Carson’s American Kitchen

4.2
186 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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JB
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mother’s Day Brunch was great! Brunch included a family portrait and a rose. ❤️❤️

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RK
Portland
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service, wine and food selection, taste and amount of food was all very good along with price!

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s
Portland
11 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Meal & service was great, unfortunately had a father/daughter/step-mom seated behind us that got into a heated argument including foul language, kinda put a damper on the dining experience. Not restaurant's fault. We almost moved, but that would have been very conspicuous, due to the lack of patrons in the restaurant.
We'll be back to try again.

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BK
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Food was ok, neither meal particularly notable, outstanding service though. Got seated by back door which was quiet but several folks went in and out and very slow closing door let in very cold air which took a few minutes to dissipate. Suggest either keeping that door locked in cold weather or not seating customers in that location.

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RS
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had breakfast. It was great and appreciate that they have GF options including GF BREAD!! YAY

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ME
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Loved our server🥰
Loved the setting ❤️
Loved the presentation of the food 🍽
More than we are used to spending 💸
Delicious burger, fries, and coleslaw 🍔🍟🥙

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MD
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 1ambience 4

For Breakfast we ordered hash browns. They were so spicy that they burned our mouths. You could see pools of hot pepper oil on our plates. When we complained to Brittney, she brushed it off, saying that sometimes the potatoes were underspiced and sometimes overspiced. She did not offer to bring us something else. We like this restaurant, but will never eat breakfast there again.

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EV
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
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
89 reviews
Dined on January 3, 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 2, 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 1, 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 24, 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 24, 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 21, 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 24, 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 23, 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
11 reviews
Dined on November 22, 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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OT
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 12, 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
13 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the food and the beautiful view

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OT
Palm Springs
59 reviews
Dined on November 9, 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 19, 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 17, 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 6, 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 11, 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 11, 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 8, 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 18, 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 12, 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 5, 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 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A local meal out. Terrific!🤗

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a
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 1, 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 30, 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 28, 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 21, 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
13 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 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was very good. The service was excellent.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 15, 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 13, 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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