Bristol Bar & Grille - East

4.4
398 Reviews
$30 and under
American
WE WILL BE OPEN FOR EASTER SERVING A EASTER MENU from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. WE WILL BE CLOSED FOR DINNER EASTER NIGHT. 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. 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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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service2ambience2

First time eating at the Bristol. Not impressed. Just okay.

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viplovefinedining
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Server was very nice! Food was good. Very easy to have a conversation - no background noise

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vipPc1029
Louisville
421 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We both had a cup of soup to start. I had white chili & he had corned beef & potato. Then, he got the cheese burger & chips, & I had a small spinach salad topped with a piece of salmon. Everything was very good. Food & service is always very consistent. Great, convenient place!

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vipJoeR
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lunch group met here for weekly lunch. Food was as good as usual. Had forgotten how much I love the complimentary bread! Had the burger and skillet fries. All great. Our server was exceptional.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience1

Food was cold, steak was raw inside , then overcooked when came back . Pork tough .

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great

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MelissaL
Louisville
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food and service were great. Very friendly staff! We had a Bloody Mary, that was not very good, very watery. Other than that, we enjoyed our meal very much!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place for a date night!

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JaneF
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner with friends, good food, excellent service. Felt safe with their Covid protocol. Nice and quiet, made for good conversation.

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vipfoodlover55
Louisville
25 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We always enjoy the food at the Bristol - good food at a reasonable price.

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DougM
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All three entrees were delicious and served at the correct temperature. The Green Chili Wantons were superb as always. Our server was friendly, efficient and not annoying. Dessert was the perfect end to a pleasant evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
33 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Its very comfortable. We just had burgers and really enjoyed them. Server was terrific. It was a really nice, comfortable Sunday afternoon stop.

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Barbara
Louisville
17 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday
It was a wonderful dinner.

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vipYummy
Louisville
51 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Super service and consistent good food

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vipLuv2eat
Louisville
123 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Impromptu lunch. Cindy started out waiting on me, and Wade took over. Did a good job! The remodeling looks great!
Looking forward to dining with you again

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ctmom
Western KY
21 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience3

Sorry, the food was just really bad. The plate was too hot to touch and the potatoes were cold. Burger was just blah and the NY strip was about 1/2 in. Expected better quality.

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vipEvanZ
Louisville
57 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is definitely our go to restaurant where we can count on getting a great meal, wonderful service and fair prices.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines Day

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day

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JeffH
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had our first date here 20+ years ago.... and it’s STILL one of our favorite locations. Great food, reasonable prices, great and reasonable wine selection, and lovely atmosphere. An oldie but goody for sure!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Not the Bristol we remember, outside of the artichoke fritters. $25 for a NY strip and it was horrible for that price, think Mexican restaurant steak quality...... definitely not a well aged prime cut of meat, and definitely not worth the price.

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KristinS
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It has been a while since I had been in a restaurant, but Bristol came through with a great meal!

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Delight
Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

You cannot go wrong when choosing the Bristol Bar & Grill!

EZ
vipEvanZ
Louisville
57 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best restaurant in Louisville for quality of food, price, service and ambiance. The food was delicious, the service was impeccable and the champagne and dessert for our anniversary was much appreciated. We've always come here for brunch, but will now come here to dinner several times a month. We love it here!

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roderick66
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quality food at a very reasonable price. One of our main spots to celebrate birthdays, graduations etc.

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lexied
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WE HAD A BLAST! 10/10 EXPERIENCE!
Always impressed with their food & service

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vipRdytogo
Louisville
21 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great experience but too friendly Server forgot social distancing a few times

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and followed Covid guidelines! Very clean & tables & chairs thoroughly cleaned between diners. Been going to Bristol for 40 years for green chili wontons & filet mandarin...never disappoints!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Bristol is always consistent.
Consistent professional servers
Consistent great food
Consistent great experience

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Catalyst2
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We do not typically decide to eat at the Bristol, however every time we have eaten there, we have enjoyed our experience. This was New Years Eve and somewhat special. It was a very enjoyable experience and the food was well prepared.

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vipRdytogo
Louisville
21 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderfully redecorated and clean!
They were at capacity and we felt safe!
A wide variety of menu items,great drinks and food!
Service was very attentive including the Manager frequenting our table.
Please dine here and support our local restaurants!!

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gm2018
Louisville
21 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

At 50 % capacity felt safe, socially distant. Remodel was nice. Server was attentive and food delicious

JD
vipJohnD
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Appetizers were great, steaks very overcooked, yet Luke warm, and small. Just not a great meal. Sorry.

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vipJanetQ
Louisville
27 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Service slow but food great. No refills etc.

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TammyM
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Bristol East is always awesome! Food and service excellent. Highly recommend.

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vipkelseyd
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

everything was great!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
19 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Experience was very disappointing. We had been to another bristol earlier this year and the green chili wontons were amazing. At this bristol they were ok, like the rest of the food was just okay. Service was quite slow but friendly. We seemed to wait for refills, and when I got my food I wanted salt. We didn't see the waiter again until my wife was done with her meal and I was almost done with mine. The manager was carrying food, and in the middle of the restaurant he yelled over 2 tables for a waiter to come help him. Just didn't seem professional. Overall nothing was terrible, but it didn't live up to what we were expecting and nothing stood out as good. We see no reason in returning.

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RewardsGreatExperiences
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

We gathered there for an extended family meal during COVID. Service was good and the prices were in line with the quality of the food. Nothing spectacular about the quality or the presentation of the things we offered, but a nice place for lunch. I'm sure the limited menu and unpredictable demand impacted this visit. I'd like to return under much more normal conditions and try it again.

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Ilovefood
Louisville
35 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

White tablecloths, a variety of foods, and knowledgeable waitresses.

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maremare
Louisville
13 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bristol is always great.

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Bristol Bar & Grille - East is rated 4.4 stars by 398 OpenTable diners.

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Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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