Mike and I had to kill some time in the city (so weird that we don’t live right in it anymore!) before meeting up with someone, so we chose Bread & Tulips for our Restaurant Week dinner. I had passed by a few times and always meant to stop in, so this was the perfect motivation to finally do so.
The space has a really nice feel to it, with clean white subway tile and some rustic influences. It was dark, however, so apologies in advance for the lack of light on the pictures.
I was impressed that the menu included Gluten-Free spaghetti.
And they included a card to come back and have a drink on them after dining with them for Restaurant Week, a really nice touch to bring people back.
The bread was rustic and incredibly tasty.
We started with the housemade meatballs with san marzano tomatoes and ricotta. Really tasty little balls of meat.
We also got the gorgonzola figs with rosemary and honey. These were delicious. Little mouthfuls of sweet that really started the meal well.
For our entrees, Mike got the Flatiron Steak Tagliata with roasted garlic potatoes. This was good but not outstanding.
I got the housemade papparadelle with braised leg of lamb and grana. It was quite delicious, however, I was hoping for more lamby flavor.
For dessert we got a chocolate & hazelnut mousse cake with hazelnut gelato. It was good but very rich.
We also got the vanilla bean pana cotta with seasonal fruit. This was tasty but a bit weird. The texture just wasn’t right. It was very, very soft and wet.
We were given two little almond cookies at the end of the meal, which were very good and a nice touch.
Overall, I didn’t love my meal. It was good but not great. I felt like we got a good meal for the price, however, I’m not sure how I would feel if I paid full price for it. I would go back to try them again, but I’m not in any rush. Though that free drink ticket sure has some allure for an afterwork treat!
Total Nom Points: 5.5 out of 10