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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 - 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: Dinner, Late Night, 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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    Very good
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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
Excellent Food

Took my wife here for our anniversary. I got the NY strip and it was absolutely terrific. My wife got the Baby Back Ribs. Both entrees where perfectly cooked and tasted amazing. The ice wedge salad was also amazing. I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone I know. It is a little expensive, but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
Robman25
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Took my wife here for our anniversary. I got the NY strip and it was absolutely terrific. My wife got the Baby Back Ribs. Both entrees where perfectly cooked and tasted amazing. The ice wedge salad was also amazing. I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone I know. It is a little expensive, but once you bite into your food... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Coles is eclectic - there is a juxtaposition between the outside purple décor and the food served, but it adds to its uniqueness and ambiance. Overall, I would say the food here is very good; however, on one recent trip, I ordered steak and it tasted very fishy - I hate to complain, so I didn't - something I regret... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

From start to finish we have never been disappointed. The drinks, the food and the service is outstanding. We love the filet and it is hard to resist but the shrimp & grits, the ribs. We also love the pretzel and beer cheese. Specials are usually fabulous and the service is exceptional. We had an appetizer special with pork belly... More 

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Key West
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Our daughter gave us a gift certificate to Cole's for Christmas. Otherwise, we may not have tried yet the umpteenth restaurant to try to make a go of it at this location. We sure are glad she did, because our experience was most pleasant, indeed. The service was attentive, but not cloying. And the food was prepared to perfection.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Very disappointing To say the least. Service was terrible and the food was overpriced and only average. No ambience in the dining room to speak of. We were not offered a bar menu even though that is apparently an option. Would not go back

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LEXINGTON, KY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is a nice place with excellent food and great service. You do usually need reservations because it is not that big. The specials are unique and worth ordering. The only problem with the is they not there the next time you go! Highly recommend!

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

One of Lexingtons best for fresh...as in FRESH NOT FROZEN...fish and in fact may be the only restaurant that does not classify 'fresh' as 'received fresh/flash frozen today or yesterday'...have never been disappointed and I am very very picky...Bartenders are fantastic...will make anything 'your way' and make suggestions that have all been fabulous...excellent menu: a must-have is the shrimp and... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Food is different and more upscale. Certainly a higher price point but earned. Yet another very good boutique'ish restaurant in town.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

My husband and I love Coles! We are locals and we go here for almost every special occasion. The filet is our favorite dish. Cooked to perfection every time. Love it!

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Madeira, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Had we not researched trip advisor and just driven by we would have never guessed that this was the #2 restaurant in Lexington. But once you get inside it is so quaint and classy you know you are in for a wonderful meal. Great service, great drink menu including craft cocktails and a great bourbon menu (of course). The portions... More 

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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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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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