Our little trio visited Carson's for the first time last night (Easter Sunday); it is one of a handful of days the restaurant takes reservations, which we made. Upon our arrival we found ourselves outside taking selfies with the lake behind us (and we were not alone, later in the night we saw waiters/waitresses kindly taking family portraits for their dinner guests with the lovely setting sun over the lake backdrop). Every employee we encountered was friendly and helpful, and seemed to go out of their way to make all their guests feel very welcomed.
We started with the Surf and Turf Skewers - which were flame-grilled marinated shrimp and flank steak, served with a fresh diced tomato-basil salad and balsamic reduction glaze. The cool tomato-basil salad was a refreshing compliment to the flame-grilled smokiness.
For dinner our daughter had Q's Mac and Cheese - which she loved, "sometimes mac and cheese can try too hard", she said, but this was perfect with the sharp cheddar and crunching potato chip like topping. My husband went with the Grilled Salmon (which came with sautéed spinach and brown rice pilaf) - he devoured it, and I went with The Lakeside. It was marinated and flamed-grilled chicken breasts served with a warm salad of red cabbage, carrots, apples, Brussels sprouts, roasted beets, and walnuts, tossed with the house shallot-thyme vinaigrette. I ordered this primarily for the warm salad (which was delicious), but again the flame-grilled smokiness on the chicken was a real winner.
My husband and I were done after dinner, but our daughter says dessert is a must at every restaurant (she typically takes at .least half of her meal home to save room). Tonight she decided on the Reese's peanut butter cake - it was really good, but rich, and got the better of her. Maybe I should suggest she try dessert first one night.
We are definitely wanting to come back to try those burgers, salads, and Tuxedo Shrimp appetizers with horseradish and bacon.