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“A unique and adventurous speakeasy in Little Italy”
Review of Mulberry Project

Mulberry Project
Ranked #3,526 of 14,525 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: US$31 - US$50
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighbourhood: Little Italy
Cross street: Between Grand and Hester Sts.
Transit: N, R, Q, 4, 5, 6, J, Z: Canal Street B, D: Grand Street
Description: Mulberry Project is a chic restaurant and subterranean cocktail lounge tucked beneath the 'Mean Streets' of little Italy, and boasting an impressive outdoor garden in the rear. The ever-evolving menu of creative small plates by Chef Michael "Kiwi" Camplin prominently features market fresh, seasonal ingredients and a variety of flavors to please all palates and perfect to share. The market fresh theme continues behind the bar where some of New York City's premier bartenders offer a 'no-menu' approach to cocktails, striking up conversation a and tailoring each guests' libation to his or her particular taste with fresh fruits and exotic ingredients. Installations and exhibitions by notable street artists adorn the walls and outdoor space, harkening a New York that is seldom seen anymore.
Reviewed 28 April 2013

I've been here twice and have enjoyed it. Both times we bot there early, when Mulberry Project is quieter. I hear it gets crowded later, but part of the fun is to interact with the bartenders, so I prefer the earlier experience.

There are no menus here. Just tell the bartender what you're in the mood for, and they'll make it for you. The bar lists the fresh ingredients available on a blackboard, so you can tell them "blackberry, basil and vodka" and they'll concoct a drink to your tastes.

The place is dark and cozy, and it has a nice patio out the back. The front is unmarked, so you have to know the address. In fact, it remains unmarked after you descend the half flight of stairs--just turn left and walk in.

Go to Mulberry Project with a sense of adventure, and it can offer a fun drinking experience. If all you want is a vodka tonic or beer, this ain't the place for you.

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Thank augieray
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Reviewed 25 February 2013

Hidden on Mulberry, down a flight of stairs through an unmarked door, you'll find a little place with bespoke cocktails. Take a look at the board, pick your alcohol and a couple of flavors and let your bartender do his magic.

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Reviewed 23 November 2012

Was a little difficult to find but was worth the search. I loved the concept of choosing the style and contents of your desired cocktail and loved the results.

Thank Krishna B
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Reviewed 23 April 2012

uber-cool spot for drinks (and the leave-it-to-the-mixologist drinks are mind numbingly good), and the tapas-style menu surprisingly held its own--a fantastic drinks spot with quite good food.

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Thank Locke_NYC
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Reviewed 5 March 2012

If you can find it, and you can get in [be sure to make a reservation for dinner or forget it], it's well worth it, the hidden speakeasy vibe with the bespoke cocktails and the truffle fries, I can't stand sweet potatoes but i LOVED the sweet potato fries, go figure. The lobster rolls are another must have, and I asked for something spicy with tequila, I have no idea what it's called but it was delish' - Def check it out while you're in little Italy. Especially during the summer, they have an unexpected outdoor space which is a nice escape from the packed streets!

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Thank AmyNano
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