Here's a look around Bodega Negra, the new restaurant in the Dream Downtown hotel from Tao Group, Serge Becker, Will Ricker, and Ed Spencer Churchill. The original in London has a "retro Tijuana sex shop" theme, but this one has more of a "lusty Baja wine cellar" vibe. Please note the gold disco ball in the dining room and the lightbulb barrels. Chef Michael Armstrong will serve dishes from all across Mexico, including many specialties from the Yucatan region, plus a few non-traditional items. The menu is still being finalized, but it will definitely include a Peking duck taco, four-cheese quesadilla, soft shell crab taco, and roasted corn with jalapenos and queso fresco.
Bodega Negra is slated to open on Tuesday. Check out the space below, and stay tuned for the menu and more details next week:
355 West 16th St., Chelsea
Opens on Tuesday.