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Carson's American Bistro

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2000 Commonwealth Blvd, Ann Arbor, MI 48105-1580 (Plymouth Road)
+1 888-456-3463
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
2 reviews
Reviewed December 10, 2016 via mobile

We've dined in and carried out a couple times from Carson's and consistently found it way below average. The service has been slow and inattentive at best. The food has just not been well prepared, tending to be overcooked and universally disappointing. The northeast corner of Ann Arbor doesn't have too many choices, but this is one to avoid.

Thank DavisRe
MainstreetVentures, Guest Relations Manager at Carson's American Bistro, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for the feedback. I am disappointed to hear about your poor experience at Carson's. I have forwarded your review to our General Manager, Scott Behler, and we would really like to speak with you personally. If possible, please contact Scott at (734)622-0537. If you prefer to provide your contact information I would be happy to pass it... More 

Ann Arbor, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed December 9, 2016

Went to Carson's for lunch today. The interior is rather dark which was a pity on a snowy day with lots of sunshine, but the booths are comfortable and the atmosphere is pleasant. The menu choices (displayed on tablets) are pretty standard and not too exciting. There is the usual range of salads, pasta, sandwiches/burgers, seafood and steaks similar to... More 

Thank TravelFan48105
MSVRestaurants, Guest Relations Manager at Carson's American Bistro, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for your comments. Your feedback will help us identify where we can improve. Best Regards, Lisa Hunt Assistant Manager Guest Services Mainstreet Ventures Inc. lisa@msventures.net (888)456-3463 More 

Livonia, Michigan
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168 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed December 9, 2016

We were there for an early dinner on a Thursday night and it was quite crowded. It appeared to be the choice for a number of large groups. We had baby back ribs and sauteed whitefish (recommended by our server) and both were as good as expected. The highlight of our meal was the lava chocolate cake, served with a... More 

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Royal Oak, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed November 22, 2016

My BF had this chicken soup, it was ok, I had the grilled salmon with broccoli and my BF had a Asian salad with grilled chicken on it. My salmon was good, nothing special and I gave my BF most of my broccoli, they were decent, but wasn't feeling like eating a forest of them. My salmon was darkened with... More 

Thank NikaNumber1
Linden, Michigan
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51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed November 14, 2016

Were in this area to go to U of M hospital. It was recommended to go try the place and it was well worth the visit. Casual atmosphere, with couples and table of friends present. the food was very good Used a unique I-Pad menu which I had seen before but this one was vey simple. I had the Apricot... More 

Thank boman36
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed November 14, 2016

My husband and I really like this place. They have good food and an excellent happy hour. We went again tonight and were a bit ticked off due to the extremely poor service of our waiter. We were then rescued by a different waiter, named Joe, cause ours just gab up on us after giving us our waters. We then... More 

Thank Coachdeb
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed October 25, 2016

Stopped in with 3 others to try the place out. I tried the corn chowder which was good and the yukatori chicken app. After this things took a turn for the worse. The server started to disappear for long stretch's of time. When she was there she butted into our conversations by saying to hand her silverware etc. I had... More 

Thank Jaybird6676
SE Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed October 24, 2016 via mobile

I really like this place. It is very nicely appointed, on the elegant, comfortable, quiet side. A great place for business or friends. The servers are very nice, attentive but not obtrusive. The food is very good, my favorite is the Brussels sprout appetizer. Yummy to the max!

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Dearborn, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

Great ambiance especially in the bar area. Wine list decent and fairly priced. Touch pad menu is fun and informative. Food was fresh and enjoyable, served promptly. Bread in basket resembled pizza crust with herbs and olive oil, hard not to overeat! Quite yummy! Would like to visit in winter, looks like it would be a cozy and warming place... More 

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Stevens Point, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed October 2, 2016 via mobile

Friendly staff, cool iPad menu. You could click on the menu item and you would see a picture of the item. Nice selection of drinks, wine and beer. Unique entrees and appetizers. Only complaint entrees came before we finished our salads. We all liked our meals.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $30
American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2000 Commonwealth Blvd, Ann Arbor, MI 48105-1580
    (Plymouth Road)
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ann Arbor
  • Phone Number: +1 888-456-3463
Contemporary American Cuisine. An eclectic American restaurant featuring a wide array of American favorites: Prime Rib, USDA Angus steaks, chicken, pork, fish, seafood and a variety of fresh salads.

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