Amy Ayers, the proprietor, opened Julep’s New Southern Cuisine in July, 2003.

Julep’s has been named one of Richmond’s “Top Seven Sensations” by Richmond Magazine. The professional and friendly staff, elegant atmosphere and charm of this historic building create a hospitable setting as you savor a fresh mix of flavor that captures the flare of Atlanta, Charleston, New Orleans and Savannah.

Looking to dazzle clients or friends? Julep’s is available for large dinner parties, luncheons and receptions. The back dining room can accommodate up to 50 for a sit down dinner or luncheon, or the entire restaurant is available for receptions of up to 125 guests.

Executive Chef

Brandon Bundy

Chef Brandon Bundy is from the small country town of Drakes Branch in southern Virginia.

He has been involved in farming his whole life. As a fourth generation farmer, he grew up on quality fruits, vegetables and livestock. Those farm fresh ingredients left a lasting appreciation and are reflected throughout the menu. While at college in Richmond, he found his passion for the kitchen, learning from one of Richmond’s finest in the culinary field. Later that same passion led his career to both the DC and NYC areas for years. As they say though, there’s no place like home. Brandon is excited to highlight both the true flavors that come from the hard work of local farmers and the deep, rich history of Southern cuisine.


2017 – Best In This VA // The 13 Most Unique (and Amazing) Restaurants in Virginia!
2017 – Style Weekly // Julep’s New Southern Cuisine Takes Attention to Detail to East Grace Street
2014 – Richmond Magazine // 25 Best Restaurants in Richmond
2014 – Food Republic // 20 Most Iconic Tomato Dishes in America
2012 – Richmond Magazine // Best Southern-Inspired Dish
2009 – Flavor
2009 – Richmond Magazine
2009 – Style Weekly
2009 – July/August – River City Mag
2009 – Dine Magazine
2009 – Punch Drunk in Style Weekly
2006 March – Continental Magazine
2006 January – The Ultimate Dining and Entertainment Guide
2005 September – Virginia Magazine for Women
2005 April – Richmond Times-Dispatch
2005 January – A Taste of Virginia’s History
2004 April – Richmond Magazine
2004 March – Richmond Magazine
2004 February – Richmond Woman
2003 – Richmond Times-Dispatch
2003 October – Richmond Times-Dispatch
2003 August – Style Weekly