Bristol Bar & Grille - Highlands

4.3
326 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., 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • 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
What 326 people are saying
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Very nice ambiance and everyone was very attentive .
My special of the day was absolutely delicious , my husband’s steak I think should have had a vegetable with it , that way 30 dollars would have been justified. Overall a good date

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Have loved this restaurant for many, many years. Food was definitely up to par. Quality in food definitely lacking. Still love the green chili wontons & house salad! Probably will just get wontons as carry out in the future.☹️

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Bristol. It’s one of our go to places to eat. The food was amazing as always. The service was outstanding. They had a fried ravioli special and the side of the day was squash! So GOOD! And of course don’t forget the Green Chili Wontons.

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Casey
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Food barely warm, crab cakes not up to usual quality ( flat and tasteless),
Had to wait a significant amt of time for waitress. Table next to us also wondered where she was .
Not up to usual standards. Served wrong food to one of us. Had to be take and returned with correct food

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Charlesincharge
Louisville
18 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

They are not the same quality and elegance as before. They are mediocre. The quality of the food and experience needs to improve. If they are content with being like the other millennial bars in the Highlands then so be it but we won't be back.

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PatG
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was finally able to get my green chili wonton fix. So good. Ordered Grilled salmon teriyaki. This was one of the best salmon fillets I've ever had. Perfectly cooked and seasoned. Excellent meal and service.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

They did make it clear on their menu that there was pork in their marinara sauce.

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SteveB
Louisville
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is excellent, especially the green chili won tons and the Theresa's sweet chili linguini. Service was prompt and attentive. I strongly recommend this restaurant.

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BarbaraK
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The Bristol's Blackbean Soup is just as delicious as ever! Great as a main dish or accompanying something else.

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BrittanyS
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Bristol never disappoints! Great food. Love the green chili won tons!!

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Minks
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Our food was terrible. The Caesar salads were nothing other than lettuce. There was no cheese, no croutons, etc. The shrimp and grits was cold and terrible, the chefs special trout had sauce that was dried up, the hot brown had lunch meat turkey. The salmon was the only decent dish, which is why I rated it a 2 versus1. The server had to be asked repeatedly for everything, I.e. utensils, bread, and did not know the menu. It was expensive and terrible.

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vipwavygray
Louisville
14 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We sat outside and it was perfect! Loved it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a bit of a wait for our server. Once there everything went well

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. I would recommend it to anyone

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SheilaS
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We were delighted to be able to eat again at the Bristol on Bardstown Road and the restaurant did not disappoint. Delicious food, well-prepared; very good service; tables nicely distanced...it was great to feel "at home" again!

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ChrisF
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to be back in person. We had a great time and were comfortable the whole time.

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vipjoni
Louisville
14 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

I had a schnitzel chicken I thought it was a little bit bland.Our waitress was very good very helpful. It was a really nice night we sit outside. Patio was very pretty.

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KeithC
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My Wife and I went last night, ate by the window and enjoyed every moment. Service, bomb! Food, bomb! Even there bread is INCREDIBLE! Eat there, management makes it a blast to have a night out and the server we had was perfect!

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TimL
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

BB&G is a tradition for us. We mixed up the food and all shared . Green Chili wontons, Cesar salad, black bean soup, crab cakes, the Bristol Burger cut into fourths, sweet chili linguine, coffees afterwards. All food that brings back memories of special times at the Bristol!
Add in exceptional service and it was a home run!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Green chili wontons are always outstanding and the rest of the food is always good too. Time to add to the menu, though. Great local place - keep it going!

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vipRobert
Louisville
40 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant wasn't crowded at all, so that was a relief for COVID safety. We never felt rushed and was able to enjoy our cocktails and appetizer. The entrée portions were large and flavorful. I ordered the crab cake dinner, and had the second crab cake for my lunch the next day, it microwaved very well.

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DavidM
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Happy to visit after reopening. The remodel is very clean and modern. Big improvement over the outdated '80's vibe they had going on. A little disappointed to see the free salad gone (but since it's only $2 can't complain much). Not sure if it's a COVID menu but also disappointed to see the smaller menu. Everyone in our party of 5 was happy with quality of food, temperature and preparedness of steaks (3 in our party ordered steaks). Server was very nice and pleasant but wait times for food were unusually long when restaurant was moderately busy. Again, perhaps a COVID understaffing issue, or challenges of reopening. But value and food was very good

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Service slow and food mediocre. Don’t plan to eat there again.

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BeverlyH
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad our favorite neighborhood restaurant is back from COVID! Food and Service is close to the usual high quality...just little snags due to getting back in gear after a long hiatus that created changes in staffing etc. Looking forward to continued good dining!

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HighRoller
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love that they have a gluten-free bun. Their burger and fries are delicious!! We will be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Excellent food!

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vipNanaO
Louisville
45 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Updates look nice

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RegularGuy
Louisville
8 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to revisit this Louisville staple. The renovations are great and the food reminded me why the Bristol ignited Louisville’s food scene. Can’t wait to return!!!

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DonaldG
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the patio on a nice day. Not quite ready to eat indoors yet.

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vipDebbyC
Louisville
28 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The food is consistent but not anything special except for the wontons which are always great. I had heard they remodeled. It was cleaner looking with new carpet and paint but not much else. The wait staff did a great job, friendly but not intrusive. I'll always go back but not for a special occasion.

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PatrickD
Louisville
8 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience2

Despite being almost empty, it took a while for a server to come to the table. She apparently was new and needed coaching. The new décor does not absorb sound well. I ordered the pork Dijonais which was good, but the green beans came with peppers in them--which has never happened before (I had the green beans just 2 weeks earlier there and there were no peppers in them) and I had to send them back because I am deathly allergic to peppers of all kinds. Several weeks ago they put peppers in their mixed vegetables without notification and I had a very long discussion with them about this (because it was carry-out only at that time and I had to make an extra long trip back to the restaurant. If one is adding something to a vegetable it is essential that it be listed or referenced in some way to those ordering. The manager gave me a new portion of the green beans without the peppers--and was most kind.

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BeverlyH
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

So glad our old standby has re-opened for inside dining. Wonderful to see Felix, meet a new waitress, and, feel like things are going to be ok despite the Covid19 pandemic! The wontons weren't quite up to standard..I think they may not have been warmed enough as the filling had a grainy texture, but guacamole sauce was great! My steak sandwich was perfect and Bill's Thai Stir Fry with Shrimp was yummy!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite restaurant. Great food. Great service. Great value.

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vipDavidB
Louisville
42 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great!

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shannonh
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

It’s a consistent place. Menu was very limited due to Covid. Shrimp and grits were average. Steak was very good. Service was fair

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently good food. Awesome service by LaSue. She makes it a good dining experience.

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Glaveau
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Bristol on Bardstown is my favorite restaurant. I have been a regular customer since the seventies and always celebrate my birthday there.

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Rickh
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Got the green chile wontons. Excellent appetizer, unique to this restaurant. Side salad with Harry’s dressing. Salad Not as fresh as I remember . I had Theresa’s pasta chicken. Wonderful as always. Hubby had their burger, looked juicy. Said it was cooked just right. Wine and beer list good with very reasonable prices.

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KandP
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience2

There were 5 of us that went for dinner. Only one of us actually like the food.

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Mike
Louisville
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter and staff were friendly, attentive, and appreciative for the business.

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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 4.3 stars by 326 OpenTable diners.

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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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