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Bristol Bar & Grille - East, Louisville, KY

Bristol Bar & Grille - East

4.5
4.5
569 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Our Dining Room and Patio are now open!!! WE ARE ALSO OFFERING CARRYOUT, CURBSIDE PICK-UP AND DELIVERY FROM 11:00 AM to 8 PM Monday thru Thursday, 11:00 AM to 8:30 PM Friday and Saturday, and 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM Sunday. We are also exited to announce the return of our family and friends' favorite - the Bristol Sunday Brunch buffet. Home of the Green Chili Wontons, Louisville’s favorite guilty pleasure, Bristol Bar & Grille has been the city’s neighborhood restaurant since 1977. Original menu dishes include the classic Bristol Burger and aged, charbroiled New York Strip steak as well as new favorites like Pork Dijonnaise and Theresa’s Sweet Chili Linguine. We source ingredients from local farmers. Certified Bourbon Stewards are on staff to guide diners on selection of Kentucky’s native spirit. Bristol Bar & Grille East is located at 300 North Hurstbourne Parkway, north of Shelbyville Road. Guests can opt to sit in the traditional dining room or the outside patio.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 11 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Wine Bar

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Sat 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 3:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–8:30 pm Sun 2:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (502) 426-0627

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Catering

    Since 1977, Bristol Catering has been providing full service catering and event planning for weddings, corporate events, fund-raisers, galas and social gatherings. Whether you are planning a small intimate affair or a grand gala, our team will work with you to create a spectacular event. Our off-premise catering can be reached at 502.584.3663. Bristol Bar & Grille offers on-premise catering / private rooms at our Downtown, Highlands and Jeffersonville locations.

  • Private party facilities

    Bristol Bar & Grille offers private dining at the Bristol Downtown (502) 582-1995 and Bristol Highlands (502) 456-1702

  • Neighbourhood

    East Louisville

  • Cross Street

    Hurstbourne Trace

  • Parking Details

    Bristol East is located in the Hurstbourne Forum Shopping Center and has PLENTY of parking.

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Sunday Brunch Buffet

    Multiple dates available
    Our famous Bristol Sunday Brunch buffet is back with a new, elevated menu that includes rotating items such as a different style of eggs each week, creative entrees by the Bristol’s talented chefs, peel-and-eat shrimp and delicious pastries. You’ll also enjoy traditional brunch items such as made-to-order waffles, Weisenberger grits and fried chicken. $25 per person; $12.50 for children ages 4 to 11.

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What 569 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Central Kentucky

    Brunch

  • Louisville

    Brunch

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Staff was very accommodating for our special occasion.
  2. FN

    FrankN

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The waitresses were very helpful. We go the poutine and the green chili wontons, steak sandwich, hot brown. They were all very good
  3. KD

    KittyD

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Out waiter was excellent. She anticipated our every need. We are a group of elderly people and we have trouble hearing each will the music on. That’s our only problem.
  4. JB

    JoBen

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience3
    The pros first - the food was very good. I ordered the hot brown which could have had a little more bread in it, but despite, it was fresh and piping hot and very good. My husband ordered the burger which he said was cooked perfectly to his liking and very tasty. The english muffin it was on however wasn’t cut evenly so the top was so small it didn’t cover half the top of the burger. Now the negatives - the hostess started to seat us in a section fairly close to the entrance but we requested a table further into the restaurant because It was cold outside. Despite being seated further into the restaurant, they had the foyer door propped wide open so every time someone exited or entered the restaurant cold air would rush in. Next, our waitress had no personality whatsoever! She didn’t introduce herself and after taking our order and bringing our drinks and bread she never once came back during our dinner to check to see if we wanted anything else. When she brought our bread she placed the basket oddly right in front of my husband. When she brought and collected our check she never said a word until my husband said he didn’t need any change and then rather than saying thank you she said “ok”. She didn’t act mad but rather disinterested. Personally this was our first time at this location and probably our last as it just didn’t have the ambiance or warmth and service like the other locations.
  5. w

    wsan8196

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food was good. I enjoyed the stir fry dinner very much. The fried wontons were disappointing. They were soggy and the accompanying dipping sauce lacked any flavor.
  6. JL

    JulieL

    Louisville

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great, very private round table for eight to celebrate a family birthday! Everything was wonderful.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Sunday buffet! Food and service excellent as usual! Can’t wait to go back!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was fantastic! The food was wonderful. Being the daughter of a very hard of hearing dad, I loved how the different seating areas were section off making it quiet inside the restaurant. At most restaurants, he can’t hear what we are talking about with all of the ambient noise. When he visits later this year, we will definitely stop by for a meal.
  9. T

    Teresa

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always love the Sunday brunch with family! This is our go to for birthdays!
  10. FB

    FreddieB14

    Louisville

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Order of salmon was asked to be cooked “medium”,,,,,it came over done, hard and dry,,,,,won’t order that again
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very good service. Timely. Food quality was very good.
  12. KH

    KarenHughesM

    Louisville

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Family favorite- we go at least once a month. Something to please everyone.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I love Bristol East. It is in my neighborhood. The food never disappoints. Had a Birthday celebration there and made reservation in advance. Requested a circular table and they accommodated. Everyone had a good time and enjoyed their meal.
  14. MP

    MarthaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good location. Lunch menu offers a good variety, reasonably priced. Service was excellent.
  15. JR

    JudyR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The reservation was on file and the seating was prompt. We had our own little area for 4 adults and 3 children--ages 7, 6 and 4. The food was plentiful and of variety. The waitress was efficient and accommodating!
  16. L

    Luv2eat

    Louisville

    154 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    154 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Had an impromptu dinner with my husband on Sunday. The new york strip was good, but the house skillet fries were not as good as usual. They were not crisp! Emma was busy with a large group, so service was a little slow. Overall, not bad! Bristol Bar and Grill is one of my favorites!
  17. JG

    JaniceG

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were heading to the KY Center for the Lou. Orchestra at 7:30. We told our server that we had time constraints. We received our dinner quickly and got to the show with time to spare. Thanks
  18. BP

    BarryP

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were outstanding. enjoyed the atmosphere also, was quiet enough to have a conversation at our table.
  19. TC

    TrevorC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    It was good. It’s a little expensive but that’s 2022
  20. MH

    MaryH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best buffet. Everything was very fresh and flavorful. Cannot stop thinking about the food.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience4
    Our server was not at all responsive to our table. I never received the soup I ordered and it took us a while to get her to bring dessert menu.
  22. CH

    ChrstieH

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    I miss the old Bristol. The Sunday buffet food was totally disappointing. The taste was subpar, salty and dry. Shrimp drowning in Old Bay and pepper.The salad dressing was tasteless. Desserts minimal. Won't be returning.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Everything was ok except the food could have been hotter. The coffee was barely warm.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious meal, wonderful waitress. We will be back
  25. CB

    CarolB

    Louisville

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    The Sunday brunch buffet is extraordinary. We enjoyed the Belgian waffles with strawberries and blueberries very much.
  26. L

    Lars

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    The food was good, however, it is very overpriced for what was offered. $25 pp is expensive and our server was awful. Poor attitude and took her forever to refill our drinks.
  27. s

    shauns

    Louisville

    95 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    95 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    a wonderful lunch by the Bristol Team - excellent food and superb service.
  28. C

    Catgirl

    Indiana

    34 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Table of 4 friends. Dinner, 3 shrimp salads, 1 chicken salad, all good. Bread is delish. Server was friendly and efficient. Nice time.
  29. DG

    DianeG

    Louisville

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    Our waitress was outstanding kind and helpful in every way. Our wait for food was very very long. We were visiting family so we were not in a hurry but 1.5 hrs. To eat lunch. Food was very good!
  30. L

    Luv2eat

    Louisville

    154 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    154 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed a impromptu dinner. The strip steak was tender, and cooked to perfection! Jason was so nice and efficient! Thank you for a wonderful meal! 🤗
  31. LH

    LoisH

    Louisville

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have never had a bad experience. We love there brunch!!!
  32. CJ

    CJST

    Louisville

    47 reviews

    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, outstanding service! Our server Cris was fantastic! Super service and attentiveness with a smile! Food was great as always. Suggestion: Always order the wontons as an appetizer. They are super! Great evening and great food! Thanks so much Cris and Bristol East!
  33. HE

    HEATHERS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Bristol Bar & Brille is always a family favorite. There is something for everyone with their diverse menu and delicious food. The location on Hurstbourne does not ever seem to have a wait and they also take reservations which is a plus in a city where many restaurants are "first come, first serve."
  34. B

    Brad

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and especially appreciated the quiet table for our party. Everyone enjoyed their food.
  35. JJ

    JuJu

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bristol is a great place to eat the brunch is incredible
  36. f

    foodlover55

    Louisville

    30 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Good was OK. Service was OK. It is a convenient spot
  37. n

    nks50

    Louisville

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Out of town friends and they loved it. Easy to find, great service.
  38. SB

    SuzanneB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was your bartender and he was so very kind. Servers were short handed and everyone worked as a team. I was a Chef and F&B for 20 yrs., I saw what was happening. As I waited for my best friend I sat in the bar area and I will again. It was quiet or what I call “ kindly” quiet with chatter. No rushing and great place to catch up. I watched the bartender help the kitchen, the manager serve drinks and clean up and the hostess wait tables. That makes an excellent restaurant. I have known the Bristol since they opened. The Hustbourne group is exceptional and of course I will be back. ( as well as my family that hangs out there). Thanks for a lovely evening… Suz
  39. LW

    LenaW

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    Mediocre food. For the price, I expected to be wowed. Service was attentive and buffet refreshed constantly, but couldn't make up for food that was just OK.
  40. GO

    GlennO

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    for decades now the Bristol has been a sure fire bet for good food at reasonable prices and friendly attentive service. My latest visit to meet me Sister for brunch was no exception, all the buffet selections were prepared and presented well and delicious, service was great, pricing reasonable, thanks for a pleasant meal !

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Bristol Bar & Grille - East using the Order Online button. Bristol Bar & Grille - East also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (502) 426-0627.

Bristol Bar & Grille - East is rated 4.5 stars by 569 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 p.m.


Booked 11 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Bristol Bar & Grille - East

300 N. Hurstbourne Pkwy, Louisville, KY 40222

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Hurstbourne Trace

  • Neighbourhood

    East Louisville

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Sat 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 3:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–8:30 pm Sun 2:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Wine Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    Bristol East is located in the Hurstbourne Forum Shopping Center and has PLENTY of parking.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (502) 426-0627

  • Catering

    Since 1977, Bristol Catering has been providing full service catering and event planning for weddings, corporate events, fund-raisers, galas and social gatherings. Whether you are planning a small intimate affair or a grand gala, our team will work with you to create a spectacular event. Our off-premise catering can be reached at 502.584.3663. Bristol Bar & Grille offers on-premise catering / private rooms at our Downtown, Highlands and Jeffersonville locations.

  • Private party facilities

    Bristol Bar & Grille offers private dining at the Bristol Downtown (502) 582-1995 and Bristol Highlands (502) 456-1702

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