Second Story Restaurant & Liquor Bar

4.3
287 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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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Phoenix
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and drinks were very very good. BUT the food was EXCELLENT and far exceeded my expectations. My favorite part was sitting outside on the second story and being able to look down and people watch.

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TC
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambiance at this place is great. Good energy. Our server Laura was excellent!
Our snapper was beautifully prepared and very moist.
All in all it was an excellent evening.

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Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mack is a great server. She is very knowledgeable. Nice atmosphere, cozy and intimate. Great Whiskey menu.

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JJ
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family visiting and a birthday

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HS
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Really beautiful setting and romantic ambiance. Service and drinks were excellent. Food was good but Very Expensive.
Great impressive date night but make reservations.

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JJ
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was very cool up too. We ate inside and the decor was beautiful. The outside looked very cool, also. My husband and I shared the half chicken and it was delicious.

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LL
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent and service as well.
The only negative was that our drinks were to be at same happy hour price for dinner and they were not. We were charged full price. We were overcharged $10.
We didn't see it until the following day when I looked at the bill.
If their policy is if you stay for dinner you get drinks at the same happy hour price they should ensure that is the case.
Otherwise it is just a gimmick to rip customers off.

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KR
Tokyo
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Excellent whiskey and cocktail selection. Yummy food and a very sexy vibe. Great date night pick

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TK
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fun concept - enjoyed several starters - excellent drinks. Felt like we were on vacation just 7 minutes from home.

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PP
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Love this place. Very mellow and romantic. Ashly our waitress was great. Thank you for the wonderful service. Will definitely be back.

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I was able to make reservations and even change the time, receiving 2 email confirmations, but when we arrived the door was locked. I called and the voice mail said they would return my call within 4 hours. No response and it has been over 12 hours. Going across the street we learned they are closed on Sundays! Then why was I able to make reservations?

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FS
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We found it to be highly overrated. Food pricey and mediocre.

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Second time here. Was very impressed the first time so I decided to take my wife here for her birthday so she could experience it. We both had a really hard time finding two entrees we wanted so we ended up splitting one that was subpar and eating multiple apps that were very good. It’s a small rotating menu so I guess it’s hit or miss here. Everything else was great and the Paul Harvey in the restroom is always a nice touch.

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N
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 1

Very dark, very loud, limited over priced menu, poor service, couldn’t talk to each other and had to use cell phone lights to see. Won’t recommend or return.

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WM
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The chef and our server knocked it out of the park! We don't splurge often on $25/plate meals, because we rarely find the food to be worth it... BUT THIS PLACE WAS DELICIOUS & we totally dug the cool atmosphere! Almost had a speakeasy feel to it. My husband and I ended up sharing the cauliflower dish and ravioli entree. Oh m g! The flavors were unreal! The cocktails were so tasty. And the bananas fosters for dessert... YUM! Best bread pudding I've ever had! Hats off to the chef, the pastry chef, the bartender, and our awesome server who made our 1st wedding anniversary super special!

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MS
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely awesome place. Tommy and his crew are masters with customer service and backed up with amazingly phenomenal entrees, sides and appetizers all prepared and presented with perfection by an incredible Chef and his staff.

And the drinks... well they something to die for..

Do I like 2nd story.. darn right I do..

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W
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A really fun place with unique food and a great happy hour.

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L
Oklahoma City
11 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We have been before and had an amazing waitress and so brought out of town friend back. They were out of the whiskey for one drink and with a very limited menu, the waitress told us they were out of the chicken as well. The waitress was nice but made ordering a cocktail seem difficult and came off as patronizing.
We may try again but we were let down this time

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j
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Super dark. Food was fair. Service was good, cocktails better. Too dark and very loud

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JR
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Poor service and unprofessional staff. If you would like to wait two hours for your food and be chastised by the “manager” for complaining about the poor service, your drinks taking 30 minutes, and food taking an hour and a half then this is the best place to go. They do that extremely well.

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n
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

Where to start! Hmm.. my dinner cane out freezing cold. My husband ordered the pasta special with crab. It came out with out crab on it. We asked about it and after a few confused looks were told they were out of crab. While waiting for a new dish the table next to is was served dinner... 3 pasta dishes with crab on them!! Don’t know wtf that was about, thought they were out of crab. Our waitress just just seemed out of sorts, couldn’t read her own writing, pronounce menu items. At least they comp’d dinner. Drinks were good.

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M
Hawaii
20 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Menu was limited. No option for a salad or soup. Better place for cocktails / happy hour than dinner. Will go back for drinks but not dinner.

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b
Central Coast
10 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 4

Truly awful food

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Phoenix
41 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great vibe. Wonderful food and lovely service

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MM
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanks Mac! Incredible!!! She was a great host, bartender, waitress, etc. Made it an absolute great night. We’ll be back, for sure!!!

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LR
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

It was a little off-putting that while happy hour is advertised as 4-6pm, we tried to order an additional item at 5:58 and was told they couldn't do it.

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London
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

Food was great, very diverse selections on menu, however, service was poor. For example, chef’s pasta of the day was excellent, but it was not the dish that was described by the server. Upon inquiry, server informed us that the dish had changed - and no offer to bring something else. Somewhat of an odd experience. Overall, a bit expensive for that type of treatment, unlikely to return.

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DK
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Cool vibe restaurant with 300 Bourbons to try. Try a bourbon flight instead. About 10 to choose from.
WTF biscuits and meatballs were yummy. Good cocktails.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambience and fantastic food!

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DM
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Cool place, great drinks. Food selection was a bit limited and seemed to be Asian fusion, but pretty good over all experience. I would pass on the brisket burger unless you like something that smells and tastes like fish sauce, which they claim it did not have.

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BM
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is memorable. Impress your business associates, your mate or a date. We intend to return. We liked the small intimate setting. While it was on the high side, the swordfish was the best I have ever had and worth every penny. We loved watching the Chef who clearly loves his work. He even helped us celebrate the birthday of a friend by making us mini Grand Marnier soufflés.

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MB
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Laurie was extremely helpful and so warm and friendly. The food was excellent, may have been the largest chicken dish I have ever been served. We have been to a Second Story a number of times, first time for dinner. Already telling our friends.

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff at Second Story went above and beyond for us. In my reservation, I had mentioned that I was proposing to my girlfriend (now fiancee) before our reservation. Not only did they set up a corner booth for us, but they also gave us some very beautiful white roses and a lovely vase as a 'Congratulations'. In addition to that, our server was fantastic and incredibly friendly.

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Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Just ok overall. Delish drinks but 15$ a cocktail is way overpriced. The burger was great, had to send back one tasteless pasta dish and switched to the burger. Would definitely get the burger again but don’t know if we will return.

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Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mackenzie is a great server

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AH
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Cocktails were great. Meatballs which were recommended were mediocre. Burger was good, but overpriced. Fries were really good. Salad dressing was meh.

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1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

Ordered the expensive steak, on the menu, from the waitress asking for "medium." It arrived at the table bloody red. It had barely touched the grill. I had to return it three times before it was even near medium. Their kitchen staff is young, inexperienced and has no idea what they're doing. If you don't know how to cook an expensive steak, then don't ask customers how they want it. Or better yet, don't offer it.

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Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very enjoyable with our out of town guests. Jodie is the best server ever! Good fabulous .

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MS
Phoenix
18 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice place with good food and service. Food pricing is reasonable but they think too much of their drinks and charge a crazy price.

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AR
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 1

The table next to us was way too loud. Service was mediocre at best and prices were high. $28 for pasta, really? The WTF biscuits were great but for $10, why did they give us just 3. Seems like 4 for two people would have been a lot more appropriate and it wouldn't have hurt their bottom line that much as my bill was over $100. The carrot cake was bad.

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