The Charlie Bird and the Lafayette Grand are two New York hot spots that offer great food, private rooms and impeccable service.
The Charlie Bird is a great little brick and mortar restaurant located in the downtown area. The food is meaningful and delicious. The ambiance is welcoming. No fuss. No flair. Just a neighborhood restaurant with a lot of pizazz.
The Charlie Bird offers brunch, lunch and dinner selections. Drop by in the morning and enjoy such delicious selections as razor clams with fennel and pickled chilies or frittata with morsels asparagus and parmigiano. The lunch and dinner fare is equally as mouth-watering. Dig into the crispy chicken half salad or the rigatoni Tuscany porchetta and chiles. The wine cellar is stocked with Italian whites, French reds and a variety of champagnes. After a dinner of Tuscan chicken liver crostini, enjoy a scrumptious slice of olive oil cake.
The Charlie bird has a private dining room to host small dinner parties, anniversary dinners or larger events. This Italian-inspired SoHo restaurant delivers within an hour, and it is well worth the wait.
The Lafayette is a French inspired cafe and bakery that offers some of the most heavenly cooking in the Manhattan area. When you enter The Lafayette, it’s like walking into a little Provence or Normandy restaurant. It is aesthetically pleasing and offers traditional dishes with a twist.
Try a number of regional favorites like dry aged strip steak frites or wood grilled local trout. No French restaurant can be called one without braised rabbit. Indulge in inspired desserts like fromage blanc cheesecake or mille fruille lafayette with chocolate. The Lafayette has an extensive wine list with chardonnay Cabernet and champagnes, just to name a few. If you have a sweet toot, the bakery has cakes, cookies, croissants and countless other delicious choices. The butterscotch toffee eclairs are to die for. choix de orange cream puff filled with orange cream filling will also have you biting your fingers.
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