Bodega Negra

Restaurants, Mexican Chelsea
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 (Photograph: Filip Wolak)
Photograph: Filip Wolak

Soft-shell-crab taco at Bodega Negra

 (Photograph: Filip Wolak)
Photograph: Filip Wolak

Quesadilla rustica at Bodega Negra

 (Photograph: Filip Wolak)
Photograph: Filip Wolak

Guacamole at Bodega Negra

 (Photograph: Filip Wolak)
Photograph: Filip Wolak

Bodega Negra

Nightlife impresario Serge Becker imports London’s sex-shop-themed Mexican cantina, scrubbed clean for the Dream Downtown: He’s swapped the seedy original’s neon lights and peep-show silhouettes for copper-trimmed tables and mirrored panels. For his third venture at the hotel—joining Melvin’s Juice Box and La Esquina—Becker taps chef Michael Armstrong (Morimoto) to roll out Yucatán-inspired tacos (soft-shell crab), quesadillas (habanero and roasted tomatoes) and large-format dishes (whole suckling pig). Banked by a wall of antique tequila barrels, the amber-lit bar stocks 90 bottles of the spirit, employed in cocktails like the Chamomile Daisy (chamomile-apple agave, lemon) and a hibiscus-infused Paloma.


Venue name: Bodega Negra
Address: Dream Downtown
355 W 16th St
New York
Cross street: between Eighth and Ninth Aves
Opening hours: Daily 5:30pm–2am
Transport: Subway: A, C, E to 14th St; L to Eighth Ave
Price: Average entrée: $29. AmEx, DC, Disc, MC, V
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Deepal P

Recently went to Bodega Negra at the Dream Downtown after a work event. Got a seat at the bar fairly quickly - and the service and food were great. The bartenders are super fun and make sure you are having a good time. I recommend the Spicy Sandia - hot sauce/watermelon cocktail perfect for the summer time. The veggie tacos were delicious as well. The decor and atmosphere of the restaurant is cool. It's a great upscale Mexican spot. Good to go with a group of people and recommend going possibly during the week as it may get crowded during the weekend.