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Bristol Bar & Grille

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1321 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY 40204-1319
+1 502-456-1702
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun 10:00 - 00:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Kingston, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I enjoyed the food here - ordered the scallops and grits - but the portions were small for the price I was paying. The beers were on special, so that did enhance my experience. I had a 20 oz. craft beer for 3 bucks. The bartender was very nice and attentive, but the hostesses seemed to be distracted and disinterested... More 

Thank Se0326
Bloomington, Indiana
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116 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

We enjoyed our dinner here, but it's not the greatest food in town. Everyone was friendly and the restaurant had a wonderful ambience. We were served promptly and the food was tasty, fresh and well prepared. Portions were average size. The "basic" menu items (soup, salad, steak) were better than the "creative" ones (scallops with smoked grits and sriracha). If... More 

Thank HoosierTraveler60
Louisville, KY
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

We drove into town and decided the Bristol in the Highlands was exactly where we wanted to go. I couldn't wait to get a burger and skillet fries. Our waitress however was not quite as happy. Our food order was not correct either. After waiting and picking on our food until we could get someone's attention, which ended up with... More 

Thank cabLouisville_KY
Chicago, Illinois
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59 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

This place is a Louisville institution. Go for that, not for the food. The meal is general standard a little above average American food. Highlights were the apps - jalepeno poppers and artichoke fritters. Fun to go to just experience a place that has been there for decades.

Thank Dave C
Cleveland, Tennessee
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121 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Came with a wedding party and was very pleased! We were in the upstairs part of the building, which has an elevator. (We had a car seat/stroller combo) To get to the elevator, you have to walk through part of the kitchen. What I saw of the kitchen, it was very clean, which to me is important/impressive. The room upstairs... More 

Thank Supersora89
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120 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

We were reluctant to stop here based on some of the other reviews but so glad we did! We live a good Hot Brown and this one did not disappoint. The green chili won ton appetizer - excellent! They make a home made version of ranch with cottage cheese - I'd go back for just a salad with that! Service... More 

Thank Kazakboy
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

We ordered the shrimp and grits, were were just fine. My fiance and I ordered identical meals. The issue was with service. The host seated us immediately and served water immediately. He was terrific. Our server took our order pretty quickly, and returned 10 minutes later with my fiance's salad. She left, and several minutes later, a manager came by... More 

Thank Kate L
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

We always go to Sunday brunch, when in Louisville. Brunch is very reasonably priced for the options given. Children's brunch prices are extremely cheap and goes up to 13 year old!! With the money saved on the teens, we got bloody Mary's. YUM!

Thank Sandy E
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

The entrees and Caesar salad combinations (I prefer the salmon) is one of my favorites and I prefer their Pinot Grigio with that. Friendly staff and a fantastic atmosphere right in the heart of the Highlands. Indoor and outdoor seating and they also have a Sunday Brunch.

Thank Clancy W
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46 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

Lots to chose from on the menu. Reasonably priced. Love the green chili wontons. Frequent the Bristol for business and have never had a bad experience. Food is always good and service is great!

Thank Pgc5837

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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
Average prices
USD 21 - USD 30
American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1321 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY 40204-1319
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Louisville>  > Highlands
  • Neighbourhood: Highlands
  • Phone Number: +1 502-456-1702

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