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The Tulip Bistro + Bar

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355 Romany Rd, Lexington, KY 40502-2403 (Cooper)
+1 859-367-6687
16:00 - 22:30
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Lexington, Kentucky
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48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Quick dinner this week. Tulip is a fairly high end restaurant option in Chevy Chase. Warm goat cheese salad was fairly average, but salmon and barramundi meals were both very good. Would put the Tulip in 2nd tier of fine dining restaurants of Lex.

Thank Nathan M
Richmond, KY
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

I started with the best bowl of she crab soup,onto a juicy filet and ending with creme broker. Excellent meal, once again!!!

Thank thackattack
Kingston, Canada
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106 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

For the visitor, this is not a place you would just come across. It is a neighbourhood restaurant in the sense that it is in a neighbourhood, not downtown but obviously the hordes of patrons come from all over the city. It is really popular and very noisy (the servers literally have to shout out the specials from close range)... More 

Thank David M
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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

One of the best in Lexington. Mussels were truly amazing ( garlic cream sauce). Char grilled oysters are a must( will transport you to New Orleans!). Even the French fries are some of the best you will have- they come with Ketchup, Vinegar, and fantastic remoulade!! Always a generous wine pour. You can dress up or dress casual and feel... More 

1 Thank we3kingsKentucky
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed dinner at The Tulip Bar & Bistro. It's a "neighborhood" restaurant, with good vibes and upscale locals. Dress is casual to smart casual. There were lots of diners on the patio area which is adjacent to Romany Road. We ate inside. Decor is nothing special, but the food is great. I had the Chicken Roulade... More 

1 Thank Lilly M
Lexington, Kentucky
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

My husband made reservations for my birthday at the Tulip because of the opportunity to have oysters. And indeed we had oysters. My husband had a dozen oysters on the half shell and they were very good. I had a half dozen each of Rockefeller and grilled. They were both good but I thought the Rockerfeller had too much breading.... More 

Thank mwardgamma1
Lexington, Kentucky
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

Celebrated an anniversary here. Great selection of appetizers which are appealing alternatives to a full meal to me. Good service

Thank Mike J
Lexington, Kentucky
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41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

I went here for dinner last week. Great patio! We had drinks, appetizers and salads. My salad was good. I had the oysters rockefellar. They were pretty good. The topping was more of a bread topping instead of spinach (which I like better), but it wasn't bad. My mother also liked her salad. She had the crab bisque, which was... More 

Thank Nicole G
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81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2016 via mobile

Good food, good service and good environment. Had good oysters for being so far from ocean. Lamb was good. Wine selection okay (needs a few more choices). A bit over priced.

Thank DGoat
Versailles, Kentucky
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2015

Fantastic food in a cozy setting. Something for everyone here, fantastic she crab soup to PEI mussels, fresh fish, cast iron steak and some interesting specials, I had a trio of pork bellies topped with 3 different things to die for, the shrimp and mussel pasta was top tier.

Thank Happyrasper

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
American, French
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:30
16:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 355 Romany Rd, Lexington, KY 40502-2403
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: +1 859-367-6687
The Tulip Bistro + Bar is a small treasure in the Chevy Chase Neighborhood. Chef Spencer van den Dool has worked in fantastic local restaurants such as Pacific Pearl and Emmett"s before going to Holland and working at a 2 michelin star restaurant called De Kastanjehof, where he fine tuned his French-American cuisine. The menu offers such things as Mussels, Fish and Chips to Shrimp & Linguine & Short Ribs. There is something for everyone! Our wine list covers most of the world, while our martini list features old and new favorites, such as Tulip Margatini, Blue Goose and The Grand Cosmo.The Tulip will impress you and have you making a reservation for your next visit.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?