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Coles 735 Main

4.8
4.8
3030 Reviews
$31 to $50
Unspecified
At Coles, we’re dedicated to bringing the art of dining to every experience. Think local meats cured in-house. Crisp vegetables fresh off the vine, pickled onsite. Breads baked fresh each day. The best seasonal ingredients available, sourced from local farms and trusted purveyors. And our menus go beyond the plate, with handcrafted cocktails featuring unique, house-made ingredients, hundreds of bourbons available for tasting, and an award-winning carefully curated wine program. We believe in honoring history and chose to set our restaurant in a restored historic landmark in downtown Lexington.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 33 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Unspecified

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (859) 266-9000

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Cole Arimes

  • Catering

    Full-scale catering menu options are available. Contact events@eppingsoneastside.com to plan your next event.

  • Private party facilities

    With the opening of the Epping's on Eastside restaurant just down the street from Coles 735 Main, guests can experience the inspired elegance of the Coles menu in a stunning private dining experience. All Coles 735 Main private events are held in the beautiful Epping's on Eastside building (264 Walton Avenue) in one of multiple private room options. We can accommodate a wide range of events, from intimate family gatherings to elegant group dinners and corporate cocktail parties, and our private events team can assist with finding perfect pricing structure and menu for your event. The private dining rooms offer onsite AV/technology, and our dedicated event specialist is available to assist with each private booking's unique needs. For more information, contact events@eppingsoneastside.com.

  • Neighbourhood

    Lexington

  • Cross Street

    N. Ashland

  • Parking Details

    If private lot is full, additional parking is available at the Fayette County School Board Building.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 3,030 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Lexington

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • Lexington

    Notable Wine List

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    lizzie

    Louisville

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great meal and excellent service for
  2. SS

    SusanS

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious upscale food, extensive drink menu and wine list, excellent service- friendly, thoughtful teamwork, but leaving us plenty of space to enjoy our meal.
  3. SS

    StevenS

    Louisville

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Outstanding food and service. We would highly recommend.
  4. E

    Erin

    Miami - Dade

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    We go to Cole’s a few times a year. This was our worst experience so far. Unfortunately they were out of the vegan entree and we asked for a vegan optional dish as replacement as 2 of 4 in the party are vegan. Pasta dishes covered in cheese came out. The drinks were also subpar this time. They did comp an appetizer to apologize. We’ll try them again but if another bad experience, we’ll move on.
  5. M

    Michaelv

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday! Well done
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    One of, if not the best steaks in town. The grits are also to die for.
  7. DD

    DeDeH

    Orlando

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    I have loved every experience prior and tonight many of our dishes were sub-par. And when not much was eaten it was not even recognized. Bummed!
  8. MB

    MikeB

    Chicago

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice place very near but not in downtown. Chill vibe, nice dishes but It too fancy. Good drinks. Food was creative abs well prepared. Service was average+, which is ok by me. Reservations a must - we watched several parties (even 2’s) turned away on a Friday night. Good couples place, I think, but many parties of 4 and 6 as well.
  9. SP

    ScottP

    Las Vegas

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    the food was well below our usual experience.
  10. LC

    LarryC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our server was Yolanda (I think). She was outstanding, very personable and attentive. She's a credit to the Cole's staff. We made a reservation for 5 but on the day of our reservation, picked up a 6th guest. We called Cole's and the receptionist couldn't have been nicer and more accommodating with our last second change. We were very appreciative of that. Our table of 6 was right in front of the fireplace and it was brutally cold that night. The fireplace was great, not too hot, but for some seats there was a blast of cold air every time the front door opened. Not sure what the fix might be. Of course the problem was exacerbated by the unusually cold night. Didn't throw a wet blanket on the evening. Everyone raved about their dinner. The fried avocado appetizer was a huge hit. Two of our guests were from out of town and they loved Cole's.
  11. DG

    DeenaG

    Atlanta

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice atmosphere, food is excellent
  12. MA

    MareaA

    Louisville

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The special, beef bourguignon, was amazing. The service (shout out to Ricky) was perfect -- he made it fun and gave great recommendations. Cole's is certainly one of the best (if not #1) restaurants in Lexington. It was busy on a Thursday evening, but everything was flawless.
  13. PC

    PeteC

    New England

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We always go to Coles once each quarter when we visit my wife’s older sister in Lexington. The food and service is always excellent. We were a little disappointed last night as the chicken my wife’s sister order was a little overcooked, leaving it a little chewy.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Good was outstanding. Service very very slow Definitely would recommend and go back
  15. JG

    JoeG

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Paige was great!! We had a table right beside the door to the patio seating so it was a little chilly at times.
  16. JC

    JasonC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very nice, great chef and awesome service. Without a doubt I’ll be back.
  17. RC

    RebekahC

    Louisville

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    Atmosphere was stuffy, extremely long wait for entrees, food was average. Went for a birthday and didn’t receive any special treatment. Overall wouldn’t recommend.
  18. f

    fraley

    Cincinnati

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and wonderful food. Atmosphere is very good.
  19. RK

    RodK

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food was outstanding. Great experience!
  20. s

    shawnc

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    excellent service and friendly servers and patrons. i'll come back
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience2
    it Was so loud on the gazebo we were yelling at each other to hear it was very disappointing not an enjoyable evening at all. Most of my friends and I think that calls is the best restaurant in Lexington but this experience made me think otherwise and I have to say my food was not that good I didn’t even eat it I brought it home because it just wasn’t very good and what other people at my table they didn’t eat their dinner either cause it wasn’t very good
  22. GB

    GuyB

    Charleston

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Loved meeting Chris McCarron and seeing former Miss Kentucky and the beautiful Breeders Cup trophy. The food was fabulous as usual. Had the Halibut special and the Keeneland Breeze drink served in a beautiful souvenir glass!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cole's is consistently excellent!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Small intimate dining. Food was average but nice presentation. Service was excellent. It seemed like a great place for a special occasion.
  25. JJ

    JackieJ

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Dinner with friends was a great time! Great food and atmosphere just a little long in getting our entrées. Recommend this restaurant.
  26. R

    Rocky

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Thank you - for having a few vegetarian options.
  27. b

    blunc83

    Charlotte

    56 reviews

    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Coles is always delicious and service is consistently impeccable! I love that the food is inventive without being weird. Always my first choice for a nice dinner out!
  28. MB

    MB22

    Louisville

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful black grouper fish special! The wine our waiter suggested, Madison du MIDI Chateauneuf du Pape was excellent!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary dinner… outstanding food, outstanding service, outstanding ambience… Amazing, as always!
  30. L

    Lulu

    Tucson

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    We were late so we got a cold table by the door which we deserved.
  31. MA

    MareaA

    Louisville

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    We love Coles, but knew going during the Keeneland fall meet was probably going to be a bit more challenging, so packed our patience and booked it for a birthday dinner. As always, the food was excellent., though the kitchen was a little slow and one of our orders came out later than the rest (and I finally had to ask about it). Jon, our server, did a good job, but was stretched thin. Not his fault at all on a busy night. Great effort in challenging times. Hats off to the staff for continuing to strive for great food and service. If you're local, I do recommend going earlier in the week or booking well in advance.
  32. a

    angansel3

    Louisville

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The noise level was so high that the evening was ruined. There was a long wait for our food too which made sitting without being able to enjoy any conversation a very long wait.
  33. DF

    DudleyFan

    Louisville

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Appetizers good, rest of the meal fair Service attentive.
  34. TO

    TOandPP

    Indiana

    404 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    404 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love coming back to Coles every October! Food is always delicious and service is great! This year our server was Taylor and he was the best ever! So knowledgeable and friendly! We hope he’s still at Coles next year!
  35. JT

    JofTrade

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing and the service was excellent. We had a little order mixup and the staff could not have been more gracious. The ambience is elegant and perfect for a date night without the kids, a catchup with old friends, or to take parents/relatives who have not visited town and would like a "wow" meal. Truly it was a wonderful experience and I can't wait to go back.
  36. PC

    PaulC

    Charleston

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to take friends. Kyle our server was great.
  37. JJ

    JohnJ

    Raleigh

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service ! Amazing apps and cool atmosphere
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great food. Seating and table was a little tight and small to accommodate plates. Everything else was good
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Family Birthday
  40. TW

    TracyW

    Austin

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Met up with some friends after Keeneland for dinner. One of our best experiences at Cole’s yet! Sat in the bar area and John took great care of us. We will always put Cole’s on the list when we are in town. Great food, drinks, and hospitality.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Coles 735 Main offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (859) 266-9000.

Coles 735 Main is rated 4.8 stars by 3030 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 33 times today
Google Map for Coles 735 Main

735 E Main St, Lexington, KY 40502

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    N. Ashland

  • Neighbourhood

    Lexington

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Unspecified

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    If private lot is full, additional parking is available at the Fayette County School Board Building.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Cole Arimes

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (859) 266-9000

  • Catering

    Full-scale catering menu options are available. Contact events@eppingsoneastside.com to plan your next event.

  • Private party facilities

    With the opening of the Epping's on Eastside restaurant just down the street from Coles 735 Main, guests can experience the inspired elegance of the Coles menu in a stunning private dining experience. All Coles 735 Main private events are held in the beautiful Epping's on Eastside building (264 Walton Avenue) in one of multiple private room options. We can accommodate a wide range of events, from intimate family gatherings to elegant group dinners and corporate cocktail parties, and our private events team can assist with finding perfect pricing structure and menu for your event. The private dining rooms offer onsite AV/technology, and our dedicated event specialist is available to assist with each private booking's unique needs. For more information, contact events@eppingsoneastside.com.

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