Bristol Bar & Grille - East

4.2
426 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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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipEvanZ
Louisville
63 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

The last two times we have been there have been the worst two times. The quality of the food has gotten much worse.

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vipKathyYankey
Louisville
9 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jackson our server was excellent for our party of 13!!!

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Dennishm
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The dining experience was very nice. The glitch was that we arrived early and had to wait a few minutes for a table. No problem. We had a great waiter (Wesley). He was very personable and concerned for our having the best dining experience. The food was very satisfying. Thanks to all.

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AngelaH
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

My Caesar salad was mediocre. Old cheese and warm bowl.

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vipBama
Cincinnati
70 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Sat at the bar. Bartender was very friendly and attentive.

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vipBobR
Louisville
19 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service & food! Thanks!!

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vipRickR
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Food is just not that good. We had poor service and the place wasn't even near capacity

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

best chocolate milk ever, says my son.

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vipJoeML
Louisville
24 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent Service and food was well prepared

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vipshauns
Louisville
68 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The team at the Bristol is great - thank you for treating my out of town guests with superb food and service.

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vipCarol
Louisville
124 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Andrew did a good job as our waiter. The service was prompt. The restaurant remodel is very nice and seating is comfortable. The Cobb salad is always a good choice. The shrimp and grits is very good. The prices are reasonable. Always try to make a reservation as they are busy.

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vipDonnaG
Louisville
27 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as always! Service was great too!

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JosephS
Louisville
11 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding food and service, our server Wesley was excellent.

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vipPc1029
Louisville
430 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

First time for my granddaughter & she tried the spinach salad with blackened salmon & home fries & enjoyed it. My son got 2 burgers with home fries & cleaned his 2 plates!
I got the quesadilla with black beans, & added some lettuce.
Lots of food but tasty! My husband got the steak but it was well done & he wanted med. rare. He didn’t want to take the time to return it. He ate it & didn’t complain & it was fine.
Service was great.

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Fishyfishlover
Louisville
12 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Entree lukewarm, pasta not fresh, cold, salad dressing skimpy, only salad forks, cake stale. Service meh.

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vipAnne
Louisville
37 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The reservation was made for eight, and we were seated in a perfect, out-of-the-way area at the most ideal shaped table---round. Everyone can see and hear each other and talk as a group with a round table.
The food was very good, and there are a nice variety of choices.
The service at Bristol is always good or better, and this time it was superb! Jackson was cool as a cucumber with our group, and he was extremely helpful, efficient, and very pleasant.

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MarkE
Louisville
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a great meal, great service and a great experience. It was so nice to see all the smiling faces after so long of only seeing masks!!

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vipPc1029
Louisville
430 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We shared a bowl of chicken chili, & he got a delicious steak & fried potatoes. I got a spinach salad & blackened salmon.
Service & food was perfect!

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RxRide
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Should be able to order lunch portions at dinner.

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NonnaDonna
Nashville
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always good! The pork Dijonaise is wonderful. The Bristol is a great go-to place

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great table, food and service.

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kathyb
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

New server so did not expect our normal service. One entree was completely incorrect and my mom did not touch the bloody steak (ordered fillet med and received rare to med rare ny strip) as it put her off completely. The server did offer to replace but we did not want to hold up the other two in the party. She did state she would have it taken off of the bill but instead they charged half price for the entree that we did not order. Crab cakes, shrimp and grits along with the green chili wontons were good. Normally the food is piping hot but not on this occasion. Just an off evening but we will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Menu was not the same as what was shown on Open Table. Was very disappointed in lack of food choices. I got the burger and it was dry and the English muffin was way over toasted.

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vipElizabeth
Louisville
157 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This is our best neighborhood restaurant. We loved the remodel and great service. So glad you are back in full business!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Seafood Cobb was great!

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AliciaS
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

I wish I had a better review. I’ve never not liked Bristol. Our server was as sweet as can be. Another server who helped out our server a bit mentioned they are short staffed. I can understand that. However it didn’t seem extremely busy. And we saw 4 servers. What I couldn’t understand, we sat outside and it seemed our server had all her tables indoors except ours. Maybe if someone else who was outside could have completely taken over. I don’t know. But I was so sad to walk away from the Bristol with the slowest service ever.

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ChuckH
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always everything was excellent from service to food. Never have any problem eating at the Bristol Grill. Glad you were able to survive during the pandemic.

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RobinL
Louisville
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Wontons were not very hot. Foood was just ok fir the price.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
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
430 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
7 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 .

OT
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
Louisville
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
27 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
5 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
35 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.

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 4.2 stars by 426 OpenTable diners.

Bristol Bar & Grille - East does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.powercard.com/giftcard/GiftCard.php?cardid=60.

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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