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

Carson's Food & Drink

4.9
4.9
5657 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 156 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 5,657 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Central Kentucky

    Best Overall

  • Central Kentucky

    Best Food

  • Central Kentucky

    Best Value

  • Central Kentucky

    Great for brunch

  • Central Kentucky

    American

  • Central Kentucky

    Most Booked

  • Lexington

    Best Overall

  • Lexington

    Best Food

  • Lexington

    Best Ambience

  • Lexington

    Best Value

  • Lexington

    Great for brunch

  • Lexington

    Hot spot

  • Lexington

    Lively

  • Lexington

    American

  • Lexington

    Most Booked

5,657 Reviews
  1. Nathan

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The reservation was ready when expected. The food came out quickly. The food was great. The drink was great. And the birthday surprise was delicious too. It’s pricey, but this experience was worth it.

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  2. Doug

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A Lexington must! Every time we are down, we visit Carson’s!

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  3. Lexie

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great meal at Carson’s! Excellent cocktails, especially the seasonal cocktails for the spring!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great and plentiful. The wait staff was incredible. Cannot wait until they open in Andover!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome..food was great..a little bit of a wait

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent options for celiac, staff was knowledgeable and accommodating and the food was outstanding!!

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  7. LacheenaC

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service. Excellent food and delicious options to choose from. The environment had great energy and folks seeemed to really enjoy the atmosphere.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food, service and atmosphere. Another 15 characters to satisfy the requirements for submitting this.

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  9. DanaM

    Nashville

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good! Be sure to get the bourbon bread pudding with ice cream. May need to ask for it separately. Delicious!!

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  10. Lynn

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great. Waiter was fantastic. It is loud in restaurant and had problems hearing

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  11. Heather

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious! Service from Julie & Gabe was fantastic--friendly and offered their knowledge and expertise :)

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  12. GaryG

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Very good food and excellent service, but wow - was it loud in there. The interior design seems to amplify sound so that you are yelling to have a conversation. Go during a not peak dinner time. We will try it again.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Noise level way too high. Hard to have a decent conversation. Please consider some sort of sound buffer.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Food! Ryan was our server and did a great job - very professional, knew the menu, kept a close eye on our table and had new drinks ready before we knew we were down to the last drops. Will definitely go back and recommend to others.

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  15. FranklyMyDear

    Louisville

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Save room for the Banana Bread Pudding - it is outstanding.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to eat! Our experience was excellent!!

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Carson's was fabulous! The food was delicious, and the wait staff was incredible. We had 7 tables of 4, and we were spread out around the restaurant. Every table said their server was one of the best servers they ever had. No two tables had the same server! That speaks volumes! The food was superb, and the Peanut Butter Pie and Bread pudding were exceptional desserts!

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  18. CandiceA

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food! Waiter was friendly. Seated right away. Had the game on tv. Price wasn’t too bad for great quality!

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  19. YoulondaM

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Carson’s food and service is always excellent! For special occasions, there’s not a better place to eat in Lexington. The spicy shrimp is my favorite, and the truffle fries are perfection! ♥️

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  20. KellyV

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved everything about it and our waitress was excellent.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always wonderful, one of my favorite downtown locations 👍🏼 not a quiet atmosphere so if going on a date not ideal but it's an energetic business casual environment that has great food!

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  22. BestSteakInCity

    Cincinnati

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was good as usual. Julia V made the whole experience excellent!

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Carsons is the best! Highly recommend for brunch & dinner!

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  24. Funwfriends

    Atlanta Metro

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for my daughters birthday and Julie was our server and she was fabulous. We are from Georgia and had never been to Carsons before we will be back

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I really enjoyed my first visit to Carson’s. The hostesses were friendly and very efficient. My waiter Tay (Tavien?) was very helpful with the menu, his timing was perfect checking on me, (and it was Blue Grass weekend, so it was busy), and I just appreciated his overall service. And then, the food was great. I’ve already described the creole chicken and shrimp entrée to family and friends. Will definitely be back to order this again…although I want to try so many other items on the menu. Highly Recommended.

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  26. LarryH

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome!!! I’m coming back soon!! The service was top notch

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  27. ChrissyR

    Cincinnati

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was outstanding! I never wrote reviews, but I had to let everyone know how great the food and drinks are! We came in town from Cincinnati and Carson’s, in my humble opinion was better than Rubys!

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  28. Casondra

    Nashville

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love Carson’s and have never had a bad experience. Their seasonal blueberry lemon drop martini is fantastic and we’re going to try and make it back before it’s gone!

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  29. CynthiaB

    Puerto Vallarta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent!! From the initial vibe when you walk in, to the outstanding service and the heavenly food, this place is firing on all cylinders!

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  30. MatthewT

    Minneapolis

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome experience at Carson’s as always! The atmosphere and food were fantastic. Service was top notch. Must stop restaurant!

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Above average. Could’ve been more accommodating with our addition of another guest.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible lunch! I love all the gluten free options, and the salmon bruschetta is absolutely divine.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food, great service! I can’t wait to go back!

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  34. TracyH

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service was wonderful! The selection was awesome and we will be back!

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s my 2nd time here and it’s still as wonderful as the first time. Greta service, great drinks and amazing food. Love this place!

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious, and our waitress checked on us just the right amount of times. The peanut butter pie is outstanding!! Will definitely go back!!!

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  37. WalterF

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Was there for my birthday lunch with friends and Ryan was a wonderful server.

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  38. MaryL

    Louisville

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Second time here and ordered items I did not have the last time—truffle fries, So Cal burger, chocolate torte—-10/10 highly recommend!!

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  39. Gary

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great, loved the happy hour options. Our server was very personable.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, drinks and service. While there was a good number of diners, the food came out quickly, prepared properly and was delicious.

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FAQs

Carson's Food & Drink is rated 4.9 stars by 5657 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 156 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
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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