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Coles 735 Main

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735 E Main St, Lexington, KY 40502-1601 (N. Ashland)
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Breaux Bridge, Louisiana
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We drove to Lexington to support our college football team. We decided to have a nice dinner after driving for some time. This was an incredible experience. The food was excellent. The service exceeded our expectations. We even tried some of the local Kentucky spirits. I would highly recommend this place.

Thank Traveledd_one
Lexington, Kentucky
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love this restaurant. A bit pricey but excellent food and service. I recently enjoyed the NY Strip with sides of mushrooms and mac n' cheese.....best steak in the Bluegrass! My wife ordered shrimp and grits...yummy. I will be back again.

2 Thank MichaelJamesLexKY
Naperville, Illinois
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82 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always look for the top rated restaurants when traveling. Saw a few of the higher rated restaurants in Lexington were of the paper tray smoke house variety, so took a chance on Coles 735 Main. I can truly say I had one of the best meals and most pleasant experiences in the past year. Service is overly attentive and managerial... More 

3 Thank KevinK5211
Lexington, Kentucky
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Go and enjoy the strip steak. Just simply take my word for it...you'll not be disappointed. The service is always outstanding, the mac n cheese is to die for, and the wine and bourbon lists are impressive. Foodie approved.

3 Thank Laura D
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First, be sure to make a reservation. We dined on a Tuesday night and barely got seated. This place keeps a wait even on an unassuming weekday. The set up feels like you are dining in a renovated home and the table me are kind of snug but the faux candlelight gave the room a really nice ambience and relaxing... More 

2 Thank C. P
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183 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner on Tuesday night. I had the wedge salad with blue cheese dressing. It was good. The wedge was served cut up. I had the filet which was very tender. It was served with grits, but the grits were like tater tots - which I didn't like. The restaurant appears formal but people dressed in all different attire.... More 

2 Thank Kelseymom
Lexington, Kentucky
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95 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You either like or dislike Coles! I have been there three times and each time ordering different dishes and still find it salty! I have tried the steaks and hamburger. I have friends that say the same thing but one friend loves it! What do I say??? But if you are trying to not load up on salt, which I... More 

Thank Leelex
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

Food and service were both top notch. My wife and I frequent there whenever our schedules allow and it never disappoints. Steaks are always perfectly cooked and best Brussel sprouts (a big one for me) that I've ever eaten. Go and enjoy!

1 Thank David D
Lexington, Kentucky
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

We went to Coles for our anniversary based on recommendation of co-workers and the food was excellent - a great surprise! We will definitely go again !

Thank JohnDiane1982
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

Service is unobtrusive but attentive. I always order fish, usually salmon, sometimes sea bass. Beet and goat cheese salad or Caesar salad is always great.

1 Thank 721paulam

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $32
American, International, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 735 E Main St, Lexington, KY 40502-1601
    (N. Ashland)
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: 8592669000
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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