Second Story Restaurant & Liquor Bar

4.3
434 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."

Support Second Story Restaurant & Liquor Bar during COVID-19

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 434 people are saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.6
ambience
4.0
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Noise · Moderate
100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipKFriend
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m not one to write reviews often, but our experience dining here the other night was one to rave about!! Everything was fantastic. The cocktails were great. The starters were all delicious, a favorite being the tuna with sticky rice and our entree stole that stole the show- the Tomahawk Steak! The steak was cooked to perfection and fed all four of us. It was a very wonderful evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the ambience of this place! Every dish is it’s own experience and was definitely something to savor every bite for. Try a smoked drink and the WTF Biscuits.

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vipmartinigirl
Indiana
24 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The menu is very limited and a little below our expectation. But we were told that kitchen is under-staffed.

The drink was good. The service was excellent. We had 5 different staff stopped by our table to check on us.

Overall, we like the drink and services better than our food. But we might consider giving it another try some time in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Table was sticky, menu was complex and there was no guidance to what things were. Not a lot of knowledge of what was stocked in the bar as two different requests for whiskey were not available. Not the best vibes from the get go. Could have been better.

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vipAubreyH
London
4 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love coming here! Had such a great experience!

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StephenS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Cute and interesting menu. Good drinks. Reservations were a bit challenging and the place is small but the service was great

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
17 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had same server we've had in the past and she is always fantastic! Second Story is always a hit with my family, and my dad can be a bit pushy sometimes but with such great service there's no room for him to complain!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Great service and atmosphere.

LM
LoriM
Des Moines
4 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had a great dinner on the deck. Fun to over look the city as it was happening. Great drinks. Not the biggest assortment of choices for dinner entrees but what we ordered was good. Great staff and very friendly!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Food and ambiance is perfect!

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ParadiseDash
Las Vegas
13 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, service, and drink selection. You’ve got to ask to see the Pappy whiskey pricing and he always delivers!

FF
vipFoodieF
San Diego
34 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great Bourbon list! Had a few neat and also had a Manhattan- nice presentation- appreciate the big CLEAR cubes! Food was good but limited menu. Liked muscles, crispy Tuna & WTF biscuits the best. I’ll be back

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cyarr
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great date night dinner, we enjoyed the outdoor deck.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Staff not wearing masks

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vipScott
San Diego
54 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, we’ll be back, great locationtoo

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing experience. Would love to go back!

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Monika
Denver
23 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance...nice staff. Waitress was very knowledgeable of drinks/spirits

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vipRambo
Phoenix
42 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience1

Dry biscuits and warm beer to start, rest of food was excellent, wife's drink was good, not much social distancing taking place. Too many bodies in a smaller space for overall comfort. May wait until later in the year for a return trip.

RH
vipReneeH
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great service and constantly fabulous food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall2food5service2ambience1

Absolutely no social distancing. Waitress spoke right in our faces because it was so loud. I was sitting a foot away from another guest. Food was fine but overpriced.

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vipklanesccm
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food and drinks were great. The front of the house was not very helpful when they screwed up our reservations. The hostess was not enthusiastic about helping us sorting it out. It was their mistake but she doesn’t seem apologetic or wanting to fix it.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing!!

JL
vipJayL
Phoenix
13 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome bartender and great food!

LE
LaurenE
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was seriously life changing! We can't wait to go back

OT
OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice, classy, intimate atmosphere with unique drink and menu options that make for a memorable experience.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Way over priced
Service was mediocre
So loud couldn’t hear the server or each other talk
The DJ music was horrible
This place looks way better on line
Wanted to go there for so long abs it was a big disappointment
I was very surprised
This place could be so classy and fun however it’s staff has to be more experienced

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TessandraS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great overall experience. Loved the service- we waited longer than expected for our table so they sent complimentary champagne for our whole group. Food was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night with great food. The servers were great and friendly! The whole team works together to create a great experience. Chef Chris did an amazing job on our meal. The menu was limited due to Covid but it was unbelievable! Great whiskey selection, great food, great people. The restaurant is small but mighty

MG
vipMegG
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous atmosphere and cocktails! Would definitely recommend.

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Mo22
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Hard review as my main issue was that we were rushed. Food was very good, ambience was really good as well. Our server was very diligent and did a great job, but we felt like they were rushing us out the door. It seemed like this was coming from management, rather than our individual server. Food came quickly, but they were trying to clear the plates before we were done. The bill came without asking if we wanted anything else, and the server came back within 3 minutes to try and grab the check. We were there under 60 minutes in total. They had a notice that meals needed to be under 90 minutes, due to COVID concerns, but 60 minutes was just to rushed. Another 10 minutes could have eliminated the feeling of being rushed. I would not recommend coming here, until COVID conerns are no longer an issue, and you can enjoy a meal without being rushed out the door.

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luisb
6 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place, have been there multiple times and their new menu line up was phenomenal.

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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
4 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

ME
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.

KK
vipKaitlinK
Atlanta
8 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
4 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
59 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

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

RH
vipReneeH
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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 4.3 stars by 434 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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