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Coles 735 Main

735 E Main St, Lexington, KY 40502-1601
+1 859-266-9000
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
735 E Main St, Lexington, KY 40502-1601
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Reviewed 4 days ago

They have a great bar with separate menu or you can enjoy food from the dinner menu there. The fireplace is great in the winter for gathering with friends. They have wonderful and innovative food but the best steak I have ever eaten! Plus the...More

Thank Tarla D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had dinner here with a party of 5 on a Wednesday night. We made reservations for 6:30 and when we arrived I thought well we probably didn't need the reservations because it wasn't very crowded. That quickly changed and by the time we were done...More

Thank Libby W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had no reservations but tried Cole's on the recommendation of Shaun with Unique Horse Farm tours. We were welcomed into this beautiful old building and treated very well. We were offered cashmere blankets in case we got cold because we were seated next to...More

1  Thank bartsbuds
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have to start by congratulating the restaurant on their food. All of it was delicious! We started with the baked brie, then had the Ratatouille, Filet Mignon, and Chicken and Andouille Pappardelle. Sadly, none of the choices were chosen with any help from our...More

Thank ChattaNelly
Reviewed 25 March 2017

We celebrated my birthday at Cole's. It couldn't have been more lovely. We were seated immediately at a quiet, private table (as per my request) by a window. Our server Tammy was excellent--friendly, professional, and knowledgeable. She advised us expertly on food and beverages. Our...More

3  Thank neroseepa
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Recently at Coles and everything was wonderful. Our server was well informed and attentive without being annoying. Only complaint was the Brussel sprouts as they were soggy and not very tasty. The Bananas Foster dessert was to die for. Definitely one of the top places...More

2  Thank abbygail83
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Full service menu at the bar. First come so lucky to get a set where there may be only 10 seats total in addition to a couple tables. Attractive surroundings and nice spirits selection, especially bourbons. Terrific bartenders and I had a perfect Manhattan to...More

2  Thank girardot
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Saw coles on my way back to the apartment, thought it looked interesting stopped. Parking is limited and parked in the Board of Education lot. My date and I were dressed casual, when we entered we were surprised by the decor and tables with white...More

3  Thank Donald M
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Coles in Lexington is a real find. Superb kitchen, well trained and gracious serving staff, broad menu, extensive wine list, and quiet. Coles is our special occasion restaurant of choice in Lexington. Our preferences run to vegetarian, and we like both he chick pea tagine...More

1  Thank DC-3Nut
Reviewed 9 February 2017

Last visited Coles in 2015 and found it to be excellent. This return was no exception! Service was once again outstanding and food exceptional! I tried a special... it was Mutton Snapper. I never had this fish before but it was excellent! Also they have...More

1  Thank Jim M
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Patricia R
Do they have a tasting menu?
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.
Is valet parking available ?
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.
Jerry W
Is there a dress code?
27 May 2015|
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Response from Coles735Main | Property representative |
There is not a dress code. Guest in the dinning room tend to dress up but you will find people in ties and dresses along with people in jeans as well. The bar and gazebo dress code is come as you feel comfortable! We hope to... More
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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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
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.