Second Story Restaurant & Liquor Bar

4.6
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328 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 Oysters all day Wednesday

Join us every Wednesday for $1 oysters flown in by Chula Seafood

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: October 7, 2019

Ends: October 8, 2118

Availability: Wed 4:00PM-10:00PM

What 328 People Are Saying
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OT
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and vibe. Perfection an intimate date or low key group dinner. Would definitely recommend!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friends B Day

RF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance. Perfect for a date or fun night out with friends.

JC
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

perfect spot for a date night- great outdoor space if the weather is nice- and intimate indoor ambiance. Amazing food, creative cocktails, and great service.

MA
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good service, great whiskey selection.

DK
London
20 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food & value

SS
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Would highly recommend. Awesome service and food wrapped in a great location.

SE
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Great table and outstanding service. Food was so so. We just did assorted apps. Good vibe as well.

CG
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My bestie and I came here for my 44th birthday! We had the best table in the house right under the dramatic chandelier. Service, Jordan, in particular was excellent, delightful and fun! The food is absolutely delish!! Craft cocktails on point! Great date place or just for friends, too!

OT
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

They have a new menu and I preferred the old menu and felt there were more choices. The dinner items we ordered were very good! I miss the fondue as an appetizer!

A
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great little place that always has excellent food and service. The rotating menu always offers a surprise with each visit as well!

TC
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The ambiance of this bourbon bar is perfection! The cocktail menu is amazing as well as an amazing wait staff. Food was good but would have liked a little bit of a bigger menu for a larger party. Overall, a great great place!

Y
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our favorite spot in the entire area of all town Scottsdale. We have been frequenting this place since it opened and rant and rave about it consistently. The craft cocktails and food are perfection. Thank you guys and gals for everything you do

PH
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The hostess was a little unfriendly but our waitress and the bartenders were amazing. The food was perfect

DS
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The table I reserved was not available when I arrived. It wouldn't be available for 45 minutes. Why would I use a service that doesn't work!!

BK
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Man, this place is great.we had business associates in town and they loved the ambiance. Food was excellent. Waitress made perfect recommendations. We samples a new Gin they had. Great experience. Try the scallops! Done to perfection!

OT
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and drinks! Staff was attentive and friendly.

CA
Hawaii
34 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Overall delicious! The wtf biscuits are literally wtf amazing. The grilled cheese is one of the best. Only item all of us didn’t like was the falafel. Wasn’t the same as last time. Weirdly had blueberries we all are thinking olives. It was only dish we didn’t really eat or like Was very quiet night in restaurant

R
Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 3

Menu too limited. Specials terrible

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.

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

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

RG
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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.

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

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

OT
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!!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

HC
Phoenix
14 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!

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

TR
San Francisco
34 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.

g
Phoenix
115 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.

AK
Calgary
30 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.

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.

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!

t
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!!

OT
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.

a
Phoenix
16 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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