Bread & Tulips

4.6
609 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
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. All outdoor seating is on our sidewalk café and terrace along Park Avenue.

The warmly-lit, spacious dining room is informal and comfortable; a simple tulip adorns each table. Indoor tables are listed as "standard" on OpenTable.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 609 people are saying
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4.6
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4.4
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4.3
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipUsedtonicethings
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My granddaughter and I celebrated our mutual birthdays at Bread & Tulips. I have been here several times, but it was the first time for my granddaughter. She loved it! We shared a meatball appetizer and then shared a pizza marguerita and cassrecce bolognese. The food was delicious and the service excellent. Each of our desserts was served with a lit candle. It was a great experience. Thank you

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vipGman
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Surprisingly good, but we ate outside and it was getting pretty chilly. Pasta was great.
Thanks

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MilaT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

the menu was very limited, but the food was pretty good

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vipPJNYC
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Both indoor and outdoor dining was available, we ate indoors. Everything needed to maintain a sanitary environment was consistently done. The food was fantastic, every dish. Service was excellent, very attentive but not intrusive. We will return again and again.

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vipChristinaH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

amazing gluten free pasta, beautiful outdoor set up that is COVID friendly!

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FREDS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Well done. outside seating no bad, service good noise high but this is outdoors on a busy street. Better than expected.

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Katy
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bread and Tulips is one of my favorite restaurants in NYC and they have done such a phenomenal job managing during the COVID crisis. Everyone is friendly while keeping a safe distance, the food is still delicious and the outdoor atmosphere is charming. A wonderful place to dine with friends, family or even solo! 10/10 recommend!

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Anne
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff at Bread & Tulips was welcoming and hospitable with their service. They were very attentive and knowledgeable about the menu, as well. We are looking forward to visiting again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining spot, even with covid restrictions and outdoor dining! Food was awesome too!

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AnnieB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always have an extraordinary experience here. The quality of the food and wine has not once wavered, and the service is always warm and helpful. I especially appreciate their use of locally sourced produce and clean meat, seafood, and poultry.

I've recommended Bread and Tulips to friends and colleagues for everything from anniversary dinners and first dates to cocktail parties and fundraisers.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Was very nice. They need more personel , the staff was super busy trying to help everyone.

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vipFriarbri
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and service, you can't go wrong here. We dined outdoors and the space was very pleasant with safe social distancing.

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vipPTJPTJ
San Francisco
449 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

This was an average restaurant with average food and service. Given the number of options in NY, I wouldn't go back.

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Lizzy
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here with family for dinner. We received very friendly and clean service. Hand sanitizer bottles on each table, wait staff all wearing masks and gloves. Tables were spaced out, plus high enough walls between table and Park Ave to feel like we had privacy. Quiet and peaceful setting. We were happy with all of our meals - recommend the grilled octopus, burrata, pappardelle, chicken parm. We enjoyed it!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience3

During this COVID pandemic, it was good to see that a bottle of hand sanitizer was immediately brought to our table for use throughout the night. Unfortunately, every time our server spoke to us, he lowered his mask or pulled it away from his face even though I kept asking him to cover his nose and mouth completely. He would for a split second and then move it away again. I places my face mask back on while he spoke to us to better protect myself. Also, for some reason when he took our drink orders, he only took my dinner order and not the other person’s order. I only realized this when my entree was served to me and our shared appetizer which my friend was ordering never came. The appetizer was then ordered and he never took my friend’s entree order! They brought me bread for my entree which had a metal cover over it while waiting for our appetizer and then my friend’s entree. I feel it should have been taken back and kept warm and served at the same time as the person sitting with me. Our delicious Burrata & Heirloom Tomato appetizer was served without plates. We did not have bread plates either. There was no oil or butter served with the bread. I had to awkwardly reach over my covered entree and eat over the entree cover and lap. We had to call over the waiter again to ask to order my friend’s entree. By the time it arrived, my Pappardelle entree (spiced, braised leg of lamb, tomato, parmigiano) was cold and sticking together but was still very good tasty, at least. The wine glass pours were much better than the rest of the service. I imaging this cannot be the standard or service there and would be willing to try it again before writing the place off because the food was very good.

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BasicallyManhattan
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Given the circumstances -- well done! Appreciated the bottle of sanitizer at the table.

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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
70 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!

TM
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
167 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
5 reviews
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
92 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.

DB
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!

FAQs

Bread & Tulips offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 532-9100.

Bread & Tulips is rated 4.6 stars by 609 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.