Bread and Tulips Review
Bread and Tulips is an amazing restaurant in Manhattan, located on East 26th Street directly beneath the super fabulous Hotel Giraffe. If you’re looking for a swanky spot in New York City that serves up some of the finest food I’ve had in FOREVER, look no further than Bread and Tulips.
Be prepared to be amazed by the spectacular service you’ll receive by the wait staff while dining on food prepared with as many fresh local products as they can find.
During our recent Mother-Daughter trip to New York City, my daughter and I had the pleasure of feasting at Bread and Tulips, and if you check out her smile in the picture below, you’ll see my daughter thoroughly enjoyed herself. My little non-girlie girl decked out in her little black dress, styled up with her denim jacket and beret.
We started our meal out with tasty meatballs in marina sauce. The recipe the chef uses for these Meatballs san marzano tomato sauce with basil is one of pure genius. The flavors melded perfectly and made me want to savor the taste while at the same time wishing for a whole plateful of the delightful appetizers. Alas, I was out of luck because my lovely daughter came to the dinner with a full appetite. I was only allowed one lonely meatball (pictured below), and it was GOOD OUT OF THIS WORLD. I mean, check out the basil on that meatball! Come on! You know that’s going to be good.
We sampled two entrees during our visit. Or, I should say that I sampled my daughters Pan Roasted Black Angus Strip Steak on a bed of baby carrots and roasted potatoes. The steak was really good. I would definitely order it again. And the roasted vegetables… wow! I am a fan of vegetables, period. But, these vegetables were cooked to perfection. They were tender, but not overly so.
The fact that fresh local produce is used at Bread and Tulips was obvious in the freshness of this vegetables in this meal.
My entrée was Black Sea Bass over a bed of dandelion greens and fingerling potatoes in an olive oil lemon broth. I have a confession to make (and holler at me in the comments if you can relate!): until the out of this world meal at Bread and Tulips, I had NEVER eaten a dandelion green. I kid you not!
So… it was New York City and all. And while in NYC, you kind of have to be adventurous and try new things. So, yes. I had a few bites of dandelion greens.
But wasn’t my Black Sea Bass gorgeous? Check out the cracked pepper over the dish. Delicious! You can’t go wrong with cracked pepper. And about those dandelion greens? They were interesting. Dandelion greens have a kind of bitter taste to them, and aren’t something I’d probably order again, however… with an entrée like Sea Bass… yeah, I’d order them to have Black Sea Bass like this one.
After a shared appetizer, a big piece of fish and most of the gloriously roasted vegetables from my daughter’s steak entrée, and a nice glass of vino, I had to finish off the night the right way.
By watching my daughter eat dessert:
I actually managed to snag one of the little fried ice cream donuts, dipped it in chocolate, and ate it up before my little girl could take it away from me. You’ve gotta do what you’ve gotta do, you know?
But this my friends, was my dessert… Chocolate mousse with Hazelnut gelato:
And let me just say… it was worth savoring every single last bite. Chocolate mousse and gelato put together? Insanity! Sweet but subtle, which is dessert perfection.
Bread and Tulips is a fine dining establishment. We had reservations for 8 pm on a Saturday night. At that time of night (on that particular day), there were several tables open, and our service was impeccable. We took our time, and never felt rushed or overstuffed. In my opinion, that is dining at its best.
I would give Bread and Tulips a 5/5 for great service and mouth-watering fabulous food.