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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
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American, Bar
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Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A charming modern spot to eat like the locals off the strip. Took a recommendation from another server at a coffee shop and we were delighted. The small plates are perfect to share. The deviled eggs had the perfect pop on top to elevate our...palate. Highly recommend the killer shrimp - it was killer! Staff was courteous, knowledgeable, and helpful.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 4 November 2020

I didn't know that this many restaurants could lead to one another with the same name and location and style, all because of overcrowding, overlapping schedules, and social distancing, but I think this is the best version of the bug diner that we found near...Fremont? I don't know if this was a deja vous experience but the diner here yielded this experience: ◦ We show up mid-day, after being turned away from about a half a dozen other local diner/breakfast/brunch/fusion fusion joints all in the same area and in the same style for various reasons dealing to covid (shortened hours, social distancing capacity limits etc). The space has been redone since most of the photos you find online, and the furnace is turned the other way now. The staff gives you hateful looks the whole time while they cook behind this counter (where you will most likely end up eating unless you put up your reservation with a great deal of time in advance). Despite all this, the decor is pretty good. The "countertop" you see in the Greek/Mediterranean style online is only on some of the tables, and not at the actual counter. Get this, Dexter Holland from the Offspring is the host here. He is always ready to entertain guests as well as his coworkers with puns, including referring to others as "Brotato chip". Get it? HAHA! Dexter has always been a card, and his hair and attire are so on point, almost timeless. I'm glad I got to meet Dexter Holland here, definitely keeps this place in the 4 star range even though they misrepresent themselves. Remember, they also take in the spillover from the nearby failing establishments. The fare itself is decent. Definitely inflated price wise and buggy as heck, but it was still tasty and reasonably filling. The chefs definitely gave the food a good amount of care, which may be to cover up the saliva they release into it due to the fact that they clearly resent us even though our rich boy tourist bux keep them in business. Typical proles I guess! Either way, this was a great restaurant experience overall. Good food, decent decor and service, and we got to meet Dexter Holland. We did not stay for drinks, since it was pretty early and we had a day ahead of us. The pub area looked pretty cool, though.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 24 October 2020 via mobile

As a vegas local, I always enjoy dining at Carson kitchen. I enjoy sitting outside in the back area when the weather allows. This particular day - the weather was more than perfect! I like to take my out of town friends here as well...since it’s located downtown and gives a different vegas vibe. He shrimp for appetizers are super yummy, the smothered chicken thigh, the deviled eggs, and drinks are all super yummy! I think this menu has eclectic options that most food lovers can truly appreciate. I’ll be going back again soon!More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 24 October 2020

We checked it out after my husband had seen great reviews and wow it was delish!! Kendal was our waitress and she was awesome!!!! We ate at quite a few places during our trip and by far Kendal was the best waitress we had! The...food came out fast and was amazing!! We definitely will be back next time we come to Vegas!!More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 12 October 2020 via mobile

Let me start this review by saying the staff at the restaurant was nice and professional. We went for brunch and were excited to try ot after so many great reviews. We ordered bacon jam, this was first bite good but acidic and greasy after...the second. I didnt care for it personally, but some may like it, tasted like bbq. I also ordered the breakfast sandwich and it was pretty but the pork belly was undercooked and pure fat so I couldnt eat it and sent it back. Chicken and Waffles were different and good. They were on mac n cheese waffle which was unique and spicy. Coffee was good however, when I finished my cream the inside of quirky shaped cream container was thick and yellow build up. I brought to the staffs attention and they credited the coffee and sandwich no problem. I was experiencing upset stomach within minutes.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 9 October 2020

Never content to rest on past success, locations in Salt Lake City and outside Atlanta opened amidst a global pandemic, Carson Kitchen Las Vegas launched Sunday Brunch on the final weekend of September – and damn is it delicious. Still DTLV’s best Restaurant after six...years, a team of talented women and men currently led by Chef Scott Simon cooking for 50% capacity, it is donning masks that guests are welcomed beginning at 11:00am, the waning days of Matthew Harwell’s tenure as General Manager predictably featuring faultless service with the utmost attention to guest safety. The first time offering Brunch, something of a surprise as founder Kerry Simon once made his name with boozy midday services at Hard Rock and The Palms, it is from the mind of Cory Harwell that nine new items are offered in addition to all Carson Kitchen’s classics and seasonal innovations. Offering socially distanced seating in the shade outside, a six-top beneath two umbrellas still reaching 90ᵒF with the sun directly overhead, it was alongside Iced Tea and paired Cocktails that dining began shortly after arrival, “The Dude Abides” riffing Jeffrey Lebowski’s famous White Russian while “Bubbles Is My Dancin’ Name” is a Fruit-forward easy-sipper that pairs beautifully to texturally-complex Oatmeal and Mascarpone-stuffed Sopaipilla French Toast each balancing spice with Sugar. Filled to current-capacity by noon, a second round of Food and Beverage arriving after share plates were refreshed, two types of Bloody Mary see bartenders lean heavily on the kitchen for inspiration, Cory’s famous Bacon Jam turning up in a more classic version while Celery Salt lines the rim of “Beets By CK” featuring plenty of earthy notes bolstered by Gin. Never passing on Crispy Chicken Skins, as delicious today as they have been twenty-times prior, new plates focused on Eggs include ubiquitous Avocado Toast and a Goat Cheese Frittata for those seeking something light, though more indulgent guests will likely gravitate to Spam atop Fried Green Tomatoes with Poached Eggs and Hollandaise or Shrimp and Grits that take the Southern classic to new heights via Mint, Fish Sauce and Chiles. Happy to see Kerry’s iconic Edamame back on the menu, a large bowl circling once before settling in front of its biggest fan, both “Water Malone” and “Tangled Up In Blue” are precisely the sort of drink one might find themselves ordering seconds (or thirds) of before the alcohol adds up, which is pretty much the idea when sharing decadent Oxtail Hash or a Pork Belly Sandwich that eats less weighty than expected thanks to a soft Bun and herbaceous Spread. Certainly not forgetting “Chicken & Waffle,” Carson Kitchen’s “Secret Sunday” blend coating the Bird atop Waffles incorporating “shhhh, it’s a secret” Mac ‘n Cheese, there is nothing secret about this writer’s love of Cory’s Bourbon Fudge Brownie with Brown Butter Bacon Ice Cream, though the seasonal “Beery” Crumble with Chela Cream, Streusel and Lemon Zest is lighter and nearly as delectable.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 17 August 2020

Can be on somewhat expensive side, but it is well worth it. Make reservations in advance. Great food and atmosphere

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 6 August 2020

Highlight: - HIGHLY recommend coming here if you're in Vegas. I will from now on. - You should call first to make reservations for lunch or dinner. - If you want your mind blown for $14 dollars, you absolutely!! have to order the Bacon Jam....One word that sums up our experience at Carson Kitchen is "WOW". The wifey and I were driving through Vegas (Covid-19 times) and was looking for the best restaurant around us. Naturally, we looked on Yelp and found this place with 4.5 stars 2k reviews. (That's like ALL-star status in the Yelp world) We called first and luckily they had one reservation spot open. So for future reference, definitely call ahead to make reservations. The restaurant itself followed all the social distancing procedures including paper menus and proper distance from the other tables. When you first look at the menu, it can seem real limiting at first, but you soon realize that you can't go wrong with any of the items that you order. We ended up ordering the Chili Cauliflower, Bacon Jam, Butter Burger. Everything definitely beat our expectations. - Chili Cauliflower was soft with a nice sourish flavor to it. (If you're not a fan of sourness, than skip that) - Butter Burger, nothing specially crazy about the flavor, but it's just an all around hearty burger with quality wholesome ingredients. You gotta appreciate that. - But the highlight of the day was absolutely the Bacon Jam. At first, we got sticker shock with the $14 price tag and was like GTFO.. but then we noticed everyone around us had already ordered it and the waiter mentioned it was what they are known for, so yea we splurged and OMG best decision ever. Bacon is already good on its own, but you never realize how much better bacon is when you add jam. The Bacon jam is baked with cheese on top and served hot with garlic bread. The Restaurant itself doesn't have any big signs, so you can easily miss it if you're not looking for it. But when you get inside, it's definitely going for the upscale rustic vibe. It's both chill enough to grab beers with some friends and but also sufficient enough for a date night spot. Having visited Vegas more than 30+ times in my life, this is definitely a go-to place now when I visit in the future. (This and Lotus of Siam).More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed 3 August 2020

Kinda pricey for the food. Atmosphere is nice. Server was knowledgeable and answered questions about the menu.

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 29 June 2020 via mobile

I had no clue what to expect when I heard American Tapas but they lived up to the hype! Great atmosphere, beautiful waitresses, and delicious food. Parking was $3-5 which was a bummer but everything else was great. I highly recommend the bacon jam and...spicy shrimp! So good and reasonably priced!More

Date of visit: June 2020
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The food is a variety including some vegetarian selections but I’m not sure it’s vegan. Yes you can get to go orders.
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