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Coles 735 Main

4.8
1540 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Fusion / Eclectic
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Fusion / Eclectic, Steakhouse, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday 4pm - 10pm
Friday - Saturday 4pm - 11pm
Sunday - CLOSED
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Phone number
(859) 266-9000
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Cole Arimes
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
N. Ashland
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Additional
Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine
What 1540 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.8
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Great food, great service, wonderful bourbon selections!

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

The food was excellent and the atmosphere was great. Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Filet mignon is best in town!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Always to delicious delight to dine at Coles! We travel for 7 hours to dine with Cole at least once a year and worth every mile!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Great place. Have had several wonderful meals here over the past two years - and will be back for more next time we're in town. Not the least expensive place in town, but if you are looking for a great meal and/or have a special occasion, Coles 735 Main is the place to go.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

We love Coles and our friends love Coles. What's not to love? The food, service and atmosphere the best. Our server Jared was great and the food OMG let's discuss the incredible food. We always have a wonderful time and leave looking forward to our next visit.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Coles 735 Main is wonderful. Our family and friends all agree that if you want a fantastic dining experience Coles is the place to go. The filet continues to be a favorite among all of us but we do groove with the specials and have never been disappointed. The in house breads are too good..you just want to sit and eat bread and butter. Our server Garrett was terrific and our wine and cocktails were excellent. We said no to dessert until we were told about the cheese cake and then we all indulged. Cole we will return .

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Garrett, our server, did a marvelous job! He's very knowledgeable, personable, and made great recommendations. I'd never tried a friend avocado. It was served with panko, ahi, and a delicious sauce. Very creative and tasty! The mushroom ravioli was and earthy, yet delicate and the fish special was also good. I keep coming back, because Cole's doesn't let me down.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Great food, very good service!! Nice atmosphere, would recommend you go at least once..

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4.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Made reservations for a work dinner. Great atmosphere, not too loud. Wonderful wait staff and great bourbon selection!

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Outstanding food and service!!

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Food is always class in a cozy and warm environment. Great wine list as well.

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2.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Date night. The food was just OK and the ravioli was super over flavored. You couldn’t really taste the mushrooms, only the orange zest. The pork chop was cooked well, which is hard to do so kudos, but the flavor over the sauce on the chop wasn’t anything to write home about. It took us 17 minutes to get a bottle of champagne and waters. Overall, not great, which was super disappointing since we had heard such great things about it.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Everything was wonderful as usual!! One of my very favorites!

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Absolutely the best wine and food I have had in Lexington!! Jared was amazing.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

As always, Coles is absolutely 5 Stars: excellent service and great food. You always feel welcome and special at Coles! Hard to beat anywhere in Lexington.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Great meal!!! I love this place!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

If I could give Cole's more than 5 stars, I would! We live out of town, and make a point to get reservations whenever we are in Lexington. Excellent service and delicious food; I can't say enough good things!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

All a very good experience- food, service and atmosphere.

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2.0Dined on April 6, 2018

A bit disappointed, we have visited several time and always very good food and Excellant service. They ran out of one special before 7:00 when Restuant half full and not in full swing. Service mediocre and dinner wasn’t good. We order a lamb rib special that had a dry rub that just wasn’t good. The meet texture was rubbery, very disappointing. Appetizers we very small but good. Over priced drinks and dinner for what we received. We also noticed menu totally changed. Used to be one of our favorite restaurants but very disappointing experience this time.

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Good meal generally but the beef shoulder in my braciole was fairly tough and had so much garlic that I wasn’t that crazy about it. My husbands halibut was delicious and cooked perfectly.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

In town for a business trip from AZ. It was a wonderful meal. The waitress was excellent along with all the employees.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Great food, great atmosphere, great service. One of my favorite places to eat.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

The food, the wines (and I am from the wine country in California!) and the Bourbon tasting were superb. John, our waiter, was absolutely outstanding.

Thanks for a memorable experience. Next time I am in Lexington, yours will be my first stop after landing... ;)

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Coles is our favorite restaurant in town! Best food in this price point by far!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Incredible! Can't wait to return.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

One of my favorite restaurants! Food is always fantastic!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Best overall dining experience in Lexington by far! We love this place. Everything is amazing, service and food are always outstanding!! Can’t wait to go again and try something new!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Coles always pleases. It’s our go to place for great food and cocktails. Never had a bad meal, ever.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Great service, great drinks and the food is so good we were already planning our next visit. Chef Cole stopped by our table to check on us. Thanks Cole we will be back.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Food overall wonderful. One order of duck was medium instead of medium rare. Wine list needs more choices under $50.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Fantastic food, ambiance and service. Cocktails were amazing!

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4.0Dined on March 26, 2018

We had a wonderful dinner. We had a new server that had started that day and she was well trained and did a great job.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

My husband and I had a very memorable meal. It was a real find.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Our server was outstanding--very knowledgeable, friendly and accommodating. The food was plated beautifully and was delicious. The drinks were also very well prepared.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

We loved out table for two. Our service gave us great tips - Garrett

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Everything was phenomenal. From the bread to the amazing cookies for dessert.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Not sound like a cliche when I say “I have eaten at many restaurants but nothing compares to this place” but I can say as much dinning my wife and I have experienced in so many states and atmospheres I can in fact confirm hands down the BEST dinning experience we have ever had. Let’s get to it. I made reservations on Open Table as we were going to be in Lexington for two days. The high ratings made me conformable making reservations at this restaurant. Arriving it is a small building and from the exterior it is low key in appearance. Arriving early we were promptly seated to start our dinning experience. The wait staff were polite and attentive but not overly aggressive. Starting with lobster bisque and a salad the flavors were spot on. I was very pleased with the opening dishes. We progressed to the main dishes which was a chicken dish and a filet dish. Both executed perfectly. and the presentation was impressive. To finish the night up we hade their lemon cake which was extraordinary. You will wish you could order online and have it shipped to you as it is outstanding. Overall the food and service were spot on and by far a top restaurant you would be crazy to miss.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Coles is a neighborhood jewel. Quaint ambiance great food great service!! Highly recommend

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

The entrees were great, the appetizer was ok (it's hard to make polenta special).

The service was less than expected. The seating area is small, and we could hear an other server at the next table offering bread, explaining the specials, discussing the menu item's flavors. Our server did none of those. I am not sure if we will visit again, but if we do I will ask for a different server.

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