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Downtown Halifax
0.7 km from Halifax Public Gardens
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Reviewed November 16, 2021 via mobile

Very noisy, not a relaxing place to have a late supper , the waiter was almost putting pressure for us to order , everything was done without giving us the chance to relax and enjoy our meal , for the price of the plates and...overpriced glass of wine leave us time to taste it and enjoy it !!!More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed November 16, 2021

Really unique, fun cocktails and a fun, stylish vibe. Great location and services. We didn't eat there, but the food looked great too.

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed November 10, 2021

Came upon the Julep Sunday afternoon, making our way from the Historical Properties to our accommodations up the hill at the Prince George Hotel. Stopped in for cocktails only. What a pleasant time! Loved the ambience, the courteous staff and the designer cocktails. Happy to...have made a spontaneous stop in.More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed November 4, 2021

Two visits to Juleps, principally because I enjoyed their signature cocktail. Both occasions food was good and service very attentive. Reckon that the cooking was a touch better for dinner than lunch.

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed October 22, 2021

The food was ok. The rabbit ravioli hardly had any filling in it. The sauce was good. The seared tuna was dry and the risotto was not warm The cauliflower tacos were plump and delicious The scallops ceviche was just ok. Service was bland, we...mentioned to the server that the seared tuna dish was dry, and she really did not seem to care. There is no reason that we would go back.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed April 17, 2021

I struggle to review Julep fairly. We went on a Friday evening. We made a reservation and were told that we had a maximum of 90 minutes, which threw me a bit. I understand that with COVID capacity limits, they don't want you staying forever,...but this impacted our enjoyment of the experience. So here are the positives: The room is nice. The food was delicious, nicely presented. The menu choices were inventive. Service was professional and relatively attentive. Servers didn't mingle with us, but we don't need them to be our friends. I had the bacon and pear salad and the seared scallops. Both were delicious. My partner had the empanadas and the steak frites. He enjoyed both. Here are the negatives: There was so much crushed ice in my drink, that I couldn't consume much more than a tablespoon worth. It was a julep, which I think was delicious, but I paid $15 for one sip. The paper straw and crushed ice (it was essentially a snow cone) meant it could not be consumed. This was the NOISIEST restaurant we have ever been in. There were patrons shrieking, laughing, shouting and there was loud music directly over our heads. The sound of cocktails being repeatedly shaken at the bar added to the incessant din that we experienced. I'm not talking about a bit of background noise -- I am talking about the noise level you might experience at a loud sporting event or loud concert. After 10 minutes, we wanted to have everything "to go" and sit in the car in peace and quiet. We left after 45 minutes, since we couldn't relax, couldn't talk to each other, and both had headaches and indigestion. We didn't even want to see a dessert menu. $150 for 45 minutes that left us desperately wanting to leave just isn't good. If you like LOUD, LOUD dining experiences, this would be a great place for a party atmosphere. If you want an intimate setting and want to talk to your dining companions, we can't recommend JULEP. Please understand that the food was 5 starts and the service was 4 stars. The experience for us means that we would never return.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed January 29, 2021

I have gone a number of times for lunch by myself and several times for dinner with friends. The food and the staff are consistently top notch and every time I have had an excellent experience.

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed November 19, 2020

I gave Julep a second try recently, it had been about 9 months since I had been in. The location is great. it is right on Barrington St. The service was great, I had a martini, it was really good. My biggest dislike is the...place feels cold, it has high ceilings and gives off an industrial vibe. If I went again, it would be for a quick drink. I don't think a complete meal would be very comfortable.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed October 3, 2020 via mobile

Definitely make a reservation and check out this downtown favorite. Outside seating offers interesting street scape views. Inside dining and now bar seating has returned.

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed September 30, 2020

This place was amazing!!! Great atmosphere, amazing cocktails, fabulous staff.......and the food!! I am a huge foodie and this place rocked my world! Stop thinking about it and just go!

Date of visit: September 2020
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Julep Kitchen & Cocktails is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4