Carson's Food & Drink

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$30 and under
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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!
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OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined a day ago
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 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

AG
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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 3 days ago
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
56 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

K
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

J
Cincinnati
29 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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.

LP
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love Carson’s. Service is always on point. Variety of options for appetizers and main meals.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience3

It was a great experience, service was extremely polite and quick, and food was delicious and delivered very quickly. Steak was a bit cooked more than asked for and lighting was slightly darker than optimal, but overall outstanding experience.

JC
Louisville
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined there twice for Sunday Brunch food was great, service excellent, prompt seating with reservation, only dig is the noise level was a little high but manageable.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, atmosphere and service!

KM
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an amazing experience! The ribs are awesome and the brie is a must!

KD
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was outstanding. Our server was very personable. As always our food was amazing.

JV
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite place to eat in Lexington, always excellent.

OT
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the Hot Brown Benedict

JG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is our go to date night restaurant. The food well above par. Service is beyond excellent. Quality of the food is superior to other restaurants. I can not express enough how worth it is to eat here.

GM
Charlotte
23 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were outstanding. We will be back

LS
Louisville
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They always meet our expectations- great food, service, and location.

CA
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience all around ! Quality food, good service!

OT
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been here several times for anniversary and it is always unique and pleasant. The service is always outstanding and tonight was no different with Scott as our waiter. we had a great meal And we will definitely be back

OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carson’s, always a great choice! Love to meet here before or after downtown events.

SE
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome chicken and waffles. Do not miss salmon bruschetta. We had reservations for 10am. when we got there, there was a line of walk ins. Restaurant pretty full by 10:30am. Really cool atmosphere. Wait staff excellent.

OT
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere!

WL
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We can’t say enough about how wonderful the experience. The baked goat cheese was the most amazing thing I have ever had! The watermelon martini was perfect. Our waiter Matt was spot on with his service...and very friendly. We will be bake to try the grilled Brie!

SE
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We tried 4 appetizers all of which were excellent. Spicy shrimp, tuna wraps, salmon bruschetta, brie which peach marinade. Chicken parmesan sandwich and salmon were great entrees. Chocolate cake good way to finish.

s
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Excellent menu great value. Been there for dinner lunch brunch and happy hour. Never disappointed. Huge portions. Appetizers alone could make a meal.my only issue is with the noise level but I guess that's to be expected with such a popular restaurant. Reservations absolutely necessary.

OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

8:00 reservation. Hostess was less than kind. Numerous open tables but did not seat us until after 8:30 when we finally found a manager. Once finally seated, service and dinner were wonderful.

KD
Indiana
38 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

For the first thirty minutes, we only saw our waitress one time. Food was excellent. Bar service was great.

BS
Louisville
14 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great as always, not going to keep me from continuing to be a patron but I had hoped with the parking lot upgrade there would be more spaces...….

LL
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Scallops are my ultimate favorite! I wish they had a half option for lunch. The wedge salad is really good also!

JG
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere for any special occasion.

MB
Raleigh
24 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All four of us loved every morsel! Bernaise Truffle Fries are to die for!! Service was just right. Cocktails are superbly crafted. Noise level was reasonable. Will definitely go back.