Charmed by Charm on the Upper West Side

On the Upper West Side in the middle of the block between W. 96th and W. 95th on Amsterdam, there is a cute little thai restaurant called Charmed.  I had been meaning to try it for a while as it was within easy walking distance of A’s old apt.  Last night we decided to go.

The place is fairly small (maybe 25 or so cafe size tables) but we were seated as soon as we walked in the door.   It has a cozy feeling with an exposed brick wall with decorative bowls attached to it behind a wall length padded bench.

What you see below is the shrimp shumai appetizer:

Charm Restaurant-UWS, originally uploaded by Brockenbrough Photos.

The sauce and the shumai were both very good.  Its a pretty tipical dish to get so no real surprises here.  But def. good stuff.

Next, I order the pad see you (ok, that’s not how its spelled….but still funnier)… The dish arrived in a metal wok and still piping hot from the kitchen.  All the flavors mixed together very nicely and the broccoli was well cooked – not too crunchy and not soggy either.  Plus marks also for the presentation.    


Pad see-ew, originally uploaded by Brockenbrough Photos.

Aimee got the lemongrass chicken.  Also delicious.  A little too much sauce though she said. 

Chicken and broccoli, originally uploaded by Brockenbrough Photos.

Overall, a very filling meal.  One pet peave: I wish they had provided us with Metal chopsticks instead of the cheapo wooden snap-off kind. 

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Charm Thai
722 Amsterdam Ave. (btwn. 95th & 96th)
NY, NY  10025
Tel.: (212) 866-9800
Website:  www.charmthainyc.com 

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