Bread & Tulips
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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Squid Ink Linguine
blue crab, calabrian peppers, lemon zest
candied orange peel
extra virgin olive oil, grilled peasant bread
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.
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.
Amazing scallops and excellent service!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
The food was so good! We got the octopus, squid ink pasta, and truffle pizza. All delicious!
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.
Great food and wonderful service.
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.
Wonderful italian food and service. We had a large party and they managed us well.
food spectacular! service extraordinary!
Bread & Tulips is a wonderful place to have a perfect dinner out.
The rigatoni al funghi was a big hit and absolutely delicious!
Always delicious! And very cozy!
We had a party of 12 and everyone was happy with the food. Service was a little spotty. Everyone was very nice
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!
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.
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.
All our dishes were well prepared and served. Well priced food and drink in a relaxing setting.
I brought three friends with me tonight. They loved everything about Bread I think they will too.
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!
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.
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.
They did a masterful job of celebrating my sister's birthday, with thoughtful touches that made her feel special.
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.
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!
Great food and service. Cozy atmosphere. Always a good time.
Solid restaurant in NYC.
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.
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.
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.
Great meal. Great service. My business partners were impressed with my selection. We’ll be back!
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.
Always a great Restaurant Week menu