The Mediterranean Sea shaped some of the world's most ancient civilizations, who gathered by its shores to dive for the delicious pitas and kabobs growing beneath its crystal waves. Transport yourself to this legendary culinary coast with today's deal: for $20, you get $40 worth of Turkish Mediterranean cuisine at Tulip, located in the heart of the historic Third Ward.
Sail your mouth directly into the Mediterranean with Tulip's menu of authentic Turkish specialties. Start a tradition-steeped meal with an appetizer of patlican salatasi, a roasted eggplant puree with lemon, garlic, and olive oil ($5), or opt for the crispy calamari rings ($7). Vegetarians can delight in the delicate flavors of imam bayildi, roasted eggplant stuffed with sautéed vegetables ($15), whilst carnivoracious diners who refuse to eat meat sans stick can bite into a kabob (chicken $15, spicy meatball $14, beef $15). Entrees are served with Tulip's house-made fresh pita bread, allowing diners to spicy up their dinners with authentic Turkish stomach accessories.
Abduct your mind on the magic carpet of your tongue, and fly through Tulip's tall windows into a simple, yet elegant earth-toned space of beige brick walls and colorful lanterns. Stop in for dinner from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, or 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
This Groupon is not valid on New Year's Eve.
Tulip garnered positive food reviews from both the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel and Milwaukee magazine. OpenTablers give it an average of 3.7 stars, Yelpers give it a 3.5-star average, and TripAdvisors give it an average of 3.5 owl eyes. Eighty-eight percent of nearly 50 Urbanspooners recommend Tulip:
- Tulip leaves a strong impression, too – a worldly impression. Which is good for Milwaukee. ─ Ann Christensen, Milwaukee magazine
- Excellent Turkish cuisine with superb wait staff. ─ OpenTable reviewer who dined on 05/07/2010
- The food was excellent, from appetizers to entrees. I can't say as I've been to a Turkish restaurant before - I definitely can say I'll be back. ─ Steve G., Yelp
- Perfect place to entertain friends who like to have a special and delicious experience. ─ Caveman_Derya, TripAdvisor
Housed inside the old Gas Light building in the Third Ward, Tulip Restaurant combines an Old World menu of Turkish and Mediterranean fare with a chic industrial aesthetic. Cream City brick walls provide the backdrop to framed pattern prints and an onyx bar with colorful lighting. Amid the dining-room tables, a pair of comfy couches and a coffee table surround a red fireplace that provides a place to warm hands or interrogate uncooperative chestnuts. Turkish dishes include succulent lamb chops, while Mediterranean fare ranges from fettuccine with sautéed shrimp to homemade ravioli.