Permanently Closed - Jules Restaurant

4.4
580 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American

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About

This restaurant is permanently closed. Jules is closed for the season. We hope to serve you again soon!
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Nightly: 5;00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(410) 526-3396
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AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Additional
Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wine
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.4
service
4.0
ambience
3.7
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DE
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

We have dined at Jules on numerous occasions so we were looking forward to dinner on new Years Eve. Our dining experience was disappointing as compared to previous meals we have had at Jules. My wife had the Rockfish and I had the Filet. We also had the Mushroom cap appetizer, desert and a bottle of wine. The appetizer was good but not great. The Rockfish was good but the sides were not very warm. The Filet was good but my side of veggies was way over cooked and the mashed potatoes were almost cold. For the price of $35 and $39 the quality of the food was not up to your normal high standards. The other problem area was that there was nobody handling the door and seating people. The 3 waiters and the lone waitress were tasked with checking reservations and seating people. They were very busy and this situation had an adverse effect on table service. Also the length of time to get our food was rather long. Thank goodness we were in no hurry. We had a excellent bottle of wine to savor. It just seems to me you were not prepared for the volume of people you had on New Years Eve. I'm sure we will dine at Jules again sometime in the future but not on New Years Eve.
Dale & Sue Gross

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j
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal and waiter.

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P
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

We were here for new year eve. Great food as always. This is our third trip to Jules. Ordered the filet: cooked just right to my liking. My margarita was quite strong, but they remedied that for me easily. Nice wine list too. The noise level was a little higher than normal only due to it being full and the occasion. Otherwise, this place is usually on the more quiet side.

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R
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Came for an early NYE dinner and everything was very good. We had the caesar and house salads which were both very good. Chicken marsala and rockfish was prepared nice and with different accompaniments than just potato and vegetables.

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BK
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Waiter was " blah"! No personality. We were a party of seven and were seated directly by the door with a 5:30 reservation on New Year's Eve. We asked for a different table further back and were told no. That table stayed open until we left. The restaurant was fairly empty at this time.
Felt the restaurant was very pricey for what we ordered compared to other restaurants of equal value. Very sterile looking and little ambiance.
We were hoping for a better culinary experience from all of the positive things we heard about Jules

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BD
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jules could well be the best restaurant in Ocean City. My wife and I have been going to Ocean City for over 40 years, and this was truly a great find. We went early on a Sunday evening for dinner. Arriving before 6 PM is rewarded with a complimentary glass of wine. We were immediately greeted and seated promptly. John, our server, explained the regular menu and the Prix Fixe Dinner menu which we selected. The shrimp bisque was the best we have ever had - we would return just for that dish. The salads were crisp with house-made dressing. The filet was tender, properly seasoned and cooked to the requested temperature. The crab cake was creatively presented and lacked the usual bread filler in favor of more crabmeat. The accompanying vegetables were the perfect compliment to the meal. Coffee was served (and refreshed) quickly. The Grand Marnier soaked strawberries were the perfect end to a perfect meal. We would highly recommend Jules and will make this our first restaurant stop on our next trip to Ocean City.

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LM
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The seafood special was excellent. The food is unique and always well prepared.

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CP
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

We’ve been here before and had great food. Friday night we weren’t impressed.

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KL
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Paula was our server, and she provided us with excellent service. Food was creative & delicious 😃

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HL
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the (if not THE!!!) best in Ocean City.
Chef is always creative, using locally sourced ingredients.
A hidden gem that we’ve been going to for years.

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p
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

It was restaurant week and it was great as always,

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DD
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Awesome experience! Restaurant week and everything was delicious! Our waitress was delightful and helpful. My husband loved his pork entree and the salmon entree with excellent as well. Go early before 6 pm and they provide a complimentary glass of wine. Will definitely go back soon!

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CC
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We tried to order 5 different bottles of wine, a variety of Reds. They didn't have any, after being told they didn't have the 5th bottle we left. Its unacceptable for a restaurant to not have 5 different bottles of wine. The only food menu offered was a Restaurant week menu. The server seemed annoyed. It was overall a really bad experience. I was saddened by this as I saw it was on a few of the best of OC lists.

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c
Jacksonville
9 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We have been dining at Jules many years with 12+ people while at a convention in Ocean City and found the service and food exceptional. Took our family (siblings and mother) to Jules 2 years ago and wanted to have a repeat experience to celebrate our mom’s 90th birthday Saturday night. Our waiter was the absolute worst waiter we have experienced in many, many years. Rude and inattentive making our “celebration” very intense. The menu was limited and food below average. Will never return.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First of all I made reservations on Open Table and then called to add 2 additional folks. Greeted by staff with a ready table! So awesome. Service impeccable and food delicious——beautiful presentation. Would highly recommend! Thank you!!!!

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r
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

food and service are always first rate too bad about the electrics

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D
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was a nice price is a little bit steep but overall a decent experience

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Naples
41 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love, love, love this place! The gem of OCMD. Great wine list, best drinks, delicious tomato/crab/corn soup, incredible whole fish...I could go on and on. Try it, you'll love it!

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DC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Paula and the staff at Jules was AMAZING! The chef (Adam) came out to our table so we could compliment the meal. He was soo personable and the food was impeccable. Well-presented, tasty and farm-to-table greatness. Try the DUCK or the RED SNAPPER.... SUPERB. Great wine list and very nice ambience. Don't be fooled when you drive through a strip mall...This place is gourmet dining for the palate. Cheers

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JG
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and drinks. So many great choices.

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CF
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

We have been coming to Jules since 2013. The quality of the food seems to to have deteriorated. There seem to be fewer choices with the prefix as well. Three of the 5 entrees were an additional fee. I would rather see the price go up overall to maintain the quality and selection that we had enjoyed in previous years. The Monkfish was not good. It was not moist, flaky and tender with a fresh taste as it should be. It was rubbery and dry and cold in the center.

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LP
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Have come to JULES for years when visiting OC, and loved it. This time service was very poor, waitress kept saying she’d be right back and forget to come back. My food was very good except for the roasted veggies as they were burned. We talked to the owner and he was very condescending and didn’t care that we were displeased. Just kept telling us what a good bargain we were getting. This restaurant is off our list.

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C
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Jules has a e course, appetizer, salad, entree with good choices for a reasonable pricefrom 5 to 6 in the evening. We have eaten here several times and it always good. The full menu is also wonderful.

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SK
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was wonderful. Our party of 6 each got different items including some of the specials. The waitstaff was attentive without being intrusive. Atmosphere was quiet and the dessert and coffee were a great way to end a terrific restaurant experience!

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B
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

Very uncomfortable chairs, music rather loud, food barely warm and they were not busy . I'd never recommend this Resturant .... we were ready to get outta there

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JB
Philadelphia
535 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Despite the "strip mall" storefront location - Jules was a true bright spot in a dreary, rain filled golf canceled / washed out weekend in OCMD. Boys (7 grown men) had a REAL meal cooked by a REAL chef and served by a fantastic waitress who appreciated her job and our business. She doubled as a bartender too and makes a well done Woodford Reserve Old Fashioned!We ordered from across the menu with a wide variety of items including steak (filet mignon over a shrimp risotto) and double tail cold water lobster. Be it seafood, steaks, the tomahawk chop or appetizers - every one of our plates went back to the kitchen clean. Never easy to serve a large table and have everyone walk away content. The Jules team deftly handled the challenge and the limited but ON POINT menu has enough to satisfy all tastes. We sauntered across the street for an after dinner cigar, and lets just say the Jules team made sure we didn't go thirsty. Just great service from a local INDEPENDENT restaurant and someplace you should definitely try.

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d
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place

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P
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

To be fair ... we went over the Labor Day weekend - it's a busy time and sometimes wait staff has left to go back to school ! I spend the summers in OC and eat at the top restaurants a couple nights a week ! I have my favs that I frequent over and over! This was my first time at Jules ! The food was overall very good - my sons had the soft shell crabs and they eat them often and they thought they were some of the best they have had in OC ! I had the lobster twin tails and they were OK - for the money I wasn't impressed !
I ordered a bottle of Moët champagne and asked if it was cold - server insisted it was but it wasn't - it's obvious it wasn't previously chilled ! I don't complain so I just drank it but I was disappointed!
I also felt like our server was ignoring us - not sure why! We did not get refills of water all night - maybe it was the holiday weekend but the service ruined our experience!
They also had 2 large groups for private parties - very loud .. overall I think they miss the mark on dining experience - no ambiance- lights were not dimmed and the vibe is not as good as other restaurants - missing something - I won't go back !

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L
Philadelphia
115 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Soft crab special was outstanding with large meaty crabs. Lamb chops looked good. Salads and soup were all good. Fried whole fish special certainly had a special appearance staring at us all, and was interesting and tasty. It was tasty but too much work. We had not been warned it would not be filleted, and many diners would have rejected that when presented. Staff must alert diners about things like that. The woman who ordered it was not put off by the effort or the bones likelihood but needed some assistance to start. Picking fish from bones is not for everyone.

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t
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best soft shell crabs I have ever had!!

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NV
Tampa
19 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Prix-fixe menu represents quite a bargain for the quality of the food and the variety of the offerings. All 3 courses were tasty, with the appetizers (tomato/corn/crab soup and soft shell crab slider) setting quite a high mark. I return every year when we come to the beach because of the value and quality.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 1ambience 4

Excellent food, slowest service ever, we waited an hr. for bread and 2 hrs for our food and it wasn't even crowded...

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R
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

We have been there many times. This time the service was Terrible! The restaurant was almost empty, maybe 8 tables. All of us waited at least over 90min for our meal. Food was good but we awere starving. No one offered more rolls or anything. No explanation was given. Waiters had to make their own drinks because there was no bartender. Not sure we will go back.

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j
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Food was underwhelming for the price. Chops lacked flavor. Soft shell crabs were greasy.

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A
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I had monkfish which was tough. My husband liked his lamb chops. It was noisy because the bar is right in the middle and it was at end of cocktail hour. If you are paying the high prices for food and drinks, you want ambience!

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WR
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Met longtime friends for dinner.
Food was very good - soft shells and duck.

Major issue was noise level - small service area with the bar intruding into it. Bar patrons nearing end of happy hour were overly loud making it very difficult to hold a conversation with our friends.

The configuration of the place is a conundrum - bar or restaurant? Our party of four vote for restaurant.

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NJ
Philadelphia
92 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We were unexpectedly late for our reservation, 1 1/2 hours late, and the staff was very accommodating. The food was very good, Chef Jules always has an interesting daily special. Our meals were very well prepared and presented. Our cocktails were very refreshing. Great neighborhood restaurant away from the Boardwalk and frequented by locals. You must visit when in north Ocean City.

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JJ
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Dinner was good, as usual. Server, Scott was very attentive. THe seafood pasta was awesome.

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VD
Philadelphia
37 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to this restaurant several times. Hidden gem in OCMD! Great food and excellent service.

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WW
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been here many times and have never been disappointed.
Food and service always excellent

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