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“new firm favorite” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Coles 735 Main

Coles 735 Main
735 East Main Street, Lexington, KY 40502
8592669000
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Ranked #2 of 789 Restaurants in Lexington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $32
Cuisines: Japanese, Mediterranean, Vegetarian, Eclectic
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Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating, 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.
paris, ky
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“new firm favorite”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

We had out of town guest and decided to try Coles for dinner, so glad we did. The sweet potato soup was delicious and great for this time of year. Brussel and bacon salad was also good as was the pork belly and kale, actually the pork belly was absolutely incredible, would have it again anytime! Had chocolate torte for dessert and it was great, and heavy duty, but a very nice finish. Service was on a par with the meal, the server was efficient and attentive, also the manager stopped by a couple of times, which is a thing I really do appreciate. Only negative item was a hostess with a regrettable lack of personality, but oh well, perhaps she wasn't feeling herself.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Wow ! What a meal!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

We went to Coles our first night in Lexington . My filet was done to perfection as was the salmon. Kay lee gave us excellent service. Wine list was huge. Highly recommend this place for a special meal

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Columbia KY
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146 reviews 146 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
“Food excellent however not interested in restaurant week”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

My wife and I and another couple enjoyed a great meal here from the restaurant week fixed price menu. However, we had to ask for this special menu, and they did not seem to be very interested in providing this. We will return because the food is good, however their reluctance to tell us about their restaurant week menu, and their tendency to steer us away from this was not good

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Outstanding food, presentation, and service!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Cole's is a cozy, eclectic restaurant. They have an amazing selection of bourbons. My husband ordered the filet mignon and said it was the best he'd ever had! Our waiter was professional and knowledgeable, and made several good recommendations. I would definitely go there again.

Visited October 2013
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Saint Peters, Missouri
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47 reviews 47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Panko Fried Avocado - who would have thought!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

The panko fried avocado with crab salad was delicious! There were 6 of us and our server was friendly and very competent - ready to answer any questions. Two of us had the chili verde pork shanks; the rest had filet mignon, seafood medley, seared diver scallops and shrimp and grits - they were all fabulous. It was especially nice that Chef Cole visited our table and even shared the recipe for his chocolate chip cookies.

Visited October 2013
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