Bristol Bar & Grille - Highlands

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287 reviews
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$30 and under
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American

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DURING THIS CORVID-19 CRISIS, WE ARE OFFERING CURBSIDE PICK-UP AND DELIVERY FROM 3PM-8PM. The original Bristol Bar & Grille, the Highlands location is in the heart of Bardstown Road’s food and entertainment district. 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. An award-wining Sunday brunch buffet features made-to-order waffles, Weisenberger grits, and fried chicken. Bristol Bar & Grille Master Sommelier crafted an extensive wine menu to pair with each dish. Part of the Urban Bourbon Trail, Certified Bourbon Stewards are on hand to answer any questions about our native spirit. Private and outdoor dining are available.

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$2 Mimosas

Starting Sep 2, 2019·Sun 10:00-15:00

Enjoy $2 mimosas with our award winning brunch.

1/2 Price Wine

Starting Sep 2, 2019·Tue 11:00-23:30

Enjoy any of our wines from our award winning wine list at half the price.

$1 OFF all beer, wine & spirits

Starting Sep 2, 2019·Mon-Fri 16:00-19:00

$1 OFF all bar beverages

$5 Cocktails

Starting Sep 2, 2019·Thu 11:00-23:30

Enjoy $5 cocktails from our award winning cocktail list

What 287 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.6
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4.3
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4.3
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Mike
Louisville
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter and staff were friendly, attentive, and appreciative for the business.

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vipDrChaz
Louisville
37 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food, excellent wait service; however, the hostess was not particularly welcoming, actually, she was borderline surly.

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JenelH
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love the Bristol and go often. The Green Chili Wontons are a must and their Kentucky Hot Brown is very good as well. The Bristol is a great local restaurant.

MJ
MartinJ
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, a great meal and outstanding service. It was a plus that on the night we dined, there was a benefit for APRON, a charity to support food service workers in need.

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StephenM
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience3

I was truly disappointed in my recent visit to Bristol. I am a Louisville native and have been going to the Bristol for decades. Probably, I will never go back. I took a couple of guys there in town on business. Both of them were excited about an Urban Bourbon experience. After looking at the "Book" with all of the Bourbon's listed, 3 of the first 4 choices were not available. Then when the Ribeye steaks came, the fat and gristle we had to negotiate was simply horrible. There are many choices in restaurants. Rarely is a product so bad that I would say anything, but this visit was embarrassing. If this is what has become of the Bristol, it will soon be a restaurant that used to be in Louisville.

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LindaH
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent wait staff. The steak was outstanding. Crabcakes were a bit too spicey.

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patrick
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience1

Felt like we were at the waffle house. Patron's dressed as such. Get back to where you use to be and the decline of the Bristol will end.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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DeborahW
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was our Valentine’s Day dinner and celebration. We had a great time. We had reservations and upon arriving was seated immediately. We had to wait a little on our waiter but he made up for it throughout the evening. The food was very good! I had the salmon teriyaki with a salad and my partner had the white chili, salad and crab cakes.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Poorly prepared food. Good waitress.

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BradB
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Pat was superior. He didn't miss a beat throughout our entire dining experience. All of the staff were friendly and top notch. The food was excellent. I highly recommend the the Salmon Teriyaki and the Green Chile Won Tons. From our arrival to departure our dining experience was flawless, all the way down to the table request I made when making the reservation on here. They will definitely be at the top of our list for dining choices. If you haven't been to the Bristol Highlands location I highly recommend you try them out....I believe, afterwards, they will become a regular for you too.

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JenniferS
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highlands Bristol has been a family favorite for many years. We always love the food and the service. It is our go-to place for large and small gatherings. They have good vegetarian options as well.

JB
JeffreyB
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beat the rush for an early dinner and had a great meal. All the food was great. Bread fresh from the oven, wonderful soups, and fresh ingredients made everyone’s meal enjoyable.

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BrittanyS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The inside hasn't changed from the early 2000s and that's why I think the reviews aren't great but I love the food! Service is always good and the price is pretty fair.

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OpenTable Diner
Western KY
4 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. A classic. Out of gluten buns but delish without! New favorite!

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vipDrChaz
Louisville
38 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Green Chili Hot Brown and Fish Tacos, complemented with icy Budweisers, were excellent.

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EmmaG
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and great food. I had a reservation for 10 people and everything was great.

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CarolineA
Louisville
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

A very busy evening, but we had reservations and were seated immediately. Very attentive waitress, and we enjoyed our meals. Will be returning again.

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MadgeD
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Sunday Brunch was a total disappointment. Food was mediocre. Not presented attractively. Waiters nonchalant. Standing and chatting with themselves. The bacon was crisp.

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Teresa
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a great Sunday brunch with family!
Food and company were great!
LaSue was a fabulous server! Very friendly, courteous and we always had glasses full and empty plates taken away!
We'll definitely be back!
Teresa:)

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JohnW
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was good. I was surprised the presentation was lacking

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service and ambience were outstanding. Appetizers of green chili wontons were the bomb! Pork chop dinner was ok.... needed more spice and salt and pork chop was fatty. Ordered NY strip and was brought a filet. They fixed immediately. Steak was borderline med rare instead of medium but that was ok. Potato’s—-were lumpy and bland. Quite honestly they seemed verrry buffet style. Desert was lava cake. Had no lava though. Cake was bland.

We really like this place but they need to amp up sides and dessert.

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WillO
Louisville
14 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My experience was great. Excellent food choices at a reasonable price

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JohnH
Las Vegas
20 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was very good, waiter was excellent. Bloody Mary’s were terrible. We have eaten brunch here before and that is why we returned

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Mike
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Waiter was not very attentive. Accused us of misplacing straws that he didn't give us.

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TonyaY
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Wonderful thanks! True Louisville experience.

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vipDrChaz
Louisville
38 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as usual. My friend had Teresa's Sweet Chili Linguine. I had the Black Bean Soup and Fish Tacos. It was all delicious. The Bristol always executes dishes well. Ponch presided in waiting and did his typical superb job, but then all the staff are first rate,

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LoriS
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We went for brunch. It was really good. Our server was excellent. Even Mr. & Mrs. Claus visited our table. It’s a little pricey, but it was a lot of food. I’d definitely go back again.

MR
MichaelR
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were having an early dinner Thursday before our show at the Actors Theater and the Bristol was a perfect choice to enjoy a nice evening! The food was delicious and the service was fast and our server was so polite and friendly! We will be back in the future!

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vipMary
Louisville
32 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

17 family members celebrated a 64-year wedding anniversary. Stephanie did a fantastic job!! Food and drink orders all arrived promptly and everything was delicious. Great local fare and for reasonable prices. Thanks to all the Bristol staff who helped get our food cooked and out to us.

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vipDrChaz
Louisville
38 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Superb teriyaki salmon, ice cold Budweiser and pitch-perfect service.

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Outandabout
Louisville
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Bristol was accommodating of our large group. Great service, delicious food, and friendly atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Waitress was very slow, and food came out cold. Wanted for ever to get a second drink. Have to blame this on all services.

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vipOpenTable Diner
10 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My grandhildren love to dine here for their birthday brunch,we have been doing this forever! The food is always good and so many choices. The service is always top notch. One of our favorite places.

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GordonS
Denver
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Food was a bit disappointing

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In town for the Clemson game. Had great food and service

DD
DiscerningDiner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've enjoyed meals at Bristol Bar and Grille for decades, and have never been disappointed. Their Pork Dijonnaise is the perfect hot lunch at a great price.

JB
vipJimB
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We were there for over 2 hours to eat dinner. Service was not good. Took way to long for food to come out. We had a new waitress and felt bad for her. She had to many tables to serve. There was a group event upstairs that sounded like a heard of cattle running back and forth... noisy. Someone kept adjusting the lights high and low. I would not recommend this location.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
8 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Husband loves your burgers. I was wanting a nice rib eye. It was cooked fine and tasty. It just was very thin for the price.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
42 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

I was under the impression they actually had a Brunch menu, they do not. The food was good, but not spectacular. A brunch buffet would be better with omelets to order, waffles, meh

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Bristol Bar & Grille - Highlands offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (502) 456-1702.

Bristol Bar & Grille - Highlands is rated 4.4 stars by 287 OpenTable diners.

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