28 W. 8th St., New York, NY, 10011
nr. Fifth Ave.
By HelenO on 12/20/2012
Claim: Grilled panini Italian "Super Hero" with cured meats, artichoke, provolone, chianti vinaigrette. Experience: Clearly a pre-made, frozen generic "Hot Pockets" type food product, most likely from Walmart. I wouldn't doubt, however, that the Chianti vinaigrette is made in house, and may just be straight from the wine bottle which already tastes like salad dressing. Claim: Pulled pork sandwich with pickled jalapeno mayo, cucumber-radish relish. Experience: There was mayo. Lots of mayo. So much mayo you'd have no idea there was pork buried in that soggy, stale bun. As for pickled jalapeno, the mayo may have turned greenish from lack of refrigeration, but there was no spice to speak of. We asked about the cucumber-radish relish, and our server said "the guy who makes it is out of work because of food poisoning."
By HelenO on 12/20/2012
I was essentially obligated to attend a colleague's soirÃ©e here. Her fiancÃ© lives in Bergen County, N.J., and rarely goes out anywhere in the city outside of Tribeca where she lives. He chose 8th St. because the location suited most people and he'd read positive reviews on Yelp. Clearly, those reviews were planted by the owners using fake accounts. I will spare you my tasting notes on the wines selected by the staff, and say only that one red was quaffable, at best. I must, however, warn future victims of the food offerings. Since we were a large group, we ordered most items on the limited menu. Claim: Grilled Gulf shrimp and chorizo with golden potatoes, red peppers-garlic puree. Experience: I saw the empty bag of Member's Mark Cooked Medium Shrimp in the WC, along with a receipt from the Secaucus Sam's Club. Walmart must not sell chorizo, as the pre-cooked shrimp were floating in a pool of grease from some cheap spicy bulk pork sausage. The potatoes were grey, the peppers green and the puree putrid. Claim: Wild mushroom quesadilla with goat cheese, chipotle, tomato, cilantro, sour cream. Experience: Canned white button mushroom stems and pieces with some type of Tex-Mex cheese food spread, to create the appearance and flavor of goat cheese, chipotle, tomato, cilantro, sour cream.
By vicky123 on 9/9/2011
Love 8th Street Wine Cellar for the food, drink and ambiance. Love the staff too. I heard they are going to be at that Taste of the Village event on Sept 14th in Washington Square Park. $50 bucks gets me a ticket to taste 8th Street's great food and then sample all the other restaurants who will be there. I think it starts at 6pm and they are still selling tickets at www.villagealliance.org. It is some type of benefit for the park too so I get to feel good about stuffing my face with great food because its for a good cause. I'm so there!! Love 8th Street.
Picnics with a view, roller-skating nostalgia, and a party for gay headbangers.