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Bristol Seafood Grill – Downtown KC, Mo

4.4
3794 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
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  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
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).
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood, Steak, American
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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
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Phone number
(816) 448-6007
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Travis Napier
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Cross street
Between Main & Walnut
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Parking details
Valet and parking garage
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Special events & promotions
Happy hour food and drink specials: Sunday - Friday | 4:00pm - 7:00pm. Available in the bar and on the patio only.
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
What 3794 People Are Saying
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4.4  based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.3
service
4.4
ambience
3.9
value
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined 11 hours ago

Delicious!

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OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Only thing that wasn’t perfect was the service. Wait staff was slower than paint drying. Food was great as usual !

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KrystalT 
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

Bristol was an amazing touch to my husband's birthday. They made it personal with a handwritten note and choice of desert with an attentive waitress. It was heaven. It was very pricey. 123.00 to be exact...but we did order steak, crab, and wine..but for the value and service. Worth every penny.

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Fish 
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Great food , great location and service . Parking is issue with limited spaces

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OpenTable Diner (Detroit)
4.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

After planning a get together, I had requested a quiet table. I was assured at the time when I followed up with Bristol Seafood Grille that a quaint table would be available. We were seated in the bar area. When I talked to the host, the comment was “oh well”. Bar area was very loud and made it difficult to talk. I would NOT return based on that alone. Our server was awesome and the food was good.

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DonB 
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Had a wonderful meal with a large group. Service was excellent and the variety of dishes served were all excellent . Seating was a little tight and noise level was loud.

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BristolKC (Kansas City)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

The food was wonderful. My wife and I went for our anniversary. The entire staff at Bristol made us feel welcome and appreciated. The restaurant also provided either a champagne toast or a dessert on the house. It was an added bonus which was unexpected but certainly appreciated. We enjoyed a salad, lobster bisque, and 2 different seafood entrees for dinner. Everything was prepared wonderfully and we chose the creme brulee for dessert.

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Maria (Kansas City)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

Was a great place for dinner before a concert at The Sprint Center. Was disappointed with my asparagus... about a third of it was too "woody" to eat. My husband's roasted potatoes came out cold & dry. My salmon & his red snapper were both fabulous, along with the chardonnay I ordered.

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JeffC 
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

Everything cooked to perfection! Between the biscuits, wine, appetizers and main course, we must have had five or six different servers presenting at the table. In sum: very attentive staff - even on a busy Friday evening! This establishment is a staple in the Power & Light district!

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vipdrue (Kansas City)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

We've been going to Bristol for almost 40 years - another wonderful experience - one hiccup, quickly and graciously resolved by our server, Anderson, without a hitch - wish this restaurant was closer to our residence in LSMO as the Happy Hour is really outstanding as well. Get the Red Onion Jazz Babies back and start rocking the house like it used to be @ the old location on the Country Club Plaza!

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WyCo (Kansas City)
4.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

Overall a good experience, waiter was so so. The booth behind us seemed to have a much more personable and knowledgeable server.

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OpenTable Diner (Kansas City)
3.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

Great server, great live musician, great atmosphere! But the other reviewers are right- the food was only okay.

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OpenTable Diner 
3.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Overbooked reservations. Server came through and put the shitshow in the rearview.

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OpenTable Diner (Kansas City)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Great seafood, nice waitress, other servicers cleaned while we ate and were rude about it. When asked what time the restaurant closed, he was condescending with a reply of "uhm idk make yourself at home, it's Valentine's Day" sounded bitter to me and gave me a crappy look. And then the lights came on it was a nice experience 😒.

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OpenTable Diner (Sacramento)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Good food and a friendly server. Unfortunately we had to wait one hour passed our reservation time to be seated.

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AngelicaR (Oklahoma City)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

I went here for Valentines and it was the best !! Service was great the food was amazing !! I will definitely come back and often!!! 100% the best restaurant So far !

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OpenTable Diner (Kansas City)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentine’s Day was hectic. There was a small wait even though we had a reservation.. understandable. We ordered some excellent lobster bisque. We ordered a meal.. It took a while but our waitress was so nice and explained it was delivered to the ring table, the manager was excellent.. and they took care of us. I’m excited to go back during non-hectic hours!!

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OpenTable Diner (Denver)
1.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

We never had a chance to eat as they took a page from the airlines and overbooked the restaurant Our reservation was for 8;15, we arrived at 7:45 and they were ready to seat us at 9:10, but we had already left at 8:45.

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OpenTable Diner (St. Louis)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

The food was excellent. The only thing I will have to complain about is the wait time to sit down. We had reservations at 8:00 pm and did not get seated until around 9:00 pm. It was Valentine’s Day so I understand that it’s going to be busy. But I still think management could have done a better job of planning ahead for people who had reservations. What’s the point in making a reservation if you have to wait an hour once you get there?

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OpenTable Diner (Kansas City)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Everything was really great except we didn’t get seated until almost an hour after our scheduled reservation time.

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OpenTable Diner (Kansas City)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

The wait was an hour for our 730 reservation. It was Valentine's Day, but I feel they could have been more orderly with that. Our server, Michelle, was funny, positive, and energetic. The food is always wonderful.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Denver)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Made a reservation on OpenTable about a month ago. We arrived 10 minutes early and was told they were 20 minutes behind. We waited at the bar. After 25 minutes I went to check and was told it would be another 20 minutes. In all it took 45 minutes to be seated, with reservation. We were seated at a booth right next to the entrance to the dining area. They were so crowded that guests waiting for a table were standing at our booth. So, we had people’s backside right at our booth. They had to move each time the waitress came to our table. It was ridiculous. I even made the reservation way in advance to avoid this type of thing. Not well run from that stand point. We live 2 blocks away. They could have just called us when our table was ready instead of crowding us in there. Won’t be returning. When I’m paying $150 for a dinner date I just expect more.

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Robert (Kansas City)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Everything as far as the food and service was at the standard I'm used to at Bristol. Only issue I had was that our reservation was for 7:15 and we weren't able to be seated until around 8:20, after we showed up early. But it was Valentine's Day, so maybe they overbooked.

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TomY (Kansas City)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Overall I was not impressedfrom the moment I arrived. It All started when the valet told me that I couldn’t park my truck in the middle isle of the parking lot as I was to long, so I obliged and worked my way around the parking lot to find another spot as he would continue to take and park the truck he was in in the spot I was just told I could not park in along with seeing another valet park a truck next to him. They also had the lot so packed that there was no sense of organization and no reason to follow the lines as they were just trying to get as many cars in there as possible leaving it impossible for any pedestrian to park at all. Next I had a reservation at 7 and waited for over an hour to be seated finally at roughly 820. Once we were getting seated, they offered us a table that was being hovered around by people waiting in what I think was the lobby, so I kindly asked for another table, which was shortly accommodated to us. After being seated we were greeted by our server, which was the only thing I’d say that we didn’t have a problem with. It took forever to get our food, approximately 45 minutes, then the food was bland. I understand that it’s a seafood place, but not being a fan of it though my other half loves it, I got the filet mignon. There was no flavor what so ever to the steak at all unless it was the burnt edges on the one side of the steak. There was someone making rounds with biscuits throughout the evening which made it to our table twice, but was very rude to us and the server as he was in the middle of asking a question and then interrupts like he was not even there. We did try the creme brûlée, which was not as advertised. No raspberries anywhere to be seen. After the meal and everything was said and done, we felt rushed to leave so they’d be able to seat another group at the table, though we had been there for a total of what was nearly 4 hours. Overall it was not a great experience and I would not be able to refer coming here to any.

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OpenTable Diner (Kansas City)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Good food, bad service.

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OpenTable Diner (New Orleans)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Food was good once we sat. Had an reservation scheduled at 1830 and wasn’t seated until 1945. Only pitfall, otherwise great.

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TristynM (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

We spent Valentines dinner at Bristol last year and it was delicious. This year the food not only took an incredibly long time to get, it was awful. The parmesian potatoes tasted microwaved, the scallops tasted like rubber, cold shrimp, and mashed potatoes were gummy like glue. It was 112$ for a meal that I couldn’t finish, nor did I take home because it was so gross. I will never return. I was absolutely dissatisfied with our valentines and embarrassed I took my date there. I would have sent all of the food back if our waitress checked on us more than once. Never again.

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Snapper (Kansas City)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Servings are small for the price. The fish of the day comes grilled and ours tasted like they were burnt. Not just smoky flavor, but truly burnt. The lobster mac and cheese is $4 extra as a side and it didn't have enough lobster in it to warrant the price increase. The waiter offered to bring out new fish that was seared instead of grilled, which was good, but he said "Sometimes mesquite flavor is too much for some people“. No, burnt flavor is too much. It had nothing to do with mesquite flavoring. The prices are very high for what you actually get. I will pay any amount of money for a great meal. That's what we were looking forward to. We didn't get that. The best things were the drinks.

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OpenTable Diner (Kansas City)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Welcoming atmosphere and nice helpful servers.

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OpenTable Diner (Kansas City)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Got the ribeye wanted it cooked medium but definitely came out rare. Wife got the special for Valentine’s Day and she said what usually was very good just did not wow her like normal maybe it was an off day but for 150$ you would hope this doesn’t happen

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