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Bristol Seafood + Steak + Social

4.5
4.5
5240 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
With an indulgent menu focused on superior quality seafood, Bristol Seafood Grill crafts its dishes with exacting standards & pampers its guests in a comfortable atmosphere. Featuring a generous cellar selection & creative ocean fare cuisine, Bristol Seafood Grill delivers culinary excellence at a surprising value. Open for lunch ($12 - $25) & dinner ($15-$35). Parking is available in the Power and Light Parking Garage off 13rd and Walnut with complimentary 3 hour validation with a parking ticket. Power and Light also offers Valet Parking in front of our restaurant Tuesday- Saturday from 4pm-close.

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2 people

22:00


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steak, American

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm; Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 2:00pm

  • Phone number

    (816) 448-6007

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    "Upscale restaurant serving steak, market-fresh seafood & wine in a chic, contemporary setting. "

  • Private party contact

    our Private Dining Coordinator: (816) 448-6007

  • Area

    KC Power & Light District

  • Cross Street

    Between Main & Walnut

  • Parking Details

    Valet

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 5,240 people are saying

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall1food1service2ambience3
    The fish was clearly not fresh. Had to return the swordfish as it was so fishy it was not edible. The salmon was served completely raw in the middle. Out of 6 of us the only person who enjoyed their dinner was our five year old who ate chicken fingers. We ate at Bristol years ago and really enjoyed our meal but considering the prices of the meals, the current quality and taste are just not acceptable. To the restaurants credit, the manager did refund half our meal cost as most of us did not eat our ordered dishes. Even so, we will not return to Bristol, there are many other restaurants in KC with far superior food and service.
  2. MH

    MichaelH

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and fun times
  3. AB

    AnnaB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food1service5ambience3
    Steak was dry and had no flavor. Sides also lacked flavor. The drinks were good.
  4. LB

    LorenB

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrating my 90th Birthday.
  5. AJ

    AmyJ

    Fayetteville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great food and atmosphere. We had a wonderful experience!
  6. KC

    KenC

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful dinner outside with a great waiter and terrific food. Get the carrot cake for desert bit be ready to share!
  7. KS

    KenS

    Kansas City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice environment, got a private room for a work gathering. The service was great and the prices were very reasonable for a high quality meal. Will be back!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    In town to see at show at the Music Hall. Had the 3 course meal and hubby had the mixed seafood grill. Risotto is to die for, the dinner was wonderful, cooked perfectly and Heather our server was spot on. Creme Brule’ delish. The restaurant was busy and filled in quickly after reopening at 4pm, it was very active with people enjoying themselves. Locals said this is the place for seafood in KC!! Perfect dinner, perfect experience!
  9. BM

    BillM

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Wife ordered crab legs and of the 3 crab legs she received each one half was cold and the other half was warm. All legs should have been warm temperatures.
  10. KO

    KeriO

    Kansas City

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    GREAT food and service!!!
  11. SO

    SherylO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I had dinner last night at the Bristol Seafood Restaurant Downtown prior to attending a performance at the Music Hall. We ordered the Seafood Mixed Grill. Everything was cooked perfectly. The salmon in particular was amazing! What made our evening so special, though, was the exceptional service we received from our server, Kosi. Kosi was professional, polite and welcoming. She was attentive but not intrusive. We have not had such good service since long before the Pandemic. Kudos to Kosi! We will be back.
  12. TM

    TraciM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We held a business meeting with four attendees. The Bristol team proactively sat us in a small private dining room at the back of the restaurant - this was something that we did not request with the initial reservation. This was an intuitive, proactive and unanticipated gesture provided by the hostess. The staff were all friendly, professional and knowledgeable. A great business lunch environment overall. Food was excellent. Server was extremely professional and delivered the utmost in customer service excellence.
  13. S

    Steve

    Omaha

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 22 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was very good and service was excellent. Recommended highly.
  14. GS

    GingerSnap

    Kansas City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 22 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a beautiful night so we sat on the patio and there was a band playing across the street which made the experience even better. The service was great and the food was amazing!
  15. BC

    BrianC

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    service was fantastic, and food/wine matched across all our entries. Can't wait to go back!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Portions were small
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 21 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The host went out of his way to make our dinner fabulous. There was a wreck on the highway that caused us to be 30 minutes late and we had to get to the show at 7:30. He found us a table and a server who delivered all our food and drinks in an extremely short period of time. The food was wonderful, as always, and we made it to the show on time. Thank you for such a great experience at Bristol’s.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Belated Father’s Day - before going to theater
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The cocktail drinks were not great which is disappointing given the type of restaurant it it.
  20. GW

    GenaW

    Kansas City

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Requested a table at a window. Bartender gave us excellent service. It was Fathers Say and all staff kind and welcoming. Downtown vibe
  21. HB

    HeatherB

    Kansas City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    Planned a nice Father's Day Sunday brunch only to find out upon arrival there was no brunch, the dinner menu was offered instead (it was 11:10 am). We would never had come if we had known and would have gone elsewhere. The hostess was kind and as we learned we were supposed to have received a call to tell us about the change, offered to comp us an appetizer. It was a welcomed gesture but still didn't make up for us wanting a nice brunch to celebrate Father's Day. To top it off, the food was lackluster and we walked away feeling like we had an expensive yet mediocre lunch. We won't be back.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was outstanding. We very much enjoyed our meal.
  23. F

    Foodbarius

    Kansas City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    The Bristol was an extraordinary dining experience for all of the wrong reasons. Sadly, The Bristol has become a shadow of its former self. The food has become mediocre, with obviously pre-formed steaks that all look the same, right down to the char marks appearing perfectly and identically applied by some unnatural mechanism. The side dishes were poorly prepared, mushy when supposed to be fluffy or crisp, cold, poorly heated, and even the bisque was watered down and curdled. Biscuits were about a third of the size that used to be. None of the six people at my table enjoyed their food, which we realized only after we all left half of it because it was so bad. Even with all of that, our service was what really ruined the night. Our waitress, D___ny, was OK early but obviously not engaged when we spoke to her, but after ordering, she disappeared until she brought the check. No drink refills, no opportunity for wine requests for dinner, nothing. And when she did bring our check, she charged someone else's dinner to our card, failed to apply a gift card I gave her, and then tried to charge us for the original bill even after she said she applied the gift card to the bill. I asked her to speak with me about the bill with a manager, and everyone at the table saw her go to a manager and just start freaking out about the situation. As I walked to the front to speak about it, I heard her complaining loudly behind the host desk about me being unsatisfied no matter what she did and complaining repeatedly. (I had only asked her to correct the check twice at the end of dinner after it showed us owing more than $100 more than we should have owed.) It was evident that the manager was expecting me to be an unruly jerk after her description, but when I explained, he was very calm and fixed the bill quickly and properly. I really do appreciate his help. If you are looking for the old Bristol's amazing food and service, Leawood still has a bit of it, but this location does not.
  24. P

    Paige

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was wonderful, and the drinks and seafood were fantastic. The sides and steak left a little to be desired for the price, but otherwise we had a great experience.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Enjoyed our date with friends. Our meals were excellent and the ambience never disappoints.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Went for a date with my wife. Great food, nice and clean restaurant. Wasn’t the fanciest thing in town but fit nicely as a Nice Date night location
  27. SK

    SK2022

    Kansas City

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was an excellent meal. My Alaskan salmon was the best fish I have had in a long time. The sides were the perfect complement. My wife had the steak and it was prepared to perfection. We will be back.
  28. JK

    JoeyK

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience2
    Had a reservation and had to be seated in the bar and had to wait.
  29. LD

    LawrenceD

    Kansas City

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Great food as always
  30. JC

    JayC

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My wife and I dined here for our 15 year anniversary and it was great. The pace is the service was great and food was tasty. I would go back again.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are from Denver and this was our second time to Bristol. We have family here in Kansas City, Lawrence and Topeka. This is a must. Great food, warm ambience and friendly, competent staff. Thank you Bristol!
  32. R

    Ralphy

    Kansas City

    155 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    155 reviews

    Dined on 7 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Bristol has outstanding food and service--we dine there regularly. The restaurant was short-staffed last night, but the service was still impeccable. Great scallops and crab cakes and fish options. Biscuits are incredibly delicious with the honey butter.
  33. SS

    SusanS

    Phoenix

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on 7 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had dinner with a friend before a concert.It was very good. I like the three course option-we both had the scallops and they were delicious.
  34. BB

    BethB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Seafood was exceptional and service was friendly and fast. Great place to eat with a wonderful atmosphere.
  35. A

    Anonymous

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Valet parking right out front, Hostess was very nice, Michael our waiter was kind, attentive, good sense of humor. The restaurant was nicely lit, and quiet for the amount of patrons. Food and drinks are pricey but that is what you get with good quality food in the Power & Light District of KC.
  36. FO

    FalissaO

    Kansas City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Very nice quiet place for a romantic dinner
  37. AP

    AlexP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    service was very good and timely--food was also very good; ate at 5:30PM- so not very crowded yet. overall good experience
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Business lunch meeting. Had a wonderful lunch with my usual crab cakes, only complaint was the asparagus tasted like it hadn’t been washed/chemicals. Everything else was great. Server was excellent and very respectful. Bristol is a staple in my book. Been coming to both KCMO & Leawood location for years.
  39. W

    Winedaddysr

    San Francisco

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Dined here twice in a two week visit to Kansas City. Excellent cocktails. Nice waitstaff and ambiance. The scallops and risotto are fantastic!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fayetteville

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 31 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food AND service! This was a do-over birthday celebration because we had such awful service from Fogo de Chao , and it was worlds better and more pleasant from start to finish.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Bristol Seafood + Steak + Social offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (816) 448-6007.

Bristol Seafood + Steak + Social is rated 4.5 stars by 5240 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

22:00


Google Map for Bristol Seafood + Steak + Social

51 East 14th Street Kansas City, MO 64106

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Between Main & Walnut

  • Area

    KC Power & Light District

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm; Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 2:00pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steak, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Valet

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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