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Coles 735 Main

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American, International, Mediterranean, Vegetarian
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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, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
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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  • 139
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  • 11
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  • 5
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  • 2
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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
Fabulous, delicious, must visit

This restaurant is phenomenal! My mother and I enjoyed a lovely meal during our visit in Lexington. We were 10 minutes late to our reservation due to traffic, but they were gracious and led us right to our table. The decor is wonderful - cute, homey, and sophisticated all at the same time. We... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Kristy W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is phenomenal! My mother and I enjoyed a lovely meal during our visit in Lexington. We were 10 minutes late to our reservation due to traffic, but they were gracious and led us right to our table. The decor is wonderful - cute, homey, and sophisticated all at the same time. We enjoyed warm bread and butter (served... More 

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Thank Kristy W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love Cole's for a top-notch 5 star meal to celebrate an anniversary or other occasion. We've eaten there half a dozen times, and never been disappointed. The professional wait staff is very attentive, without getting on your nerves, and the timing of the courses is impeccable. The food is among the best you'll find in KY.

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Thank Thom P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We made reservations online and was promptly seated. Staff was courteous and professional. Food was good, but not what we considered "fine dining" dispite the white table cloth. Brie appetizer was delicious as was the seafood stew and scallops. Mac and cheese was a bit over cooked. Nice and quiet so you can hear those at your table, unlike most... More 

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Thank Bettina R
Indianapolis, Indiana
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58 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Coles day after Christmas for dinner with hubby... It was packed and yet everything we ordered was top-notched quality... Big plus whole wheat roles..yes I was glad to have that option.. We were hungry also and appetizer arrived fast.. I forgot the exact name but fries fried in duck fat with sauce and tacos with pork.. They both... More 

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1 Thank Tia S
Lexington, Kentucky
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

I was treated at Coles for my birthday dinner and I cannot imagine how any place could have been better. The staff were all gracious, friendly, and efficient and the atmosphere was comfortable and pleasant. The food was beyond 5 Stars, so much so that, untypically, I ate Everything(!). Madame had the Salmon and I had Chicken Marsala, both absolutely... More 

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1 Thank brianengle
Montgomery, Alabama, United States
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102 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

Not the best time of the year to find a dinner spot for 20 during the Christmas season, but they made room for us. The restaurant had a country feel to it, and I didn't know what to expect What I found was a friendly staff trying to accommodate a large group in a crowed restaurant with no private space.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Awesome as always Date night with your significant other...my boyfriend and I went to Cole's this last Friday night. Cole himself recommended the olive appetizer dish and I don't even like black olives...but this had both green and black olives, and I enjoyed it very much. Oh and don't forget to pair it with some Bordeaux wine. Followed was our... More 

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1 Thank Rhonda H
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Very much enjoyed this place. Visited there with my parents. The food was delicious. The only complaint we had was that our waiter also had a party of 8 or 9, and he effectively ignored us most of the night in order to constantly check on them. Not an overall reflection on the place, just hope for a better waiter.

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Thank Lauren D
Lexington, Kentucky
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I must first disclose I am a friend of one of the owners of this restaurant as well as a regular patron. Cole's is a small establishment with an excellent bar area to enjoy as you wait for your reserved table. Reservations, even on weeknights, are strongly recommended. Cole, the part-owner/chef, has put together an imaginative menu which he executes... More 

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Thank terencerpcollier
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87 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

This dinner was the last night of our visit to Lexington and it was the BEST!! The waitress, Laura did an exceptional job in her attentiveness to our needs! The food was also superb. I had the Salmon and my friend the scallops and they exceed our expectations! Well done... we will definitely be back!

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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: American, International, Mediterranean, Vegetarian

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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