I would go again
First time going. Had the short ribs. I would go again.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Other than the fact that the
Other than the fact that the maitre'd did not receive the notice from Open Table that we were coming for dinner that evening at 7:00 PM (we made the reservation at about 11:30 AM) until well after we had already arrived at ~6:50 PM and been seated, we had a very nice dinner. The food, especially the She Crab soup, is very good and the service, especially considering that it was quite busy, was excellent. It was quite noisy, though, so one must accept that that is how it is likely to be, especially on a weekend.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Went here for an anniversary
Went here for an anniversary dinner, and everything was fantastic!
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
My wife and I and two friends
My wife and I and two friends ate there for first time two weeks ago. It was great. Set on patio and atmosphere was great. Food was excellent. We want to come back often.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a party of 6. The food
We had a party of 6. The food including the appetizers was excellent. The waitress was experienced and friendly. I will go again and would recommend it to others.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Upscale casual perfection
We are always WOWed by the outstanding food. We get the Trio de Mer appetizer...mussels, crawfish tails, and crab dip...all three delicious. We also opted for Chargrilled oysters..they were perfection.
Our server, Newton, was knowledgeable and provided excellent sevice.
There were so many entrees that caught our eye...shorts ribs, stuffed chicken, salmon.
Wine was reasonably priced and generously poured.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love The Tulip
This was the first time I had been to The Tulip. It was amazing. The food was superb, both in terms of taste and presentation. The service was impeccable. I highly recommend it.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love this place!
The Tulip is one of my go-to faves in Lexington. It's just as nice for dinner with friends, drinks and apps on the patio, or a date. The food is excellent, with lots of nice choices and price range. I do wish they'd use less onion/shallot in the salads, but that's a nitpick. The service is friendly, the wine is very good.
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
My wife and i went there on my birthday the food was great especially oyster.which i had as an appitizer and dinner coz they were really good and its hard to find them in lex even red lobster dosen't have them.anyways my wife had some ck dish which she really enjoied.we also had house salad with goat cheese was awsome.overall great food next time i wana eat oyster i know where to go.
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
The best fish I've ever had!
The food was absolutely fabulous. The grouper special
Was the best fish I have ever enjoyed. I will go back!
6/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best oysters rock in town!
We LOVE popping into Tulip anytime we can! Newton is exceptional! We love the bar booths also. Their grilled Caesar is also a favorite.
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
The waiter was great with the specials, and gave the price without asking. There were some items I wanted changed / swapped from another dish, and the chef did it for me. We have been there before and will dine there again. A draw back.....When we made the reservation, we asked for a booth...........There were several booths available, but the hostess said they were reserved...........some were empty the whole time we were there. The waiter, and chef were great! The hostess's WELL,..... could have been nicer!
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Of the group of 6, we all
Of the group of 6, we all like to order something different and share. The salmon special on Friday night was outstanding. The presentation of the spring chicken was beautiful and an excellent choice! We definitely will be back.
6/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Food / Service
Enjoyed the food and service. Excellent Experience.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Menu varied. Presentation beatiful. Dinner delicious. Will return.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I went for an early evening dinner based upon a recommendation of a friend. We found the atmosphere to be quiet and somewhat casually elegant without pretentiousness. We experienced friendly and helpful service as well. However, the most amazing aspect of the dinner was the perfectly prepared, and well-presented food! The menu was balanced between simplicity and interesting combinations of ingredients/flavors. It was obvious that a chef (not just a cook) prepared our delightful meals. The meat was cooked to precise specifications and my palate was singing hallelujahs!
6/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Tulip food and service outstanding
Newton, our server, was extremely accommodating and energetic. Food was exceptional, especially the mussels and the shecrab soup. We will be back.
6/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a great meal and great service. This was our first time there and it won't be our last. The She Crab soup is excellent. I had salmon, my wife a chicken dish and my daughter a vegetarian sandwich and ALL were superb. The service was fast, knowledgeable and friendly. I highly recommend this venue.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great night with friends
A great place for a fun night out with friends or a romantic dinner for two. A good wine and martini list. I recommend the wonton appetizer. At our most recent outing, one of their nightly appetizer specials was a spinach salad with an encrusted goat cheese. I selected a balsamic dressing instead of the Chet's selection and the salad was wonderful. I chose a grouper and pasta special, with mussels. Overall, the dish was great, but the mussels were too salty. Two got the short ribs and both loved their meal. The short ribs are always a good choice. Our server was nice, but we did wish that he had been more attentive. We had a very enjoyable evening overall, and will definitely return.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Visiting Lexington. This was
Visiting Lexington. This was an exceptional find for dinner.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
We came this past weekend just for a low key evening on date night. We were able to sit on patio and it was outstanding. We both just got sandwiches. I ended up with the burger and my wife order the veggie sandwich. Both were top notch. We also started with the muscles and they were the best we've had anywhere. The beer and wine selections were very nice as well.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great choice for a quiet dinner
Always enjoy the atmosphere here. Food is good and they are gluten free friendly. They also make a great Dark and Stormy witch is hard to find outside of Bermuda! Give it a try you won't be disappointed.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
The crab dip is a must. Reasonably priced wines. Soup special was Shrimp/corn bisque -amazing. Short Rib entree was rich and delicious ( potatoes served with are only OK)
Service is always good( ask for Newton)
Mgr. always stops by to check on food and is extremely nice.
Chicken fingers for kids are homemade!!
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful selection of wines
Wonderful selection of wines and food. The seafood trio was the special and it was great. Blackened salmon, grouper bites and shrimp. Salad was fresh and crisp!
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fun with an ecclectic menu
Very gourmet menu! Half the fun of travelling is trying local restaurants. This fit the bill as something unique and local. We were surprised at the seafood selection and its quality. The appetizers looked so good, we ordered 7 instead of an entree.. The fresh oysters from Washington state were better than what we are used to down in Pensacola. The grilled were delicious as was the soup and crab dip. We did not have a disappointing dish! We had room for dessert: raspberry sorbet and nutella cookies were both incredible! Fun, fun, fun!
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service was very attentive. Short ribs were ordered by three in our party and all agreed they were the best in town. Swordfish was cooked perfectly and presented beautifully. Must try the she crab soup.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
a great dining place
We usually dine at the Tulip when we want a great oyster fix/ many options on the menu................Great other menu options and specials.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best birthday dinner ever
I took my boyfriend to Tulip Bistro & Bar for his birthday since they had a interesting selection of menu options and a high rating on all the sites I'd checked. We had the antipasto appetizer which was fabulous. For entrees we had the steak frites and the red snapper. Just one word: phenomenal. The waiter was appropriately attentive - not too intrusive but just the right amount of checking on us - and also was able to answer our questions about selections. I highly recommend this restaurant.
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was amazing and service was a step above. Our waiter made our night.
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
We have always had a good meal at The Tulip and will continue returning.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Attended on a Wednesday night
Attended on a Wednesday night after a UK early basketball game. Crowded, but accomodating. Excellent salmon and steak. Salads were good. Will definitely try Tulip again.
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM