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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
16:00 - 22:00
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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Bryant, Iowa
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10 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 

Thank Sharon H
Lexington, Kentucky
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 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 10 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 

Thank PVS2012
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 

Thank 19Howie55
Lexington, Kentucky
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169 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 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.

Thank Leelex
Lexington, Ky.
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138 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 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 

Thank kypat
northern Michigan
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93 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2015

My husband and I had a lovely experience eating at this elegant restaurant housed on the ground floor of a condo complex in downtown Lexington. The service was impeccable, the food delicious, and the setting was quiet and romantic. He had the baseball cut (not sure what that means, except that it was huge) sirloin and I had the pumpkin... More 

Thank trevian8
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2015

We were visiting Lexington from Chicago and wanted a very traditional southern fare menu to celebrate our 5th wedding anniversary and stumbled upon The Julep Cup. My husband specifically wanted fried chicken, so we literally walked about a mile from our hotel to the restaurant on a Saturday night. We made reservations online that morning with no trouble. We were... More 

Thank TGIF13
St. Petersburg, Florida
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236 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

Visited here for dinner for the first time in several years. Food and service still excellent and the private club atmosphere is far superior to all the overly noisy places downtown. Plus it has its own off-street parking.

Thank HealthyGourmet

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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, Private Dining, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings
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?