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Chef Ryan Carson

Alum of Playground, Napa Rose, Prive
(19625 reviews)

No menu planned.

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This Los Angeles native has been cooking professionally for 20 years including stints at Michelin-starred restaurants in San Francisco.

Ryan helmed his first kitchen as executive chef at Ambrosia and was later promoted to corporate chef at AnQi / House of An. Ryan’s next move would focus his creativity as Chef de Cuisine at Playground / 2.0 and then continue through with involvement in pop-up ventures, including his own Los Angeles inspired Pri-ve and the national underground pop up restaurant group, Dinner Lab as the west coast regional chef.

Total Reviews:
19625 reviews
Average Rating:
4.4 out of 5 stars
5 stars
11552
4 stars
5471
3 stars
1801
2 stars
499
1 star
302
Very flavorful and surprisingly moist!
5  Stars
By JP Palacio
Chef Ryan Carson knocked this one out of the park!!! Both my husband and I LOVED this !! So far... It's our ABSOLUTE FAVORITE!!! We both can't wait for this to be on the menu again because we're going to order it!!!!
5  Stars
By Sue Meismer
What's not to love about these little muffins my son ate them up. Needless to say he didn't have to be asked twice to finish his food.
5  Stars
By Renee Eshom
Absolutely delicious! The shrimp together with the lemony mayo on the soft brioche bun made for a great meal.
5  Stars
By Susanna Lee
Love this as a light, refreshing, fun meal!
5  Stars
By Lisa Wunder
This was great, All the ingredients worked well together. Nice big portion.
5  Stars
By Donna Earhart
Roll falls apart--not very high quality. Shrimp is good
3  Stars
By Francine Ang
Meat was very tough
3  Stars
By Kris Umstattd
The steak was very fatty and gristly. The spinach was almost spoiled when we opened the box
1  Stars
By James Johnston
Use a smaller pasta, and cut the broccoli into smaller pieces -- for kids' mouths.
3  Stars
By Tiffany Olster
This was quite good--but needed something more (acid and sweetness) to balance the spiciness. The slaw was supposed to do that but there was not enough of it and it was sweet but had no acidity.
4  Stars
By Vivian Sobchack
Steak is very well done :-/ . I eat my steak rare, who eats or heats well done steak?.
3  Stars
By R S.
Steak was very chewy - not good quality- and overcooked. Flavor was good though.
3  Stars
By Nicole Eberhart
Too salty
1  Stars
By Janie Jelenick- Baskovic
Didn't have a ton of flavor.
3  Stars
By Gina Becconsall
One of the greatest things I have ever eaten! That sauce was to die for! I will 100% order this again if you bring it back!
5  Stars
By Emily Moore
The meat is so tough, not a pleasant meal
1  Stars
By Elisa M Leone
Extremely salty.
2  Stars
By David Kaye
Too spicy
2  Stars
By Sherri Cohmer
Tasted good overall but the beef was too tough. Please use a higher quality beef.
4  Stars
By Sonki Hong
Not sure. I won't order it again.
2  Stars
By Janice Mainland
Lovely cut of meat perfectly prepared! Just a little light on the spinach. Xo
5  Stars
By Karin Brock
It was well prepped...just personally was not crazy about it.
2  Stars
By Lauren Vasquez
Why change the recipe? New version of potatoes is gross.
2  Stars
By Cathy Tsai
texture of the meat
2  Stars
By Gloria Lizardi
Didn't like all the garlic
3  Stars
By Evangeline Mangosing
Excellent meal but for the pathetically small amount of spinach - cmon.
4  Stars
By Nancy Dolan
Bread falls apart. Too salty.
3  Stars
By TERRI FERNANDEZ
I didn't care much dessing. Maybe more soy sauce flavor?
2  Stars
By Kaori Van Der Linde
More spicy than intended
3  Stars
By Eric Hagemann
The steak was awful - really bland and nothing like the photo (a dreary gray-brown instead). I'm not sure what this cut was but it wasn't good. I did love the sauce and how it went with the potatoes and spinach though, so not all was lost.
2  Stars
By Karen Wu
fantastic! a little kick of heat, but not too much for my spice averse husband. really filling and satisfying, especially when you crumble in the delicious chile-cheddar cheese corn muffin. would highly recommend.
5  Stars
By Bryan Millard
A little spicy, a lot of Goodness!!!
5  Stars
By Vince Smith
Steak brown, over cooked thick slices. Not at all as good as your previous iterations of this dish.
3  Stars
By Bee Smith
really? four dollars for a ladle of mash?
1  Stars
By Jon Mell
Mushroom sauce too salty
3  Stars
By Maryam Ahmad
Meat was not very tender. Better quality of beef
3  Stars
By Susan Eskridge
Very good. Tasty and filling.
5  Stars
By Jill Shapiro
Steak seemed a bit overcooked, even prior to reheating. Overall it was OK.
3  Stars
By C G.
Weird, bland
3  Stars
By Erick Grau
Potatoes undercooked and not enough green toppings
3  Stars
By N D.
Terrible
1  Stars
By Spencer Tyler
Tasted ok but meat came medium-well. Not pink at all and not at all like the picture. I wouldn't have ordered it had I known it wouldn't be pink like shown.
3  Stars
By Halle Redman
I wouldn't mind a spicy fried chicken version of this.
4  Stars
By J C.
My favorite munchery meal for sure! Everything about this dish was just right (except for the heating instructions--5 minutes left the steak a bit cold). Loved every bite!
5  Stars
By Mara Franchesca Ongkingco
Sides were good. Steak a little chewy. Used stove and there are a few steps.
4  Stars
By Kelsey Simcock
OMG...there are no words. Perfect meat and sooooo much flavor in the beans! Cole slaw kept it fresh! Xox
5  Stars
By Karin Brock
Not much tast even with the sauce. & the meat was tough.
2  Stars
By Patrick Banks
My husband loved it!
5  Stars
By Heather Bernstein
The meat is too chewy
4  Stars
By Samantha Hollibone