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Coles 735 Main

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735 E Main St, Lexington, KY 40502-1601 (N. Ashland)
+1 859-266-9000
16:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 16:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 23:00
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Bethelridge, Kentucky
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Saw coles on my way back to the apartment, thought it looked interesting stopped. Parking is limited and parked in the Board of Education lot. My date and I were dressed casual, when we entered we were surprised by the decor and tables with white cloth table clothes.we were told that reservations were recommended and that no tables would be... More 

Thank Donald M
Lexington, KY
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46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Coles in Lexington is a real find. Superb kitchen, well trained and gracious serving staff, broad menu, extensive wine list, and quiet. Coles is our special occasion restaurant of choice in Lexington. Our preferences run to vegetarian, and we like both he chick pea tagine and the Moroccan stew. Don't miss the baked to order cookies for dessert.

Thank DC-3Nut
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123 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Last visited Coles in 2015 and found it to be excellent. This return was no exception! Service was once again outstanding and food exceptional! I tried a special... it was Mutton Snapper. I never had this fish before but it was excellent! Also they have a wonderful Bourbon selection. Nice job to all at Coles!

Thank Jim M
Kilmarnock, Virginia
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56 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don't let a lack of reservations deter you from this wonderful restaurant. Just head to the bar for great drinks, great food AND great service! Andy & Diane & other guests at the bar made our dining experience one that we will remember. We arrived w/o reservations on a Friday night & were told it would be a 1 1/2... More 

Thank sarek1cat
Lexington, Kentucky
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49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Another great meal at Cole's--one of our favorite restaurants in Lex. Lobster bisque, Moroccan Succotash, and Shrimp and Grits were all fantastic. Top it off with best fresh warm chocolate chocolate chip cookies in town and you have a fantastic meal. Highly recommended.

Thank Nathan M
charleston, United States
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

Went for anniversary dinner. Service was extraordinary. Wait staff was informative, cordial, attentive without hovering. Complimented manager on his well trained staff. Food was wonderful; presentation, portions, flavors were first rate. Met young chef as we departed and he was most pleased with our comments. Highly recommend. One of the best meals we have ever experienced. When we return to... More 

Thank Mr. Strat V
Lexington, Kentucky
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Menu was horrible. My wife could not find anything on the menu that interest her. So she requested a carrot soufflé that was offered as a side dish on another food offering. She was told by the waiter that he could not provide that since it was part of another dish. Really?? While I was talking the waiter tried to... More 

Thank bsingle2n
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87 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

This is a busy place and we needed advanced reservations to get in. There is a pleasant atmosphere, with nice wall decorations and a relaxed feel to this restaurant. Service is a little cold but professional and efficient. Some of the dishes were superb and worthy of the fine dining expectations, such as the shrimp tempura, the mushroom favored salmon... More 

Thank Brigitte M
Weston, Massachusetts
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112 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

I was in Lexington due to holidays visiting in-laws, I wanted to treat them to a nice dinner and did some research on area. I chose Coles 735 main due to the different options in the menu. I always read the bad reviews of any place to see what went wrong. Some people say this is not fine dining, I... More 

Thank Oscar V
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

Atmosphere, Service, and Food...all 5-Stars! We had a fun group and our servers made it even more memorable. From suggestions, to conversations...Cole's is the Best Dining option in Lexington!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$32
American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 735 E Main St, Lexington, KY 40502-1601
    (N. Ashland)
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: +1 859-266-9000
Showcasing an inspired mix of eclectic fine dining and familiar Southern consciousness, Coles 735 Main brings a playful sense of variety to Lexington’s dining scene. Lexington Kentucky-born Executive Chef Cole Arimes presents a menu of reinvented American classics, global flavors, and rustic artisan dishes.

Set in a tastefully refinished historic landmark in downtown Lexington, Coles 735 Main offers a warm, relaxing atmosphere – ideal for romantic fine dining or spirited get-togethers at the inviting indoor bar and outdoor gazebo.

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