My wife and I were wandering around Tribeca and fell into Bread Tribeca for dinner. The place was terrific!
We each had the arugula salad and fish. I had the whole fish (branzino) and she had the halibut. The arugula salad was everything you want from an arugula salad, with very tart lemon juice, delicious parmesan and just the right touch of salt.
Each of our fish entrees were perfectly prepared - the fish was cooked perfectly and was very moist with lots of flavor. Mine came with lentils, which were light and delicious. (First time I ever had 'light' lentils!) My wife requested peas instead of zucchini and the peas and related potatoes were great. Even the bread they brought - on an attractive little cutting board - was terrific.
Much has been said of the bad service there. We found our server to be a bit brusk, but nothing was delayed or wrong. (It was a slow night for them.) She even remembered my wife's special request for the peas. The woman who was running the place came by a few times and was extremely energetic. She, and many others, seemed genuinely interested in making sure we had a terrific meal.
It's one of those great things about NYC - you just stumble upon great restaurants. Bread Tribeca is certainly one of them.