Bristol Seafood + Steak + Social

4.3
5183 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).

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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
  • 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 5183 people are saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.3
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, appreciate the brunch hack.

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TopekaTrio
Kansas City
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Been to Bristol several times. This was by far the worst experience ever. Food was average at best. Service was awful. Examples, ordered wine, poured it ourselves. Never offered bread by waiter. As we were having dessert, young man came by and offered biscuits. When reservations made, mentioned it was our anniversary, never a mention of the special occasion. When meals came out, the waiter asked if plates looked ok and didn’t see him again until we were finished. Wasn’t that busy! Really dissatisfied

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JonH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great place! Everything was amazing! Lobster bisque was the best I’ve ever had!!

KC
vipKCdiner
Kansas City
26 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Staff all seemed very nice. However service was extremely slow. 10 min wait to be seated (with reservation and many empty tables). The entire evening was very slow. Multiple requests to get more wine etc. I think our server was v nice, perhaps he had too many tables….

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gus was a fabulous sever. Food got out to us in a timely manner hot and delicious.

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DebbieV
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bristol is lovely and we always enjoy going there. Our server was phenomenal!

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MacheleH
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience3

We recently dined at Bristol KC. On the reservation we had noted it was my husband's bday and the hostess mentioned the special occasion but the waiter did not acknowledge the event or offer a complimentary treat etc. This oversight is not my reason for the low score-the fact that one main waiter and a cook in the visible kitchen were not following the same Covid mask rules that the patrons were expected to follow. The issue is not whether you agree with masks during Covid or not, but that the city is under a strict mask order and the restaurant had posted multiple places that a mask must be worn at ALL times when not seated at your table. Guests were expected to mask up to walk to the restroom and back to their table. However, one waiter was walking from kitchen to table the entire evening with his mask tucked under his chin-mouth and nose exposed. He carried food this way and spoke to his table guests in this manner. He was not our waiter but this was a highly visible act as he was quite busy walking around the entire evening. There was also an employee in the kitchen that was observed with his mask down at times. On other notes our waiter was difficult to understand as he mumbled, and did not carry off a professional attitude. I just feel like the lack of attentive staff, mixed signals with masks and overall "feel" of the evening did not match the food (which was delicious) for the price tag of over $100. I would not re-visit this particular location and know that it is not at the level of other Bristols that we have visited.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience5

Made reservations for 8 on Mother’s Day and was told that the restaurant offered valet service when verifying the reservation. Arrived the afternoon of Mother’s Day and was told that they don’t actually have valet parking. As a result, my 75 y/o mother had to walk 4 long downtown city blocks to get to the restaurant. The only reason I made the reservations is bc they stated they’d have valet parking for her easy accessibility. If we’d have known this we’d have booked reservations at a more appropriate restaurant.

Subsequent service was great if we were at The Outback or Chili’s, but not at the level we expected for the Bristol. None of their famous biscuits were offered or available until the middle of the main course. Servers did a terrible job of clearing the table between courses and didn’t provide appropriate cutlery until asked several times. Served our desert and coffee service while the table was full of empty lobster shells and dirty plates from the dinner service. I ordered the bone-in ribeye at Med and it came very rare. I could go on and on. Service is not up to par relevant to the menu price.

Will not be going back, especially if I have to try to figure out parking downtown in Power & Light District without the benefit of a valet service. Very disappointing experience given the wonderful history of this previously wonderful restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family always comes for Mother’s Day Buffet and can’t wait for its return.

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abread24
Kansas City
9 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We save the Bristol for special occasions because we can't afford $200 lunches very often ... but the Bristol never disappoints. We went there for Mother's Day and had a great meal. Went to Panda Express for Dinner to average the day out to $100 per meal. Winner, Winner ... Chicken (fried rice) Dinner!

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AlexandriaS
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing service! Ed was amazing, attentive, fun and knew what he was taking about!

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Overcooked and overpriced

JW
JeromeW
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The food and atmosphere were both fine. Good experience.

DT
DarcieT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Ed, was amazing, friendly, and funny. He made our trip to Kansas City a wonderful memory.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Had mahi and it was very bland....you could also tell it was previously frozen as the texture was mushy.

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vipLulu
Kansas City
33 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bristol always delivers great food and service. My fav location is piwervsnd Light district. Totally romantic and chic vibe.

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MelissaG
Kansas City
12 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A beautiful Sunday morning brunch out on the patio. Great food, great service!

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

The last time we ate at Bristol it was wonderful but this time it was just ok. Portions aren’t very big for the price. Service was horrible. Our waitress only came to our table a few times the entire time we were there. After we got our food she only came by to ask if we wanted dessert and then to give us our check. Very disappointing experience for what we paid.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and our server was very attentive!

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DavidM
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

The food was very good, but service was only okay. We had a reservation for outdoor seating but had to wait for a table to open up my husband and I each ordered a glass of different pinot noir by the glass, and each came out ice cold (as if the bottles had been stored in a refrigerator just before pouring). We aren't the type to complain or send things back, but this aspect definitely put a damper on our nice evening dinner out celebrating my husband's birthday.

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nbeck1022
Kansas City
11 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date night with my husband. Enjoyed the delicious lobster bisque, Hong Kong scallops for me and seared scallops for him, plus carrot cake for dessert. Lovely evening, great food, attentive staff.

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vipCraig
Kansas City
23 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great meal and drinks never disappoint at the Bristol. I wish they had something besides potato on the starchy sides. They would not give.me the risotto that is on the menu. And why? Because it goes.with one entree and it's limited in quantity. Hey Bristol!, make.more. duh

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KristenM
Kansas City
10 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service. Great happy hour. Sat on the patio, it was lovely!

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food sucked honestly. The $600 bill was equivalent to a $30 meal from McDonalds

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FrancesB
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, . Service was excellent. Atmosphere was wonderful!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
8 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

The overall experience was just ok. For a $200 meal I would not go back... nothing really wow’d us accept for the biscuits!

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Tammy
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We have been to Bristol before and always enjoy it. The ambiance is nice and the service is very good. We had good service and our meals were good. We had two steaks that were overcooked and the manager came over to our table and immediately ordered two new steaks which were cooked perfectly. We greatly appreciated the swift, wonderful customer service. Thank you for the wonderful meal and customer service.

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GeminiGem
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

As always, I love the Bristol. My only real nag is the table tops need linens on them. They have a strange stickiness to them and should be covered with something. It could be due to Covid that linens are no longer on the tables? Not sure but it would be nice.

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JimG
Omaha
4 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Anniversary

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vipTomC
Kansas City
35 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had another great meal at Bristol. They never disappoint. And Gus’s service was spot on!

KM
KellyM
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience4

We decided on Bristol for our wedding anniversary. Started out great with complimentary champagne & delicious lobster bisque. Then we waited 45 minutes for our main course. Our server never checked on us once while we were waiting. When we finally got our food my salmon was extremely dry & my husbands steak was cold. Again, our server didn’t check on us to see how everything turned out. I’ve worked in the food industry for many years so when I’m disappointed with the service it’s really bad.

We don’t mind spending extra money for great food but this was extremely overpriced for the food and service we received.

Hoping it was just a bad night but we will not be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was some of the best I’ve had in a long time!

KC
KevinC
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic! My filet mignon was so tender and juicy, I could literally cut it with my fork. Gus is a very pleasant server, very attentive, while respecting our privacy and allowing us to enjoy our dinner. Overall a very good experience.

KC
KansasCityFoodie
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I really enjoyed the experience of the restaurant but overall the food was only OK and not what I was expecting. My lobster was over done and my scallops were a little tougher than I would’ve liked! The lobster mac & cheese noodles were hard but the oysters and lobster bisque were five stars! The service was only OK as well, our waitress did not check in on us as frequently as I would’ve liked, I had to ask for refills of water from different staff memebes and would have ordered more drinks if I was asked. Overall 3/5 stars.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girlfriend and I had dinner for our anniversary and everything was really good. The staff was also very friendly and helpful.

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ChrisH
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter and her boyfriend went for a birthday dinner. Said food was great and their service was super pleasant!

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vipKimt
Kansas City
72 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food very good as was service. Had halibut and a special. Both were very good.

JH
JimH
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I should of requested a different table!
A nice quiet booth would of been nice.

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vipIloveVegas
Kansas City
35 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Still recovering from COVID. Seemed to be short-staffed. Our server was great/nice/professional, but 3 of 6 meals came out with incorrect side items... There were long stretches in-between server checking on us (but he was extremely busy with other tables). Happy to be out in restaurants - but hopeful for all restaurants that they recover and can create the same service levels they were previously known for.

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John
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was exceptional, staff management was attentive, and the food was delicious. Definitely worth the price.

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 4.3 stars by 5183 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.