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Coles 735 Main

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735 East Main Street, Lexington, KY 40502 (N. Ashland)
4:00 pm - 10:00 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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Elizabethtown, Kentucky
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose this restaurant at the spur of the moment when our flight out of Lexington was canceled based on the reviews here. And we were thrilled with the choice! Our server was friendly, funny and super attentive without being overbearing. The fried avocado appetizer is a MUST, and just now when I asked my husband to describe his pork... More 

1 Thank Beth K
Lexington, Kentucky
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149 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Treat yourself with the soft, gooey, warm, freshly baked butterscotch pecan cookies a' la mode. From the outside you're not quite sure what you're going to get at Cole's (looks more like a family Southern style diner from the outside), but the food inside and atmosphere are more fine dining. All-around great dining experience.

1 Thank KHSLex
Lexington, Kentucky, United States
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I, along with another couple, went here for a birthday dinner. They take reservations and you receive a text when your table is ready. I ate appetizers, and the selection was great. The avocado with crab meat is amazing. It's a small place, so it's intimate and pleasant. The staff is helpful, and service is superb. Can't... More 

Thank ShannonB150
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43 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

Stopped by on a trip through Lexington. Wow!!! That sums up our visit to Coles. We had the NY strip and it was one of the best steaks I've ever had. My husband had the pork chop and it was juicy and the crab meat topping was delicious. We had the Brie appetizer and it was so creamy. Hands down... More 

1 Thank Harvi4
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61 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

I wish there was a 1-10 scale to rate it an eleven. Best meal ever. Even got free key lime pie for it being our anniversary. Hayden was a superb waiter, attentive and spot on with suggestions. Food was outstanding.

2 Thank clay m
Lexington, Kentucky
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78 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Came here for a business dinner. Our server, Dee (I think that was her name) was very nice and did a great job leading us through the menu. Pros: -Menu had a wide range of offerings, and they all sounded really good -Service was really good, and our server was very knowledgeable of all of the choices -Charming restaurant, very... More 

1 Thank Rick P
Greenville, South Carolina
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant was absolutely wonderful. The food and service was impeccable. Best meal we've had in quite awhile. I would definitely recommend this stop to anyone in town.

2 Thank tmezz
Charlotte, North Carolina
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

Outside isn't what you would expect from a nice restaurant. Inside is charming and dimly lit which is fairly romantic. The waitress was very knowledgeable and told us the specials and explained them as well. Food was really good the steak cooked and seasoned nicely the Weisenberger grits were very good. I would definitely go back .

3 Thank TravelR00k
Camby, Indiana
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68 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

Unfortunately I came here alone. I wish my husband were here. I loved the cozy decor, the friendly staff, the lead glass windows and especially the food. I got there early and sat at the cozy bar. The sunlight was coming though the windows so I could see the decor. They have a reasonable by the glass wine list and... More 

2 Thank Andrea H
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

We love Coles. We've eaten here numerous times and each time we have enjoyed our meals. Coles is a very quaint, romantic restaurant. Great for special occasions! Highly recommend!

2 Thank Paula H

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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, Mediterranean, Vegetarian
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, Special occasions, 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 East Main Street, Lexington, KY 40502
    (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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