When Tulip opened
last summer, Milwaukee became home to its very first Turkish
restaurant. Diners seem to be responding, as Tulip has now expanded to
serve lunch. The lunch menu offers fewer options than dinner, but there
still is that delightful appetizer of vegetarian stuffed grape leaves.
Though the interior style is that of a Third Ward loft, the focal point of the dining room is a sitting area with leather sofas and an Oriental rug centered in front of a large fireplace—making it perfect for a visit this time of year. You’ll also find tasteful Turkish accents, from ceramic tiles to the colorful lamps that hang over the bar. Turkish food is tasty and accessible, including meat kababs and a miniature ravioli called manti.
Photos by Kate Engbring