A hip and trendy vibe plus Italian driven cuisine with a twist. Accompanied with al fresco dining on a crisp fall night- what more could we ask for? Charlie Bird, a super chic restaurant located in the northwest corner of Soho, is certainly a spot that you need to know.
The ambiance of this place has a way of its own; upscale without being pretentious, modern atmosphere with a somewhat rustic feel. And the music- oh man, the music. The most chill mix of old school and new hip hop, from 90’s Jay-Z to Jhene Aiko.
Service is crucial when it comes to a restaurant experience, and Charlie Bird seems to be very aware of that. Our waitress was very friendly, attentive, and knowledgeable. Sparkling and tap water served in jugs from the get-go, a very nice touch. The only thing I would’ve changed was the somewhat extended wait time between salad and our main course- but that’s probably due to my impatient excitement for the next dish.
In regards to the food, Chef Ryan Hardy knows what he’s cookin’ in the kitchen. A little garlic bread to start us off, and then the farro salad, which was to die for. A medley of flavors including mint, pistachio, parmesan, and cherry tomatoes. This salad was tasty and unlike any other salad I’ve had before, and this is coming from your not-into-salad kinda girl. Fusilli nero with crab accompanied by french fries that were extra salty with a hint of rosemary left us full with just enough room for dessert. And what better choice to cap off a delicious Italian dinner than strawberry panna cotta. Absolute heaven. Charlie Bird is a restaurant that aims for so much more than just good food, although they did a pretty wonderful job at that too.