Coles 735 Main

4.8
2657 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 2657 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CarolynS
Columbus
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely evening. Excellent food and service. Would recommend.

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JerryH
Louisville
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebration of my daughter’s 36th birthday, she and her husband’s 8 anniversary and the birth of their first child. Happy occasion

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SusanW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had restaurant week menu: cheese and meat board, lobster bisque, filet and assorted desserts. Delicious and nice presentation. Levi, our server, was most pleasant and informed. We were on front patio so street noise unavoidable and expected.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
23 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent Restaurant Week menu and outstanding service. Good combinations

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AudreyL
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service!! The restaurant wasn't at full capacity so the ambient noise was perfect for a quiet birthday celebration. I'll definitely go back!

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ByramR
Louisville
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful meal and the service was excellent. Coles never disappoints.

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KateL
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved restaurant week menu! The portions were perfect and the pairings were we’ll done

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Bear
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service, were excellent. Price was in line with the quality offered.

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BillV
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our party enjoyed Coles 735 Restaurant Week menu. Each course was delicious and just the right amount. Will definitely return!

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vipLouiseF
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere! We ended up sitting outside and the musician playing was amazing! It was a great bonus to an amazing meal

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vipCruiser48
Louisville
24 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic evening! The food as always was fantastic and the service by Yolanda was impeccable~

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vipMareaA
Louisville
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Exceptional birthday dinner. One guest requires gluten free options and Cole's has lots of those. Three of us ordered the Restaurant Week menu and three ordered regular menu.

Food was spectacular. Service was exceptional. Only drawback was the "energetic" street noise on the front patio.

One of our favorite spots to dine.

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vipAnonymous
Charleston
23 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Went for Lexington Restaurant Week. Everything was very good, service was excellent. I would recommend highly.

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NOPEPPERS
Louisville
35 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious, best meal we’ve ever had there. And our server, Yolanda, was great! Friendly and attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant week. The food was some of the best I have ever had!
My favorite…I didn’t get a picture of was the Warm Brussels and House Bacon…oh my…delicious!

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LeslieK
Louisville
8 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Lex - great food, great service. Richmond Road traffic is very loud when sitting in the front outdoor space. Very quiet inside.

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BakerBob
Northern MI
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

John L. made our dinner perfect. He was knowledgeable and attentive. After 58 years, i may switch to Rye for my Manhattans, his recommendation. We will eat at Cole's again.

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MaryJ
Louisville
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service. John was our server and was awesome!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Overall the experience was good. The service was not good in the beginning, but quickly picked up. The risotto had a very strange texture, but the rest of the other dishes were very good. Not sure I would return during restaurant week, but I would try to eat here again during a regular week.

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JoeC
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit to Coles, and it was a five-star experience. Our server, Trevor, and all of the staff we encountered were very friendly and helpful.

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MarianneS
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We started coming to Coles 4 years ago during Restaurant Week and have made it a tradition every year. We love this place

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vipcourtyP
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and wonderful service, server was able to suggest great wines and cocktails and was very knowledgeable about the menu.

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JoanM
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was excellent and, as always, the food was inventive and delicious. We asked to sit outside (because of COVID), which is the only reason I rated the noise level (from traffic) as being other than quiet. The outside areas have fans and were very comfortable despite summer heat.

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RickH
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and meal. Excellent service. Trevor, our waiter was knowledgeable, courteous, and efficient ! Hostess staff very accommodating

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and atmosphere as always. Our anniversary dinner was wonderful. Thanks!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I sat outside and went with the restaurant week special, which was all amazing. Tried the patê which I normally wouldn’t have ordered, but it was recommended by the waiter and I was not disappointed! The mahi mahi with vegetable risotto was my main course but I have no regrets about any of it.

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vipKARENANN
Cincinnati
34 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best server, AUSTIN,! He was kind and patient and was instrumental in our group having a GREAT TIME!

THE manager, CHRIS, checked on us, and made sure everything was PERFECT. And it was!

And the Hostesses were familiar with their clientele
and are the Best!!

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EmilyM
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Restaurant Week 2021 was wonderful. Food was delicious and a great value. Staff was attentive and efficient. Our server Yolanda was amazing! Highly recommend.

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LauraS
Memphis/West TN
4 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary of our first date.

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Katie
Louisville
9 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was here for restaurant week. Everything was delicious and attractively served.

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SonjaH
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chloe was an amazing server. The food was delicious. The waitstaff showed lots of teamwork and hard work. We didn’t even have to ask for anything because everything was perfect. 10/10 would recommend. Plenty of parking was also a plus.

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vipBethR
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

fantastic meal and great service - ready to go back again!

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Leeooo
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic! Kyle did a great job on service

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vipMikeT
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lexington to go for great food!

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JBrown
San Francisco
41 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food, fantastic service (thank you, Chloe!), and a lovely evening out. We will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

First trip to coles following several recommendations by friends, sat at the table for exactly 14 minutes before being approached for a drink order, another fifteen minutes before MY drink arrived, my BF had finished his beer before I received my drink. After that things were very lovely, the waitress unsure of her name was great, besides a slow start, food was divine we literally ate every bite. I ordered the Scottish salmon, and he the beef shoulder. I assume the service issue is due to short staffing, as I realize that everyone is short staffed. I don’t exactly know what a solution would be other than to literally take less reservations (every table was full). But it was frustrating and we literally had set a timer to get up and leave and she got there with 40 seconds to go. Food was great, and service was eventually great. But thirty minutes is a bit long to wait on drinks. Or offering an explanation to the wait would have made a BIG difference.

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Bebe
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places to visit in Kentucky. Always surprising but I do miss the carrot cake!

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susanw
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic menu, presentation and service! They gladly assisted us with seating that accommodated my husband's hearing deficit - a request that came thru Open Table-without me reminding them on arrival!

I love that they use local food sources. Excellent wine list - many choices by the glass.

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vipPastorjs5265
Louisville
23 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time here and it was amazing! Definitely coming back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and very accommodating regarding food allergies. Andrea and Diane at the bar are superstars.

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 2657 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.