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Coles 735 Main

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Japanese, International, Mediterranean, Vegetarian
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735 East Main Street, Lexington, KY 40502 (N. Ashland)
8592669000
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4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, 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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  • 116
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 5
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  • 2
    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
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My wife and I went to Cole's for our anniversary. We sat on the patio. The wait staff was attentive but not hovering. We enjoyed a couple appetizers, but for me the best thing about the meal was the duck breast and risotto. Definitely we will be back.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
EJMS2010
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Lexington, Kentucky
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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

My wife and I went to Cole's for our anniversary. We sat on the patio. The wait staff was attentive but not hovering. We enjoyed a couple appetizers, but for me the best thing about the meal was the duck breast and risotto. Definitely we will be back.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

I Love this place! The food is incredible and service is excellent. The chef takes so much care with the preparation and presentation. Wow your friends.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

My expectations for a unique dining experience were dashed by its inconsistencies on the night that my friends and I dined there. Make no mistake: This is an expensive--and somewhat pretentious-- restaurant. Housed in an historic building, it aspires to be "world class." On a mid-week night, this near-downtown eatery was two-thirds full; we chose to dine outside in the... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

I'm still amazed at all the people write review of this place with all these exclamations points (!!!!). It is average, with a price tag that doesn't fit. There is nothing special about this place. I went again, against better judgment. Yet again, I find it very average in both food and service. Yet for some reason continues to command... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Excellent in all categories - food, ambience, and service. A bit pricey, but worth it. We each ordered a different dish and everyone raved.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This is a great spot for special occasions. The price point makes it a little high for us to dine there frequently but we are never disappointed with the food and service we receive. The Pablo avocado with tuna is one of the best things I've ever eaten. The ambiance is warm and inviting. Makes you feel like you are... More 

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

Three of us ordered Filet Mignon and it was great - the toasted grits were excellent. One ordered the Beef Shoulder and it was not good.

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Bloomington, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Went there while passing through town. Had an exceptional meal. Reasonably priced wine list. Very good service. Their specials were excellent. Filled up on a weekday so call ahead.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Our second time visiting Lexington and a must stop for us. Delicious foods that are so tempting it makes it difficult to decide what to order. Quaint place. Neighborhood gem. Great decor. Warm and inviting. Service is consistent. Despite not having a kids menu, they are very accommodating. Things on the menu for kids to enjoy.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

This restaurant has had so many different names, but I think they have found their niche. The decor was nice and comfortable, the food was wonderful....and we are looking forward to going back again!!!

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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, 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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