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Bristol Seafood Grill - Kansas City
Bristol Seafood Grill - Kansas City

Bristol Seafood Grill - Kansas City Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.bristolseafoodgrill.com/home.aspx?location_id=162
  • Phone: (816) 448-6007
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm; Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 2:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steak, American
  • Executive Chef: Travis Napier
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Special Events & Promotions: Happy hour food and drink specials: Sunday - Friday | 4:00pm - 7:00pm. Available in the bar and on the patio only.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between Main & Walnut
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet and parking garage
A word from Bristol Seafood Grill - Kansas City
With an indulgent menu focused on superior quality seafood, Bristol Seafood Grill crafts its dishes with exacting standards & pampers its guests in a comfortable atmosphere. Featuring a generous cellar selection & creative ocean fare cuisine, Bristol Seafood Grill delivers culinary excellence at a surprising value. Open for lunch ($12 - $25) & dinner ($15-$35).Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "A friend and I ate dinner at Bristol Seafood Grill. I had the scallops and she had Hebi fish. Both entrees were absolutely delicious. Very fresh seafood and the sides were excellent. The service was perfect - the waitress visited our table as much as we needed but she was not bothersome. We also had the Moscow Mule cocktails and those were very good. I would definitely recommend for a nice dinner with friends or your significant other."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Excellent flavor! The dish I had was a bit oversized but delicious. Lobster and chicken penne pasta."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "we got our reservation at the last minute for our anniversary. They had our table all set with a card and free champagne or dessert. the service was great. the food was delectable."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Reservation made 3 months in advance for 6:30, then off to the McCartney show. Our reservation was not "reserved" as we were kept waiting until 6:45, pushing us up against a quick turnaround to get out and not wait in long lines for the show. The server had a smile but was lukewarm to "blah" at best. My fish was good, though skimped on the sides, if you could call the food enough to be "sides." My wife's chicken was undercooked on the inside (pink to blood red). No time to send the food back as we were running late with the late seating for our "reservation." This was not the kind of experience we have had from Bristol before and were very disappointed. Thankfully, Paul's show pulled us out of our $70 funk to make for a positive end."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Concert Night with Paul McCartney. It was crazy trying to get everyone served. Food arrive in the wrong order, took forever to get a drink. But we will return, we understand it was because of the concert."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "We had a fabulous experience before the Paul McCartney concert. Perfect comfortable booth for six, wonderful service, great drinks, and fabulous food. They even called ahead to advise us on the road construction in the area. I have never had a bad experience at this restaurant. It is a favorite for all occasions."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "We always try to dine at the Bristol when we visit Kansas City. This trip we took friends and they enjoyed their experience as much as we did. You won't be disappointed by the food, or the service. This trip was a Sunday night, so the crowd was minimal. We have been there in the past during the week and it is bustling. The crab cakes are great. I had the mix seafood plate and all the items were great. The others in our group were envious that I had such variety, however they each enjoyed their "single" items. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Bristol's is one of my favorites! The food is great and the ambience is even better! Everyone will love this restaurant and the service is awesome."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Sign up for the email list...they send great deals on food and drink. Had the grilled chicken, grits, and asparagus and the meal was fantastic! Very fresh and well prepared. Friend had the Bouillabaisse and it was very well done. Atmosphere was nice...lighting seemed a bit dark until our eyes adjusted, but very pleasant and relaxing!"
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "We ate here the Saturday after the 4th of July. It was quiet, which we were hoping for, and we were able to dine on the patio. It's a great space and it's covered. We started with strawberry pistachio salads and each of us ordered off the fresh fish menu. I had wahoo and my companion had swordfish. Fish was delicious as were the sides. My companion had the grits and loved them. He also loved the carrot cake. I had the key lime pie. Yum. They have a lot of nice bottles of wine which are pretty reasonable and wines by the glass have options for pour size. Service was excellent, friendly but professional. There is valet parking if that interests you."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Great ambience at the downtown location. I don't know another restaurant that is any neater inside. The lobster bisque and lobster cobb are sure bets for lunch but be prepared to pay a ton for any day and any time of day. Great service always."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • " Lobster Cobb Salads were superb entrees. Generous, tender lobster meat amid a delicious assortment of tender salad greens . The buttermilk dressing was the perfect compliment. As it was Happy Hour we ordered four appetizer lobster claws to be served with our entrees. You can never have too much lobster, especially when it is cooked to perfection! Be sure to try the signature cocktail ,White Manhattan."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "I made reservations for 10 and was happy to find that they set us up in a private room. This was a client dinner so having the ability to talk easily without a lot of extraneous noise was perfect. Our waiter was great -- very attentive and personable."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "We have been to the Bristol many times, but this is the first time we sat outside. It was a very enjoyable evening. We watched the people come and go, the service was good and the food was very good."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Bristol is always an excellent experience. The food, the service, the drink selection..... Will always be a favorite!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Went for dinner before a show. The service was outstanding and the Sockeye salmon was incredable. It was early so they were not very busy yet. The white Manhattan was different and very tasty."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "I just added a quick note to the restaurant when booking my table, that it was our 10th anniversary we'd be celebrating, and it'd be awesome to have a chilled bottle of champagne ready. Within 30 minutes, I had received a call back from the hostess and selected the champagne. When we arrived, it was a total surprise for my wife, and Bristol had went above and beyond. In addition to the champagne, they'd hand-written a lovely card (which included a complimentary dessert) and decorated the table with heart confetti. I couldn't have asked for more, and they totally redeemed me for not getting a card myself!!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Celebrated my Birthday and at was awesome. The lobster bisque was wonderful I wanted more. The biscuits were to die for. The seafood was the best I've had in awhile. I usually eat at Bonefish for special occasions but this is my new. Favorite place."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "We went to Bristol for their Sunday brunch and arrived about 30 min after they opened. Only a few other people were there, but by the time we left the place was just about full. This brunch is perfect for people like me who don't really care for breakfast food. They had so much to choose from. The seafood was very impressive and our favorite. We were both disappointed with the prime rib though, it looked fantastic, but was tough and lacked flavor. A few of the foods did taste quite bland, but overall we were pleased. The service was wonderful and the employees appeared to genuinely be happy and very friendly. Really felt the brunch was a great value for $25 as well as amazing Bloody Mary's for $4.5!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "This place seems to be on a bit of a decline for consistency, quality and service. The good news is 801 Fish is here in KC now (Leawood), but I would like to see Bristol get it together and remain an option for my dining. I am not completely turned away at this point, but I have opted for other places after getting burned here a few times. The cost is too high to have a sub par experience."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "There were four of us dining for my wife and my 11th anniversary. The soup and salads were great. The main courses were served and my steak looked great. Three of us received a super-great, wonderful meal. A very good friend order little neck clams. She was served mussels first and they replaced it with cherrystone clams. When she asked the waiter he was not sure what to say but he took them back and said he would get it corrected again. The manager came and said the clams were what their supplier gave them for little necks but she would check with the supplier. My point to this is why doesn't the Chef and/or manager know the difference or was she lying to us?"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Food was excellent and the service was even better!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We celebrated our wedding anniversary at Bristol and had a memorable time. The staff was very friendly and helpful. They left a hand written congratulations note on our table and offered us either a complementary champagne or a dessert. We opted for the famous carrot cake and were not disappointed. You've GOT to try the carrot cake. I have NEVER had such a fabulous cake before. Our seafood was excellent; fresh, very tasty and prepared just right. Scallops were tasty. Waitress helped us select a very nice red wine that we really enjoyed. We also loved the ambiance; very "up-town". Also had live music -- an excellent guitarist and singer which added a very special overtone to the entire evening. I would highly recommend it."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "The service, food quality, and setting was perfect. Try the Lobster bisque and some happy hour oysters."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "I ordered the Tuna nicoise and it was not cooked and not at all seared. It was almost as if the the tuna filet was pulled out of the refrigerator rolled in spices and thrown on the salad. When I informed the server that the tuna was ice cold, he responded by saying "sorry" and then he gave me the bill for the meal that was unfit to eat."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "From the food to the service, it was just meh. The food was actually pretty bad, while the service was lacking something."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "Our favorite menu item is the crab cakes! This is the best place in town to get them, and we come here when we're in the mood. Love to celebrate special birthdays with our family as well."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Went for Fathers Day Brunch. It was our first time at the Bristol in the Power and Light District. We arrived and were seated right away. We loved all the seafood. The brunch was really good and would recommend it to anyone. Thank you for a good time"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "The service was wonderful. The food was excellent!!! And the ambience was perfect! Well worth every penny!!! I will definitely be back soon!!!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Another fabulous evening at Bristol. Food was superb, excellent service , extremely courteous staff. A perfect evening with friends. We will be back!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "If the prices on the menu concern you more than the food you are looking to order, the Bristol is not the place for you. If, however, you are looking for an exceptional culinary experience in the heart of Kansas City then add the Bristol to your list of “Must Go’s”. Great food, great service, great location, need I say anything more?"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "It wasn't a special occasion but thought it would be a special way to enjoy one of my days off. The brunch was wonderful and different! Lots of seafood that I love and prime rib, ham and all the usual fixings for breakfast....Nice for a special day too!!!!"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Excellent seafood restaurant! Food was delicious and reasonably priced. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Great fresh fish prepared to your liking. Biscuits and honey butter are a favorite. Good place to go before an event at Sprint Center. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We had a party of 9, food and service was excellent. We had 6PM reservation and had requested outside dining..everything was ready when we arrived on a very busy Saturday night."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Everything about the meal was outstanding. Seafood Mixed Grill was fantastic. Carrot Cake is not to be missed. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Food was incredible. We both had fish salmon and grouper and it was all cooked superbly. So good I get tired of eating out at other places and my food at home is better. That wasnt the case here. The fish was cooked to perfection and the waiter suggested the best ways to have it cooked. You always have wild caught options which are fantastic. I love the emails you send they are very informative about specials like the Copper River Salmon which was superbly cooked even with the restaurant completely full with a waiting line. Awesome place!!!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Extensive menu, attentive service, well mixed bar drinks. Great for fresh seafood."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "We sat on the patio and enjoyed a delightful dinner before a Kansas City Symphony concert at the Kauffman Center. The drinks were perfect and the food wonderful. The setting made us feel like we were on vacation. And our server did a great job getting us to the performing arts center in good time. Even the valets were welcoming and pleasant."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Very nice restaurant with hearty portions of seafood. Unfortunately, both my wife and I were served under cooked Halibut and Swordfish."
    Dined on 5/18/2014