Bristol Seafood + Steak + Social

4.4
5071 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
With an indulgent menu focused on superior quality seafood, Bristol Seafood Grill crafts its dishes with exacting standards & pampers its guests in a comfortable atmosphere. Featuring a generous cellar selection & creative ocean fare cuisine, Bristol Seafood Grill delivers culinary excellence at a surprising value. Open for lunch ($12 - $25) & dinner ($15-$35).

Support Bristol Seafood + Steak + Social during COVID-19

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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 5071 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.4
service
4.5
ambience
4.0
value
Noise · Moderate
83% of people would recommend it to a friend
Sort by
Filters
SH
ShawnH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The food was great, except my steak and wife’s steak came out raw and was supposed to be medium.

The shrimp wall gone and was really looking forward to having shrimp.

The waiter seemed flustered, but overall did a good job.

AR
AnthonyR
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Service was fantastic. Although for an 8:30 pm reservation. We still were not seated until 8:55 pm.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere. Waiter wasn’t too friendly but he had a lot of tables to tend to. overall great experience.

BM
BrettM
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Strip steak was second to none. Cooked to perfection. Creme Brulee was the best I have ever had. Definitely worth the money and then some.

EB
EricB
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We had reservations and waited over 20 minutes to be seated. I have been dining here on business for years and this visit the quality of food was not up to previous visits.

The dessert was ordered Togo and was not in one piece once arrived home.

JK
JessicaK
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food good services. Our server was very attentive and took good care of use.

J
Jocelyn
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a delightful evening with friends for restaurant week. We will definitely be back. OMG the biscuits and whipped honey butter to start was incredible! Our service was impeccable. We got sat behind the wine storage and felt like royalty. Our server was a young black man. I forget his name but he was fabulous, accommodating, and playful. We will be back for sure!

DB
DanaB
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a wonderful time during restaurant week! Our server, Brittany, was outstanding! And funny! And do as she suggested - get the Cre'me Brulee' (sp?)!

MA
MoniqueA
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

I know it was restaurant weekend, but it was super busy. A lot of mask-less people. At one point there where people cheering or singing. I understand, how do you stop this but I am watching my body for any signs of Covid after this visit. My waiter kind of sucked. I had to wave him down for each refill. Just not the Bristol I have experienced before.

DB
DonB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there on a Thursday night during restaurant week. Even with COVID restrictions, a nice steady crowd, but we never felt uncomfortable. Plenty of social distancing. Service was top notch and the food was amazing. My bride had the crab cakes (which they’re known for) and I had the lobster. Neither one could have been prepared any better! This place just never disappoints. Can’t wait to return!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful experience for restaurant week! Wonderful food, service, and wine.

H
Halley
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the salmon and risotto. Tried to eat as slowly as possible because I didn’t want it to be over! Service was outstanding. Will definitely be back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We were in town for a few days and a friend recommended it. The food was pretty dang good but the dessert sealed it for us. Best carrot cake I have ever had. Really good scallops.

L
Lexy
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

The food was great, but the service could have been better. Our waiter barely checked on us. Had to ask multiple times for water and to even place an order.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was cooked perfectly. Wattress made sure we had everything we needed.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Just about everything came out wrong. My steak was undercooked. My date got the wrong dressing on her salad, two wrong sides (out of 2) and the wrong dessert. That’s just embarrassingly poor service. They corrected some things (one of the sides and the dessert) and others we just rolled with. You can only point out blatant errors so many times before you’re talking to a wall. Also, these weren’t weird requests or substitutions. She just ordered what was on the restaurant week menu and ended up with completely different food brought to the table.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love everything

OT
OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
9 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Food wasn’t very good one steak cooked totally wrong two people had to switch steaks potatoes were stiff and the chocolate dessert was really dry waiter was great

G
Gena
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience3

We had a party of 3, service was very poor, had to ask for our drinks twice, one of our orders was something completely different then ordered. We had to ask for our salads which we received after our main course was served. The food was very bland and asparagus was under cooked. The waitress was not very attentive at all and there was not many people there so I am not sure why the service was so bad. I would not recommend this location at all, I am not sure if the other location would be different. I do not normally leave bad reviews but this experience is worth sharing to maybe save someone else their money and time.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

The service was just okay. Not very A tentative

S
Sarah
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Very unimpressed with lobster. The sides had no flavor and the actual lobster was average. Service was great.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
10 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time going to Bristol and we loved it! The Lobster Bisque and Lemon Chicken Campanelle were both delicious, however, the Grilled Atlantic Salmon was superb! I highly recommend trying their Grilled Salmon! It’s the best I’ve had in KC in a very long time!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We had one server that took our drinks and then another for half our order, then the original returned briefly. It was just so back and forth. Our drinks came after our appetizers and then when they brought us our steaks they didn’t know which was cooked at a different temperatures. We also didn’t have knives to find out. Once the food runners said they would bring knives, 3 mins later we had to ask someone else. Food was great

CS
vipCarmenS
Kansas City
17 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We went during restaurant week. We took advantage of the restaurant week special and our dinners did not disappoint! I had the Atlantic salmon with risotto it was cooked to perfection and same for my husband, who ordered the filet with the grilled shrimp and mashed potatoes. Service seemed a bit off, not sure why because the restaurant was busy but not overly busy. Our server never came back to check on us once our meals came and we didn’t see him until he brought us the check. Otherwise we enjoyed the dinner and we would definitely return.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

It felt like we had to eat quick because they rushed our meal, one person was still eating soup while they were serving the main course same thing happened with the desert.
Food was good, and Waiter was ok.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience3

Server was not thorough.

EC
EmilyCopening
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a nice time! Food was delicious, service was friendly, and it was an overall great experience.

GO
GaryO
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

My entree was basically precooked on a warmer and dry. My friend, her entree was ok except for the asparagus was woody. Our server didn't care if we were there or not. Overall we won't go back.

S
Stormey
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Ambiance was lovely - it was a cold and snowy evening, but inside was warm and vibrant. They have a gas fireplace that really added to the vibe. Food was good: we had pasta, seafood grill and mahi mahi at our table. The calamari app was terrific! Would visit again; perhaps order something other than the mahi mahi - which could do with a bit more spice/flavor. Service across the board was great.

AG
AlieG
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Decent place but the filet was not very good. Great service though!

DW
DavidW
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience5

Really the food is very high-quality and delicious however the pricing is quite pricey. For what it was I was surprised two guys having dinner and two drinks each with the tip came to almost $200 oh brother

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

The food was ok,p

CB
CraigB
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience4

This is a very fine restaurant that has fallen on hard times. The steak my companion ordered was returned three times and finally replaced with a fully different meal because they could never get it even close to right. We ended up eating separately for all practical purposes. It was a horrible experience and the manager made it sound like it was not uncommon.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience4

We have eaten here several time over the years, and have never been disappointed before. However, tonight was not up to par. Hopefully it was just an “off” night, and we understand those can happen, but it was disappointing, especially for the cost of the meals. The bread served at the beginning was literally as hard as a rock. Not a soft spot in it, and it busted open when we did try opening it. The calamari was a disappointing portion compared to when we’ve had it before. It was mostly the sweet potato strings and some rings mixed in. The calamari itself was overly oily/greasy and tough to chew. Typically I rave about their crab cakes, they’re my favorite and best I’ve had from anywhere... but tonight they were not great. It was more of the mix than the crab, and it tasted more of mayonnaise than it did crab, and that was really discouraging. The mashed potatoes were really soft, as if too much liquid had been added. My husband and I ordered the 3 course meals, and the waitress brought us our bill before even asking us about dessert, nor never mentioned it when we ordered. By that point we were so disappointed in everything else we decided not to say anything and just leave. Our kids needed a refill of their drinks, we even had the lids open and them sitting on the center of the table, and she never once stopped by to see if we needed anything other than right after the plates were served. Again, I hope this was just an off night, because we really enjoy this place and will be sad to see it continue on this path of service and quality. I also noted it was my husbands birthday when making the reservations, and other than “Happy Birthday” on the chefs option menu, nothing else was even mentioned.

J
vipJules1964
Kansas City
12 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Normally, I have had good experiences at Bristol in Leawood and downtown KC. But the most recent visit on 12/23 was just off.. on all accounts. I realize it is Covid and the holidays so I know some restaurants are short staffed and doing their best. But, this didn't seem to be the case.
We had a party of 4, and when we arrived the hostess didn't seem to care if we were there or not. Our table was nice, we sat in the bar area. there were not many people dining that night, probably due to Covid. So, you expect that they would be going above and beyond to make the customers happy who did decide to dine at their restaurant.
After we were seated the waiter came over to get our drink orders. He also didn't seem to care that we were there and was rude, condescending, and acted as if we were putting him out. My son wanted a draft beer, and was rudely told that they only had bottles. The taps were broken... more on that later. There was nothing apologetic in his demeanor.
The rest of us ordered our drinks. They were okay, but not the usual quality expected from Bristol. We also ordered a bottle of wine
I ordered the Halibut, it was dry, very small portion and had no flavor. The other 3 entrees were also not up to par.
At the end of our meal, which was over $300, we all commented that we were not sure if they were going to be in business in the next month. Were the taps really broken or are they trying to only serve bottled beer in order to not have kegs go bad? The staff was rude. Didn't seem to want to be there, much less wait on us.
We commented that they all seemed as if they got bad news that day.
It was a special Christmas night out for the holidays with family and it was a major disappointment. :( especially given the high dollar tab.

JT
JTCOLSONI
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food &service. Highly recommended.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary- the Food was Amazing!!!

DS
vipDavidS
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

We went out to try and have a nice evening celebrating a late birthday. Service and food was fair, far from expectations. I recommend the Leawood Bristol of the two where they seem to have more pride in their food and customer service.

t
taylorb
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Food was bland no flavor at all server was present and agrees the food is bland

FAQs

Bristol Seafood + Steak + Social offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (816) 448-6007.

Bristol Seafood + Steak + Social is rated 4.4 stars by 5071 OpenTable diners.

Bristol Seafood + Steak + Social does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.landrysinc.com/giftcards/default.asp.

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.