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The Julep Cup and Seahorse Lounge

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111 Woodland Ave, Lexington, KY 40502 (East Main & Woodland)
+1 859-226-0300
11:00 - 14:00
Closed now
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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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Lexington, Kentucky
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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66 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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149 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank voyager52
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

Our last taste of the South before going home to Canada! We were not disappointed and I'm sorry to say, but the shrimp and grits are better in Lexington than in Savannah! (blasphemous, I know!!) My son and I were pleased with everything from the mint julep (mine) to the hot sandwich (his) and fried green tomatoes. Excellent place! And... More 

Thank Amanda R
Bryant, Iowa
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

There was a group of 15 and the staff was more than gracious in seating all of us. We had a wonderful mint Julup along with a very good meal. We were traveling and they allowed us to split meals at no additional cost. This is a plus when portions seem to always be large and we had no way... More 

Thank Sharon H
Lexington, Kentucky
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

There were 6 of us that had dinner at The Julip Cup last night. Everyone's food was great! Two of them got Salmon and it was said it was the best they had ever had. Another entree was the Hot Brown and that, too, was delicious! The atmosphere is super, quiet (you can hear yourself talk), the music was very... More 

Thank Gloria C
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95 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016

I made reservations for an after-graduation dinner here because my 14 year old thought the menu looked good. We had been long ago, but hadn't been there recently. I was a tiny bit worried because the reviews were so mixed, but I shouldn't have been. We had a party of seven, and every single thing that came out of the... More 

Thank LexKymom50
Raleigh, North Carolina
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52 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016

4+ rating for this club-like restaurant. Enjoyed dinner at the bar with friends on Kentucky Derby weekend. We shared the spinach fondue and the chef’s special (didn’t catch its name) appetizers. Entrees included Kentucky Hot Browns and steaks with an assortment of side dishes. From the traditional Old Fashioned cocktails and Mint Juleps through the last bites of beef, it... 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
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Private Dining, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, 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
    (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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?