Carson's Food & Drink

4.8
2966 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. We can't wait to welcome you!

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!
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ChristinaB
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always have a great experience at Carson's!!! Excellent food and service!

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SamC
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carson's never disappoints! The food is great and the setting looks upscale yet relaxing.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bread pudding french toast and deep fried biscuits are a must! Always delicious and stay is very friendly! We❤️ Carson's!

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vipLouanneC
Louisville
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent! Server was friendly and attentive. Noise level was okay, it’s part of the atmosphere. Will go back again and again.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and the drinks were excellent - extremely busy but our server was great. No room to wait though for table and hostess a tad bit overwhelmed

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vipBrooksS
Louisville
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wife’s Birthday

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vipFrankM
Louisville
29 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

What made this dinner outstanding was our server Tyler. His recommendations when requested were excellent and he checked on us periodically without being intrusive. Superb job by him.

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DarleneB
Louisville
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Mother’s birthday!

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viptraveler
Las Vegas
33 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All 5 star plus. Best food and drink I had in a long time

Great waiter.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From entering the restaurant to the final bite of dessert this place rocks ! Great food, staff and reasonable prices

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Little too loud next to the streer

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everyone in our party of 4 enjoyed their meals. Service was excellent and prompt. In town for Keeneland and would definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. I made a reservation through this app, We was actually 15 minutes late and was able to get seated quickly. Service was five star and food was excellent.

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ShelleyM
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at Carson’s and it didn’t disappoint. The food was excellent. Will definitely be back!

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RobinT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I frequent Carson’s regularly, or as much as we can (always packed and hard to get a table). We came for his birthday and it was perfect. We sat in a booth and it was pretty quiet. The service is always so great and food and drinks, incredible. They have a wide variety of options on the menu so whoever you bring will find something they like. We had a wonderful time and look forward to visiting for dinner again soon. 😊

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vipJenniferM
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining there and was impressed with the food, ambiance and service! Glad we made this choice!

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JoshS
Louisville
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and atmosphere. Will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was excellent as was the food. Delicious

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PatriciaC
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Restaurant was fine…parking a nightmare!!

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Katy
Memphis/West TN
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Great, thank you!

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AaronM
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jeff was our waiter. He was awesome. Super knowledgeable about the menu and our options. Drinks were never empty, food was on point, service was impeccable. Made for a wonderful evening and experience. Would highly recommend Carson's and top marks for Jeff.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall great experience. Andrew, our server, was kind helpful and had excellent timing. We were able to get in and out without feeling rushed. Food was excellent as always.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious! I had the grilled ham snd gruyere sandwich, my husband had the pork belly burger and we were both very impressed! Andrew was our waiter, very attentive and kind. I would highly recommend this restaurant!

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vipTimothyR
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our go to place in Lexington. Terrific food and service.

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PrestonF
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We traveled to Lexington to celebrate our daughters 22nd birthday. After checking the menu we chose Carson’s. We were not disappointed. Scott provide excellent service and made perfect suggestions on the food. The music, the vibe and the history make this place a must do. This was one of the best meals we’ve had in Lexington.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great. I had the ribs which were amazing. Also loved the smoked gouda mac and cheese.

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KayKay
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Really not impressed. We had heard raving reviews about Carson's, so we decided to try it out. For the price, the food was mediocre. Our waitress was fine towards us, but we witnessed her rolling her eyes at a large party seated in her area and her demeanor towards us completely changed at that time as well. I guess she was just having a bad day 🤷 The broccoli with cheese sauce was literally two long stalks of broccoli with a glob of lard-looking cheese. Not that appetizing.

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BethW
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food was creative and delicious. Fair pricing. Noise level is too high, really cannotarry on a conversation unless your next to a person.

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SueAnnU
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best anniversary dinner. Our server made fantastic recommendations and was absolutely phenomenal. They even gave us a champagne toast on the house. We highly recommend this place. It’s our favorite lexington spot.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took a friend traveling through Lexington for brunch! She enjoyed her Bloody Mary and meal tremendously! She’s giving you guys a 10/10!

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TonyaW
Louisville
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed the food and atmosphere of Carson’s. We love the Béarnaise sauce and Parmesan cheese on the fries! I had a kir royale, which was also delish. My husband ordered the filet mignon while I ordered the Spinach and Field Greens with salmon. Every bite was tastebud heaven — many vibrant flavors coming together for pleasurable nourishment.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Kudos to our server Tony!

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MaryW
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Excellent food as always. Love this place.

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LaurenBlair
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Fun, even with kids!

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vipKYfan
Louisville
31 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carson's food is always excellent. I brought someone who had never eaten there and she loved her meal as well.

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vipByobgirl
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for the first time while in town for racing season and bourbon tours. Loved it so much we booked again for our last night before heading hone.
Service was spectacular. Food was great and the cocktails extra good!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect experience. Seated immediately with an on-time reservation. Food was excellent. Service was incredible. Steaks cooked to perfection with perfect char. Hefe was fresh off the tap. Ashtin was our server and she was on point with the timing and service. Best restaurant value in Lexington.

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Terri21
Louisville
13 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent as well as the service. Carson’s is one of my favorite restaurants in Lexington KY

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vipLeslieW
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tony provides excellent care. Great recommendations, speedy service, and a charming table-side manner.
Drinks were tasty! Tuna was tip-top!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again!! Every time i come here everything is outstanding, EVERYTHING. I will continue to come here to my favorite place in Lexington THANK YOU!!

FAQs

Carson's Food & Drink is rated 4.8 stars by 2966 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.