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Coles 735 Main

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735 E Main St, Lexington, KY 40502-1601 (N. Ashland)
+1 859-266-9000
16:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 16:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 23:00
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Lexington, Kentucky, United States
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was not bad but nothing really special. We had steak and salmon. The atmosphere is nice, service is good, prices too high for quality of food.

Thank Angela R
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a cute little neighborhood sort of place. I am sure it attracts many of the locals, as they can walk. We wanted to try it for Mother's Day special meal. They were not open on Sunday, so we went on a weeknight. It was still new at that time. Our food came out and looked wonderful. I do... More 

Thank thompson50blt
Florence, Kentucky
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Second visit with family and friends. It's now our go to for special occasion celebrations when visiting our kids in Lexington. It's expensive but has absolutely, delicious, innovative, and well-presented meals. Nice diversity to the menu,beef, fish, and chicken. Hard to narrow down a selection so our family and friends like to share. Hayden, our server, rocked the birthday dinner!

2 Thank Lisa D
Nicholasville, Kentucky
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

This restaurant is an exceptionally good value. The food is excellent, fit for the epicurean and well-presented - I highly recommend the Moroccan chicken! - and the service was attentive and personal without being intrusive. It is a little crowded, but the acoustics are far better than in many highly touted restaurants in Lexington, i.e. our party of four could... More 

2 Thank PappyVanWinkle
Alpharetta, Georgia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Picked this place for its high rating and the Moroccan dishes offered. Chose the spicy moroccan chicken and the vegetable tagine entrées. Asked to share both dishes, when brought to the table the presentation was beautiful and the food was delicious. Helpful and attentive staff assisted with the perfect wine pairing Lively atmosphere, will definitely be back next time we're... More 

1 Thank John H
Lexington, Kentucky
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

I have heard so much about this place that maybe I had my expectations set too high. It is very small and close. Which is ok but it got rather loud by the end of our meal. The service was very good. The waiter was friendly and knowledgeable about the menu offerings. Food was good. I had the Morrocan chicken.... More 

Thank steveinlex
Lexington, Kentucky, United States
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

A solid fine dining spot in Lexington. While the location has not been good to others, it seems to be a perfect fit for this restaurant. The steaks are as good as any place in town. The food is worth a stop.

Thank Steven V
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Coles will not disappoint, from the Hostess, the bussers the wait staff and the front of the house manager. All involved offer some of the best service that I have ever experienced. Accompany that with an extremely talented chef and an inviting menu and you have the setting for a wonderful evening. Coles wine and or bourbon list is extensive... More 

2 Thank Dan M
Silver Spring, Maryland
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199 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

I read a lot of nice reviews of this place so had some high expectations. We had planned to go later for dinner but found ourselves in the neck of the woods having just done a walk around The Arboretum and seeing how nuts the traffic was to get back to Georgetown would be so we thought what the heck,... More 

2 Thank smokeater55
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255 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Went here to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Seated quickly with a reservation. Staff were very helpful, courteous and quick. We had the brie to begin with that was delightful followed by the Moroccan chicken and prime steak. Both wonderful. The Moroccan chicken was described as spicy and that was correct with 2 pieces being too much food and too spicy... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$32
American, International, Vegetarian Friendly
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, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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
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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