Bristol Seafood + Steak + Social

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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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KR
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always amazing! They served my 10 year old son apple juice in a fancy glass and he thought it was amazing! Our server was attentive and did a great job!

BR
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

Food was very good, service was fast and courteous but the noise was so bad it was hard to digest and enjoy the meal. I wish it would have been quieter. I chose the restaurant because I didn’t want a romantic place as a single but it was just too loud

CB
Kansas City
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed a relaxed meal with friends. Waiter treated us like we were special. Food was great.

JR
Kansas City
30 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Taking New England Clam Chowder of the menu was a huge disappointment! Coho Salmon overcooked but the service by Anderson was spot on.

JT
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Food. Excellent Service. Excellent Value. Will definitely come again. Server Antoine was amazing.

BB
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

I haven’t been to this location before, but have been to the Town Center location many times. It has been a couple years since we’ve eaten there. I remembered the biscuits as being mouth watering and hard to resist. This time they were dry and almost tasteless. The food was just ok...the asparagus was undercooked a bit. My son’s steak was very rare, although ordered medium rare. The creme brûlée was disappointing as well. Nothing was terrible, just not the quality we’d grown to expect.

OT
Chicago
76 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Bristol is the best! The staff, the service, the buzz, the food are amazing. Love it!

j
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

The service was really slow. It was that way the last time we dined there but I wanted to try again. I was super disappointed because my fish wasn’t cooked all of the way and was served with the skin on which is never fun to peel off. For the money and service, we will go someplace else.

OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great all around.

JS
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All good, service and food on target

MP
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was excellent....service was a bit lacking the night we were there, but certainly not something that will keep us from going back.

AT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bristol is one of my favorite restaurants in KC. We had a hard time getting there, and traffic was horrible nad had a short time to eat due to a concert we were attending. Our server was amazing at pushing our orders through quickly and checking with us often to make sure we were on the right time line.

As always, the food is delicious there! I can't wait to go back again soon.

LB
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Atmosphere, Food and Service was excellent for a business luncheon. Would recommend this restaurant.

CZ
Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 4

IMO, my family and friends have been here too many times because “the” wife picked this place because of the oyster, but I have to say that the Sunday’s brunch is getting too boring (same for the last 8-10 years, desert bar is not abundant), but the variety has been the same for the last 8-10 years, nothing has change besides the price! I will say the other Location at Leawood (Johnson county, KS) have more options. Go n checked it out for yourself.
Note: when you have to pay $32 per person, $16 (kiddos), + 12.5%tax, +20% tips for the server, +valet parking fee $5-$10, + valet person tip $5-10 and gas… I do not understand the omelet section needing a tipping jar; it feels out of place and turn people away!
I hope that the Management reads this and consider adding/rotate their offering.

OT
Kansas City
10 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful experience dining at Bristol for our anniversary. They had the table set up and lightly decorated to help us celebrate our special occasion. There was also a nice note wishing us a happy anniversary. The food was amazing and it was easy to accommodate a gluten free vegetarian meal for our friend. We will definitely be back to Bristol to eat again.

J
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

Worse meal I have ever eaten! $100 for seafood which was not fresh! A step below Red Lobster!

BC
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We got there early so filled up on the happy hour. Though the bartender was friendly I miss all the times we used to go there and it was more crowded and the bartenders spoke with us more.

DR
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Our server was awesome, food just ok, all of the entrees weren't even warm but the plates were hot.

OT
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Bristol’s food and atmosphere is consistently very good. The wait staff quality has dropped off a bit.

LH
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

One of our appetizers was served cold but the 4 people in our party all agreed the Filet Mignon was the best we had ever had. Perfectly cooked at medium, very tender, & the flavor was fantastic.

BB
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The appetizer sushi is to die for. I would of ordered it 10 times if I didn’t order a delicious steak

I
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I already left them a comment. These survey's are becoming annoying.

OT
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Sunday Brunch was just ok. Nothing special to go back for.
Tried a little sample of the hot item-ok—a bit of the prime rib— just ok, and the desert bar was dip your own strawberries, carrot cake (which was a 10), and a chocolate mini cake. Service was ok. Overall would not blow all my calories on their brunch much better elsewhere. My sister asked how it was and when I said ok not great she said that is what her friends had said too. Hope this helps. Grand Street cafe on Plaza and Avalon Cafe in Weston are spectacular.

OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We made a reservation with very short notice, and they were able to accommodate us easily. Good food and drinks, and great service. We'll be back for sure.

MP
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved that our party of seven was sat in a private room together for my birthday celebration. It was quiet and we could talk freely. The food and service were both amazing. We will definitely be returning for future special events.

SB
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a lovely time celebrating our anniversary. Our waiter was great and informative. We ate and drank from the happy hour menu and were happy with our choices. The $ oysters were a great deal. WE were given a choice of desert to share on the house in honor of our celebration. The live music was a lovely touch and added to our evening. Will return and recommend to others.

CS
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved having our group lunch in the private room

W
Kansas City
83 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience. Food and service excellent. Great Happy Hour!

FD
Kansas City
13 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

While the food was good, our service was lacking. I felt like our server would rather be anywhere but helping us. Why aren't dishes from salads/soups cleared before entrees are brought to the table? The diner is left to clear the area and hold on to the dirty dishes until the entree is being served.

KC
Kansas City
13 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A fantastic evening with old friends at the Bristol. Half priced bottles of wine, a really friendly and knowledgeable server and delicious food.

T
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Remarkable food and service. A must go to place

d
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Besides the fact this was a buffet style brunch, the waitress was a little bit inattentive to our needs. The floor manager picked up the slack and made this a wonderful early Sunday funday

OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Time with my mom

n
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food. Top notch staff with great food and drink recommendations. Meal was paced perfectly. We very much enjoyed our visit and plan to return.

S
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Came to KC for the weekend to begin planning a 2020 convention and wanted to check out what else was good in KC besides BBQ...and Bristol came highly recommended. While the first Friday "traffic" (road closures) kept me circling for parking for 15 mins, our reservations were held...though, surprisingly, the restaurant crowd was light. While a concern--the light crowd--I had faith in the recommendation...which Bristol lived up to...

From the moment we were embraced by the welcoming engagement of our server, Crystal L, we were on a trajectory of a good time. The sweet biscuits--further sweetened by the honey butter--were a good prelude to the lobster bisque which was really good--enhanced by a presentation of a sufficient amount of lobster followed by a pour of the bisque. Then I went for a Crystal recommendation, the Seafood Mixed Grill, as part of the 3-course Prix Fixe menu--a good way to sample a few of the menu items. In fact, though I have sworn off crab cakes if I am not in Baltimore, those offered in the Grill did not take away from a good entree--with not as much filler as I expected. My final course was the peanut butter chocolate torte...and it, too, did not disappoint in capping off my meal.

I will definitely be back.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

This isn’t the Bristol from the days of old. There’s no clam chowder, and the portions are ridiculously small. The biscuits were half the size they used to be; it’s all for the best since I need to lose weight, I suppose. For me and my two sons to eat here cost over $200. The steaks were excellent but just too small. My youngest son got a six ounce filet and it was practically a medallion. Also the decor was suburban new wave, like an office lobby. The service was excellent. I hate to write a low star review but the price did not equate to the amount of food we were served.

CH
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

The waiter was terrible, totally ignored us was too occupied with another table. Didn’t take care of us at all we had to ask a different waiter for refills on drinks etc.

D
Kansas City
34 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

We were greeted right away and ordered a drink. It was 20 minutes before our bar drinks arrived. Our food was not terrible, but it was not nearly as good as would be expected for the prices charged. We have gone to Bristol for years and this was one of our worst experiences.

D
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

I don’t know if it was because it was a concert night, a holiday or Monday night, it was a very disappointing experience.

I had a 5:15 reservation and all food was served within less than 30 minutes. We didn’t have time to even get one third of the way through our appetizer of calamari before our main courses arrived. Was this the Bristol or an Applebee’s? For Bristol prices where a meals for 2 even without drinks is over $100, I don’t expect to be pushed through our meals.

Which brings us to the food. The biscuit person only came around once and the biscuits were not warm as they normally are at the Bristol. The calamari was fine except we had to ask for additional sauce. My friend’s entree of sea bass was fine, no complaints. However, I ordered the crab cakes which came with mashed potatoes and asparagus. The crab cakes came with a mango tartar sauce and a remoulade sauce both which had no flavor. The crab cakes could have used more seasoning as could the mash potatoes which were cold.

Our server did the best job he could. It seemed like he had tables all over the restaurant, rather in one specific area.
He was very pleasant and gave the best service he could under the circumstances.

The restaurant was loud, but that could have been because of the concert that night.

Every other time, I have eaten at the Bristol, it has been wonderful. I hope we just caught them on a bad night.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really fun atmosphere, and the food was delicious! Highly recommend

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