Bristol Seafood + Steak + Social

4.5
5177 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). Parking is available in the Power and Light Parking Garage off 13rd and Walnut with complimentary 3 hour validation with a parking ticket. Power and Light also offers Valet Parking in front of our restaurant Tuesday- Saturday from 4pm-close.

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 5177 people are saying
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vipSusieSaucer
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was not outstanding. Service great. But worth going just for the biscuits.

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BobF
Kansas City
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience4

My husband and I went there to enjoy our anniversary. It is our one big splurge of the year and we are a bit disappointed. The ambiance was good, but my steak was cold in the middle- but did taste good until I got to the center and the potatoes came out cold. The biscuits were good, however I had to ask for plain butter and when it did come, it was cold and hard and I could not spread it on the biscuit. My husbands dinner was great. He had the steak and lobster and was very happy. His creamy potatoes came out steaming hot and everything was good. They did try to make up for the cold food with a dessert, which we already had, and I thanked them for that opportunity. They did offer some biscuits to go, since they were so good and they also gave me some creamy mashed potatoes to go. So, issues did happen, however they did try to fix them and I thank them for that.

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TiffanyS
Kansas City
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent customer service from the staff! They made my husbands birthday dinner great!

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CRZA
Kansas City
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We sat outside and the traffic was very loud with motorcycles and car engines back firing and music blaring from cars. The food was spectacular! The service was ok. We asked for a few things that weren’t brought but it was ok. We had to ask another server for water as our glasses were all empty and our server wasn’t on top of things!! It didn’t ruin the night, just not the typical Bristol experience!

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Blackhawks1
Kansas City
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service and outdoor dining was excellent. Loved the patio, but one word of warning. If you have any back problems, sit inside. The seats outdoors (of them are the same) were horrible. This place is outstanding so that is my overall rating, but those chairs did put a damper on the total experience for us.

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JAMIE
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food was great, I wish there were a few more menu options like a chicken or pasta dish.

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ZacinKC
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience3

Fantastic Food!!!!! Unfortunately incredibly unprofessional staff. Was interrogated about whether or not an ID was real or fake by a rude hostess who didn't know what she was talking about or what she was doing (called out my date questioning her on DOB etc in the middle of the restauraunt). Waited around for 15 minutes without being served an appetizer or the drinks we ordered before they returned to our table with an additional host and two security guards to check the ID, and finally determine that it was legitimate.

I never mind folks needing to confirm that an ID is legit, I get that. But the lack of professionalism in doing so and the unnecessary attention that was drawn to our table because of this was incredibly disappointing and not what we expected. Unfortunately, good food is everywhere, the service and atmosphere is what makes a place worth going back to. Never got so much as an apology from the staff.

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vipMelon1122
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We are visiting Kansas City for a wedding and we’re delighted to find The Bristol and to make a reservation. The Bristol was able to honor our request for outdoor dining on their lovely patio. Our server, Haley, was personable, knowledgeable about the menu and attentive to allergies. Our meals were delicious. Highly recommend this place!

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MicheleA
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. We’ll definitely be back!

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TadD
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Michelle was an AMAZING server who was knowledgeable about the menu as well as the area. Food and drinks were spectacular. Exactly what we want in a romantic date night.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to celebrate my birthday. The experience was amazing…from the time we walked in to the time we left.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Very nice venue,food was good. Raw oysters were embarrassing small.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gabriel was awesome

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and our server outstanding with a great personality! Great experience!

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ChrisD
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Food was not worth the price, horrible service and the staff acted as if they had more people that would eat there and we were just dollar amounts.

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TeneilR
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Bristol had a great selection of seafood And drinks. The atmosphere was great as well as the service.

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DDdiner
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great seafood and wine list, though waited 5 minutes after the entree for the bottle; request a table near the open kitchen to avoid all the tv screens; pricey

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TrJb
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great food and service. We’d recommend this restaurant when in KC and will go back next time we visit. The only complaint would be the music in the restaurant..we arrived early (5pm) and loud, pop music was playing. A subtle mix of ‘classy’ smooth music would have made the atmosphere perfect.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
29 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service

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TomR
Kansas City
9 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasant dining experience Server was terrific.

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LLyn
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Had dinner on a Sunday at 5:15. Horrible service. Shocking considering there were only two other parties in the ENTIRE restaurant, each with only 3 people. Took over 20 minutes to get four drinks, three of which were wrong. Not surprised as our waiter would not write anything down. Waiter was also very unenthused, did not say more than the standard “what do you want to order”, acted put out by our being there. You would think a restaurant where the average entree is $45, it would have a level of service to match. I’m guessing that’s why the place was empty? I ordered three oysters to start with. When I got my dish there were only two oysters and an empty shell! How that happened is beyond me. Also, my party was seating right next to the hostess stand. The two hostess were very loud and disruptive, talking about their night out and using profanity. Will not be back.

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vipMissinTexMex
Kansas City
21 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Haley, a new server, was great. Personable and accommodating. Lobster cobb was excellent, as was the char crusted tuna. Fabulous piece of tuna. But the kitchen doesn't seem to follow thru on the small things. Foyot sauce for the tuna was almost non-existent. What little there was, was mostly on the beans. And the haricot verts with scallions and pecans didn't have a single pecan. It was like the roasted potatoes were out of different batches. A few tough, chewy an cold. The others were hot and fresh. Go figure.
By not executing on the small things, they made dinner simply "very good", when it could have been excellent!

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AmandaC
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, good servers, and a wonderful atmosphere for dare night!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and great menu options!

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CarolineH
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was visiting Kansas City. So glad I found this gem.

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EC55555
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a very nice atmosphere with wonderful food. Our sever was very pleasant.

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Holly
Kansas City
21 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Atmosphere and setting on the patio is fabulous. We always try to get a table outside to watch the foot traffic. Food (lobster tails) was excellent and a great value. Am looking forward to hopeful return of the famous clam chowder when cooler weather returns.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Meal was delicious and service was excellent.
The halibut was perfect.

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vipMargieC
Kansas City
10 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent. We had the chefs special sea bass with gnocchi.

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JohnS
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very good. Two of us had the Chilean Sea Bass and they said it was amazing. One of us got the filet and it was excellent. I got the crab cakes and they were delicious. Really nice restaurant. Very good service. Just kind of pricey, but honestly isn’t everything expensive now?

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
16 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Thank you all for a great anniversary!! From the door everything was fantastic!!!

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Brody
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I paid $30.00 for two crabcakes with a little bit of asparagus and a few green beans. That price didn't even include a small dinner salad! This place is just WAY overpriced for ordinary food. Their lunch menu is also very limited.

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TomD
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Arrived early for reservation but seated immediately. Wait staff was promptly at our table with water. Bottle of wine was served nicely and food was excellent. We both had Filet Oscar with mashed potatoes and grilled asparagus, cooked to perfection. Highly recommend for special occasions.

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vipJohnsonave
Kansas City
33 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our experience with some restaurants who are ramping back up after COVID has been that the quality in food has gone down. This was not the case at the Bristol! The fresh seafood was delicious as were the sides. The staff was attentive but not overbearing. The evening was perfect. Thank you Bristol!

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vipLovetampa
Kansas City
50 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Lovely place that is no doubt facing post-covid struggles. Plate presentation & atmosphere beautiful. Mistakes by server were several but corrected without hassle. Halibut was a lovely portion but overcooked. Insufficient healthy side dish choices. Few vegan options either on regular menu or through menu modifications

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Food was awesome, but server Charlton was horrible. Food came wrong, didn’t refill our drinks and had to find someone to get us biscuits.

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AngelicaG
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I only waited ten mins after my reservation time to be seated . Which is very fast for a restaurant on a Saturday night . The food was amazing and so was the service

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

No wine glasses available for my Wine. My chicken pasta dish was runny like soup.

Priced way too high

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Oysters, scallops, & steak were just fine. Grilled asparagus was overcooked. Lobster bisque was very salty! The server did not explain the dessert menu well and she got one our orders wrong, we never got our creme brûlée! What was supposed to be a special dinner to celebrate the beginning of my son’s MD journey turned out to be an “ordinary” one. Reservations were made more than a week in advance. I asked for a corner table with a nice view & we were seated in a cubicle in the middle of the room with a view of the kitchen. No “congratulations” treat to celebrate the occasion ever came. Everything about this place was below par, not even close to being “mediocre”! This was the worst “fine dining” experience we’ve had! Very disappointing fine dining experience for first time diners from Chicago!

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Food was odd. The “sweet roll” was a plain southern biscuit served with sweet butter and didn’t really fit the rest of the menu. Mini lobster rolls served on toasted buttered bread and that’s about all you could taste. Gosh was great but it’s comparable to fish I eat at home. Nothing to say wow I wish I could cook like that. Desserts were delicious. Waiter was adorable and fun. Table was very, very sticky.

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 4.5 stars by 5177 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.