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Coles 735 Main

735 East Main Street, Lexington, KY 40502
8592669000
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Ranked #4 of 755 Restaurants in Lexington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $32
Hours:
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Japanese, Mediterranean, Vegetarian, Eclectic
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: N. Ashland
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.
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English first
Cincinnati, OH
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46 reviews 46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

The portions are perfect! The salads are unique and the dressings are light but flavorful. My snapper was perfectly cooked and seasoned and the duck my husband ordered melted in your mouth and is served with a whipped purple sweet potato which was beautiful and tasty! I cannot say enough about finishing off a fabulous meal with warm chocolate chip... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

The food was delicious. Try the warm brussel and bacon salad. Absolutely delicious. Our waitress Diane was very friendly and accommodating. The beef shoulder was so tender it nearly fell apart on the fork. The pan seared trout was excellent!

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Coles is legit we've dined all over the world and we have a great hidden secret in Lexington. My wife's filet and my NY strip were better than 3Forks in Dallas one of our favorites. The quality of the steak was incredible perfect marbling and texture then Cole did his magic. The Best steak in the Tri state area by... More

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Arkansas
Top Contributor
135 reviews 135 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Cole's was very busy for a downtown restaurant on a Monday night. We had attentive and professional service from Josh and a nice meal. My filet was perfectly medium rare, as ordered, and very tender and tasty. My husband ordered the duck breast, but having had the best duck breast in his life the night before elsewhere, he was a... More

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Kentucky
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61 reviews 61 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

I had driven by Coles but had never stopped in. What was I waiting for??? We had no reservations so we had to dine outside (but they have heaters in the overhang - how cool/warm is that!). Service was paced to our conversation (i.e., we were lingering so the service was perfect - couldn't tell if this was an excellent... More

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Chevy Chase, MD
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Went to dinner here with some colleagues. Excellent bourbon selection! Hard to choose from the extensive menu, but I had the panko fried avocado and shrimp and grits, both of which were excellent. Service was very attentive.

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La Jolla, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A good attempt at being trendy, but could use some minimal 'fixeds' to make it better. WE had the pickled vegetable appetizer which was very acidic. Had to eat it with the meal to tolerate the acidity. Cocktails were inventive and so was the menu. However the accompanying potatoes were too "al dente" and the meals could have a bolder... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My husband and I went here for the first time over Labor Day weekend. We had reservations and were seated immediately in a comfortable corner table. We ordered the fried avocado w/crab salad and the PEI mussels as appetizers. The avocado was very tasty -- but those mussels were the star of the night. They come in a fantastic broth... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

My wife and I really enjoy Coles. They keep the menu fresh and all entrees have been excellent. The salads tend to be the highlight of my meals. A bit pricy but not bad. Highly recommend.

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Ormond Beach, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I lived in Lexington for 2 years and Coles quickly became my favorite place to eat and have the occasional martini. :) We always sat in the bar at a table or outside. The service never disappointed and the food is fresh, current, and very very tasty. Andy, our bartender makes the BEST dirty martini in Lexington! If you go,... More

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