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

Carson's Food & Drink

4.8
4.8
4166 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 p.m.


Booked 140 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

  • Neighbourhood

    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 4,166 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 Value

  • Central Kentucky

    American

  • Central Kentucky

    Most Booked

  • Lexington

    Best Overall

  • Lexington

    Best Food

  • Lexington

    Best Service

  • Lexington

    Best Value

  • Lexington

    Brunch

  • Lexington

    Hot Spot

  • Lexington

    American

  • Lexington

    Most Booked

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  1. P

    Pinky

    Denver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved the food & our server was excellent. She was very engaging & we had a wonderful time.
  2. a

    addim

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall2food4service4ambience4
    we were sat directly by the door and even though i had informed them it was an anniversary, they did nothing about it. the food was good but not as much as the bill was.
  3. JG

    JackG

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food was excellent but we were seated close to the entrance and had other patrons hovering near our table as they waited to be seated. Restaurant might consider creating a separate space for those waiting to be seated as many had to wait outside in the cold.
  4. EH

    ElizabethH

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing! We had the best champagne cocktails!
  5. BR

    BradfordR

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great, always a festive atmosphere.
  6. AM

    AnneM

    Tallahassee

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time dining at Carson’s and everything was fabulous. Loved the Cosmo made with cucumber vodka. Waitress was exceptional and she gave us some awesome suggestions. We will most definitely return.
  7. MN

    MatthewN

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I are frequent diners at Carson’s! In fact it’s our favorite restaurant in the Lexington area! The food is always excellent and the service is always spot on! If you’ve never been don’t wait any longer, book a reservation now!!!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The space is cozy andthe food was fabulous.
  9. BD

    BradD

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always have a great experience at Carson’s! The food, service, atmosphere is outstanding!
  10. C

    Carlos

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food2service4ambience4
    Burger was overcooked and tasteless. Service was good.
  11. RV

    RobertV

    Louisville

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My wife meds Gluten Free options and Carson’s has an excellent selection of GF foods that taste great.
  12. MN

    MelissaN

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Recommend the bacon jam and Swiss burger but it is big enough for two meals!! And the smoked Gouda Mac and cheese is amazing
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was absolutely fantastic. Everything was delicious. Service away excellent. Very cool atmosphere and decor. Would definitely go again!
  14. RL

    RevLisa

    Washington DC

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I ❤️ Carsons!! The food is beyond great!! I eat here 2-3 times each time I am in Lex. The service and the servers are exceptional both in the front and back of the house. If you're in Lex and you haven't tried it, you are missing out. If you visit and don't try it, you are missing out. If you are a Foodie, you definitely need to put this spot on your list!! I've done brunch, lunch and dinner and all are equally fantastic! I can't wait to go back and might try to sneak one more stop in before I leave. 😁
  15. JG

    JohnG

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We really liked the restaurant, food, service and recommendations, and will definitely be back. What impressed me the most was that it was the night before Thanksgiving and our flight to Lexington was delayed by over 4 hours and yet they made accommodation for us with no hassle. That is an experience of customer service. Definitely recommend.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wife and I had a much needed date night and everything was top notch! Food was top tier, portions were more than enough, and drinks were out of this world!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took my wife to Carson’s we had there barbecue ribs was one of the best ribs I’ve ever had in my life and I’ve had a lot of ribs five stars for Carson’s
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, great food and Steph is the most awesome server!
  19. TJ

    ToriJ

    Charleston

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved having brunch as an option the day before thanksgiving! It was absolutely amazing! Food was great, Jason was amazing and was so kind to our toddler! Great food, service and just a great experience! We plan to make this a day before thanksgiving tradition!!
  20. CT

    CharlieT

    Atlanta

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Servings were large. Cocktails were fun and tasty. Goat cheese dip appetizer was awesome. Sweet and spicy steak was good not great.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing as always!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sensational brunch. No Sunday alcohol until 11:00 am
  23. JM

    JacquelinM

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had the ham and Greer on sourdough sandwich (topped with a fried egg) amazingly delicious
  24. W

    Wilbback

    Louisville

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service. Great food. We love it there. Best brunch in town!
  25. G

    Green

    Louisville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience4
    The restaurant was a little busy and food was cold when we got it.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really good food. Really good cocktails. Really good service. Really good atmosphere. This is the number one stop for us when in Lexington.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and good food!
  28. S

    Susan

    Louisville

    105 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    105 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Variety is excellent. Menu offers entrees that are pricey and sandwiches that are very reasonable. Restaurant is a little too loud. Exceptional experience overall.
  29. EB

    ElbertB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great, the service great, and the look and feel was outstanding.
  30. DW

    DavidW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is fantastic. One of the best dining experiences anywhere. Get the deep fried biscuits.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible Brunch experience. Service, drinks, food and atmosphere were perfect!! Will definitely return snd highly recommend.
  32. PW

    PhilW

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The atmosphere was great, service was great as were the food and drink. Highly recommend.
  33. O

    Orlando

    Louisville

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is always outstanding and service is excellent
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time visiting Carson’s and we were very impressed! Food was wonderful and service was outstanding! I had the Filet Medallions with Scallops and my Husband had the New Strip. Both were prepared to our specifications and delicious. We had a few drinks from the bar, which were tasty as well! Our server gave us a free Cheesecake, since we were celebrating our 27th Wedding Anniversary. All in all, great experience. We will definitely be back! Nice collaboration of all the staff to make sure everything was wonderful!
  35. MM

    MelisaM

    Cincinnati

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The ribs and the grilled Brie were both amazing!!! Love Carson’s!!!!
  36. CP

    CarolynP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ask for Tony as your server! The food is excellent, but make a reservation - even for lunch - and realize it is upscale pricing. But it is a thriving place.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was wonderful. We celebrated our wedding anniversary and our seating accommodations were even met. Amazing staff and food as always.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience4
    Mid afternoon “linner”to celebrate an anniversary with good friends. Food came out on time. Everything arrived at proper temperature. Service was exceptional. The only thing that continues to be a failing grade is their parking lot. It’s laughable. It’s actually a disgrace considering the quality of the dining experience Carson’s otherwise continues delivers. You might expect and maybe accept this at some rural truck stop or diner. Not one of the classiest place in Lexington, KY. Ownership/management DO SOMETHING TO FIX THIS!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dining experience. Will definitely be back.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a wonderful meal. Never been disappointed!

FAQs

Carson's Food & Drink is rated 4.8 stars by 4166 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 p.m.


Booked 140 times today
Google Map for Carson's Food & Drink

362 E Main St, Lexington, KY 40507

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Eastern Ave

  • Neighbourhood

    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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