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Carson's Filet Medallions - Carson's Food & Drink, Lexington, KY

Carson's Food & Drink

4.8
4.8
3556 Reviews
$30 and under
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.

One of Lexington Kentucky's finest restaurants; Multi Year Winner of OpenTable's "Diners' Choice" (2017,18,19,20,21,22) and included in RestaurantNews 'Top 100 Restaurants in America 2018'.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 11:30 am–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 10:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (859) 309-3039

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Lexington

  • Cross street

    Eastern Ave

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Starters

  • Grilled Brie*$16.00

    with bourbon pear chutney, candied pecans, and seasonal berries served with a toasted baguette and truffle butter

    • Pretzels & Beer Cheese$14.00

      baked beer cheese with soft braided parmesan pretzels and spicy house mustard

      • Spicy Shrimp$18.00

        sautéed shrimp with spicy sausage, peppers, and onions in our white wine creole reduction and topped with parmesan; served with a toasted truffle baguette for dipping

        • Ahi Poke Lettuce Wraps$15.00

          ahi tuna sashimi, cucumbers, ginger, red onion, tomato, and avocado; tossed in sweet and spicy soy with a side of wasabi aioli; ahi tuna served raw

          • Carson's Nachos$16.00

            house-made truffle potato chips piled high with our rib meat, stinging garlic sauce, red onions, tomatoes, avocado, jalapeños, green onions and crème fraîche; topped with our smoked gouda cheese sauce

            • Seared Ahi Tuna$17.00

              seared rare ahi tuna sliced and glazed with sweet and spicy soy sauce, topped with green onions and toasted sesame seeds, served with wasabi aioli and a field green salad garnish; field green salad contains nuts

              • Salmon Bruschetta*$14.00

                house-cured salmon sliced thin and topped over goat cheese spread, with red onion, capers, cucumbers, balsamic reduction, crème fraîche, and fresh dill; house cured salmon served rare

                • Sweet and Spicy Ribs$16.00

                  Carson's signature ribs tossed in Sriracha Bourbon BBQ, topped with shaved jalapeños, and toasted sesame seeds

                  • Baked Goat Cheese*$14.00

                    topped with our zesty cabernet marinara with fresh basil pesto, served with garlic truffle rolls; Pesto Does Not Contain Tree Nuts

                    • Béarnaise Truffle Fries$13.00

                      topped with our house béarnaise, white truffle oil, shredded parmesan, and scallions

                      Salads & Soups

                      • Grilled Hearts of Romaine*$14.00

                        With seasonal tomatoes, bleu cheese crumbles, red onion, cucumbers, chopped bacon, and dill ranch. Served with a garlic truffle roll

                        • Spinach & Field Greens*$13.00

                          Tossed with mandarin oranges, pears, candied pecans, Granny Smith apples, red onion, dried cranberries, raspberry vinaigrette, and topped with blueberry vanilla goat cheese. Served with a garlic truffle roll

                          • Caprese Salad$14.00

                            Fresh seasonal tomatoes lightly sprinkled with flaked sea salt, burrata cheese, fresh basil pesto, balsamic reduction, and extra virgin olive oil. Served with a garlic truffle roll

                            • Entrée Caesar Salad$13.00

                              Chopped romaine lettuce tossed in Carson's own Caesar dressing, topped with white truffle garlic croutons, and finished with freshly grated parmesan cheese. Served with a garlic truffle roll

                              • Soft Shell Crab Salad$17.00

                                Hearts of romaine, field greens, avocado, tomato, cucumber, bacon, and red onion, tossed in our spicy dill ranch dressing; topped with flash-fried soft-shell crab and drizzled with crème fraîche and Sriracha. Served with a garlic truffle roll

                                • Chopped Napa$13.00

                                  napa cabbage, hearts of romaine, snow peas, shredded carrots, purple cabbage, sunflower seeds, almonds, and ramen noodles; tossed in our sweet soy vinaigrette; served with a garlic truffle roll

                                  • Soup & Salad$13.00

                                    today's soup served with a chopped wedge salad or Caesar salad and our garlic truffle roll

                                    Salads - Additions

                                    • Grilled Chicken Breast or Shaved Chicken$5.00

                                      • Grilled Salmon$7.00

                                        • Blackened Shrimp$8.00

                                          • Seared Ahi Tuna$7.00

                                            • 4 oz. Filet Medallion$8.00

                                              Sandwiches & Burgers

                                              All served with your choice of one of our house sides. Substitute any burger patty for our cauliflower quinoa patty $1. Substitute any bun for our gluten-free bread $1

                                              • Pork Belly Beer Cheese Burger$15.00

                                                topped with lettuce, tomato, fried onion strings, Carson's beer cheese, spicy aioli, and finished with our Sriracha bourbon BBQ sauce; served on a toasted brioche bun

                                                • Buffalo Chicken Sandwich$15.00

                                                  (Grilled or Fried) tossed in buffalo sauce, served with lettuce, tomato, red onion, dill ranch dressing and bleu cheese crumbles

                                                  • Portobello Sandwich*$13.00

                                                    a marinated portobello mushroom cap, grilled, and topped with our house goat cheese spread, roasted red pepper, red onion, tomato, bibb lettuce, balsamic reduction, avocado, and garlic aioli on our toasted brioche bun

                                                    • Soft Shell Crab BLT$17.00

                                                      lightly fried, topped with spicy dill aioli, lettuce, tomato, red onion, avocado, and cherrywood smoked bacon; served on a toasted brioche bun

                                                      • Carson's Pastrami Sandwich*$16.00

                                                        shaved pastrami topped with melted Swiss, Russian dressing, and our spicy jalapeño cilantro coleslaw; served on a toasted hoagie roll

                                                        • Shaved Prime Rib$17.00

                                                          with bourbon mushrooms and onions, horseradish cream, mozzarella and provolone cheese, and topped with scallions; served on a toasted hoagie roll with a side of rosemary demi-glace for dipping

                                                          • Grilled Ham & Gruyère$16.00

                                                            served on grilled sourdough bread with bourbon pear chutney, house mustard, mozzarella and provolone cheese, and topped with cherrywood smoked bacon and an over easy egg

                                                            • Spicy Hawaiian Chicken Sandwich$15.00

                                                              buttermilk marinated chicken breast with sweet and spicy Hawaiian sauce, topped with melted Swiss cheese, a grilled pineapple ring, lettuce, red onion, and garlic aioli on a toasted brioche bun

                                                              • Pesto Chicken Sandwich$14.00

                                                                baked chicken breast carved and topped with mozzarella and provolone cheese, fresh basil pesto, lettuce, tomato, garlic aioli, and balsamic reduction; served on grilled sourdough bread; pesto does not contain tree nuts

                                                                • Chicken Parmesan Sandwich$16.00

                                                                  buttermilk marinated chicken breast breaded and fried, topped with melted mozzarella and gruyere cheese, our zesty marinara, garlic aioli, tomato, red onion and bibb lettuce and finished with our fresh basil pesto and balsamic reduction on a toasted brioche bun; Pesto Does Not Contain Tree Nuts

                                                                  • Blackened Salmon Sandwich*$16.00

                                                                    topped with lettuce, tomato, red onion, and dill ranch on a toasted brioche bun

                                                                    • Béarnaise Burger*$14.00

                                                                      topped with house béarnaise, cherrywood smoked bacon, an over easy egg, garlic aioli, lettuce, tomato, and red onion on a toasted brioche bun

                                                                      • So-Cal Cheeseburger*$13.00

                                                                        American cheese, lettuce, tomato, grilled smoked onions, bread & butter pickles, and thousand island dressing on a toasted brioche bun

                                                                        • Bacon Jam & Swiss Burger*$15.00

                                                                          lettuce, tomato, red onion, house made bacon jam, balsamic reduction, melted Swiss cheese, and garlic aioli on a toasted brioche bun

                                                                          Entrées

                                                                          add our chopped wedge salad, side Caesar salad or soup of the day to any entrée below $5

                                                                          • Rosé Linguini$23.00

                                                                            heirloom tomatoes and broccoli florets, tossed in our spicy rosé marinara and creole alfredo sauce; finished with shaved parmesan and served with a garlic truffle roll

                                                                            • Carson's Chicken Fried Chicken$26.00

                                                                              buttermilk marinated chicken breasts, breaded and fried, over Yukon Gold garlic mashed potatoes topped with pork belly sage gravy with a side of haricots verts

                                                                              • Scallops$42.00

                                                                                pan seared in garlic butter and served on smoked gouda Wiesenberger grit cakes; with seared pork belly, white wine béarnaise, and heirloom truffle tomatoes; finished with a field green salad garnish; field green salad contains nuts

                                                                                • Creole Chicken & Shrimp$29.00

                                                                                  buttermilk marinated chicken breast, breaded and fried, on smoked gouda Wiesenberger grits topped with spicy sautéed shrimp, sausage, bell peppers and onions in our white wine creole reduction

                                                                                  • Grilled Salmon Oscar Style*$33.00

                                                                                    served on Yukon Gold garlic mashed potatoes and asparagus, topped with béarnaise; finished with truffle buttered crab and lobster

                                                                                    • Spicy Pasta Filet$28.00

                                                                                      thinly sliced filet mignon sautéed in our garlic bourbon cream sauce with broccoli, red peppers, mushrooms & onions, and tossed with linguini pasta; topped with parmesan cheese and scallions, and served with a garlic truffle roll

                                                                                      • Sweet & Spicy Rib Entrée$29.00

                                                                                        tossed in our Sriracha bourbon BBQ and finished with shaved jalapeños, and toasted sesame seeds; served with smoked gouda macaroni and cheese and Carson's house seasoned fries

                                                                                        • Creole Shrimp & Grits*$28.00

                                                                                          with spicy sausage, bell peppers, onions, and jalapeños sautéed in our creole white wine reduction on a bed of smoked gouda Wiesenberger grits

                                                                                          • Hawaiian Style Tofu$23.00

                                                                                            breaded and fried tofu tossed in our sweet and spicy Hawaiian sauce with grilled pineapple, snow peas, carrots, red onions, and broccoli florets; served over Jasmine rice and finished with toasted sesame seeds and green onions

                                                                                            • Tofu Stir-Fry*$23.00

                                                                                              red, yellow, and green bell peppers, mushrooms, jalapeños, red onion, snow peas, and carrots all sautéed in our vegan and gluten-free teriyaki; served over Jasmine rice and finished with sesame seeds and green onions

                                                                                              Steaks

                                                                                              All of our steaks are served with your choice of chopped wedge salad, Caesar salad or soup of the day. Add a shrimp skewer (your choice of garlic herb butter, blackended, or teriyaki) to your steak $8

                                                                                              • Sweet and Spicy Steak$32.00

                                                                                                8 oz. flame grilled prime top sirloin, glazed with our Sriracha bourbon BBQ sauce and served on a bed of Yukon Gold garlic mashed potatoes; piled high with fried onion strings

                                                                                                • Creole Filet$50.00

                                                                                                  8 oz. seared filet mignon on smoked gouda Wiesenberger grits with blistered heirloom tomatoes and our creole white wine reduction; topped with shrimp sautéed in truffle butter

                                                                                                  • Oscar Style Medallions*$38.00

                                                                                                    two 4 oz. filet medallions grilled and served on Yukon Gold garlic mashed potatoes and asparagus; topped with béarnaise and truffle buttered crab & lobster

                                                                                                    • Filet Medallions$36.00

                                                                                                      two 4 oz. medallions grilled and served on Yukon Gold garlic mashed potatoes with rosemary demi-glace and asparagus; topped with béarnaise

                                                                                                      • Filet Medallions & Scallops*$47.00

                                                                                                        two 4 oz. filet medallions and two seared scallops on a bed of smoked gouda Wiesenberger grits and asparagus; topped with truffle buttered crab and lobster; finished with our white wine béarnaise

                                                                                                        • New York Strip*$48.00

                                                                                                          12 oz. flame grilled center cut New York strip finished with our house truffle butter; served with rosemary demi-glace and your choice of side item

                                                                                                          • Barrel Cut Filet Mignon*$48.00

                                                                                                            8 oz. seared filet finished with our house truffle butter; served with rosemary demi-glace and your choice of side item

                                                                                                            House Sides

                                                                                                            All selections $6

                                                                                                            • Smoked Gouda Macaroni & Cheese

                                                                                                              • Soup of the Day

                                                                                                                • Carson's Seasoned Fries

                                                                                                                  • BBQ Pork Belly Macaroni and Cheese

                                                                                                                    • Parmesan Truffle Potato Chips

                                                                                                                      Gluten-Free Side Items*

                                                                                                                      All selections $6

                                                                                                                      • Yukon Gold Garlic Mashed Potatoes

                                                                                                                        • Garlic Teriyaki Green Beans

                                                                                                                          • Weisenberger Cheese Grits

                                                                                                                            • Haricots Verts

                                                                                                                              • Broccoli with Smoked Gouda Cheese Sauce

                                                                                                                                • Asparagus with Béarnaise

                                                                                                                                  Children's Menu

                                                                                                                                  Ages 10 and under only (Includes a drink and one side item). All selections $10

                                                                                                                                  • Smoked Gouda Macaroni & Cheese

                                                                                                                                    • BBQ Ribs

                                                                                                                                      • Cheeseburger

                                                                                                                                        • Grilled Cheese

                                                                                                                                          • Grilled Chicken Breast

                                                                                                                                            • Grilled PB&J

                                                                                                                                              Last updated: April 22, 2022

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                                                                                                                                              Overall ratings and reviews

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                                                                                                                                                Exceptional service and even better food! We always make sure to eat at Carson’s while in Lexington.

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                                                                                                                                                We enjoy every visit to Carson’s but this go around our server was nothing short of amazing! We have never had a bad experience at Carson’s. One of our favorite places.

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                                                                                                                                                Dined 5 days ago

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                                                                                                                                                The food was outstanding! Drinks were great too. Highly recommend the pork belly burger, ham & swiss sandwich and the mac and cheese. No joke - definitely a top 5 burger of all time for me! The perfect combo of sweet & savory.

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                                                                                                                                                Good portions of food for the price you pay! Great energy, friendly faces, awesome servers. Food was great, drinks ok, but overall, a great dining experience. I will return.

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                                                                                                                                                Excellent food in a beautiful space. Highly recommended.

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                                                                                                                                                AnnS

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                                                                                                                                                Excellent food! John did a wonderful job as our server! He was attentive but did not hover. Knowledgeable (excellent wine recommendation!) and courteous. I have been to Carson’s many times, Johns service made this visit head and shoulders above the others!

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                                                                                                                                                loved my experience at carson’s for my boyfriends birthday! food was amazing & our server sarah was the best! will be returning!!!

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                                                                                                                                                Literally, it’s almost too good. The menu is loaded with cravable items, and it’s hard to decide what to get. Literally everything I have had has been incredible. I can’t recommended enough.

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                                                                                                                                                Celebrating a birthday! A couple sides had to be sent back due to temperature, but all the food was fantastic once made right. Ryan was a great server and was very helpful with the cocktail menu

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                                                                                                                                                Great energetic atmosphere. Waitstaff with friendly hospitality. Food was excellent. Happy hour before 6 on point with $8 Old Fashioned. Amazing selection of Bourbons

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                                                                                                                                                Good food, service and ambiance! We were from out of town. Loved it! It was also very reasonable.

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                                                                                                                                                Dined on May 8, 2022

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                                                                                                                                                Wonderful as always

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                                                                                                                                                Dined on May 8, 2022

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                                                                                                                                                Went to Carson’s for Mother’s Day and everything was delicious!

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                                                                                                                                                KristenS

                                                                                                                                                Louisville

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                                                                                                                                                5.0

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                                                                                                                                                Dined on May 8, 2022

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                                                                                                                                                We came to Carson’s for Mother’s Day and it did not disappoint! Food was incredible and service was good. We couldn’t have picked a better restaurant!

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                                                                                                                                                BethP

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                                                                                                                                                Dined on May 8, 2022

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                                                                                                                                                My son and I give this an A+! Excellent service, extensive menu, delicious food, and a beautiful environment. We’ll be back.

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                                                                                                                                                5.0

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                                                                                                                                                Dined on May 8, 2022

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                                                                                                                                                Excellent brunch

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                                                                                                                                                KillCancer

                                                                                                                                                Louisville

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                                                                                                                                                vip
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                                                                                                                                                Dined on May 8, 2022

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                                                                                                                                                Excellent as always! Mother's day flower was a nice touch.

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                                                                                                                                                Mip13

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                                                                                                                                                Dined on May 7, 2022

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                                                                                                                                                The food was great! They even offered a special free dessert for those celebrating anniversaries! I will be going back!!

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                                                                                                                                                Quirky71

                                                                                                                                                Cincinnati

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                                                                                                                                                Dined on May 7, 2022

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                                                                                                                                                Great food and service! We will return!!!!!!!!!!!!

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                                                                                                                                                Bill

                                                                                                                                                Louisville

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                5.0

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                                                                                                                                                Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                Great food! Great service! Best bar in Lexington. My favorite restaurant in Lexington. I have never had a bad experience at Carson’s.

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                                                                                                                                                JanetB

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                5.0

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                                                                                                                                                Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                It was such an awesome experience!!! Will for sure come back again.

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                                                                                                                                                DawnH

                                                                                                                                                Chicago

                                                                                                                                                9 reviews

                                                                                                                                                3.0

                                                                                                                                                9 reviews

                                                                                                                                                Dined on May 7, 2022

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                                                                                                                                                Service was slower than usual. For example - 15 minutes for your drinks to arrive? Food was excellent. We sat in the corner by bourbon barrels. Very difficult to manuever around. Had to move the table.

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                                                                                                                                                KellyM

                                                                                                                                                Indiana

                                                                                                                                                6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                Fabulous food and atmosphere! Definitely a favorite when visiting Lex!

                                                                                                                                              28. MJ

                                                                                                                                                MommaJo

                                                                                                                                                San Diego

                                                                                                                                                14 reviews

                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                14 reviews

                                                                                                                                                Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                The service and food were outstanding. Our only critique would be the noise level, too noisy.

                                                                                                                                              29. DB

                                                                                                                                                DonnieB

                                                                                                                                                Wilmington

                                                                                                                                                17 reviews

                                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                17 reviews

                                                                                                                                                Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                Great food. Excellent service. Beautiful bar in a fun relaxed atmosphere. We loved it.

                                                                                                                                              30. OT

                                                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                Louisville

                                                                                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                The food was excellent and so was the service.

                                                                                                                                              31. KK

                                                                                                                                                KatherineK

                                                                                                                                                Louisville

                                                                                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience3

                                                                                                                                                The ambiance was hurt by the noise level. It was hard to talk. I believe the noise level is exacerbated by the acoustics of the building … great for opera, not so great for conversation. Love the Friday brunch!

                                                                                                                                              32. OT

                                                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                Chicago

                                                                                                                                                5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                Dined on May 4, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                We go here every year for our anniversary and love it!

                                                                                                                                              33. OT

                                                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                Louisville

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                Dined on May 4, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                Wonderful as always 💋

                                                                                                                                              34. KF

                                                                                                                                                KevinF

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                Dined on May 4, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall4food2service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                Great place to meet for lunch with a great selection of food.

                                                                                                                                              35. OT

                                                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                Louisville

                                                                                                                                                4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                                                                4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                Dined on May 3, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                                                                                                                Should be able to talk with your table, music was to loud.

                                                                                                                                              36. OT

                                                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                Louisville

                                                                                                                                                8 reviews

                                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                8 reviews

                                                                                                                                                Dined on May 3, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                Great place! Had the soft shell crab salad and it was fantastic! Service wonderful! Always a great place!!

                                                                                                                                              37. k

                                                                                                                                                kimf

                                                                                                                                                New Orleans

                                                                                                                                                9 reviews

                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                9 reviews

                                                                                                                                                Dined on May 2, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                A must visit place when visiting Lexington. Be sure to make reservations!!!

                                                                                                                                              38. JM

                                                                                                                                                JenniferM

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                First time here and it was amazing!! Laken was a perfect server!!

                                                                                                                                              39. OT

                                                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                Absolutely amazing. Caron’s is the best restaurant in Lexington!!

                                                                                                                                              40. OT

                                                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                Delicious food for Sunday brunch. Sam was a wonderful server!

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                                                                                                                                              Google Map for Carson's Food & Drink

                                                                                                                                              362 E Main St Lexington, KY 40507

                                                                                                                                              Additional information

                                                                                                                                              • Cross street

                                                                                                                                                Eastern Ave

                                                                                                                                              • Neighborhood

                                                                                                                                                Lexington

                                                                                                                                              • Hours of operation

                                                                                                                                                Mon–Fri 11:30 am–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 10:00 am–10:00 pm

                                                                                                                                              • Cuisines

                                                                                                                                                American

                                                                                                                                              • Dining style

                                                                                                                                                Casual Dining

                                                                                                                                              • Dress code

                                                                                                                                                Business Casual

                                                                                                                                              • Parking details

                                                                                                                                                Public Lot

                                                                                                                                              • Payment options

                                                                                                                                                AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                                                                              • Additional

                                                                                                                                                Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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