishes were creative, beautifully prepared and delicious--the Maine mussels and Florentino cauliflower. The Peking Ravioli were unexciting. I will definitely go back and try lots of other dishes!

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  32. RomanO

    New York City

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place was great and the food came out quick, the drinks were delicious and service was on point

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  33. Shayna

    Greater Boston

    136 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    136 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Fantastic food, very creative. But so noisy that you cannot converse with others, even when seated in a booth.

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  34. KateL

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thank you for being so patient with our group and making the experience so amazing!! Our waiter was AMAZING and really appreciate her!

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  35. MadisonU

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My absolute favorite restaurant. I do not understand how they make the food so good.

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  36. DimpiM

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Japanese style oysters are a must try! The food is great overall. Deserts won’t my favourite. Drinks were delicious as well.

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  37. MarcL

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    If anyone asks me for a fun dinner experience for family or friends, the Bodega will be my first recommendation. The food is creative and consistently outstanding. Nothing beats a scratch kitchen - especially an open kitchen. The service from start to finish is exceptional. The hosts and servers are always caring and personable, unlike any other. It's my new favorite spot!

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing through and through. The staff was so kind and welcoming. Felt like family by the end.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was wonderful and helpful given my dairy allergy. The food was amazing!

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  40. FrancesS

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Went with 2 friends. I'd been before but it was their first time. Our server was utterly charming and helpful, especially when it came to recommending cocktails. We ordered 4 vegetable dishes to share, and each one was spectacular. In particular, the lo mein and the Brussel sprouts were amazing. While the menu may look like small plates, these were a little more generous, and we even had leftovers. This will be a "go-to" place for me!

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Brighton Bodega using the Order Online button. Brighton Bodega also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 208-8698.

Brighton Bodega is rated 4.8 stars by 65 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Brighton Bodega

328 Washington St, Brighton, MA 02135

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Brighton
  • Hours of operation
    Kitchen Tue–Thu 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–10:30 pm Sun 4:30 pm–9:30 pm Bar Tue–Sun 4:30 pm–1:00 am
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Seafood, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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