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Coles 735 Main

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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, 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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Good for:
Casual Dining
Outdoor seating
Dinner
Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 75
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
This place exudes romance - perfect for special occasions!

My wife and I and another couple celebrated Valentine's Day at Coles and had a wonderful experience from start to finish. Our server, Larry, was fantastic and made sure that the evening was very special for all four of us. Two of us had the scallops, which were extremely tender and delicious, and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 15, 2015
John F
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Lexington, Kentucky
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Outdoor seating
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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102 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Lexington, Kentucky
Top Contributor
263 reviews 263 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

My wife and I and another couple celebrated Valentine's Day at Coles and had a wonderful experience from start to finish. Our server, Larry, was fantastic and made sure that the evening was very special for all four of us. Two of us had the scallops, which were extremely tender and delicious, and the other two had the beef shoulder... More 

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We had our anniversary dinner at this restaurant and thoroughly enjoyed our evening. The food ranks with the best we have ever experienced. The service equaled the food. We will definitely return for other occasions.

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KY
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Our evening was a long awaited "date night" without children. Perfect spot. we were seated promptly and on time. The wait staff was attentive. The waiter clearly explained specials and sought the help of the sommelier for recommendations. Gave my husband the recipe of drink he ordered. We had the deep fried avocado, my husband had the filet special with... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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160 reviews 160 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Lexington needs more restaurants like Coles 735. Nice wine list; attentive and knowledgeable servers, excellent food and a decent atmosphere. Risotto was awesome, as was the filet. The location is not ideal for this type of establishment. The food deserves a downtown location with nicer decor and "vibe". We will return. Nicely done.

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Top Contributor
132 reviews 132 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

I had read the great reviews on tripadvisor and other sites. Everything we had was great. The panko fried avocados with crab were very good. I had the shrimp and grits. I was worried when I saw that the grits were in cake form because I've had them this way at other places and they didn't pull it off but... More 

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Linthicum Heights, Maryland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Loved the small venue and the food was simpy fantastic. We enjoyed every bite from the appetizers to the shared creme brule.

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Lexington, Kentucky
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Have you ever had a steak and think "omg. I will never order another steak in all the world except for here"? Neither have I.... until now. If I'm in Lexington, KY and I want a steak, this is my go-to place. Not only that, everyone at our table ordered different things and every single person was HAPPY! Do you... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We went on a Thursday (very, very cold) night. We were able to get a reservation at the last minute but only for 5:45. No problem though because it's not the kind of restaurant where you feel like you're being rushed in and out. The service was excellent, with the manager making several trips to check on us. My husband... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

My husband and I visited this establishment to celebrate our anniversary. The food was very good, but the service was even nicer. Our reservations were promptly available even though we arrived early. The wait staff was very professional and was always available to provide what was needed without constant interruption. There was a small mistake in the order which was... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Always excellent. Pano fried avacado with tuna is a great starter! Service is the best: my water glass always seemed to be filled at the perfect time.

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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, Mediterranean, Vegetarian, Eclectic

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Outdoor seating

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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?