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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, 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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  • 89
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 9
    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
Great Food and Great Service

My husband and I visited Coles 735 while in Lexington. The dining room has the feel of a private home garden room. The waiter was knowledgeable about the food and helpful. We had the Panko Fried Avocado with Spicy Tuna and enjoyed it. My beef was tender and delicious and my husband enjoyed... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
Barbara L
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Huntsville, Alabama
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Huntsville, Alabama
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

My husband and I visited Coles 735 while in Lexington. The dining room has the feel of a private home garden room. The waiter was knowledgeable about the food and helpful. We had the Panko Fried Avocado with Spicy Tuna and enjoyed it. My beef was tender and delicious and my husband enjoyed his duck. Dessert was an excellent flourless... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

A great restaurant for that special occasion! The food was most excellent. The atmosphere was quiet and romantic. Service was attentive and knowedgeable. We enjoyed Mussels for an appetizer, wife had goat cheese salad and I had the Wedge, both were fresh and delicious.

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Midlothian, Virginia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

The shrimp and grits are very yummy, although not the traditional creamy dish that needs a spoon. The service is outstanding as was the knowledge of the staff of each dish.

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Northwest Corner, Connecticut
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66 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

First the downside: One big room with many diners makes for a bit of a din. Also parking is a little problematic with so many patrons. We pulled into a space that was being vacated, and it was the only one in sight. The food , though,was just grand. My wife had mussels and mushrooms after we both had a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We went here to celebrate a birthday. The food was flavorful. The menu had a lot of variety. My beef was undercooked. The desserts were very good. The service was average. The ambiance & location was less than desirable. The prices were a little high. I may go back again if I have to attend another occasion or function but... More 

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Louisville, tn
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Food was delicious. We had short ribs, lean and tasty. And the special of the night was halibut. Also tasty but not a ton of food. For the price I could have used a heartier side! Service was impeccable. Just a little pricy for what we got!

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

While visiting Lexington earlier this week, my wife and I used Trip Advisor (as we always do while traveling) to search for a special dining experience, a local place, not a chain, with unique offerings, and that's how we happened to have dinner at Coles 735 Main. Located just outside the heart of Downtown Lexington in a unpretentious little building... More 

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Edina, Minnesota
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87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Just a wonderful restaurant in so many ways. Great food -- we shared a special duck confit and frisee salad, the shrimp and grits and pork chop entrees, and bourbon crème brulee. Everything was full of flavor, well-presented and excellently done. Really good wine list and beer card, and (surprise) a excellent bourbon selection, including some very hard-to-find ones. Nice... More 

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minneapolis
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

I am pretty picky...and am the first to admit it. But, if you go no where else in Lexington, you MUST try Coles 735 Main. First - the food is AMAZING. While everything was top notch, you must try the broccolini with mushrooms...the flavors were terrific. The key lime pie (made on site) was equally good although the baked brie... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

You would expect to find this level of food and service in a large city like Chicago or Atlanta, but now there is a fabulous restaurant for us all to enjoy here in Lexington. Love the outdoor patio. This is a must visit for anyone in the Lexington area.

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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

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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