Carson's Food & Drink
Due to COVID restrictions, we are currently reserving our patio area. However, due to a extremely high demand for patio tables, request sometimes will not be able to be honored at peak hours. We apologize in advance and thank you for working with us!
Disclaimer: We do not reserve our patio area. If you would like to sit out on the patio, please arrive early and we can add you to the wait-list for the patio, alternatively, if there is no wait we will get you sat immediately. We will not honor reservations made through Open Table that are for a different number then the reservation is made. Feel free to call us at (859)-309-3039 and we will be more then happy to see if we are able to accommodate your actual party size! We look forward to seeing you!
Baked Goat Cheese
Zesty cabernet marinara with fresh basil pesto, served with braided garlic truffle rolls
Pesto Chicken Sandwich
grilled and carved chicken breast topped with mozzarella, fresh basil pesto, lettuce, tomato, fresh basil, garlic aioli, and balsamic reduction
Second time here, and it did not disappoint! 10/10 would recommend!
Good and service was outstanding.
Loved the atmosphere, fresh lively food, tasty drinks. Can't wait to go back❤
Always good food
Never a disappointment! Carson’s is always great!
Wonderful food, service was extraordinary. Well worth the price.
I had a reservation and was quickly seated. Our server, Ryan’s timing timing was perfect in every way! The menu includes a number of new items which were just as great as the regulars! This spot is the best in town for new and unique food! Bloody Mary’s are the best in town!
Foods were fine and I like their truffle fries :)
but the steak wasn't so good.. it was okay but not perfect.
overall I recommend this place and nice.
Great food and service. COVID precautions were in place and the atmosphere felt relatively safe.
The food and drinks were amazing as Carson’s never disappoints!
We had a reservation. We got seated about 10 minutes after. But our entire meal took over two hours. We got the scallops they came out very rubbery. And people that were seated after us left before us. They were out of dessert items as well. I seriously don’t think I will ever be able to eat scallops again. I tried… by the time we got our check we were there 2.5 hours
My friend and I visited Carson's because we were in town as part of a road trip. For a mid-evening reservation, I was surprised at how busy the restaurant was given it was a Sunday night, but that speaks volumes about the place.
Our waiter Dylan had a great table side manner. He was super friendly and joked with us a few times. He willingly gave multiple food and beverage recommendations, and even shared some of his own preferences. He was attentive to our needs, making sure we had refills when our water got low, timing when our food came out at the end of our appetizer, asking about cocktail refills, and things like that. He was also really respectful of us in that he said thank you after we placed our orders and when we asked questions. His was some of the best restaurant service I've ever received.
So what about the food? Seriously, it was amazing. My entree was a steak, which was cooked exactly how I ordered it (medium). The accompanying mashed potatoes and green beans were also cooked exactly right. For example, the potatoes had lumps and you could tell they were the real deal (no boxed stuff here), and the green beans had a bit of crunch to them but they weren't raw. The flavors of the appetizer, entree, and dessert (Derby pie for me) were so incredible that I took time to savor the bites instead of flying through my meal. I'm a huge foodie, I love to cook and try new recipes at home, and I sometimes freelance write about food, so I'm somewhat critical when I eat at a restaurant. Carson's far exceeded my expectations. I'll definitely go there again whenever I'm in town.
Great meal with an eclectic menu.
Staff was friendly and accommodating. Our food and drinks were delicious!
Food is amazing. This is my husband and my new go to spot. A little hard to get into sometimes but definitely worth it when you do!
We had a great evening. Our food was SUPERB. Our waiter, Kendall was very attentive and welcoming! Look forward to a return soon. The only downfall were the loud sirens going by repeatedly! 😂😂
It was out first time in Lexington and finding a great restaurant for dinner was at the top of our list. From the time we got there, the experience was amazing. The nachos, as a starter, were FANTASTIC!
Great food and service. I always enjoy being on the covered patio.
Our waiter was fabulous!! Semi outdoor. Very safe. Great food. Love this place!
Carson's was recommended to us by locals, so perhaps our disappointing experience was nothing more than an off night in the restaurant. We had reservations for two, but were inexplicably seated at a table for 8. The noise level was high enough to be distracting, particularly when trying to hear the masked waiter. The service was slow and indifferent. We ordered the baked brie appetizer, which was very nice and prettily presented, but the main courses--fried chicken and grilled salmon--were lukewarm, dried out, and short on flavor. Portions were huge. While it might be worth giving this restaurant another chance, there are too many other restaurants in Lexington worth trying, particularly for visitors with limited time.
Food was awesome!
My favorite restaurant! Even with a reduced menu due to the pandemic there seems to be a dish for everyone. Excellent service as per usual.
Amazing food, friendly service and great place to visit with friends and family. I'll be back soon!
Have never had a bad meal at Carson’s. First time having brunch but won’t be the last. Be sure to get reservations. A great spot
Very nice place. Good food and great drinks. Our server though was kinda uncomfortable
A great place to eat. The food and service was top notch!
Great food and atmosphere with outstanding service. Bourbon selection is amazing.
Decorated with regional ambiance bourbon theme. Very nice quiet and spacious. We like and will make this a regular dinner choice. My only complaint with restaurants of this level is too many house made mystery sauces on the sandwiches. Get you sauces on the side until you know what they are.
Really enjoyed polished and inviting environment at Carson's! Very well decorated. Food presentation, taste, and portion sizes were impressive and satisfying.
Kudos to this restaurant who not only has great food but a great atmosphere with great service. Kudos to the owner who took care of his employees and made sure they were paid during Covid, even before PPP was introduced. Talk about a good man, doing the right thing for others. His employees are amazing and loyal and what a great circle to be witness to. Thanks Carson’s for a great time!
Awesome restaurant, possibly my favorite restaurant anywhere in America. The Goat Cheese appetizer was outstanding! Highly recommend!
Food was great. Waitress was great! Hostess ask if we would mind sitting in the outside covered area. I ask if it was cool and she replied that it was air conditioned. Big mistake on my part! Very hot and muggy and the flies were Terrible. We had to cover our food with napkins. I guess I should take the blame for letting the hostess sit us outside. I will go back but I will not be sitting outside.
Our entire experience was excellent! Smiley was more than efficient, helpful and friendly!
Great experience and great service!
Given the circumstances it was great. Outside patio seating worked well.
Entertaining out of state guests. They loved the restaurant and food but the flies were horrible on the patio.
We always have a pleasant dining experience. The food is fantastic, service is exceptional and the ambiance is both inviting and unique. I definitely recommend.
Absolutely delicious and the service was amazing. I have an allergy and they ensured everything was safe, but never compromised the food quality!
Best food in town. Hands down.
The food, atmosphere, and service was AMAZING!!! Such a fun night!!!
Carson's Food & Drink is rated 4.8 stars by 2082 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.