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735 East Main Street, Lexington, KY 40502
8592669000
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Ranked #2 of 779 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
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123 reviews 123 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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
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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
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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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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Lexington, Kentucky
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We went to Coles for the first time on our anniversary, which is New Year's Eve. Larry, our server greeted us with champagne on the house. The strip steak and snapper were delicious. The atmosphere was great. We finished the evening with pineapple upside down cake as a gift from Larry. It was a memorable and romantic evening.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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227 reviews 227 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

We have eaten at Coles 735 Main several times for special occasions as well as business dinners, and we love the place. The drinks are awesome and the food is fantastic. The deep-fried avocado is like nothing you have ever had.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We have had dinner here several times and have never been dissapointed. The Panko Fried Avacado is a must and they have one of the best steaks you can find. They also prepare fish or duck perfectly. Atmosphere is nice and the service is always very good.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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32 reviews 32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We love Cole’s. It is pricey so more for a special night out, not a weekly place to go. Food is good, the ambience is a big country French, but its still a great place to have a great meal.

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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, Mediterranean, Vegetarian, Eclectic

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