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Bristol Bar & Grille

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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614 West Main Street, Louisville, KY 40202
+1 502-582-1995
11:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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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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104 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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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176 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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265 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW 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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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 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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156 reviews
96 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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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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97 reviews
52 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
Oak Creek, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

I'm in Louisville for a conference, and happened upon this restaurant while searching for anything but fast food/chain restaurants for dinner. Only a 10 minute walk from the Marriott Downtown. The server Rachael was very friendly, honest and helpful with food descriptions and choices. I opted for an appetizer only, because I didn't want leftovers in the hotel. The Bristol... More 

Thank Dawnlucybarrett
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79 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

We have enjoyed eating at the Bristol for many years. We stopped by recently for drinks and then enjoyed a meal prior to a concert at the Kentucky Center for the Arts. From the minute we walked in, staff were friendly and helpful. They made a reservation for us for a hour later. We decided to stay and have drinks... More 

Thank kytraveler800
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93 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

We ate here twice during our visit to Louisville. This place was recommended by our hotel staff suggestions. We ate here while visiting the Ali Center and also another day when visiting the Louisville Slugger Museum. They have ample indoor seating and 2 outdoor seating areas. We sat outside in the side courtyard both times. The wait staff were helpful... More 

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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
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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
  • 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?