Carson's Food & Drink

4.7
icon/ic_reviewCreated with Sketch.
1599 Reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
American
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!
Sort by
Filters
h
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came to Lexington from NY to see football game. Carson’s was beyond our expectations.

MW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Carson’s was awesome. We went for a birthday and all had a great time.

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

So glad we made reservations. That’s something customers should do. The salmon bruschetta was so a real treat with lots of flavorful dill and capers with the goat cheese and salmon. My meal was the Portabella veggie stack. It was excellent but I had the sauce on the side. Good thing as it was very hot. Such a flavorful dish without it.

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and service!! Great experience overall! Thanks Smiley and Amanda for the great time! Can’t wait to come back!!

AD
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Service and atmosphere were great. Food was very sub par. I was not impressed with the food at all. Flavorless.

DK
Louisville
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome place!! Our waiter, Scott, was very informative since it was our first visit. He was very courteous and the service was excellent! We will definitely be repeat customers! Thank you!

KC
Louisville
14 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and wonderful service,wonderful beverage selection.

BY
Louisville
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and service!!! Always a great place to visit!!!

OT
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience. Will definitely go again!

MG
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service from Christina, great food as always! Our favorite place to come!

MB
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The restaurant is very nicely decorated. The noise level was very high however, even in the open outdoor area. The food was good but a bit pricey for the serving size. Our waiter was very friendly and knowledgeable, but our experience would have been much better if he had been more attentive.

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

Loved everything about it... the food was amazing, the drinks were great... wow!

j
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

It was a good visit
Food was good
Loud
Service was good as well
Not a place I frequent but will try again

OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 4

Service was horrible. Food was good.

v
Louisville
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place. Loved the outdoor dinning.

H
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cool interior, great service, very creative appetizers! Overall wonderful place!

AC
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

FIRST OFF WE'LL BE BACK!!! Made it for Sunday brunch and holy cow it was delicious!!! The resturant was clean, the staff was smiling, the crowd was talking and having a good ol' time, the whole experience was great!!!
Now let's get to the food, I went in with chicken and waffles on my mind but my wife got that so I went steak and eggs. Steak and eggs first, I don't think I've ever actually had a resturant get the way I wanted my steak perfect and perfect it was. I'm talking down to the home fry potatoes the meal was incredible.
My wife didnt eat all her chicken and waffles bc there were 2 WHOLE CHICKEN BREAST ON TOP THE WAFFLES!!! She got the sweet ones, could've chose savory also. Don't fret bc these sweet waffles were over flowing with flavor and honestly I think it was the candies pecans but I'm not sure they were Incredible. I bit into that first bite of the waffle even without syrup and I could taste the sweetness. My mouth is watering thinking about it.
I had orange juice which I swear had pineapple in it also but the waiter assured me it was just freshly squeezed.
If you like alcohol and let's be honest who doesn't they've got a selection keeneland would be proud of. My wife got a blood Mary and she had to smack my hand away from trying to get to her snacks lol.
Seriously this place is great, it was slammed and it did take a little bit to get the food but 1. Like I said it was slammed so that's reasonable and 2. I assume it was freshly cooked so it was well worth the wait.
BRAVO TO THE CARSONS TEAM AND MY WAITER, I BELIEVE HE SAID HIS NAME WAS A.J.
LIKE I SAID WE'LL BE BACK AND IF YOU HAVENT BEEN GO!!!!

K
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was phenomenal! The atmosphere, the staff, and especially the food!

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great brunch, a must when we want to make it a special weekend.

DM
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

Good food but rather noisy place. Needs more partitioning to reduce noise.

JN
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for any occasion.

MB
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely day to sit in the patio. One of my go to’s for a great lunch. Excellent service!!

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place and food; patio is a little noisy

CG
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

I definitely don't want to be one to complain as we are frequent flyers and I've never had a bad experience. But with that being said my only knock on our dinner tonight the actual entrees. I had shrimp and grits and my better half had the filet medallions with crab meat both of them we're just a tad bit off from the usual and at best luke warm. Something was different in the kitchen tonight. I did not let MGMT know , we were on a schedule and couldn't wait but I'm sure they would have resolved the issue. Great food on the regular and great service!

KK
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first time at Carson’s and it did not disappoint. I went for my 21st birthday and I was very impressed by the drink selection! Our waitress, Shelby, was terrific! My boyfriend and I loved our food! We will be back.

JT
Louisville
11 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

I love Carson’s! However the service was not great and when did they start charging for bread! Ridiculous and would not have ordered if we hadn’t been waiting so long! It is always noisy but we do love going there- Were celebrating 3 birthdays and don’t think the waiter had a clue-

CA
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Loved this place! The menu was extensive. There were so many dishes we wanted to try so we ordered 3! My daughter and I got the brie with the pear chutney and berries. Next, we got the shrimp and grits, lastly the bread pudding French toast. Couldn't pick a favorite because all 3 dishes were par excellent. The live music for Sunday brunch really set the atmosphere. Highly recommend and will definitely go back. N

OT
E. Tennessee
30 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great service and great food. One of my favorite restaurants in Lexington

OT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time here, won't be our last. Started out with the truffle fries, pretzels and beer cheese and baked Brie. For four of us this was way too much. Huge servings, but the food was incredible! Best beer cheese dip I have had in awhile. I had the chicken fried chicken, substituted the smoked Gouda grits for mashed potatoes based on our server Tyler's recommendation. OMG. My brother had the scallops with pork belly and raves about them. All our food was incredible and Tyler was an awesome waiter. Make sure you give this place a try!

EN
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great, service was impeccable, will definitely go again!

OT
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Carson’s menu offers numerous items that stand out from the normal offerings found around town. Our server/service was excellent. It is a bit noisy but that comes in part from having a great crowd and being located on Main Street. We always come away commenting on how much we enjoyed the food and the experience

OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Easy to reserve. We were seated promptly. Service was great. Food was awesome. Portions are big. Love the desserts.

CR
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved the speakeasy theme! The food and service was excellent. The only “complaint” I have is the noise level, it was pretty distracting.

SG
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were not disappointed with our choice. We arrived about an hour early and sat at the bar for drinks. The bar staff was amazing and extremely helpful with things to do in the area. Once seated, the outstanding service did not stop. The food was unbelievable. I highly recommend the grilled goat cheese starter and the Shrimp and Grits!

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Joe, our waiter, was terrific! He was patient, amusing and remembered our names the entire 3 hours we were there. I hope he enjoyed our company as much as we enjoyed his.

The So-cal burger is my favorite burger ever!

OT
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Just go. The food, cocktails, and ambiance were wonderful. Ask for John and service will not disappoint! The owner clearly cares about providing an all-around great experience. The attention to details in every category is great.

DO
Louisville
39 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really good fried chicken. Good food and dining experience as usual!

DJ
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The drinks are great. Personally, I think the sandwiches and salads are very good, but the entrees need some work.

D
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Carson's was fantastic! My wife and I went for our anniversary dinner and everything was amazing. The service was great and our waiter was very knowledgeable and timely especially with it being fairly busy. They treated us very well and the food was excellent. I would highly recommend the caprese salad.

OT
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner for my parents staff was amazing as always.

1
2
3
40