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August 23, 2011

Carson’s Offers Something for Everyone

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It’s no surprise that Ann Arbor is a haven of sorts for foodies, as it boasts a number of fantastic restaurants, bars and cafés. One can walk down Main Street in the heart of downtown Ann Arbor and easily find some of the best food in the state at virtually each restaurant. However, contrary to what some may think, Ann Arbor’s best cuisine isn’t limited to Main Street. That’s what makes Carson’s American Bistro, located on the northwest corner of Plymouth and Green road on Commonwealth Boulevard, one of Ann Arbor’s best kept secrets.

Carson’s is an eclectic American restaurant boasting a cozy, casual atmosphere and a wide array of favorite American cuisine—from mouthwatering prime rib to USDA angus steaks and chicken, pork, fish, seafood, pasta and a variety of fresh salads. Carson’s unique design sensibility incorporates elements such as large antler chandeliers coupled with uber-modern art, and the restaurant’s indoor and outdoor fireplaces, as well as its patio seating, make it an inviting location for everything from a first date to a celebratory dinner or casual lunch with friends. And parties up to 40 people, special events and banquets can be accommodated in the large, private dining room.

Carson’s features a local and seasonal menu and uses vegetables and herbs primarily sourced from local farms and fish and meat from the nation’s top seafood and meat purveyors.Some of Carson’s specialties include baby back ribs, fresh catch fish, Portobello mushroom ravioli, Carson’s special chopped salad and signature carrot cake, with flat bread with carmelized onions and guerre cheese served alongside entrees.

Carson’s is the kind of restaurant that truly offers something for everyone and that, from the helpful staff and great service to the unique atmosphere and delicious food, provides an all-around pleasurable dining experience.

Don’t forget to take advantage of Carson’s happy hour specials (Monday – Friday from 3 – 6 p.m. in the bar and lounge) and free birthday meal (must show a valid ID).  


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Amanda Slater
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