Second Story - Hotel Belamar
Second Story - Hotel Belamar
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  • Address:
    3501 Sepulveda Blvd
    Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
    Neighborhood:
    Manhattan Beach / Hermosa Beach
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $30 and under

Second Story - Hotel Belamar

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.secondstoryrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 3107500312
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast Buffet ONLY: All Days: 6:30am - 10:30am; CLOSED FOR LUNCH Dinner: All Days: 5:00pm - 10:00pm Bar open daily at 4:00 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Vania Almeida
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Private dining rooms are available through the Sales and Catering offices.
  • Private Party Contact: Sales Office 3107500331
  • Special Events: DAILY- Happy Hour 4pm-7pm. Appetizer Specials & $4 Wells/Drafts/House Wine! Mondays: Corkage Free 7:30-10PM Thursdays: Taco Specials 7-9pm Fridays: 50% off all wines Saturdays: Buy 2 entrees get a bottle of house wine 7:30-10pm ( 2 bottle limit per table ) Sundays: Weekend Recap - Happy Hour Pricing all night!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Rosecrans
  • Public Transit: Metro Bus stop location on the corner of Rescans & Sepulveda...directly in front of the hotel.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary Valet Parking offered!
A word from Second Story - Hotel Belamar
Don’t just go out to eat, go for the total experience! Start with our amazing menu comprised of Americana inspired comfort food with a twist. Relish in our custom hand-crafted drinks, carefully selected wine menu from around the globe and fantastic happy hour with $4 wells and drafts from 4:00pm -7:00pm daily. Take in our striking mid-century modern decor and finally realize the savings with prices you can actually afford! Second Story Restaurant is sure to become your favorite new "hidden" hot spot in the heart of Manhattan Beach! FREE Valet parking is provided.
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Second Story - Hotel Belamar reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Wow, what a surprise
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 9/11/2011
    Wow, what a surprise. No curb appeal, thought about driving by... Until we walked in the door. Cool cat kinda place, interesting and unusual food pairings. Great happy hour pricing. Great quality, good portions. Definitely amneighborhood favorite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • We loved this restaurant.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 9/5/2011
    We loved this restaurant. I can't recommend it highly enough.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We went for breakfast and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/26/2011
    We went for breakfast and except for the non existent service, we had a wonderful time.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lots of ambience at the bar,
    diversediner
    Dined on 8/20/2011
    Lots of ambience at the bar, where you can get appetizers as well as dinner. Happy Hour is very reasonable and drinks were a generous pour. We also had dinner and the choices and prices as well as the service was excellent. It was a birthday and the restaurant presented not only a dessert but a little "gift" bag that had a small bottle of bubbly.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, and reasonable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/19/2011
    Great food, and reasonable wine list. Had very attentive waitress that let us sample some wines before ordering. Tough ambiance though(part of a hotel). Very pleased and would certainly go back
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  • we went for happy hour and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/12/2011
    we went for happy hour and it was nice. they have a small selection of items from appetizer, main entree to dessert - but it was good. my husband had the chicken wings (weren't wings - just the meat in a weird tasting-salty flavor)-we wouldn't recommend that. but the fish & chips i had was good, and so was our friend's chipotle burger. they are still pricey for $8 each after 50% it sure is better than paying for its original price. selected wine & beer is $4/glass. but what i did like the best was the fact that it was not filled with loud & obnoxious people + it was not crowded. if you like a place to have a few drinks and to be able to talk during happy hour.......this would be it.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The service was excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/5/2011
    The service was excellent and the Ribeye was delicious, perfectly cooked. Received the cupcakes as my birthday dessert - very good. Love the beet side, everyone's meals were yummy. Happy hour is really loud because the bar area is next to the dining and the space is completely open, so dinner conversation can be difficult.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Weird set-up and lighting.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/29/2011
    Weird set-up and lighting. The food was good enough, but I expected more after having heard some great reviews. On previous occasions we weren't able to make reservations on account of how busy they were. This time around the restaurant was empty, no reservations needed what so ever. On a Friday night... makes you wonder.
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  • Best Boulibase
    xoxoVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2011
    this is an above average hotel restuarant..we've been wanting to stop in and we are very happy we did, all our food was excellent, as was our server, unfortunetly she was for the most part working alone which made for uneven/slow service from the kitchen..my wife thought the boulibase was one of the best she's ever had..try this place out, you won't be disappointed
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  • Always good, Have a new happy
    JoeTVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2011
    Always good, Have a new happy hour menu which is good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Rib eye was great. It was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/8/2011
    Rib eye was great. It was a great experience. Would have never tried the restauraunt bought we happened to be staying at the hotel. We had the baked brie, would have ordered it for dessert, next time. We also had the shrimp and mushroom rissotto, excellent. Shrimp bisque, tart but went great with the Indian bread. The Rib eye cap was unbelievable. We also took the breaded pudding back to the room and ingested that in the late evening with a whiskey. Over all Yum.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Because of a late arrival
    MarieHeleneVIP
    Dined on 7/1/2011
    Because of a late arrival at the hotel The Belamar, we had dinner at Second Story restaurant. What a great surprise! The food was excellent; well prepared, well presented and very tasty. The service was very friendly and overall we had a great experience. Very recommended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find
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  • Definitely a Neighborhood Gem
    WilliamMLaterVIP
    Dined on 6/17/2011
    Although we live just a few blocks away we had not eaten at Second Story until we recently read that the food is better than you would expect. We tried the restaurant last Friday and we definitely agree that is compares with anything in the South Bay. I had a Wedge Salad and the sliced Rib Eye and my wife had the stuffed tomato and the Salmon Salad. Everything we really good. My Rib Eye was nice quality and prepared perfectly. Also on Friday their wine list is half priced. We had a really nice Hirsch M Pinot which at $36 was less than it costs retail. The service was outstanding as well. The decor is very low key but it kind of works with the overall ambiance of a neighborhood restaurant. We will absolutely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Came here after searching
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/17/2011
    Came here after searching for restaurants on yelp and I was pleasantly surprised. The pancetta wrapped pork ternderloin as succulent and I couldn't help myself from finishing everything. The blue cheese mashed potatoes were creamy but I didn't taste any blue cheese specifically. Had the meatball sliders for an appetizer and those were pretty tasty as well (three per order). The chef even sent out a complimentary appetizer - curried eggplant (among other things) on a fried pita chip. Last but not least, the banana bread dessert was warm and delicious. My friend had the steak and chocolate lava cake and enjoyed his meal as well. It's a good happy hour if you get here before 7.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The decor is 60s bar scene,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 6/16/2011
    The decor is 60s bar scene, but we got a table off to the side. Food was very good. We got a tasty curry flavored amuse, didn't get appetizers. Bread is good. Started with a cream of asparagus soup-very tasty. The entrees were top sirloin (cooked correctly) 1/2 lobster tail (little dry) with grilled asparagus risotto cake (crispy, little thick tasting) wild mushrooms & demi-glaze (very good)-over all the dish was yummy. Grilled Atl. salmon (moist, cooked perfectly) with gr/wh asparagus and balsamic cream sauce. Our sides: Portobella Smashed Potatoes (tasty, but little dry) and Roasted Beets & Brussel Sprouts Leaves (delicious, leaves were crispy, salty,added just the right touch). Bread Pudding dessert was ok. Definitely would try again.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Although in daylight the room
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/29/2011
    Although in daylight the room looks a bit like a coffee shop, and the view is of just a residential neighborhood, as night falls and the room darkens, it becomes somehow cozy. The 1960s design of the hotel has nostalgic appeal for someone who grew up in the 60s. Free valet parking is almost unheard of today! As we passed the front desk of the hotel, they offered us each a complementary drink. Service in the restaurant was very good. But the best part - the food! The week before, we had eaten at one of the hottest, trendy "foody" restaurents in L.A. For a fraction of the cost, we had far better food at the Second Story! And much nicer service, as well! We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had a wonderful time, food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/22/2011
    We had a wonderful time, food was great and decor was very retro. Fun spot!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was excellent and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/26/2011
    The food was excellent and service was very attentive. We had a great night!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • It's located on the corner
    RaulVIP
    Dined on 3/12/2011
    It's located on the corner of Rosecrans and Sepulveda in Manhattan Beach, so its centrally located to shopping and movies. Its a nice mix of bar and restaurant. A little noisy when we got there, but settled down as the night got late. Large tables for 6 to 8 have pillows and overhead lighting that's nice. Free valet parking at the hotel. Food was good and presented well. Wine can be ordered in half glass portions for wine tasting.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Cozy Chic Neighborhood Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 2/18/2011
    I was really impressed with the quality and portions of food at that the Belamar. I had a hard time figuring out what I wanted because there were so many choices but the shrimp bisque and chicken were delicious! I recommend this restaurant if you want a cozy chic dinner with an intimate group of friends or for date night. Can't wait to try the mac n' cheese next!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Second Story - Hotel Belamar
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/2/2011
    Second Story - Hotel Belamar was a beautiful restaurant with a lot of energy. The food was delicious, I had the skirt steak and cheesecake for desert. The wine list had a lot to choose from. The only flaw was the service. It was slow most of the night.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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  • Pleasantly suprised at how
    WolfEdmanVIP
    Dined on 1/26/2011
    Pleasantly suprised at how much we enjoyed Second Story. Food was tasty, well prepared, attaractively served. Ambience was much to my liking.....comfortable, casual, and they played appropriate dining music (one of my pet peeves is loud, beat-driven music over dinner). Service was enthusiastic. Seating was a mix of chairs and comfortable couches. All four members of our dining party gave it high marks and plan to return. I've heard they have a very nice happy hour as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We had a wonderful parsnip
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/25/2010
    We had a wonderful parsnip soup and crab cake for appetizers. We each had the halibut and it was delicious. We had a chocolate lavender desert and a bread pudding...both excellent. The service was perfect. I would recommend this restaurant for the atmosphere, food and service highly.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
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  • I highly recommend the Second
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/17/2010
    I highly recommend the Second Story. We were a graduation party of 6 with reservations at 10 PM. We were late and they kept the kitchen open just for us. The food was fantastic and then there was dessert. If you like chocolate then you must have the fondue for dessert. Best dessert I have ever had and I have had many!
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  • Food is good and the happy
    JoeTVIP
    Dined on 12/15/2010
    Food is good and the happy hour is a good happy hour as well. The service is lacking.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It's normally quiet when I
    Standclr
    Dined on 12/8/2010
    It's normally quiet when I go but this last time there was a Christmas party and fire alarms going off. I hope that was a 1-time issue.
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  • The service was slow this
    JoeTVIP
    Dined on 12/8/2010
    The service was slow this time I believe they did not have enough servers due to the holidays. Food was very good. Service is usually good.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We had a really nice dinner.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/4/2010
    We had a really nice dinner. Our waitress was super friendly, the bartender was very accommodating, & the food was lovely, with very generous portions at decent prices. The cocktail menu leaves something to be desired, but the bar is well stocked, & the bartender is not averse to experimenting. Particularly notable were the mussels, steamed & served in a large bowl with broth.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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  • We (party of four) celebrated
    sittingbytheriver
    Dined on 11/25/2010
    We (party of four) celebrated Thanksgiving dinner at Second Story. This was our first visit. We ordered before dinner drinks, which were fabulous, including a special thanksgiving martini that was very tasty. The thanksgiving meal included butternut squash soup, turkey, yam puree, potatoes, vegetables, stuffing, gravy, and almond-crusted apple tart for dessert. all this for $19.95. We couldn't believe it. Beautiful presentation, gracious service, unique and delicious food, and more-than-reasonable prices. I haven't been this impressed by a restaurant in years. Go.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • My boyfriend and I came here
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/1/2010
    My boyfriend and I came here to celebrate our anniversary. Needless to say, I was extremely disappointed. The food was mediocre at best. Their caesar salad was tasteless. The dressing tasted nothing like caesar salad dressing, and the lettuce was old. My shrimp and linguine pasta was advertised on the menu has being in a white wine sauce with a hint of vanilla, and the vanilla was so overpowering, I felt like I was eating a candle. I couldn't eat half of it, and my boyfriend's steak that he ordered medium came out well past well-done. The vegetables on his dish were completely oversalted, and the macaroni and cheese was burnt. The only thing they got right were the cocktails. Service barely met friendly. Again, I was very disappointed.
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  • I am from San Diego and not
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/28/2010
    I am from San Diego and not familiar with the area. I came up to pick up my fiancee from LAX and was looking for a nice quiet place where we could reconnect after a long seperation. 2nd Story was perfect. It was not too loud and the seating was very comfortable. The waitress took excellent care of us and we had a great experience. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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  • Great Happy Hour and Daily
    kjb27flw
    Dined on 10/27/2010
    Great Happy Hour and Daily specials. Great ambiance!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • very good and excellent service!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/19/2010
    very good and excellent service! Would absolutely go here again!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our book club meets at this
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 9/29/2010
    Our book club meets at this restaurant once a month. We really love the 1/2 price wine on Wednesday nights, and the food is really good too. Unfortunately, the service is terribly spotty and tends to be slow. In addition, when we showed up on Wed night they couldn't find our reservation at first, and they had seated a bunch of parties of 2 at big tables, leaving no big tables for our party of 7. They finally moved a party of two that they had just seated, but it was a little annoying. Our waitress that night was incredibly nice (I've had her before), but I think there is not enough waitstaff, because service tends to be very slow. We would have ordered dessert on Wed, but we had already been there for 2 hours and were out of time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lots of different menu options...al
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 9/11/2010
    Lots of different menu options...all delicious!!! Will definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My second trip and wish I'd
    LocalGrazer
    Dined on 8/3/2010
    My second trip and wish I'd returned earlier. Food was really good - ahi tartare FRESH, cool, and only could have been improved by adding a couple of extra wonton chips and a little more wasabe cream. Servers very attentive and nice. I like the ambience - relaxing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dined here while staying at
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/27/2010
    Dined here while staying at the hotel and loved both our lunches and dinners. Great service and smart, interesting food ... quite a treat!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
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  • There was no one available
    Casualdiner
    Dined on 7/25/2010
    There was no one available to greet us at the entrance to the restaurant. After several minutes of waiting, we walked into the restaurant and approached the lady behind the bar. She told us to just find someplace to sit because it was 'just her' in the restaurant that evening. She took our drink orders. A few minutes later, someone else (I think he was a busboy) asked us what we wanted to drink. This means there was no communication or coordination between the bar lady and the busboy. The bar lady took our food order. Food was okay - neither good nor bad. Roasted beet salad was mediocre. Chicken Rollatine was okay, not great. I am not eagerly anticipating the next visit.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Upon arrival, there is no
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 7/18/2010
    Upon arrival, there is no one to check in with - just a sign that says to pick a table and seat yourself. The decor is very nice, but most of the tables were for groups of six. The guests in the restaurant were very loud and did not care if they were annoying anyone by making unnecessary noise. The food is very good and the service friendly. They had special half-price promos on the wine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was delicious. The
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/8/2010
    The food was delicious. The most of the appetizers were a bit expensive for the portion size.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet