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Charlie Bird

154 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Top Tags:
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Hot Spot

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Charlie Bird's serves proper Italian cuisine with a charming and modern aesthetic. Small plate options include the escarole and parmigiana salad with crispy toast and the Roman burrata with pickled cherries and almonds. Entrée options showcase Charlie Bird's inventive recipes, such as the warm spring asparagus with hazelnuts and parmigiana, the roasted chicken with spicy arugula, and the wild ocean trout with charred onion. Pasta dishes are popular and include the rigatoni with guanciale and peas, the gnocchi rosa with basil and ricotta, and the lamb ragu pappardelle.

For the ideal end to your meal, enjoy Charlie Bird's warm chocolate budino with rich olive oil gelato and caramelized Rice Krispies with a hot cappuccino.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Contemporary American, Wine Bar, Italian
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Hours of operation
Sunday - Thursday: 5:30-11:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:30-12:00 midnight
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Phone number
(212) 235-7133
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Ryan Hardy
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Cross street
Entrance on 6 Avenue south of Houston
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Parking details
Three parking garages are located nearby:
1. Central Parking on 14 Charlton St.=Prince St. (west of 6 Ave.),
2. Icon Parking on 375 Hudson St. (south of Houston),
3. Garage Management Company/Minetta Garage on 122 West 3 St. (between 6
Ave. and MacDougal St.)
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Public transit
A, C, E, B, D, F, M Train: West 4th Street Station.
1 Train: Houston Street Station.
6 Train: Spring Street Station.
N, R Train: Prince Street Station.
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Overall ratings and reviews
4.3  based on all time ratings
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Hannah (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on October 31, 2015

Overall, was pleased with the experience. The food was good though the portions were sooooo small (and prices were high), it was disappointing and we were still hungry after the meal!

vipDatenight (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on October 23, 2015

Such an incredible menu, everything is always fresh and delicious. It's definitely a slower service over lunch and not as many people around. Nevertheless the food was still delicious! Love the razor clams.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on October 15, 2015

Consistently excellent and fun.

vipGetittogether (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on October 8, 2015

This is my first time for lunch here. Service was beyond slow and the food was mediocre at best for the expensive price tag. I prefer my other options in the area such as Hundred Acres.

OpenTable Diner (London)
4.0  Dined on September 24, 2015

İt was decent. But waiters with attitude be carefull

AbbyS (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on September 16, 2015

The food was unique and excellent. Portions were a little on the small side. I had a lovely glass of wine and the service was perfect.

vipTINAT (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on September 13, 2015

The food and outdoor seating was great. The burrata and cucumbers was not what I expected. The service was very slow. Greeted probably over 10 minutes after we sat. Had to ask for our wine to be refilled since it was on ice. For the level of food that is being served I thought the experience would be more cohesive, especially if the table is at over $100 a head at brunch.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on September 12, 2015

Our dinner at Charlie Bird was fantastic. From the hostess, bartender and waitress, the service was friendly and hospitable. The food at Charlie Bird was amazing! Some of the best I've had in NYC and I'm a foodie. It's unique, light and clean yet very flavorful. The chicken and sea bream were both delicious as were all the small plates and sides. The music was eclectic which gave the restaurant a more modern feel. It was perfect to come with family but would also work well with friends or on a date. Thanks for a great experience, will be back soon!

Jcd497 (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on August 27, 2015

Farro salad was amazing. Outdoor dining was perfect.

spoiled (New England)
3.0  Dined on August 17, 2015

been multiple times, brought my boss this time, pasta was subpar at best, must be a new pasta cook, pasta maker, the gnocchi were not ones i am use to and i left embarrassed

vipTribecaregular1 (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on August 17, 2015

Had an edge to him. Spoke to his counter parts about how he used to "beat up NYU kids". Made fun of other guests. Me and my husband always sit at the bar for our date night every week and have to say we never experienced such a rude, non-servicing bartender. He needs a new career. Would never go to this restaurant because of him. Which is sad because we loved our food!

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on August 9, 2015

Service was phenomenal as always, but the food wasn't as good as the first times I had come. I thought the focaccia was phenomenal, octopus was undercooked, gnocchi was good but lacking in flavor, and Nero fussili which usually is to die for was hard and unappetizing- like it had been reheated, the wine was amazing and the chocolate desert with Rice Krispies was heavenly, but with that many good restaurants in NYC I won't be going out of my way next time to come back. I was sorely disappointed. I hope they haven't gotten used to their popularity and hence lowered the quality of the food.

vipbilbo411 (London)
4.0  Dined on August 9, 2015

Been here 3 times now and no complaints each time. Food is good. Service solid. Very cool setting. Dependable place to go

vipOpenTable Diner (Detroit)
4.0  Dined on August 4, 2015

I've made it an point to eat there when I am in New York. Loved the menu ambience and prices. This time was just ok. None of the dishes blew me away, service was just ok and they have increased their prices.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on August 2, 2015

Had the most fabulous meal and wine this past weekend. Everything was incredibly delicious. I don't know how we missed this place. It's been open for 2 years. I will go back and back and have told EVERYONE i could think of how amazing the food truly is.