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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
16:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 16:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 23:00
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charleston, United States
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for anniversary dinner. Service was extraordinary. Wait staff was informative, cordial, attentive without hovering. Complimented manager on his well trained staff. Food was wonderful; presentation, portions, flavors were first rate. Met young chef as we departed and he was most pleased with our comments. Highly recommend. One of the best meals we have ever experienced. When we return to... More 

Thank Mr. Strat V
Lexington, Kentucky
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Menu was horrible. My wife could not find anything on the menu that interest her. So she requested a carrot soufflé that was offered as a side dish on another food offering. She was told by the waiter that he could not provide that since it was part of another dish. Really?? While I was talking the waiter tried to... More 

Thank bsingle2n
Level Contributor
67 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a busy place and we needed advanced reservations to get in. There is a pleasant atmosphere, with nice wall decorations and a relaxed feel to this restaurant. Service is a little cold but professional and efficient. Some of the dishes were superb and worthy of the fine dining expectations, such as the shrimp tempura, the mushroom favored salmon... More 

Thank Brigitte M
Weston, Massachusetts
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112 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was in Lexington due to holidays visiting in-laws, I wanted to treat them to a nice dinner and did some research on area. I chose Coles 735 main due to the different options in the menu. I always read the bad reviews of any place to see what went wrong. Some people say this is not fine dining, I... More 

Thank Oscar V
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Atmosphere, Service, and Food...all 5-Stars! We had a fun group and our servers made it even more memorable. From suggestions, to conversations...Cole's is the Best Dining option in Lexington!

Thank tredd52
Lexington, Kentucky, United States
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Food was not bad but nothing really special. We had steak and salmon. The atmosphere is nice, service is good, prices too high for quality of food.

Thank Angela R
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

It is a cute little neighborhood sort of place. I am sure it attracts many of the locals, as they can walk. We wanted to try it for Mother's Day special meal. They were not open on Sunday, so we went on a weeknight. It was still new at that time. Our food came out and looked wonderful. I do... More 

Thank thompson50blt
Florence, Kentucky
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Second visit with family and friends. It's now our go to for special occasion celebrations when visiting our kids in Lexington. It's expensive but has absolutely, delicious, innovative, and well-presented meals. Nice diversity to the menu,beef, fish, and chicken. Hard to narrow down a selection so our family and friends like to share. Hayden, our server, rocked the birthday dinner!

2 Thank Lisa D
Nicholasville, Kentucky
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

This restaurant is an exceptionally good value. The food is excellent, fit for the epicurean and well-presented - I highly recommend the Moroccan chicken! - and the service was attentive and personal without being intrusive. It is a little crowded, but the acoustics are far better than in many highly touted restaurants in Lexington, i.e. our party of four could... More 

2 Thank PappyVanWinkle
Alpharetta, Georgia
2 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Picked this place for its high rating and the Moroccan dishes offered. Chose the spicy moroccan chicken and the vegetable tagine entrées. Asked to share both dishes, when brought to the table the presentation was beautiful and the food was delicious. Helpful and attentive staff assisted with the perfect wine pairing Lively atmosphere, will definitely be back next time we're... 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
US$ 10 - US$ 32
American, International, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?