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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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“beef shoulder” (16 reviews)
“scallops” (20 reviews)
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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 2 weeks ago 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!

1  Thank DPE10
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago 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 Robert D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 Nicole G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 August 2018

After a bad experience here years ago I had avoided Coles until my wife chose it for our last night of Restaurant Week. Wonderful offerings ( beef shoulder and swordfish) and fantastic service. They really put their best foot forward, no small portions or halfway...More

2  Thank Mark P
Reviewed 29 July 2018

We spend many summer months here in Lexington and have been to many restaurants. This is the one that we love to come to and have dubbed it our MOST FAVORITE in Lexington. It is consistently great from the service, to the ambience, and mostly...More

2  Thank Laurie S
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

I met a dear friend for an after-work drink on a cross-country visit to our old hometown. This is her favorite restaurant, so I was all in. A perfect glass of Cabernet was suggested, and ordered, with a highly-recommended starter of a flash-fried avocado stuffed...More

3  Thank Sunshine806777
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

A party of 4 dined at Coles during Lexington restaurant week. We had an early reservation. The salads were excellent. The lobster bisque was the worst I've ever had. Then there was a 45 minute wait for our entrees. The beef shoulder was excellent. The...More

Thank Catfan02
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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
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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