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

Carson's Food & Drink

4.8
4.8
5551 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

8:00 p.m.


Booked 157 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 5,551 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
  • 4.9Food
  • 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

5,551 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    The issues was nothing to do with the restaurant but customers whom bring their children and they scream and cry. No respect for others. Why would someone think someone wants to hear THEIR children. My thoughts.

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  2. Jerr

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food and service. Our favorite place to eat!

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  3. Chickie

    Louisville

    45 reviews

    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lauren S was our patient server! She had recommendations, which were superb-the Brunch Buiscuits and Bloody Marys and our entrees were delectable, as usual. There was so much food we both took home leftovers!

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  4. chuckles

    Greater Boston

    50 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    50 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was good, nothing out of the ordinary. Service was also good. Restaurant was quite loud so hard to hear. Overall a nice dinner.

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  5. PatrickB

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and wonderful service. Took great care of myself and my wife.

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  6. Wilbback

    Louisville

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always great to go to Carson’s. About our 50th time. We love it. Whether dinner, brunch or drinks we love it.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome server and food as always!! My favorite place to eat!

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  8. PaulB

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were seated quickly. The restaurant was busy and moderately loud. Our server was attentive, friendly and efficient. Our food quality was excellent, portion sizes were large and we were served quickly, without feeling rushed. Everything about our experience was great with the exception of parking. Their parking situation is very poor! Cannot wait until their Andover location opens!

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  9. TonyR

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    great food and service - pricing is good compared to other similar restaurants.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Carson’s is an overall excellent restaurant and I bring all my out of state friends and relatives when they come to visit. Highly recommend!

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  11. DanielJ

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first time dining here and we’ve already made reservations for a return visit. The food was delicious and plentiful. Our wait staff Daniel was on top of everything. The timing of our food was perfect. Wait staff like Daniel is what you need to keep and hire. They along with the food is what brings customers back. Thank you for a wonderful birthday dinner for my wife.

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  12. Mama

    Louisville

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic meal and fun restaurant! The noise level was a little loud.

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  13. Jerry

    Atlanta Metro

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always the best of everything. Service, atmosphere and food.

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  14. DianeS

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was some of the best food and service our family has had in a very long time. The place itself was beautifully decorated and the staff was incredibly attentive. We will definitely be back.

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  15. AlazayeM

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is a 10/10 the food was amazing and my server Sarah was absolutely fantastic!

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  16. KellyO

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good experience.The food was delicious.Our drinks were good as well.

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  17. RajP

    Columbus

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is amazing! You won’t be disappointed!

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  18. Melissa

    Charleston

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always excellent service and food.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, Carson’s provides amazing food with great portions! Always a favorite of ours!

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, Carsons is amazing!! Thanks to our awesome server, John, for taking exceptional care of us. Look forward to another Friday night date with my bride!

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Typically, we have all good experiences here. The waitress seemed preoccupied and was not very attractive. We ordered extra salad dressing but didn't receive it. The nachos, though, were delicious! Our pork belly mac and cheese was lacking much pork belly sauce. Only the 1st few bites were pork belly, then rest was just mac and cheese. Whatever you do, don't be stingy with the sauce! If we wanted just mac and cheese, we wouldn't have ordered pork belly mac and cheese. We improvised with scraping BBQ from the rib plate on top of the mac and cheese. Mediocre is not Carson's way of doing things. We have dined here several times, but this afternoon was a disappointment. Presentation of food and an attentive waitress would have made the difference in fair to a very good experience. Perhaps next time it will be better as there's always hope!

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  22. ReneeC

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is always delicious, and the service is always great!

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  23. CynthiaG

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Yes it may be a tad noisy, but it’s consistently an outstanding experience. The service is prompt and friendly. The food is always delicious.

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  24. BradR

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place. We’d never been for brunch, great brunch selection they offered their full menu. My wife and I go here whenever we’re able to get rid of the kids for the night.

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  25. EvanK

    Detroit

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent experience! Ask for Thomas -he was awesome and took the time to explain the menu and make recommendations

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  26. 2blssd4wrds

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I’ve had some superb meals across the globe and I put Carson’s among the best.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My husband and I are Vegan, this Carson’s has some goooood Vegan options! Food came out fast, hot and well presented. I will be back!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ryan was our server and he was great. Food was amazing as always. First time trying the goat cheese appetizer and it was delicious. Carson’s is a staple for a downtown meal!

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  29. JimV

    San Francisco

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food & dessert were amazing as usual!!! My long island ice tea has way too much sour!! My gin and tonic tasted very off.

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  30. UpAndGone

    Columbus

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first visit to Carson’s was impressive in every way: ideal Lexington ambience, excellent service, and delicious foods and drinks. The $8 Old Fashioned Happy Hour delivered a perfect OF. The brie-pear chutney starter was delicious, as were our burger and ham-Gruyère sandwich selections. We couldn’t resist the award-winning banana-bourbon bread pudding, either. Who could? This restaurant is definitely a new favorite for us.

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  31. BillD

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Our meal was delicious, service was prompt and courteous, but it is a loud environment. We were tucked into a booth so we could talk, but lots going on around us.

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  32. SarahM

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been to Carson’s multiple times and they never disappoint. The food and service were wonderful. Hands down our favorite restaurant in Lexington.

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  33. RobertS

    Louisville

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, service, and atmosphere as always. Fantastic happy hour!

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    A great place for a date night! The BBQ Mac and cheese is amazing, don’t hesitate to order it!

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  35. Campy

    Chicago

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place! Great value, great service and very good Old Fashioneds!

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  36. Dave

    Louisville

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Booth is the way to go for casual conversation. Drinks and meals paced well. Excellent service.

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  37. maclarenjc

    Detroit

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time dining at Carson’s in Lexington. Sorry we had not been able to dine there before. We totally enjoyed our experience there from the excellent service to appetizers through dessert. The atmosphere is very welcoming and pleasant. A well curated menu with a good variety of options ranging from healthy to sandwiches and entrees. I personally had the Pork Belly Beer Cheese Burger and the Smoked Gouda Mac and Cheese which worked very well together. For dessert we had the Banana Bourbon Bread Pudding which was a great way to finish off the meal. Looking forward to future visits to try more choices.

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  38. Shan

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful meal from start to finish. Great ambience. When the restaurant is full, and it was the night we visited, it gets very loud. Fully recommend for a special occasion or if you’re simply wanting delicious food.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time at Carson's did not disappoint! Daniel our server was excellent and the food was incredible! Truffle fries and Oscar Medallions were stand out favorites. We'll definitely be back.

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  40. MichaelK

    Louisville

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great. Service excellent. Great atmosphere. Prices very reasonable

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FAQs

Carson's Food & Drink is rated 4.8 stars by 5551 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 p.m.


Booked 157 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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