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Mulberry Project - Permanently Closed, New York, NY

Mulberry Project - Permanently Closed

4.0
4
57 Reviews
$30 and under
American
The subterranean speakeasy boasts an elaborate street art collection, paying homage to the popular renegade culture of New York City. A new pop-up is found every summer in our back yard. Our full menu of light bites is served in addition to our bespoke cocktails.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm Friday & Saturday: 6:00pm - 11:00pm

  • Phone number

    (646) 448-4536

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Carmine di Giovanni

  • Catering

    Please inquire within for off-site catering.

  • Neighborhood

    Little Italy

  • Cross street

    In Between Grand and Hester

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Subway: B,D Grand St/ 6, N, R, Q<br />Canal St. (or Spring St.)

  • Entertainment

    Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night we have an in-house DJ.

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area

What 57 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.0
4 based on all time ratings
  • 3.3Food
  • 3.3Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 3.2Value

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  1. JC

    JosefC

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2017

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    So way louder and busier than expected for a speakeasy. Nothing wrong, per se, just not what we had in mind at all. Also, couldn’t find any staff to tell that we were leaving.
  2. N

    Nick

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic and attentive bartenders, A+ experience
  3. M

    Millbo123

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2017

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Terrific and unusual cocktail selections and great outdoor experience in the garden. We were the first customers of the day and spent a great few hours enjoying Mulberry Project.
  4. K

    Kami

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible place. The backyard is amazing
  5. JV

    JosephV

    New England

    72 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2017

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Over priced. Poor service.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2017

    overall3food1service3ambience4
    The outdoor patio is great, and the music selection is in point. When we went, however, we had to wait one hour for cocktails. They were very good, but receiving and finishing our apps before drinks is a marker of poorly managed service--though the waiter himself was great. Go for the music and cocktails--food was not phenomenal. We ordered truffle fries that had no trace of truffle and that we were told came frozen :/ . I can see it being a great spot for a late late night drink.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2017

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Aside from that it's a little too loud this place is pretty much perfect. 💯😎
  8. L

    Laura

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2017

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Amazing drinks!! Garden in back is super cute
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2017

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Music was great but too loud. Couldn't have a conversation in there.
  10. AI

    AlexisI

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2017

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Great service! Kind people & Great drinks :) Cozy and fun spot with good food! Charming outdoor patio w hot French servers.
  11. FN

    FriNightDiner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2017

    overall5food3service3ambience5
    Great cocktails, good ambiance, OK service. Cool backyard area and indoor area as well.
  12. CL

    CarrieL

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2017

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    Why have an option for reservations if A) you don't honor the reservation and B) you are closed for a private event. We ended up at a lovely restaurant up the street instead.
  13. C

    Caroline

    Atlanta

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2017

    overall4food3service1ambience4
    Really cool spot and awesome vibes. Drinks were great. However it was really packed and smaller than I thought. I had a reservation but there was no one there to tell me where to go and the food/drinks took a long time. Plan to chill and be in no rush, just enjoy!
  14. DH

    DavidH

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2017

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Cool speakeasy to meet up with friends. Pitcher cocktails were expensive but delicious.
  15. A

    Angela

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2017

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    The ambiance was excellent both inside and outside. However, the food was subpar and while I went for drinks, several drinks were "unavailable," which was confusing considering it's known for a speakeasy with "great drinks." I would go if you don't intend to eat and grab slightly pricey drinks from a limited menu.
  16. JH

    JosephH

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2017

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Made a reservation and received a confirmation email as well. Showed up on time and the door was locked. No one answered the phone, no door man, nothing. It was a shame as the night we had planned was built around this place as we had heard good things. Either Opentable screwed up or Mulberry Project did with incorrect times. Shame.
  17. AT

    AlisonT

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2017

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We arrived for our reservation and the place was CLOSED. No notification, nothing.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 7, 2017

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Too cold, there was no local street art as stated in their website. The cocktails were original and tasty.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Went on a recommendation from a local , did not dissapoint great handcrafted cocktails and ambience. Did not try the food.
  20. J

    Joey

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2016

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    So they didn't have food when we went, but the drinks were outstanding. Whether we ordered from the menu or grabbed a bespoke coctail, they were absolutely worth it!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2016

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great, the bartenders were very personable and friendly! The drinks were refined, yet boozy. Ambiance was great, Love that the place is kinda small.
  22. l

    leighj

    New York Area

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2016

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    great spot for drinks - tailored to each person's taste. Nice atmosphere - upbeat and reliable.
  23. F

    Finkster

    San Francisco

    25 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2016

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    I have always loved this place ae I nd sat outside on the patio for drinks and food with friends. I booked a reservation for dinner during the week and requested a seat outside. When I arrived, they told me nothing was available outside and it would be 45 minutes. One and a half hours later, I asked again if there was a seat available and the host was rude and never came back to us - we left.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice colors outside and cool and dark inside.
  25. d

    dave

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2016

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    They were totally disrespectful and unprofessional. They had us wait for an hour after our reservation and after we sat down they told us their kitchen wasnt open When we complained to the manager he didnt even say he was sorry
  26. E

    Enjoying

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2016

    overall2food1service1ambience3
    We went here with great expectations of having fun and hanging out with friends over dinner and cocktails. We had two waiters which I thought was strange. They told us their kitchen was closed so we had to order from the restaurant next door. One waiter took our order and told us the food would take 40 min to arrive. The food came and all was fine except on persons dish didn't arrive; we asks one waiter if it was coming and they said it was on the way. Ten min later we asked the other waiter and they said that it was never ordered but he would rush it through. Another ten min pass and I ask again if the order got placed and the waiter said that the Italian restaurant didn't have the spaghetti and meatballs my friend had ordered. At this point we were so frustrated. Finally spoke w the manager and he appologized for the mix up. Brought the spaghetti and meatballs and some shots for the rest of us. Overall a stressful experience. Not going back.
  27. TG

    TaylorG

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Oh my gosh! I can't say enough good things about Mulberry Project! I came here with 5 of my girlfriends last week and we had the best time. It's a speakeasy, so we loved the secrecy of it! There is a gorgeous patio garden out back that looks like you aren't in NYC anymore. We had custom cocktails, and then we got a pitcher of a cocktail named Jenna Jameson! Our bartender Jose was so attentive and helpful. Overall, great music, good drinks, good vibes, awesome space. If you haven't been to this bar, get there now!
  28. M

    Mrosemblum55

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic drinks in an awesome garden. Our server was super informative and friendly. Would definitely return!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2016

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    I'm not sure why I was able to make a reservation for 1pm at Mulberry Project because I arrived with a group who was out of town on vacation and it wasn't even open. The one person who was there was very rude and didn't even give any explanation either..
  30. C

    Callum

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2016

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Unpleasant staff. Terrible food. First and last visit.
  31. DP

    DanielleP

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2016

    overall2food1service1ambience4
    We left after sitting for 20 minutes with ZERO service, even after having asked twice from the server (who also turned out to be the manager - he managed to nod towards us but didn't actually speak when we attempted to ask for drinks, then walked away) for menus (both food and drink). We were all super excited to try it out and very disappointed that nobody seemed to care we were there to dine and drink. Not hard to make a vodka soda! Wouldn't have even needed a drink menu. Worst part is my company works with Mulberry Project and after the poor service I received, I would never send my clients there.
  32. S

    Shoegal21

    New York Area

    147 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    147 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2016

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Drinks were good cool speakeasy w an outdoor area. Calamari and steak were great crispy chicken sandwich not as good as expected.
  33. K

    Kcreveco

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2016

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    This is a real project, let's say an experience! The food is deli jeu but the service could be improved! Very warm in summer so be prepared!
  34. LV

    LukeV

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2016

    overall2food4service1ambience4
    Made a reservation through Open Table and it was not honored by the staff. They said oh there's a wait for a table even if you made a reservation, very disappointed, it renders using open table for this place pointless
  35. EH

    ElizabethH

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2016

    overall2food5service1ambience4
    We had awful service! The food and drinks were good, but for the prices, the service was truly horrible.
  36. l

    leat

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2016

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    They would not seat my party after making a reservation days in advance . Don't go
  37. PS

    PS2019

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2016

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    Not happy at all with Mulberry Project. First they basically discriminated against my friends and me. Then they created issues for any additional friends who came in. All this during a time when the bar was not even packed. We eventually left the outdoor space and moved indoors because of some of this. Pitchers of drinks we ordered took 45 min to come. Also, was super hot even indoors- seemed like the air conditioning was barely working. Very rude service from the host/servers outside except for the bartender (outside) who graciously at least gave us a table for a little while. PS- I realize that you might not know someone is hearing impaired in a group situation- but take the time to find out when the person clearly isn't understanding what you are saying! Will not ever recommend this place again- even though i absolutely love the drinks here (the bar-tenders definitely do a great job).
  38. F

    Foodie923

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2016

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    Poor music choice and way too loud. Even in the outdoor patio where it has a very nice look, choice of extremely loud rock music ruined it
  39. NY

    NYCeater

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2016

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    They did not honor our reservation. Very disappointing. We went elsewhere.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2016

    overall2food1service1ambience4
    The main server/host was extremely rude and not at all attentive. Major attitude problem

FAQs

Mulberry Project - Permanently Closed is rated 4 stars by 57 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Cross street

    In Between Grand and Hester

  • Neighborhood

    Little Italy

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm Friday & Saturday: 6:00pm - 11:00pm

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Subway: B,D Grand St/ 6, N, R, QCanal St. (or Spring St.)

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Carmine di Giovanni

  • Entertainment

    Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night we have an in-house DJ.

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area

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