Coles 735 Main

4.8
2701 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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.

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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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 2701 people are saying
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AudreyP
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Coles on Main. Everything about this lovely restaurant is perfect. Especially love the excellent food, service and caring staff. Our go to place when we want the best. Love the outside dining, so much fun and relaxing.

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vipEnthusiasticDiner
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Thoughtful well executed menu with a broad wine list. we sat outside where street traffic noise intrudes but this is the only thing holding back a five star rating in all catrgories.

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Kenn
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was so amazing! I took my friend for her birthday, I came in from out of town and it was such a wonderful experience. Thank you all!

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Tess
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my husbands first time at the restaurant and he was just as impressed as I always am. He ordered the French dip and loved it! I had the pork chop and it was out of this world! Chloe was a server and she was excellent- knowledgeable, friendly, and efficient. Thanks for a great experience!

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BrianaM
Louisville
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I ate here last night for our 1 year wedding anniversary. SO glad we chose this place to celebrate. The server was very knowledgeable about the menu and extremely present. Thank you Coles 735! We will definitely be back soon.

MA
vipMareaA
Louisville
12 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Lovely dinner on the patio. It's become one of our fine dining favorites. Always great food and service.

KH
vipKandiH
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Our server Marilyn was fabulous as always

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Yesum2007
Louisville
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I enjoyed our dinner last night. Our waiter Kyle P was outstanding and so was our dinner. We went to support AVOL .

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JordanL
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a nice night out. Outdoor seating is awesome and service was spectacular. Not to mention the food was impeccable. All around wonderful place! First time there and will be back.

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StarnesB
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Yolanda is a fantastic server. Great presentation of food. Flavor 10 out of 10.

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vipKy6471
Louisville
9 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect as it is every single time! One of my all time favs in Lexington!

JC
JonathanC
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Highly recommend to someone looking for a good quiet night

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing from the hostess to the food to the server. Everyone loved their meal. It was a wonderful upscale experience.

SM
ShellyM
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place to celebrate our 27th wedding anniversary!! Food was spectacular and service did not disappoint!

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AshleyF
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always amazing as well as the service!

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whitwty
Nashville
9 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are on the outside porch and the food was wonderful! My husband loves the Kobe burger. I enjoyed the fish special. Several times an extremely loud car drive by and made it hard to visit. But we love Coles and the ambiance and food.

SH
vipStaciHamp
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cole's never fails - the service and the food is always impressive.

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vipAmyS
Nashville
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall3food1service2ambience4

I love Coles. But everything we tried (duck meatballs, Brussel sprout salad, pork nachos) we not what we have come to expect there. The duck meatballs came on a bed of spaetzel which is typically just a crowd-pleasing delight of a dish. It was bland. The meatballs were just not enjoyable at all.
Not sure what is going on but it was surprising.

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LauraS
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

The quality of the food has significantly declined. We ordered Baked Brie, Kobe Burger, Filet, and Shrimp Pasta special and no one finished their meal. The steak was seasoned to excess, pasta was hard and undercooked, the appetizer was mostly left uneaten due to a very poor flavor. The best part of the meal was the expresso. I do believe the Chef has changed since my last visit. We wont be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Anniversary dinner. Outdoor seating is extremely loud. The meal plus atmosphere was not worth the money spent. We will choose a different place in town next time.

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vipKYfan
Louisville
31 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cole’s is always excellent. Our party if 8 all had great meals. Wonderful service as well.

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Spronger
Indiana
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Nice people and healthy portions

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vipMacg
Naples
10 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Austin our server was great.

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RPTH
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere-awesome food! Will definitely be back

MA
vipMareaA
Louisville
12 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Their tented patio is very pleasant -- even on a warm August night. Tables were well-spaced. The food is always excellent.

Our server, Marilyn, did a great job.

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AudreyP
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding, everything. Service, dinner, lovely eating outside, loved the entertainment.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
9 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing! The staff was super friendly and helpful! Awesome place to eat!

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Whitneylebus
Louisville
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent menus selection with options for local produce. Friendly staff and excellent service!

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Danimal
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Coles did not disappoint. I ordered the pork chop with a cocktail. And my girlfriend ordered the pasta primavera with a glass of wine. All was delicious and tasty. The pork chop was cooked to what I asked, and the drinks were poured heavily! Service was excellent. We ate out on the front patio which was noisy due to the high traffic of main street. All in all a great place to go for date night.

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ChipD
Louisville
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service, and ambiance.

DB
vipDaveB
Louisville
13 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Second time to Coles and will go back
Service is spot on.. thank U Yolanda!
Good pour on the drinks
Fried avocados were killer
Wedge salad was way underwhelming, sorry it was just sad.
One trip to Jeff Ruby’s or Blue Heron and u will see Y.
Salmon was perfect, will order again
Duck meatballs were tasty, but dry. A nice coving of a sauce would really make them special.. in my humble opinion….
There was like a teaspoon of the apricot sauce.
The heirloom tomato salad was a hit… so good
Was a great evening and look forward to next time

JM
JohnM
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Excellent service and based on reviews and prices we were expecting excellent food, it was not.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came for an early dinner before a show. Signature cocktails were delicious, and I loved having a creative vegetarian menu option, the trumpet mushroom “ribs” were delicious! Thank you for a wonderful experience!

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GB70
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience at Coles. The food and service were exceptional. Thank you.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
20 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The service with Yolanda was super, as normal!! Just not overly thrilled with dinner. The apricot duck meatballs were good and I would recommend; however, not a fan of how it was served with accompanying pasta. The heirloom tomato salad was very good! The bourbon creme brûlée was simple creme brûlée. The torched sugar top missed the mark on bourbon flavor. Still, the creme brûlée was well prepared.

KY
vipKYfan
Louisville
31 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful dinner under the tent with good friends.

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Chris
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant with inventive vegan menu choice. Good cocktail menu and excellent desserts.

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Sassy
Louisville
9 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Yolanda was wonderful and sweet and very accommodating. Food was delicious. We will be back.

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vipFranklin
Louisville
40 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Outstanding service from Levi.

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GabrielleS
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Wine selection great. Scallops were delish. The homemade cookies were the best.

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 2701 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.