Negril, located in the heart of Chelsea specializes in Authentic Caribbean cuisine. Negril’s menu can be described as “home-style” focusing on the Island of Jamaica. Negril is pure Caribbean: real, authentic Jamaican comfort food. Small in size, big on flavors of true caribbean food that only true Caribbeans can pull off.
With its long swooping bar, splashes of color, aquarium, and Reggae backdrop, Negril will make one feel like an instant local in its lively environment. In addition to the varieties of fish, numerous jerk entrees, and the roti assortments, Negril Village/ Negril’s bars boast an added bonus – New York’s largest selection of rums from the Caribbean’s favorite destinations.
“Hot, hot, hot, this Chelsea Jamaican dishes out island eats so ‘tasty’ that fanatics swear ‘they could jerk my shoe and i’d eat it'”
–2003 ZAGAT Survey
“Sample fork-tender oxtails with rice, peas and sweet plantains accompanied by Jamaican punch in a festive “reggae” atmosphere at Negril. Feel the ocean breeze (almost) as you taste the jerked shrimp in pineapple sauce with fried plantains. And the affordable prices won’t leave you feeling like you have blown it out.”
–“10 Best Caribbean”; Regent Hotels Virtual Concierge
“If you seek a Caribbean escape or a taste of island spice, stop by Chelsea’s favorite Jamaican spot, Negril. A large fish tank behind the bar brings a bit of the ocean to this cement island upon which you are unlikely to find any real coconuts beyond the ones in the front entranceway. The beach scenes painted on the walls and reggae music will melt your troubles away as you sip on some Island Rum Punch. Order some island favorites like the jerk kingfish, oxtail and beans or the calaloo with roasted yams and complete your getaway. This place is the real deal, completely authentic with Appleton rum and Ting.”
–Shecky’s Bar, Club & Lounge Guide