This is the last new year we will have as a couple alone.
(Yay! Baby coming in January!!? )
So we wanted to go out for dinner to somewhere nice, but not too expensive.
We didn’t want restaurants with pricey prix fixe New Year’s Eve menu.
We didn’t want trendy and crazy party places.
So we found Mulberry Street Ristorante.
The restaurant was busy with a line of people waiting at the hostess stand.
While waiting in line, we admired how beautiful the bar area is.
We want to come back again to sit at the bar for their happy hour.
Since we had a reservation, they had a table ready for us and we were seated immediately.
The restaurant is more of an old school traditional type of restaurant.
Most of the clienteles are older adults.
Exactly the type of restaurant we like.
Mature people know good food and good value.
And once they find a good place, they stick with it for a long time.
The restaurant offered the regular menu for New Year’s Eve with a few special dishes.
The price is very reasonable.
Love their bread! It was crispy on the outside and soft on the inside.
It was hot when our waiter brought it to our table.
So delicious with some melted butter.
Dr. P started the meal with a glass of martini.?
So wish I could have some, too. ?
Fine. I’ll just enjoy my water… ?
For the appetizer, we had Tomato Caprese.
It was a very simple dish. Very fresh ingredients.
The red tomato was sweet, and the yellow tomato was tart.
With the soft mozzarella cheese and fragrant basil, it was the perfect combination.
Every entree comes with soup or salad.
We upgraded our soup and salad and ordered one each to share.
Instead of soup du jour, we asked for the French Onion Soup for $2 more.
Rich, savory, and intense. It was a cup of really good French Onion Soup.
We also upgraded to Caesar Salad from House Salad for $3.25 more.
The salad was very light. The lettuce was fresh and crisp.
I thought the salad was just ok, but Dr. P enjoyed it more than I did.
Dr. P finished his martini, and got a glass of Chardonnay to go with his entree.
I was jealous.
Yes, our entrees! I was so excited when I saw them on our table.
Dr. P had Mulberry Street Feast.
Not only it was a feast for the tummy, it was also a feast for the eyes.
Mussels, clams, calamari, shrimp, scallops and fish.
So much seafood. Everything was seasoned and cooked perfectly.
Then there was that zesty and garlicky white clam sauce.
Dr. P couldn’t stop saying this was one of the best Italian dishes he’s ever had.
I ordered Chicken Parmigiana.
The chicken breast was very tender.
Love the marinara sauce and melted mozzarella cheese.
Fettuccini alfredo was quite addicting.
The sauteed vegetable was seasoned perfectly and very tasty.
There was a really cute family sitting across from us.
Each one of them wore a happy new year hat.
Dr. P’s cappuccino after dinner.
We asked a waiter to take a picture of us.
Too bad it was blurry… ?
We had such a great dinner at Mulberry Street.
The food was delicious. Huge portion, too.
We had enough left over for another meal.
The service was courteous and friendly.
We truly enjoyed our experience there on New Year’s Eve.
Will definitely come back again to try more of their delicious Italian dishes.
Very happy we found this restaurant.