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“A Hidden Gem”
Review of Charlys

Charlys
Ranked #7,290 of 13,740 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: US$8 - US$20
Neighbourhood: Financial District
Restaurant details
Neighbourhood: Financial District
New York City, New York
Level 6 Contributor
278 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
“A Hidden Gem”
Reviewed 27 February 2013

We recently took a school field trip to Manhattan. After visiting the 9/11 memorial, one person in our party noticed this restaurant and decided he wanted to have a cheesesteak. We split up into three parties, and I went with the guys to Charlys. We entered a fairly small space, but the aroma of fresh food was incredible. While all the other guys ordered cheesesteaks, I noticed their burrito offerings and decided on the steak burrito. We were all served promptly and entered the dining room upstairs. While all the tables were full, a man who worked on building the new World Trade Center invited us to sit with him. Many of the guys were satisfied with their cheesesteaks. I enjoyed the burrito chock full of juicy steak, hearty rice and beans, and delicious pico and sour cream. The corn chips the burrito came with were excellent, and the guys kept trying to take some for themselves. There's nothing fancy about this place, but the prices are very reasonable for NYC.

  • Visited February 2013
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  • English first
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  • Italian first
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  • Spanish first
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English first
California
Level 6 Contributor
149 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 268 helpful votes
“Fast delicious food for a decent price”
Reviewed 15 April 2012

Had a couple of Philly Cheesesteaks and an Italian Sub that wasn't half bad. Probably the best food around the area for anyone who needs a quick bite or on a tight budget. Service was fast, thorough and friendly.

Visited April 2012
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2 Thank jabmoore
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Cleveland, Ohio
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Gone downhill stay away!”
Reviewed 6 June 2011

We went to Charlys expecting the same good service and high quality experience that we have had many times in the past. We were let down. Charlys was busy on a Saturday when we visited. We ordered Charlyburgers 2 fries and a salad. After waiting 10 minutes we took our food across the street and ate it in the park. When we opened the bag we were missing one of the orders of fries and the Charlyburgers were dry hardly had any special sauce on them. The burgers were thrown together some of the burger patties were halfway on the bun. The prices have also gone up alot. Stay away!

  • Visited June 2011
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Thank NexusJAG
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Cardiff
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Don't let the decor put you off”
Reviewed 24 April 2011

Amazing burritos and pizza. Great for a quick meal!

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Thank candor74
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