Bogota Latin Bistro
141 Fifth Ave. between Lincoln Place and St. John’s Place
Known for its killer cocktails and cheerfully cacophonous dinner scene, Bogota takes a decidedly Latin approach to a standard American recipes for fish. Bored with broiled? Sated with sushi? At Bogota you venture forth with such dishes as tasty stuffed bacalao (salted codfish), catfish tacos, or chipotle corn-crusted salmon served with chimichurri.
Expect to see lines outside on weekends, and a seriously crowded bar. (You can eat at small tables in the bar, but expect plenty of company.) Bogota draws a mixed crowd of young professionals, miscellaneous locals, and longstanding Park Slopers. As the high octane drinks kick in, the decibel level rises accordingly.
Bogota’s décor is spare, and vaguely industrial. The service is friendly, and relatively quick.
This vibrant, noisy, fun restaurant is located on what some call Park Slope’s restaurant row, a half-mile stretch along Brooklyn’s Fifth Avenue.
Dinner entrees run about $20.
Weekend reservations are recommended.
Seasonal outdoor seating.