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Carson's American Bistro - Ann Arbor
Carson's American Bistro - Ann Arbor

Carson's American Bistro - Ann Arbor Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.carsonsamericanbistro.com
  • Phone: (734) 622-0537
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 12:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Vegetarian, Seafood
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Carson's in Ann Arbor offers a great location for a private luncheons or dinners for up to 40. With flexible menu options and av rental equipment.
  • Private Party Contact: Jon Gould (888) 456-3463

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Plymouth Road
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Carson's American Bistro - Ann Arbor
Contemporary American Cuisine An eclectic American restaurant featuring a wide array of American favorites: Prime Rib, USDA Angus steaks, chicken, pork, fish, seafood and a variety of fresh salads. Indoor and outdoor fireplaces and patio seating available. click here for special events and promotions information http://www.carsonsamericanbistro.comContinued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Diner Reviews
  • "Had 7:30 reservation on a Friday evening. Seated within 5 min of arrival. Manager took drink orders and had to concock peach daiquiri, but excellent! from crabcakes to unbelievable cookie sundae, everything was fantastic. Only our third time here, but we love it!!!!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "I'm usually a big fan of Carson's, but I took my family to eat there during Art Fair weekend and our experience was pretty disappointing. The food was good (as it always is), but the entire place seemed completely overwhelmed by the crowd. We had a reservation for a larger group and it was clear that nobody thought about where to put us until we walked in the door. The wait staff was frazzled and less professional than usual. The kitchen was running out of things and as a result our first courses came out staggered... which is awkward. Our main courses took forever to come out. I'd think a big restaurant that's part of a group of multiple restaurants in Ann Arbor would have been better prepared."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "First time using tablet menus which was cool. You could see pictures of all the menu items. Waitress was very attentive but her perfume bothered my dining partner who has a chemical sensitivity. Restaurant within walking distance of hotel. Food was good not memorable. Crème brulé was the best part of the meal."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Enjoyed a birthday dinner for my brother. Service was excellent. Great oberon on tap (hard to find a good tap for oberon). Dinners were cooked perfect. I had salmon and small potatoes. Potatoes were cooked perfect crisp outside, tender in side. Veggies were al dente. Ribs were done great. Love the oven bread sticks."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "We both enjoyed fish for dinner, I had the swordfish with couscous which was delicious. My friend tried the perch. Wonderful wine list and IPA beer on tap."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "First time dining here, food was very good and great list of different food items, reasonable pricing, good service"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "We came here for my sister's graduation and moving celebration. We sat in a booth and we were very comfortable. We enjoyed our drinks and dinner and the waiter was very attentive to our needs. I will definitely come back to have more celebrations and date nights. Also, there is parking available, and in Ann Arbor this is a hot commodity!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Great dinner on a beautiful summer evening. Brussels sprouts were fabulous; crisp parts with excellent balsamic twist. Fish tacos were good. A very nice surprise: bottles of wines are 1/2 price on Saturdays. Wow!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "This was the first time that my Wife and I have dined at Carson's and we were very impressed with all aspects of this restaurant. The Food was incredible and more important to me was the fact that the staff was excellent. We will be back to further explore the great menu."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "The food was excellent, the service was great and it was comfortable to dine there."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "We hadn't come here since around the December holidays, and Father's Day was coming up, so I chose Carson's. Our visit reminded me of why we need to pick Carson's more often. Prices are moderate. Their crispy fried Brussels sprouts appetizer (and that is also a side dish) is reason enough for me to return soon - what a great dish! Excellent salads - the wedge salad is superb (that was my choice). Two of the four of us ordered fish. The portions are generous."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "In addition to having a generally wonderful menu for anyone to choose from, Carson's is without a doubt one of the very finest restaurants for Gluten fee eating. Excellent choices with a very well trained staff regarding gluten issues."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "The birthday special is great for getting your group a meal discount. The food was excellent and the service was awesome! The King of Roasts prime rib is so tender and flavorful."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Carson's is a staple in the area. If you are looking to eat out in A2, but not venture down town this is a great place. Service is always excellent, food is good and wine list is excellent. Burgers and prime rib sandwich are wonderful! Some of the food can be a bit bland, but over all the place is a solid place to get a meal that I have ate at many times. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "If you just want to have a good comfortable meal this is the place."
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "Atmosphere was very nice. The waitress was very good. The bread served though was tasteless, and the blue cheese coleslaw seemed dry and old. The crab cake appetizer was way to expensive and the Parmesan crusted sole and grilled vegetables had to much butter or olive oil. All the other entrees we had were were very good. (Ribs, Fettuccine Alfredo, salads and sides) I would still come back because I have had another experience that were good. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Make sure you get the brussels sprouts! It's like there's a party in your mouth and everyones invited!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Only 1 of 4 thought their dinner was good. Waiter did not help come up with a dessert the birthday person would like so we got cheesecake for others. Two people took a bit and pushed it away it was so bad. Waiter did not ask if we liked our dinner. I wasn't even sure who our waiter was we so him so infrequently. My "whitefish" dinner was 2 small squares of fish. Broccoli was not cooked. Wish we would have stuck with original plans to go to Real Seafood, but too late since you only get discount on your birthday."
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "The meals are very tasty, the servers are wonderful, but it can get pricey. (A 10 oz porterhouse is 19.95 and if you want roasted, seasonal veggies it is an additional a 5.95) There are other veg options, and other dishes come with veg. We have a wide variety of food wants from baked mac and cheese to low carb, and everyone in our party was satisfied. I'd rec round the tables for parties of 6-8 (if you can get them). I'm not a huge fan of the long booths b/c it is harder to talk to everyone in the gathering. They give money off if it is your birthday too. It is our special treat. "
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "Took a friend to Carson's. Ate outside on a lovely day. Tim, our waiter, was very friendly and helpful. I have been to Carson's many times, always good service and excellent food. I always have fish because I don't like to cook it myself and they do a wonderful job every time. I go there whenever I am in Ann Arbor,"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "It is all about the food! My entire family raved about their meals!"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "We had a group of 7 people and the service was outstanding and the everyone's food was very, very good. We had appetizers, wine and other drinks and the server was very attentive to make sure that the drinks were re-filled, water glasses were always full and anything we asked for, we received quickly. The food order came out promptly and all of the plates not only tasted good but looked good too! Would definitely recommend Carson's!"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "We have been to Carsons several times and they did not disappoint this time. Service was prompt, friendly and professional. The food was very good. The only item that was not outstanding was the prime rib. I ordered medium rare but instead was served an end cut that was medium to medium well. It was still pretty good but not what I ordered. We had brought in a cake to celebrate a birthday and the server handled this very graciously."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Enjoyed getting together with a couple we have not gone out with before. It was a great dinner, and we happened to be on a Saturday when they were offering bottles of wine half off. That was great also."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Nice menu selections, great wine selections. Overall a very positive experience. We were there for dinner before a play at UM."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Quality food, prepared well. Always consistent. Nice ambience."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "My wife and I really liked the service and food here. The filet mignon was an outstanding cut of meat. They always have cooked my fish perfectly and not overdone. They did not disappoint me with a beautiful piece of swordfish. We also had the Brussel sprouts made with some chopped pecans and garnished with some shaved parmesan as an appetizer, which were delicious. The bottled wines were half off on Saturday, so we took advantage. Yum."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "the server did not give good service at all. it took her long to bring our orders, we got wrong orders, the food, bread and coleslaw all came at the same time, the dessert for the birthday person didnt come until 5 minutes after the rest of ours came, the server never came to check to see whether we liked the food or desserts, we needed condiments and had to flag down a different server after trying to catch the attention of ours for a long time, our leftovers were left unpacked on the table for a long time and then hastily thrown into the to-go boxes. am definately not going back any time soon"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "The different seafood we ordered were delicious and well presented. The atmosphere was great. The server was knowlegeable and charming. Beats the parking downtown."
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "had an 8:30 reservation but got lost and bad weather, so didn't get there until 9:30. they sat us right away because they were very slow. service was great! TIM was very attentive and personable. had good suggestions. crabcakes were superb. corn chowder very good. prime rib closer to medium than med-rare, but good! baked potato was cool. another one brought and it was hot!! chicken schnitzel almost too buttery if you can imagine! will return!!!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Excellent value for $$$, great service, tasty entrees, good experience!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "The weather Thursday morning was atrocious. Carson's is right around the corner from us. It offered a welcome break from the grey and white that was later followed by wind and rain. We too often overlook the quality of Carson's to go farther afield to see what else Ann Arbor has to offer."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "We were recommended to come here by a friend. We enjoyed everything very much -- the food, the ambiance, the beer on tap. Just a really great place!"
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "Never even heard of this place before I came upon it on Yelp. Figured I would give it a shot. Took my girlfriend here to enjoy a valentines day dinner and it was great. Waitress was nice, and the food was delicious. The tablet menus were a cool bonus, very informative. Would definetly recommend."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My wife and I had a nice dinner. They had a special for couples but we went with some of our favorites off the menu and we were pleased. It was very busy this night but reservation was well managed. We will be back."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I were late to the reservations game and ended up taking a 5:15 at Carson's, even though we'd never been before. I was nervous that it wouldn't feel "nice," but we really enjoyed our experience. The restaurant's look is classy but not fancy. The food was delicious -- we ordered a VDay special that gave us bruschetta (lovely), salad, prime rib and crab cakes. The meat was fabulous and the sides were excellent. I particularly liked that their bread had caramelized onions in/on it. Yum! We had a dessert (grilled pound cake with nutella mousse) that gets an A for originality and a B for execution. I will definitely go back to Carson's some time soon."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The menu has a little something for everyone. Great, timely service and extremely good salmon. We had a very enjoyable time and really liked the tablet menus...made dinner selection easier to make and a great visual aid!"
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "I was very surprised to find the place crowded on a Monday night. Everything we tried was great! The white fish appetizers was sooo good, with some kind of avocado jalapeno sauce on it. I wish I could get the recipe for that. I had fish tacos for my meal and a cup of corn chowder , both really delicious. My husband got a burger made to order and he was very happy. We recently had a rehearsal dinner held there and everyone was thrilled with their meals . They have a little room that's off by itself for a private feel, perfect. My daughter had the grilled orange pound cake for dessert with nutella mousse! wow wow wow!"
    Dined on 2/10/2014
  • "The food was prompt and spectacular: tender & juicy chicken, creamy & flavorful mashed potatoes, and amazing caramelized onion bread! The place was pretty cool with dim lighting, antler chandeliers, and a fireplace when you first walk in. The service was not great. We saw the server only a handful of times as other workers greeted us, brought us the food, cleared the dishes. My dish came with the wrong sauce (lemon butter instead of honey mustard) and it took a while to even flag our server down to request the correct sauce, who then replaced with, drum roll please, the SAME SAUCE. Comical yet frustrating. I give a great overall rating because service isn't always a good indicator of a great restaurant. Can't wait to eat the leftovers!"
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "As expected our dinner was excellent. I look forward to eating there every time."
    Dined on 2/7/2014