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Bristol Bar & Grille - Highlands, Louisville, KY

Bristol Bar & Grille - Highlands

4.5
4.5
418 Reviews
$30 and under
American

Our Dining Room and Patio are now open!!! WE ARE ALSO OFFERING CURBSIDE PICK-UP AND DELIVERY FROM 4PM-9PM (Sun., Tues., Wed. and Thur.) and 4PM-10PM (Fri. - Sat.). The original Bristol Bar & Grille, the Highlands location is in the heart of Bardstown Road’s food and entertainment district. 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. Bristol Bar & Grille Master Sommelier crafted an extensive wine menu to pair with each dish. Certified Bourbon Stewards are on hand to answer any questions about our native spirit. Private and outdoor dining are available.

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Booked 3 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Wine Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (502) 456-1702

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Edoardo Bacci

  • 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.<br /><br />Bristol Bar & Grille offers on-premise catering / private rooms at our Downtown, Highlands and Jeffersonville locations.

  • Private party facilities

    The Bristol Bar & Grille in the Highlands has 5 private dining rooms that can accommodate any size group, small or large up to 90 guests. There are no charges for these rooms and no matter what your occasion, the Bristol has the perfect menu selections to choose from.

  • Private party contact

    highlands@bristolbarandgrille.com: (502) 456-1702

  • Neighborhood

    Highlands - Bardstown Rd / Taylorsville Rd

  • Cross street

    Longest Ave.

  • Parking details

    On-site private parking available with access from Bardstown Rd. and rear alley.<br />Additional parking available behind Bristol office at 1308 Bardstown Rd.

  • Public transit

    All Highland routes have stops within 1 block

  • Entertainment

    Within 1 block of Baxter Avenue Theater and Carmichael"s Bookstore.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 418 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Central Kentucky

    Good for Groups

  • Louisville

    Best Value

  • Louisville

    Good for Groups

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  1. GP

    GeraldP

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A Louisville classic. Consistently good food and good service.

  2. CB

    CarolB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food4service4ambience4

    Bread rolls were not fresh. Some of them were hard like they had been re heated.

  3. BH

    BrendaH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    Food was excellent and serve timely. Service was sporadic. Our server seemed to be stretched thin trying to serve multiple tables.

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was great and the staff was very friendly

  5. EW

    EricW

    Louisville

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Nice dinner with the family. The service staff was awesome! KatC was attentive and awesome!

  6. m

    mike4all

    Memphis/West TN

    65 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4

    Service was great. Food was subpar. May have caught them on a bad day.

  7. S

    Shoe

    Louisville

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really enjoyed the new furnishings on the patio. Felix did a fine job as host. Food was very good for four of us. Keep up the good work.

  8. JS

    JohnS

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience1

    All was well Excellent server.

  9. DK

    DebbieK

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Perfect meal, service was professional, friendly and super efficient. We were greeted when we arrived and wished we’ll as we departed.

  10. RS

    RichardS

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our choice for a meal was listed on the daily special. It was super and there is nothing more I can say. The water was excellent, quietly service and non intrusive. I do not even know his name but be assured that he got a more than normal tip.

  11. LB

    LeeB

    Louisville

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Dined on the patio. It was a beautiful night. The filet mandarin is better than ever. Had a good bottle of wine at a reasonable price. The only glitch was an error on a side dish. Still a classic.

  12. MG

    MikeG

    Louisville

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Nice meal, nice place and good service

  13. TG

    TomG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and drinks were very good. Everyone enjoyed the experience. Ate outside so some loud traffic was annoying but the space was very nice. Server was very attentive and personable. Great experience.

  14. SJ

    SuzetteJ

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    The Green Chili Wontons and Bristol Burger (served on an English Muffin) are always ordered with our family. These are both classics that stand the test of time. Then its usually followed up by a piece of Derby Pie. The Bristol is a Louisville Legend and always a consistently good place to meet with friends and family.

  15. AL

    AdamL

    Louisville

    15 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    They were closed. We showed up for Mother’s Day dinner with my wife and immediate family and my mother and it was deserted and the door locked.

  16. F

    Friend

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was a great place to eat with a wonderful atmosphere

  17. BH

    BeverlyH

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Tried the fried fish tacos..,.yum! Great with a glass of Riesling, followed by Derby Pie! O the Decadence!!

  18. MR

    MaryR

    Louisville

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    We had reservation early before the restaurant was busy. Asked to be seated in front area where 6 tables were available. Host ignored my request and placed us in back in area off main dining room. Disappointed. Good and service was great.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Derby oaks day

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Good service, nice atmosphere and enjoyed the food.

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Early Mother’s Day dinner

  22. JD

    JackD

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5

    I ordered my usual “Theresa’s Sweet Chili Linguine” and the chicken breast just wasn’t very good last night. Cindy, the manager, totally took care of us and she’s a great manager. Shout out to our server Kat who was also phenomenal. Trust me when I say I’ll be back just as often as always to this fantastic restaurant!

  23. O

    ellenO

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    chicken on easer salad under cooked Out door patio was great

  24. LS

    LeeS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our waitress was incredible! She was so kind and hospitable!

  25. SM

    SusanneM

    Louisville

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love this location!! Great food, great service, what else could you ask for?

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service and delicious dinner!

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience4

    The food was terrible. There was no seasoning or sauce of any kind on either of our steaks despite the menu describing elaborate dishes with many ingredients. We each received a plain, unseasoned cut of steak that was Ponderosa quality and a few potato slices without salt. We ate a few bites and left. It was simply awful.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely time with friends

  29. KS

    KathyS

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    One of the best things Bristol is that they are consistent — both in service and food quality.

  30. r

    rkm4890

    Las Vegas

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great tasting food

  31. JD

    JohnD1951

    Louisville

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We visited Bristol - Highlands last night. We were greeted at our table by Rachel Y who was absolutely delightful! Pleasant, knowledgeable, efficient! Knew her stuff completely. Made this visit a wonderful event. We split a Bristol salad. My wife had teriyaki salmon which she reported as perhaps one of the most flavorful, moist salmon she has had. I had the open faced steak sandwich which did not disappoint! Very flavorful with in house Henry Bain’s sauce. We’ll be back! Great bang for your buck!

  32. KS

    KeyserSoze

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    The wontons were really good. The steak sandwich was very disappointing. It was just a sirloin on a piece of bread. The cheese burger was bland. The Oreo Cheesecake was underwhelming as well. The winter Old Fashioned was quite bad as well. The host was very friendly though.

  33. DE

    DenaE

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We had a large group, they did a great job keeping up with the drinks and getting the food out. Waitstaff was extremely attentive and helpful!

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Being a staple of Louisville you can’t go wrong. The food is great, service is wonderful. Green Chili Wontons. That is all.

  35. KS

    KarenS

    Louisville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2

    I wasn’t disappointed but I wasn’t wowed. Service was good but food wasn’t as expected. Food could have been warmer. The establishment was somewhat empty which was a red flag. One member of the group stated the steak appeared smaller then a previous visit. Probably won’t return.

  36. CS

    CatherineS

    Tampa

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience4

    As a group we had a nice evening. I was disappointed with the Dijonnaise sauce. The bread, artichoke fritters, pork and sprouts were great. Next time I will know 'hold the sauce'.

  37. TW

    ToddW

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very great service and awesome food. Love the atmosphere.

  38. KG

    KristinG

    Louisville

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We were celebrating our daughter’s 14 th birthday. We had two tables totaling 11 people. The service was amazing and the green chili wontons never disappoint.

  39. BA

    BobA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We arrived just as the Bristol opened (we like to eat early), so there wasn't a big crowd and lots of staff was available. We were greeted with a smile and eye contact, and seated right away. We had our pick of tables and chose one right by the window with the sun shining through. Our server was also smiling (a great sign) and answered our questions while getting our order. Drinks and appetizer were delivered very quickly. Loved the artichoke fritters. I'm a conch fritter fan, but really liked these - deep fried to perfection, the artichoke was moist and melted in my mouth once I crunched through the breading - tasted great, looked great. Our server took our orders and refilled our drinks. We got some fresh warm bread with our appetizers - I could have filled up on the bread, it was wonderful. I got a steak sandwich and my wife ordered the Linguine Giovanni; she really wanted chicken parmesan so they dressed it up and give her some extra parmesan cheese. Loved everything we ate. Especially impressed with how they accommodated my wife even though she wanted something that wasn't on the menu. Everyone was very friendly and accommodating, the restaurant is clean and well maintained. It is an older building and definitely has some character. A great place for drinks and dinner, we will be back!

  40. GB

    GeorgeB

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our visit to The Bristol on Valentine's Day was lovely. The atmosphere was quiet and relaxed, and as romantic as guests wished to make it. The service was attentive but not intrusive and the food well prepared,

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Bristol Bar & Grille - Highlands using the Order Online button. Bristol Bar & Grille - Highlands also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (502) 456-1702.

Bristol Bar & Grille - Highlands is rated 4.5 stars by 418 OpenTable diners.

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

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Booked 3 times today
Google Map for Bristol Bar & Grille - Highlands

1321 Bardstown Road Louisville, KY 40204

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Longest Ave.

  • Neighborhood

    Highlands - Bardstown Rd / Taylorsville Rd

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Wine Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    On-site private parking available with access from Bardstown Rd. and rear alley.<br />Additional parking available behind Bristol office at 1308 Bardstown Rd.

  • Public transit

    All Highland routes have stops within 1 block

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Edoardo Bacci

  • Entertainment

    Within 1 block of Baxter Avenue Theater and Carmichael"s Bookstore.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (502) 456-1702

  • 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.<br /><br />Bristol Bar & Grille offers on-premise catering / private rooms at our Downtown, Highlands and Jeffersonville locations.

  • Private party facilities

    The Bristol Bar & Grille in the Highlands has 5 private dining rooms that can accommodate any size group, small or large up to 90 guests. There are no charges for these rooms and no matter what your occasion, the Bristol has the perfect menu selections to choose from.

  • Private party contact

    highlands@bristolbarandgrille.com: (502) 456-1702

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