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Bristol Bar & Grille

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614 West Main Street, Louisville, KY 40202-2953
+1 502-582-1995
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 10:30 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Louisville, Kentucky
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having been a Broadway Series at the Kentucky Center for the Arts regular for many years I know to make reservations at the Main Street location early in the week for the more popular shows, like The Illusionists. When I called Wednesday noon to reserve a two-top for Friday 6-6:30 for the 8:00 curtain I was told only 5:30 or... More 

Thank McGraths502
Louisville, Kentucky
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73 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

I ate at this restaurant with a few friends. Although the food was good, the experience of having a waitress come over to shush us when we were not speaking any louder than other patrons was unacceptable. What's worse the person sent over to shush us was an African American female employee who was sent to quiet 4 African American... More 

Thank Michele F
Las Cruces, NM
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141 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

We rolled into town late and found this nice place still open. Good food, friendly staff including the manager and a nice selection of beverages. Food was fine, not outstanding but not bad either. Service was excellent.

Thank Henry4218
Louisville, Kentucky
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133 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

I visit the Bristol at all thier locations. This ine was chosen because we were seeing a show at the KY Center across the street. They only seat with reservations on show nights, and open table from thier website makes the process easy. The issue is that they try to seat as many as possible so the tables are uncomfortably... More 

Thank tanyap924
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190 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

Met for a business lunch around 11:30 on a Wednesday and were one of only three occupied tables. After a wonderful lunch (chicken florentine), and an hour discussion...the place was packed!! Great downtown location and attentive service. Get there early...and enjoy!

Thank GlobalExec
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275 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Stopped just for a small snack and a drink. Very nice place. Would like to have dinner at some point. Onion soup is good.

Thank Hwolk
Lexington, United States
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Made a reservation on open table and that was smooth, and they made it clear to others coming in that they were only taking reservations (and even when tables were cleared they didn't fill unless reserved). This seemed a concerted and appreciated effort to help those of us going to the KY Center for a show get there on time.... More 

Thank Karen R
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163 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

We have eaten there several times and found the food excellent, however the buffet on Thanksgiving was surprisingly poor. The turkey had no taste, the ham was dry and tough, the green bean casserole was so so, the dressing had no taste, if there was cranberry sauce--I didn't see it, the salmon was a little fishy tasting, I thought the... More 

Thank LoveDosTravel
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

Kentucky Hot brown, Crab Cakes, Jalapeno Won-tons, and Linguine were WONDERFUL. There were 4 of us at dinner, we all wanted to see what each of those dishes tasted like, so we ordered one of each and shared. They were all very delicious! Service was great, even the cost was great!

Thank Alicia O
Orleans, Indiana
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100 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

The Bristol is my favorite restaurant in Louisville. However, I usually go to the Bardstown Road location simply because I like the atmosphere better. We were in town on business and stuck in the area because of traffic and street closings for the Veterans Day parade, so decided to hit the Louisville Slugger Museum and have lunch at the Bristol... More 

Thank bandguy54

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 614 West Main Street, Louisville, KY 40202-2953
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Louisville
  • Phone Number: +1 502-582-1995

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?