I was out of the country when 800 Woodfired Kitchen had their reopening event. They had been temporarily closed for a couple of months due to a mechanical fire. I spoke with the publicist to see if I could check it out.
The restaurant is located across the street from the Empire State Building, making it a good stop for tourists. The only menu item that I sampled that I can recommend is the woodfire, roasted jumbo artichoke sprinkled with pecorino and smoked salt served with lemon butter ($15). To enjoy, we pulled off those outer petals, dipped each into the sauce then pulled through our teeth to get the “meat” — AKA the soft pulpy portion.
We did so while sipping on on the really good value from their wine list. The
2016 M.A. Monticelli Langhe Nebbiolo, Piemonte, Italy (750ml) retails for $27, is offered for only $59 and rated 4.2 on Vivino.