Bristol Seafood Grill
5400 W 119th St, Leawood, KS 66209, United States

Review №1

We had our wedding Luncheon recently for a party of 8 and we loved the food and service. The restaurant was kind enough to accommodate us even though we were late for more than 30minutes. They even allowed us to bring our own cake which they received and stored it for us and latee helped us serve. Food was excellent. Cauliflower appetizer is one of the best I ever had. The tacos were great as well. We will definitely go back again

Review №2

So good!! Went for my birthday and they offered us a private dining room and complimentary dessert for the occasion. Such a nice experience!

Review №3

Fantastic as always. Tried the lobster rolls for the first time. Even better than I expected.

Review №4

My cajun gumbo soup in a cup was near $9 and was not spicy or tasty in any way. I only ordered the soup appetizer because of the fact it was so expensive. When food is so expensive, I expect it to also be excellent in taste but that wasn't the case here. However, the waitress was very nice, attentive and personable.

Review №5

Enjoyed the a la carte brunch menu. Each dish we ordered was very tasty and service was friendly and efficient. The only set back was we were seated in a small corner table area for 5 people and there was literally no room to hold all the plates and drinks after ordering 2 dozen oysters.

Review №6

Seafood and the scene at this location is excellent. I was so stuffed. There was quick, helpful, and friendly service. Prices are reasonable I would say. Food is similar to a place in San Francisco I loved.

Review №7

Always amazing! Great service awesome food. It is a little pricey but very worth it. I go once a year for my birthday and even know the visits are a year apart they are very consistent.

Review №8

Great place for quality Seafood. Everyone at our table was glad to be there. Nothing but great experiences here. This place has a good feel to it.

Review №9

Excellent, fresh food. Server went out of his way to be pleasant and positive, even with a mask on. Crab cakes were cooked well, steak was tender and cooked as ordered. Lobster Mac and Cheese was quite good. Our take out packaging was well thought out and reheated well. A very nice experience!

Review №10

Best calamari hands down! The trout was superb with perfectly cooked certs and roasted potatoes to die for. Best seafood in town with a lovely outdoor eating area and great wine selections.

Review №11

Their lemongrass shrimp tacos are my absolute favorite shrimp tacos ever.They're topped with a chipotle dressing, pickled onions and jalapeños, and a mango/pineapple salsa. The combination of flavors is just perfect, with just the right amount of kick to it (not too spicy or overwhelming).The lobster bisque is a lovely consistency and flavorful.I had been to their location in O'Fallon, MO, before the whole Covid situation, and I have to say that the customer service is on point. And the quality of their food is amazing.If you want to try them out during the week, I'd suggest their happy hour specials.Reservations recommended.

Review №12

Food and service was amazing! Great anniversary.

Review №13

Service was very good. Food was above average. My expectations for food were high from this place but fell little short. Overall not a bad experience at all.

Review №14

Loved the surf and turf, perfectly cooked steak, lobster tail, calamarie. Have bedn downtown before bit this was our first time out South. Portions seemed larger and the management met every request i made. Waitress very good, came by very often, enjoyed the evening. Price wise, when you go upscale, expect to pay for it.

Review №15

I admire this venue a lot. It has a great ambiance. The meals are wonderful. the service is powerful and the personel is friendly. The pay is honest. I warmly recommend.

Review №16

We had a great dinner for our anniversary with a complimentary champagne toast! Bristol is great for us because he loves steak and I love seafood.

Review №17

Paradise amongst a pandemic. Thought I would try an upscale restaurant and Bristol's was the place! This place was fabulous! We were instantly seated due to our reservations. Our server, Nick was attentive and amazing. Felt his warm smile even through his facemask! It was very interesting seeing the cooks in the background. They weren't hidden behind a wall as normal, so you could see their cohesive teamwork and focus. I had the Joyce Farm mesquite chicken and I must say it was the best portion of chicken I can recall ever eating. My wife had the people's favorite Mixed Seafood grill, and she loved the taste and tenderness of each selection on her plate...To sum it all was a wonderful experience! I was so pleased that when I got home I immediately made reservations for our anniversary month (after a meal worthy nap of course)! Siskel and Ebert's two thumbs up night!

Review №18

The food and atmosphere super chill, definitely a nice place to have a great meal

Review №19

Fantastic food and service! This was among some of the most satisfying meals I have enjoyed.

Review №20

This spot is excellent and roomy, the meals was yummy and the prices were very inexpensive. fast, productive service and very welcoming staff. I recommend this place.

Review №21

To be honest, I was not overly impressed with the food or service. We went around 3:30 on a Saturday afternoon. It was fairly quiet. The waitress was ok but not very friendly. We asked a question about something on the menu and she gave a curt response. I ordered a cup of lobster bisque and a beet salad. My husband ordered the shrimp tacos. His meal was good. The lobster bisque was very watery and had no lobster in it at all. The beet salad was quite small with little to no flavor. The ambience felt a little dark and stuffy. There is no need for us to return any time in the near future. Disappointed

Review №22

1st time we've gone into a restaurant since late February. It was wonderful. The service & food were great.

Review №23

Excellent food and great service. Order the mix grill. It's yummy

Review №24

Went for our 27th wedding anniversary. Enjoyed the meal and the atmosphere. Our server was also excellent

Review №25

Great surf and turf, wonderful calamari, bloody mary great and excellent service

Review №26

Excellent quality food and service at a reasonable price.

Review №27

I love seafoods! And Bristol Seafood Grill is one of the place I like for seafood dishes. Always had a five star experience here, either lunch, dinner or happy hour. Excellent seafood dishes! Really good service, nice decor and atmosphere.

Review №28

The food was great as always and the restaurant was clean as always. The person that delivers the rolls was very polite. Unfortunately, we had a bad server. The first ever in over 20 years of visiting. The server was rude, acted irritated and didn't have it together. I probably over tipped but gave the benefit of the doubt that it was just someone having a bad day. Probably will be a bit before we return. I don't need someone to give us special attention, but when I spend 140 for two people, I don't expect an attitude.

Review №29

This was my first time to Bristol and I will absolutely be adding it to my restaurant rotation.First the biscuits were crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, almost like a cookie, very tasty.We then had the tempura shrimp roll as an appetizer. There was a high rice:other ingredients ratio, but they were super fresh and a great starter.I had the Seafood Mixed Grill which was an excellent sampler. As far as the seafood goes, everything was excellent and it came with a creole remoulade and mango tarter sauce that were both fabulous. The Yukon mash was probably the best mashed potatoes I've had at a restaurant, and I do not say that lightly. So creamy and full of flavor.My date had the shellfish cioppino which, I tried the mussels and they were extremely tender and the sauce was amazing.The dessert menu had lots of options, but we were unfortunately too full to try. But it gives us a reason to return.Service was excellent. Our server was attentive and knowledgeable about the menu.Very good experience.

Review №30

Great service, wonderful food. Beautiful atmosphere.

Review №31

Great place to eat seafood is lovely and calamari is great

Review №32

I made a reservation to celebrate my husband's birthday here recently and we loved everything about this place. The table had confetti and a complimentary dessert birthday card. The food was excellent, the service was fantastic, and the atmosphere is perfect. This is a great place to celebrate special occasions.

Review №33

Thank you for a wonderful wedding anniversary meal. Service and food was wonderful.

Review №34

Great. Service was prompt but not pushy, we got a reservation via Google, which was honoured. I would have loved an oyster-based main dish, but no such luck. My seafood mix dish was great, my bride's salmon was great. The photos are a unique, if off, bubbly drink, and the creme bruleé.

Review №35

The food and service were both fantastic. I had the salmon with asparagus and potatoes and my partner had lobster. Fresh biscuits and herb butter were brought to our table. Restrooms were clean, but out of towels. The two of us were sat at a quite large tall table in the middle of the room which was a bit awkward. Other than that, great experience. I love Bristols food and especially the sirloin during restaurant week. I had an issue with my meal this time and the amazing manager, Zara, went out of her way to make it right and was very friendly. That made a huge difference in my experience and I will continue to return to the downtown location because of it.

Review №36

Great service and food was excellent especially the steaks and wine

Review №37

Today we went for their Sunday brunch. The food was delicious as always. However, the service , if you could even call it that was lackluster at best. We were sat pretty quickly upon our arrival however it did take a minute for our server to greet us. We had butter brought to the table but no biscuits. We hit up the buffet and as I said the food was delicious. About halfway through our meal we had finished our drinks and needed some refills. I ended up going to the bathroom and back through the buffet and got back to the table and we still had not received any refills and my partner then had to ask another server for some more. He then proceeded to bus a table and overloaded the amount of plates he thought he could carry and dropped them all on the floor by our table. Overall just poor awareness and attentiveness. And where is a manager doing any table touches to check on guests?? This was supposed to be a treat for us today and it has completely ruined our experience... Especially at the $$$ you are paying. Probably won't be back for a while.

Review №38

Ordered 2 take home seafood boil kits for the 4th. It was amazing, The instructions were clear and everything was so fresh and they gave you an abundance of real food my guest loved it.

Review №39

Everything delicious, on point, never a fail , In my 12 or so experiences

Review №40

Had the crabcakes, apple slaw and roasted potatoes. AMAZING! Great Vibes! Perfect for small or large parties. Walked in without a reservation, casual dining.

Review №41

Took my sweetie to the Bristol for her Birthday Dinner. It's always a great time but Birthday's at the Bristol are extra special. A complimentary entree and a free dessert. How could you pass up the Carrot Cake. Thank You to KC our server for making it a really big deal. She was Great.

Review №42

Always great service and wonderful food. Staff was doing everything possible to keep the place clean and safe.

Review №43

The waitress was wonderful and the food was great. Will be going back! We had the swordfish, seafood mixed grill, firecracker cauliflower, 1/2 dozen daily oysters and crème brûlée. Amazing!

Review №44

Great food, great service. Loved our visit!

Review №45

Our first visit and everything we ordered was delicious! The waitperson was so friendly and personable! We'll be back for sure

Review №46

Have you ever met someone who was just breathtaking and you were excited for the experience of the first date? Then as the date continues you realize they're very bland and boring? Yeah, that's the food. They have good biscuits though. But they only bring you one at a time.Also,My dates review was“There was a lot of old people there so maybe their taste buds are just dead.”

Review №47

We sat outside. Had a wonderful time just being out. Food was great as always. Plus service was the best.

Review №48

Great food and good service.

Review №49

Delicious menu items from top to bottom of the menu. The complimentary biscuits are fantastic. Staff is always professional. Dining here always feels special.

Review №50

My husband and I ate here Monday. We both ordered the mixed grill dinner. There was sand or something gritty on the scallops. Our food was not hot. I wouldn't let my husband complain because I figured we would get judged since we came in wearing casual clothes. Our bill was over $90 and a big disappointment. We both enjoy seafood however we definitely did not get our money's worth.

Review №51

Best seafood in KC and a great happy hour with good and beverage specials. Their mussels are the best!

Review №52

Variety of menu and excellent service made for a memorable first visit. Their protocols in today's environment made us feel completely safe and comfortable.

Review №53

I've sampled many of their seafood dishes, and they've all been absolutely delicious. They also make a delicious crème brûlée. Quite a few restaurants in this area get it so wrong.

Review №54

Dinner was fantastic. Great menu options, fresh food, fabulous taste. On top of that, Bristol has gone out of the way to practice safe hygiene, protect diners, and yet provide attentive and caring service.

Review №55

Very good! Great service

Review №56

The food was amazing. Service was fantastic. Very lovely place for a dinner date.

Review №57

Matt E is the best, he is taking such great care of us. Such a great atmosphere. This is a place we will recommend and revisit time and again.

Review №58

Seafood mixed grill is amazing and large enough for 2 adults.

Review №59

I recently had my first experience with Bristol Seafood Grill. I was here to attend a work lunch meeting, and while I absolutely love seafood, I typically avoid it at restaurants simply because of how landlocked we are. There is no need to avoid Bristol Seafood Grill. As a table we shared plump and delicious crab cakes as well as perfectly fried calamari for our appetizers, I personally started my meal with the Lobster Bisque, and while i feel like it could have had just a tad more seasoning to it, it was still rather delicious. The rock star on a plate however was the PERFECTLY grilled swordfish served with the honey and sriracha carrots and Parmesan crusted potatoes. Swordfish is one of my favorite meals, and this plate was of food was so perfectly cooked, seasoned, and plated. I loved every bite.

Review №60

The Copper River Salmon was delicious! We also had the Firecracker cauliflower as an appetizer....spicey but good...but the homemade biscuits and honey butter were absolutely off ..the...chain!!!

Review №61

Service was great. We reserved a table for seven and they had a nice little room that can easily handle eight comfortably. Turns out this is a great brunch option! Freshly made waffles, warm foods including variety of eggs, bacon, jumbulea. Nice choice of cold options like fish, shrimp cocktail, and fruit. We really enjoyed it!

Review №62

We went there during restaurant week, and had a full course meal. I have to say the waiter offered a great service and was very kind to us. Their biscuits were fresh and absolutely delicious along with their sweetened butter spread. I ordered their clam chowder and it was about okay, I felt it had more celery or veggies than clams, it could probably be my portion as well. I also ordered a salmon with risotto; and it was cooked perfectly. However, if I were to order the same entree at regular menu price; I don't think it would be fair price. I felt lucky that I was able to try this place during the restaurant week, since their regular menu pricing is very high. However, my wife ordered crab cakes for entree and I have to say it was about average and she fell sick next day. Or else I would have probably given a 3.5 star for this place.

Review №63

Bristol is always a go to when we want seafood! I love coming to Bristol for special occasions. This trip we went for a friends birthday and had a handwritten card and our table decorated. We will definitely keep Bristol in our rotation and always consider them for our special occasions.

Review №64

The food was good and the customer service was superb but I don't get all the hype about it.

Review №65

We were celebrating a friend's birthday. I had a reservation. We were seated immediately. Our table was decorated and a card with birthday wishes and a complimentary dessert awaited us. It server was efficient and knowledgeable regarding the evening menu choices. Our food was beautifully plated and delicious. A great place to get seafood and delicious desserts.

Review №66

I think covid has diminished the menu. No oysters

Review №67

It was absolutely wonderful. Didnt know salmon could be that good.

Review №68

Super food. Great happy hour. I will come back. Christian was the best server ever. When I come back I will want to be in his section!

Review №69

Great meal, great service and good wine list

Review №70

You should try their carrot cake! It's soooo good!

Review №71

Really great and better than the one downtown

Review №72

Had a great appetizer there and crab cake was fresh and nicely prepared. Recommended!

Review №73

Where to start. The fantastic atmosphere? The incredibly trained staff? The magnificent food? It was the whole package and John, our server was amazing. If you haven't gone, make plans to do so.

Review №74

Great food and atmosphere! Love the biscuits!

Review №75

Visited for the first time for a work lunch. Food was delicious and our server was friendly and helpful. I was surprised at the freshness of the fish seeing as we are in the Midwest. Lunch specials were great.

Review №76

Good food. Okay service.

Review №77

Very nice restaurant. The food is pretty good. However they say no steak is as good as when you cook it yourself. The location is great and we always get a spot when we walk in with no res.

Review №78


Review №79

Happy hour visit for a quick drink and bite. Happy hour Scampi and sliders were average.

Review №80

Excellent service, fantastic food and and awesome martini's!!! Highly recommend.

Review №81

Always a good meal.... biscuits and Guinness. Then, fine food!

Review №82

In a city known for its beef I highly value such a high quality fresh seafood restaurant. Food, service and ambiance are among the best in the metro. Always a great special event or just a drink with a friend.

Review №83

Response to Phil: Phil, I appreciate you taking the time to reach out regarding my 3-star review. I generally do not leave marginal reviews, however the last two or three times we've been to Bristol, the items we have ordered have been average at best, low on seafood meat, and generally bland. Even her crab legs were not a knock-out. Bristol has been our go-to place for special annual celebrations for years, but with the prices that we now feel are high for the quality of food we have received, we're considering finding a new place for our really special outings.Would you still like a call?Update - I did receive a generous gift certificate from Phil, one of the restaurant managers I am planning on returning for dinner at Bristol Seafood Grill this Friday!

Review №84

Love the ambiance and the seafood is always well prepared, vegetable sides always perfect!!!

Review №85

Great atmosphere and amazing food and service!

Review №86

Ordered the shrimp tacos , great taste . The place is quite trendy and nice . A must visit in Leawood for seafood lovers

Review №87

This rating is a rarity in that I just don't give out many 5 star reviews. But the evening we spent at the Bristol was pure delight. I made an online reservation admitting that we were celebrating an anniversary. Not expecting much more than a nod to the occasion, we were taken aback when they welcomed us with a happy anniversary and led us to our specially decorated table. The ensuing meal and complimentary dessert were wonderful. The beramundi, halibut and lobster mac were all superb. Nick the server was fun and efficient and the food was timely and good. I can't remember a better time in a restaurant. Our gratitude for a memorable evening is heartfelt. They have earned our intention to make a visit there for special occasions an regular event.

Review №88

Great seafood selection. Perfect ambiance and great service. Great for a business dinner or date night!

Review №89

Great server--Nick. Attentive and friendly. Food was great.

Review №90

I love going to the Bristol. Their dinner is amazing, no matter what I order. I enjoy their complimentary biscuits with butter. Servers are always friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. They have a great happy hour, too.Their brunch can be hit or miss- it's pricey, and they don't have as much selection as they used to (I miss their variety of sweet breads/pastries and cold fish). Their pasta dishes are good, but they are not as high quality and fresh as they are when you order them off the menu at dinner. Dessert buffet and waffles are amazing, and worth the trip alone. I usually only go to their brunch when I get a coupon, just because sometimes it's not worth it for the price.

Review №91

It's important to find times when their jazz band will be there because the area is too small for a band and my ears hurt. I thought they'd never take a break and when they finally took a break, it wasn't long enough so find out what nights they play and avoid being seated anywhere in or around the bar. We've lived on both coasts and our daughter is stationed in Hawaii. We know good seafood and the Bristol is one of our favorite restaurants. The ambiance is nice and sitting at the bar used to be nice. I'd have given it 5 stars but they've ruined the bar and seating around and behind the bar with the "jazz band" Unless you want to leave with ringing ears and a scratchy throat because you had to scream to be heard over the music, ask to be seated as far away as possible. No restaurant should try to shove a band into such a small area. Fortunately, I had earplugs. That jazz band has kept me from going back.

Review №92

My first experience at Bristol was fantastic. My mom recommended it as a birthday meal and she brought me here because it's her favorite place to dine. My waiter, Christian, was beyond pleasant. I could easily see myself being his friend. He made me feel so peaceful, and confident. This is not to say I am inexperienced. I have eaten fine food in many restaurants and I know how I like my steak. However, Christian worked like a man who works in a good kitchen should. I was always attended to, my drink was full and tasted delicious and timing was impeccable. I actually did order the steak and lobster which were both fantastic and my sides were paired wonderfully. I had a nice creme brulee for dessert and couldn't thank Bristol enough for the pleasant experience. Will definitely return.

Review №93

The food is constantly fresh and tasty, cashiers hands out excellent customer service. I really like the cleanliness and vibes. Will visit here again.

Review №94

Great tasting food at good prices. Polite friendly staff.

Review №95

One of my wife's favorite places. My first visit was for brunch after church with Patty. The food was great, but evenings are even better. Some of the best seafood in KC. Loved the crab cake. My wife is partial to the lobster.

Review №96

Had the Mongchong. It was delicious. Quality of food and drink is very high. The sides were good, but just that. Nothing crazy or anything. It's a good place for a nice night out, but expect the bill to reflect that

Review №97

Bristol will always be my favorite brunch spot in the city. The Leawood location is fantastic, the only thing you want to keep in mind is it is usually busy every weekend. You will want to make a reservation pretty much every time, even if it is only done the night before.

Review №98

Didnt realize you need to have a reservation when coming here. Update to the response from the owner: then maybe you should have a word with your receptionists. We came in with blue jean attire. She specifically told us that it was reservation only and that we could sit at the bar top if any seats were open. What's sad is someone gave us 100 dollars in gift certificates to this place and we wanted to give it a go. Because of the way we were treated at the door we threw them away as we walked out the door and wont return.

Review №99

Special place great service.

Review №100

Great food, great service ( as usual !)

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4.6 Rating
  • Address:5400 W 119th St, Leawood, KS 66209, United States
  • Site:
  • Phone:+1 913-663-5777
  • American restaurant
  • Seafood restaurant
  • Bar
  • Fine dining restaurant
Working hours
  • Monday:11AM–9PM
  • Tuesday:11AM–9PM
  • Wednesday:11AM–9PM
  • Thursday:11AM–9PM
  • Friday:11AM–10PM
  • Saturday:11AM–10PM
  • Sunday:11AM–9PM
Service options
  • Curbside pickup:Yes
  • Delivery:Yes
  • Dine-in:Yes
  • No-contact delivery:Yes
  • Outdoor seating:Yes
  • Takeout:Yes
Health & safety
  • Mask required:Yes
  • Staff wear masks:Yes
  • Staff get temperature checks:Yes
  • Fireplace:Yes
  • Great coffee:Yes
  • Great dessert:Yes
Popular for
  • Lunch:Yes
  • Dinner:Yes
  • Solo dining:Yes
  • Wheelchair accessible entrance:Yes
  • Alcohol:Yes
  • Beer:Yes
  • Cocktails:Yes
  • Coffee:Yes
  • Comfort food:Yes
  • Happy hour drinks:Yes
  • Happy hour food:Yes
  • Hard liquor:Yes
  • Healthy options:Yes
  • Small plates:Yes
  • Vegetarian options:Yes
  • Wine:Yes
Dining options
  • Lunch:Yes
  • Dinner:Yes
  • Catering:Yes
  • Dessert:Yes
  • Bar onsite:Yes
  • High chairs:Yes
  • Restroom:Yes
  • Cozy:Yes
  • Romantic:Yes
  • Upscale:Yes
  • Groups:Yes
  • Tourists:Yes
  • Lunch reservations recommended:Yes
  • Dinner reservations recommended:Yes
  • Accepts reservations:Yes
  • Usually a wait:Yes
  • Debit cards:Yes
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