Coles 735 Main

4.8
2376 Reviews
$31 to $50
Fusion / Eclectic
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.

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 2376 people are saying
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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PaulM
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice experience. Outdoor space was very comfortable.

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vipLisaT
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even in a tent they had excellent food and service. Looking forward to the next visit

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SECLex
Louisville
8 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always our go-to restaurant when we get a night away from the kids! Best food, service, ambiance, and value in town hands down! Yolanda is our favorite server too!

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KellieS
Northern MI
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! Staff was very friendly. Great ambiance. I’ll definitely go back

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LambsyG
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, excellent service as usual. Favorite place to eat in Lexington and hands down the best steak i have EVER had-- appreciably better than all the high-end chains. And those are all pretty good. But Coles is a clear winner. Love this place-- not cheap, but worth every dime!

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CindyS
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined here for my birthday and the service was excellent, the food was amazing, and even our four year old had a great time!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Ambience was great. Very cozy. Great service and great food and drinks. Appropriate pricing.

KM
vipKnittingMom
Louisville
11 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was awesome! New chicken dish was delicious and sauce was incredible! Excellent meal!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service. Very innovative and beautifully prepared food.

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BrookeM
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I loved the unique dishes served here. Also, our server L was so descriptive of each dish are where the ingredients were sourced. The salmon was excellent; I even ate the skin! The sauces and vegetables were perfect! Definitely try the Panko avocado!

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vipScottD
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing menu and quality, my wife and I love the innovative combinations!

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Colin
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, fantastic staff. Great for a special occasion spot.

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Suzanne
Louisville
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food and service! We definitely will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Coles is delish! We sat outside and had a wonderful evening. Hats off to them for creating something wonderful during this crazy time in our world. Will continue to help the local restaurants as we believe in their success.

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vipSteveC
Louisville
78 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every visit and each meal is always very good, top five in every respect! Worth a visit anytime you can go. Thanks

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outdoor tent is nice. Food was great this time, has been hit or miss in the past so hopefully this is the new normal.

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Marko
Louisville
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Food was average. My filet mignon was done OK but minimal sauce was provided. The grits in the shrimp and grits dish were deep fried and rather tasteless.

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vipRose
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We always love a date night at Cole’s! The last several times we’ve come, my husband’s pork chop has been over cooked, but he was too hungry to have it sent back and prepared again. I also didn’t have very much meat on my dish- the beef shoulder tender. Otherwise, always love dining here and appreciate the ambiance and delicious meals!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonderful dining experience at one of our family’s favorites! It never disappoints!

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bethh
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yolanda is awesome. Love the neighborhood vibe at Coles. My definition of comfort food.

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AndyT
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was top notch and we loved the atmosphere, but even had we not loved the service or atmosphere, the food was spectacular and would make up for anything! We look forward to dining at Cole’s again!

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MB22
Louisville
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was very attentive and helpful. Our waiter recommended a few menu items along with the specials for the evening, which we chose one of for dinner, the Chilean See Bass. We started with the lobster bisque and it was excellent! The sea bass was perfectly prepared and delicious. We ended our meal with the creme brûlée, which we shared; it was just enough for two! Wonderful dining experience from start to finish.

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vipBillB
Louisville
8 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eat there Frequently. Always a great job !

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WillyD
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service, as always! Coles always delivers consistently high quality food and service. They've figured it out. We sat outside in the tent and used the heat lamps. Very cozy and quiet. Everyone enjoyed the evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent! Would recommend highly!!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVE COLES!

MB
MichaelB
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Reservation was a no value, still had to wait. Finally put outside and it was uncomfortably cold. Food was fine, but long delay in getting it. Sorry, won't go back.

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vipNewtotown
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food never disappoints! Delicious

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KatherineH
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was phenomenal and the service was excellent. Their outdoor eating area was comfortably warm, too.

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JCLex
Louisville
9 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as usual! One of our favorites in Lexington.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
10 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always!

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VirginiaB
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice experience, especially during a pandemic. Outdoor seating was nice and heaters were a plus as the evening cooled.

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AlexisS
Louisville
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, as always! The food was delicious.

JB
vipJenniferB
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for casual or date night. Covered outdoor seating and socially distanced. Temperature checks and masks! A great place to dine!!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a great place. Food was top notch.

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vipTOandPP
Indiana
370 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our very favorite Lexington restaurants! Food is always delicious and service is perfect! Love the atmosphere as well!

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CL1855
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I have never had a bad experience at Cole's. It is a perfect option for date night or a dinner with friends.

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Galway
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, socially distanced, knowledgeable staff--what more could you want!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

We had arrived with in the 15 minute grace period as stated per their website . When calling to inform the hostess we would be arriving and on our way , she quickly informed us that there was a 7:30 reservation for our table following our 6:00 reservation.
I have never been informed this at any other fine dining restaurants and I assume,I would not be in the future. It had set the tone for the rest of our dinner and promptly at 7:30 when the other guests arrived for our table she continued to look in our direction. So, with that being said ,we went to another restaurant to have dessert and drinks.
The food was not what I had expected per the reviews. The creamed spinach was very dry and my husbands NY strip was burnt not seared the way most are prepared in other popular steakhouses we have enjoyed.

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ChristineS
Western KY
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We went to Coles to celebrate my boyfriend's birthday. The food and service was amzing.

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 2376 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.