Thursday, May 25, 2017

Charlie Bird | New York

In today's post, I want to tell you a bit about one of my favorite restaurants in New York. Charlie Bird is different than any other restaurant I've been to in this city. It's the kind of place where I feel right at home, and I haven't figured out whether it's the staff, the vibe or the delicious food. Probably the combination of everything. Charlie Bird, as described on their website, "wants to be your favorite neighborhood joint". And for me, it has become exactly that.Charlie Bird | New York

The interior is very relaxed but at the same time also a little chic. They always play good music here, which creates a young-ish vibe. I feel like I could bring both my parents and group of friends here, it kind of caters to everyone. 

Charlie Bird | New York

I've been to Charlie Bird for dinners, lunches and long rosé-filled afternoons (with snacks). Although the menu is small, I haven't gotten bored of the food yet. The dishes are interesting enough and vary slightly every time I try them. 

The lunch menu has a prix fixe option: $32 for a small plate and a pasta, which is super reasonable considering the amount and quality of food you get.

Charlie Bird | New York

We ordered the Charred Octopus and Farro Salad to start, followed by Cacio e Pepe.

Charlie Bird | New York

I tried the Farro salad the first time I came to Charlie Bird and every time I go back I order it. It's the best salad in the world. Trust me, everyone who tries it loves it. It has farro, parmesan, mint, basil, peas, pistachios and radishes. A sublime combination!


Charlie Bird | New York

The Cacio e Pepe is only available on the brunch/lunch menu. Super creamy, thick, cheesy and very peppery. It's a very rich pasta dish but oh so good. 

Charlie Bird | New York

Charlie Bird | New York

Between 3 and 5.30 PM, there's a snack menu, which has plenty of good options (you could basically call it lunch).

Charlie Bird | New York

We sat down on their amazing sun-soaked terrace and ordered the rosé, there's only one on the menu and it's really good.


Charlie Bird | New York

We ordered a bunch of snacks from the menu, starting with the farro salad and burrata.



Charlie Bird | New York


Gnocchi Rosa, always tasty


Charlie Bird | New York


Live Diver Scallop with brown butter


Charlie Bird | New York


Montauk fluke crudo with fresh lime and olive oil


Charlie Bird | New York


And some of the best fries I've had in New York...


Charlie Bird | New York


Doesn't this spread look like the ultimate summer's day apéro?


Charlie Bird | New York


I brought one of my best friends here for dinner a couple weeks ago, and we had a similar meal.


Charlie Bird | New York


Starting with the rosé (and the best Grissini you'll ever taste, make sure you ask for it)

Charlie Bird | New York


Farro salad, Montauk fluke crudo and burrata with charred broccoli (we didn't actually like it, the broccoli was just burnt)

Charlie Bird | New York


Charlie Bird | New York


Tortellini with nettles, English pea & ricotta salata. I love this one!

Charlie Bird | New York


Charlie Bird | New York

I'm sorry for the mediocre iPhone quality photos, I feel like they don't do the place any justice. If you're in New York, this is definitely a must-go. Order the farro salad, a couple of pastas and some rosé, I know you'll love it. If you go for dinner be sure to make a reservation, I'm not the only person in New York who loves this places.

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