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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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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.4

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (88)
Good for a Date (80)
Good for Anniversaries (67)
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Romantic (60)
Good for Birthdays (56)
Pre/post Theatre (50)
Business Meals (41)
Cozy (35)
Notable Wine List (35)
Worth the Drive (33)
Bar Seating (31)
Quiet Conversation (31)
Fit for Foodies (30)
Happy Hour (30)
Good for Groups (30)
Casual (27)
Great for Lunch (25)
Healthy (24)
Great for Brunch (23)
Creative Cuisine (22)
Sunday Lunch (21)
Fun (18)
Hot Spot (16)
Seasonal (16)
Vibrant Bar Scene (16)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
Authentic (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Great for Outdoor Dining (11)
Comfort Food (10)
Local Ingredients (10)
People Watching (9)
Late-night Find (6)
Live Music (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Great Beer (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Scenic View (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Tapas (2)
Waterfront (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Live Sports (1)
Organic (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 2 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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·Dined 3 days ago

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined 3 days ago

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

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Detroit)·Dined 4 days ago

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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·Dined 4 days ago

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Kansas City)·Dined 4 days ago

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Kansas City)·Dined 4 days ago

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined 4 days ago

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!

Tags: Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Romantic, Live Music, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Good for Groups, Cozy, Hot Spot
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 (Kansas City)·Dined 4 days ago

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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 (Kansas City)·Dined 4 days ago

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

Tags: Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Kansas City)·Dined 4 days ago

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

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 (Kansas City)·Dined 6 days ago

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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 (Sacramento)·Dined 6 days ago

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

Tags: Romantic
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined 6 days ago

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 !

Tags: Fun, Happy Hour, Casual, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive
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 (Kansas City)·Dined 6 days ago

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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 (Denver)·Dined 6 days ago

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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 (St. Louis)·Dined 6 days ago

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?

Tags: Happy Hour, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Kansas City)·Dined 6 days ago

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

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 (Kansas City)·Dined 6 days ago

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.

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, People Watching, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Denver)·Dined 6 days ago

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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 (Kansas City)·Dined 6 days ago

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.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Kansas City)·Dined 6 days ago

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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 (Kansas City)·Dined 6 days ago

Good food, bad service.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined 6 days ago

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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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

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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 (Kansas City)·Dined 6 days ago

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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 (Kansas City)·Dined 6 days ago

Welcoming atmosphere and nice helpful servers.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined 6 days ago

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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 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 11, 2018

It was fine, but didn't live up to the reputation. We had dinner at 5:45, and they were already out of the two side items we wanted to have with our meals. That seemed early to be out of menu items. They weren't particularly busy, so it's hard to imagine why they had run out. Our server was sufficiently attentive. However, it took more than 30 minutes from ordering to the arrival of our meals. Overall, there wasn't anything terribly "wrong," just several missteps leading me to decide I don't need to go back.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 11, 2018

We love going here for the oysters. They are always superb

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 11, 2018

This visit was average. One of my favorite things about the Bristol brunch is the oysters and usually they don't disappoint. This go around, it was as though they had pre-shucked a lot ahead. They were a bit dry and all the "liquor" was drained out. The omelet and meat carving station needs two people. The poor guy was busy making 3 omelets and it was hard for him to also cut meat for those who wanted that instead of an omelet. The warm entrees weren't well kept up with this go around. I went back thru and several things were empty and there didn't seem to be a lot of attention to preventing that. I will say, that for the first time, the lobster mac n cheese seemed to actually have lobster in it! Often there are barely traces but this time was different so I appreciate that. We will likely go back, but won't be in a hurry. The bottomless mimosa special was nice though they are heavier on the OJ. With the brunch price having climbed to $30 now, I just expected it to be spot on all fronts otherwise I can go to several other places for a lot less and get a mediocre experience.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 10, 2018

So great food. A bit expensive and some of the other people were very loud. Also service was good just infrequent. We also had to wait for a table even though we reserved our time.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The food was not that great. I was expecting top of the line cuisine, but it was just average. Not worth recommending it or going again.

Restaurant, staff and ambience was great.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Tapas, People Watching, Great Beer
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 (Omaha)·Dined on February 10, 2018

My wife and I were in town for a conference and had heard good things about Bristol. We were not disappointed! Our appetizer, meal and service overall were outstanding! We had the Fried Cauliflower and it was delicious. My wife had the Lobster Bisque and I had the Clam Chowder which we both would highly recommend. She had the Charred Ahi Tuna and I had the Grilled Swordfish. Her Tuna was tender and full of flavor and my Swordfish was cooked perfectly.

Overall we would definitely recommend Bristol Seafood and will definitely be going back!

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 10, 2018

I have been to your restaurant on many occasions. I was disappointed with this visit. I always order the same thing every time. The seafood mixed grill. I do not like Salmon, so you have always substituted with another item. I was told by the server that she couldn't do that. She would have to charge me $20.00 extra for the substitution. My asparagus was cold and tough so I only had a few bites. My friend does not eat carbs. She asked for green beans instead of potatoes. So, her asparagus was eliminated and she received green beans and mashed potatoes. There was an employee visiting from Chicago and he kept talking to the table behind us and he was VERY LOUD. Not a great experience.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Very good experience. Combination of all factors was very good. No complaints, will go again, but have had slightly better service, food quality and service elsewhere for similar or slightly less money, so that’s why I rated 4 instead of 5 stars. I won’t hesitate to eat at The Bristol again!

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 (Anchorage)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great food and ambiance

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Even with an early reservation and plenty of open seating available, we were seated next to a large noisy party with small children. I requested a quiet table for a celebratory dinner. That didn't happen.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Definitely felt fancy as felt! Fancy as a sir with his pinky out while drinking an Old Fashioned, whilst his hair is parted down the middle and wearing a bowler hat with a wicked curly mustache.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 9, 2018

My wife and I wanted a nice meal in a nice atmosphere before a performance at Kauffman Center for the Performance Arts. It was a Friday night in 'prime time'. The valet server was pleasant and the service was prompt and reasonable. The service at the restaurant was excellent. The food was prepared perfectly. We did not have dessert because we were headed to the show although the choices seemed absolutely delicious! The restaurant is in a great location and the night was perfect! It is definitely on the pricey side although it was worth it for the evening. Definitely recommended dining experience.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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