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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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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.5

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (70)
Good for a Date (57)
Good for Anniversaries (52)
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Good for Birthdays (48)
Romantic (43)
Pre/post Theatre (39)
Business Meals (36)
Good for Groups (31)
Notable Wine List (31)
Quiet Conversation (29)
Cozy (29)
Fit for Foodies (28)
Worth the Drive (26)
Creative Cuisine (24)
Happy Hour (22)
Bar Seating (22)
Casual (21)
Neighborhood Gem (21)
Healthy (20)
Great for Lunch (20)
Great for Brunch (19)
Fun (18)
Sunday Lunch (17)
Authentic (16)
Hot Spot (15)
Great for Outdoor Dining (14)
Vibrant Bar Scene (14)
Seasonal (12)
Comfort Food (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Local Ingredients (8)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Disabled Access (6)
Live Music (5)
People Watching (5)
Scenic View (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Great Beer (3)
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·Dined 17 hours ago

Our service was top notch. The food arrived with perfect timing. The ambience was very classy. Restaurant Week is turning out to be great.

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·Dined a day ago

Overall it was a pretty great place! Our server was great and the food came out perfectly timed. A little on the pricey side, but we knew that going in. Great place and would definitely recommend!

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·Dined 3 days ago

Ate off the restaurant week menu. Everything was delicious. Absolutely impeccable service!!! Thank you for making us feel special.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Kansas City)·Dined 6 days ago

Ambiance and service were fine but food was surprisingly mediocre. My fish was over cooked, over salted, dry, and pretty tasteless. And high priced! This has been a regular for me for P&L dining but I won’t rush back soon.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 7, 2018

We enjoyed watching the game- not so much the game tough!
We split the seafood grill and had the lobster bisque. It was so filling and absolutely delicious.

Tags: Fun, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

It was our wedding anniversary, we had a 9 PM reservation. The salad was nice, we were served our entrée the moment I finished my salad and my wife hadn't finished yet. Why the rush? The place was at least half empty by then. Our server took our order and that was the last time we saw him until we were just over half done with our entrée. I would think someone would ask if our salads were correct and good, but no. Same with the entrée. One of my sides was the lobster mac n cheese which was not hot at all and very bland surprisingly. It had come highly recommended by several friends. We didn't complain to our server, we saw no point since we were practically finished by then. Our server asked if we wanted dessert, we pointed out the card left on our table congratulating us on our anniversary and the offer on the card for a free dessert, he seemed to, just at that point realize it was a special occasion. The dessert was very good, probably the best thing we had. We both had the mixed grill as our entrée by the way, which was just fair. Shrimp was overcooked. Overall it was less than special, that's for sure.

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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Waiter was either inexperienced or intimidated by 4 pretty girls!

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 1, 2018

NYE OURRESERVATION FOR 9 seated at 930. Restaurant cold. Kept coat on thruout meal. Valet parking on arrival- $35 had to walk to car after dinner 1 blk
Carrot cake marginal cold and stiff. Other foods good.
No refills on drinks water No biscuit/rolls to table had to ask for them- in short supply- only one per person.
One person in our party received her food 5-7 min after the rest of us. This happened with her drink as well!!

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Our dinner was quite enjoyable and the service was outstanding.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We have been to this restaurant numerous times and always enjoy the food and service. This time we experienced poor service from the moment that we checked in. We booked a table of 8 quite some time ago. When we arrived (shortly before booked time) we were confirmed for 8 yet taken to a table of 6. The host looked at us and said “uh well it’s a table of 6...but we could always pull up a chair to each end” we said that wasn’t acceptable. They had given the tables of 8 away to others. We had to be seated in the bar. There we received bar service which is of no comparison to dining side. We also had to sit by the door while it was 2 degrees out. Our server gave no care to us, not checking on us. We had to find her multiple times for drinks, orders, check. In turn, we were late to our concert due to this.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Excellent bar on NYE, food ok. I expected more and better.

Tags: Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We've always enjoyed the food and service at this location, however, and maybe because it was NYE, both food quality and service were WAY off and not typical of the Bristol. The chilled seafood platter for 2-3 people at 59$ was awful- The smallest oysters and the 2 skinniest crab legs I've seen from the Bristol- and the calamari app was tons of battered veggies and minimal calamari. The cheddar biscuits were even only fair, at best and they are normally out of this world delicious!! It was a bigtime bummer and overall left a bad taste in my mouth and I'm not sure how quick my husband and I will be, to go back. I am in hopes it was just an "off night."
Extreme let down!!! ugh!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Good for Groups
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

New year eve

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Our waiter was awesome. Great wine etiquette.

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 (Omaha)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Food was excellent.
Service was exceptional.
I recommend this place first when asked for a great KC dinner.

Tags: Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Romantic, Bar Seating
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Overall the afternoon was quite nice. The staff was very nice, and the food was good.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Best brunch we have had - and of of course, the seafood, yum! Don't miss the waffles. LOVE how they support the community too - we were using a voucher we bought at a charity event. We might not have ever tried the brunch if we did not have the certificate.

Tags: Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Service was excellent. Very nice restaurant, loved the atmosphere. Food was excellent. Started off with the crab and corn fritters and they were amazing. I had filet and scallops and it was perfect. My husband had filet and lobster and the steak was cooked perfectly but the lobster was a little chewy. Only reason we scored 4/5 on food was because the lobster. Other than that everything was great. Will definitely be going back for date night again.

Tags: Scenic View, Live Music, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 29, 2017

We had a wonderful 30th anniversary meal. There was a handwritten note and personalized menu just for us. We also had a complimentary dessert...the carrot cake is more than enough for 2! The food and service were great.

Tags: Romantic, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Good food. Always consistent. Crab cakes are really good as was the filet. Buck a shuck oysters during happy hour is fantastic.

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·Dined on December 24, 2017

I used Open Table at the last minute to book a table for our anniversary. It was Christmas Eve. The app asked if there were any special instructions... All I put was it was - It's our anniversary anything to make it special. Special is what they made it. The table was decorated, They had a card on the table thanking us for choosing to celebrate with them. It offered us free champagne or a dessert. The staff was wonderful. Everyone was so nice. Each one we saw wished us a happy anniversary. The food was amazing and the service superb. Our server Khang was a delight. He was very informative and lead us to great dishes. We also had the opportunity to meet Zahra who was the manager on duty. She was very nice and professional. She made us feel welcome.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Romantic, Cozy
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Food and service were excellent as always. Appetizers were on point as well. Made a good impression on the family we brought there. Valet was quick.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We enjoy the Sunday Brunch for special occasions, this time being Christmas Eve. The service was fabulous, but the food was not as exciting as I had hoped. The omelet station was not convenient, and the omelet/carving area was actually a very slow/long wait. The salad area felt limited particularly for a brunch menu. I don't believe that the Valet is actually a Bristol responsibility, but it took some time to get the attention of the Valet attendant to retrieve our car - he was more interested in what was happening on his phone than customers coming out of the restaurant.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Food was was fantastic. I'm the Lump crab cakes were excellent and full of large chunks of crab. My wife and daughter had the Antarctic Butterfish and it did not disappoint. Overall a great place with excellent food. The Only downside was it is very noisy.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Casual
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 24, 2017

It was Applebee’s quality at 4 times the price. I’ve had much much better at Bristol before. This was a huge disappointment.

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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Delicious food. Antarctic butterfish was delicious. We also had a bone in ribeye and seafood medley.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We were very disappointed in our dinner. The food was less than par, very dry sides and tasteless. The fish was prepared well. My children had fries with their chicken and they were stale. We were very disappointed with our $300+ dinner - we've had better $50 meals.

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·Dined on December 23, 2017

We were seated quickly and our booth request was honored. Food came slow, free biscuits were not done in the middle. Took forever to replace them. Waited extremely long for server to pick up check but thre Place was busy. Food was good.

Tags: Quick Bite, Happy Hour, Late-night Find, Casual
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·Dined on December 23, 2017

A special night out with our 3 teenage boys for Christmas. We arrived 1 hr. early, but they were very accommodating. Scallops and crab cakes were superb. Lobster Mac and cheese is a must and mussels and calamari start the night right. Excellent calamari was not tough like I generally get when fried. They make it just lightly golden and perfect. Will come back again.

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·Dined on December 23, 2017

Gary and I celebrated our 50th Wedding Anniversary at Bristols. Awesome place, everything was perfect. We will return!

Tags: Romantic, Seasonal
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 23, 2017

All of the food was amazing except the carrot cake! It was dry and heavy. I had a coupon for a free entree for my birthday up to $24 and our waiter also gave me free dessert. That was the most generous place a restaurant has ever been for my birthday.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 23, 2017

The food is good, but the menu is more limited than their Overland Park location.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Nice interior with tall tables in bar area

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Sub par quality seafood for price point

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Service was very slow. Took us at least 10 minutes to even get water. Then another 10 to even get a drink order in. Throughout the meal our waitress kept disappearing. Food was wonderful as usual! It was my birthday so I was disappointed the meal was a bit soured by having to wait.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Not impressed for the price. The server was great. The food itself was pretty average

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 17, 2017

We went for the Sunday brunch. Good food and ambiance, but the kitchen was unable to keep up with the demand and most items were constantly out. It took us about 2 hours to get fed while waiting on items and fight through the feeding frenzy for the small portions brought out. The omelette station had no fresh eggs and the temporary burners setup on the bar took forever to cook an omelette, although it was prepared well. They would do well to limit the seating or improve kitchen efficiency.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Prices were high for the quality of the food. I ordered the grilled seafood combo, and although my scallops & salmon were good, my shrimp was overcooked & the crab cake was dry. The asparagus was very large & woody and mashed potatoes were dry & thick. For the price, I would have expected a better meal.
The reason I would come back is the service was excellent! The manager came & talked to us and was great as well. That is what is worth going back for.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

I grew up on the East Coast and living in Kansas for 20 years, the opportunity for FRESH seafood is obviously rare. But that I can actually get oysters on the half shell, steamed clams and a variety of "fresh out of the sea" dishes is everything to me about this place. When I really crave the fresh taste of the sea, Bristol Seafood Grill is where I head. It's my restaurant of choice for my birthday celebration every single year, and this year was made extra special by the attention to detail and the wonderful staff!!

Tags: Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Casual, Cozy, Seasonal, Organic, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Notable Wine List, Great for Brunch, Live Music, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 16, 2017

I was not impressed as the seafood and the whipped potatoes lacked flavor. We had a reservation for 7:00 and were seated at 7:20 and it took forever to get drinks. I definitely would not recommend the Bristol, especially for the price considering the overall quality. Unfortunately, I was disappointed.

Tags: Happy Hour
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