Bristol Bar & Grille - Highlands

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248 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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.

Specials

$2 Mimosas

Enjoy $2 mimosas with our award winning brunch.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: September 2, 2019

Ends: September 3, 2118

Availability: Sun 10:00AM-3:00PM

$1 OFF all beer, wine & spirits

$1 OFF all bar beverages

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: September 2, 2019

Ends: September 3, 2118

Availability: Mon-Fri 4:00PM-7:00PM

1/2 Price Wine

Enjoy any of our wines from our award winning wine list at half the price.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: September 2, 2019

Ends: September 3, 2118

Availability: Tue 11:00AM-11:30PM

$5 Cocktails

Enjoy $5 cocktails from our award winning cocktail list

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: September 2, 2019

Ends: September 3, 2118

Availability: Thu 11:00AM-11:30PM

What 248 People Are Saying
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OT
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Husband loves your burgers. I was wanting a nice rib eye. It was cooked fine and tasty. It just was very thin for the price.

OT
New Orleans
38 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

I was under the impression they actually had a Brunch menu, they do not. The food was good, but not spectacular. A brunch buffet would be better with omelets to order, waffles, meh

j
New Orleans
26 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

This is a relaxed place with a limited, moderately priced menu, and things are nicely prepared with fresh ingredients. LuSue (sp?) served me and she was terrific. I’d recommend this place.

T
Louisville
70 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We ate with friends as a party of four (4). We enjoyed pre-dinner wine and bourbon from a decent listing. Dinner consisted of salads with house dressings which were fresh and tasty. Entrees consisted of 2 orders of grilled teriyaki salmon, chicken pasta and single order of evening special .. "pork chop" and vegetable medley. Dishes were served hot and enjoyed my our group. Would try this restaurant again.

OT
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great waiter!! Great service!! Love The Bristol!!

B
Louisville
8 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

An old favorite that never disappoints. Great for a late night supper or drinks.

S
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 3

I grew up on Bristol and have been going there 20 years . However , this time my steak au polvre was lacking !! It was nothing like the times I had enjoyed and looked forward to before . The potatoes looked like they had been plopped on plate

CW
Louisville
35 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A friend and I enjoyed brunch at the Bristol recently - wonderful comfort food, great service, and a very reasonable.

JW
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The table was ready and waiting for our party. Our server was attentive and kept the drinks full and the table cleared. We had a very short wait for our food even though we were a party of 8. Without asking our server brought extra plates and clean silverware for the cake. This is our second year in a row to meet at The Bristol to celebrate family birthdays. It won't be our last.

C
Louisville
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The waitress was friendly and the food was delicious.

BB
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 5

The business is very nice inside and great atmosphere but food is very subpar. Best thing was the derby pie. I would recommend getting that and that’s it.

JR
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been going there since it opened with original 3 owners.
Always consistent.
Like CHEERS!

C
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was good. The waiter very attentive and great with suggestion. We were pleased with the quality of the food and the promptness of the service.

OT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I’ve been going to the Bristol for forty years. I love it. The greatest-no. But reliable and good. I love the green chili wontons. And the filet mandarin. And Harry’s dressing. Whenever I go back to Louisville I have to get my Bristol fix.

LR
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice brunch. Good selection of items. Great dessert choices.

k
Louisville
19 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The Bristol is always a great place for brunch with large groups. The buffet has lots of choices and the waffles are delicious.

M
Louisville
19 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience. Loved our waitstaff. Great job. Food was awesome.

JS
Louisville
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always lovely! Thank you so much for accommodating my bridal shower of family and friends!!!

AH
Louisville
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Normally LOVE the Sunday brunch but they were a bit off this past weekend. Some of the items on the buffet were bland and dry and my table was sticky. This was the first time I have been disappointed with Bristol so I will be back but you may want to rethink the items that were offered in the buffet last Sunday.

BG
Cleveland
32 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Nothing special at all. Restaurant hasn’t been updated it looks like in about 30 years. Wouldn’t go back.

JJ
Louisville
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

GREEN CHILI WONTONS!!!! Great place for lunch, terrific menu.

DL
Indiana
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Food was cold at brunch and service was awful. It took 25 minutes for ANYONE to come to the table to take a drink order. It was a waste of a brunch.

PB
Louisville
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated Father's day at the Bristol Bar and Grille on Sunday. The people were friendly. The service was amazing and the food was delicious. We were pleased with the prices and felt it was very fair with the amount of food and the variety that was provided. Our ages ranged from 21 months to 70, however everyone was please with the selection of food available. We will be going back again soon!

MH
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome brunch although I have never had a bad meal there. Keep up the good work.

SW
Louisville
15 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Unfortunately our server had several large parties to take care of. She brought our wine but neve4 brought wine glasses. On3 of our party waited twenty minutes for her ice tea. Basically this is the way the evening went.

DC
Louisville
31 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Never disappoints. This time I had the Thai Chicken Stir Fry, a yummy blend of red and yellow peppers, mushrooms, rice and tasty seasoning. It's curious that an American Bistro can execute an Asian dish so well.

As always, excellent service from Donna. Last week it was Ponch at the table. Both are top-notch.

EO
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our graduation celebration was topped off by an excellent experience at the Bristol Highlands location. Donna, our server, was a consummate professional. The scallop special with grits was rich and delicious. Two people had the Bourbon chicken thighs and both cleaned their plates. Another enjoyed a perfectly cooked filet. The wine list offered something for everyone’s palate and price point. A thoroughly enjoyable evening on all fronts!

JS
Louisville
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 3

High School Graduation

CH
Louisville
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff at Bristol cannot be beat for efficiency and friendliness. The food is always good, just as you would expect. Our family dines there often and would recommend it to others.

AB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I haven't been to this location in 20 years and this visit was an improvement over the first visit. Our waitress was wonderful. She was friendly and got everything right. The food was excellent and the portions were large enough so that there was food left over for take home. We were a party of 8 and there was no time that we felt hurried or pushed to finish up. We had a great time and will be back.

PM
Louisville
44 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

our experience was fine. The food was good and well presented. The service was very good--attentive, not hovering.

A
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent and food was wonderful! We had a fantastic birthday celebration!

c
Louisville
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Theater night

T
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was great

CS
Louisville
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Our sever did great job and it was a really nice evening.

C
Louisville
15 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and drink for both of us. Had a great time

JP
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

I was very disappointed with poorly organized brunch buffet. The food was okay, not many choices for someone who would have food allergies or prefers vegetarian food. The desserts table looked pitiful. The only thing that was good about the brunch was our server. I doubt that we'll ever go back to Bristol.

n
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, excellent food and overall a wonderful experience.

JJ
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Green chili hot brown! great new dish! Service was great on derby night!

MN
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We set out doors and the temperature was ideal and the entire evening was marvelous. Server Derek complimented my date which made her evening even nicer and mine as well. Could not have improved anyting about the evening. Perfect!

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