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Coles 735 Main
Coles 735 Main

Coles 735 Main Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://coles735main.com/
  • Phone: (859) 266-9000
  • Hours of Operation: Monday - Thursday 4pm - 10pm
    Friday - Saturday 4pm - 11pm
    Sunday - CLOSED
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Fusion / Eclectic, Steakhouse, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Cole Arimes
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: N. Ashland
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Coles 735 Main
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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Diner Reviews
  • "The food was delicious! The fried avocado is fabulous! I would recommend for special occasions!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "We very much enjoyed our dinner and evening at Cole's. We had waited to try it but waited until restaurant week because we had heard it was very expensive. This way we could afford both the well-reviewed avocado appetizer as well as an entree. Everything was delicious, the service was fabulous, and we liked the atmosphere."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "I actually made the reservation on behalf of an employee. She had asked me for a recommendation of a place for she and her husband to celebrate their anniversary. When I made the reservation, I requested a window seat, explaining that the dinner was an anniversary celebration. The next morning, she came in and raved about the food, service and atmosphere. What was especially impressive was the she and her husband were presented with a bottle of champagne and a dessert, on the house. They had not mentioned the anniversary, it had been picked up from the reservation notation. Thank you so much for making their night so special."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "I will definitely be going back, the food was outstanding, service was great we enjoyed our time there."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "The food is always wonderful. Chef Cole is creative and consistent. I have eaten most of the items on the menu and have enjoyed them all. The Avocado appetizer is a favorite and I order it every visit!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "What a pleasure to have Cole's in Lexington!!! The epicurean twists on Kentucky favorites are imaginative and delicious, of course. The service is also pretty top knotch. It's always a treat for us!!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Food was delicious. Enjoyed the atmosphere. Waiters were very attentive."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "First time visit but I will return. The ambiance was great and the service was very good although a bit slow (I think) because they were so busy. I like my steak grilled "Pittsburgh style", medium rare. The New York strip steak ordered was grilled perfectly and was delicious; perhaps the best I have enjoyed in Lexington. The wedge salad with Gorgonzola, blue cheese and bacon was served sliced and was the perfect companion to a great steak. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Very interesting starters and entrees; dishes were tasty and well presented. My duck breast was cooked to perfection and the panko fried avocado was as original as enjoyable. They could improve their choice for desserts: cookies, ice cream or cheesecake are not very exciting for this type of restaurant, while I would definitely keep the delicious bourbon ball flourless chocolate cake."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Coles 735 Main offers a great dining experience. The meal was terrific, the cocktails were too. I'll definitely go back."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Have eaten at Coles several times and the food and service are off the charts excellent. Love everything about this place and can't wait to get back there again."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Coles is always my go-to when I want to eat out. I've never had a bad meal and the service is always excellent! If you haven't been- it's a must...You won't be sorry!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "For the money and high expectations the food was mediocre; service sloppy; and atmosphere too cute. I would never go back there."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "The server & the service were excellent. Food arrived on time, was hot and was very good. We had a nice time. Thanks."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "We enjoyed our 47th anniversary with a wonderful dinner at Cole's. The food was wonderful and delicious, our waiter, Brian, was very helpful. We enjoyed the baby back ribs with the Asian touch and the trout was mouth watering. Both of us were taken with the presentation of the "wedge". The whole evening was fantastic and being at Cole's just a block from our condo made a perfect event. We could not have found a better place to celebrate this special day in our marriage. Thanks"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "There were 5 of us women that enjoyed our meal, our server, Clay, and the friendliness of the staff. I highly recommend "Coles 735 Main"!"
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Went here for Bourbon but was pleasantly surprised by the outstanding menu and service."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "I was at Cole's about a month ago and had the trout, went back this week and there was a lot of difference in the dish. The trout was still good, but the accompaniments were not the same and very slight and not very good. The dish was left very plain on the plate. Tomato risotto ordered on side was splendid. I love consistency in a restaurant. But it's still a great place. Other dishes at table of 4 were very good. Tomato salad special was a bit overpriced at $12.00 for 3 slices of tomato."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "A Lexington gem. Ecclectic artisan menu tempts the palatte. Wine selection is top of the line. Staff is courteous and responsive. A good choice that will not gouge the pocketbook."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "We had dinner there Saturday night with another couple. Everything we ate, including apps and dessert, was excellent. Possibly the best steak in Lexington."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We asked for Larry to be our server, and he made our evening special, as usual. We had hot rolls, fine wine, fresh tomatoes, trout, salmon, steak, dessert...all so tasty. The entrees seemed to be very salty this time, at least way more than I use. Chris, the general manager, came around to see how we were doing, and the entire restaurant was full."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "My second time here and the food was again amazing. I got the filet and changed my sides to mashed potatoes and asparagus. My brother got steak and different sides. I taste tested his food and everything I tried was amazing. My new favorite place!!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We enjoyed our dinner . The food was great with a wide variety to choose from. The wine list also had a good variety. I would highly recommend it for a great relaxing dinner. Dessert also had great choices."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "The food was great, the vibe was nice... Our server was a little lacking in personality, but hey, you can't have everything!"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Dinner at Coles was loud, interesting and delish! Service was very good, and personal recommendations were spot on! Was disappointed that two Pappy Van Winkle bourbon were listed as available but not in stock. Mussels, scottish salmon, grilled caesar and wedge salad -- all quite fine. Key lime pie -- a little too whipped and fluffy and not tart. Crust was amazing though. We'd definitely go back!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Superb. From Basil Jane cocktail through fresh gazpacho and sautéed trout. Finishing with light, yet creamy key lime pie. Bon appetit!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Tasty dining with a large attentive staff. Interesting menu but somewhat pricy. Good use of internet resources and very complete reminder email."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The food and atmosphere were both excellent. Great place for special occasions."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Service was excellent. Unfortunately I found a hair on my filet. We invited another couple so I decided not to say anything. I'm sure the restaurant would have apologized and provided me with another steak however I chose not to mention it. Otherwise food was good but overpriced."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Outstanding food with great atmosphere and service. This was my first time dining at Coles 735 and will return."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Had an excellent meal here. Steak was perfect. Excellent salad and dessert choices."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Loved it. Great food. Wonderful sashimi. Very nice steak. Very good wine list."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Birthday dinner for wife, table for eight. All liked what they ordered. Waitress was outstanding and helpful. Allowed us to provide our own flowers for the table and bring a cake for dessert. Great night."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "I reviewed restaurants on line to pick one to have dinner. We love to eat at local establishments - not chains. We love a good bottle of wine and a memorable dinner. We had both! Great restaurant - would definitely recommend and will come back when in the area again"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Were celebrating a birthday. Food was beautiful and delicious. Service attentive but not intrusive. The server surprised us with a piece of strudel blueberry cheesecake. The perfect finish for a lovely meal."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Cole's is always outstanding. Tried the beef shoulder tenderloin with pablano mashed pototoes. Superb fare! Service was excellent, as always."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "I requested a quiet table because we were celebrating our wedding anniversary. They gave us the perfect table. In addition, a half bottle of champagne and dessert was on the house. The service could not have been better. We are from New Orleans and have eaten at many fine restaurants. Coles 735 Main stands up to New Orleans's top restaurants. We will definitely return and recommend the restaurant to our family and friends here in Lexington."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Was in Lexington for a small vacation and found an add in the local magazine featuring a signature drink. It peaked my curiosity and looked at their menu online and decided to make a reservation. Was not disappointed, food was delicious, wait staff courteous and enjoyed a relaxed fine dining experience. AND the cocktail was great!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "A lot of interesting items like deep fried avocado. The food was good. Our group of four ordered a lot of smaller items and only two meals, which were also good, so we tried a lot of things. It is more casual than fancy, which is fine with me."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Had heard a lot of good things about Cole's-- this was our first visit. The setting is very warm and relaxing and service was good. However, food was just OK for the price."
    Dined on 6/5/2014