There is no doubt that New York City is home to some of the world’s hottest restaurants. Residents of the 70 Charlton condos are lucky enough to be just a short walk away from many of the best spots to dine in all of Manhattan. Whether you’re in the mood for a lively, upbeat vibe where you can gather a group of friends or you’re looking for an intimate spot to dine with that special someone, the options are truly endless. Residing at the 70 Charlton SoHo condos gives you the opportunity to dine at some of the most sought-after restaurants in town.
Charlie Bird – 5 King Street
This hip venue serves Italian-influenced cuisine combined with New American flair. The restaurant is by no means fancy or pretentious, but it remains one of the hottest spots in the city. The atmosphere is relaxed and perfect for hanging out and catching up with friends. Upbeat, old-school hip-hop music is piped through the speakers. The food is simple, clean, consistently delicious, and made from scratch. The servers are always very attentive to the diners’ needs and helpful with recommendations. When you go, be sure to start with the grilled octopus or the farro salad. Lunch tends to be less crowded, so if you choose that time of the day, you can comfortably spend a few hours enjoying the impeccable cuisine. And once the warmer weather rolls around, be sure to arrive early so that you can snag a table outside.
Bar Pitti – 268 Avenue of the Americas
Considered by many New Yorkers as one of the best restaurants in New York City, Bar Pitti is the place you’ve probably seen all over your Instagram, and it truly delivers when it comes to cuisine. After a day of shopping in SoHo, head just north of Houston and stop in to sip some great wine and indulge in some satisfying pasta. The menu is quite extensive and always features numerous specials. Start with the burrata served with cherry tomatoes as an appetizer to share. Then afterward, order the pappardelle alla fiesolana, which is homemade pasta with smoked bacon, tomatoes, and fresh Parmigiano Reggiano. Here’s an insider tip: wines by the glass are not on the menu but are available if you request them from the energetic, knowledgeable, and passionate staff members, so don’t be afraid to ask!
Carbone – 181 Thompson Street
Mark your calendar in advance, set aside a new fancy outfit, and be ready to empty out the penny jar for an unforgettable night at Carbone. It’s one of the hardest reservations to get in New York City, but Carbone will come through with food that is worth the wait. When someone comes to Carbone, they feel transported into a different realm. The restaurant is a traditional Italian trattoria, with Frank Sinatra playing in the background and elements of design that present a bold and modern twist. You may find yourself getting full just from the complimentary bites of bread, charcuterie, and cheese, but make sure you save room for the entree (and more). The dishes are traditional Italian cuisine, and you won’t be disappointed when it comes to the options. We recommend starting with a Caesar salad prepared tableside and then moving on to the rigatoni vodka and an order of meatballs.