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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, 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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Good for:
Casual Dining
Outdoor seating

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  • 83
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 8
    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
A must!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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  • Outdoor seating
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minneapolis
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33 reviews 33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

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
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Oxford, MI
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Our visit to Coles was exemplary of what traditional dining should be. Service was traditional, attentive to detail, and perfect. The food was delectable and the bourbon selection was excellent. We enjoyed our bourbon served in a proper rocks pour glass with one single large ice cube. We tried the crab stuffed fried avocado appetizer which was delicious, a nice... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

As always Coles delivers great service and wonderful food. They are personable, always remembering who you are, friendly, and always go out of their way to make you night a great one. I am a huge fan of the Butterscotch Budino on the dessert menu. When he took it off I was devastated! I saw him one night and made... More 

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Cincinnati, OH
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68 reviews 68 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We were in Lexington to participate in the Run the Bluegrass Half Marathon. Since I always check Trip Advisor when in a city with which I am not familiar, I found Coles 735 Main and am I glad I did. We had a reservation and were seated promptly. Our server, Jared, was attentive without hovering and when I asked him... More 

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Manitou Beach, Michigan
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We had such a fantastic experience at this restaurant the ambiance was wonderful the staff was incredible the food was amazing. I cannot say enough about this restaurant I would say its a must stop if you're in Lexington

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Louisville, Kentucky
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We drove from Louisville just to eat here for my wife's birthday. The staff was very friendly and attentive. Food was amazing, only complaint wish the dessert menu had more items.

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Lafayette, Indiana
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59 reviews 59 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Coles is my favorite restaurant in Lexington; I keep coming back and bringing my friends. Unique appetizers and dishes, all meticulously prepared and delicious. Thoughtful wine list with fair prices. Great bartenders, very competent waitstaff (ask for Jared), and thoroughly attentive helpers all around. The decor is soft, but very comfortable. Highly recommended.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Excellent dinners had by all. Creative and delicious appetizers (fried avocado with tuna). Delightful sea bass with wonderful sides. Ready to go again.

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Lexington
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

The food was good, not great. The quality of service for the price you pay is not acceptable, in my opinion. I realize it could have been an off-night for the server but the food did not impress me enough to give it another chance anytime soon. Lexington has a lot of great restaurants that I'd pick over Coles.

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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
  • Good for: Outdoor seating

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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?