Carson's Food & Drink

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1715 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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!
What 1715 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
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4.7
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4.7
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4.5
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really enjoyed the theme — beautiful place. The jazz band in the corner and the fireplace were fabulous.

K
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very good with a unique menu.Always consistent

PB
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner, our server was very friendly. Food awesome! Bartender knowledgeable.....
Everything was Perfect!

I
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pleasant service. We always have a great meal at Carson’s.

BS
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service, environment as always. My gavorite restaurant in Lexington, KY!

OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was simply wonderful. The staff was so great and tending to our every need. We will be back again

MM
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummy! Large shareable portions. Friendly Staff...Lovely atmosphere that makes being there even more enjoyable. One of Lexington’s best!

BF
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great as always, our waitress was incredible!

m
Louisville
20 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waiter was awesome
He joined in our fun and had a great attitude
We were acting pretty silly
Food was great

c
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the atmosphere, the music, the selection of dishes and best of all our server Jackie was out of this world. She was efficient, very friendly without being obtrusive in checking how we were doing. This was our first time at Carson's and we were so impressed that we immediately ordered two gift certificates as Christmas presents for our friends.
Thanks for making our dining experience so pleasant.

SF
Louisville
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love the Bloody Mary’s. All good was delicious. We had reservations and ended up with a tall table. I requested a regular table (I saw several) and was told no. Not everyone manages tall tables well. You all should consider that. I am very happy that you have created handicap parking. Walking on the gravel was a challenge.

DD
Columbus
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! Wonderful atmosphere, friendly-attentive servers, fantastic wine and food! The baked goat cheese is to die for! Perfect for date-night.

S
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service was extraordinary! Even made a custom dessert! One of the best places in Lexington without a doubt!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The overall experience was great. We had a few issues with the entree but they were quickly fixed and done with a smile. Had a great meal for my guys bday celebration. We'll be back

LH
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Carson's every time we go. This time was with my parents who were visiting from Virginia. Of all the dining options in Lexington, Carson's was selected and Carson's did not disappoint. Carson's has a menu that is representative of The Bluegrass and an atmosphere that reflects the culture of Lexington. The food is always outstanding. The Brie App was world class and enough for 4 to share. Portions are always extremely generous with all items at Carson's. The Reception, the Waiter and the visit from the Manager table side really made us feel at home and they were so willing to share information with my parents who were from out of town. Be advised to make reservations. We went on a Thursday at 5:30 with a reservation and our table was ready with no wait. Those just showing up without reservations were facing a wait of up to 90 minutes. Carson's is packed full for a reason. You wont find a more enjoyable dinner in town.

JC
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding, the service was excellent, and the appearance of the restaurant was lovely (bathroom is so neat), but I did think it was loud. Not enough to keep me from going back at all but enough to make me careful about the rest of the group.

OT
Louisville
9 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place!

k
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are in town from Long Island and found Carson’s after an internet search. So happy we did!!! Every single thing about our evening from the ambiance to our incredible waitress Julie(a)(?) to our insanely delicious meal...it was all just perfect. The grilled Brie was out of this world!!!

l
Louisville
8 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful brunch! We enjoyed everything. We had an excellent server, Scott. I have never had a bad experience ! Always great!

JV
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite when we are in Lexington!
We’ve never had a bad meal.
Excited they are expanding!
Bloody Mary a must!

AR
Charlotte
37 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We had brunch. The salmon bruschetta was amazing!! So fresh and light. We had the soft shell crab benedict and the hot brown benedict; both very good but A LOT of food. Come hungry!. The coffee was excellent and refilled frequently.

F
London
99 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible options. Great ambiance. Live music

MA
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Carson’s! Our reservation was right on time, if not earlier. Services was great, food was great! We will definitely be back.

OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Carson’s!! Always a winner!!

OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends and I come here at least once a month for Brunch. Service is impeccable, as is the food, drinks and atmosphere. Only thing that could use some improvement is how long it took us to get our drinks. Both times we ordered a round, it took around 20-25 minutes to get our drinks. Other than that always a great time!

m
Louisville
12 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding good,service, and overall pleasant evening. Great happy hour prices and definitely will return.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoyable!

AG
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The noise level is horrible

Everything else good.

I had the spicy shrimp appetizer and it was awesome
Will have again.

Everyone enjoyed their food. All prepared properly

OT
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

I started with the Caesar salad. Not usually a big salad person, but it was really good. My wife had the soup, potato-leek, and said it was great. We each had the crab filet medallions for our entree. We both agreed that everything on the plate surrounding the steak was fantastic and the steak was mediocre. The steak didn’t have much flavor other than char and seemed a little tough for a filet. The crab in bearnaise though was delicious, especially paired with the mashed potatoes. I will probably go back for the huge bourbon selection, but will steer clear of the steaks in the future.

JP
Louisville
60 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome lunch - had romaine salad & salmon ~ always good😊 friend had burger & fries - was so yummy!!!

K
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always epic food and service. Favorite place to dine in Lexington for any occasion!

J
Cincinnati
29 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

OT
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

EY
Louisville
8 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Make a reservation or the chances of you getting seated are slim! We were promptly seated even though we were a bit late. Our service was great, the four of us each ordered a different entree and everyone enjoyed their meal! Water and wine were refilled by the server. Highly recommend this place for any type of occasion.

SG
St. Louis
7 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Our server was a little distracted and two out of three meals were good. The waiter forgot our appetizer but he did take the one meal and appetizer off our bill so that was nice. We would definitely go back but would try a different food item.

OT
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the most consistently excellent food in town!

b
Louisville
69 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Four of us ordered a nice Cabernet Sauvignon, shrimp and grits, chicken Parmesan sandwich, steak medallions, and Caesar salad. All were very nice, but the Caesar did not have any dressing or anchovies. Our delightful server, Hannah, brought dressing, but no anchovies were available.
The room was very noisy, and there are no dividing walls. Next time we go, we will ask for a table in the room to the right. It should be quieter there so we can have a conversation without yelling. All in all, we enjoyed our evening at Carson's.

EG
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carson's is always delicious! It's the first place I recommend to anyone asking for a place to go eat in Lexington.

OT
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Other than it being loud making it difficult to hear, it was very good

OT
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food outstanding service and beautiful atmosphere.