By all accounts, Charlie Bird, the new hotsy-totsy restaurant in the West Village by chef Ryan Hardy and the wine consultant Robert Bohr, should be great. Mr. Hardy has cooked at some wonderful kitchens in the past, like San Francisco’s Rubicon, and The Little Nell in Aspen, where he served as executive chef for nearly six years and garnered four James Beard Award nominations.
Mr. Bohr, meanwhile, is fantastically talented and, having worked at Cru, Babbo and Daniel, something of a wine jedi. Another partner, Jordan Salcito, is Mr. Bohr’s wife and the head of beverage operations of Momofuku. So the crew is legit. Read More