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Coles 735 Main

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Japanese, International, Mediterranean, Vegetarian
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735 East Main Street, Lexington, KY 40502 (N. Ashland)
8592669000
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4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Showcasing an inspired mix of eclectic fine dining and familiar Southern...
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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  • 111
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  • 27
    Very good
  • 9
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  • 5
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lovely evening with wonderful food!!!

This restaurant has had so many different names, but I think they have found their niche. The decor was nice and comfortable, the food was wonderful....and we are looking forward to going back again!!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Lexington, Kentucky
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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This restaurant has had so many different names, but I think they have found their niche. The decor was nice and comfortable, the food was wonderful....and we are looking forward to going back again!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Lovely menu with choices for everyone. Wait staff is on top of their game to ensure your experience is great along with the great food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Had a fantastic last supper with my best friend after a successful bourbon trail adventure. Staff was lovely, kind, knowledgable and pleasant. Food was different and yummy and the bourbon selection was outstanding! Would highly recommend!

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Cynthiana, Kentucky, Usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Menu very varied, seafood, steaks and a few ethnic dishes. Staff very willing to please, you will need a reservation on weekends. I had best biggest and best martii ever. The restaurant deserves it high rating!!

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

It was my birthday and was looking for a special dinner, boy did I find it. I hadn't been there before mainly because the former restaurant at their location was horrible. I trusted my fellow Trip Advisor reviewers and booked a table. I should been more adventurous in my ordering as there are so many creative dishes to choose from,... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We were in Lexington for the night and stumbled onto this restaurant - turned out to be a great find. The menu was varied and interesting, the food turned out to be outstanding, and the service was friendly and efficient. It's ranking on TripAdvisor is well deserved. We'll definitely go back if we're back in Lexington!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 via mobile

Food was delicious. Our table shared several appetizers -- all were delicious but the standout was the avocado. The entrees were scrumptious. I had the shrimp and grits, which I can highly recommend. Others at the table also raved about their main courses. The wine recommendations were spot on. Dessert was simply divine. Service was attentive and professional. This is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Upon arrival, parking lot was packed. Now we know why. Great drinks. I had the salmon and my wife enjoyed the filet. Both cooked to perfection. With the accompaniments paired with the entrees, we did not need any side dish. You must try the grilled caesar salad. Our server recited perfectly a very extensive special list for the evening. I... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

My wife and I went to Coles 735 Main to eat for our 1 year anniversary and we had a great meal with great service! I ordered the 14 ounce bone in filet mignon and it was well worth the money! We enjoyed our dinner and the service was great. No complaints here and I am sure we will be... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We love the fresh creative meals at Coles...the service is wonderful and the emphasis on local foods is great. This is our favorite dinner location in town and a quick meal at the bar is a real treat

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Additional Information about Coles 735 Main

Address: 735 East Main Street, Lexington, KY 40502
Phone Number: 8592669000
Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Lexington
Open Hours:
Monday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 32
Cuisine: Japanese, International, Mediterranean, Vegetarian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 735 East Main Street, Lexington, KY 40502
    (N. Ashland)
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: 8592669000

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 32
  • Cuisine: Japanese, International, Mediterranean, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining

Description

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.
Open Hours
Monday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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