Carson’s American Kitchen

4.2
179 reviews
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Carson's American Kitchen is a lively restaurant and gathering place offering satisfying American fare and spectacular views in Sunriver, Oregon. With a Pacific Northwest sensibility, Chef Travis Taylor's seasonally-driven menu is a whimsical, fun and delicious dining experience for everyone.
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EV
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

I would recommend dining here to someone ,BUT...I would tell that person or family "It is very pricey for what you get" Tasty but overpriced and the service is not too great. My server was nice enough ,but she was very INattentive. I dined solo and was there 2hrs. It took that long for just me to get service order my food and eat. I was sitting down for over 5min before I was asked about something to drink. Then it took another 5-10min before I got the glass of wine. and then service just got even slower from there on. I just kept thinking "I cant believe this is taking so loooong. Its just me!" A table of 15 people was seated after me in the private room and they left before I did! insane.

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JC
Portland
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Nice place for breakfast when visiting Sunriver. Food was good and service was quick. Beautiful view of the golf course and Mt. Bachelor.

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Z
San Francisco
83 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good local fare with a good choice on the menu for salads, fish, meat, etc.

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OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Excellent veggie burger and Fish tacos. Service was average.

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DG
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 4

great service but steak was really on par with a Safeway sirloin

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OT
Seattle
41 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had dinner on Christmas Eve and enjoyed wonderful food & excellent service! The view from our table was beyond any of our expectations!

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JB
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Only issue was when I was presented with a table that was not to our liking the host refused to accommodate our request for a table right next to us stating we had to stick to the seating plan as they needed to push two tables together for four top. Of course no four top was never seated and a party was gong to be seated next to us and asked to be moved and were accommodated.
The restaurant business is a fluid ever changing enviorment, if your management feels they are in “control” or cannot be flexible with something as simple as moving to another table to accommodate their patrons, then perhaps this is not the line of work for them. This inflexibility shaded the Christmas Eve dinner. Best of luck

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Fantastic food, made better by a wonderful wait staff!

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JB
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

We ate at Carson’s daily for breakfast and dinner for 3 days . Many options to choose from. Great food! Great service and a wonderful presence.

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AK
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Very nice, romantic spot and beautiful decor. However, food was a disappointment. Seafood was overcooked and they used canned tomatoes in my pasta dish. Unacceptable for such a great place.

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MH
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Had Thanksgiving dinner there. Pre fixed menu. Not a great value for the price. Selections were limited and unimaginative. Salad was blah, soup was good. Turkey was poorly presented and dry. Dessert was limited to one selection. No linens and nothing to make the event special. Was disappointed.

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Portland
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Brunch with the kids. Food was great, service a little slow as it was a busy morning. Overall we were pleased with our experience!

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j
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Steak was over-prepared but everything else was delightful. The cheese and charcuterie bird was amazing.

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SF
Portland
10 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the food and the beautiful view

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Palm Springs
55 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice restaurant with good food and staff. Very enjoyable. Thanks, Tom & Jason

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RO
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a 6:30 dinner reservation on a Friday evening. Great view of the pastures, airport ...sunset. gorgeous. Atmosphere is very tranquil. Dimmed lighting, etc. Good food with good variety for all taste buds. Highly recommend. We will probably make it a regular place when we are at Sunriver and want to make an evening special.

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n
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Carsons offers a reliable hi-quality meal at a reasonable price for the venue – that is, it is somewhat high, but it is the main lodge at the Sunriver Resort, after all. One of the best parts about dining at Carsons is the service. Every server is personable and professional. We are especially fond of Danielle, but there are lots of wonderful servers in this restaurant. A great place for gatherings of friends and families, especially at the holidays!

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LC
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed the whole experience. The only small issue was the fish tacos were a little dry. But other than that everything tasted great. Especially the duck nuggets.
Great service too...

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LG
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious sea bass and outstanding service! Special treatment for our anniversary.

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JM
Detroit
10 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, great food, reasonable price, great service

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CB
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything exceeded our expectations!
The wine, the trout, the veggies- and especially the service!

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GL
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took big group and all commented on how great each of their meals were. Will be back.

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PB
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We truly enjoyed the service. There is a beautiful atmosphere and the food was amazing. Even tho it was late, they still got us a table, which was a great gesture. Thank you.

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M
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

Clueless in the kitchen! No excuse for food this mediocre/poor.

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LR
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A local meal out. Terrific!🤗

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a
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

Bad service. Really disappointing. No way around it. Thought we were on an episode of "What would you do?" or something. We had a party of six and sat for nearly 20 minutes before anyone came to acknowledge us. After that... it got worse. Simple requests ("Can we get an extra plate?") weren't honored. We felt like we were in the way. The food was very good but I can't give anything more than one or two stars for a place that is poorly managed and doesn't understand basic principles of service.

Greet guests.

Take drink order.

Take food order.

Deliver food.

Check back.

None of it went smoothly.

Epic fail for a place that doesn't plain understand how good it could be. We had a spilled glass of water that nobody ever realized was spilled. We asked for a spare plate and had to go to kitchen ourselves to get it. We had to walk around the place, serving ourselves. Literally bad service... the bill was slow. We sat, and sat, and waited, hoping to see if the server would bring the bill.

Maybe it was a bad night. But I have too many options to give it another chance.

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LR
Portland
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 4

We came here expecting fine dining but found that the view was spectacular but the food was expensive and lackluster. We had the Thyime rubbed chicken which is basically an adult size chicken nugget - reconstituted chicken breaded. The watermelon salad had promise but was odd and not an appetizing presentation. A big disappointment. My mom and sister got the Carsonara pasta and enjoyed it. Overall it was very expensive for a mediocre meal. Hope they can improve the menu.

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Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was very prompt and friendly. The ambience with the view of the golf course, the patio and activities going on was incredible! Food was unique and extremely flavorful. Loved the new beef ribs dish they chef had just introduced.

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JO
Portland
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The food and drinks were excellent. Our server, Bethany, was just great. She went above and beyond to make sure our drinks were just the way we wanted them, and gave suggestions on the food. Had the beet salad, and a side salad, both of which were fantastic. Our main dishes were also wonderful. We will be back!

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SF
Portland
11 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the food and the beautiful view. So good to our children, treated with respect and care. Will definitely be back!

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was very good. The service was excellent.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very friendly and attentive service, food was prepared and presented well, prices fair for the quality of service/food.
Rustic upscale ambiance with beautiful views of the Cascade Mountains. Recommended.

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RC
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great birthday dinner with my wife. The server, Frank, was fantastic. The manager checked on us twice to make sure everything is all right. Got a complimentary dessert for my birthday. Had a great time as always.

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LM
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice experience. I will recommend to my friends!

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NB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Beautiful, green views, eclectic menu with interesting ingredients. The Strawberry Rhubarb mule was a little medicinal tasting. The grilled artichoke was over charred with a slightly too spicy dipping sauce. Side salads were basic. The trout was excellent. My son and I shared the Lava Butte Bowl and both had major stomach issues that night...Desserts were good, nothing special. The Marion berry dessert was like eating an entire jar of warm jam...kind of delicious, kind of too much all at the same time. Servers were very accommodating and attentive.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great family dining. Good options for kids.

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KJ
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service! Arriveda bit early for dinner but waitress and chef accommodated us nicey with ribeyes which was just what we wanted. Would recommend to all!

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RL
Portland
9 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I highly recommend the pulled pork benedict - it was absolutely delicious! The view was unbeatable! Sit outside if you can

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T
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've been here for dinner and brunch recently-both were amazing!

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S
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Appreciate the Gluten Free menu options as wife is Gluten intolerant. Bethany (waitress) was very good and very friendly.

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