5 King St
New York, NY 10012
Charlie Bird is a quintessential date spot that serves Italian-influenced small and large dishes in a hip hop-accented space. The menu's strong suit is the handmade pastas, but the fish, meat, and vegetable plates, like tripe toast and suckling pork shoulder, are good for sharing. The SoHo restaurant -- which includes two floors and a seasonal patio -- features boombox paintings on the walls, neon signs, and retro yellow leather banquettes.