Char No. 4

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Photograph: Talia Simhi

Char no.4

Photograph: Talia Simhi

Char no.4

Photograph: Talia Simhi

Char no.4

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The scent of smoldering wood is overwhelming at this Smith Street newcomer; happily, much of what comes from the smoker, courtesy of chef Matt Greco (A Voce), is worth suffocating for. Pink, peppery lamb pastrami is dotted with spicy coriander seeds, and a snappy, sage-flecked pork sausage is smartly paired with bitter Swiss chard and sweet sautéed prunes. Look to the able bartender for a hand in navigating the impressive collection of 300 whiskeys. It’s a beverage program worth exploring—even if you leave smelling like a bonfire.
Venue name: Char No. 4
Address: 196 Smith St

Cross street: between Baltic and Warren Sts
Opening hours: Mon–Thu 5pm–midnight; Fri, Sat 10am–1am; Sun 10am–midnight
Transport: Subway: F, G to Bergen St
Price: Average main course: $16. AmEx, MC, V
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