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About Bristol Seafood Grill – Downtown KC, Mo

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).

51 East 14th Street
Kansas City, MO 64106
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, Steak, American

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

Cross Street:
Between Main & Walnut

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(816) 448-6007

Website:
http://www.bristolseafoodgrill.com/home.aspx?location_id=162

Parking Details:
Valet and parking garage

Executive Chef:
Travis Napier

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Happy hour food and drink specials: Sunday - Friday | 4:00pm - 7:00pm. Available in the bar and on the patio only.

Bristol Seafood Grill – Downtown KC, Mo Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.4

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (63)
Good for a Date (60)
Good for Anniversaries (50)
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Business Meals (46)
Good for Birthdays (42)
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Pre/post Theatre (36)
Quiet Conversation (34)
Notable Wine List (31)
Fit for Foodies (26)
Good for Groups (26)
Worth the Drive (26)
Healthy (24)
Great for Outdoor Dining (23)
Creative Cuisine (23)
Bar Seating (21)
Cozy (21)
Great for Lunch (21)
Neighborhood Gem (19)
Happy Hour (18)
Great for Brunch (17)
Casual (17)
Fun (15)
Authentic (14)
Sunday Lunch (14)
Vibrant Bar Scene (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Hot Spot (11)
Comfort Food (10)
Disabled Access (10)
Local Ingredients (9)
Tasting Menu (7)
People Watching (6)
Scenic View (5)
Seasonal (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Live Sports (4)
Great Beer (3)
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined a day ago

We always enjoy it here. The menu is interesting

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 (Kansas City)·Dined a day ago

Love The Bristol. Great ambience. Great food. Great service. Our Thanksgiving tradition

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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined 4 days ago

Superior service and atmosphere. The crab cakes truly are the best in KC!! We always enjoy this locally owned gem and appreciate the outstanding treatment we receive every time we dine at Bristol.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Disabled Access, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Omaha)·Dined 5 days ago

Great service!

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 (Birmingham)·Dined 7 days ago

Great restaurant with good food and overall service! Mixed seafood grill is great as are crab cakes and cheese biscuits!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Kansas City)·Dined 7 days ago

Always a consistently good choice and convenient to Kauffman and Sprint Center so it's great for dinner before an event. The huge fireplace is always a welcome warm up on a cold evening.

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 (Houston)·Dined 7 days ago

Three out of the six of us had the broiled mixed seafood grill. Shrimp and scallops were way too spicy and this is not billed as a spicy dish. Crab backe excellent, broiled salmn excellent. Two of our group ordered steak. Both rated it very hightly. One had the lobster, bacon, etc. salad and was very disappointed. Only a couple small pieces of lobster and no bacon. Alos, small menu. Accustomed to the one in Creve Coeur outside of St. Louis. That location is superb. Drinks were good but one had to be redone. Had to ask for our biscuits both the first and second time. Disappointed in what was an expensive dinner.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined 7 days ago

Seafood was perfect. Gracious helping of the seafood.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined 7 days ago

Our group of six was seated at a large table in a private room, which was an awkward atmosphere. Service was knowledgable and courteous, but the pre-theatre rush made service very very slow. We were rushed and nearly missed the theater production.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Kansas City)·Dined 7 days ago

Very disappointed in the special. Nantucket Bay Scallops were just fair. Didn’t like the cheesy grits and the green beans were way undercooked for my liking.

Tags: Casual, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on November 17, 2017

Just completely underwhelmed. Bar service was good, drinks were average at best. Lots of dirty plates left on the table at various times. Had to ask passing wait staff to remove. Food call was mediocre. Crab legs were seriously not as good as what Argosy Casino puts out on their crab legs night buffet. I had ordered steak, understanding that this is more a seafood place, and it was a fairly terrible piece of meat. One person in the party ordered the Ahi and he commented that the Ahi was good. All in all, pretty mediocre, especially given the cost of the meal. Will not return to give a second chance, not worth the risk given the pricing

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Surprised that on a Thursday night at 630pm, they were OUT of filet mignon! Disappointing. Otherwise, would recommend. Beef options and seafood were very good.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 16, 2017

The restaurant was standing room only due to Lady Gaga concert later that night. We had a 7:00 p.m. reservation and didn't get seated until 7:30. Food was good, however they were out of some side dishes which we were looking forward to having. Our over sight for not knowing about concert, so be sure to check Sprint Center calendar if you're looking to enjoy special evening at the Bristol.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Disappointing menu, not as many options for fish as have seen in the past. Very expensive but good food. Felt rushed to leave by staff after meal. Waitress didn't have time to refill drinks, water nor wine.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Jackson Hole)·Dined on November 15, 2017

We were having a mother-daughters outing and attending the Lady Gaga concert at Sprint Center. We chose Bristol Seafood Grill and made dinner reservations! Wow! What a great choice. We had drinks and appetizers and our choices for dinner were scallops, lobster bisque, butterfish, and lobster tail for our entrees. Martin was our server and he was attentive while also recognizing that we wanted time to visit. The manager checked on our satisfaction. The service, food and atomosphere were excellent. We will come back the next time we in KC. Thanks for helping us make some fun family memories.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Authentic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 14, 2017

The Bristol is always good. I enjoy my meals every time.

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Great service and good wine value

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 14, 2017

This was my first time visiting Bristol Seafood (Kansas City) and it was great. The ambiance, the service and the food were all "top notch."

I was celebrating my birthday and the table was decorated with a few sprinkles and a handwritten card which was a very special touch. I also received a celebratory, glass of champagne to commemorate the occasion. What a thoughtful gesture.

My server, Martin was very knowledgeable of the menu, the specials and the wine selections. He was extremely polite and attentive!

The crab cakes were all crab; not sure how they were able to hold together. Super delicious!!! Also had a lobster tail, which was also succulent and juicy. I would definitely recommend both of these selections.

Last, the manager visited each table to greet the guests and assure that the food and service were good.

I cannot say enough good things about Bristol Seafood. I love great service and letting others know where it can be experienced. Visit Bristol Seafood if you are in Kansas City.

Tags: Happy Hour, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The Bristol downtown constantly delivers one of the best dining experiences in Kansas City.

Tags: Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Our server, Eric, made our experience so great. His recommendations were spot on, and our food couldn't have been more delicious. This meal was a real treat, and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this to anyone.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Amazing experience! We loved the atmosphere! They printed special menus out with printings of congratulations for our twins (we had notified them on opentable that we were celebrating twins). Private rooms are beautiful, and good is great. Lobster bisque is a MUST!

Only downside to the night was the service was slow for such a large party, and they were not extremely busy but we were still often looking for our server.

Other than than, amazing experience.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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 (Dubai)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The Bristol was an excellent experience. The seafood was great, and the service was great.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Casual, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Had a delicious variety of fresh oysters.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Excellent service and personal touches for our engagement celebration

Tags: Fun, Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 10, 2017

My only concern was we had to wait quite a while on the biscuits; we were pretty much done w/out salads by the time they came and then we were never asked if we'd like a 2nd... ??? Never had that happen before. thanks!

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Scenic View, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 8, 2017

Great food and atmosphere.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

The food was fantastic and the service was great as well. The hostess and the waitress really made the experience one that would make me come back to the restaurant--which I plan on doing soon.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Cozy, Special Occasion, Casual, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The Bristol Downtown is conveniently located for local events, including the KC Repertory Theater at Copaken Stage.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Healthy
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Fish and patatoes were aver cooked. We ordered brussels sprouts and were served cauliflower, I ask the waitress about it and she said they were out of brussels sprouts but they never ask what I wanted instead. I’ve eaten at Bristol’s at town center, extremely good.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Bristol does a great job of making any special occasion a little more special. Great selection of fish flown in twice daily makes this one of our go to seafood restaurants. Their attention to detail keeps us coming back

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Have been going to the Bristol for more than 17 years for our anniversary as well as other occasions. This was the first time at the down town location. We really wanted steak and Bristol was touted to not only be great for seafood, but also for steaks. Both my husband and I ordered the Steak and scallops. While the scallops were excellent, both of our steaks were two degrees over cooked at best. Very disappointing. Service was really slow as well. Water was not refilled time and it was a Sunday night so not overly crowded.

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Crab cakes were incredible
- they compare to the best in Maryland. Although a little pricey, the excellent food and service made it worth it!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Romantic, Cozy
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 29, 2017

We dine at the Bristol several times a year. Anytime we have a special occasion. Last Sunday we took friends for their first time. The buffet was disappointing. We are used to high quality and the buffet did not live up to our expectations. We will not be returning for the brunch buffet.

Tags: Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Special Occasion
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Been here many times for both brunch and dinner. Never disappointed. Brunch is always a great event - certainly we’ll worth the money.

Tags: Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Been there during the week and love their food but the Sunday brunch food was not worth the time. The omelette was perfect but all the food prepared ahead of time for the buffet was either under cooked or over cooked. The bacon was cooked 12 hours too earlier.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Brunch at Bristol never disappoints! The fish and seafood items are always fresh & delicious, and the other items are yummy too. IMHO, when it comes to the desserts, do yourself a favor and stick with the creme brulee, key lime pie, or carrot cake. The cookies & mini doughnuts are ok, but they just don't hold a candle to the others.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Romantic
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 28, 2017

There for birthday celebration, received complementary dessert and also received a birthday card from Bristol. Would visit again for a celebration occasion.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great night!! My girlfriend and I felt like we were the only people in the world.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 27, 2017

I'm a big fan of The Bristol. However, the Pretzel Crusted Trout is a meal NOT to be ordered. I incorrectly assumed that the pretzel crust would be finely ground like bread crumbs. It was not; the crust was large chunks of pretzel. The trout was over cooked and the pretzel crust was burned black. My least favorite meal.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Overall it was a good experience, we were not thrilled with the crabcakes, which were more like crab salad, but the main entree was well prepared, the creme brulee was delish. Cocktails and service were great. We would go again!

Tags: Good for a Date
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