Bristol Bar & Grille - Highlands

4.5
201 reviews
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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. An award-wining Sunday brunch buffet features made-to-order waffles, Weisenberger grits, and fried chicken. Bristol Bar & Grille Master Sommelier crafted an extensive wine menu to pair with each dish. Part of the Urban Bourbon Trail, Certified Bourbon Stewards are on hand to answer any questions about our native spirit. Private and outdoor dining are available.

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Easter Restaurant Specials & Reservations

Easter Brunch is from 9:00 till 3:00. Adult price is $32.00 and Childrens price is $10.00(ages 4 thru 11). Easter Brunch features our normal foods with the addition of peel and eat shrimp, glazed ham, hot brown casserole, deviled eggs, braised short ribs, vegetarian pasta, and green chili wontons.

Sunday, April 21, 2019

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New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Enjoyed a delicious Sunday brunch here yesterday. Had not been to the Bristol in a while because I live in NYC., but whenever I come to the Ville, I have to enjoy myself here with my friends. Since the last time, they have expanded the brunch menu to include some mexican stuff which is a great complement to all the Southern goodies that we all love. Great service and there was live music! Very enjoyable.

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EZ
Louisville
23 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best brunch ever!

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Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great go to American style bistro which is usually reliable as to food and service. There are some interesting twists on several offerings which keeps the menue interesting.

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JB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Exceptional food and service as always. Bristol Burger was prepared exactly as my wife likes as well as my Salmon Teriyaki. We have been coming here for many years and will continue to do so. Never a disappointment.

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JR
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I would recommend the Bristol Bar & Grille- Highlands to anyone that appreciates excellent food and first class wait staff and employees. I am definitely going to schedule more business luncheons at this facility.

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RJ
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice experience. Fine food and service. Always a treat to go. Every time I try something different and was pleased once again.

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EZ
Louisville
24 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

BEST BRUNCH IN KENTUCKY!!!

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OT
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Birthday for 6 was great! Drink special on Thursdays a nice surprise

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Monterrey
13 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Great waiter. Full of stories !!! Best Blanton s in Louisville!!!!

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TG
Chicago
51 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 1

Hadn’t been there in 20 years. Sadly, neither has a cleaning crew. Brunch was not worth the trip. One indistinguishable carb after another.

Goodbye Bristol. Your best days are behind you.

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DC
Louisville
27 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The salmon teriyaki and crab cakes were excellent. Good selection of beers at reasonable prices.

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AH
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was excellent as usual. Our group enjoyed the birthday celebration for my wife. Have been a fan of Bristol for 40 years.

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Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

My husbands birthday with all our adult kids joining us.

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DR
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food and service; was very accommodating to our group.

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DC
Louisville
27 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The biggest challenge at the Bristol is deciding what dish to have; the menu is extensive. Close your eyes and point. It's all good from appetizer through entree to dessert. Excellent value. The wait staff is among the best in the city.

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DR
Louisville
15 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always and enjoyable time and good meal! The Bristol is a definite GO TO!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an enjoyable meal with amazing service. Look forward to the upcoming patio season

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Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place. We travel from out of town once yearly and ALWAYS make Bristol one of our dining destinations! Food never disappoints, service is excellent, and the atmosphere is casual and friendly! Recommended it to friends and they loved it too!

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Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great experience will definitely be back!

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DC
Louisville
27 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Terrific food, reasonable prices, broad-ranging menu, professional service, great value. The noise level is moderately "energetic" but, hell no one is perfect.

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B
Louisville
15 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our evening out!

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

Everything about our evening was reliably good - just what one expects from Bristol. The atmosphere was quiet and conducive to table conversation. The food was up to par and the Teriyaki Salmon was especially good. The calamari was excellent as usual. Our server was excellent. We were surprised to learn after the fact that she had been on an extended hiatus and that we were her first table back. Her service was attentive and professional.

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BL
Louisville
19 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Relaxed atmosphere and predictable food — homestyle and always good. My “ go to” place!

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TT
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service. Very reasonably priced wine flights and the chili wontons are a must have. I would definitely recommend making reservations.

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KH
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our wonderful old reliable Bristol... always a great meal and friendly service at a fair price. A Louisville treasure.

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AS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food at a reasonable price. Definitely will go back.

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Los Angeles
48 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The Manhattan with Old Forester Bourbon was so smooth! The bread was great. The pork shoulder was good but not amazing. Excellent service and great ambiance though!

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B
Louisville
35 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our lunch was wonderful! The fish sandwich and salmon looked great! The tuna nicoise salad was wonderful. Our drinks were refilled often. Derrick our waiter was a pleasure.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our server was excellent! She was attentive and personable. Zach the manager gave us a very warm welcome to Louisville after a long road trip. We had an appetizer, salad, entree, and dessert each and we’re thrilled with how affordable the bill was! There were so many things on the menu that sounded delicious it was hard to choose! We would absolutely go back just for the welcoming, relaxing atmosphere.

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MS
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

We have always loved the Bristol, this was disappointing. The salad was like a bagged salad, bread came without butter. Chicken stir fry was mushy. Lava cake was a disappointment as well. Sorry to say it was a disappointment.

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RV
Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 4

Been here many times and this was the worse food I’ve ever had there. It was a special menu item not regular menu which I’ve never had anything bad from. My Ribeye was very thin and one big piece of fat on the end, my GF had a Seafood linguine item which had two shrimp and five tiny marble sized scallops. It was definitely not worth the $86.00 we paid.

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DC
Louisville
27 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Bristol always delivers on its heritage as a great local neighborhood dining experience. They offer a wide-ranging menu of delicious, well-executed dishes promptly. The wait staff is unexcelled in the city.

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t
Louisville
17 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 1

If you want an ordinary experience in fine dining go here. Our waiter was wonderful but
he was the only thing above 3 stars.

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SS
Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Bristol was delicious as always! Our group of eleven ladies had great service and loved our food.

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JS
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food and service, as usual! Great menu choices and plenty of drink/wine options.

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B
Louisville
15 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an enjoyable evening by the window. Our server & entrees were very good.

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JJ
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere is so nice and the noise level is perfect. We were able to have great conversations!

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DN
Louisville
20 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

Food is ok. Nothing to write home about. They need a new menu! Same old stuff. Seems like nothing ever changes.

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EZ
Louisville
24 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hands down the best brunch buffet in Louisville. Super value and superb food and service.

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S
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

(Sunday Brunch) Food was not as we expected. From the high reviews we expected high quality food for a nearly $20 buffet. I felt the food was very lack luster, and we were halfway through our meal by the time we got our drink order taken. There are chain buffet restaurants that have a much larger selection and fresher tasting food, in my opinion. Our lesson was learned, it is not the place for us.

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