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The Tulip Bistro + Bar

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355 Romany Rd, Lexington, KY 40502-2403 (Cooper)
+1 859-367-6687
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16:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 16:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 22:30
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Richmond, KY
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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Kingston, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 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 

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Kentucky
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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 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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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 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 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 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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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

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Thank Mike J
Lexington, Kentucky
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 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 

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Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 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.

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Thank DGoat
Versailles, Kentucky
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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.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2015

We were seated on time with our 6:15 pm reservation and immediately served by wait staff. The inside is classy but you can easily go in casual attire. I was there for a business dinner. We were able to converse without excessive noise. Nice bar. Friendly, attentive wait staff. I enjoyed my seafood meal and dessert was excellent. Will come... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Cuisine
American, French
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
Monday
16:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 22:00
Thursday
16:00 - 22:00
Friday
16:00 - 22:30
Saturday
16:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 355 Romany Rd, Lexington, KY 40502-2403
    (Cooper)
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: +1 859-367-6687
Description
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?