Bread & Tulips

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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.

Our Wine Alcove, provides a welcoming space for larger parties of 8 - 14 guests. A family-style group dining menu with optional wine pairings is available.

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vipCeciliaL
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We decided to have our farewell dinner for one of our colleagues because we knew Bread & Tulips would not disappoint. Food is always delicious. Handmade pastas and thin crust pizzas, vegetable sides fresh and nicely seasoned. Good wines. Lovely, warm and rustic decor. Small attentive bar & lounge area. Understated, relaxed. A hidden gem.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Choose this restaurant for a book group get together. Food was great and it was quiet enough to carry on a nice conversation. Servers were attentive but never interrupted conversation. Several of us put Bread & Tulips on the list of must come back restaurants.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing scallops and excellent service!

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viptruegrid
New York Area
66 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had great time and great food. Liked the ambiance, good place to hang out. Nice that they have happy hour as well.
We would go back here again!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Went for restaurant week 2020. Wine list was great. The bread and olive oil starter was delicious. Appetizers (meatballs, crab cakes) were amazing as was tiramisu for dessert. Entrees were a little underwhelming. My husbands duck was well done and my pasta was mediocre. I would return to try pizza and more appetizers.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience4

Was excited to try and exceeded expectations. Only thing I didn’t like was the waitress being kinda pushy about getting the meals out quick and having us finish. There weren’t many people their so it was unnecessary.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Dined here for restaurant week 2020. The appetizers were delicious, and steak was good. Tiramisu dessert was still partially frozen, unfortunately, but bartender was super nice and made great dark and stormy drinks.

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vipKeljonhorst
New York Area
63 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were so happy that our second trip,to this restaurant didn’t disappoint! We’ve been lucky to go when it wasn’t busy and we could enjoy the beautiful atmosphere, fine service, and excellent food.

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vipModB
New England
26 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was so good! We got the octopus, squid ink pasta, and truffle pizza. All delicious!

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ToddM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I made same day reservations for dinner on a busy Saturday with no problems. Service, food and ambience were excellent. Lamb Papardelle fresh pasta was spot on. Recommend to families of no more than 5 or for romantic dinner.

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vipLauraS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wonderful service.

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vipSanchoPanzaJr
New York Area
166 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we walked in, we were greeted warmly by very nice waitress. We sat at the bar then decided to sit at table. Ordered a bottle of wine and our waitress again was friendly and accommodating. Three of us were there for lunch. I ordered the grilled octopus with gigante and fava beans. THE best octopus I’ve had in the city. Very generous portion. My sister just ordered a bowl of spinach and mushroom soup. It was a huge portion and so delicious especially on a cold day. Seemed like there were tiny matzoh bowls also in there. Our mom had a generous portion of grilled chicken which in other places can just be plain boring. This was also a generous portion and beautifully arranged. Also contained roasted tomatoes. Not to be missed was the house bread served with superb and fruity olive oil along with sea salt. All around terrific experience. We truly felt taken care of. Will definitely return.

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vipEdwardW
New England
11 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful italian food and service. We had a large party and they managed us well.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food spectacular! service extraordinary!

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JeanM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bread & Tulips is a wonderful place to have a perfect dinner out.

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vipccjones
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The rigatoni al funghi was a big hit and absolutely delicious!

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vipStretch
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious! And very cozy!

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vipBill1234
Miami
90 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience5

We had a party of 12 and everyone was happy with the food. Service was a little spotty. Everyone was very nice

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IsabellaC
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The venue is perfect for a date night. It wasn't busy when we arrived and the service was quick and attentive. Food was outstanding, so delicious. Can't wait to go back!

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BarbaraC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was pleasantly surprised by this place. The food was delicious, the service was impeccable and the space was lovely. It was lively, but not at all prohibitive to intimate conversation. Our server was Sarolta and she was fabulous: non intrusive, but attentive when we needed her. She also noticed that we devoured the bread like heathens (it was so good) so came out with extra warm bread for us even though our meal was finished. And yes, we devoured it like heathens once again.

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vipShortGirl
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

A small intimate place, imaginative decor. A small menu. I had the duck breast while my dining partner had the steak. My meal was delicious, a beautifully prepared duck breast with braised red cabbage and almonds. However my friend’s steak was underwhelming. She ordered it medium and it was mostly well done with no pink in the center. The accompanying fries were meh. Excellent service. Noise level in the bar and bleeding into the dining area was quite loud.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
173 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

All our dishes were well prepared and served. Well priced food and drink in a relaxing setting.

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DeBkln
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I brought three friends with me tonight. They loved everything about Bread I think they will too.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. The best Italian food I've tried in the Manhattan area so far. Went with a friend from Florida and she was delighted. The drinks were amazing too.. Definetely coming back!

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BeforeBway
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A friend and I visited Bread & Tulips on a Thursday evening, 6 pm dinner reservation. It fell into our narrowed-down list of places where we could have a decent conversation -- the other diners' comments said it was quiet (when I filter for quiet places where one can converse, OpenTable does not filter always filter out loud places, so I always read the comments). We were able to have a quiet conversation for the duration of our stay, the hostess and waitress were immediately attentive. We shared a delicious serving of Burrata & Heirloom Tomato, then were terribly unimaginative and ordered the same main dish -- "Piatti" -- the grilled salmon with spinach, gigante beans, lemon-olive oil broth. The salmon was perfect (I take it medium), as were the gigante beans. I could have used a bit more spinach. Then we both broke our diets and shared the Chocolate & Hazelnut dolci (dark chocolate mousse and hazelnut gelato). The food was light and delicious, the service excellent, no rushing, and the atmosphere warm and allowed two old friends to catch up. A happy choice that we will recall next time my friend is in town.

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vipTOUGHNEWYORKERNoPushover
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Firstly, if you are going to call yourself "Bread" & Tulips... I think you should have some pretty fantastic bread(s)! Don't you think? 2nd, when a Chef repeats the same ingredient and thus a similar or the same flavor in multiple dishes, that's not a very creative Chef in my opinion. Beans are nice and they were really nice with the grilled Octopus but repeating the same beans in both main courses... not cool. The veggies in 1 of the main courses were uncooked. Overall very mediocre. BTW, I have tried this place twice. So, I was giving them a chance. Mediocre both times.

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STKM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

They did a masterful job of celebrating my sister's birthday, with thoughtful touches that made her feel special.

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Anne
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bread & Tulips is a hidden gem. We had an incredible meal that exceeded my expectations (that were very high). We can’t wait to return soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time I've come here, Bread & Tulips was been outstanding! This time was no different. Between the roasted octopus, the homemade ricotta and the spaghetti, the food was fantastic. Definitely will come again and again!

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vipMmafl
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food1service5ambience5

Great food and service. Cozy atmosphere. Always a good time.

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vipRob369
New York Area
181 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Solid restaurant in NYC.

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MariaK
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience5

Although ambiance was very nice the food quality was under par. Fried artichokes were not as pictured on the website and we’re dry and flavorless. Mushroom pizza was flavorless as well. The restaurant was empty at 5:00 on a Saturday evening when we arrived, and still empty when our party of 6 left at ten minutes of seven.
The bar was completely empty as well. Bread and Tulips is located inside the Hotel Giraffe.

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jenny
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I don't want too many people to be encouraged by this review so this quiet, peaceful restaurant gets noisy and crowded. The menu is small but creative and varied. There are options for meat eaters and vegetarians.

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vipMattyM
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite Italian restaurants in the city. Service is always great, and we keep coming back here for our favorite dishes. Highlights include the grilled octopus with beans, house cured olives, squid ink linguine, and any of the pizzas baked in the brick oven in the dining area. The Long Island duck is as good as any in town. The wine list is very reasonably priced, and the cocktails are good. Overall, Bread & Tulips is a great value for the money. Great any time of year, but the subterranean location is especially inviting during the winter.

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benji
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal. Great service. My business partners were impressed with my selection. We’ll be back!

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Arty153
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On a visit from the UK, I had been advised by friends to research restaurants before we arrived.Luckily,it was NYC Restaurant Week So my family and I decided to book Bread&Tulips.Starters of meatballs,crab cakes and bursts were excellent.Bread was also delicious and complimentary.Mains of duck and steak were delicious,however,my husband ordered scallops and there were four for a main course!He did say they tasted good,just not enough for a main.Desserts were great and we had a bottle of Pinot Grigio which was reasonably priced.Our server was friendly and helpful.

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vipmartini
New York Area
140 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always a great Restaurant Week menu

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vipMarkus
New York Area
96 reviews