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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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16:00 - 23:00All hours
American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
735 E Main St, Lexington, KY 40502-1601
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

1  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
Reviewed 10 July 2017

The meal was excellent. Some of the best seafood we have ever had. All 4 of the diners were "foodies" and could not have been more pleased. The service was excellent and appropriate.

Thank kodaniel
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

We loved Cole's 735 Main. The tomato watermelon gazpacho was terrific. Seafood pasta was excellent and the special prime strip steak was awesome. Desserts were great and pistachio gelato was best ever. Great service.

2  Thank Ron W
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

The food and atmosphere is great ! Filet was the best ! We are from Columbus and we will definitely be back just for that steak alone!

2  Thank timmyc94
Reviewed 23 May 2017

They have a great bar with separate menu or you can enjoy food from the dinner menu there. The fireplace is great in the winter for gathering with friends. They have wonderful and innovative food but the best steak I have ever eaten! Plus the...More

2  Thank Tarla D
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Had dinner here with a party of 5 on a Wednesday night. We made reservations for 6:30 and when we arrived I thought well we probably didn't need the reservations because it wasn't very crowded. That quickly changed and by the time we were done...More

2  Thank Libby W
Reviewed 11 May 2017

We had no reservations but tried Cole's on the recommendation of Shaun with Unique Horse Farm tours. We were welcomed into this beautiful old building and treated very well. We were offered cashmere blankets in case we got cold because we were seated next to...More

2  Thank bartsbuds
Reviewed 2 May 2017

I have to start by congratulating the restaurant on their food. All of it was delicious! We started with the baked brie, then had the Ratatouille, Filet Mignon, and Chicken and Andouille Pappardelle. Sadly, none of the choices were chosen with any help from our...More

1  Thank ChattaNelly
Reviewed 25 March 2017

We celebrated my birthday at Cole's. It couldn't have been more lovely. We were seated immediately at a quiet, private table (as per my request) by a window. Our server Tammy was excellent--friendly, professional, and knowledgeable. She advised us expertly on food and beverages. Our...More

3  Thank neroseepa
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Questions & Answers
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
Business meetings, 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
  • 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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