Charlie Bird

5 King St.
Manhattan, NY 10012


  • Sun.–Thurs., 5:30pm–11pm; Fri.–Sat., 5:30pm–midnight

Charlie Bird has a cool, improvisational feel, but it wasn't specifically named for the jazz great. It's more of a reference to a New York state of mind, where anything can happen and labels don't apply. Chef and co-owner Ryan Hardy rolls with the seasons, putting together unexpected ingredients like bone marrow with anchovies and lemon and suckling piglet with escarole "kimchi-style." His pastas, tripe, Tuscan chicken liver mousse and grilled octopus are sublime. The serious, mostly Italian wine list was designed by co-owner Robert Bohr, who has a cult following from his stints at Babbo and Cru. It's meant to be a neighborhood joint, but that description isn't exactly apt; to leave it at that would be a little like calling Charlie Parker a saxophonist.

Photo: Toure Folkes


  • Private Function Room(s)
  • Notable Chef
  • Reservations Accepted
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • $$$$
  • American (New)
  • Italian


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