Second Story Restaurant & Liquor Bar

4.5
402 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
"Experience a World-class Best Restaurant in Scottsdale, Driven by Passion and Storytelling. Revealing Unique Ingredients and Fine Whiskey, Making This the Backbone of the Second Story Dining Experience. Allow Us to Guide You Through a Thoughtful Look Inside the Art of Savory, Modern American Cuisine and Perfectly Crafted Cocktails."

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Experiences

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Explore unique dining experiences for every mood—from prix-fixe menus to can't-miss promotions.

Special menus

  • Whisky Tasting

    Starting Aug 25, 2020
    Whiskey Tasting with bartender. $80 per person. 6 different whiskey's offered

Offers

$1 Oysters all day Wednesday

Starting Aug 26, 2020 · Wed - Thu 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Join us every Wednesday for $1 oysters flown in by Chula Seafood

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 402 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.6
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4.2
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76% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fabulous place to relax and enjoy great food and drinks. Lori is the perfect hostess to a lovely evening.

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OmarS
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food, service and ambiance. But tables and seating are very close together .

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience5

We accidentally left the customer receipt at table and the waiter took it upon themselves to put $300 as a tip on
$130 bill. We called the manager to correct 2 times and they never bothered to call back. We fixed situation through the bank but really unfortunate they never called back to resolve the issue

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MariaE
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place. Great food.
This was only place available when I was booking a week in advance.
However they have a 1,5 hour time limit to stay at your table. So basically you can eat and leave. That's probably why they had table available :/ Understandable during the Covid.

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KaitlinK
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Food was really good - we had the pork chop and some apps and oysters but it didn't make up for the poor service. Our waiter was totally tuned out, took our plates before we were finished, didn't let us finish our order each time he came to the table so we ended up ordering everything one dish at a time, didn't ask if we wanted another round of drinks, etc.

Probably would have come back for the food if the service was better...

Also, no one in the kitchen was wearing a mask and the tables were super close together.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Organized a birthday for a friend. Was a good experience overall, service could have been a little better as I we were waiting for a few drinks, but drinks were good and we enjoyed the experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall1food1service5ambience5

We have been going to second story for years just for the grilled cheese, along with many other people we know who share the same feelings about it. Our friend was in town so we made a reservation at second story JUST to get the grilled cheese. When we sat down the menu didn’t have the grilled cheese or anything that we typically order. When we asked the waitress, she said that while it is on the website, they are locked out of their website so they can’t change it online, but they don’t have all the necessary ingredients on it (bread and cheese?). Surprising considering they have steak and octopus so you think they would have bread and cheese..... they also took the burger and salad we liked off the menu. Overall it was super unprofessional and we ended up leaving.

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vipJohn
Chicago
48 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Staff was very nice. Everything else just okay. Very, very expensive for bar food and drinks

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vipReneeH
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From start to finish everything was fabulous. The drinks were perfect and the food was amazing.

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MeganW
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing!!!!

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vipgrod
Phoenix
151 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

It was ok the ambience is great the was average the drinks well prepared

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vipVLW2020
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The KFC cauliflower and roasted chicken are both outstanding dishes, and quite filling. My friend and I shared both and there was still enough to box up to take home.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Overall it was fine. Food was Fine, service was OK, was a bit noisy.

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KristenS
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a wonderful evening thanks to our service and food!!

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vipBillG
Phoenix
16 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience at Second Story. The food is great, cocktails delicious and service is always on point. One of my favorite places for a relaxing meal and drink.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Intimate birthday celebration for my Fiancé on a Wednesday. We loved the pork belly banh mi, $1 oysters, spicy tuna on crispy rice, and chicken yakitori skewers. Also, the drinks were delicious as well! We will definitely be back.

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luisb
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

they should do more seafood specials, especially oysters

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Very limited food menu and overpriced

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the $1 oysters on Wednesdays!!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Was disappointed in the Covid safety protocols. Did not feel they were taking precautions ( very full restaurant,
Chef not wearing mask, server close to physically touching our food when pointing it out). Made for an uncomfortable night.

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vipDiner1
Phoenix
59 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service is attentive without being overbearing, and the menu is creative. The scallops were tender and flavorful, and the NY Strip was perfectly prepared. Second Story has a relaxing, fun vibe.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

This was one of the poorest dining experiences I’ve ever had. Sat down during happy hour and ordered beers. 15 minutes later we were advised the Pilsner was out. We switched to glasses of Prosecco, which was offered at happy hour prices. At the end, we were charged in full. We ordered 24 oysters with extra mignonette sauce. We also ordered 2 entrees and asked they come out after the oysters. When the food came out the mignonette was milky and no extra was provided. The entrees came out at the same time. When pointed out, they said they could put under a warmer. One of my our entrees was a salad. The oysters were awful and we only ate 2.

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Charlie
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience. Great food. Good drinks. And the waitress was attentive and kind. Worth the money.

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vipRobin
San Diego
36 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Meals did not arrive together—
Server had attitude. No communication on late meal or lag time.
Bar was noisy beyond the ability to talk and hear yourself. Music was too loud-
My friend mentioned that it was a bit noisy—the manager told her that perhaps this was not the right place for her and she should consider not coming back.
It was a new restaurant for us and we will not go back,
They didn’t care about our business.
We arrived at 5:15 and left around 7:15— all we had were appetizers and drinks!
Will not be back.🤨

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place with amazinggggg food and service ! Live music is a great touch for this small
intimate place .. we are alwAys treated very well here :)

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luisb
4 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great venue, and very romantic location, i will definitely go there again.

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AmyL
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Husband and I went for a date night. Food, service and ambiance were great! We will defiantly be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
Tucson
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love love love always so fun!!!! Happy I came and they were so accommodating! Our server was wonderful she is so smart and helped us choose our cocktails by our preference not the $$. Truly respectable! 10/10 i’m coming back on a Wednesday for oysters!

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ChrisH
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was superb, along with everyone else that came to visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Omaha
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We each did the 3-course meal to try a little of everything (biscuits, Kentucky fried Cauliflower, salmon, risotto, braised short ribs, and desserts) everything on the menu. It was great. Plan to go back soon and try the burger. Nice quiet small restaurant with a cozy atmosphere with a chef’s attention to detail.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great pick for AZ Restaurant Week! Massive whiskey/scotch selection.

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JenniferV
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

I try to keep political opinions to myself however there were a large group of obnoxious trump supporters taking over restaurant. Unfortunately they lost my business.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

No staff wearing mask. Was told they don’t wear them. We left.

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Steve
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Fantastic staff and service. Excellent cocktails.

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ChristinaP
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

SS was always one of our favorite little places to go for happy hour. Overall the food was delicious. Had the albondigas which were tender and flavorful with some nice spiciness. The Tuna was awesome. The only complaint I can say is that the pork belly has changed. And not for he better. I always ordered it when we visited, and it was unbelievable; fatty, crispy and juicy. This time, however, the plate arrive with a tiny (about 3/4 cup) of very small pieces of pork belly almost over fried. When you cut pork in tiny pieces the fat renders out too fast and it’s not as juicy. Maybe some like it but I definitely prefer it the other way with larger chucks of PB. Also, the kimchi served with was like 2 bites worth.
I don’t know if it’s a money saving thing, but I hope they switch back to the way it was before.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of go to restaurants in AZ. Great service and even better food and drinks. WtF biscuits are to die for!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Although they are brand new, they seem to be on top of it. We went for a dinner date and very much enjoyed ourselves. The atmosphere has a speakeasy vibe inside even though it's not underground. We chose to eat on the deck. Everything was delicious!! Our server, Sebastian, was awesome! He had great suggestions and was present often to check in. We went on a Wednesday in which they have $1 oysters and they were so good we ordered a second round. Our only complaint was that the lettuce wraps had dirt all over the lettuce. But they took the lettuce back and cleaned it and they're super yummy! For week two of being open, if this is the only issue I'd say they have a successful future ahead of them!

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vipAmyA
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great cocktails and appetizers. Our waitress was very good as well.

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ErinH
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing dinner with great recommendations from our server.

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vipfoodiedr
Phoenix
52 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tommy and his team create a unique and inviting experience from the decor to the food to the people and the attitude. A must ok your list for adult night out

FAQs

Second Story Restaurant & Liquor Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (480) 945-5555.

Second Story Restaurant & Liquor Bar is rated 4.5 stars by 402 OpenTable diners.

Second Story Restaurant & Liquor Bar does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://egift.technology/Main.aspx?key=sslb.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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