Fodor's Expert Review Charlie Bird

$$$ Greenwich Village Italian Fodor's Choice

Perpetually packed, Italian-leaning Charlie Bird is the brainchild of sommelier Robert Bohr, who was in charge of wine at vino-mad Cru, and chef Ryan Hardy, who made a name for himself at Little Nell in Aspen and has been the private chef for Jay-Z and Beyoncé (not surprisingly, the restaurant has a hip-hop theme). The menu is divided into small and large plates, vegetables, a "raw" section, and pasta. The uni-loaded duck-egg spaghetti marries surf 'n' turf in a deeply satisfying way, while the Roman pasta dish cacio e pepe is one of the best versions this side of the Atlantic. 

Italian Lively Lunch Dinner Brunch $$$ Fodor's Choice

Quick Facts

5 King St.
New York, New York  10012, USA


Known For:
  • The preferred spot of "cool kids" everywhere
  • Hip-hop on the Hi-Fi
  • Varied menu
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Mon. No lunch Tues.--Thurs., Reservations essential

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