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

Carson's Food & Drink

4.8
4.8
3677 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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Booked 125 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 3,677 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
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Central Kentucky

    Best Overall

  • Central Kentucky

    Best Food

  • Central Kentucky

    Best Value

  • Central Kentucky

    Great for Lunch

  • 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

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Lexington

    American

  • Lexington

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Never a bad experience at Carson’s, food and service is always spot on. Highly recommend for anyone

  2. l

    lindsayf

    Louisville

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had an amazing meal, as usual! Best service, best food!

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    First time here and now a favorite! Food was exceptional!

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The filet was fantastic! I ordered it with the scallops. The cheese grits are outstanding! Try their bourbon smash. You won’t be disappointed.

  5. CE

    ConnieE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We dined on delicious salmon , steak & bread pudding. Our waitress was there for all of our needs and very friendly. We have been to this restaurant three times and will go again as soon as possible!

  6. LK

    LKG12

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a great meal, service and enjoyable atmosphere!

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Birthday dinner. Got the ribs appetizer. Wow! Brannen was our waitress and was fantastic!

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Celebrated 35th wedding anniversary. Great place to go.

  9. J

    Jannifer

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Very great food! Good location! Margarita was amazing as well ! First time there and will be back thank you!

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Father’s Day dinner Very good food & service

  11. v

    verala

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved every minute. And the bbq Mac n cheese… whew, my husband and I fought over the last few bites

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    So amazing! My first time there and it was worth every penny!

  13. MT

    MelanieT

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service, food, drinks and ambiance were all stellar!

  14. DG

    DebraG

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    my steak was slightly over done but still good, husband had the shrimp and grits and he is still talking about it! Rachel was excellent and very knowledgeable about the area, places to eat, bourbon, etc. The after dinner cocktails were AH-mazing, along with Derby bites! we would definitely go back!

  15. MK

    MattK

    Louisville

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious as always!

  16. G

    Gary

    Cincinnati

    30 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    The food was really good. Me and my wife took out our son and they made home a sundae special and he loved it so much. We will definitely be back.

  17. BS

    BobbyS

    Louisville

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service, was very, very happy the bone in ribeye was the special. My favorite meal at Carson’s.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great evening out.

  19. A

    Amber

    Louisville

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Carson’s never disappoints, it is one of my favorite restaurants in Lexington. Celebrated my birthday last night and was rewarded with a beautiful dessert! Also tried the sweet and spicy pineapple martini and it was great, definitely getting that again next time.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Go to Carson’s!

  21. BJ

    BrandonJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything Carson’s is fantastic! Never disappoints!

  22. AH

    AngelaH

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was our first visit. Very impressed. Large portions. Food was so delicious. Overall a wonderful experience.

  23. MM

    MaryM

    Louisville

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Great food, The patio seemed a tad noisier than previous visits during lunch. Overall, great experience!

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Really nice place. For the price your paying I feel the facility could have been in better condition. Had a little wait time for follow up items from our sever.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Anniversary

  26. PG

    PennyG

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Food and service are always outstanding. A little loud on the patio ( traffic noise, emergency vehicles) so keep that in mind. A favorite for us!!!

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Carson’s food is consistently good. Prices are fair - maybe on the higher side. But portions are ample as well. Always a good choice to go to Carson’s. Parking is their issue and no real solution in sight.

  28. KR

    KarenR

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    We love the food and service at Carson’s. highly recommend

  29. KK

    KKnight

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    The food was presented beautifully, however I ordered the salmon Benedict and received the steak Benedict. This made us to have to wait for the salmon dish while my husband finished his in the meantime. This made us late for our ticketed event. Our server told us it was her fault due to she had just got three hours sleep the night before. The food is always incredible here and still it was.

  30. K

    Katie

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was great! Service was excellent also! I had the veggie scramble and it was huge and very good.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Food was outstanding! I love their Bloody Marys! Awesome atmosphere in the summer looking out at Main St.

  32. DS

    DanielS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always great food and service. Well worth the price.

  33. PR

    PatrickR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was our first experience at Carson’s and it was perfect! We will be back!

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    It was awesome as always! Great drinks, great food!

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everyone loved it. We will come back again!

  36. MZ

    MeredithZ

    Cincinnati

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a fantastic meal. Our server Ian was great!

  37. BE

    BluegrassEats

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always consistently good. Tried the baked goat cheese for the first time, really good.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great time at Carsons for my Husband’s Birthday! Consistently great experience & food

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Like always, Carson’s has amazing food, excellent staff and beautiful ambience.

  40. AH

    AmericanHoney24

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food is always consistently very tasty! And the cocktails are really inventive and refreshing!

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Carson's Food & Drink is rated 4.8 stars by 3677 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

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Booked 125 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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