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Coles 735 Main

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735 E Main St, Lexington, KY 40502-1601 (N. Ashland)
+1 859-266-9000
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed October 13, 2016

Coles will not disappoint, from the Hostess, the bussers the wait staff and the front of the house manager. All involved offer some of the best service that I have ever experienced. Accompany that with an extremely talented chef and an inviting menu and you have the setting for a wonderful evening. Coles wine and or bourbon list is extensive... More 

2 Thank Dan M
Silver Spring, Maryland
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226 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed October 8, 2016

I read a lot of nice reviews of this place so had some high expectations. We had planned to go later for dinner but found ourselves in the neck of the woods having just done a walk around The Arboretum and seeing how nuts the traffic was to get back to Georgetown would be so we thought what the heck,... More 

2 Thank smokeater55
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed October 3, 2016 via mobile

Went here to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Seated quickly with a reservation. Staff were very helpful, courteous and quick. We had the brie to begin with that was delightful followed by the Moroccan chicken and prime steak. Both wonderful. The Moroccan chicken was described as spicy and that was correct with 2 pieces being too much food and too spicy... More 

2 Thank triotrois
Breaux Bridge, Louisiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed September 10, 2016 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.

1 Thank Traveledd_one
Lexington, Kentucky
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed September 7, 2016

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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101 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed September 7, 2016

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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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed September 4, 2016

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed September 4, 2016 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
Henderson, Kentucky
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed September 3, 2016 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed September 1, 2016

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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $32
American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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, 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: +1 859-266-9000
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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