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

Carson's Food & Drink

4.8
4.8
3833 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 147 times today

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

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What 3,833 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Central Kentucky

    Best Overall

  • Central Kentucky

    Best Food

  • Central Kentucky

    Best Value

  • Central Kentucky

    Hot Spot

  • Central Kentucky

    American

  • Central Kentucky

    Most Booked

  • Lexington

    Best Overall

  • Lexington

    Best Food

  • Lexington

    Best Service

  • Lexington

    Best Ambiance

  • Lexington

    Best Value

  • Lexington

    Great for Brunch

  • Lexington

    Hot Spot

  • Lexington

    Great for Lunch

  • Lexington

    American

  • Lexington

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    This was such a gem in the middle of Lexington. The food was delicious, the drinks were near-perfection. I would love to have someplace exactly like this near home. If you’re ever in Lexington, GO HERE!
  2. RR

    RickR

    Louisville

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Can always count on delicious food with prompt and attentive service
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love going to Carson’s and getting their amazing bloody Mary’s and love everything we have had on the menu.. Every time my mom and sister come to Lexington that is always where we go to eat.. we always celebrate special occasions there
  4. TJ

    TJRMD

    Nashville

    57 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    57 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience1
    Disappointed. Certainly not what I expected from the reviews Very noisy. Ambiance equivalent to a barn. My food poor. My guests were pleased.
  5. TD

    TDawg

    Louisville

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress was excellent! She knew the menu well, including the bar menu, and was very helpful with recommendations for friends who’d never eaten there. The food and drinks were prepared perfectly!
  6. R

    Rand

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    My husbands order came out incorrect. I had shrimp and grits. I felt like the shrimp was just barely, if not quite done. We ordered dessert to go before we requested our check It took 15 or more minutes to get the dessert after we had completed the payment process
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love Carson’s! The food is always perfect and the service is amazing.
  8. A

    Amyj

    Louisville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    This was our 4th time to Carson’s. As it’s pretty expensive we only come here for special occasions. I suggest having reservations as we saw many ppl turned away. Also if you have a seating preference speak up bc they don’t seem to care about requests made on the reservation form. I requested a booth that was quiet and while we saw plenty available we were sat in a high traffic area at a table in the covered patio section. Food was great, drinks are delicious and our server was attentive and not over bearing.
  9. K

    Kimhics

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I made reservations for my husband’s 51st birthday, everything was incredible!
  10. RW

    RichardW

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and food
  11. KM

    KrystineM

    Columbus

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food was very tasty. Honey Old Fashioned was not very "honey" would just stick with standard Old Fashioned.
  12. LM

    LeeM

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service and atmosphere, we’ll be back
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing meal and server. Coming back for sure!
  14. KF

    KatieF

    West Virginia

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Everything was Great!
  15. PR

    PeggyR

    Louisville

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    Everything was great about our dining experience except for the darn FLIES out on the covered patio!!!!!!! The four of us were swatting flies the entire time. We should have asked to be moved or asked for a fly swatter, but thought it surely would get better. We shared 4 different appetizers and had some delish drinks….next time we will ask to be seated inside, in hopes that we won’t encounter any flies.
  16. PM

    PamM

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great! Wait staff were phenomenal. Will definitely return. I hope to try the brunch soon.
  17. GM

    GregM

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s our 3rd time in recent memory. It’s been consistently outstanding
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic as always!
  19. B

    Boaters

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful!!! Impeccable service!
  20. SD

    StephanieD

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is Fantastic and Great Choices… Our Waiter Myles was Wonderful…
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great server and really enjoyed the restaurant week specials-very tasty and well presented
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We met friends for brunch and had an amazing experience. Our waitress was amazing. She was so sweet and attentive. Our food was spectacular and we all enjoyed our time together
  23. S

    Stephanieb

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food delicious as always! Our server was excellent!
  24. B

    Beth

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Terrific server! Didn’t feel rushed! Everything was delicious!
  25. C

    Casondra

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Carson’s is quickly becoming my favorite Lexington restaurant. The food is amazing and the service is always great. It’s also nice for a downtown restaurant to have ample parking. It’s the perfect place for a special occasion.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was incredible as always and our server was super friendly and on top of everything!
  27. HF

    HeatherF

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and fast, friendly service. It was a wonderful dining experience!!
  28. BR

    BRIANG

    Louisville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    The food was not as good as before. Ask for my mashed potatoes to be on the side. When the food came my steak was in the potatoes. My wives salmon was burnt. Asked for the filets to me cooked medium, came out medium well.
  29. DC

    DCocanougher

    Tampa

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food is always wonderful. Service was impeccable. John may be the best server we’ve ever had anywhere. Highly recommend.
  30. C

    Craig

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience as always
  31. C

    Courtney

    Louisville

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I had lunch/brunch to celebrate the selling of our house. We both have gluten sensitivities and Carson’s is very accommodating. There were multiple dishes to choose from with gluten free options. He chose the Big Scrambler and I chose the Veggie Scrambler. Both were delicious and filling. He also ordered the cold brew mocktail and I had the watermelon jalepeño margarita mocktail - we were very happy with them both. We have no complaints and we will definitely be back.
  32. JT

    JustinTerawood

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Carson’s, but this was one of the best visits we’ve ever had. Our server, Amanda, was phenomenal. The food was cooked perfectly and tasted SO good.
  33. SL

    SharonL

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really enjoyed our time at Carson’s. The food was delicious and the service was great. Whenever we’re in town we always make plans to eat here.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Food was fairly good. But was disappointed with the cleanliness of the table, slow service for drinks, and was pretty expensive for what it was. Fine casual restaurant but I would just say it was alright meal.
  35. TD

    TomD

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    My wife and I had an enjoyable evening with excellent food
  36. S

    Susan

    Louisville

    102 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    102 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for restaurant week but 3 of us ordered off the menu. Food was delicious! Restaurant is noisy but a fun experience.
  37. D

    Dinersor

    Louisville

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great venue for all occasions. The only caveat is that it’s very noisy.
  38. CJ

    CrystalJ

    Greensboro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had the filet medallions and they were fabulous. Our waiter was very helpful in helping us as it was our first time! If in the Lexington area I would recommend.
  39. AT

    AndyT

    Louisville

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I love this restaurant! The food and service are always consistent and on point. And the decor and atmosphere are make this place all the better.
  40. MR

    MindyR

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    First time there and we were very pleased. The 4-oz steaks were the best I've ever had! They were the star of the evening. They were absolutely cooked perfectly and so succulent you didn't need a steak knife.

FAQs

Carson's Food & Drink is rated 4.8 stars by 3833 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 147 times today
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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