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Coles 735 Main

4.8
4.8
2900 Reviews
$30 and under
Unspecified
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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 35 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Unspecified

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (859) 266-9000

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Cole Arimes

  • Catering

    Full-scale catering menu options are available. Contact events@eppingsoneastside.com to plan your next event.

  • Private party facilities

    With the opening of the Epping's on Eastside restaurant just down the street from Coles 735 Main, guests can experience the inspired elegance of the Coles menu in a stunning private dining experience. All Coles 735 Main private events are held in the beautiful Epping's on Eastside building (264 Walton Avenue) in one of multiple private room options. We can accommodate a wide range of events, from intimate family gatherings to elegant group dinners and corporate cocktail parties, and our private events team can assist with finding perfect pricing structure and menu for your event. The private dining rooms offer onsite AV/technology, and our dedicated event specialist is available to assist with each private booking's unique needs. For more information, contact events@eppingsoneastside.com.

  • Neighborhood

    Lexington

  • Cross street

    N. Ashland

  • Parking details

    If private lot is full, additional parking is available at the Fayette County School Board Building.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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    Fit for Foodies

  • Lexington

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  • Lexington

    Best Food

  • Lexington

    Best Service

  • Lexington

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were both fantastic!
  2. DW

    DonW

    New York Area

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always excellent food, drinks and service!
  3. EB

    EricB

    Omaha

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful meal with a fantastic service experience. Our server Yolanda was attentive and fun to banter with. We had items off of the menu as well as a couple of the specials. The duck confit was exceptional as was the Scottish Salmon. Highly recommend for the food, atmosphere, service, and value.
  4. JT

    JoeT

    Cincinnati

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing, great service and drinks were perfect
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious as always. Our server John was busy, but still very attentive. 10/10
  6. s

    scrwabash

    Chicago

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Kyle was outstanding. Our party of four loved their food selections. My harissa chicken was unusual, but hard to stop eating. Excellent wine list. My only gripe is the noise from the street (we sat outside; nothing available indoors).
  7. l

    luv2dine

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dining experience
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    favorite restaurant in Lexington! we sat on the patio and had a great anniversary dinner. our waitress was amazing and the service was 10/10. couldn’t recommend enough!
  9. m

    martham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best service. Delicious duck. Will post same to Trip Advisor. Thanks
  10. MH

    MikeH

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Service by Austin and the food was outstanding. Special thanks also to Joey!
  11. H

    Harold

    Louisville

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love this place. Food and service is always great
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing restaurant very cute decor the food and the menu so so good will be back for sure
  13. PC

    PatriciaC

    Louisville

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely ambiance, attentive service and absolutely delicious food!!
  14. c

    christamarie

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fantastic service and menu selections. Love eating at Coles for special occasions.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    we went for my 21st birthday and everything was great! yolanda was an amazing server and so much fun. i had the pasta primavera and it was to die for. my boyfriend had the cobia and he loved it! we will definitely be back.
  16. f

    friends

    Atlanta

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Diane/a was wonderful. It was a birthday celebration and when we said "wine was dessert" she cleverly secured a candle with wax on an wine stem to make a wish. So thoughtful!
  17. BE

    BluegrassEats

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Gave an overall 4 star because the cobia special was not available at 7:30. It was too early to run out of the special and an item that was on the regular menu on a Saturday evening. All of the food we ordered was great, except for that. On a special birthday evening, you kind of want the birthday guy to get what he wants to eat. No complaints otherwise.
  18. WS

    WendellS

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great as usual. Yolanda is a wonderful waitress. Can’t wait to dine there again.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The steak was excellent. However, I felt the menu was very limited with lackluster appetizer options.
  20. B

    Birdman

    Cincinnati

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This has started to become a yearly ritual and we absolutely love the food here! The filet and the halibut was excellent! Extensive list of wines by the glass and bottle. Quick service and everything was incredible!
  21. LE

    LEEBO

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Coles is always a hit! Our favorite restaurant in Lexington!
  22. CA

    CustomerA

    Louisville

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was celebrating an early Fathers Day with my dad! It was a perfect meal as always!
  23. BM

    BrianM

    Louisville

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We've been here 8-10 times, and Cole's NEVER disappoints! We started with the panko crusted fried avocado and lobster bisque, which were both spot on! For our entrees, my wife had the filet, oscar style, with asparagus and Weisenberger cheese grits. I had the beef shoulder with a risotto base, bearnaise sauce, garnished with sliced asparagus. Our sides were charred brussel sprouts and wild mushrooms. Everything was perfect! The server was attentive but not overbearing, the ambience was great, and the food was delicious and perfectly prepared! This is one of the best places you can go in the region!
  24. SS

    StevenS

    Louisville

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    As usual, the food and service was outstanding. John is an excellent server. I highly recommend this restaurant.
  25. BK

    BeckerK

    Los Angeles

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Service was a little slow to start but they more than made up for it and free dessert. So nice when hospitality does the right thing. Food and drinks are always outstanding!
  26. RS

    RobertS

    Louisville

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service superb. They allow you to sit and enjoy a full meal, never feeling rushed. Patio can be loud but that’s expected given that it’s near the street. One of best fine dining spots in town.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cole’s is always great. Love celebrating birthdays there or just having a delicious meal.
  28. JG

    JohnG

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I couldn't have asked for a better dinner at a place I've wanted to go to for a while, but failed to do that until recently. The service was outstanding. That deep fried avocado with crab salad I can eat all day. The meatloaf was a veggie meatloaf, but you couldn't tell one bit. Its one of the best meatloafs I've had. I will be back.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Last date night before we got married. Was fantastic from start to finish. Wish I could remember the servers name but he gave us some cookies to celebrate and that was an excellent touch to a great dinner!
  30. MJ

    MaryJ

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome salmon dish. Melted in my mouth!
  31. A

    Annmarie

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a gem of a restaurant! Food and staff are amazing!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing waiter, delicious food and fun!!!
  33. KD

    KellyD

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Service and food were fantastic! We ordered a few specials and all were amazing. My guys said that they were the best steaks ever!
  34. SH

    ShannonH

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    10/10 rating for this restaurant! Amazing food, wonderful drinks, and great atmosphere!
  35. B

    Bengalfan

    Jacksonville

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food and service is consistently good. A great place for about any occasion. The menu selection has plenty of variety and the seating is comfortable without being overly crowded.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a favorite
  37. C

    Casey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was delicious and creative with locally sourced ingredients, servers were helpful and nice as well as super knowledgeable about what was in our food and how it was prepared, staff came to turn down a loud fan without us asking, manager greeted us personally and inquired about our experience, our dessert was on the house even though we didn't complain about anything, we were very happy and impressed already, multiple staff members told us happy anniversary
  38. B

    Brittany

    Cincinnati

    11 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience5
    It's few and far between to have a date night out, but when we do, we love going to Cole's. Our experience last night was so discouraging that I doubt we will be back. First, I had to ask the waiter three different times to bring lemons. Another waiter took my husband's bread plate and salad plate when he wasn't finished. It took over 45 minutes for us to get our entrees. We both ordered the pork chop and both were incredibly overcooked. My husband ordered a drink that was never even brought to the table. When the manager came out to speak to us, she only offered to have the meal recooked or she get it prepared to take home. She said it would take about 20 minutes, which we had already waited 45 minutes for our dinner. We declined, and the manager just thanked us for coming in. Never once did she offer to take care of our meal or offer anything other than remaking the meal. Yes, this was a nice offer, but we had already waited so long for our dinner that we didn't want to wait another 20 minutes. This is not Cole's normal standard or service, so my husband and I were incredibly disappointed. We have always had great service and the food has always been delicious, but this experience was absolutely terrible.
  39. WW

    WWWS

    Washington DC

    58 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Coles 735 Main has so much potential. Unfortunately they didn’t live up to it the night we were there. It has an interesting menu with a contemporary flair and enough wait staff to accommodate all of its diners. However the night we ate there, there was a private party on the patio and both the kitchen and wait staff were overwhelmed. Our waiter tried to help out the kitchen by giving us plenty of time to look at the menu before we ordered. We ordered an appetizer and our entrees at the same time. The appetizer came fairly soon but we waited another 45 minutes for the entrees on a weeknight. And surprisingly, the entrees were not cooked to perfection. My duck was overdone and vegetables unseasoned; my husband’s vegetables were also unseasoned and my son’s pasta was just ok. With the wait on the main course, we decided to skip dessert - we’d already been there 1 1/2 hours. Wish that I could give Cole 735 Main more than 2 stars.
  40. LC

    LouanneC

    Louisville

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The server was very good Food was prepared perfectly!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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 2900 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 35 times today
Google Map for Coles 735 Main

735 E Main St Lexington, KY 40502

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    N. Ashland

  • Neighborhood

    Lexington

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Unspecified

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    If private lot is full, additional parking is available at the Fayette County School Board Building.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Cole Arimes

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (859) 266-9000

  • Catering

    Full-scale catering menu options are available. Contact events@eppingsoneastside.com to plan your next event.

  • Private party facilities

    With the opening of the Epping's on Eastside restaurant just down the street from Coles 735 Main, guests can experience the inspired elegance of the Coles menu in a stunning private dining experience. All Coles 735 Main private events are held in the beautiful Epping's on Eastside building (264 Walton Avenue) in one of multiple private room options. We can accommodate a wide range of events, from intimate family gatherings to elegant group dinners and corporate cocktail parties, and our private events team can assist with finding perfect pricing structure and menu for your event. The private dining rooms offer onsite AV/technology, and our dedicated event specialist is available to assist with each private booking's unique needs. For more information, contact events@eppingsoneastside.com.

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