Carson's Food & Drink

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1170 reviews
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Carson's Food & Drink features new and exciting chef-driven recipes and cocktails that combine rustic refinement with classic Kentucky elegance in a casual, yet comfortable atmosphere. We can't wait to welcome you!
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JW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous experience, very friendly accommodating and attentive service. Food was amazing.

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Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jonathan was fantastic (I believe that was his name)! The food was also excellent and overall fantastic experience!

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Houston
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Jacqueline was a fantastic server. Very attentive and professional. Meals were spaced perfectly and the restaurant recognized the occasion with champagne! Kyle was great helping the staff and getting to know us as customers especially since it was my first time. I am not only highly recommending, it will be one of our go to restaurants when I visit Kentucky! By the way, they had a bourbon that I wanted to try that was just released. Although it wasn’t on the list, Jacqueline made the extra effort to write it done and find it for me! You can’t help but love this place!

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VM
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Carson’s. The food is fantastic and all the servers obviously love their job!! A wonderful place to take out of town guests which we do often.

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Nashville
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great and service was over the top

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Indiana
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Good not great brunch, service could have been a lot more attentive, was slow to bring cocktails, and didn’t check in much. Appreciative the mimosas had only a trace of OJ, as it should be!

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BH
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful staff & wonderful food. Never disappoints.

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RS
Louisville
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Eclectic vibe without being fussy. Great drinks, great food and great service. We will definitely be back!

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Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Carson’s is an outstanding combination of great food, good service and excellent drinks.

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TL
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is becoming our go to date night location. Fantastic! Consistent.

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Louisville
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The only suggestion put at table for 4 instead of booth.
Remarked you need to ask for booth
Well think would rather have 2 at small booth instead of table 4
Just saying

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JM
Naples
12 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

Had been considering dining at Carson's for a while. Mixed experience. The service was excellent (Mathew) and the food was good. But...
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The parking lot was full, but they had Valet Service! - Or not- although the sign was out no one was manning the stand, so no Valet and no room in the parking lot. There was a sign about additional parking, but I missed it until after I had parked (meter-glad we had change). Not that big a deal , but inconvenient on a cold day.

Ordered a Black Manhattan up. The drink itself was ok. However, it was not very well chilled, nor was the glass full. While I can appreciate that it is easier to delivery a glass that is less than full, most restaurants would either pour the drink at the table from the cocktail chiller (and perhaps even leave the chiller so the customer can get the "last drop") or deliver a full glass.

Also, I ordered a Caesar Salad with the steak medium rare. The salad arrived with chicken rather than steak; however, this was quickly remedied when mentioned to the staff. Satisfactory solution from my perspective, but just another minor hassle. I should mention the steak was grilled to perfection and the chicken was tasty (unlike at some restaurants where it tastes like pressed chicken parts/part sawdust).

The salad itself was served with the full stalk rather than chopped. Presentation was great; however, more difficult to eat and all of the dressing was on the lower half of the stalk making getting a consistent taste difficult as well. Perhaps just a personal choice, but a "non-chopped" Caesar just doesn't work for me. Perhaps if it would be billed as "Romaine/Lettuce stalk with Caesar Dressing," then expectations could have been better managed.

My wife had the So-Cal (?) Burger which she indicated was excellent.

Many interesting items on the menu, but only one soup (a spicy Southwestern Chicken). Would have expected more options, particularly in the winter.

So - mixed experience.

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GD
Louisville
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The four of us were really pleased with our meal and drinks. The food was hot and served within the expected time limits. We will go back again.

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LL
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Server was very friendly, food was awesome! We will be back

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KB
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food in a neat setting. The service was great and very helpful.

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TB
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

After many visits to Carsons, I thought this visit had some slippage. The pesto chicken sandwich was a bit greasy and only warm. The burger with pork belly was also not really warm. Even though it has nothing to do with food, their parking lot is horrible and needs to be fixed! The potholes are huge. I trust things will be better on my next visit.

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Naples
29 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great brunch with Friends.
Good food with large selection. Huge portions.
Acoustics are such that with the band on terrace, it was very hard to hear across the booth.

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JC
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

LOVE Carson's, the service is amazing! Our waiter could NOT have been any better, attentive without being a distraction. The drink menu is always interesting, the brie is amazing and the encores unique and tastefully done. One of these days we may actually make it to the dessert round!

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BW
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great meal at Carson's. They have never disappointed us. Tried the baked brie this time for an appetizer....delicious!

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LL
Cincinnati
25 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food!! Brian, our server was outstanding & very hospitable!! His recommendations were delicious!! Thanks Brian!!

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s
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time in. My husband and I loved everything about it. Great food, prices and ambience. Definitely will be back often.

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JB
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect as always. A favorite in our family! Will definitely visit again.

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

Great time! Waiter was amazing and the old bourbon room setting is fantastic

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H
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous service, food, and atomsphere. The manager checked on us, he was fantastic and it was an excellent meal. Have dined there before, and will continue to do so

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Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful New Year Brunch! As always phenomenal staff and menu. Food quality is top notch, as well as the Bloody Mary!

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JP
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food. Our server Shelby was outstanding. She knew the menu in and out. She was also well versed on wine pairings. We went there for New Year's, and it was pricey but definitely worth it. Quality of food was outstanding!! Will definitely return on another special occasion!!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Didn’t like the menu. Overpriced. Parking lot was a muddy mess.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place! The setting is just beautiful and the food is always amazing!

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JM
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food here is FANTASTIC!!!! I highly recommend it!

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MM
Louisville
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome!! Celebrated anni-birthday and was the most amazing experience.

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Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hands down the best brunch spot in Lexington!

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E
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Iris was exceptional! The food as always is amazing.

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SS
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brunch is awesome!

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1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Carson’s. Every time my family comes from out of state, it’s the restaurant I want them to experience. It never fails. We all love it.....the food, the place, the ambience!!

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ED
Louisville
19 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Enjoyed going to Carsons as always.This restaurant does not disappoint.

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1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Christmas meal with out of town family. Loved the food. Noise level was a little loud.

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b
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience

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K
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food is great, the waiters are phenomenal, the experience is lively and enjoyable, but the host/hostesses are in desperate need of training on “how to make people feel like they are wanted in the restaurant “!!!!! EVERY SINGLE TIME I have been there I am met with a blank stare-like how dare I come to their restaurant-never a “how are you, welcome to Carson’s”. I am led to a table, never with a smile, like it was absolutely killing them to walk the few steps. It puts a damper on things from the minute you walk in. Please fix this!

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s
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super experience— staff were excellent and anticipated our every need. Food was fantastic — highly recommend the crab Benedict and the steak sandwich.. Truffle fries are a must.

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Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful! Carson’s is my favorite place to dine in Lexington! Never had a bad experience or dish. Top notch spot!

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