Bristol Seafood + Steak + Social

4.5
5167 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.

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
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Blackhawks1
Kansas City
14 reviews
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Service, attitude, quality at the bar was outstanding. Our bartender before dinner was excellent. She was personable, informative and readily available. Dinner was the opposite. While the waitress was OK, the service was disappointing at best. An example, we ordered glasses of wine before dinner was served. The dinner arrived cold and of uneven doneness (2 steaks ordered medium, one perfect the other closer to well done). The wine did not arrive until all four of us were about 3/4 through our meals. Had a great experience here several months ago that made returning a No brainer. Last night has changed that opinion.

JR
vipJimR
Kansas City
15 reviews
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice night out place was packed, but after a short wait we were seated and greeted by our server immediately.
Great food great service, will definitely be back.

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foodlover
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall3food2service1ambience3

The service was very slow. Our waitress didn't seem to be interested in serving us. My food was completely cold, and the asparagus was so overcooked it was inedible. The manager did come and talk to me and ask if there was anything he could do. Not the high quality service and food I have experienced there in the past.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

I’ve been eating at Bristol for years. I used to really look forward to their sides. I had to send the cauliflower (roasted) back because it was charred, extremely crunchy, and cold. They sent Brussels instead, and they were also grossly undercooked. The steak was good, salmon slightly over, and the risotto crunchy. I will perhaps stick to other locations in the future. It was really a sad surprise and let down. I’ve never experienced that there. Service was 5 star.

SM
SharonM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very good experience — exceptional food and service was outstanding.

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Brian
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. We will definitely be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, fresh seafood … fantastic!!

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SarahL
Miami
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came here for Thanksgiving and it was such an amazing experience! Great staff, the food was amazing and it was an easy and stress free way to celebrate the holiday!

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving Dinner was AMAZING!

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the Thanksgiving 3-course meal! Will always keep Bristol in our rotation of restaurants.

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2jayhawkers
Calgary
30 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quality, Price, excellent menu. Great wait staff. All you want in an excellent night out experience

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vipOpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
22 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Great looking restaurant and a great location. Steak was good but side items on all 3 of our plates was cold and not warm enough to eat. Slow service so thankfully we were not in a rush.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, all around! The hostess, Gabi went out of her way to accommodate us. Micheal is the BEST waiter! He remembered us from a year ago! Bristol's food is always good, but the service was stellar! Great experience!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was awesome; very professional, but funny when we were. The food was amazing! It was our Anniversary and they gave us a complimentary glass of champagne for it!

JH
JeepH
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fancy, expensive, great food, mostly what you would expect for a higher end restaurant.

JH
JadeH
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service was phenomenal. Will be going back next time we’re in town!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They treated my wife and I like kings for our one year wedding anniversary! The food and drinks were delicious, as was the free dessert for our anniversary. Clean and well kept lobby as well as bathrooms. Stellar employees, the host and waiter were both phenomenal. We will definitely be back!

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fettbuoy2
Kansas City
21 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is always first class, as is the service. I do recommend making reservations as even on a Wednesday night, it was crowded. I suspect that more than a few, like me, were heading to a show afterwards. Valet parking was worth it as well as downtown is not the most convenient place to find a spot.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Went out for a last minute anniversary dinner. Wife and I were very happy with the service and food! Drinks were great as well. Ambiance was alright, it was just louder than I’d prefer but also what you kind of expect for a later dinner (8:30). Overall it was a very nice experience and we will be back.

TC
TivoliC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect experience

RS
RyanS
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service at a fair price. Timing was fantastic.

RM
RebeccaM
Jackson Hole
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The food and service were very good. Just a few misses...We ordered a sparkling water and were told that was not available. Weird. And we ordered oysters and rather than malt vinegar, they had a kind of strange sweet and sour sauce. Malt vinegar not even available upon request. Again...weird.

All in all a good experience. Certainly, not the Bristol of yesteryear.

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MarlaO
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bristol never disappoints. The seafood is amazing & fresh. My husband’s filet was the best he ever had this time! If you think KC can’t have fresh, great tasting seafood, think again. I had the seafood mix & everthing tasted wonderful. My husband & I were celebrating our birthdays w/ the kids and Bristol always makes every event special.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steak and scallops were amazing! Definitely coming back!

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vipLillianB
Kansas City
25 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great meal and atmosphere. I love their Lobster Bisque and Pineapple Martini

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RyanL
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience2

We went during the week with friends. We had a reservation, but it took 20 minutes to be seated despite the fact that there were about 15 open tables. The hostess was rude. Our waiter tried hard to make up for it, but the dinner was not time

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DFantroy
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience5

I booked a reservation for my 43rd birthday dinner 2 weeks in advance. The reservation was for 11/7/2021 @ 4:30pm. My daughters and I (4 people total) were on time and the restaurant was not busy at all. Most people were at the bar when we arrived.
We were seated by the kitchen right in front of the glassed kitchen entrance. As soon as we were seated there were 2 men at what seemed to be a cash register. One man had a light greenish tan blazer on and the other was an older waiter. One of my daughters overheard someone mention that we weren’t going to leave a good tip. The older waiter made it very obvious that he disapproved of us our presence there. He kept staring in our direction in disgust while shaking his head. He whistled in a very loud and obnoxious manner but only as he continuously had to walk past us to get to the kitchen/serving area. We waited for over an hour when a table of 4 and a table of 8 that both came in at least 20 minutes after we did got served as we still waited. Our waitress acted as if she could care less about us as guests until I ask for the bill for the drink I order. I reminded her that we had been there for over a hour while being taunted by the rude waiter and that the other 2 tables came in well after we did. I refused to cause a scene and had to calm my daughters down because the waiter was well aware that we knew what he was doing (he also made snide comments and felt the need to say BYE in a very unprofessional manner as we were leaving).
I called back and spoke to the manager on duty within 5 five minutes of leaving because I knew the best thing to do was to hurry up and leave the restaurant to avoid an escalated interaction while we where there.
I can’t remember the lady’s name that I spoke to but she apologized and offered to mail coupons for a future meal. I’m not going to let this one fall by the wayside because the atmosphere was very uncomfortable and not professional at all.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was wonderful and we really enjoyed our meals.

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Bobm
Des Moines
8 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great. Great food and service was perfect.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was AMAZING!! The filet was like cutting through soft butter…….and those biscuits😍

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Not busy at all. Yet service was slow - food was ok but not good enough for the price I paid. Red lobster would have been better and cheaper

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jimmyc
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great service and food a great place to have family and friends for great food. I would rather not sit by the door next time.

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Shelly
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Average experience. First server greeted my husband as OG and quickly got corrected. He passed us off on a lovely young lady who was efficient and attentive. She couldn’t get us out of there quickly enough once we were done eating. Didn’t offer dessert or anything else. First and last visit.

JL
JeremyL
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

I wish our server had training before they let her lose to be a waitress. Setting other table dirty dishes and delivering drinks is we did not order did not live up to our Bristol standard of excellence we are use to

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Service not good. Initial order was lost, had to be entered again. Drinks took a long time to arrive. Much confusion with the bill and short changed when paying check at the end of the night.

Great food but the overall service level not too good.

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vipluv2dine
Kansas City
30 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The scallops were cooked perfectly, the lobster risotto was fabulous and all our food was served hot! Our servers were friendly and efficient, not hovering. Excellent wine selection as well. It’s a beautiful restaurant!

LR
LatishaR
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Took a while for a waiter originally until his dad called

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Nope
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

It was okay. When I made the reservation online I was told that there was no table seating in the bar area. That was fine since this was to be an intimate anniversary dinner.
When we arrived they did have our reservation but seated us at a booth in the bar room.

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vipDavid
Kansas City
52 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My wife and I went for dinner on a Saturday. Overall, we had a very good meal. My wife had salmon and I had king crab. My only regret is that the kitchen didn't cut the crab a little bit to make it easier to get the crab out of the shell.

CH
ChelseaH
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

It was delicious but on the higher end of cost. But definitely worth the money!

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 5167 OpenTable diners.

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.