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Coles 735 Main

735 East Main Street, Lexington, KY 40502
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Ranked #8 of 749 restaurants in Lexington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $32
Cuisines: Japanese, Mediterranean, Vegetarian, Eclectic
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: N. Ashland
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.
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82% Recommend
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Edisto Island, South Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

For our last night in Lexington, we made reservations to go to Coles after reading reviews at Tripadvisor. Were we EVER glad we did! From the delicious appetizers (Panko crusted avocado with crab to baked brie) to the unbelievably delicious and well prepared entrees, to delicious, made in house desserts, the food was outstanding. The food was absolutely delicious all... More

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richmond va
18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We had a terrific time at this delightful place - if you order the so-unusual fried avocado w/crabmeat, we recommend you share it. Love the salads and entrees, the fun antique and funky decor, service was terrific: our server Laura couldn't be improved on, but there are so many efficient servers coming and going constantly that it all runs flawlessly.... More

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Columbia KY
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

My wife and I enjoyed an anniversary dinner here recently. Everything in everyway was spectacular. The service was great without being excessive. All parts of the dinner were prepared to perfection. Coles is one of the top three spots in Lexington to enjoy a dinner that will wow you. The panko fried avocado with crab is one of the best... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Everything was good with Coles. Me and my spouse both had the NY strip which were very, very good with these fried type grits on the side. Service was good and our food came at very fast. Restaurant atmosphere was nice as well and location was very close to a lot of hotels in the area.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014 via mobile

Outstanding food and service. Salads were excellent. Steaks always seasoned and cooked perfectly. Great variety of desserts.

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kingsport tn
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

loved this place. great ambiance,the best steak I have ever had.we also had outstanding service. make sure you have a reservation

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Based on tripadvisor reviews, my husband and I chose this as our first dinner destination during a long weekend in Lexington. Everything was exceptional. Service, atmosphere and, especially, the food. We started with the panko fried avocado with crab salad. Hubby wants me to try to make it at home. 8-| I followed with the chopped salad: romaine with cucumbers,... More

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Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

This was our first trip to Lexington and ate at Coles one evening. The food, wine list and service was all outstanding and was one of the best meals we ate on the trip. Will eat there again on our next trip. The bourbon list was great and very well priced too.

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Lexington, Kentucky
13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

I've been to Coles several times and I've never been disappointed. The big eye tuna is cooked perfectly! I suggest starting with the fried avocado, especially when it comes with tuna.

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Cross River, New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Great wine list combined with a unique and eclectic menu and affable service (consider sitting at the bourbon filled bar and ask for Andy) make for a special experience away from strip mall hell.

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