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“Delicious food in a comfortable setting” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Julep Cup and Seahorse Lounge

The Julep Cup and Seahorse Lounge
111 Woodland Ave, Lexington, KY 40502
(859) 226-0300
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Ranked #170 of 772 Restaurants in Lexington
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: East Main & Woodland
Transit: The Lextran Trolley runs to the corner of Midland and East Main Street, one block west of The Julep Cup. Trollies run daily between the hours of 9AM and 3PM from downtown hotels and the convention center. Lextran City Buses stop on East Main at the corner of Woodland in front of The Woodlands where The Julep Cup is located.
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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“Delicious food in a comfortable setting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014 via mobile

As visitors from the UK it was great to eat in a restaurant that served local food. The decor is rich and gloomy with a number of private dining rooms. Service was discreet but efficient. Chose Blue Point oysters, country ham and biscuit and fried green tomatoes, all were very good with nice accompaniments. Next, two of us had the Lamb Fries, sheep' s balls deep fried in batter served with mashed potatoes and beans, I had Shrimp and grits, a posh version of grits which were creamy and served with shrimp and sliced peppers. All delicious. Tempted by the desserts we had the pecan and chocolate pie and the chocolate pudding covered with ice cream, we actually ordered the soufflé but never mind. A bottle of Spanish Verdelho and an Australian red were both good value and drank well.

Visited May 2014
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Lexington, Kentucky, USA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Three Strikes”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I have been here four times and only once had a properly prepared meal. In my latest visit the salmon croquettes were charred black and the fried calamari was soggy with a lackluster sauce. Carrabba's has better calamari. I will not be back. Why did I go 4 times - my friend loves it so I kept giving it the benefit of the doubt. The doubt is now gone and so am I.

Visited April 2014
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Redding, Connecticut, USA
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90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
“A Fun Place to Eat and Drink”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Had a great experience here on Derby Eve. The restaurant was having a Derby eve party which included a live rock and roll band who were very good. It was pretty noisy when they got going, but the music was fun and every one seemed to enjoy it. Spent some time in the bar and there were lots of locals as well as the owener - which gave it a very cordial and warm feeling. The food was excellent with a good southern menu.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Paris, Kentucky
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“KY Derby Celebration”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Excellent food! Great service! Entire resturant staff was very attentive and the food was wonderful. Chocolate pie is the best ever!

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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USA
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“We must be invisible”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

My husband and I made reservations here to kick off the Derby Weekend. After a wait in the small foyer we were shown to our table and offered water. We had decided on our drinks and dinner yet no one came to take our order. Several wait staff passed by our table without so much as a glance. We waited 20 minutes and that was too long. We left the restaurant and guess they never noticed. The ice water was refreshing but that is all I can think of positive to say about this establishment. By the way, uncrowded Thursday night.

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