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Coles 735 Main

735 E Main St, Lexington, KY 40502-1601
+1 859-266-9000
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“beef shoulder” (12 reviews)
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American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
735 E Main St, Lexington, KY 40502-1601
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Our first visit to Cole's with two other couples was pleasant. The decor and ambiance is excellent. Everyone's food was very good. The Beef Shoulder, Pork chop,and Herb Crusted Chicken were reportedly excellent. The Sword Fish Special was also very good. Service was very friendly...More

Thank ValGary2014
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Dined here with two other couples. Entrees took 90 minutes to arrive but the meals were superb. The Beef Shoulder was outstanding, with good seasoning, nicely cooked vegetables, and a wonderful little sauce. The Herb Crusted Chicken with pasta was equally good and a very...More

Thank SkipWV
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went with friends, splurged on a shot of Pappy’s - sooo smooth! Yes, it should be for what it cost, but once in a great while it is a fun thing to do! Two in our party are gluten free folks and they apparently did...More

1  Thank ttmayes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in Lexington for one night, and I happened upon this restaurant via the Eater website. Our dinner was outstanding. From the perfectly cooked steaks to the delicious side to the best eggplant I've had in a restaurant, the meal was one of the...More

1  Thank Claire M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When for Business dinner, the place is really really nice with a very tasty fancy décor... food was amazing....is expensive... but a Guilty pleasure.. Best sword fish ever!

1  Thank Maribel H
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

You can not go wrong eating at Coles and with a group of friends it's even better! Great atmosphere and fabulous service and a good selection of wines. Try something different and you will not be disappointed!

1  Thank Filly2440
Reviewed 7 September 2017

We love to go here for special occasions, as well as business meals, taking our clients out to a nice dinner. We've never been disappointed in our meals and we've been going here for the last 4-5 years at least. The service is great and...More

1  Thank KLKentucky
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

The food here is great. Fresh and delicious. The service was great too. There is a bar and a patio. It is a pricy restaurant. We went for our anniversary but are not likely to return. I don't mind pricy- this place just isn't for...More

Thank FunTravelsfor2
Reviewed 27 July 2017

i was here for business with a client and checked TA for restaurants. Coles came up with great reviews and it was a mile from hotel. If you are ever in Lexington, it is a must. one of the best menus i have seen, and...More

2  Thank garyb0210
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Every time I eat at Cole's the food is better than my expectations (and I have high expectations). I ate at Cole's last Saturday evening and the service from Garrett was wonderful. I had house cured meats that were delicious. The sweet corn chowder with...More

1  Thank whitney s
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Patricia R
4 February 2017|
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Response from Leelex | Reviewed this property |
Yes, nice menu. The steaks are very good as are the hamburgers.
25 November 2016|
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Response from Leelex | Reviewed this property |
No valet but has a small parking lot and plenty of on street parking. Not a problem.
Jerry W
27 May 2015|
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Response from Coles735Main | Property representative |
There is not a dress code. Guest in the dinning room tend to dress up but you will find people in ties and dresses along with people in jeans as well. The bar and gazebo dress code is come as you feel comfortable! We hope to... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$32
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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
  • E-mail
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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