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Tula Restaurant & Lounge
47 Easton Ave
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
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Fusion / Eclectic
$30 and under
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Tula Restaurant & Lounge Details
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 4:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm; Bar open until 2am on Thursday-Saturday.
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Fusion / Eclectic, American, International
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
For your catering needs please contact us at 732.246.0014 or via our private dining form at www.tulalounge.com
Private Party Facilities:
Private dining space is available for up to 90 guests.
Private Party Contact:
Gus Sleiman (732) 246-0014
On certain evenings Tula hosts a variety of different musical acts, from live jazz band's to some of the most reputable DJ's.
Tula is located 2 blocks away from the New Jersey Transit train station in New Brunswick. A walking distance to Rutgers The State University, and a 5 minute drive to the Theaters on Livingston Avenue.
Valet Parking Available Friday-Saturday. Professionally and independently operated by the New Brunswick Parking Authority-$9 per car flat fee. Metered Street parking. The Vue/Gateway parking Deck on the corner of Easton Avenue & Somerset Street.
A word from Tula Restaurant & Lounge
Tula was born of a vision and passion to create a unique dining experience. Tula was created by European restaurateurs combining the artistry of Mediterranean flavors and styles then adding modern American innovations of comfort and quality embraced in a casual elegance.
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Our party of 4 all enjoyed their
drinks, apps and meals. Salmon tartare with avocado nicely seasoned and no fishy smell. Generous salad portions. Diver Scallops in my opinion should always be served with mash potatoes (Tula serves this way along with greens.) Cabbage soup nice surprise (pureed) awesome we started dipping our pommes frites in them. Tiger shrimp had good flavor with nice support veggies. It's obvious the chef is tasting his food because salt was not necessary on anything nor is it present on the table.( a sign that he is confident) Solid place!"
Dined on 2/28/2014
The food was prepared and
presented well. Our waiter wasn't bad, just not very attentive and made mistakes. I left him about 20% so I wasn't mad, I just was a little miffed because he had confusion with our appetizers. It wasn't crowded so I guess I had less tolerance for mistakes. However, he was very helpful with the wine list."
Dined on 2/22/2014
It was very nice Valentine's Day
lunch. Even though New Brunswick had not really cleaned up after itself after the snow storm the previous day, lunch was very nice at Tula Lounge. We practically had the place to ourselves. I guess dinner was a busy time that day. They didn't have the Valentine's Day Pre Fixe menu ready yet and we ordered off the regular menu. It actually worked out as a better deal. Nice music and ambiance and friendly staff. Good food."
Dined on 2/14/2014
I have been to Tula once before
and was very impressed with their regular dinner menu! I was super excited to take my boyfriend here for Valentine's day and made the reservation well in advance. The website did not indicate a prixe fixe Valentine's day menu so I was hoping for the regular dinner menu. Turns out, it was prixe fixe and none of the regular menu favorites were there. I was underwhelmed by the choices and settled for crab cakes with greens and asparagus - also underwhelming and my boyfriend got the steak with mashed potatoes. he enjoyed his meal but felt that his steak was more well done than medium as he asked for. There were 3 options for dessert and 2 of them were variations of creme brulee...not sure how that was allowed!"
Dined on 2/14/2014
My hubby and I decided to visit
Tula for Valentine's day, and due to the weather there was no valet =( The drinks were great (I had the blanquita) and the staff were very nice. I was disappointed that they only offered the Pre-Fixe because it was Valentine's day. (I had viewed the menu when making my reservation and had my heart set on trying the bread pudding) My biggest issue was that I felt like they were rushing to clear our table after each course & it felt a bit uncomfortable. All in all the dinner was enjoyable, (my salmon was a little undercooked for my liking, but they handled it very nicely and quickly brought me a new dish) the food was very tasty, and I will definitely be visiting again. Cannot wait to try the bread pudding!! =)"
Dined on 2/14/2014
Went on a snowy night to meet old
friends. Happy they didn't have live music because it may have been too loud due to the small size of open area. The food choices sounded better than they tasted, but we still enjoyed the great service, great drinks from extensive drink menu, unhurried atmosphere and cozy lighting and decor. We will go again, but wish the food was up to the hype."
Dined on 1/25/2014
I went out with my girlfriend on
friday and had a great time. We were seated quickly and our waitress was very friendly. The food came out at just the right time and was delicious. I enjoyed every course, which is something that doesn't happen often at restaurants. We also really enjoyed the atmosphere; which was very chill and relaxed. I would definitely go back again, probably soon."
Dined on 1/24/2014
energetic celebration and festive
bar scene - good for all ages but median age is mid thirties. food was delicious! good date place"
Dined on 12/31/2013
Had a wonderful time on the new
years eve. Would recommend people for their good food."
Dined on 12/31/2013
Very nice service here. The wine
list was eh. The particular wine I ordered off the list came out in the wrong year - which I pointed out and was given the excuse - 'well I think this one just came in'. My food was good but extremely rich - a pasta special. The salmon two of my friends got looked very dried out. My date's pasta was good but not great. Not sure I'd go back - there are plenty of other places to try in New Brunswick."
Dined on 12/14/2013
server was inexperienced and one
of four main dishes did not arrive until he other three were finished eating. Received profuse appologies and a free round of desserts."
Dined on 12/7/2013
I ordered the special of the day,
which appeared to be homemade ravioli with spinach and feta (or ricotta-not sure) with shrimp and broccoli. I can only imagine it would have been very delicious had it not been for the immense amount of salt. There were two other people who dined with me. One of them ordered the mixed seafood and fettuccine. He had the same experience with too much salt. Everything else about the restaurant was very nice."
Dined on 11/25/2013
The service was bad and the food
was not as good as the menu would have you believe. Very noisy. WOrst place to eat in New Brunswick"
Dined on 11/15/2013
NIcely decorated and comfortable
seating. Pleasant wait staff. Very good food and drinks. We enjoyed ourselves and will return."
Dined on 11/14/2013
Came in for five o'clock
reservation on Saturday. There were about five 20 something's working and we were the only people there. Despite that, the service was very slow and impersonal. Waitstaff seemed more interested in gossiping with each other than actually working. Had to get up from the table several times to request additional water, bread on table etc. food was ok. Definitely not worth the price. Wouldn't go back."
Dined on 11/2/2013
Check in was easy and warm, and
despite some of our party of 10 being late, the restaurant was very understanding. The food and drinks were excellent, nice ambiance, however the service was extremely slow. I'm not sure if our server was just overwhelmed by our party size or if this was standard. In any case that was my only "complaint." We all had a good time however and would certainly recommend this restaurant and would return as well."
Dined on 10/13/2013
Very pleasant atmosphere with
great food and good service. I would definitely go back."
Dined on 10/13/2013
We found Tula to be very
disappointing. The food was salty and uninteresting although the menu had looked good. My Fruit de Mer had two unshelled mussels, two small overcooked shrimps and a few pieces of very chewy octopus yet was quite pricey. The dish was very salty. The sword fish was overcooked and lacked taste. It seemed as if it had been frozen previously. The porkchop was a nice size portion, but again, overcooked and salty. The sauce on the rigatoni tasted less than homemade. The beer was watered down. They had some seasonal beers but the waitress did not know what they were and was reluctant to go find out. She called over to the bar to ask, which made the whole thing awkward. I felt like I was in a scene from Restaurant Impossible"
Dined on 10/11/2013
We were there 7 pm on a Saturday,
and it was rather quiet; I imagine it might get noisier later."
Dined on 9/29/2013
The open environment made for a
noise level that was not conducive to carrying on a conversation. Menu selection was good but the food was to salty. Service was excellent. Good for a late evening snack or a drink after work but not a fine dining experience."
Dined on 9/14/2013
Had lunch on a Sunday afternoon.
The food was very good. The staff attentive and friendly. Would definitely recommend."
Dined on 5/12/2013
Food, drinks and service were
great! We did have to ask to be moved due to the heat/humidity from outside. The restaurant has wall openings to outside and they didn't have air on (-just fans). This is my only complaint because I would not go there in the summer again. Comfort is important. They had interesting things on the menu. Would of tried the soup but it was too hot in the restaurant so I subtracted 2 stars for discomfort and the staff said that's the way the owner keeps it despite complaints."
Dined on 8/24/2013
I didn't know what to expect when
I read the positive reviews and saw the address on Easton Avenue. A dozen years ago and more I ate several times at the Stuff Yer Face next door and knew the usual food on that block (not Clydz or Old Bay quality), but I was really amazed at the quality at Tula. What another noted, that it is a dive, is probably accurate ( I visited a couple of weeks before school starts ). I can imagine the weekends during terms. Secondly, they do have a great gazpacho. The risotto with fresh, local veggies was also very good (especially the mushrooms). Perhaps a bit expensive (as was noted) for the wines at $8 and higher per glass, but beers seem very reasonable. I would recommend them."
Dined on 8/20/2013
Tula is both a classier dive bar
and a nice restaurant. However... I feel $50 was overpriced for the $35 seating atmosphere. We had a 5 course Prix Fare meal for $50. I feel the steak and salmon were too salty. Desert was average. The table service was very attentive. And, obviously, their drink selection was vast. Be warned though. I feel dining here is only going to work ealier in the week, as it does turn into a college dive bar."
Dined on 7/30/2013
Went here for my wife and I
anniversary dinner and no complaints. They surprised us with complimentary champaign and desert. Service and food were great."
Dined on 7/13/2013
Tula's Restaurant was a great
choice for our dinner party after Rutger's Graduation. They had a 3 course prix fixe menu for $37 that was quite extensive and delicious. I would definitely recommend Tula's for a special occassion dinner, date night or for a great dinner."
Dined on 5/19/2013
This was my second dinner at Tula
within 6 months and food is still great!!!! The staff was courteous, informative (but not pretentious), and attentive (but not annoying or overwhelming). I would recommend this place for foodies, date nites and group dinner outings... The ambiance is nice and it doesn't get too loud so an inside voice is all that is necessary to carry on conversation."
Dined on 5/18/2013
not sure why it was so empty since
the food was great!"
Dined on 5/11/2013
The food is very good, in
particular the salmon/avocado tartar, and the organic roast chicken is a bit of perfection. An adult restaurant on a street of college eateries."
Dined on 4/11/2013
First time at Tula. Food was
delicious, service was great. Will definitely return!"
Dined on 4/12/2013
Excellent service, delicious food,
great abiance, food came out quick. Wine selection was wonderful and food was priced moderatley to mid-level- meals range from $20-40 dollars.Portions are elegant, not a large portion restuarant. Great fries and steak, try their specials!"
Dined on 4/12/2013
I went to meet a friend on a
Saturday nite. The food was pretty good, however, at about 10PM the music started blasting!!. It became some sort of quasi club/bar scene. It was so loud my friend and I began shouting just to be heard. Needless to say, we left earlier than we had anticipated because of the noise level. Loved the decor----I suggest going during the week."
Dined on 3/23/2013
We had a special occasion lunch at
Tula. I expected more imaginative lunch choices. The panini I ordered came in white crunchy toast."
Dined on 3/15/2013
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