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

Julep’s has been voted the Best Downtown Restaurant 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

Cory Chaney

Chef Cory Chaney is a self-taught chef with over 12 years of experience working in various kitchens with different types of cuisines. His cooking accentuates Julep’s southern, upscale flair and he never misses the opportunity to support local farms and ingredients.

“Our team is very excited to have Chef Chaney on our team. We routinely hear praise from customers who have had the pleasure of tasting Chaney’s innovative creations. It’s important to us that we still offer the favorite menu items that the Richmond community knows and loves, but we are also now providing new and unique dishes that we believe are memorable and worthy of attention,” said Amy Cabaniss, owner of Julep’s New Southern Cuisine.

Chaney assists in creating seasonal, rotating menus at Julep’s New Southern Cuisine that feature Southern favorites with an upscale twist.


August 2022 Readers of Richmond Magazine voted Julep’s Best Downtown Restaurant
May 2018 – “Best Dinner” by the readers of Style Weekly
2018 – Richmond Magazine, March 2018 Issue // “Tending the Land”
2018 – LUX RESTAURANT & BAR AWARDS // Best Fine Dining Experience – Virginia
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