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The Julep Cup and Seahorse Lounge

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111 Woodland Ave, Lexington, KY 40502-6415 (East Main & Woodland)
+1 859-226-0300
11:00 - 14:00
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Tue - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat - Mon 11:00 - 14:00
Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ordered several dishes and our family was fighting for bites of each other's meals! Live 1.5 hours driving distance away, but will adjust my travel schedule when headed towards Lexington to make sure I get a meal here. Amazing!

Thank Jacqueline L
Louisville, KY
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

This was my second visit to the Julep Cup (I always like to give a place two chances), but it was very underwhelming again. The drinks are outrageous ($8 for a well bourbon in Lexington, KY is a travesty). The food attempts to be a little fancier than it is. The prices are finer-dining. The taste not so much. I... More 

Thank spiritrock4u
Lexington, Kentucky
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173 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Locally owned and operated with a flair! I eat at this fine restaurant at lease 2xs a month! The atmosphere is welcoming and friendly. I usually eat in the bar area where bartender Billy, makes a great drink! The wine list is carefully chosen personally by the owners-Carole and Bill, showing their superb knowledge of great wines at good prices.... More 

Thank Leelex
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59 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

We were in our way to a fundraiser, so we thought we'd try the Julep cup because the reviews were so good. We were not disappointed. The salmon was amazing, and the pork chops were divine. Bar selections are great, and if you know Bourbon, they know bourbon. The service is great, and the live music was fun. It's a... More 

Thank Ann H
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Great food with live music. this location is hindered by being located and hidden in a retirement tower. The food is excellent and the service is superb. We are always welcomed with a wonderful chef surprise before our appetizer. The beef wellington rocks, and so does the homemade desserts.

Thank mtv_taylor
Lexington, Kentucky
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016

We haven't been to the Julep Cup in over a year and found it to be a gem of a surprise. Billy the bartender was superb, the other wait staff were very accommodating and the piano music was delightful. Definitely a hidden gem in Lexington's restaurant scene.

Thank CiciPjt
Lexington, KY
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

Wonderful well seasoned, creative cuisine and a varied menu. A true bargain. $15 to $30 gourmet dinners here that would easily be 3 to 5 times this cost in any major city and not be nearly as good. Live music the Friday night we were here. A wonderful evening.

Thank Stampdad1
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130 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

I talk to locals frequently who have never been here, but whether for lunch or dinner, this place is awesome. Great atmosphere, food and service. We've never had a bad meal, and it's a great place for meetings or conversation.

Thank Ron E
Valencia, Pennsylvania
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016

Bill was our waiter - very friendly, helpful, and fun to talk with. Had an amazing peach julep, received complementary (delicious) sweet potato and rice fritters while we waiting for our meals, and really likde the atmosphere (julep Cup managed to pull of red walls with class!). The Kentucky hot brown was delicious. Wish we would have had room for... More 

Thank Lisa S
Newport Beach, California
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161 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

We had the trout, shrimp and grits and fish of the day. All were good. They had a chanterelle ice cream the day we were there and of course we had to try it. It received 2 good votes and 1 awful all in all not bad for mushroom ice cream. There was live music the night we were there... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Private Dining, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 111 Woodland Ave, Lexington, KY 40502-6415
    (East Main & Woodland)
  • Public Transportation: The Lextran Trolley runs to the corner of Midland and East Main Street, one block west of The Julep Cup. Trollies run daily between the hours of 9AM and 3PM from downtown hotels and the convention center. Lextran City Buses stop on East Main at the corner of Woodland in front of The Woodlands where The Julep Cup is located.
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: +1 859-226-0300

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?