I found this place to be clean and tucked away on a side street with a relaxed atmosphere. The several times I've eaten there.. I've never been disappointed. a neighborhood gem that's not near my neighborhood and finding myself traveling 30 minutes to enjoy.
form the coffee to appetizers to main course to desert. IT"S ALL GOOD. They serve wine & beer and have a good section ( no martinis, too bad) but don't I miss the martini once the servings start coming.
2/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very much enjoyed the restaurant,
Very much enjoyed the restaurant, ambience and most of the food. Appetizers could have been presented a bit nicer. Service was a tad slow for a large party like this. Had to ask to get things going. Once it got going, it was very enjoyable and now a great memory.
3/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was wonderful and
The food was wonderful and our server was very helpful.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Lamb was outstanding. Mussels
Lamb was outstanding. Mussels ver tasty. Great dinner overall and corkage reasonable.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Attended wine pairing 5 course
Attended wine pairing 5 course meal; had a great time. Food was really good, wines were simply outsanding! Great pours, from a very attentive staff. Would recommned without hesitation. We are going back for the next one!
5/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
My wife and I shared an appetizer and a salad. She had the shrimp risotto, and I had the rack of lamb. We shared apple pie. Restaurant is quiet enough for conversation. The food was superb.
While neither of us drank wine that night, the wine list is extensive.
Their bottled beer selection is very good. While I would like to see one or two styles added, they have are a beer to pair with your dinner.
5/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Definitely worth going back
Both diners had one of the best steak/fish they ever had. Superb, reasonably-priced wine list.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Cute and Cool
Cool dining patio. Food was excellent. Reasonably priced.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
We loved it
We thought we would try this place for our big group (8 girls who love their wine) based on a DineLA search by location and then a narrowing down by desserts- but I cannot rave enough about how amazing this food was. From the wine (Bogle) which was a new find for us and FANTASTIC with all of our meals, to our waiter... Every course was amazing and we could not have enjoyed it more! Such a find in this place-- we will definitely be going back!
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a great time people watching. Sports Center which helped give it a chill vibe. Waiter knew a good recommendation for wine pairing with my meal and left me alone to enjoy my food and book.
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Interesting menu, hometown feel
Main Street in El Segundo feels like a small town in the mid-west - a folksy, quiet blast-from-the-past. You would never know you're in LA. The staff made us feel welcome, the food was quite good, with unusual twists on comfort food standbys.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great chef at Second City Bistro, lovely atmosphere lots of locals attend. All of the staff are very attentive. On a normal night the food, wine, and staff are always superb.
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
"Can't miss El Segundo favorite"
From burgers and fries to rib eye this a place for all types of foodies. Tonight's Seafood Gumbo with rice was very good - I say that keeping in mind homemade is tough to beat because that's what's most familiar. The gumbo had a tasty robust sauce (not too thin or spicy) and all the sea was well represented with mussels, crab, shrimp and fish along with Andouille sausage and chicken. I had a heavy Pinot to round out the meal. My friend had one of the superb burgers and was thoroughly satisfied. Service was excellent (Sorry - I can't remember the servers name - he was bald) and the atmosphere is always friendly even when I've gone on my own and sat at the bar. "Give it a try."
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Randomly discovered this restaurant bc the wait at Houston's was too long. I searched on Open Table for available reservations ASAP, and thought we'd give this one a go bc it was close and the menu looked tantalizing. We were not disappointed. Nestled on a quiet st in El Segundo, this little gem was quietly celebrating its 10 year anniversary. Service was impeccable & the food made my South Bay Top 10 List. The filet mignon was reasonably priced and served w shrimp & veggies, cooked perfectly & well seasoned & juicy even w/o a fancy sauce. The mac & cheese side was TO DIE FOR. My friend also raved about the clam chowder. We were very sad that when the dessert menu came we were too full, because everything looked amazing. We will be back!!
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Good and Service
This is a wonderful place! The food and the atmosphere was great. Wonderful service with a top notch waiter made for a wonderful evening.We will definately come back.
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Classy and comfortable. Relaxing and soft music where friends can talk b
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Service and Food!
I have passed by this restaurant several times but never stopped in until last Saturday night. I had made reservations for two at 9:00pm and was surprised at how empty the restaurant was but excited to see what they had to offer. We had a great waiter who was very attentive, and very helpful when trying to make the hard decision of what to order. From the drinks to the appetizers and on the the entree we were blown away! The food was fantastic and the service phenomenal. I will recommend this retaurant to my friends and I will definitely be going back.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
My friend and I had a very fun and enjoyable evening. The food was tasty, the wine excellent, the service outstanding, and the ambience perfect.
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM