Bristol Bar & Grille - East

4.2
411 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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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipAnne
Louisville
37 reviews
Dined a day ago
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 4 days ago
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
427 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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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AmeyH
Minneapolis
1 review
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
154 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
2 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
428 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 .

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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
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
26 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
34 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
18 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
125 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
59 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!

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vipEvanZ
Louisville
59 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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Rdytogo
Louisville
22 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

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

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 411 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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