Had an excellent burger here last night. And I know burgers.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Carsons --Great food/great ambiance
We had a wonderful meal at Carsons. The tables were nicely spaces, unlike some downtown restaurants. We could actually talk!! The food was also great! It's difficult to get a good selection of fresh fish and the selection here was yummy!!!
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Friendly hostess -- for a change!
Pleasantly surprised by the friendly hostess! The greeters are usually rather grumpy. The food was very tasty, but we were disappointed that some items have been removed from the menu: mussels appetizer and green beans as a side -- our daughter's two favorites... Still, a pleasant dining experience.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
I was a little disappointed
I was a little disappointed that my favorite salad was no longer on the menu (mixed greens with beef tenderloins) but the salad with chicken was a good substitute.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
different & Unusual
food was different not your usual type of fare served by other restaurants. unusual flavors blended together well.
5/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Evening couldn't have been better!
Carson's is one of our "go-to" restaurants when we visit our son at the U of M. The menu has sufficient diversity for any group and includes some real gems...the Lemon Sole is excellent (the appetizer portion is sufficient for dinner if you add a cup of the corn chowder). The prime rib, whitefish & short ribs also received high marks. The waitstaff is always attentive and knowledgeable. FYI...the layout of this restaurant is very accessible. Parking is easy, the doorway is large and the aisles are sufficiently wide for those with mobility constraints.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had good service and good
We had good service and good food. Had mothers day meal here.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Mother's Day Lunch was fantastic!
My brother & I took my Mom and Dad out to lunch at Carson's for Mother's Day and we were very happy with our dining experience! Plus, each one of us have completely different preferences and we all were able to order what we wanted. I ordered the salmon, my Mom ordered pecan encrusted chicken, my Dad ordered prime rib and my brother is vegetarian, so he ordered a pasta dish. We all enjoyed our meals and the service was excellent. The wine menu was great, too. I would definitely return to Carson's again. We also enjoyed using the electronic tablets to review the menu!
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great scratch kitchen
Not only is the food awesome, but Carson's has the ability to make your meal the way you want it. The service is excellent, the atmosphere is great, I would go back there any day for a variety of occasions.
5/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Second time around
this was my second dining experience at Carson's and again it was a pleasant experience for my group.
5/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice atmosphere with good food. Liked the ipad menus!
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
We celebrated a birthday and Father's Day together with family this past Sunday evening. After we requested to be reseated at a table - not a booth - that was large enough to accommodate our group of 7, the ordering, eating and service were very good. The experience was memorable and for all the right reasons.
6/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Birthday dinner for my wife
Birthday dinner for my wife and Father's Day celebration all in one. Carsons was a great choice as usual. We started with the Bistro Chips. We've eaten at Carsons many times but never had these chips. Awesome!! Then we each chose a fish entre. My wife had the salmon and I had the sautéed whitefish. Both were prepared to perfection. Then came the birthday desert. My wife picked the carrot cake. All we can say is WOW. What a great evening.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
I generally like Carson's American Bistro and overall this visit was good too. However, I thought the service was not as good as previous visits. The server was abrupt and seemed like she would prefer to be doing something else. The food was fine.
7/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Comfortable for Meeting
I requested a quiet location for a business meeting. You met my full needs! Thank you for your great service!
7/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Return visit did not disappoint
My husband & I tried Carson's last winter and were favorably impressed. Upon learning it is part of Main Street Ventures, we returned with another couple to celebrate a birthday. The calamari is served with a tangy chili sauce and the portion was good for sharing with the 4 of us. The crab cake was full of crab, not filers, and melted in our mouths. Small errors in my 'special order' were quickly and cheerfully corrected. We all had various fish dishes and they were all fresh and delicious. The carrot cake was enough to share with all. MSV discounts the entire bill (not alcohol) for birthdays, not just the least expensive item. An excellent value - will definitely be returning again!
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good food at fair prices!
The Baja sole entree was exceptional. As was the rib steak. Glenna was an excellent waitress.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Mid week get together
Food didn't meet expectations
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
The cucumber infused Mohito was great. Really neat menu's delivered on a I-Pad-like tablet, except the power died on 3 out of 4 while we were making our decision what to eat. Food was fresh and delicious.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lunch with Friends
This was the perfect spot for getting together with a group of old work friends. Very comfortable booth for six afforded privacy, yet not isolation. Food choices were excellent, as was the food itself. The staff was very friendly, efficient, and attractive.
Great Experience...will definitely return!
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Carson's has one of the best Gluten Free menus around. Never had a bad meal there gluten or otherwise.
8/10/2013 5:00:00 PM
Took my girlfriend for a late evening dinner and stumbled upon Carson's and the food there is amazing! Had the blackened tilapia and it was perfectly seasoned. They give you menus in tablet form and allow you to select your meal from there and the menu also gives you a selection of wine pairing. Highly satisfied with this restaurant.
9/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
tables packed too closely
Food and service were quite good. Only issue was our table being too close to the next one - I was jostled several times by someone shifting in her seat. Finally we moved our table out of harm's way.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
nice spot for dinner
Reasonable prices, comprehensive menu, smiling servers made for a nice evening.
9/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Friendly atmosphere, good
Friendly atmosphere, good food at a good price. Enjoyable for dinner with friends or for a special occasion .
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice Evening with Friends
We requested and were seated in a booth. The corn chowder was super! So was the prime rib. There was a large party nearby but the noise level was still low. A very nice dinner!
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Carson's has excellent food and atmosphere. The servers are extremely knowledgeable about the food and wine. Everything tasted fresh. They have an extensive menu. There were no children in our group, but there were children in the restaurant.
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Not downtown, and better for it
Carson's on Plymouth Road is a good choice for football weekends in Ann Arbor. The menu is varied and interesting, the service pleasant and the ambiance casual. You can get pretty much anything you want here, and it's not as crowded as the joints on Main Street after a football game. Ribs are always good here; as are most other items.
10/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
The restaurant was nice. Food was good. It did remind me of other places that I have been. Was hoping to be more "special".
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food at a fair price
Pleasant ambiance, well prepared food, experienced and friendly staff made for a lovely evening.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful place to meet with friends for dinner. They are always very accommodating and food is always good.
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great gluten free menu
All the food was really good and Carson's has one of the best gluten free menus in the area.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
We showed up for lunch and decided to have dinner appetizers and dessert. It was obviously an expensive lunch. However, everything we had was great and we had a great time. They have very unique menus... Tablets with photos for every meal. You just tap on what you want and you instantly have a photo and more information about it. Nice touch.
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Has become one of our favorites....
We came upon Carson's American Bistro a couple of years ago, as we moved back to the Ann Arbor area. It replaced another restaurant (Cooker), and Carson's is one of the Main Street Venture restaurants. Our server this evening (Ramya V.) was fantastic. The menus are on electronic tablets, so price, description, and a picture are available for each item. The prices really aren't that steep (my blackened tilapia was only 17.00, which I thought a bargain, given the portion size). We all had dessert. The restaurant is just a few minutes from our home - there is plenty of parking - a great feature, since parking downtown is always a challenge.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Carson's was a great choice
Carson's was a great choice for a couple of pescatarians, we loved the salmon and telapia. In addition to the food the service was prompt, courteous and attentive while giving me and my date plenty of space to talk and enjoy the meal. We liked the tablet menus and look forward to some of the other meals that we were able to look at. We enjoyed our time at Carson's
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Special appreciate to...
... our waitress who heeded my request to move things along so we could get to a concert on time (we did) even though we all wanted to talk and talk and talk. Good food and drinks, and all was as we hoped. Plus I got my birthday meal free. :)
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had excellent burgers, all three of us. Service was very good too.
12/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
We didn't realize that this restaurant was even there but decided to try due to it's great location for accessing 23. We enjoyed everything about it, from the flavorful, delicious food to the service and atmosphere. We went with friends who all stated their enjoyment as well. Will definitely recommend as well as return for another visit.
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Carson's - Ann Arbor MI
We are always pleasantly surprised by our dining experience Carson's. The food quality is definitely above-average and the waitstaff is well trained. This time I tried the Blackened Tilapia with mango/avocado salsa and it was excellent!
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent gluten free choices
The food is always good, with a great menu that includes some wonderful gluten free choices. A very nice selection of wines and beers as well. The service is always top notch as well. Absolutely one of our favorite restaurants. Recommend it highly, especially for anyone with gluten issues.
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM