Nothing is temporary in this sumptuous dining room.
4 The West Village's posh "super club" called Charles Prime Rib is making the most of the city's pandemic program to help people on the streets. Allow his hut to dine and provide rich produce to its enclosure. Upholstered booths, air conditioning, ceiling fans, floral wallpaper and hard wood make this the most luxurious cabin in the Big Apple.
The walls are decorated with gold-framed paintings of dogs and landscapes, and the exterior is tastefully decorated with shrubs and lanterns. Translucent glass windows blur the outside world, allowing diners to dine away from the prying eyes of Hoipoloi. With paintings lining the dark wood walls, this late-night dining den winks at a lost era," its website boasts.
Owner Brendan Sodikoff declined to say how much he spent on the hut, admitting "it was probably reasonable."
``One of the things he wanted to do was create something that would be an example of what they could do. was added to," he said.
4 Charles opened in his 2016 and is one of several upscale spots by the San Diego-born restaurateur. Reservations are hard to come by, and those who do can expect to win a lot of cash. His Alaskan crab legs and claws are $176 a pound, and this house signature bone-in prime his ribs are $145. You can wash it down with a $2,440 bottle of Château Lafite Rothschild in Bordeaux.
Sodikov said the building was constructed in full compliance with city regulations and hopes it will be a permanent addition to the neighborhood. said.
The city is currently working to streamline the permanent outdoor dining program administered by the Department of Transportation.
"Sometimes when I sit outside and just watch how people interact with the restaurant, it creates a lot of positive interaction," he said.
Butargued, and even a nice hut like Sodikov had to leave.
" Some of these sheds may be very well executed, but we cannot make laws based on exceptions, in factthe overwhelming majority are magnets. Rodents. , homeless and generally not very well maintained," said Queens City Councilor Vicky Palladino. "The simple fact remains that the streets are for public use. Other businesses that share blocks with these restaurants are entitled to make the streets around their businesses available for customer parking and deliveries."