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The Tulip Bistro + Bar

355 Romany Rd, Lexington, KY 40502-2403
+1 859-367-6687
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good38%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“mussels” (8 reviews)
“seafood” (5 reviews)
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American, French
$$ - $$$
355 Romany Rd, Lexington, KY 40502-2403
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took a client here for a dinner at her recommendation. There is nothing wrong with this place, but nothing reallt stood out to me. Our server was very knowledgable, but go behind on service because he was so knowledgable on the 9 specials they had....More

Thank Susan R
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We've eaten here many times and stopped in tonight on our way home from work. I had the short ribs Amy wife had a burger. Both were excellent! Service was outstanding. We enjoyed our meal on the patio and enjoyed the beautiful spring weather. If...More

Thank Joe C
Reviewed 4 February 2017

Quick dinner this week. Tulip is a fairly high end restaurant option in Chevy Chase. Warm goat cheese salad was fairly average, but salmon and barramundi meals were both very good. Would put the Tulip in 2nd tier of fine dining restaurants of Lex.

Thank Nathan M
Reviewed 4 November 2016

I started with the best bowl of she crab soup,onto a juicy filet and ending with creme broker. Excellent meal, once again!!!

Thank thackattack
Reviewed 2 November 2016

For the visitor, this is not a place you would just come across. It is a neighbourhood restaurant in the sense that it is in a neighbourhood, not downtown but obviously the hordes of patrons come from all over the city. It is really popular...More

Thank David M
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

One of the best in Lexington. Mussels were truly amazing ( garlic cream sauce). Char grilled oysters are a must( will transport you to New Orleans!). Even the French fries are some of the best you will have- they come with Ketchup, Vinegar, and fantastic...More

1  Thank we3kingsKentucky
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed dinner at The Tulip Bar & Bistro. It's a "neighborhood" restaurant, with good vibes and upscale locals. Dress is casual to smart casual. There were lots of diners on the patio area which is adjacent to Romany Road. We ate...More

1  Thank Lilly M
Reviewed 11 August 2016

My husband made reservations for my birthday at the Tulip because of the opportunity to have oysters. And indeed we had oysters. My husband had a dozen oysters on the half shell and they were very good. I had a half dozen each of Rockefeller...More

Thank mwardgamma1
Reviewed 20 July 2016

Celebrated an anniversary here. Great selection of appetizers which are appealing alternatives to a full meal to me. Good service

Thank Mike J
Reviewed 12 July 2016

I went here for dinner last week. Great patio! We had drinks, appetizers and salads. My salad was good. I had the oysters rockefellar. They were pretty good. The topping was more of a bread topping instead of spinach (which I like better), but it...More

Thank Nicole G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:30
16:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 355 Romany Rd, Lexington, KY 40502-2403
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: +1 859-367-6687
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The Tulip Bistro + Bar is a small treasure in the Chevy Chase Neighborhood. Chef Spencer van den Dool has worked in fantastic local restaurants such as Pacific Pearl and Emmett"s before going to Holland and working at a 2 michelin star restaurant called De Kastanjehof, where he fine tuned his French-American cuisine. The menu offers such things as Mussels, Fish and Chips to Shrimp & Linguine & Short Ribs. There is something for everyone! Our wine list covers most of the world, while our martini list features old and new favorites, such as Tulip Margatini, Blue Goose and The Grand Cosmo.The Tulip will impress you and have you making a reservation for your next visit.