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“Sensational Food Find!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Char No. 4 - CLOSED

Char No. 4
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Baltic St and Warren St
Description: Char No. 4 is a whiskey bar & restaurant inspired by a passion for bourbon. The name refers to the practice of aging bourbon in charred new oak barrels, which gives bourbon its characteristic sweet, caramelized flavors and its beautiful amber hue. Char No. 4 features over 150 American whiskeys and serves a menu of American fare with a focus on smoked meat. The American whiskeys are augmented by an extensive list of whiskeys from Europe and beyond as well as a selection of all-bourbon cocktails. Char No. 4 is located in a 19th century row house in Cobble Hill Brooklyn. The design environment takes inspiration from this tradition in its treatment of light, its use of color, and in its nod to the form and construction of whiskey barrels both within the water-jet cut pattern of the steel facade, and in custom designed light fixtures. A field of large cylindrical pendants suffuse the space with a tawny glow that sets a mood of sophisticated conviviality for both drinking and dining.
New York
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Sensational Food Find!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2013

My boyfriend and I are from out of town and were looking for a nice place to celebrate his birthday. Char no. 4 was absolutely amazing!!!!! It is in such a lively, beautiful part of Brooklyn, and has a cool and romantic ambiance. The food was some of the BEST we've ever had!! While the whiskey can be a tad pricey, the pricing on the food is fabulous. Our server was wonderful and recommended the perfect choices for us both. Our entire meal was absolutely sensational!!!!. ( We had the steak and the pulled pork and were blown away!) I would recommend this place to anyone looking for a great meal in the area.

  • Visited March 2013
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Arlington, Virginia, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Superb food and service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2013

Nice laid-back but very professional vibe. Great charcuterie app - Acorn squash risotto was to die for. Wonderful staff. Good for business or pleasure meal. Would definitely go back.

Visited March 2013
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Reading, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Perfect Steak!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2013

If you like your steak char-grilled, this is definitely a restaurant not to be missed. Unfortunately we didn't realise it would be so popular, or we would have called ahead and booked a table, but we enjoyed a magnificent 24oz rib-eye steak, cooked medium-rare with fries and a bottle of ice-cold spanish white wine at the bar, and vowed to return again to sample some of the other tempting dishes this place has to offer.

Visited February 2013
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New York City, New York
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150 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Excellent Brunch Menu; Southern Twist and Bourbon/Whiskey Haven”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2013

Went to Char 4 on Saturday for Brunch and had a terrific time. The menu is pretty extensive with a list of specialty drinks, including solid choices for bourbon and whiskey lovers, like chipotle bourbon bloody mary (you can ask for a regular BM too, which is delicious). The décor is very cozy with a small diner-like old-times atmo; but there is larger, more modern section of the restaurant in the back available as well for those patrons who may feel less retro that day. The food has a real southern twist to it with some of the best grits and biscuit I have ever tried. Brunch Fixed Price was awesome. Delicious piece of ham, cheddar grits, poached egg and potatoes did the trick ($16pp). It is also one of the few brunch places left that still serves shrimp and grits ($18), which made my friend very happy that day. The service was very pleasant and fairly quick on a busy Saturday. We will definitely return. Enjoy!

  • Visited January 2013
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Brooklyn, New York
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55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Divine.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2013

I have been to this restaurant three times, and the experience just gets better each time. Delicious starters, awesome whiskey selection, and amazing entrees. I have been for brunch, dinner, and late small plates and whiskey. A+ each time.

  • Visited September 2012
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