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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
Today
11:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Hours:
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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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 

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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 

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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 

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Bryant, Iowa
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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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 

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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 

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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 

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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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Pikeville, Kentucky
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

The ambience of The Julep Cup is pleasing. Throughout the years, we have dined here many times for both lunch and dinner. This past Saturday we stopped in for lunch and sadly, it was our worst experience at this establishment. As we entered, a lady on a bar stool in the lounge asked (yelled) if we were there for lunch.... More 

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Thank 19Howie55
Lexington, Kentucky
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150 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

Easy to find, good food and bar. You will be surprised at the good wine selection at the Julep Cup because the owners personally select the wines. The good is good, friendly and on Friday nights have live music.

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Thank Leelex
Lexington, Ky.
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132 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2015

Great atmosphere, delicious food and generally very good service. I have had lunch and dinner here over the past couple of months. Chicken salad, fruit, banana bread was just yummy. My guests had the Hot Brown and the Green Tomato BLT, both said they were very good. Dinner with my husband was romantic and they had live entertainment. When we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Cuisine
American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Private Dining, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 14:00
Monday
11:00 - 14:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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?