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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 good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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16:00 - 22:00 Hours
American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
735 E Main St, Lexington, KY 40502-1601
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Coles was a stop on my husband's surprise birthday trip to Kentucky and it didn't disappoint. I made reservations a few months prior to our trip and I'm sure glad I did. We arrived and the place was packed (it was a Wednesday). The restaurant...More

4  Thank FarAway61812798336
Reviewed 2 October 2018

The food is excellent and carefully prepared, the kitchen and staff are very willing to work with food sensitivities, and the new vegetarian entree on the menu is delicious. Great service and a pleasing atmosphere top it all off. Perfect for couples, friends, small groups....More

3  Thank sh0wh0rse401
Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

Cozy seating. Enough noise to conceal a private conversation. Good for special occasion. Menu was great and easy to order from. Server was attentive. The food was delicious. Gluten free friendly and knowledgeable about gluten issues.

3  Thank mdboulier
Reviewed 24 September 2018

Wow. I cannot say enough good things about our Saturday evening dinner at Coles! We had made reservations a couple of weeks in advance for my parents' 40th wedding anniversary, and when the General Manager found out about the special occasion, he contacted me early...More

3  Thank Deborah P
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

Coles never disappoints! The food is delicious and the atmosphere is welcoming and cozy! I highly recommend starting with the duck fat fries! All of the salads are delicious and I ordered the beef shoulder tender which was outstanding!

2  Thank DPE10
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

I get dragged here by well-meaning people when I come to visit and have never finished a salty, expensive steak. It's insanely popular, but I grin and bear it. It's one reason I'm beginning to hate "popular " restaurants in general. One person at my...More

Thank Natchez6
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

We held a large (35 people) dinner here. While they do not have a private room, they gave us tables that basically made it a closed dinner. The service was superb and very personable. The food was outstanding—I had the strip steak (normally get a...More

2  Thank T826MSrobertd
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

This place never disappoints!! Very consistent! 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! I had the NYStrip, which is by far the best in...More

3  Thank lngi224
Reviewed 22 August 2018

The food was amazing. Love the atmosphere. New York strip steaks were huge. I had the filet. Cooked perfectly, large and delicious. I was disappointed that they had removed scallops from the menu, because they were to die for, but the filet made a nice...More

2  Thank BrendaRec
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Tried several restaurants during Lexington's "Restaurant Week" and Coles was a star! The entre was swordfish - cooked perfectly (not easy for swordfish) and the sauce was amazing. Service was very good.

1  Thank lexfrank
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Trish I
26 December 2017|
Response from Maribel H | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure, I do not think so
3 February 2017|
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Response from Steven V | Reviewed this property |
No, they did not have a tasting menu when I last dined there.
24 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
US$10 - US$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, Business meetings, 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
  • 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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