Bread & Tulips
Bread & Tulips

Bread & Tulips

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.breadandtulipsnyc.com/
  • Phone: (212) 532-9100
  • 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
51 reviews since July 28, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.8
    Service4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (23)romantic (17)fit for foodies (12)good for groups (11)great for lunch (11)special occasion (8)notable wine list (7)late-night find (4)great for brunch (3)kid-friendly (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Paying for the ambiance
    jens
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    I was immediately impressed when I walked into Bread & Tulips. Great location and a gorgeous restaurant - loved the decor. Great lighting, dark wood decor; beautiful. But I quickly came to realize that was what we were paying for. The beer/cocktail list left much to be desired - not much of a selection at all - though I did appreciate that they sell a couple local brews. For an app we got the fried artichokes, which were good. For entrees, three out of four in my party got pasta dishes. This was the big disappointment - for $20+ per meal, the portions were extremely small. I got the one with braised lamb in it and there was BARELY ANY MEAT IN THE DISH! I was flabbergasted and hugely disappointed. We were all still hungry after we ate.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice spot
    NYCfan
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    We had dinner here on a Thursday night. The food was good (typical Italian) and the service was fine until a larger group came in and took up our server's attention. Nice ambiance. Dining is below street level, so it's dark but romantic. Nice wine list and roomy tables. Would return.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good times
    LoveFoodVIP
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Good food and great service. Definitely would come back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beautiful place, but
    Smartfoodie
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    The food was disappointing overall. We had two different pasta dishes that were very bland, really no salt at all Same for the fried artichokes. The octopus starter was pretty good, the cannelloni special was very good and tasty. The place is very pretty, cosy, the service was good and pleasant.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Thumbs up!
    BRF18
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Delicious seafood pasta! Waiter was not the best, but atmosphere was nice and food was good
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable
    Love2dineVIP
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    I enjoyed my dinner with a friend. The menu was a bit limited but good! There was a nice selection of pizza, bruschetta and pizza. The salads were tasty. The portions were generous. When we asked the waiter who was very nice he said it was a comfortable size for sharing but not as an entree. Actually I could have had an appetizer and salad and be content. Worth the stop!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Predictable fare done well
    Brooklynguy
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    As antiseptic as a mall in a posh suburb, Bread & Tulips takes no chances on the menu, but delivers very well made Italian greatest hits. The menu lacks imagination, but the pasta is fresh. The wine list is short, but there are no losers on it. The chirpy waitress makes it feel like the suburbs, too. So if you are afraid of New York but have an early morning meeting in midtown, this is your safe bet for dinner the night before. Or if some Saturday everything in the Village is booked until 10:30pm and you want to eat by 8pm -- our predicament -- you'll like the food here; it just won't feel like New York.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A gem with excellent food and price!
    CamilleVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We're foodies who constantly try all the new and best restaurants in the city, however, we don't eat there everyday. IN fact, we come to this restaurant very often as a daily joint because the produce are mostly farm to table that I can trust, the menu is great with variety, the food is delicious, the price is most reasonable in the city. My favorites include the fried artichoke hearts, grilled octopus, kale salad, papardelle pasta, grilled fish, etc. my boyfriend's favorites are figs and cheese, burrata $ tomato, spinach pizza, Bucatini all'amatriciana and Steak Tagliata. we also love their special olives, and Tagliatelle Nero pasta. Recently their pasta are freshly made in the kitchen, which makes them even more delicious. It's a totally a gem!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great find
    MaxtoothVIP
    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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Quiet weekends, quiet chicken
    Minding
    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.
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 28 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 28, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.8
    • Food3.6
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 235 reviews are from the Bread & Tulips reviews archive.
  • 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
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Decent Food, Nice Ambiance
    ErinVIP
    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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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.
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  • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.