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Bristol Bar & Grille - East, Louisville, KY

Bristol Bar & Grille - East

4.3
4.3
528 Reviews
$30 and under
American

Our Dining Room and Patio are now open!!! WE ARE ALSO OFFERING CARRYOUT, CURBSIDE PICK-UP AND DELIVERY FROM 11:00 AM to 8 PM Monday thru Thursday, 11:00 AM to 8:30 PM Friday and Saturday, and 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM Sunday. We are also exited to announce the return of our family and friends' favorite - the Bristol Sunday Brunch buffet. Home of the Green Chili Wontons, Louisville’s favorite guilty pleasure, Bristol Bar & Grille has been the city’s neighborhood restaurant since 1977. Original menu dishes include the classic Bristol Burger and aged, charbroiled New York Strip steak as well as new favorites like Pork Dijonnaise and Theresa’s Sweet Chili Linguine. We source ingredients from local farmers. Certified Bourbon Stewards are on staff to guide diners on selection of Kentucky’s native spirit. Bristol Bar & Grille East is located at 300 North Hurstbourne Parkway, north of Shelbyville Road. Guests can opt to sit in the traditional dining room or the outside patio.

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Booked 7 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Wine Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Sat 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 3:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–8:30 pm Sun 2:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (502) 426-0627

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Catering

    Since 1977, Bristol Catering has been providing full service catering and event planning for weddings, corporate events, fund-raisers, galas and social gatherings. Whether you are planning a small intimate affair or a grand gala, our team will work with you to create a spectacular event. Our off-premise catering can be reached at 502.584.3663. Bristol Bar & Grille offers on-premise catering / private rooms at our Downtown, Highlands and Jeffersonville locations.

  • Private party facilities

    Bristol Bar & Grille offers private dining at the Bristol Downtown (502) 582-1995 and Bristol Highlands (502) 456-1702

  • Neighborhood

    East Louisville

  • Cross street

    Hurstbourne Trace

  • Parking details

    Bristol East is located in the Hurstbourne Forum Shopping Center and has PLENTY of parking.

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Sunday Brunch Buffet

    Multiple dates available
    Our famous Bristol Sunday Brunch buffet is back with a new, elevated menu that includes rotating items such as a different style of eggs each week, creative entrees by the Bristol’s talented chefs, peel-and-eat shrimp and delicious pastries. You’ll also enjoy traditional brunch items such as made-to-order waffles, Weisenberger grits and fried chicken. $25 per person; $12.50 for children ages 4 to 11.

What 528 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Central Kentucky

    Good for Groups

  • Central Kentucky

    Great for Lunch

  • Louisville

    Good for Groups

  • Louisville

    Great for Lunch

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Father’s Day celebration. We were able to sit outside on the patio on a beautiful Sunday evening. Music played softly in the background from a speaker. We all enjoyed our dinner and drinks. Try the green chili won tons for an appetizer and for dinner you have to try Teresa’s sweet chili linguine which is always my favorite. Others enjoyed the pork chop, filet mandarin, skillet potatoes, as well as the Caesar salad, and homemade dressing, and grilled chicken. Don’t forget to ask for some yummy warm bread. We are never disappointed. It’s a Louisville Original favorite spot!

  2. BK

    BeckyK

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We hadn't been in a while and it was great! Will be going more often. Food and service were excellent!

  3. h

    hursty

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Brunch was outstanding. Service impeccable. Will definitely return.

  4. MC

    MaryC

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Server was great

  5. LB

    LariceBooker

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Went for Sunday brunch.Everything was hot and several items on the buffet to choose from. You will not leave hungry. Make a reservation, save yourself a headache this place is busy. Jazz was our server, she was excellent. The entire staff was friendly. Definitely going back.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had Jazz as a server and she was EXCELLENT!! We were celebrating our daughters high school graduation and it was lovely!! Food was excellent and the service was superb!! Thank you so much

  7. T

    Tony

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    A great place for a sudden quick luncheon or light dinner.

  8. MM

    MichaelM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Not a totally fair day for rating as Mother's day was very busy and it was obvious they were short staffed. No real complaints though, will return.

  9. EZ

    EvanZ

    Louisville

    76 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    76 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent brunch--food was excellent--my only complaint was it appears you inflated your brunch prices for Mother's Day--$38/pp was a bit of a sticker shock.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Extremely helpful and on task to bring us a wonderful dining experience

  11. L

    Lover0food

    Louisville

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and service was excellent!!!

  12. KS

    KathyS

    Louisville

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Friends getting together. Waitress was attentive, but allowed us plenty of ti,e to chit chat. No rush! Food was excellent!

  13. JT

    JaneT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Enjoyable evening with friends. The drinks, appetizers and food/bread were excellent. Very attentive staff.

  14. CC

    CindyC

    Louisville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4

    Food has gone down hill over the years at the East location but not the prices. Green wonton app used to be outstanding but this time they were mediocre. My husband's caesar salad was inedible, my side salad was OK but the crab cakes were really good. Husband had the burger and wasn't impressed. I really used to love the Bristol. Too bad.

  15. ER

    EllenR

    Louisville

    16 reviews

    2.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience2

    Food was disappointing. Not at all wonderful like when we used to go. Every item was cold and tired. Expensive and not good value for the $$!

  16. SK

    SarahK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4

    The food was very good & there was a lot of variety on the buffet. Our service wasn't great. She checked on us maybe once the entire time we were there & just didn't really seem very pleased to be there.

  17. P

    Patty

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The service was excellent,The food was great.we shared my favorite Green chili won tons.I think you have best guacamole in town.Several had the crab cakes and enjoyed.A couple had the quesadillas ,and said they were very good ,also the squash soup they loved .one had the white bean chili and said it was good.The Bristol has been one of my favorites for many years now.

  18. J

    Joey

    Louisville

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our family celebrated Easter and the staff and food was excellent. Glad the Buffett was back and the options were delicious. Sunday brunch is a must!

  19. SM

    SusanneM

    Louisville

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always Always consistently delicious!!! Service impeccable!!

  20. LG

    LynnG

    Louisville

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4

    Great service! Food was good, but some of the hot dishes weren't hot. Fried chicken, salmon, salad, fruit, desserts and waffles were my favorite.

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2

    Rough, 20min plus for drinks, 10min to get water and menu, rain out of clean glasses to bring to table, waitress came by a total of three times, had to go to the bar for silverware, just a rough experience. We hadn’t been in four years and don’t plan on ever going back.

  22. W

    Willie

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience4

    Food was excellent! Sad salad or soup no longer included with your entree. Waitress was new and horrible. Had to ask numerous times for water, beer and wine.

  23. r

    ricks

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My lunch at the Bristol East was awesome and Delicious! Service was great! I was a bit surprised by the increase in price but I suppose that’s everywhere you go… I recommend this dining option to all.

  24. V

    Vinoluv

    Tampa

    21 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3

    The brunch food was barely warm and lacked flavor. The cost of the brunch is way too much for what is offered. Not worth it.

  25. JW

    JosephW

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience3

    Food was just warm, good selection but $ 60.00 for brunch is just to expensive for me

  26. m

    maxmania8

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great atmosphere and great service. I would come back again soon.

  27. SM

    SusanneM

    Louisville

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always Always Always consistently a great restaurant to visit. Great service and great food!!

  28. L

    Luv2eat

    Louisville

    144 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    144 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I had a wonderful late lunch at Bristol! Chris is awesome! Thank you sooo much! 🤗

  29. MV

    MaryV

    Louisville

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    I have eaten here many times and the food seems to have become very mediocre. Our service was okay considering that our server changed mid-meal. I know that food has become more expensive and i could tell that the portion sizes have suffered.

  30. AP

    AnthonyP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    Food was good but could have been hotter. Buffett maybe not the best choice

  31. P

    Pc1029

    Louisville

    440 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    440 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    I don’t remember what we had but we always have consistently good food & prices are reasonable & service is good too. We generally go once every week or so!

  32. g

    gm2018

    Louisville

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Food here is always good - we go here at least twice a month - service is good as well I wish I could remember the name of the young lady who waited on us as she has before but very kind and good at her job!

  33. LL

    LorieL

    Louisville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 22, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Very easy to reserve a table via OpenTable. Service was friendly but so very slow - for only 3 of us it took 1.5 hrs to complete our meal and pay. We actually had to cancel a business meeting because of the time away from the office. I brought a visiting co-worker from Columbus, OH. The Bristol is nostalgic for locals but overall felt dated to represent Louisville, even with the recent renovation.

  34. JS

    JamesS

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3

    The restaurant was out of wine that was on their menu. And blamed the brunch rush on it.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Overall good. Some food in buffet not quite hot enough. Quality of food improved. Buffet kept well filled. Table cleared quickly.

  36. C

    Cheryl

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We enjoyed dinner and appreciated the great service.

  37. JG

    JaniceG

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Good food, good service. Wait time for our meal was minimal

  38. j

    jill

    Louisville

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Solid place to go for good food and drinks at a moderate price level. Had 4 different meals and everyone was pleased with theirs.

  39. C

    Carol

    Louisville

    126 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    126 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    EMMA provided outstanding service. The hot brown was really good. The veggie burger was amazing. This is such a great restaurant. The restaurant is comfortable and very relaxed. They have a really nice bar area also.

  40. JL

    JoeL

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great atmosphere great service great food Nuff said

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Bristol Bar & Grille - East using the Order Online button. Bristol Bar & Grille - East also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (502) 426-0627.

Bristol Bar & Grille - East is rated 4.3 stars by 528 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 7 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Bristol Bar & Grille - East

300 N. Hurstbourne Pkwy Louisville, KY 40222

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Hurstbourne Trace

  • Neighborhood

    East Louisville

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Sat 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 3:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–8:30 pm Sun 2:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Wine Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Bristol East is located in the Hurstbourne Forum Shopping Center and has PLENTY of parking.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (502) 426-0627

  • Catering

    Since 1977, Bristol Catering has been providing full service catering and event planning for weddings, corporate events, fund-raisers, galas and social gatherings. Whether you are planning a small intimate affair or a grand gala, our team will work with you to create a spectacular event. Our off-premise catering can be reached at 502.584.3663. Bristol Bar & Grille offers on-premise catering / private rooms at our Downtown, Highlands and Jeffersonville locations.

  • Private party facilities

    Bristol Bar & Grille offers private dining at the Bristol Downtown (502) 582-1995 and Bristol Highlands (502) 456-1702

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