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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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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 mac and cheese is to die for!

Thank Tarla D
Hendersonville, Tennessee, United States
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77 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 eating, the place was completely full. It is located in a downtown area of Lexington... More 

Thank Libby W
Seattle, Washington
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54 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 a drafty door. Menu's were incredible and food even fresher and better than could be... More 

1 Thank bartsbuds
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 server. We asked about the specialties and what he liked and his response was a... More 

Thank ChattaNelly
Lexington, Kentucky
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39 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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 entrees were especially wonderful! I had the "house dusted" filet mignon--perfectly done, with a soft... More 

3 Thank neroseepa
Lexington, Kentucky
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43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Recently at Coles and everything was wonderful. Our server was well informed and attentive without being annoying. Only complaint was the Brussel sprouts as they were soggy and not very tasty. The Bananas Foster dessert was to die for. Definitely one of the top places in Lexington.

2 Thank abbygail83
Santa Fe
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103 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Full service menu at the bar. First come so lucky to get a set where there may be only 10 seats total in addition to a couple tables. Attractive surroundings and nice spirits selection, especially bourbons. Terrific bartenders and I had a perfect Manhattan to start. Their scallop/gnocci appetizers were wonderful and I followed that with a delicious salmon dish.... More 

2 Thank girardot
Bethelridge, Kentucky
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Saw coles on my way back to the apartment, thought it looked interesting stopped. Parking is limited and parked in the Board of Education lot. My date and I were dressed casual, when we entered we were surprised by the decor and tables with white cloth table clothes.we were told that reservations were recommended and that no tables would be... More 

3 Thank Donald M
Lexington, KY
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48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Coles in Lexington is a real find. Superb kitchen, well trained and gracious serving staff, broad menu, extensive wine list, and quiet. Coles is our special occasion restaurant of choice in Lexington. Our preferences run to vegetarian, and we like both he chick pea tagine and the Moroccan stew. Don't miss the baked to order cookies for dessert.

1 Thank DC-3Nut
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129 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017

Last visited Coles in 2015 and found it to be excellent. This return was no exception! Service was once again outstanding and food exceptional! I tried a special... it was Mutton Snapper. I never had this fish before but it was excellent! Also they have a wonderful Bourbon selection. Nice job to all at Coles!

1 Thank Jim M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$32
American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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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