Second Story Restaurant & Liquor Bar

4.3
310 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."

Specials

$1 Oyster Wednesdays

Every Wednesday Join us for $1 Oysters flown in by Chula Seafood till they run out

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: May 3, 2019

Ends: May 4, 2118

Availability: Daily 4:00PM-10:00PM

What 310 People Are Saying
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Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 3

Menu too limited. Specials terrible

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AS
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Made clear to wait staff that I had a nut allergy when ordering my food and was assured that no nuts were in my meal. After a couple bites I experienced an allergic reaction - thankfully not too severe - and alerted staff. Waitress insisted that no nuts were in my food despite my reaction and proceeded to charge me for the meal I barely touched. When I inquired why I was being charged the waitress informed me that because the chef claimed there were no nuts in my food I still had to pay and implied that my reaction might be fake in order to get a free meal. Perhaps there was something in my meal that was an unknown allergy, but I without a doubt was experiencing a scratchy tongue and throat and stomach pain that was only alleviated with an allergy pill. I told the waitress that I had 2-3 bites and did not finish my meal or my glass of wine. Waitress spoke to her manager, and finally fixed my bill. No apology. No visit from the manager. I was offered to order something else on the menu but I wonder if they would have charged me for both entrés seeing as they wanted to charge me despite my allergic reaction and touching far less than half the plate. Wanted to enjoy the evening with friends and left completely disappointed.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun date spot, slightly pricey even for Scottsdale. Great ambiance and service

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RG
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Lori is the best! The food and drinks are top notch!

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my first stop. The scallops were wonderful, the drinks were perfect, and it was a cozy date spot. Very nice, will be back again.

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Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Ambiance was nice, music a bit too loud. Food was just ok.

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Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Since stumbling upon this “upstairs speakeasy” type of bar when celebrating our engagement, I’ve since brought back friends on different occasions and continue to promote it as my fave hidden gem!!

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CL
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very impressed with the food, service and atmosphere; very surprised with the quality of the oysters. Second time at the restaurant; I'll definitively come back on a regular basis.

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TM
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

The place is beautiful but food just ok. Overpriced. The drinks were good but HELLO, charging for the ice cube is just tacky.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Beautiful decor and the limited outside seating made for an intimate date. Food was exquisite and the Tika Rosa cocktail was amazing.

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AS
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 5

the atmosphere was very nice. the food was really good. the steps of service for the price point were very poor. the tomahawk steak was not evenly cooked through for medium rare. other than that everything else was good.

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BS
San Antonio
10 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good food good bar too loud music and obviously
For a younger crowd.

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HC
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a beautiful restaurant! I ordered the scallops, which was a special on that evening, and they were excellent. I also recommend the house salad....I could have eaten a giant bowl of that for my dinner. What really impressed me was how much the staff care about what they do. You can see into the kitchen and I enjoyed watching how much effort and passion was put into each dish. Our server, Lori, was awesome. Very polished service. The irony is that I tried to get into Olive & Ivy but they were booked until 9:00 pm and Second Story came up as an alternate choice on Open Table. I never even knew it existed. Much, much better than Olive & Ivy!! I cannot wait to go back!

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KD
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated my birthday and we were incredibly impressed with the quality service and the manager on duty Maya was phenomenal the attention to detail the freshness of the food the presentation the ambience were phenomenal all of our drinks and dessert or amazing and we cannot wait to go back

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TR
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

This is a new find for us. A walk up to the second floor gives a speakeasy flavor. We ordered the bolognese pasta dish - the bolognese was slow-cooked, and the pasta was hand-made. Heavenly. For whisky buffs, an outstanding list, and 3-whisky flights are available (plus, you can make your own flight). We can see returning to Second Story again and again.

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Phoenix
104 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 4

This place is a hidden gem in Scottsdale. Best whiskey drinks and excellent food. The chef knows what he’s doing that dessert was playful and young yet very upper scale . Would recommend this place for a nice intimate dinner or drinks with a special someone.

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AK
Calgary
29 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

Restaurant was empty even though Scottsdale Rd was very busy in general. Food was decent but out service was awful. Waitress thought we should be ready to order our entire meal within 3 minutes of sitting down and then was painfully slow because we couldn’t do that. Could see her rolling serving settings inside while ignoring us. Messed up our wine order and our bill. Service pretty much ruined our night. BTW I generally give 5/5 in my reviews. This was just terrible though.

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JM
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

What an amazing experience. I went here for a date & it was
so perfect. Quaint and romantic. 10/10!
Our server was personable and knowledgeable.
The food and drinks came extremely fast. The restaurant wasn't loud or too busy. Loved it. Will definitely be going back.

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KH
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is THE place in Old Town to go if you want excellent food and drinks and the ability to actually hear the person you are with speaking to you!

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Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was the best we have ever eaten there. Drinks and service was excellent as always. Brother came in from Austin took him there. Is just a really fun place!!

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, excellent drinks, and fun atmosphere. The pork belly and pasta were very flavorful. And Mack, our server, was fun, timely, and an expert on the whisky menu. Will be back.

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Phoenix
15 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
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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p
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Food choices were limiting. Not good for a group but would come back for a date as atmosphere was intimate. Wednesday is Oyster night yet they were out by 7 pm. Charcuterie was good

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TC
Seattle
7 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
14 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
10 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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Phoenix
39 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pasta dishes are amazing

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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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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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