Julep | Denver

4.1
165 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary Southern
Located in the up and coming RiNo Arts District, Julep is a Southern inspired restaurant pulling from the Southern roots of its husband & wife team. Katy & Kyle Foster aim to bring “family to table” style dining back to the forefront with a menu and atmosphere best enjoyed with company. Julep is a seasonally focused restaurant working closely with local producers like Rebel Farms and McDonald Family Farm. With an emphasis on snout-to-tail butchering and capturing produce at the peak of its season, guests are welcomed with something new each visit.

Julep boasts a 40-seat patio overlooking bustling Larimer St with a fire pit and lounge area, a mezzanine dining experience with views looking into the kitchen, and a full bar replete with classic southern cocktails and a carefully curated whiskey selection. Located at 3258 Larimer St., on the corner of Larimer and 33rd St., Julep serves dinner Wednesday through Saturday and brunch Saturday and Sunday.

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vipJuju
Denver
20 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Service was a bit slow but the food was excellent & our waitperson was very knowledgeable and friendly.

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vipLilliA
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everyone enjoyed their dinner very much. We will go again just for those biscuits.

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Ycool
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

My quiche was cold and had asked for warm - sent back. Friend’s order was too salty but liked the cornbread. Biscuits were the best part but think it is wrong to charge for the honey and apple compote. Not as good as the first time I experienced. Do like Natalie the bar tender and Matt Served us well. Very noisy environment even with few patrons. I will return another day.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This place rocks! Still thinking about past night’s dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

We arrived to see an incredible display of bourbon at the bar and excitedly awaited our experience. The bloody Mary’s, while small and served in a low ball, were good with fresh dill flavor. My friend and I asked to share the cornbread Benedict. It unfortunately came out not split with the poached eggs significantly undercooked, which when we tried to split the dish ourselves turned into a mushy, sloppy mess. We had ordered a biscuit because had read about their accolades and given their small size asked for another order. We should have tasted them first because there was nothing special about these biscuits. I should also note that we had to ask for the accompanying honey and preserves (which I don’t really consider accompanying when you have to pay extra for them) and were met with an eye roll from the server. My friend’s husband had the “bottomless” coffee that he had to ask for a refill on as the first cup was only half full. By this point we were over our experience and he only had 2 half cups. Overall, a disappointing brunch.

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GenaB
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience4

We were underwhelmed with the food. The best thing that we had was the Chef Snack. The pimento cheese beignet was extremely, the chicken was dry and overly charred, and everything else was just "okay". We had high hopes from the other reviews, but for us it was just standard / fair southern food. Nothing special or overly exciting. Our service was also in need of much improvement - we were presented with a desert menu before our entrees event arrived.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
16 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Second trip to Julep... the interior is nice and homey. The service was poor of fair. After being seated the server for our section visited the table adjacent three times before acknowledging we had been seated; in fact, we had to ask who our server was... the restaurant was not that busy even though 8pm on a Friday. Drink service was slow in delivery

The saving grace was the food. It was delicious!

Sadly I would not recommend going to Julep

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SherryK
New England
8 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience1

I hoped you would have appropriate music for southern food. Rock and Roll ain't it.
Food is fab. Ambiance is sterile and unimaginable. Love the small outdoor patio.

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vipKblovesfood
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Cool space. Food very uneven.
Biscuits were delicious. Shrimp and grits too were good.
Salad not able to eat due to poor quality of ingredients. Wilted lettuce and full of stems.
Kitchen chatty and unkept- never a good sign.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Solid food. The service was seriously lacking, with staff being largely absent and inattentive: app forgotten, had to wait a long time to order drinks, no silverware when dishes arrived, nobody checked with us after the entrees arrived (or even when they were being picked up), waited for a long time to pay the bill and the server wouldn’t have picked up the check if I hadn’t stopped her before she walked away. I’m a big believer in respectfully providing feedback to restaurants, both positive and negative, and really would rather give that feedback in person instead of online. Restaurant folks work their tails off, and I truly appreciate what they do. I think it’s incumbent on diners to let restaurant managers know when things haven’t been great, so they can get better and stay in business in a brutally competitive industry. Unfortunately, I didn’t get that opportunity here. No one was around or paying attention at the end of our meal. We slowly walked to the front and even hung out at the host stand for a few minutes. No staff acknowledged our departure, so we left without giving feedback. To be fair, the manager didn’t charge us for the app, and folks were certainly friendly. We weren’t mistreated, just not paid attention to. It was a really frustrating experience. The kitchen is putting out awesome food. Front of the house needs work. Fortunately a very rare experience in Denver’s food scene.

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EllenF
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I came because I read a blurb in 5280 Magazine. The reviewer was right... this is a good find. Yes, it is not cheap but the food was excellent, the presentation simple but quite beautiful, and the service was friendly and helpful. Out server was up against a Southerner in my crowd and held his own when defending the deviled eggs and the biscuits (both the best in the city IMHO). We were all pleased with the small dishes as well as our entrees.

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NicoleN
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Went to Julep for a Birthday Brunch with a group of 8 people. A little disappointed that I needed a reservation almost 2 hrs after they were open and the restaurant was DEAD.

Our service started out great with our first server, and then got progressively slower as another server grabbed us after shift change. Our brunch that lasted two+ hrs could of definitely been shorter.

Food was pretty good, but nothing that blew us out of the water. I wish they had a few more "healthier" items on the menu. I get that it's a southern restaurant but I was expecting something a little more...

Also, the music changed at least 4Xs, which made the atmosphere really weird. At one point , the Little Mermaid song came on...a little interesting.

Overall, it was okay. I would still recommend going and getting the biscuits...VERY good.

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vipAmyK
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

It was just okay. The biscuits and bloodies were great but the rest of the food and the service were mediocre.

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RandyW
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

I would recommend them for the quality and tastiness of the food, but not the slow service. The Smoked Fish Dip and Farm Salad required no cooking and could have been brought out together, followed by the Butcher's Special (Chicken Fried Chicken Livers), Mac and Cheese, and Biscuits.

As it were, it took us 45 minutes to receive our first round of food and a total of two hours from start to finish. This was way too long considering we were the first two customers and were even seated 10 minutes earlier than our reservation time of 5:00pm.

Great food, great ambience, but slow service.

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hospitalityonpoint
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We felt very well taken care of. I added that it was our anniversary, and they gave us the chef's table, overlooking the kitchen and the quietest part of the restaurant. The food and the cocktails were delicious! We had a vieux carre and mint julep and two specials going on. The only aspect we didn't like was that the portions were quite small for the price.

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MarinaC
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Not sure if we had an off night, but we had several issues throughout the meal. Service was spotty- they just seemed ill prepared and not as attentive as though maybe several people didn't show up for service. We were told the mac and cheese with links would have no links as it is a "two day process." It seems you either prepare in advance and have that item or don't have it on the menu. The grits were a bit toothsome and we were told it was a different kind than they were used to. That said, they did apologize and brought out a new batch of grits and comped the dish (which was otherwise delicious). The beet dish was quite tasty but also very small. Maybe the addition of some grains would be help. The pimiento cheese beignets were the best things we ate. Truly special. And the cocktails were quite good. I would happily give Julep another go.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Service was so slow that it did not matter if the food was delicious.

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MatthewW
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

They forgot to heat our family style entree. We dished ourselves before we knew this so our first plate of braised lamb shank with potatoes and demi glace were leftovers from the fridge cold. It was delicious when the heated the remainder of the dish. As we waited for the dish to return the couple next to us got up and left because they only got a menu and then ignored. Couple just past them were craning their necks looking for a waiter to no avail. The couple on the other side of us was served the wrong dish and rejected it. Our entree came back warm... but no serving spoon. Forget about getting another from the waiter, cause there were only 2 working 3 areas. Needless to say... worst service ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience4

The food was nothing special and the service was terrible. Far too expensive for the quality of both. The best thing I can say is that the space looks good.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Terrific food! Fun location. Service was a little slow but I will definitely return for the great food.

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ReillyC
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Food was great! Biscuits are so delicious. Service was not great.

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kenz
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

IT WAS FREAKIN AWESOME!! The food was great and the service was even better.

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CrystalB
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

My husband and I ordered the biscuits, the Mac and cheese, and the oak grilled chicken all to share. The portions were super small, which is surprising considering how much it is. Although everything we ordered was on the “to share” menu, it was certainly not enough food. With that being said, it was so delicious. The biscuits were amazing and the Mac and cheese was some of the best I’ve ever had. The chicken was okay— super small portion for 22$.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Pretty sure the waitress was on another planet. Completely confused on how to split a check. Forgot she had already introduced herself to the table.

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Kman
Naples
19 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Service was slow--problems with glassware cleaning at the bar apparently. Wait staff seemed stretched. Food was well prepared but some portions (e.g., sea bass) far too small to share. Short of a gourmet eating experience and does not live up to the 5280 hype.

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Jarred
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfectly done Southern comfort food with friendly service.

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vipCoNative
Denver
20 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Portions are waaaaaay too small, patio table was wobbling (so annoying), and the server kinda just disappeared for awhile. Would only go again if I happened to be walking by and nothing else was open.

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tarim
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

the food was excellent and very special. the service, while kind, was very, very, very slow. major bummer. we will go back and hope that part improves.

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LaurenB
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was good, drinks were better. Our server seemed to be having an off night. Definitely expected better for the price.

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Peterlugerlover
Denver
20 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Location is at the edge of rino so street parking is easy and they have a nice patio to eat on when the weather is right. The menu is great for sharing or not sharing. Everything we had was delicious, fritters, Mac n cheese and chicken.

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KYLEC
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience5

Weird waiter. Food was overpriced. The best thing we ate was the Mac and cheese and biscuits. And we ordered the best of the best entrees

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vipLivestoEat
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

We just felt rushed in and out like they had something better to do. The tomato quiche was tasty but such a tiny portion and the salad was tasteless. The slices of peaches with cream was light and would have been better if the peaches were more ripe. The waiter did not seem interested in our being there and seemed intent upon getting us out of there as soon as possible. It has promise but just seems to be missing it.

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Chiekochick
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

I had really wanted to love this place but left sorely disappointed. My dish was delicious but way too small for the price and was lacking the vegetable accompaniment the menu described. My friend’s salad was so salty she had to send it back—which was weird since she even asked for the dressing on the side. All four of us were shocked at the small portion sizes and the music was too loud to enjoy conversation with one another. Service was lacking so my friend never got the chance to order something to replace the salad. We all left hungry and disappointed, feeling like we each wasted money on a lackluster experience. Sorry Julep, but that was a bust of a brunch.

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Annie
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner with great, charismatic service. I don't know if it was just a slow night but the restaurant was very quiet which was refreshing.

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vipGary
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was excellent. The service was poor and they were only about 3/4 full.

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Msbfoodie
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

It started out promising , sat outside , weather was perfect . Place was cute , not very crowded.
Appetizer of scrapple fries was yummy . I ordered the lamb , hubby ordered the bbq chicken .
Waited a bit for food . Hubbys chicken was very good , my lamb was edged in about an inch of fat ,
All the way around ! I know lamb is fatty , but by time I’d cut it off there was a piece of meat about 2 inches around. And it was pretty raw not medium rare . The mgr came around and asked how everything was , my hubs kinda went off , this should of never left the kitchen . The mgr said it’s lamb it’s fatty . The mgr switched it out for the bass which was good but really tiny and thin . It’s too bad but I wouldn’t go back .

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LanceS
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere, really enjoyed ourselves.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s on the pricey end but they usually bring out a special taster and the service is always wonderful.

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vipEcalderman
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The biscuits were just as promised - perfect and delicious. Some of the other food left a bit to be desired. The serving size of the tomato tart was tiny and not very appetizing and the description of the skillet dish didn't quite match the delivery of dry potatoes in a small pot. I think this restaurant has a lot of potential but it's not quite there. The service was very good and responsive.

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vipJenniferB
Denver
19 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

I want to love this place but every time I go I'm underwhelmed. Cocktails are fantastic!!

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Julep | Denver is rated 4.1 stars by 165 OpenTable diners.

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