Mulberry Project
Mulberry Project

Mulberry Project

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.mulberryproject.com/
  • Phone: (646) 448-4536
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday - Tuesday: 6:00pm - 2:00am, Wednesday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 4:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Fusion / Eclectic, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Michael "Kiwi" Camplin
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine
  • Special Events: For event inquiries, contact nick@mulberryproject.com.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between Grand and Hester Sts.
  • Public Transit: N, R, Q, 4, 5, 6, J, Z: Canal Street B, D: Grand Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Multiple parking facilities within a 5 block radius. Daytime metered municipal parking.
A word from Mulberry Project
Mulberry Project is a chic restaurant and subterranean cocktail lounge tucked beneath the 'Mean Streets' of little Italy, and boasting an impressive outdoor garden in the rear. The ever-evolving menu of creative plates by Executive Chef Michael "Kiwi" Camplin prominently features market fresh, seasonal ingredients and a variety of flavors to please all palates and perfect to share. The market fresh theme continues behind the bar where some of New York City's premier bartenders offer a 'no-menu' approach to cocktails, striking up conversation and tailoring each guests' libation to his or her particular taste with fresh fruits and exotic ingredients. The outdoor patio & garden feature a 55-person seated dining area with the wooden booths for a group setting, as well as smaller intimate tables for two. Installations and exhibitions by notable street artists adorn the walls and outdoor space, harkening a New York that is seldom seen anymore.
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Mulberry Project reviews from OpenTable diners
12 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating3.3
  • Food2.6
    Service2.9
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelEnergetic
66% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
late-night find (4)neighborhood gem (4)good for groups (3)vibrant bar scene (3)romantic (2)special occasion (1)fit for foodies (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Decent
    Elise
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    The drinks were very strong but didn't taste very good. Food menu was lacking. It got very loud very quickly and is kind of a dive bar to stand drink and talk. It was a cool entrance but not that great overall.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pleasant
    Muncher
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Good for drinks, (strickly, thou I'd say a bit pricey, considering The Trailer Park outdoor patio set immediately infron of the outside bar, Why?) good music, good staff, I imagine it's guite the "hipster" location during the season.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    nice spot, but food needs improvement, although cocktails are great.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I'm a fan
    NishtaVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    My husband organized my birthday celebrations there with friends and we had a blast. I have been back for a date night- equally fun!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 8 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 29, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.3
    • Food2.6
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service2.8
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 120 reviews are from the Mulberry Project reviews archive.
  • Great date spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Perfect first or second date spot. Make sure to make reservation and sit outside.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Did not honor reservation
    Rest12345VIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Waited for over 45 min to be seated for our reservation and decided to go somewhere else. They don't know how to manage crowds
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Speakeasy wonderland
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Behind the unmarked red door head out to the outdoor garden where the walls are decorated by street artist Aiko. The bespoke cocktails are the reason to go, and the food is a pan-Latin with a twist. I was born in Brazil and their novel and very non-traditional take on pão de queijo won over even this girl. Think upscale and fried bar food with a insider scene that is very fun. An oasis from the tourist mecca of Little Italy just outside.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better for Drinks
    SprowtVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    I have to admit, I was a little disappointed with the Mulberry Project. My drink was great, as expected, and had I only been going there for drinks, it would have been a success. But I really didn't love the food. The menu was odd, geared more towards expensive snacks than dinner, despite the fact that the whole backyard was filled with people having dinner. And the food just didn't live up to expectations. My carne asada was pedestrian. Our cheese croquettes were pretty good as appetizers. The scallop ceviche was fine, but nothing I'd order again. Ultimately, Mulberry Project makes great drinks. And it has a great backyard. There is plenty going for it and it's certainly a fun place to start your night.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great cocktails, bad service
    HappyBelly
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Had a really great time, but the poor service put a bad memory on the night. Only half our food came, when I asked if the rest was on it's way they assured me it was... when I asked the second time they said the kitchen was now closed. Boo.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just OK
    CarlVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Cool setting... great drinks. But we had to wait over 20 mins for our drinks and there were only a couple people at the bar. Made no sense. And it was incredibly loud. Ended up leaving so we could actually talk with each other.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Are you out of anything else?
    DavidBVIP
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    Great speakeasy scene. No sign on the door, so it made for a good ambience of a speakeasy. I took some employees for dinner and they thought everything was okay, except the drinks. The DRINKS are AMAZING!!! The food was okay, nothing to brag or write home about. It was annoying because the waiter started off with telling us 6 things that were on the menu, but were not available. Then kept coming back or telling us during our ordering that they were also out. Subpar food, but amazing drinks.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • kerry
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    Could find restaurant. 149 mulberry st ny ny. Try to call multiple times with no answer
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Our server was polite and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    Our server was polite and helpful. Food took a bit of time to come out but it was tasty. Drinks could have been better was a little disappointed in the cocktails.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too Crowded to Enjoy
    Geee
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Made reservations for 3, but when we arrived the doorman warned us it was super crowded and we might not want to go in. He was right - we went in for all of 2 min and left because there was no room. He was nice enough to recommend a place down the street.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It's OK
    zachattach
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    The title about sums it up. The food was less impressive than the menu description made it sound. The cocktails were less imaginative than I had hoped. Was any of it bad, though? No. There is a back bar area that I felt had an ambiance that spoke to me more than the main room's, and the cocktail emphasis differs. We ended up sitting in the main room because the back room was empty, and being just two, we wanted attach ourselves to the life of the crowd gathered in the front room. Just a tip, but: If you were out with a large, not hungry group you could probably take over the back bar, have dedicated bar tender attention, and really have a good time. I wouldn't mind trying this myself.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday Drinks
    Bbla
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    The service was outstanding, Drink #1 was with elderberry - he came back with something with grapefruit, was a bit sweet Drink #2 was one of their standard cocktails (ends in Carre) - very good, but I've had better. Definitely a special occasion kind of place. Trufflie fries were great!
    Special Features:
    romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great pop-up speakeasy
    CItyH
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    Friendly people, well crafted drinks and a great ambiance make this a special place to try before it's too late.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our server Jessica was amazing!
    ElizVIP
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    Our server Jessica was amazing! She made the birthday celebration perfect. Can't wait to come back!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great drinks!
    dinerintherough
    Dined on 11/13/2013
    Wonderful speakeasy with amazing drinks and shareable dinner plates.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The truffle fries and bacon
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 10/25/2013
    The truffle fries and bacon wrapped dates where delicious. We each had bespoke drinks and they were great. We ordered steak and they forgot to tell us they were out. However our waiter offered to get us anything else on the house. We declined but it was nice that he offered. Overall great experience, looking forward to going back!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too loud , bouncer unfriendly
    Disappointed
    Dined on 10/11/2013
    Even with reservations we had to wait 30 minutes and then they seated us right next to the sound system so none of us could hear each other. On top of that, it took 45 for the waitress to even come by our table even after asking repeatedly. Decent ambience but not worth all the issues and certainly did not live up to the hype
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • service needs some work
    ctv123
    Dined on 10/1/2013
    our server was all over the place, forgot items requested from our table.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The outdoor space is amazing.
    shelby
    Dined on 9/20/2013
    The outdoor space is amazing. I highly recommend sitting there if you are going for dinner. The outside can get kind of loud.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Come for cocktails, not the food
    SoniaVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2013
    Nice cocktail bar with a variety of different drinks. This place is rather a late night location than a bar where you start your night out. We tried different things from the food menu but everything we ate was rather poor in taste. Don’t go here for the food, but for late night cocktails.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 8/23/2013
    Tried this place after a lot of hype and was sadly disappointed. The service was horrible!! The waitress brought us water and a menu and then disappeared it took over 25 minutes for her to come back and take the drink order and it wasn't that crowded. I almost walked out, but liked the outside patio enough to endure the ridiculousness. The food was also pretty disappointing. The truffle fries were great, but everything else was nothing special. The sliders were basically a sandwich cut in half....seriously! The drinks were good and very strong, although overpriced. Even for little italy, there are much better options. Go to Plan B (no pun intended, but totally intended, Gatsby's, or Spring Lounge instead).
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Cocktails In NYC
    other1
    Dined on 6/21/2013
    The food was fine but nothing special, but the drinks, amazing! Just tell the bartender what you like and they mix up something amazing just for you.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great cocktail bar
    NotfromNYC
    Dined on 5/4/2013
    Went to dinner here last week. The food was fine but it is not really a place to dine. There is only 1 wine on offer and while the cocktails 'are matched' to the food, they really didn't match. The music was so loud speaking to each other was impossible. Saying that, when the rest of my party left in frustration, I stayed on with a friend and really enjoyed the music and cocktails. This place is a must for cocktails - do not bother going for the food.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Had reservation, was walked
    BPC70VIP
    Dined on 4/27/2013
    Had reservation, was walked in and never seated. Worst service ever, but very nice bar concept.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • FUN drinks!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 4/13/2013
    Fun for my boyfriend's bday! Best part is the cocktails and mixologist. Very cool place to try!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I've only been here for drinks
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/5/2013
    I've only been here for drinks and it's a great place. I love their ordering concept and I'm always happy with the drink that arrives. They have a nice outdoor area but the music inside can get very loud.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Won't be Returning
    j868jennVIP
    Dined on 3/30/2013
    I thought this was going to be more of a restaurant but it's way more of a bar. The food was good although we were encouraged to order way too much food. The seating arrangement is pretty tight and awkward - you are literally hearing every word from the table to your left and right. The drinks which were supposed to be the highlight of this place were less than mediocre. They also listed me as a no show to open table which then had to be resolved. I won't be returning.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Stick to cocktails
    DaCorVIP
    Dined on 3/29/2013
    Had been here once before on a thurs night for drinks. Great cocktails and place looked lively and food looked good. Came back for a Friday night dinner. Service was slow, bar was full and it took mearly 15 minutes to get our cocktails! Menu is super limited. Only about 9 small plates to choose from, 4 pricey entrees and a few sides. Food was ok nothing amazing. But again, second round of cocktails took another 15 min! Music also is playing so loud you are literally yelling across the table. Will probably return for cocktails on a week night but no more dinners.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Absolutely love Mulberry Project!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 3/29/2013
    Absolutely love Mulberry Project! I hadn't been in a few months. Not totally sure how I felt about it this time...usually I order an ambiguous drink but the waitress this time was trying to be more directive about my drink. I also am not sure how I feel about the new small plates menu but that's probably just because I wasn't used to it. Still an amazing place and will be back!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Cocktails, Mediocre Food
    emckaeVIP
    Dined on 2/23/2013
    This is a cool little spot. The dish concepts were great but all of our dishes were over-salted (a duck dish we got literally had a pile of sea salt in the middle). The bacon wrapped dates were the only exceptional item we ordered and I highly recommend them. Will perhaps return for cocktails when the weather is warmer and they open up the patio.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very trendy. Be sure to make
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 2/23/2013
    Very trendy. Be sure to make a reservation if you plan on having dinner, gets very crowded. Food was delicious and drinks were yummy.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good drinks, food was poor-
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/9/2013
    Good drinks, food was poor- way too salty. Staff is great and will definitely go back for drinks
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Cozy and Fun... Great find!
    NY2LA
    Dined on 2/1/2013
    Cozy and Fun... Great find! Must try one (or more) of the various exotic drinks.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Would not recomend for the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/26/2013
    Would not recomend for the food. It was terrible. Speakers are so close to the tables, makes it uncomfortable to eat. They should just focus on their great drinks and close the kitchen. This should just be a bar!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Do Not Honor Reservations - AVOID!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 11/23/2012
    In spite of having a reservation for Friday night (3 people), the "bouncer" turned our party away since "Open Table often allows people to make reservations even when the restaurant does not have the space to accommodate guests".Really? If the restaurant KNOWS this to be a problem, why not fix it instead of having people trek all the way down and hearing such nonsense?Or were we turned away because we were two guys and one girl, in which case don't allow reservations to be made after a certain time - just enforce a "bottles only" / "at doorman discretion" policy a la Meatpacking and attract a different type of crowd
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Totally underwhelming.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 11/20/2012
    Service was lacking in many areas.... brusk manners, no attention to refilling water, no familiarity with the cocktail menu, dishes were brought out out cold, wouldn't run more than 4 credit cards, and tip was included (to top it all off). Food was uninspired and felt like something you'd expect at an airport... lobster roll buns were too big, BBQ slider rolls were soggy, steak came out cold, fries were scrappy, etc. For a bar that touts its cocktails, they even messed that up... server brought us the cocktail menu, but then when we went to re-order our drinks we were told they were not actually part of that evening's menu. Really? With 6 tables in the whole restaurant you can't handle making a few drinks that you've already served?
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet