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Vivian's Table at The Bristol Hotel

4.4
4.4
220 Reviews
$31 to $50
Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
Come together and celebrate with our Appalachian-style chophouse menu and great wine list at Vivian’s Table. Enjoy an intimate dining experience with delicious steaks and fresh seafood plus flavorful appetizers & sides.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Unspecified

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 7:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 7:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (276) 696-3664

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Phill Powers

  • Neighborhood

    Bristol

  • Cross street

    Cumberland Street

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 220 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • East Tennessee

    Great for Brunch

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  1. h

    harmonious

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Looking for something different? Try Vivian's Table and you certainly won't be disappointed. the food is excellent. I tried the bourban shrimp with smoked gouda grits. I am not a fan of grits but this was really good. I can't wait to try some other things on the menu.
  2. SS

    SreviceSnob

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food was good. Steak was prepared to order. Con: they charge $3 for a large thimble size order of roasted mushrooms to accompany the steak.
  3. RE

    REJBr

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic overall experience. Both my friend and I will definitely be back!!
  4. MO

    MOfooD

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience1
    Food tasted ok but for the cost not worth it. Steaks were not the temperature requested, extremely slow service and not the atmosphere I had anticipated.
  5. TW

    TiffinyW

    E. Tennessee

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Excellent meal - I enjoyed one of Vivian’s signature dishes! Nice wine selection - delicious cocktails too
  6. L

    Lulu

    E. Tennessee

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Much needed family get together! Special time with family, service and food was excellent! Nice wine list too. L Q
  7. DM

    DonM

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    The food was good, the service was better than the food, and the hostess was faced with a very loud group of energetic diners that apparently had consumed more wine than they were used to, she moved diners around accordingly which overtaxed the wait staff but everyone pitched in and helped until the energy level dropped to a tolerable level. kudos to the entire staff!
  8. VM

    VeronicaM

    Western NC

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Celebrating B Day. Service was excellent, food was average.
  9. JS

    JeffreyS

    E. Tennessee

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had salmon, daughter had scallops, both excellent. Service was attentive. Best way to do the evening is to start with the rooftop bar with spectacular views then down to Vivian's for the meal and possibly back up to the rooftop at the end.

    Vivian's Table at The Bristol HotelResponded on September 7, 2022Thank you so much for the awesome review! You are absolutely correct in beginning the night an Lumac's Rooftop Bar, dinner in Vivian's and a nightcap back on the rooftop! That's what we call a perfect visit! Thanks again and hope to see you soon!

  10. K

    Kathy

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, excellent service by our server, Ruth, and great food.

    Vivian's Table at The Bristol HotelResponded on September 7, 2022Thank you Kathy for the kind words and we agree that Ruth is a keeper!

  11. GT

    GTechster

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Friendly and welcoming atmosphere. The food is excellent and well presented. Easy access to adjacent parking.

    Vivian's Table at The Bristol HotelResponded on August 24, 2022Hi, thank you for dining with us and we are very pleased that you enjoyed the food and service. We look forward to having you dine with us again soon!

  12. M

    Mike

    Raleigh

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed a very nice brunch. The choices were very good and the food tasted great. Service was also excellent.

    Vivian's Table at The Bristol HotelResponded on August 24, 2022Hi Mike, thank you for the nice words and we are pleased you enjoyed Brunch and hope to see you again soon.

  13. KB

    KristenB

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    The food items on the menu sounded very interesting but were disappointing. I had the grits and shrimp - the plate was decorated beautifully but I could tell it had been microwaved - certain areas were very hot, other cold. My husband had the pancakes, and they were tough. I think they should concentrate more on the taste of the food than the way it looks. The service was wonderful, and I really liked that they left the carafe of coffee on the table to refill as needed.
  14. M

    Mindy

    Washington DC

    30 reviews

    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Last time I dined, music was too loud and I commented on it and last night was just right. How nice to be listened too.

    Vivian's Table at The Bristol HotelResponded on August 24, 2022Hi Mindy thank you for the feedback! We try to make sure our music is properly set and adjusted throughout the day based on noise level in the dining room so the music can be heard. We are pleased you enjoyed your visit and look forward to your return.

  15. DF

    DaveF

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience5
    Very unusual shrimp and grits with smokey chutney veggies. Prefer more traditional! The trout was good but the risotto was too salty. Again strange veggie chutney topping. Small menu. Not many choices. Beautiful restaurant! Service was very good.
  16. BE

    BeckieE

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful waitress and really good food. The crème brûlée was just wonderful.

    Vivian's Table at The Bristol HotelResponded on August 17, 2022Hi Beckie, thank you for the nice words and Yes we agree the our crème brulee is fantastic and has become a diners favorite here at Vivian's.

  17. BC

    BrookeC

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our food and service was excellent! We highly recommend!

    Vivian's Table at The Bristol HotelResponded on August 17, 2022Hi Brooke, thank you for the kind words and we are pleased you enjoyed your romantic experience. Hope to see you again soon!

  18. R

    Ronald

    Fort Lauderdale

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very good food and good service. Glad we tried it.

    Vivian's Table at The Bristol HotelResponded on August 17, 2022Hi Ronald, thank you for dining with us and we are very pleased that you enjoyed the food and service. We look forward to having you dine with us again soon!

  19. S

    Shawn

    Western NC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    The food was a mixed bag. I ordered the Mahi, which was very good, but my companion ordered the steak and it was just average. We also had a margarita, which was not good. The other complaint we have is that they repeatedly told us the kitchen was closing at 9pm, even though Open Table allowed us to make a reservation for 8:45pm. We felt rushed and like they were trying to get us out of there the entire time. If the kitchen is closing at 9pm, stop taking reservations at 8:30pm.
  20. T

    Tree

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    Salad was weak. Salmon wasn’t anything special. $5 split charge and we ordered an appetizer. Sub par service. Below average across the board.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere with excellent food and service. We were really impressed and plan to be back. You will enjoy!

    Vivian's Table at The Bristol HotelResponded on July 25, 2022Thank you for dining with us, we are pleased you enjoyed the experience and hope to see you again soon.

  22. DA

    DiningAdventurer

    Charlotte

    17 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience4
    We arrived for dinner on a Tuesday evening having previewed the menu on line. Upon being seated we noticed that the menu was different from what we viewed and we were informed that changes were made and that they did not get around yet to updating the website. We ordered a very decent bottle of wine and the bottle was opened and glasses fully poured without showing us the bottle, or offering one of us to taste it; we had to remind the server to bring another glass that we requested. Scallops were ordered by one of our guests and we were promptly told that they were not available that evening- apologies made. Salmon was ordered instead and I was able to see the dish delivered to two other diners (it looked quite nice) but less than ten minutes later we were informed that they ran out of salmon. At this point we cancelled our meal since there was nothing of interest on the menu that was available. We paid for our wine tipping generously for the wine service and understanding the situation was not in our server's control. However, in the time it took to find another restaurant and eat there we missed the entertainment we had booked our hotel reservations around. Hopefully, our experience was not the norm but being out-of-towners we will never know.
  23. BS

    BeverlyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We celebrated a birthday and had a great experience. The food was delicious from the appetizers, to the entrees and of course we ended the magnificent meal with cheesecake and banana bread pudding. Great 😊

    Vivian's Table at The Bristol HotelResponded on July 25, 2022Hi Beverly Thank you for sharing the special moment with us. We are please you enjoyed the food and we couldn't agree more on the homemade cheesecake and bread pudding!

  24. GE

    GregE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were thrilled with the meal, service and everything about our visits. We will certainly be back. Highly recommended!!!

    Vivian's Table at The Bristol HotelResponded on July 25, 2022We are pleased you enjoyed the experience and look forward to having you back soon.

  25. K

    Kayla

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    It was amazing! We cannot wait to come back to eat again very soon!

    Vivian's Table at The Bristol HotelResponded on July 25, 2022Thank you for thee compliment and we will be here when you are ready to return!

  26. MB

    MatthewB

    Richmond

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Terrific in-house restaurant for the Bristol Hotel. Salmon and Shrimp/Grits were outstanding - both demonstrated real talent on the part of the chef to present a standard dish with some creativity and unexpected flavor. Service was wonderful - and the drinks were particularly outstanding - including a very memorable whiskey sour (or two...) Many thanks to the staff for accommodating my seating request. A top-notch experience from start to finish.

    Vivian's Table at The Bristol HotelResponded on July 25, 2022Hi Matthew, thank you for visiting and the nice words which I will share with the team. I will be emailing you the recipe you requested and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Chaz Gallo

  27. C

    Coconut

    Memphis/West TN

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Service was excellent. Food was tasty . Fish dip had too much going on and was served warm. Not to my taste. Place was busy but not swamped. It was a bit pricey!!
  28. PP

    PhilipP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The waitress was very attentive and the food was amazing. I had the halibut with gouda grits and asparagus, delicious. My date had Appalachian chicken and it too was amazing. Fried green tomatoes is a must try the balsamic glaze pairs very well. The only thing is if you are wanting a very intimate setting, this place is a little loud because of the big rooms and tall ceilings. Vivian's is a must if your downtown Bristol.

    Vivian's Table at The Bristol HotelResponded on July 25, 2022Hi Phillip Thank you for your feedback and we are please you enjoyed our fresh catch and Appalachian chicken as it is by far a fan favorite.

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great. Good, atmosphere, nice place to get together.

    Vivian's Table at The Bristol HotelResponded on July 25, 2022Thank you for dining with us and we are glad you enjoyed the atmosphere.

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was extraordinary, flavorful and an ample serving. Service was excellent. This is a must place to dine if you are in Bristol

    Vivian's Table at The Bristol HotelResponded on July 25, 2022Thank you for the kind words and will share with the team, hope to see again real soon!

  31. MP

    MattP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Good food but too pricey for the amount and taste.
  32. S

    Skreech

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    The restaurant was freezing…like 50 something degrees. We couldn’t wait to leave because of that. My wife literally had to walk outside three or four times just to warm up. The service was fair at best. Our waitress only came by one time to let us know that the food was almost ready. It took the food 50 minutes to get to us. During this time I’m sure our food had plenty of time to cool down because it was Luke warm by the time it arrived to us. The food was gross. My bacon was raw and most of the food on my plate was Luke warm or cold. The chicken was tough to cut and chew. My wife got the pasta with steak. We asked if the steak was tender and the waitress assured us it was. The steak was literally rubber. My wife had to pull every single piece out just so she could eat the pasta. On top of all of this, the prices were outrageous for the portions and lack of proper preparation. I would give this restaurant half a star if it were available.
  33. DD

    DeeDee

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Not sure this went thru on first attempt. Previously a great experience; beautiful setting and bar! We were early, went up to Lumac but informed restaurant we would be there at our scheduled time. We arrived and table was not ready, had to push two together. Sketchy seating for a reservation! Menu is great but they were out of many items without a stab At replacements. Early in evening to be out of Cornbread and trout! Food was mediocre, wait for drinks was ridiculous and beef way overcooked. Very gracious server- not her fault the whole process was behind. The place seemed overwhelmed and understaffed. When folks have a reservations, perhaps some walk-ins need to be turned away so the caliber of the experience is preserved for Reservations! I will try again but was disappointed I coaxed my friends to dine there. We were not impressed!
  34. M

    Mariek

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed our Breakfast. Food was wonderful. Restaurant is very very nice. Our server was terrific.

    Vivian's Table at The Bristol HotelResponded on June 28, 2022Hi Mariek Thank you for positive feedback and for dining with us.

  35. WM

    WilliamM

    Tampa

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Great service by Brandon for dinner. Hailey at roof top bar provided warm hospitality

    Vivian's Table at The Bristol HotelResponded on June 28, 2022Hi William We are pleased Brandon and Hailey took great care of you and we appreciate the positive feedback. Regards

  36. VM

    VeronicaM

    Western NC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was excellent!
  37. T

    Tablefor4

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Trout was awesome, pork chop was charred and inedible, cornbread and gazpacho were great, house chips were yum, burger was great, service was good.
  38. CM

    CindyM

    Fayetteville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Ordered our steaks medium rare, but were medium well was more like it. Recommend their signature chicken dinner.
  39. L

    Lois

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Not a standout. The food tasted fine, but wasn’t memorable. The 10 oz. New York strip was just over half an inch tall, served on a small bed of shoestring fries. Also on the white plate was a white bowl of garlic and herbed mashed potatoes, which I chose as my side. There was no garnish, no real color, just a small steak with a bowl of mashed potatoes. At that price, a sprig of parsley or a dark romaine leaf would have been a nice touch.
  40. DC

    DavidC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    This is our second trip here and although we enjoyed the atmosphere - the food was the same menu from last trip more than a year ago and not so impressive. Trout at $26 should be memorable - not forgettable. Ours was luke warm and served on a bed of rice. Just didn't ring the bell this time.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Vivian's Table at The Bristol Hotel offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (276) 696-3664.

Vivian's Table at The Bristol Hotel is rated 4.4 stars by 220 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today
Google Map for Vivian's Table at The Bristol Hotel

115 Country Music Way, Bristol, VA 24201

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Cumberland Street

  • Neighborhood

    Bristol

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 7:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 7:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Unspecified

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Phill Powers

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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