There is nothing temporary about this palatial dining cottage.
a Named “Dinner Club” Ritzy West Village 4 Charles Prime Rib Taking full advantage of the city’s pandemic program that allowed for roadside dining huts, the enclosure was furnished with richly upholstered booths, air conditioning, ceiling fans, floral wallpaper and hardwoods—the most luxurious setting in the Big Apple.
Gold-framed paintings of dogs and landscapes adorn the walls, and the outside is tastefully decorated with shrubs and lanterns. The clear glass windows blur the outside world, allowing diners to dine away from prying eyes of Hue Bului.
Its website boasts, “With crystal chandeliers, plush leather seating, and paintings lining dark wood walls, this late-night dining restaurant immerses this late-night foodie into a lost era.”
“It was probably what was reasonable,” owner Brendan Sudikoff admitted, refusing to say how much he spent on the shed.
“Part of what we wanted to do was build something that could be an example of what it could be — incredibly clean and well maintained and an addition to the neighborhood,” he said.
4 Charles opened in 2016 and is one of several upscale locations from the San Diego-born restaurateur. Reservations are hard to come by and those who have managed to score can expect to drop serious cash. A pound of Alaskan lobster legs and claws will cost you $176, while a house-made prime rib is $145. You can wash off that with a $2,440 bottle of Chateau Lafitte Rothschild from Bordeaux. The wagyu burger with thicker bacon chops is $44.
Sudekov said that the building was constructed in full compliance with city regulations and that he would like to see it become a permanent addition to the neighborhood.
The city is currently simplifying a permanent outdoor dinner program Which will be managed by the Department of Transportation.
“If I sit outside – which I sometimes do – and kind of watch how people react to the restaurant, there’s a lot of positive interactions,” he said.
However , They pushed back saying Even nice sheds like Sudekov had to go.
“Some of these huts may be very well done, but we cannot make a law based on exceptions, and the fact is that The vast majority of magnets Queens Councilor Vicki Palladino said: “The simple fact remains that the street is for public use. Other businesses that share a complex with these restaurants are entitled to have the streets around their business available for customer parking and delivery.”