Bristol Bar & Grille - East

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321 Reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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. An award-wining Sunday brunch buffet features made-to-order waffles, Weisenberger grits, fried chicken and $2 mimosas until 3 p.m. Bristol Bar & Grille Master Sommelier crafted an extensive wine menu to pair with each dish. Certified Bourbon Stewards are on staff to guide diners on selection of Kentucky’s native spirit. We offer one dollar off all beer wine and spirits in the bar during happy hour Monday through Friday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Bristol Bar & Grille East is located on North Hurstbourne Parkway north of Shelbyville Road. Guests can opt to sit in the traditional dining room, the covered terrace or outside.

Specials

$2 Mimosas

Enjoy $2 mimosas every Sunday with our award winning Sunday brunch.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: September 2, 2019

Ends: September 3, 2118

Availability: Sun 10:00AM-3:00PM

$1 off all beer, wine & spirits!!

In the bar area, enjoy $1 OFF all bar beverages

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: September 2, 2019

Ends: September 3, 2118

Availability: Mon-Fri 4:00PM-7:00PM

1/2 Price Wine

Enjoy any bottle of wine from our award winning wine list at HALF off

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: September 2, 2019

Ends: September 3, 2118

Availability: Tue 11:00AM-10:00PM

What 321 People Are Saying
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Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Been dining there for years but last night was just bit off. My wife’s steak was grissily an the bernaise was like it had been frozen. Butter was goat in on top. While or waitress was adequate she seemed bored and distracted

KS
Louisville
8 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Great stop for friends birthday luncheon. Casual, no rush lunch with friends.

OT
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

Very average, not really worth going. Probably won’t be coming back

M
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Relaxing, easy parking, good food, great server, no steps, easily handicap accessible.

WG
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a group of 8 people. We all enjoyed the food and service. Also, the advance reservation really helped keep is on time for later meeting.
The staff including manager were very courteous. We will certainly come back in the near future.
If there are any discount incentives please let me know. It would be helpful in selecting our next lunch meeting.
Thanks, Wayne Gunnell

RC
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was pretty good but a bit more variety would have been nice. It's always good to find something imaginative for Saturday or Sunday brunch.

SB
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

We ate outside and the table and chairs were dirty. We had to wait for hostess to come clean them. I was amazed by the buffet for Sunday brunch and the price was a great value plus $2 mimosas! Everything I ate was very good. I will definitely go back.

B
Louisville
50 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

our salads were cold & crisp
the burger was medium well as ordered
the southwest chicken was great

OT
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The best thing about The Bristol on Hurstbourne for me and my friends is the fact that we can make a reservation online, with a special request and can get a great dinner and good service every time. This past Friday night was a special occasion, my husband's birthday, and we had no idea who could come to meet us until the last minute. It all turned out well, and we even got the table we wanted.

Our waitress was great!
My only criticism would be that my Old Fashion was way to small for the price- but it was good.

TP
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service as usual.

CW
Louisville
11 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Sunday brunch is The Best!!

LO
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fish tacos were so flavorful and a large lunch portion. Pork Dijonnaise never disappoints. Looking forward to another visit.

A
Louisville
36 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had great service, and the food was very good. It was nice being able to so easily make reservations.

OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The Bristol Sunday brunch is a city staple! Food is always great and fresh. The fried chicken is amazing.

MB
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Lucky enough to get last minute reservation. Will definitely return

PG
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Over all the experience was good but there was one incident that I felt could of been handled a little better than he did,My sister purchased the vegetarian burger with fruit,As she was eating she found a bug crawling in her fruit,we told the waiter who immediately contacted the manager,The manager did apologize took the fruit to the chef,,but than brought another bowl out,The thing is how do we know my sister did not miss another bug and ate it.I think even if he did not take the entree off the bill,but he could have at least did a deduction,for the fruit.I realize things happen but it did not speak for the good will of the restaurant

RH
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have eaten at this Bristol Bar & Grille location several times. I never fail to get great service and delicious food! I bring my clients here to celebrate when they have closed on a house (I'm a Realtor) and they always say they would eat there again. It's good to be able to count on this restaurant to always deliver!

OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Not impressed with flavors of any of the food; upcharge of$2 for a ceaser salad(would have been accepted but it had very little dressing/flavor);had to ask for requested and offered items multiple times(straw, bread, refill). Overall DISAPPOINTED! Was hoping for more because it is a nice looking restaurant and was packed!

OT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was good, as usual, but the wait staff was OUTSTANDING!!!

RP
Louisville
8 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Enjoyable afternoon for a quiet brunch after the gym. . Service was excellent and had the same server we have had the last few trips there.. she is wonderful. Great time.. good food and value!

B
Louisville
50 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

as always the food was great, the service, too

JS
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Consistently, Bristol has great food! Good selection of wines.

JB
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great variety; loved my crab cakes; cosmopolitan drink was way too skimpy. Much more for same money at other restaurants

S
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

I had the Pasta Pietro which was wonderfully bursting with flavor in each bite. My friend had the Kale Salad and loved it. The only problem was the noise level was so bad that I missed half the conversation with my friend. Definitely not a place to go for lunch if you have any trouble with conversation and background noise.

SC
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was delicious and service was fantastic. Brought family from out of town and they loved it.

TO
Louisville
13 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service are always good! We love the option of eating outside, but it was too hot. The air conditioning was a great escape from the heat!

OT
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great service! I dream of their green chili wontons.

r
Louisville
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The meal was excellent. This restaurant is consistent in quality. We have dined at Bristol restaurants since the 1970s.

l
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We had 10 people for brunch the morning after our son's wedding ... we had a great meal before all heading home!

CH
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A Louisville jewel. Always good food and attentive service. We ate outside so noise level was acceptable. No rush, server kept glasses filled, and we enjoyed the evening.

LA
Louisville
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our servers were great! Our salads were delicious!

B
Louisville
15 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Bristol's has a nice selection of American cuisine. Their salads with homemade dressings are fresh and delicious.

B
Louisville
15 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We sat in the bar area, we just wanted a quick small meal.

CR
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love the Bristol. Especially in the summer when you can eat outside on the patio. Food wonderful as always.

DC
Louisville
31 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Our party had Pork Dijonaise, Thai Stir Fry and Fish Tacos. All were served were hot and were extremely tasty. Kudos to the kitchen staff who are, according to our waiter, a family culinary group. Good stuff. I highly recommend both The Bristol East and The Bristol Bardstown Road.

PE
Louisville
24 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Impromptu dinner last night, and it hit the spot. The green chili wontons are always a must; tried the filet Mandarin for the first time, and it was very good. Black bean soup, salads, a chili pasta, and a southern fried chicken dinner were enjoyed. And it was half price wine night! Bristol is a great place for good reliable meals where everyone can find something to fit their taste buds. And the prices are reasonable.

AB
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were excellent. We will be sure to go back soon.

SO
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was wonderful. Best brunch on town. The buffet was kept filled and clean. Service was outstanding!. We'll be back soon.

P
Louisville
18 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 3

We stopped for brunch on Father’s Day. The buffet was awful. The sausage was hard, the chicken was dry, the grits were tasteless. The service was good but the food was very subpar. We enjoy eating at the Bristol but will never be back for brunch.

LB
Louisville
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

The dining room needs to be updated so badly. My meal was the Filet Mandarin. It was properly cooked to medium rare, but oddly seasoned. It was bland. The skillet potatoes had a dubious unknown vintage aspect. The won tons and salad rescued the meal for me. The serving team did a great job.

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