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Coles 735 Main

735 E Main St, Lexington, KY 40502-1601
+1 859-266-9000
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
735 E Main St, Lexington, KY 40502-1601
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For our birthdays, my husband and I ate at Cole's. The food was incredible! He had the filet and I had the scallops. I am typically picky about my scallops, but these were so fresh and perfectly cooked. I highly recommend Cole's for a special...More

2  Thank leighj
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Steaks cooked to perfection. Shrimp tempura that melts in your mouth and the bread. Oh the bread. Espresso cheesecake with espresso beans in the crust. If you’re down for a high end dinner in Lexington , this is the place.

2  Thank JoetheCurnl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Service & food are always great! Wide variety of appetizers, entrees & desserts. Nice cozy atmosphere. Reservations usually a must.

2  Thank kscbrenner
Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

This place never disappoints!! Our family went out to Coles on Saturday for dinner and it was absolutely the best meal! The service was superb, the wine amazing and the food fantastic! This is by far the best place in Lexington! Skip Tony’s & Malone’s,...More

2  Thank Nicole G
Reviewed 14 December 2017

This is easily my favorite restaurant. The food is top notch, the atmosphere is quiet and ambient, and the service is on-point.

Thank K P
Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

My wife and I are 10 year residents of Lexington and have visited every major restaurant in the city. Most many times. Coles is simply superb, and one of our absolute favorites. The setting is comfortable and intimate but it’s the food you come for....More

1  Thank silverstreak1
Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

This was the first time that we dined at Coles. It was a last minute decision on a Friday evening which is usually a pretty difficult time to get a reservation on short notice at a popular restaurant in Lexington. The host informed us that...More

1  Thank Antonietta S
Reviewed 8 November 2017

My husband and I celebrated our birthdays at Coles. Every course from salad to dessert was delicious. The lobster bisque soup was creamy and savory. The scallops were superb. My husband and I split a warm brussel sprouts salad. Desserts were amazing. The atmosphere was...More

Thank Randi M
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

There isn’t anything “cheap” on the menu, ( you can ask for the bar menu), but everything is really good. Great date night place.

Thank Ron E
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Our first visit to Cole's with two other couples was pleasant. The decor and ambiance is excellent. Everyone's food was very good. The Beef Shoulder, Pork chop,and Herb Crusted Chicken were reportedly excellent. The Sword Fish Special was also very good. Service was very friendly...More

1  Thank ValGary2014
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Trish I
27 December 2017|
Response from Maribel H | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure, I do not think so
Patricia R
4 February 2017|
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Response from Leelex | Reviewed this property |
Yes, nice menu. The steaks are very good as are the hamburgers.
25 November 2016|
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Response from Leelex | Reviewed this property |
No valet but has a small parking lot and plenty of on street parking. Not a problem.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 32
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 735 E Main St, Lexington, KY 40502-1601
    (N. Ashland)
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: +1 859-266-9000
  • E-mail
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.
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