Second Story Restaurant & Liquor Bar

4.5
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345 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 345 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.5
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4.6
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75% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TK
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food2service2ambience2

We had been here a few times before--a year ago and really thought it was great. However, the menu has changed significantly which is fine--if the food is good. It was average. The chairs, tables, etc. are worn out and tired--needs some TLC. Service was slow as well. We will not be returning and told our neighbors not worth the value/money.

g
Phoenix
128 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Very upscale great drinks A little Mediterranean vibe on the cuisine. They just got a new executive chef Sonny things to come must try

AO
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely. Great food- surprisingly good as we came for the ambiance and the whiskey bar. Easily could have ordered appetizers without dinner.
The cauliflower/Shishito pepper dish is amazing.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience3

The food wasn’t acceptable in quality. The “market price” steak was $56 for a fatty, low quality NY strip that was served with vegetables on top of a beet purée. Steak served on beet purée is absurd. It makes for a poor presentation (for the obvious reasons) and the flavor combination simply doesn’t make any sense. There was no savory element on the plate, every thing was mushy and flavorless except for the chewy, steak that qualified somewhere between commercial and utility grade. It was obvious that no thought was put into the chef’s planning- we were served “meat” on top of whatever root vegetables were laying around the kitchen.

I have no problem paying for a good steak (I do so across the street often), but this experience made for a disappointing NYE as we gnawed on Golden Corral level cuisine.

The servers were friendly but the back of the house needs some help.

KI
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our party was seated right away. Even though half the party was late. The server was very attentive. All parties said the food was excellent. We look forward to going back!!

J
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food1service5ambience4

The chef ventured so far from the name of the food that it was unrecognizable. Carbonara with no bacon, chicken marsala with no marsala wine- give me a break.

OT
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was a great place to have dinner and a drink. My family really enjoyed the Old Fashion and cauliflower to start. They recommend the fish of the day. We wish the music were lower so we could hear each other. It did not deter from the great food, drinks, and outstanding service.

S
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

The menu is very limited and the food was not hot when it reached our table. Food was not flavorful and the presentation was unappetizing.

Very disappointing for the price I paid for two meals.

OT
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service, food and ambience! Will be back!

l
Las Vegas
29 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! We ate outside on the balcony. Great location!

LG
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience5

They have a very small menu which I typically like but then they were out of a couple things on it so there was nothing to choose from. They just changed their drink list so nothing in the menu given was available and they didn’t have an updated list to give. Food was average but I ordered something I wasn’t crazy for and I was disappointed in the service ability to make it right

JW
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love the food and ambiance. Lights are too low to read menu. Either make the font bigger or bring up the lights. Great experience with my family, can't wait to come back. JW

DS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been a fan of this place since my first visit 8 months ago. Tommy and his staff are always friendly and provide great service. It's my favorite spot in Old Town, bar none!!

Peacefully,
David

OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this place! Visiting from out of town and was the perfect date spot. Great drinks, highly recommend the biscuits (had to get a second order of them to-go they were so good) and the lettuce wraps. Can’t wait to go back!

SE
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Drinks, food (best biscuits ever), and service were 1st class at Second Story. Brought out-of-town best friends and they loved it.

J
Phoenix
18 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend. It is much more than a liquor bar. The starters are all tremendous!

JC
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing date night place! Delicious food and very romantic!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friends B Day

RF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

JC
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service, great whiskey selection.

DK
London
26 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & value

SS
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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

SE
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food4service4ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

DS
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks! Staff was attentive and friendly.

CA
Hawaii
35 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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
10 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience3

Menu too limited. Specials terrible

AS
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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
Overall4food5service5ambience5

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

RG
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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

OT
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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