This restaurant is truely
This restaurant is truely great, from the time you walk-in till you leave the staff is extremely attentive and knowledgable. The food was exceptional, leaves you wanting for more. Can't wait to dine here again and again! I would highly reccomend this restaurant to anyone wanting to have a great dining experience.
3/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
will be back!
Made our reservation through open table, we showed up 15 minutes early and they sat us immediately. Service and food were very good. The staff from kitchen to the owner greeted us and asked how our food and experience was. I will be back.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Outstanding dinner for 2
Once again our expectations were exceeded. Our server was extremely friendly and knowlegable about the menu. We both tried the pork chop with blue cheese and applewood smoked slaw with sweet potato gnoochi, it was simply melt in your mouth delicous. Could not have had a better dinner, very quiet enabling good conversations. This restaurant is truely a hidden gem.
3/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
We had a special occasion and the staff at Julep Cup accommodated our every request! The food was delicious and plentiful and our seating was private ( even though we were not in the back room as our group was a bit larger). Will definitely recommend to others!!
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
very nice, selection of food
very nice, selection of food good, price reasonable
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Went for Easter brunch with
Went for Easter brunch with my in-laws. The food was very good and even though it was clear that they aren't used to accommodating young children (I had my 9 month old with us). They did everyone they could to make us comfortable. Great service and loved the live harpist.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Brunch at The Julep Cup on
Brunch at The Julep Cup on Easter was wonderful. Great meal and a wonderful harpist.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
I often eat out in Lexington and elsewhere. I hadn't been to The Julep Cup at night in years and it was the best meal I've had out in Lexington in a long time.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Try it, you'll like it.
Food was actually a 4.75 Star rating(but that wasn't a choice on the survey). Had the asparagus been cooked just a little more, the whole evening would have been a 5+ Star experience. Atmosphere was great, food was superbly delicious, the service was top notch from beginning to end and the New York quality jazz entertainment by the Gail Wynters duo made me stay and have an after dinner drink, which I ordinarily would not have done. Truly the first upscale place where I can actually say I got more than my money's worth. Highly recommend you try this spot for that next special occasion with that special someone.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very good food Personal touches G
Very good food
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
It's the Best
I'm so glad I have the chance to recommend The Julep Cup. Once again, everything was perfect for a wonderful romantic evening. The food was delicious and beautifully placed. The owner was delightful...came over and talked with us, not just about our dinner selections, but about various things. Our wait staff personnel was so friendly and anxious to help us in any way possible...and they did.
We've been to The Julep Cup since it opened, and it just gets better and better. We recommend you go for any meal...brunch, lunch, dinner...the menu is well planned and great...the opener was hot homemade rolls...Yum!
4/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
The table where we were first
The table where we were first seated had some awful lighting above. Very dark and couldn't see to read the menu! we were then moved to another location where the lighting was much better. Service was very good. Shrimp and Grits GREAT but the expensive cut of steak at Medium was dry and tasteless. Ceasar salad was nice and the bread great. I have been to Julep Cup before and have had good table, good food and good service.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
we were in town for Rolex,
we were in town for Rolex, this was a great last minute find! Live music, great service, and wonderful mint Juleps!!
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
My husband and I ate at the
My husband and I ate at the Julep Cup due simply to reservation availability on Open Table and the reviews from Trip Advisor. We love trying new restaurants but can have pretty high standards when it comes to food quality and service. The Julep Cup came through on both fronts. I had one of the best filets I've ever had in a restaurant, witha tasty wedge salad to start. My husband had the double pork chop with an amazing apple and bacon slaw that left him wanting to lick the plate. He also enjoyed his bourbon beer that was listed as a specialty. We wanted to try dessert, but were simply too full. The atmosphere was relaxing and the inviting. We would definitely return again.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
We love going to the Julep
We love going to the Julep Cup for brunch, lunch or dinner. The fact that it's 105 miles (1-way) from home is the only reason we don't eat there at least once a week. Instead it's a great weekend get-away destination.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
The Julep cup is probably one of Lexington's best kept secrets. It is fabulous and I never have a bad experience there. It's always great.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Friday Night Dinner Group
Our Friday Night Dinner Group ranging from 8 to 16 always enjoys dining at The Julep Cup. Reasonable pricing, along with great food is a plus plus combination!
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great patio scene, food always tip top, and our server (maybe new) was professional and friendly. One of if not the best in town!
6/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Southern Dining at its best
I visited Lexington last fall with girlfriends and we dined one evening at The Julep Cup and really loved it. So, we were recently in Lexington and, although we couldn't dine there in the evening, we were able to grab lunch there. The food and service were very good. For dessert lovers, their desserts are terrific. Atmosphere is lovely. When we get back to Lexington, The Julep Cup is a must for us.
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great KY experience
We had a group of six and everyone loved the ambiance, service and especially the food. We travel to Lexington several times a year and this will be a favorite spot for us. Loved the Kentucky Hot Brown, others had pasta, a steak, and shrimp...all excellent!
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Stumbled on to something......
So- we happened up this place after a long day 1 of
Incoming freshman orientation. Found on google reviews and made a reservation on open table.
Has a beautiful balcony - although of parking lot .....has a great ambiance with flowers, plants & fans.
We started with a chef complementary taster - delicious & unusual turkey croquettes ....they were delicious.
And the crab cakes were fabulous ...lovely sauce - great touch!
Dinner....I opted for the southern classic.....good old fashioned fried chicken , mashed potatoes & gravy with green beans.
All in all .....great place to stumble upon if you like trying something just a little different with a twist.
7/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Having enjoyed Julep Cup on
Having enjoyed Julep Cup on other occasions, I made reservations for our group of 7. Once, again, it was a nice experience. The food was fresh and tasty, the noise level comfortable (even though most tables were full), and the ambiance just right for our luncheon. In my previous visits, the service was very good...this time, not as much. Our server seemed scattered, a little forgetful, although he was pleasant. Overall, it was still a lovely experience. I will continue to choose Julep Cup and recommend it to others. Thank you.
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another delicious meal
We've been to Julep Cup several times, usually to celebrate special occasions. Our dinner was delicious--the fried chicken is some of the best we've ever eaten. This grilled romaine salad is also top notch. It was fairly quiet for a Saturday night, but that's actually one of the things that we like about it.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
A special treat.
Julep Cup always provides attentive service and
wonderful, imaginative food. Highly recommend
to all our friends.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Lexington Tradition
We dined here during Restaurant Week and enjoyed the special dinners offered. My wife and I each had the Grilled Romaine Salads. They were outstanding with lots of flavor and generous blue cheese crumbles. My wife had the Shrimp and Grits for her main course. It was beautifully presented and very tasty. I ordered the Fried Half Chicken. It was obviously a generous portion of very tasty chicken that was moist and tender. It was served with mashed potatoes and green beans. I prefer my green beans lightly steamed, so I was a bit disappointed when these beans were overcooked in the southern style. The desserts included with meals were also very tasty, though the entrees were more than satisfying by themselves.
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was delicious and abundant.
Food was delicious and abundant. Interesting menu with Monday choices. Their Restaurant Week menu choices were plentiful and generous.
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful atmosphere and dining!
It was our first time at the Julep Cup for my husband and me and we had a WONDERFUL experience. The server, David, was pleasant and prompt and VERY considerate to our needs. The Chef's dishes and desserts were just amazing, too. It is a little more expensive than your average sit-down restaurant, but it is worth every penny. There is an on-site chef and she cooks lovely and tasty food. The beef brisket was tender and delicious and the hot brown was rich and flavorful!
The serving sizes were great, too, and we didn't go hungry! I would certainly recommend The Julep Cup to any individual or couple wanting a nice, cozy restaurant with beautiful antique ambiance!
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went to the Julep Cup for a birthday dinner, Food was very good, service attentive but not intrusive. While dinner was quite good, dessert was a revelation. Definite repeat visit.
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Took my wife here for dinner on her birthday. Wonderful food and great wine!
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Quality Open Table Find
Had a great dinner while visiting Lexington to drop off our daughter for her first year at UK. Chose Julep Cup from the description on Open Table and we loved it. Excellent flavors, interesting choices, terrific service and well-priced for the fine dining experience. We will be back in Lexington many times over the next 4 years and hope to enjoy many more meals at this very good restaurant.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
live music and great dining
On the weekends Julep Cup has live music. Nice for something different in Lexington. I had the summer corn ravioli with chicken and it was amazing. The portion was large enough to bring home and have for lunch the next day.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were visiting Lexington and had agreed to meet friends for dinner. She seemed to have no idea where to go, so I used Open Table and selected The julep Cup, They had never been there. They were so impressed with our selection that they assured us they would return often. Everyone's meal was excellent; the service was great and we came off looking like heroes.. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who enjoys excellent food and reasonably priced wine..
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Julep cup dining is Great!
The food, service and atmosphere was great! Highly recommend!
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a wonderful meal served by an attentive but unobtrusive server. Kudos go to Jeremy.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Really enjoyed the choice
Really enjoyed the choice in salads and side dishes Poached pear salad w pear vinaigrette Gnocchi with sweet potatoes and blue cheese sauce Fried green tomatoes and deviled eggs The ambience was wonderful A cellist and bass provided music Popular, classical and spirituals! Would highly recommend!
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food is always delicious! Service can be hit or miss, although my recent experience was good though. Just a lovely place, with delicious food, beautiful ambiance, and a nice quiet atmosphere. This particular evening, they had a Buffalo Chicken wrap as an amuse bouche, and I thought it was a classy touch.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Julep cup a winner!
Charming old Lexington feel. Wonderful warm atmosphere. Perfect for the horse enthusiast. Friendly service and delicious southern comfort food. We will definitely go back.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
An extensive wine list. Impeccable service. Warm ambiance. Food delectable, with special requests honored. Only negative was a chair that was much too low for the table, but they changed it out when asked. Would definitely go back for the unique dining experience.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
We're visitors to Lexington but dined at JC again - great night. Interesting food, good flavors, well-prepared. Our server, Piper, was delightful. We'll be back.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beautiful, upscale Kentucky!
The lovely people at the Julep Cup took excellent care of us for our Anniversary! This is a beautiful, upscale Southern restaurant. Perfect for a special occasion or romantic evening. AND, the food is excellent. My shrimp & grits were outstanding! Plus, they with work with you if you have special dietary request. One of our party was a Vegan, and they made him feel right at home.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were in town for Bama-
We were in town for Bama- Kentucky football game. We researched restaurants in area for our Friday night dinner. It was all we expected and then some . My husband had an excellent filet and I had shrimp n grits which was outstanding. The fried green tomato salad was outstanding. To top it all off were the mint juleps. The service was excellent along with the ambiance. I would put this restaurant at the top of my dining experience and would love to go back in the event we would be in Lexington.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
We tried for a reservation on Friday, but they were booked again for a private function. We made reservations for Saturday and it was worth the wait for our group again! Superb cuisine, friendly and attentive service, and ambiance is warming. Harpist was a great touch! There were four of us and we loved everything, the filet was perfect, lamb (my friend said this was not only the best but also most unique lamb he has had and being in the industry with his family for 45 years, that's good), quail (divine), and lastly the wedge salad served as an entree, kudos. Dessert - creme brûlée and a cheesecake we split and were delicious. We then went to the bar for a nightcap, and enjoyed speaking with the bartender who makes some great drinks.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
We all enhoyed our evenning at the Julip Cup. It was my wifes Birthday and we were treated to aspecial evening. the Beef Wellington was outstanding as well as everything else. the chef came to visit our table on request. She is a wonderful chef. I am not sure why this is not a more popular spot for a romantic dinner.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
The chef knows how to hit a temperature on a steak an that's just rare to find anymore
the ingredients compliment each other instead of throwing the sink at a dish
always have a amazing soup
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
A delightful experience. Delicious meal and reasonably priced.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Cozy wonderful evening
We had dinner at the Julep Cup following the Mizzou vs Kentucky football game.
The setting is warm and cozy. Our food was fabulous. My husband had a salmon pasta special that he swore was the best salmon he'd ever had. Something special about how it was "crusted". My shrimp and grits were very good. The wait staff was attentive.
It was a great evening!
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fancy and well-priced
Great spot with actual parking in Lexington. Food was immaculate and completely reasonable given the level of prestige and portion. If you're interested in fine dining, this is the place for you.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
I recently had an opportunity to enjoy a meal at the Julip Cup. Neither my date or myself had ever been there. Our meals were
perfect and the service was quite good. The piano player that evening was excellent and added to the already intimate atmosphere. We were both pleasantly surprised, A lexington gem
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had never been before. was pleasantly surprised. Food was good. Wait staff attentive. Atmosphere was adult. Music/singer was added bonus. Was a busy night for us, couldn't linger - but want to go back with friends and enjoy.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM