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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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Richmond
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I had the best experience dining at Carson’s. We arrived early and enjoyed cocktails at the bar prior to our reservation time. The service was outstanding at both the bar and the restaurant. Every item we ordered from the spicy shrimp appetizer to our salads and entrees were delicious.
Cannot wait to visit again!

AP
Louisville
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We were there very late night but bar and kitchen were both extemely accomodating! I love Carson's. It has a very metropolitan ambiance but is equally comfortable. The menu is spot on--everything I have tried is wonderful. This is one of my go-to establishments in Lexington!

BL
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tge service and the setting are amazing, and the food & drink do not disappoint. All around great place to eat.

OT
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome place and awesome food!

P
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Its a great local place with an AMAZING selection of food and drinks. Staff was friendly and quick. The place it self was beautiful. My new favorite spot in town!

OT
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food is always amazing and we love the atmosphere.

KD
Indiana
38 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

We arrived and were seated at a booth which I had requested in my reservation. We started with the Brie, jam and fruit. It arrived warm along with our waitress wanting to take our order. As always, the burgers never disappoint. Once our food arrived, it took awhile for our server to check on us. Condiments were left off one burger. Burger was cold by the time our request was taken care of. Four Stars!

Better service with a smile would have warranted 5 stars.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful mix of old and new...original brick, reclaimed wood, with modern fare and delicious bourbon. The wait staff were knowledgeable as well as delightfully charming and helpful with recommendations. Only in Lexington for one night like us? This is THE place to dine without any pretentiousness.

W
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Very good food. Really loud. Sat by the front door. Pretty chilly when door kept opening. We’re seated in a very small booth, crowded. We were celebrating our anniversary.

WC
Louisville
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been all over the world... Carson’s is still top of our list

JA
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the beat restaurant in the area! The food is amazing! I have definitely found a new favorite restaurant in the Lexington area.

M
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Energetic atmosphere. Good food and service.

KB
Louisville
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience and delicious food! The service is always super friendly as well.

MK
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spectacular brunch. The chicken and waffles were so good. This place never disappoints.

OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Server was awesome as was food and beverages!

G
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Arrived early for reservation and were seated immediately. Service top notch. Recommendations from our server on point and showed extensive personal knowledge of the menu. Salads fresh, burger amazing, and filet tender and perfectly prepared. Will definitely be back!

OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and drinks.

OT
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food always good—soup and salad is my go-to. Service a bit slow but we went at peak lunch. Love the ambience.

GM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Good appetizer menu, large portions. Place was packed from 5:30-7:30. Make advance reservations. Food lacking in flavor eg. Mussels good presentation but sauce was flavorless; Ribs gave you a lot and fall off the bone but sauce no distinct flavor - both disappointing for that

FG
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a great time. The food was delicious!

OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect place to meet up with friends from high school to catch up on life. Great service, food and atmosphere was perfect for a beautiful Sunday brunch.

k
Louisville
13 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappointed...the food and service are top-notch!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a beautiful place to eat! The food was amazing and the service was top notch!

GP
Jacksonville
10 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

From a bartender who refused to make eye contact with us when we arrived to the server who was more concerned with other tables, we had a good meal and first evening in Lexington spoiled by poor service.

JN
Louisville
18 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I refer Everyone to Carson’s whenever I’m asked. It’s great for casual, dates, meetings, anything really and the food is always superb!

OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wife’s Birthday

SO
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My wife and I met with another couple who had never been to Carson's but wanted to. They were impressed with every aspect of the evening there. Ricky, our server, was phenomenal; never hovered, always knew when to check with us, and was like an old friend to each of us. We were there 3 hours and every minute was terrific. Carson's gained at least 2 new repeat customers that night.

G
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best place to go for some great food. Brunch on Sunday has a live band, a lot of fun! Must go here!!!

KH
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have gone here once before but the other three people with me had not. They all loved it. The server was excellent, my reservations were ready, the food was presented beautifully and the ribs were excellent. My friend loved the Bloody Mary's and for once when I ordered a Mimosa, I did not feel like I was just drinking Orange Juice. I see why it is one of the top restaurants in Kentucky.

LM
Indiana
29 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent brunch. Great service, amazing food. Consistently great!

h
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came to Lexington from NY to see football game. Carson’s was beyond our expectations.

MW
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Carson’s was awesome. We went for a birthday and all had a great time.

T
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So glad we made reservations. That’s something customers should do. The salmon bruschetta was so a real treat with lots of flavorful dill and capers with the goat cheese and salmon. My meal was the Portabella veggie stack. It was excellent but I had the sauce on the side. Good thing as it was very hot. Such a flavorful dish without it.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and service!! Great experience overall! Thanks Smiley and Amanda for the great time! Can’t wait to come back!!

AD
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Service and atmosphere were great. Food was very sub par. I was not impressed with the food at all. Flavorless.

DK
Louisville
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome place!! Our waiter, Scott, was very informative since it was our first visit. He was very courteous and the service was excellent! We will definitely be repeat customers! Thank you!

KC
Louisville
14 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and wonderful service,wonderful beverage selection.

BY
Louisville
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and service!!! Always a great place to visit!!!

OT
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience. Will definitely go again!

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