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Carson's American Bistro
American Restaurant$$
Today 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
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2000 Commonwealth Blvd Ann Arbor, MI 48105
2000 Commonwealth BoulevardUSMichiganAnn Arbor48105
$$American RestaurantToday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am – 10:00 pmTuesday 11:00 am – 10:00 pmWednesday 11:00 am – 10:00 pmThursday 11:00 am – 10:00 pmFriday 11:00 am – 11:00 pmSaturday 4:00 – 11:00 pmSunday 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Contemporary American Cuisine
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Farm-to-table steakhouse presents contemporary American cuisine plus indoor & outdoor fireplaces.- Google
"My lady friend's sandwich was very good and the meat was tender."
"That the chicken pasta with goat cheese in it as well as the house salad."
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Megan McIntyre
3 months ago
My boyfriend and I loved our experience at Carson's! We don't get the chance to dine out often, and Carson's was recommended to us so we thought we would give it a try. The moment we entered the restaurant we were promptly greeted by a friendly staff and manager. I was told that they were in the middle of new interior renovations and I could tell. From the dining area to the warm fireplace, or even towards the bar area its looks lively and inviting. Our server was Bob, and he was fantastic throughout the entire meal. He was knowledgeable, entertaining, and attentive, from cocktails to appetizers, entrees, and dessert. I ordered the cedar salmon which was amazing and my boyfriend enjoyed the 16oz Rib-eye that he stated was cooked and seasoned to perfection. We were also pleasantly surprised that even given at the late hour (9:30pm) the manager made a point to stop by our table and make sure our evening and experience was going well. I am so glad we chose to come to Carson's and would definitely recommend it to any family or friends. I can't wait until its warmer out so we can eat out on the patio.
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Kenneth F
6 months ago
Stopped in for a sandwich evening of 11/6. The two of us each ordered the prime rib sandwich. 13.95 each. Had water to drink. My lady friend's sandwich was very good and the meat was tender. My sandwich was mostly fat and gristle. I tried to eat what I could, but left most of it on the plate. I should have sent it back, but my lady friend suggested the place and I didn't want to say anything. When the check came I mentioned to the waiter (Robert B) that that sandwich should never have been served and the cook in the kitchen should be told about it. The waiter mumbled something about he would mention it and that was the end of it. In other word the waiter really didn't care. I did leave a tip of 18% as I really don't like to take it out on the waiter if the restaurant serves up a bad dish once in a while. What really made me angry was the casual attitude the waiter had toward my complaint. That was my first time at Carson's and I assure you it will be my last time. There are too many good restaurants to choose from in the Ann Arbor area,
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Jonathan Brier
6 months ago
Nothing special, but I was more focused on the working lunch than the food. Had iPads for menus, but really didn't take advantage of the medium.
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James Jackson
12 months ago
The fish and fries were very prepared, but the staff was very helpful. We were a rather large table any most of us had to wait for what seamed forever to get stuff like refills and deserts.
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Anthony Oliver
a month ago
That the chicken pasta with goat cheese in it as well as the house salad. Everything was pretty good and will probably go back. Nice atmosphere as well.
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Peja P
8 months ago
The food was extremely disappointing. For a place with such high prices I was expecting great food but wow, if you want a burger save your money and go to 5 Guys. The Caesar salad's dressing had this strange mustard taste that I have never tasted on a Caesar salad before as well, I almost thought the salad dressing was expired.
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Dennis Wendt
2 years ago
Carson's is perhaps my favorite place in Ann Arbor to eat for the price. I am very surprised with some of the lower reviews on Google; I think that many of these reviews are older. Basically, at Carson's the food is as good as the other Main Street Ventures restaurants in Ann Arbor but at a cheaper price. It's also nice to be able to park right on site. I've been there at least a half dozen times and have never had a poor or mediocre experience. The food and service has always been excellent.
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Jessica Barton
7 years ago
They offer a ton of garnishments for Martini lovers! Olives Galore. Great Salads. Not as well known as many of the mainstreet venture restuarants but probably better than most of them when it comeas to relaxed, quality service.


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$39.95 per person, tax/tip not included  
First Course
mixed greens tossed in a lemon vinaigrette with feta cheese, red peppers, black lentils, red onions, roasted butternut squash and toasted pumpkin seeds
Jack O Traveler Pumpkin Shandy
Chateau Grand Traverse Chardonnay
Second Course
Michigan dried cherry demi-glace served with butternut squash ravioli in a sage cream sauce and mashed potatoes
Bell’s Best Brown Ale
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New Holland Ichabod Pumpkin Ale
Santa Julia Tardio Dessert Wine
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Beer vs. Wine Dinner
Wed, October 29, 2014, 6:00 PM
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Join us on the patio and lawn for 
Cold Beer, Hot Jazz 
Thursday, August 7 from 4pm - 7pm
In support of Ypsi-Ann Arbor Beer Week
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Open 10am – 8pm 
Easter Sunday, April 20th

Featuring Easter Brunch!
Join us for breakfast style items served 10am-2pm.

Our traditional menu items will be available from 10am-8pm.

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Easter Brunch
Sun, April 20, 2014, 10:00 AM

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Fried Chicken Roulade
Bone-out chicken rolled with crispy bacon, fresh herbs and a blend of cheeses, finished with a natural reduction, served with truffled potato au gratin, sautéed spinach and cayenne spiced cinnamon apple compote
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Join us for our
with a short discussion between each course on your favorite pairing!
$39.95 per person, tax/tip not included
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Gnocchi Norciana
Locally made gnocchi in a creamy tomato sauce with porcini mushrooms, housemade sweet Italian sausage and fresh rosemary, finished with parmesan cheese.
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