Coles 735 Main

4.8
2529 Reviews
$30 and under
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At Coles, we’re dedicated to bringing the art of dining to every experience. Think local meats cured in-house. Crisp vegetables fresh off the vine, pickled onsite. Breads baked fresh each day. The best seasonal ingredients available, sourced from local farms and trusted purveyors. And our menus go beyond the plate, with handcrafted cocktails featuring unique, house-made ingredients, hundreds of bourbons available for tasting, and an award-winning carefully curated wine program. We believe in honoring history and chose to set our restaurant in a restored historic landmark in downtown Lexington.

Support Coles 735 Main during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2529 people are saying
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Cancun
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing meal and great service! Coles continues to be my favorite place in town!

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PaulB
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience1

College graduation celebration

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vipTimL
Miami
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never had a bad experience here. Our service was excellent. Also our French Dip sandwiches were delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Catching up with a couple friends at one of our favorite Lexington spots. Food + service are always on point.

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vipAlexW
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waiter who delivered excellent service

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Collin
Louisville
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my mom out for a much needed "date". She loved the atmosphere I have spoken so highly about and was delighted to hear her favorite food (blackened tuna) was actually chef's special for seafood on the day. Had a mint julep for may day and an overall incredible time. Recommend again and again

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Charles
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Anniversary dinner! I had a delicious melt-in-my-mouth filet and my wife had salmon, cooked and seasoned perfectly! Great service as usual!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
12 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Coles. Eat there as often as I can. Try the french dip and be sure to get the cookies and ice cream for desert.

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vipVCTrujillo
Louisville
8 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Whether it’s everyday dining or a special occasion- everything is perfect- every time.

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vipDaveB
Atlanta
23 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Cole's experience started out on a bad note. We were seated and waited 25 minutes before anyone even spoke to us. As we were ready to leave the manager came up and apologized and made things right. We understand that sometimes problems occur, but it's how those are handled that make the difference.
The food was very good. We were pleased with everything we ordered. The service (once we got started) was great.
The ambiance leaves a little to be desired. It looks alot like diner from 1985.

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LRomo
Nashville
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience3

We put two four tops together to accommodate our group.

The wait staff was very rude and dismissive from start to finish. They told us they needed our tables by 7:45 (we arrived at 5:45). We explained that we were tired and happy to vacate very quickly. We were informed, rudely, that an 18% service charge would be added to our tab- we all happily tip 20%, always. We were on the receiving end of clearly visible eye rolls.

It took over an hour for our food to come out and some never came out. The wait staff clearly discussed our table with disdain in plain sight.

The waters were kept full. The manager was HIGHLY apologetic and made several discounts on our bill to account for the service, and brought (some) of the missing food after we’d declined to receive it when the whole table was done eating and it still hadn’t come out (a soup, a salad and an appetizer). Even after the manager was informed, the service was lacking until the end. Bills were brought out wrong and extremely delayed.

We are no strangers to eating in groups at restaurants, are very laid back and accommodating, easy and tip well but this was truly terrible service.

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LaurieB
Louisville
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Coles never disappoints. From the excellent, attentive service to food that is absolutely amazing, Cole’s is well worth the time to savor a meal. We ate outside. There are heaters and the outside patio had a lovely ambiance, even as a temporary space. All servers wore masks. The food was perfectly cooked. A true gem in the Lexington restaurant scene.

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Elizabeth
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was absolutely amazing!!! And extra kudos to our waiter Joey! We will definitely be back!

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vipSECLex
Louisville
12 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My son wanted to have a Cole’s steak for his 10th birthday because he knows how much his dad and I love it there! As usual, Cole’s did not disappoint. The food was delicious (that Brie en croute should be a permanent fixture on the menu!!), and the service was outstanding as always. Cole’s is the best restaurant in Lexington!

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WilliamW
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our steaks were cooked to perfection! The service was excellent! We will definitely be back! Bill W.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

30th Birthday celebration with family!

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JohnG
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great find while in Lexington. The best wine list we found. Server was knowledgeable about the menu and wines. Manager greeted every table after dinner. Will be back every time we’re in Lexington.

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KellyR
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our first visit to Cole's and we hope to return again soon! Service was fantastic. Food was excellent! My husband and I both ordered the beef shoulder tender over garlic mashed potatoes. . . probably one of the best cuts of beef I've eaten in a very long time! We also got the fresh baked cookies (I got the chocolate chip, hubby got the butterscotch) - melt in your mouth!! Very, very nice meal at a reasonable price!

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GrantA
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great meal and service. Pricey, but worth it. Brussels were awesome

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Traveler2Charleston
Richmond
14 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated our anniversary at Coles 735 Main. Service was attentive and friendly, food was delicious, and the atmosphere was warm and comfortable. Definitely recommend this restaurant for any special occasion.

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DavidG
Louisville
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the duck and apricot meatballs and it was amazing! The staff was super friendly and the atmosphere was very relaxed and intimate. It was my first time there but I'll go back for sure.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Coles. Wonderful food and professional service.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Food is too salty.

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RebekahS
Louisville
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Absolutely my definition of fine dining. Caring, attentive staff who did everything to make the experience wonderful; delectable food - my appetizer was just as good if not better than my entree, and my entree was superb; polite, comfortable environment, even on the patio. Top notch in every way!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
67 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly a terrific experience...every time!!!

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Foodie
Louisville
9 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cocktails and food were delicious as always!!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the most enjoyably experiences in Lexington. The food was excellent, the atmosphere was classic, but the staff made it the best. Extremely professional and friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
5 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Ricky was great!!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was phenomenal and the food was superb. We ate outside on a beautiful evening. The inside seemed just as pleasant when we checked in.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
14 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Coles is one of top 3 places I recommend for nice meal at a moderate price in Lexington. It is always a great experience and the portions are huge. I absolutely loved the duck meatballs.

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MarkK
Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was excellent in helping us decide on bourbons to try. Food was delicious. Definitely worth trying!!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Austin was a great waiter! He was very knowledgeable of the menu, specials and drinks!! Always have a great experience every time we dine here.

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vipBrianD
Louisville
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

It took us two hours to eat very slow service, the food was very good.

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MichaelM
Louisville
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The overall quality of the entrees did match the price.

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JaniceB
Louisville
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining with Cole’s was a wonderful experience for my friends and myself. The food was excellent and our server was great. We will definitely be eating there again.

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Lexvet
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our service was excellent which made the delicious meal so much more enjoyable. This is a favorite destination for friends and family.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Diane was excellent and we had a great time!

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vipRayH
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always great food and selection. Service always first rate (thanks Caleb!)

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. There was a mix up with the order and the food that came to the table. It was quickly corrected and the food that came to the table late was automatically comped. Best steak in Lexington!

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Bill
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always dependable.
great food and great surroundings..

FAQs

Coles 735 Main offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (859) 266-9000.

Coles 735 Main is rated 4.8 stars by 2529 OpenTable diners.

Coles 735 Main does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.calibergroupdining.com/gift-cards.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.