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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, 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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Visitor rating
  • 77
    Excellent
  • 18
    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
Most recent review
Excellent Dinners had by All

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
GoldenGapYear
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Lexington, Kentucky
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Outdoor seating
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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108 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Lexington, Kentucky
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

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
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

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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Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Coles is a lovely little restaurant. the food is good and dependable. We started at the bar. the bartenders were attentive and offered wonderful options for an aperitif. Then we moved to the table. we had a large party but once we ordered we were served quickly and efficiently. the glasses were well attended and when assistance was required there... More 

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Georgetown, Kentucky
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131 reviews 131 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We chose Cole’s to celebrate our anniversary and it fit the bill nicely. We requested a romantic table for two at time of reservation and were sitting at a lovely table for two. The experience was very good, with the service being outstanding. The meals had mixed reviews however. My wife ordered the Scallop entre and it was spectacular, on... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

The menu has many options to choose from all the way from appetizers, main course, desserts, to bourbon, and ports. Everyone in our party selected various different items and everyone was completely satisfied. I felt like our table was really close to others and with all the winter coats it made it a bit hard to walk thru at times.... More 

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San Francisco, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Great food, great service, great ambiance! We had dinner at Coles 735 Main for the first time during a recent trip to Lexington. The filet mignon and duck breast entrees, brussel sprouts and bacon appetizer, and key lime pie were all fantastic. Highly recommend!

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Lexington, Kentucky
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311 reviews 311 reviews
229 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

My wife and I and another couple celebrated Valentine's Day at Coles and had a wonderful experience from start to finish. Our server, Larry, was fantastic and made sure that the evening was very special for all four of us. Two of us had the scallops, which were extremely tender and delicious, and the other two had the beef shoulder... More 

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We had our anniversary dinner at this restaurant and thoroughly enjoyed our evening. The food ranks with the best we have ever experienced. The service equaled the food. We will definitely return for other occasions.

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KY
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Our evening was a long awaited "date night" without children. Perfect spot. we were seated promptly and on time. The wait staff was attentive. The waiter clearly explained specials and sought the help of the sommelier for recommendations. Gave my husband the recipe of drink he ordered. We had the deep fried avocado, my husband had the filet special with... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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160 reviews 160 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Lexington needs more restaurants like Coles 735. Nice wine list; attentive and knowledgeable servers, excellent food and a decent atmosphere. Risotto was awesome, as was the filet. The location is not ideal for this type of establishment. The food deserves a downtown location with nicer decor and "vibe". We will return. Nicely done.

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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?