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Review of Coles 735 Main

Coles 735 Main
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Ranked #5 of 997 Restaurants in Lexington
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$32
Cuisines: Japanese, Mediterranean
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Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: N. Ashland
Description: 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.
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
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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 and helpful. The wait time for the entrees was exceptionally long. The manager came to the table to apologize for the long wait. Strangely, the chef could be seen standing repeatedly at the hostess station helping with seating. He should have been either in the kitchen working on our meals or at our table explaining the long wait.

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1  Thank ValGary2014
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Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Dined here with two other couples. Entrees took 90 minutes to arrive but the meals were superb. The Beef Shoulder was outstanding, with good seasoning, nicely cooked vegetables, and a wonderful little sauce. The Herb Crusted Chicken with pasta was equally good and a very generous serving. Our Manhattans could have been a touch colder (pre-chill the glasses?) but still were good. Service was excellent, attentive and friendly. The manager checked on us several times and--without being asked--gave us an update on the slow entree service. All in all, a very good experience in a restaurant that seems to take a personal interest in each patron. We'll be back!

Thank SkipWV
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Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Went with friends, splurged on a shot of Pappy’s - sooo smooth! Yes, it should be for what it cost, but once in a great while it is a fun thing to do! Two in our party are gluten free folks and they apparently did a great job with selections. Had The ratatouille and it was very well done!! The service & food are superb!! Parking is tough but dont let that deter you!!

1  Thank ttmayes
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Reviewed 1 October 2017

We were in Lexington for one night, and I happened upon this restaurant via the Eater website. Our dinner was outstanding. From the perfectly cooked steaks to the delicious side to the best eggplant I've had in a restaurant, the meal was one of the best our group of four have had. The restaurant even let us take our dessert to go so we could finish our meal at home. Highly recommend!

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1  Thank Claire M
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