The History of a Louisville Original
The Bristol grew up with Louisville. And we’re proud to be part of this great community! The Bristol Bar & Grille opened its first location on Bardstown Road in the heart of the Highlands in September 1977, and it quickly became a favorite local dining destination. Louisvillians came from all over town to enjoy The Bristol’s aged choice steaks, pasta, fresh seafood, salads, sandwiches, appetizers–including our famous Green Chili Wontons—an award-winning wine list, and extensive beer and beverage selection. So many of you came to The Bristol, in fact, that The Bristol started coming to you!
- Since 1983, Bristol Catering has brought our unique culinary flair and professional service to business and social events of all sizes and types.
- In 1983, The Bristol supported Louisville’s exciting downtown resurgence by opening a second restaurant in The Kentucky Center for Arts. (In 2002, we moved to our current, larger downtown location at 614 West Main Street.)
- In 1995, we opened our third location on North Hurstbourne Parkway. And, in 2006, a fourth location opened on Timber Ridge Drive in Prospect.
- In 2008, a fifth full-service Bristol location opened in the Sheraton Hotel in Jeffersonville, Indiana. Today, wherever you live, work, or play, there’s a Bristol nearby where you can enjoy lunch or dinner daily, served by our friendly, attentive staff in an elegant but casual, relaxed atmosphere. Every location features outdoor seating and an award-winning Sunday Brunch. In fact, over the years, The Bristol has won more “Best of Louisville” awards than any other dining establishment. We are also proud to support the Louisville arts community by showcasing local artists’ works at every location. Thirty years after opening its doors, The Bristol remains one of the area’s premier dining destinations and a true Louisville original—thanks to you!