Julep

4.6
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29 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
We fancy ourselves more than just a local watering hole. We’re guardians of fine whiskey, curators of elegant cocktails, administrators of delicious fare, and custodians of unequaled hospitality. Our convivial yet cozy environment is just the tip of the iceberg to a Julep experience. Saddle up to the bar or take refuge in a quiet corner and enjoy an expertly made cocktail or a delicacy from our contemporary American kitchen. Beer and a shot of whiskey more your speed? We’ve got you covered there as well with our extensive collection of whiskey from all over the world and plenty of ice cold suds to back it up. Our passion for libations, attention to detail and dedication to hospitality is evident from the moment you walk through our doors. Here at Julep we believe that whiskey is for everybody.
What 29 People Are Saying
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OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really like this place. Great Old Fashions. Really good music and ambiance.

C
Kansas City
21 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, however, the menu does not describe it very well at all. I could now describe each of the items. It was a pleasant surprise that if it was so awesome

k
Kansas City
16 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed the Bluegrass Brunch! Music, service, food and drinks were all amazing!

VT
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very attentive staff. Shareable appetizer plate was just perfect. Staff helped educate us on whiskey and helped us pick drinks we’d like. A great cozy place. I plan to come back again!

CM
Kansas City
17 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great night celebrating birthdays! Excellent drinks

E
Kansas City
15 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Julep is definitely a destination for folks who appreciate a large variety of very good bourbons, ryes and whiskys.

R
Kansas City
11 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

What a gem! Met w a girlfriend for a light brunch. Thanks Open Table we found a blue grass live music brunch. Music did not play constantly nor could you not talk over it.
Bottomless fresh squeezed mimosa. Yum!
Smaller menu but have perfected the dishes!
Service was impeccable.
Will return and hope you do too!

MA
Kansas City
8 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We only went for drinks so didn't really have any food other than the popcorn. The drinks are delicious but maybe a little small for the price.

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great addition to Westport. It has a sophisticated feel to it.

R
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Very good variety of better than average, but not top notch, bourbon. Enjoyed a glass of Weller 12, which I was very excited to find since it is next to impossible to find in California.

JR
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sunday Bluegrass Brunch is fantastic! Loved seeing Betse and Clarke. Great service, great food, great bartender! Will definitely be back!

OT
Kansas City
65 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambience and the bottomless Mimosas were exquisite.

OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

The food wasn't bad, it was different but good. Portions were very small for the price, however. I know it is gourmet cuisine but given the atmosphere, I feel that the food prices/portions didn't correlate with the atmosphere

OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it all - Delicious Mimosas, Good Food, Attentive Staff.

MS
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Knowledgeable staff. Amazing cocktails.

OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I'll be back with friends almost every Sunday after this last visit. Great brunch food, with great drink specials and live music.
These guys know what they're doing. I'll be reserving a spot most Sundays from here on out.

BM
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great drinks and service, creative angle on bar snacks.

C
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great gathering place with exceptional quality cocktails. Staff are exceptionally accommodating and friendly. Appetizers were varied and tasty.

TO
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Exceptional spot for brunch and music on a Sunday morning! A short menu for brunch, but the choices are delicious, the shrimp and grits stand out. Mimosas and cocktails were delicious, the bar and scenery are impressive, a must try.

RC
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

I met some family here for a drink before dinner one night. The service was very good and answered all our questions. We didn't try any food but it sounded good, so maybe next time. We loved the cocktails we ordered and can't wait to come back to try some more. I will definitely recommend this place to my friends.

s
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I found this listed as a restaurant but this it a true whiskey bar with more but instead than I've ever seen before. What a great find. Wish we had a place like it in DC. I look forward to returning.

p
Kansas City
8 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The shrimp and grits were outstanding- the best meal at the table.
The bottomless mimosas were a bonus and the staff were excellent, as always.

J
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2017
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Decent cocktails. Limited menu. Two gentlemen servers were very rude, sarcastic, and unapproachable. It really turned us off from this place. There are too many wonderful gems in KC to be treated rudely.

OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Good drinks. The prix fixe Valentine's menu was an absolute, demoralizing travesty.

TV
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2017
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

Reservation for Saturday evening before Valentine's Day. My wife wanted a Scotch flight and I only wanted her happy. The initial service was bad. The bartender did more for us than anyone, he cared about our experience. The flight was with the price the "snack plate" was not.

OT
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

This was our first time at Julep, and we had reservations. I loved the atmosphere! Our server was a bit slow and hard to get his attention. However that may have been because there was a class in the next room using bar staff. Also, we came here hoping to do a whiskey flight like their website shows, but apparently they did away with them and forgot to update the website. Otherwise, I'd go back.

JP
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cocktails were wonderful and the food was amazing! We will be back!

B
Kansas City
26 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Drinks are superb, bartenders are exquisite and adventurous enough to mix drinks on the fly. The food was very good, though a limited menu. The chef asked our server if we could sample a dessert he wanted to try. Duh...of course!! It was mint infused chocolate ice cream that had similar consistency of gelato. It was smooth and was perfectly blended with the mint. My wife and I had the tater tots with the mushroom gravy...soooo good, but be careful, because they are hot. The beet salad and meatloaf were really good as well. Great flaovrs and smaller portions due to the richness of flaovrs provided just enough to fill one up without going overboard.

Hot spot for cocktails and wine and for a nice evening with friends and/or loved ones. No beer on tap, so don't expect that.

PL
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2016
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

First, don't bother making a reservation. We waited by the front door and were told that everything is open seating. Second, I wouldn't recommend this as a restaurant. The tater tots were very good but the menu is very limited. It's really more of a drink spot. The drinks are nice, but on the expensive side. The most disappointing part of our visit was the service. It was pretty bad. Although not especially busy, the food took a long time.

I'd give this place a thumbs down for food & service, but a thumbs up for alcohol. Great atmosphere. If we didn't go there with dinner in mind we would have been much more satisfied.

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