Second Story Restaurant & Liquor Bar
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!!
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!
Great food and drinks! Staff was attentive and friendly.
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
Menu too limited. Specials terrible
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.
Fun date spot, slightly pricey even for Scottsdale. Great ambiance and service
Lori is the best! The food and drinks are top notch!
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.
Ambiance was nice, music a bit too loud. Food was just ok.
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!!
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.
The place is beautiful but food just ok. Overpriced. The drinks were good but HELLO, charging for the ice cube is just tacky.
Beautiful decor and the limited outside seating made for an intimate date. Food was exquisite and the Tika Rosa cocktail was amazing.
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.
Good food good bar too loud music and obviously
For a younger crowd.
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!!
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.
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.
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
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.
Mack is a great server. She is very knowledgeable. Nice atmosphere, cozy and intimate. Great Whiskey menu.
Family visiting and a birthday
Really beautiful setting and romantic ambiance. Service and drinks were excellent. Food was good but Very Expensive.
Great impressive date night but make reservations.
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.
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.
Excellent whiskey and cocktail selection. Yummy food and a very sexy vibe. Great date night pick
Fun concept - enjoyed several starters - excellent drinks. Felt like we were on vacation just 7 minutes from home.
Pasta dishes are amazing
Love this place. Very mellow and romantic. Ashly our waitress was great. Thank you for the wonderful service. Will definitely be back.
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?
We found it to be highly overrated. Food pricey and mediocre.
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.