I lived in Lexington for 2 years and Coles quickly became my favorite place to eat and have the occasional martini. :) We always sat in the bar at a table or outside. The service never disappointed and the food is fresh, current, and very very tasty. Andy, our bartender makes the BEST dirty martini in Lexington!
If you go, don't leave without ordering the chocolate chip cookies....even if you get them to go as I did many nights. They are warm and gooey...I call them perfect pillows of chocolate!
Give Coles a try if you haven't already; you won't be disappointed!
I now live in Ormond Beach, FL, but going back to Lexington in October. My reservation is already made for Saturday night!