Bread & Tulips
Bread & Tulips

Bread & Tulips

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.breadandtulipsnyc.com/
  • Phone: 2125329100x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Friday 12pm to 10pm
    Saturday 5pm to 11pm
    Sunday closed
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: JM Ramales
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 26th Street
  • Public Transit: Subway (6 Train on Park and 28th Street)
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Nearest Garage on 28th Street between Park & Lexington Ave)
    Street Parking after 6pm:
A word from Bread & Tulips
BREAD & TULIPS (Pane & Tulipani) is a cozy neighborhood spot serving rustic Italian cooking in a casual setting. The menu is inspired by the regional diversity of Italy and features handmade pastas and pizzas, in addition to traditional antipasti, crostini etc.

The warmly lit dining room is informal and comfortable; a simple tulip adorns each table.

The semi- private chef's table in the wine alcove provides a welcoming space for larger parties. A family style tasting menu with optional wine pairings is also available at the chef's table and throughout the dining room, for groups of 6 or more.
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Bread & Tulips reviews from OpenTable diners
47 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food3.9
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
romantic (16)neighborhood gem (15)good for groups (13)special occasion (12)great for lunch (11)fit for foodies (9)notable wine list (6)great for brunch (4)late-night find (4)Show More
  • Not just great food
    JeanM
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    The food and wines are exquisite but so are the service and the ambiance. The noise level is perfect for conversation but is still lively. Bread & Tulips also serves beverages and appetizers on the roof of the Giraffe Hotel. In good weather, the experience is the best.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific find
    suzartisan
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    We needed to find a place that had a nice ambience, great food and low noise level for an evening of conversation and food. We found it here at Bread and Tulips. Our service was excellent, portions perfect and menu concise. Everything we ordered was excellent. Glad to have found it and will bring back friends.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pre-Birthday event
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    This was a great night celebrating my brother's birthday! We had superb service from our energetic, delightful server. The ambiance was rich with life and the decor was chic. We enjoyed wine with our delicious appetizers, entrees, and desserts! I would definitely return...
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food but small plates
    Lovedit
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The food was delicious but the plates were definitely small for the prices. The wine list was fantastic. The service was good not great. It was great to try but i won't rush back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • had a good time
    TerryMcK
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    As a middle age commuter, I don't go out to eat in NYC. But my son (works in NY too) and I decided to try a new restaurant for restaurant week. We chose this one just because it was close to work. Since this was lunch, the waiter concentrated on fast service. She came to our table as soon as a glass or plate was empty. We chose something from the restaurant week specials and were not disappointed. A meatball appetizer, italian bread, fettucine and a desert. Was a nice lunch. Gotta bring my wife next time she is in town.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We loved Bread & Tulips!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Great atmosphere, great food, great wine! Everything we ordered was fresh and delicious. We would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice time!
    Pink
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Gave this place a try during restaurant week and was not disappointed !
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great find
    Maxtooth
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    We found this place during NYC restaurant week. It was really pleasant, beautiful restaurant. The waitress was great, and even helped us with directions to our next destination. The chilled tomato soup was delicious. Everything was just perfect for a Saturday lunch.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Overpriced and flavorless
    DinnerbearVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    It's never a good start to have a restaurant below grade. The atmosphere was okay. We had pizza and anti pasta and two drinks which came to over $80. Pizza was really skimpy on the toppings and totally flavorless. Three of the 8 slices had no cheese on them, that's how skimpy.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great fun neighborhood lunch
    Liza
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Although we only had pizza and salads, we found everything we ordered to be fresh and cuisine current. The atmosphere is up-to-date casual chic. The server was a bit green however she really tried her best to please us. The cozy atmosphere makes this an anytime, quick-bite hang-out place for us. I liked that they had communal tables for single diners. Always a friendly addition.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Food!!
    ilovetoeat
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    I have been wanting to try this place for awhile so we went for restaurant week. The food was so amazing we got the kale salad the meatballs the steak, the lamb pasta, and the vanilla bean panna cotta. The portions were a decent size but I didn't feel grossly full afterwards. I can't wait to go back and eat some more!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Quiet weekends, quiet chicken
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I couldn't get a reservation on Friday evening, but Saturday was not a problem. We went for the chicken. We're scouring the city for a replacement to Village's, a now long gone restaurant with a crisp and juicy chicken. Village's was cooked on the bone and this makes all the difference. The chef doesn't cut it; the customer cuts into it. At B&T, the chicken was good. The chef executed his recipe, I assume, flawlessly. But it wasn't Village's and do it was good, not great.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    The pizza was authentic and very delicious. The salad was simple but great. The setting was very enjoyable and the music selection was relaxing
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great neighborhood restaurant
    Dina
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Had a very nice dinner during restaurant week, loved the kale salad and salmon I ordered. Waitress very nice and attentive.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good Italian neighborhood choice
    Appreciator
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    We were expecting something more for a $25 restaurant week lunch; although the food was good there wasn't anything particularly special. The restaurant is in a basement, with no natural light and with lighting that kept the place dark. The noise level didn't help. Our waitress was fine and the best part was a fettuccine with veal. The salad course was mundane and the desert was good but not at all memorable.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Restaurant Week Resv
    Luv2eat
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    My boyfriend and I tried this place during restaurant week for dinner. The portions were relatively small, but it was good. He had the salmon dish which was simple and nothing to brag about. The decor is great as a romantic setting, all wood in the lower level and dimly lit. The waitress was attentive and overall it was a good meal.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Good food and good service, great atmosphere and setting
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Decent Food, Nice Ambiance
    Erin
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    The homemade pasta was great, so was the salad, pizza not so much. Staff was friendly and attentive. Good wine by the glass selection. Cozy downstairs spot tucked away from the hustle and bustle. Definitely worth a try.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing food. Good location
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    I was very disappointed by the food especially since I ordered pretty straightforward items. Kale salad and a basic appetizer. Ambience and location are fine but not worth it.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 28 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food3.9
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 231 reviews are from the Bread & Tulips reviews archive.
  • Excellent Food and Service
    Michael
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    I have been to Bread & Tulips with friends and business associates several times and have never been disappointed. Service is Friendly and the food has always been fresh and delicious. The atmosphere is very relaxed and never rushed. I look forward to my next visit.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • hit the spot
    cristina
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    my daughter and I were staying at the Hotel Giraffe and this lovely little restaurant was the perfect close to a very busy day. we enjoyed the pasta and the salmon and found the service to be attentive and very nice.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bread and Tulips
    jb39
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    We've eaten here twice and enjoyed it both times. Great Italian food. On the second visit a salad one of us ordered was dull, mainly lettuce without much else. But I complained and they gave us a free dessert. Friendly good service.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great unexpected find
    CSDinesVIP
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    We found this on OpenTable and thought we would give it a try. Though it's connected to a hotel, it's a great little neighborhood restaurant with amazing service and a really warm decor that was very cozy after a long rainy day. Food was delicious - right down to my pear almond tart for dessert.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden and special
    FoodhunterVIP
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    This is one of those hiddeN, but really nice italian restaurants in NY.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Beautiful hidden restaurant
    lsafa
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    I made a very early reservation not knowing how busy the restaurant gets, we were the only table in the entire restaurant so I was a little put off by how dry and inconvenienced the waitress made me feel. I felt rushed to pick which wine I wanted because she seemed annoyed that I hadn't decided before I asked for one. Outside of that, the service was fine, I probably wouldn't have even noticed had I not been the only patron needing to be tend to. Food was good, the best house olives I have ever had and the restaurant is beautiful and would be great for a dinner party for 8-10 people.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent find
    Jenn211
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    My friend and I caught up over their meatballs as a starter (they were delish and the sauce went perfect the bread). For our entrees we ordered the mortadella pizza (still thinking about it and would go back to try another one of their pizzas) and their tagliatelle Nero pasta. Pasta sauce was very light and good.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, great value
    msbnyVIP
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    I love this place--especially for lunch. I first went with my husband for dinner shortly after they opened. We had liked it very much. Then I recently went with a friend for lunch. It was excellent. Their prix-fix lunch is a fantastic value. I had their meatball appetizer and the beet & ricotta ravioli. Two very good dishes. The ravioli was beautifully prepared: pasta had perfect shape, visual appeal and the filling was velvety smooth in that great beet red color. My friend had the kale salad and the trenette with bolognese. I tasted the kale salad as well. It was refreshing and flavorful, dressed just the right amount. I had the mixed sorbet for dessert and each flavor was delicious. Perfect lunch spot to meet with friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Treated so well
    alix221
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    This place treated my special party like we were queens. They were extremely accommodating and warm, and the food was delicious and very reasonably priced. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice little restaurant underground
    Jenn
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    B&T was awesome for lunch. My best friend and I went there during restaurant week for lunch and had a great time. The ambiance was great.. nice little underground exposed brick restaurant with great simple food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restuarant Week Disapointment
    CRBLIVIP
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Four of us went for restaurant week and all ordered off the restaurant week menu. We all ordered differnt things--the appetizer meatballs were very good, the kale salad was good, the shrimp was OK For the main we all ordered differnet items; the steak was very good, the scallops were good, the fish was fair and the steak was DRY--very disappointing since a friend had recommended the chicken from when she went--but not during restaurant week. Not sure if they serve diffenerntly for restaurant week--if they do it was a big mistake. We wanted to try it because of restaurant week but we will not be back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Restaurant Week Winner
    emmylou
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    I reserved a table for 2 and was pleased to be seated in a cozy semi-circular booth. We enjoyed the meatballs and shrimp & chorizo skewers to start, but the sumptuous pan-seared sea scallops were the star attraction. We split the delightful chocolate mousse with hazelnut gelato as well as the outstanding orange-infused olive oil cake with passion fruit sorbetto for dessert. The wine pairing was something I raved about to colleagues the next day (Sauvignon Blanc, Chianti, and a very lovely Brachetto d'Acqui). Compliments to the chef for thoughtful flavor and texture combinations (fresh pepper on the shrimp, creamy ricotta with the meatballs, subtle citrus on the fennel salad, passion fruit and orange) and the minimalism to enjoy them.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great for restaurant week
    mcfSLPVIP
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    Went during restaurant week with a girlfriend, it felt like a great environment as soon as i walked in. Bread was good, food was delicious and the drinks were fabulous. Would definitely recommend for dinner
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb service!
    Dansa
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    The waitress, Jess, was very attentive and our table was readily restocked with bread and sparkling water as needed. I had the roasted beet and goat cheese ravioli and sea bass with broccoli rabe, both dishes were excellent. There is a nice vibe in this place and though it was crowded, I didn't feel overwhelmed. I recommend making reservations if you choose to have dinner there. The bar is also a great place to mingle. I plan on returning soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good lunch options
    Amz422VIP
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    Came here for business lunch and were in a rush. The service was a little slow, but the food was good, and the options were exactly what some people in the group were looking for.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Restaurant Week
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 2/25/2014
    My friends and I went to this spot for restaurant week and had a great time. The space wasn't crowded (for transparency - it was a Tuesday) and ambiance was relaxed. Dim lighting and beautiful decor. Everyone there was extremely friendly. Only cons were that service was a little slow and the food was a little pricey...otherwise great!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No substitute
    Luv2Dine
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    There was not a variety of food that meet the eye right so when asked to add, there was really no substitution
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worst meal in NYC
    LondonGal
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    We have been in NYC for much of February and enjoyed eating out daily. Sadly our meal at Bread & Tulip was by far the most disappointing. We opted for the restaurant week menu and all the meat dishes were appalling. We complained and the service immediately became a lot less friendly! Would not return or recommend.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A bit of advice for management
    Theroad1VIP
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    Tips for the management of Bread & Tulips. - We book through OpenTable to avoid confirmation phone calls when you book a reservation the traditional way. At B&T, they insist that you call them to confirm your reservation even though you have already confirmed it with OT. - One of the marks of a service oriented restaurant (especially one as small as B&T) is to carry over your bar tab to your dinner table. At B&T, the waiter insisted that we close our bar tab even though our table was only a few feet away. - The most annoying thing that happened was that the waiter told the 4 of us to either order from prix fix or the regular menu but that we could not do both because it would throw off their timing... REALLY? We ignored this directive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great first visit
    New2NewYork
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    We thought the selection of wines was good and our server Jess brought sàmples to help us make our selection. Service by Jesswas great and the food was very good. We'll probably visit again in the near future.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall DIning Experience
    FoodLover
    Dined on 2/19/2014
    My date and I had a great time at the restaurant because we felt comfortable and the food came out rather quickly. Only one resteraunt week menu was available and every course were very small appetizer like meals. I was still hungry after the "three course meal." The bill came out to be about $200 which made me feel as though I paid to sit in a place to eat appetizers with my date rather than having an excellent dining experience. It was a good experience, but I was expecting something better.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic