Vivian's Table at The Bristol Hotel

4.3
114 Reviews
$30 and under
Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
Fresh ingredients and soulful Southern Fare come together at Vivian’s Table, a cozy space for street-level dining and drinks amongst family and friends. Savor a scratch-made meal, sip on something sweet, and watch downtown Bristol come to life as you dine.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
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
What 114 people are saying
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AdamC
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time. My wife and I were celebrating our anniversary. Food and service was great. Our server was very nice and attentive.

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Macy
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

The setting at the Bristol Hotel is beautiful. However, our tables steaks were very tough and dry. Not good cuts of meat. The side dishes were okay. Service was slow and not very attentive. Was excited to try but definitely not worth the price

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vipSara
Western NC
41 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We ate Thanksgiving lunch here this year as we were traveling. The meal was divine….. all except for the desserts which were such a disappointment and I overheard a server telling someone else the only thing they didn’t make in house. Next year, Vivian’s, for a truly spectacular meal, just do some simple pies in house to end the delicious meal on a high note! Special thanks to the entire team who worked on the holiday!

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Andrew
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for an engagement celebration. The food was great and Chris provided excellent service. I will definitely go back next time I’m in Bristol.

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LoriC
Western NC
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Service was impeccable. Servers are wearing masks.

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Nothing special for the price. The customer service was below average. Our waitress didn’t know the menu nor was she friendly. The food was not even close to worth the price. Portions were very tiny and the flavors were average. I expected a lot more all around from this restaurant for the price point. Lots of work to be done to be deserving of the price. I don’t mind spending the money if it’s worth it. Our visit was not. Save your money and go elsewhere! Nothing special to see or taste here. I made a reservation weeks in advance but the restaurant was empty on a Saturday night. We got sat next to the kitchen/bathroom when the whole restaurant was open. That should be the last place you seat your customers. Again poor customer service.

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JustinP
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall1food3service2ambience3

Save your money. For the 75.00 i spent to eat here i would gotten food better at a cheaper resteraunt. I got a ribeye which was 38.00 and it doesnt even come with a side. My wife got the lobster shrimp pasta and we both had water.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

I had high expectations given all the positive word of mouth reviews I have heard over the last year. However, I was incredibly disappointed by not only the service, but the food. I ordered a medium well done New York strip steak and the steak was cooked rare and served after an hour and a half wait. When i spoke with the waitress, she said she’d talk with the manager and they gave me a 10% discount for the entire meal. I was still incredibly unhappy as I still spent full price $30 on a bloody rare steak. Super bummed - I don’t think I’ll be back

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Rjboba
Nashville
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Pretty overpriced. Banana pudding dessert was a big letdown. Flavor on fish and shrimp was good but pretty small portions for the cost. Appetizer bread was almost too hard to eat.

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vipMLArtist
Washington DC
64 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Intimate cozy atmosphere. The green fried tomato caprese is delicious. Great wine selections. Excellent dining experience.

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Raleigh
20 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Took quite awhile. I understand, they're understaffed as all places are these days. Waitress was overworked (too many tables), but worked her butt off and did a great job. Several things we wanted weren't available. Food was mediocre.

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DebraR
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

It was so nice when you had music playing or someone love playing music instead of TV’s up on the wall.

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MattW
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great dinner. We came for my husband birthday and everything was great. Ruth was our waitresses and she was excellent.

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RogerB
Nashville
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Lousy NY strip steak. Decent place otherwise.

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Usecaution
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Was expecting top notch food for the price ($35) steak, food was bland and didn’t taste fresh, had better food at a longhorn or outback for half the price, veggies were undercooked. Hostess was right next to me staring and listening to my conversation the whole time, not private. If in Bristol go to j franks or Johnson city. I think they need a better chef

Vivian's Table at The Bristol Hotel
Responded on October 25, 2021

Thanks for sharing your feedback. We’re sorry your experience didn’t match your expectations. It was an uncommon instance and we’ll do better in the future. Please feel free to reach out to me Chaz Gallo with any further comments, concerns, or suggestions you wish to share. We would love to make things right if you give us another chance.

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RogerB
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good ..my wife said it was best hamburger ever

Vivian's Table at The Bristol Hotel
Responded on October 25, 2021

Thank you Roger we really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with us and we agree that it's a pretty good burger!

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TimW
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The appetizers were really good but the food was just okay. Not really worth how much it cost overall

Vivian's Table at The Bristol Hotel
Responded on October 25, 2021

Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We’ll strive to do better.

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PamelaC
Western NC
8 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time for dinner & got the grilled trout. It was excellent and a large piece of fish. Everyone in our group loved their meals. Highly recommend! I’ve been for brunch before and the Bristol Benedict is wonderful too.

Vivian's Table at The Bristol Hotel
Responded on October 25, 2021

Thank you so much for your kind words, Pamela. We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with us

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CoolBarDownstairs
Western NC
16 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Celebrated our 38th wedding anniversary and had a wonderful time! Our waitress brought us a complimentary glass of champagne which we thought was very, very nice. Thank you! I had the salmon and it was some of the best I’ve ever had. My wife had the ribeye and said it was delicious. Our wine was excellent and we had the deviled eggs for an appetizer and they were very tasty! Will definitely return !

Vivian's Table at The Bristol Hotel
Responded on October 25, 2021

Thanks for the awesome review! We work hard to meet expectations like yours, and we’re happy to hear we hit the mark for you. Come back and see us soon.

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LoraF
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

signature shrimp and grits was unique and delicious

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Swiss99
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

A wonderful place to have brunch. Food was outstanding and presented very well. I think our waittress was new (newer) as it took some time to get our coffee and food. But food was hot when it arrived so it could be the kitchen was just backed up. Wattress was very friendly and came back several times after we got our food to check on us and get some items we requested. Live music was a real bonus. Great preformer. Overall, a highly recommended place to have a Sunday morning brunch.

Vivian's Table at The Bristol Hotel
Responded on October 25, 2021

Thank you for the great review. We’re so happy you loved your experience and can’t wait to have you back for brunch!

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CathyF
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The only negative was the menu was limited. Our dinners were very good, as well as the drinks. Try the flourless chocolate torte for dessert...amazing!!

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Helen
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food was excellent and the location in the lovely Bristol Hotel gives it a nice feel.. Service was a bit spotty, despite the fact that only 3 tables were occupied. Ambiance would be better if they got rid of the TV screens in the dining area. But we very much enjoyed the local ingredients, creatively used.

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LouisS
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived in town hungry & we’re delighted to find Vivian’s within the hotel. Our young server was delightful & friend. The food was yummy. We would definitely recommend eating here.

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AndreaY
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Food was very salty we had the duck French fries and the stuffed chicken. The only thing that wasn’t over salted was the kale.

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JessV
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We were placed next to a large and loud table of 8 when there were many other empty tables that could’ve been more private and quiet.

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OCNurse
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brandon went above and beyond. Nice evening all around.

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LXHenson
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Overpriced. Our waitress was very complacent with refills, and attentiveness. She filled our waters, did not take our drink orders to ‘give us time to decide’. When she did take our drink orders, she suggested what we should order after we had already ordered. Then, she forgot a coffee (two coffees, one mimosa) and after being reminded she brought an empty coffee cup to our table and stood silently looking at the table. Then she said it had been ‘a long day’ - it was 11 AM. In addition, my husband ordered four eggs and I ordered three in addition to our entree. When it was brought out, they brought three plates. My husband’s eggs on two plates, and only two eggs on my plate. The food was mediocre at best. We had been here previously, and had our wedding here one year ago. The service was a lot different then, it was better - and justified paying thousands of dollars. I’m not sure what to think at this point, and definitely will never return to brunch. Very disappointed.

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EricaW
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had a memorable meal, celebrating a special occasion with a steak dinner. The steaks were perfectly prepared. The sides savory. Poutine was memorable!

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SuzanneW
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal, steaks were cooked perfectly. Side items were great too. Nice atmosphere, nice decor. Pleasant surroundings and accommodating wait staff with great personalities. Would highly recommend

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horsedad
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just went to Vivian's Table for the first time. My wife and I were pleased to find a new fairly fancy restaurant in the Tri-Cities since we have so few. The menu choices are excellent. The restaurant itself has a nice design. The service was attentive. Our food was excellent. I had the ribeye which was cooked perfectly and not overly salted. My wife had the shrimp and grits which were also outstanding. The house made chips with balsamic glaze were great, again salted just right. After dinner, we wandered up to Lumac, their rooftop bar. It has a really cool vibe, live music, and a great layout. We will probably go there to eat soon as the bar menu looks good also. The restaurant is in the Bristol Hotel. We were also pleased to find that it looks like a top-notch hotel, again not something that we have much of here in this area.

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JohnU
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place and the staff works as a team. Several different staff members checked on us. We had a great dinner and went to the Blue Ridge Comedy Club for some laughs.

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vipCherylB
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The grilled rainbow trout was amazing. We loved the fried green tomatoes and good desserts!

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JenA
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Delicious food and great atmosphere. Definitely checkout the view from the rooftop while you’re there.

Vivian's Table at The Bristol Hotel
Responded on August 10, 2021

Thanks for taking the time to give us a great review!

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vipVickieC
E. Tennessee
30 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Retirement and 20th Anniversary. Melanie did a wonderful job taking care of us!

Vivian's Table at The Bristol Hotel
Responded on August 10, 2021

Thanks for taking the time to give us a great review!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Seafood over cooked. Potatoes undercooked. Over priced

Vivian's Table at The Bristol Hotel
Responded on July 29, 2021

Dear Diner, I am sorry to hear we did not meet your expectations on this visit. Please know we are constantly striving for product and service excellence, and are committed to providing an excellent dining experience for our guests. I hope you can forgive us for this experience and give us another chance, we look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

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JasonV
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

The food isn’t worth the money it was a poor dinner experience. Fried trout had numerous bones in it and was deep fried versus pan fried which in a personal opinion is much more fine dining worthy. Beef tenderloin was mediocre at best and kale side was soggy and far too much crumbled bacon to even enjoy the taste of kale.

Vivian's Table at The Bristol Hotel
Responded on July 29, 2021

Dear Diner, I am sorry to hear we did not meet your expectations on this visit. Please know we are constantly striving for product and service excellence, and are committed to providing an excellent dining experience for our guests. I hope you can forgive us for this experience and give us another chance, we look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

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Robert
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience , love the atmosphere . Will be back soon .

Vivian's Table at The Bristol Hotel
Responded on July 29, 2021

Thanks for taking the time to give us a great review!

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SusanS
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food were both excellent. We can't wait to come back for dinner and drinks on the rooftop. This elegant spot will become one of our regular haunts. We loved it!

Vivian's Table at The Bristol Hotel
Responded on July 29, 2021

Thanks for taking the time to give us a great review!

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CindyC
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is in the Bristol Hotel, we were there on a Friday evening with reservations but there were many empty tables, however I’m guessing not many people staying at the hotel eat there. It was quiet, with great service. The food was really good, my husband had the Rainbow Trout and said it was the best he’s ever had, my sister had the mushroom ravioli as she is vegetarian and said it was also really really good, two of us had the pasta and shrimp again excellent, a nice crispy piece of bread to swipe up the yummy lobster cream sherry sauce would’ve been a great addition to this meal. Overall a delicious meal but be prepared for the bill.

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 4.3 stars by 114 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.