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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
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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!

Thank David D
Lexington, Kentucky
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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.

Thank 721paulam
Lexington, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Nice place for a casual or dressy dinner. Easy to reserve on open table. Seated promptly. Served quickly. Good wait staff. Food: olive platter is delicious. Goat cheese and beet salad okay. Steak cooked to order medium rare. Chickpea tangine interesting flavor with tasty white bean hummus. By far my favorite is baked to order chocolate chip cookies warm from... More 

Thank Nutsnella
Nashville, Tennessee
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I truly enjoyed our meal here. The food was excellent and the service was outstanding which is what prompted us to follow through with completing this review. The staff was circulating constantly and unobtrusively monitoring the status of each table. They were also friendly and welcoming. We have already passed the word to friends who will be... More 

2 Thank edoc1132
Marco Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This my friends was some of the most incredible food I have ever eaten! You must try the Brie appetizer...awesome! We also had the fried avocado with crab which was very good too! I had the beef shoulder...which was great! My husband had the special, which was a bone-in filet...killer!!! By far the best steak we have ever eaten! Desserts... More 

1 Thank Joyce H
Powder Springs, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went the final night of our trip. The pork chop was one of the best we've had and the filet was outstanding. We also got the cookies which were delicious, the Brie in phyllo dough which was very good, and the tomato risotto which we enjoyed. One of the best restaurants we went to in Lexington.

2 Thank Maggrace01
Forest, Virginia
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26 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good restaurant. We happened to catch restaurant week and they had a nice selection of specials to pick from. Our waiter Hayden was very pleasant to talk to and was most knowledgeable of his offerings as well as their wines and bourbon.

2 Thank wayne m
Winter Park, Florida
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent meal. Ordered beef shoulder so tender and halibut special melted in mouth. The fried avocado with crab you need to ask for as it does not appear on menu. It's a bar food item. So yummy as was the baked Brie appetizer. For dessert they had a new goats milk cheesecake recipe. I don't usually order cheesecake but that... More 

3 Thank janeta545
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The ambience is wonderful. The location is cozy. We tried Coles during Lex Restaurant Week so we had to accept substitutions such as diced mango instead of country ham in the macadamia crusted goat cheese and arugula salad, and the crab hollandaise was missing from the Beef Shoulder Tender, but what we were served was excellent.

2 Thank lexky1031

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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
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, 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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