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

Bristol Seafood Grill - Kansas City

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.bristolseafoodgrill.com/home.aspx?location_id=162
  • Phone: 8164486007
  • 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: Steak, Seafood, 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: 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).
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Bristol Seafood Grill - Kansas City reviews from OpenTable diners
248 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (168)fit for foodies (119)romantic (101)notable wine list (90)good for groups (82)great for outdoor dining (66)great for brunch (55)neighborhood gem (53)hot spot (48)great for lunch (48)vibrant bar scene (39)late-night find (19)scenic view (14)kid-friendly (8)Show More
  • Always unbelievable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    They never cease to amaze. Great food! Great drinks!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    The food and service was fantastic! I found the restaurant to be a bit dark, a little tough to read the menu (we had dinner at 5:30 on Tuesday night). Overall - all very good, and I'd be back for lunch or dinner
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great for date night
    foodie85
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Great food and service one of my favorite restaurants downtown
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food vs. Service
    Stephanie
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Great food is best when accompanied by fabulous service; the two go hand in hand. Our server could have used a refresher course on prompt table service. The lack of keen sense of awareness to our table needs was rather apparent and made for a less than perfect experience. When you don't have to serve the food, how hard is it to ensure the drinks are kept full and used plates removed? Upon our second table side order of fresh waffles, no additional syrup was provided or even checked on. Our table consisted of two adults, and 16 and 14 year olds (young ladies). A very conservative table, just out for a rare treat to enjoy brunch before attending the Mama Mia event.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • chuck
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Never had a bad meal, great service as usual. Would do it again
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Lobster Bisque was awesome. For entrees, we had lobster tails and scallops - both were very good. The cheese grits with poblano peppers were delicious as a side.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellence
    Teaylov
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Excellent preparation of fresh seafood! Attentive server.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Downtown Spot
    nonickname
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Love The Bristol, we live close by and only wish I could eat there more often. Service is always great, food very good. Weather was perfect for patio dining and enjoyed being outside and watching the Power & Light District street activity.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We have enjoyed the Bristol for many years, We always enjoy their excellent fish and interesting side dishes
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Drink with caution!
    Urbandweller
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Coworker and I went in for our regular lunch. Terrible from the beginning. Online menu wasn't updated with available fish. Had our hearts set on Atlantic salmon only to find it was missing. Then, the bottom of my glass broke off when I took a drink sending water pouring down all over me and the table. Then, my sandwich bread was blackened to the point of not being edible. Why they served this to me is beyond me. No comps for the water situation--just an explanation that this has happened before... Come to find out it has happened to two of my friends.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Impressive
    KimG
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    I made a simple reservation for business colleagues and the Bristol surprised us by providing a private room for our small group. Food was impeccable, all dishes were prepared very well. The carrot cake is outstanding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • we wii be back
    great
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The food was all perfect. We had the seafood combo. And the scallops. Outstandingly good. Good portions. The service was really great. We Wii be back
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nonicknameVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We dined here on a lovely Sat night and were fortunate enough to get a table outside. We started with the duck flatbread just to try something different and we really enjoyed it-such a delicious combination of flavors. I had cobia and my companion had skatewing. Both were delicious and the sides were excellent. He really likes the vegetable ragout. They have several nice wines by the glass and two sizes of pours, so it gives you lots of options without buying a bottle. Service was professional and friendly. They have valet parking which makes it easy.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overpriced
    Billybanks33
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Overpriced crab meal ,chicken had a lot of fat on it . $130 tab with no dessert , no appetizer
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Bristol Grill Kansas City
    rjame350
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We had a great time. The best server we have had in years. Jeremy was fantastic. Food was delicious, as usual. The drinks were good. Very nice special occasion, relaxing dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • General Review
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Great food, great service. Only critique is the online menu needs to be updated - Chipotle grilled shrimp enchiladas are on the online menu (as of 9/25/14) but were not on the menu at the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Seafood
    Bristol
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Very good seafood. Appetizers, soups and entrees were all very tasty and fresh.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun Atmosphere
    BJS19
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The Bristol was a perfect place to celebrate my husbands birthday. We enjoyed the atmosphere and for the most part our food. He ordered oysters and I will say that we were somewhat disappointed with the flavor of them and the size of the oyster for the price. Our food was nice and they did a great job of making us feel welcome for my husbands birthday. However, our waitress was less impressive. She seemed to have many tables and we waited quite a while on our bill and on being served. I often had an empty water glass as well. But overall it was a nice experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • awesome dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    the food is always amazing... just wish you got more. I have an appetite and eve though it is always amazing I could eat 2 of my dinner plates.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great 1st experience
    Surprise40
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Great service and food. Server was awesome and helped make our visit special. We will return!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent food
    pipjack
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We had a party of six, so a head a variety of entree orders. Not one single complaint or "it would've been better if...." remark. Lobster Bisque was a wonderful starter. The scallops were like butter, I have never had scallops this delicious. We are definitely dining here again when we come back to KC.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great seafood
    ajl70
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    We were seated on arrival, greeted by our server. The menu was easy to read and the fresh fish on it were available. The oysters were fresh and well served. The wine list was small but fit well the food offered. Deserts were the right size and well priced. Overall, we loved the restaurant and will go back on our next trip to KC
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always a great choice
    tboy20
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    I love going to the Bristol for any occasion, but I especially enjoy happy hour. They have great artisan cocktails, yummy menu items, a great atmosphere and attentive service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Our 1 year anniversary
    Yumm
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    It was great food! We truly enjoyed ourselves they gave us a champagne toast and a nice card with heart confetti!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bummed by our 2nd Visit
    DrFoodie
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Our return visit was let down significantly by the service provided by the serving staff. While the seafood was of the highest caliber, the failure of the wait staff to promptly take our subsequent order...plus the failure to clean up our table between courses after spilling something on the table is something not expected at high quality restaurants.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy Wife
    DMMD
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    My wife and I had a date and had a wonderful experience at Bristol. Excellent food, service, and ambiance. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 1st Wedding Anniversary Dinner
    Goodfoodforyou
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We enjoyed our dining experience at Bristol Seafood Grill in the Power and Light District in KC. The food was delicious. We had the fish and chips, with house-made tartar sauce. The biscuits and honey butter were outstanding! Our server, Kyle, was excellent. We enjoyed the surroundings, and had an overall wonderful time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • birthday dinner
    Michael
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I've dined at Bristol a number of times over the years and it's a favorite. The food, atmosphere n service are always perfect. They also make a special persons day or occasion thoughtfully memorable. Pricey. Worth it.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mixed
    KCdinerVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Shared oysters - xlnt. I had seafood bouillabaisse, which was outstanding. My wife had pretzel-encrusted trout, which was very good, but it was served with green beans which were undercooked & tasteless, & roasted potatoes which were overcooked. This restaurant can do much better than this!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great lunch
    Frequentdiner
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I took a group of people to Bristol last Friday to lunch at noon. The food was really outstanding. The tilapia, which they only serve for lunch, was perfectly seasoned and cooked. Three of us had the dish and everyone commented on it's quality. I was however, hoping for a quieter place to sit as this was a business meeting as well as lunch. I had asked via Open Table, but somehow it didn't happen. All in all, a terrific lunch spot that we will definitely use again.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good place for business lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Great food. A very good choice for a business lunch because Bristol makes a real effort to allow you to be eat lunch at a relaxed, comfortable pace in one hour.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fresh fish far from the sea
    ellisroger
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    On a hot day in Kansas City, the cool of the Bristol Seafood Grill was welcome and the food delicious. Most enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for Business
    aj18432
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    I met a couple of business associates to discuss strategy, watch a football game and have a great meal. We reserved a table, but ended up sitting in the bar area in front of some big screens to watch the game. The Bristol happy hour menu is fabulous - we had a sample of each oyster; all were delicious, but it was interesting to taste the differences in each, especially at their low price of $1 each! The steak and seafood that was served during the dinner were all cooked perfect, and we left extremely satisfied.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food and service
    WantDelish
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Delicious. My only complaint was that I had asked if they could do an oysters Rockefeller and they said no, when I had been before and they did accommodate me then.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too Loud
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Need to soften the walls to reduce noise! Too loud!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • seafood better than expected
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    For an area not noted for its seafood, the trout and crab cakes were pretty good.the biggest negative of my dining experience at the Bristol was the feeling of being rushed. I prefer the main course to come after I have finished my salad. That being said, I will come back at some point and try other things on the menu.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent meal at Bristol Seafood
    williamsiegel
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We thoroughly enjoyed our meal at this restaurant. There were some unique items on the menu -- such as a caprese salad with basil ice cream, and some old standards like grilled salmon. There's something for those who love fish and those who prefer beef. The service was excellent, and we really had no complaints at all. Would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Special Events
    TerNic
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Our special place for anniversaries and other events.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never disappointed
    lovelouis
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    I made a stop here each time I am visiting KC and I have never been disappointed. We had a group of 10 for bruch. Food was AMAZING! The lobster mac & cheese is a MUST try!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    perrygirl
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Not too happy with the experience due to the server. Nice atmosphere, good food but the way our delayed order was handled was disappointing. Waited over 45 minutes between first and second course. When server came to the table to apologize for the delay, she said the manager would be over to discuss. Not only did the mgr never show up, my mother was brought a dish of lobster mac and cheese she did not want or ask for and then said it was complimentary, as if that was to make up for the poor service. The server was also flippant in her attitude and actually questioned my dad's choice of entree, since he ordered chicken in a seafood restaurant. He pointed out to her it was on the menu! Didn't like how were were treated by her, won't return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic