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Coles 735 Main

735 East Main Street, Lexington, KY 40502
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Ranked #4 of 755 Restaurants in Lexington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $10 - $32
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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69 reviews from our community

83% Recommend
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English first
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

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
14 helpful votes 14 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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1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 via mobile

On my visit from England my Uncle booked a table at this beautifully tucked away location in Lexington. The food was exquisite, I have the beef shoulder tender, it really was cooked to perfection. Our whole meal was waited on by a funny, polite and amusing waiter who shared anecdotes with us and made sure we had everything. Every member... More

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Kingston Springs, Tennessee
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549 reviews 549 reviews
545 restaurant reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

My dining experience here this evening was excellent from greeting to farewell. The decor is tastefully colorful. One wall in the main dining area is couch-like with throw pillows. Large menu has great choices. I started with a grilled Caesar salad, loaded with shaved parmesan cheese. My entree was tuna, done to perfection. The dessert special tonight was a butterscotch... More

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Edisto Island, South Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

For our last night in Lexington, we made reservations to go to Coles after reading reviews at Tripadvisor. Were we EVER glad we did! From the delicious appetizers (Panko crusted avocado with crab to baked brie) to the unbelievably delicious and well prepared entrees, to delicious, made in house desserts, the food was outstanding. The food was absolutely delicious all... More

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richmond va
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We had a terrific time at this delightful place - if you order the so-unusual fried avocado w/crabmeat, we recommend you share it. Love the salads and entrees, the fun antique and funky decor, service was terrific: our server Laura couldn't be improved on, but there are so many efficient servers coming and going constantly that it all runs flawlessly.... More

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Columbia KY
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79 reviews 79 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

My wife and I enjoyed an anniversary dinner here recently. Everything in everyway was spectacular. The service was great without being excessive. All parts of the dinner were prepared to perfection. Coles is one of the top three spots in Lexington to enjoy a dinner that will wow you. The panko fried avocado with crab is one of the best... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Everything was good with Coles. Me and my spouse both had the NY strip which were very, very good with these fried type grits on the side. Service was good and our food came at very fast. Restaurant atmosphere was nice as well and location was very close to a lot of hotels in the area.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014 via mobile

Outstanding food and service. Salads were excellent. Steaks always seasoned and cooked perfectly. Great variety of desserts.

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kingsport tn
3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

loved this place. great ambiance,the best steak I have ever had.we also had outstanding service. make sure you have a reservation

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