Second Story Restaurant & Liquor Bar

4.5
226 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."
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Gastro Pub, Global, International
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Hours of operation
Sunday : Closed
Monday & Tuesday : 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Wednesday & Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 2:00am
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Phone number
(480) 945-5555
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Catering
We do private in home dinners for guests looking for a culinary experience.
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Cross street
Scottsdale Rd & 3rd Ave
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Parking details
Private lot is behind our building as well as a 3 story parking garage across the street.
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Public transit
Scottsdale Trolley Stop
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Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wine

Private Dining

We offer private dining options completely customized by our chef based on our guest preferences and party size. We also offer complete restaurant buy-out private buy-out options.

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What 226 People Are Saying
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Hawaii
29 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was AMAZING. From the biscuits, to the falafel and then the steak and pasta

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FE
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 3

Initially we were excited about experiencing The 2nd Story. All good u til you Alert the server that our lobster is 100% undercooked! Only for her to NOT listen at all and walk away. MOD type person walks up to our table only to let us know sorry (talking to people who did t bite into the raw lobster) that they are busy, Owner is too busy to address this and they need table by 8pm!!!! Wow!! And we live 2 miles from this place! 👎🏽☠️😬

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JL
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We recently celebrated my birthday here and we could't be happier! The ambiance, staff, cocktails and food were all amazing! Thank you...we will be back!

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C
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time here, and a special night out with new friends. We found the atmosphere to be inviting, not too loud, but a little on the darker side. The decor is eclectic and fun and I would love to know the stories behind some of the pieces!

The menu was excellent, but definitely on the pricey side. 4 drinks alone were nearly $60, but very excellent tasting and a full pour in each cocktail. The food was wonderful. We had two appetizers, the chefs board (full of great meats, cheeses, nuts and picked items), and the pork belly lettuce wraps. The pork was cooked to perfection and not fatty at all! I do wish that we had more than just the four pieces of lettuce though. We went downstairs to the pizza place for dinner.

We will definitely come back, as this was a pleasant time out with friends!

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RV
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambience for a date. Romantic dimly lit environment and also an outdoor patio. Very pleasing to the eyes and taste buds.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The food is elevated american with creativity and each flavor is inspired. The biscuits are a must!!! Service was good but the Sommelier and dessert chef were beyond fantastic.

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C
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, great ambiance- a must do in Scottsdale.

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Phoenix
37 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chef Jordano has transformed the menu filled with dishes that are exciting and approachable. Creative. Beautifully presented. Delicious. Service with love. Don’t miss it!

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DK
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 5ambience 4

We had reservations for dinner. The hostess left much to be desired. The waitress was fantastic. Very attentive. Menu was limited. So, we had drinks and went across the street to Bourbon & Bones. No reservation, but they fit us in right away without making us feel like they were doing us a favor. Great drinks, service and food. I used to like the 2nd story, but that is no longer one of my choices to go to.

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JS
Phoenix
34 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This has become one of our favorite restaurants in our area. My husband is always satisfied with the burger. One of the best in town! I try something different each time. I had the beef shortrib with gnocchi. It was delicious, unfortunately the gnocchi was quite dry. Face the kitchen if you can, always fun things to watch in there. I highly recommend the Lemon with meringue tart.

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AP
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We met some friends who were in town for dinner & drinks. everything was lovely and delicious. Service was excellent, as well. We will be back.

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JF
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great happy hour, and great spot for a date. I would highly recommend Second Story to anyone in the mood for a 'sit and chat' setting.

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KC
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

My husband and I enjoyed our dinner at Second Story! The food was excellently prepared. Our waitress was perfectly friendly when we ordered a bottle of wine to share; however, when we shared an appetizer and entree she was clearly annoyed. Portions are large.

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GS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food, tremendous, professional service. Pork belly, spicy tuna, and short ribs were excellent, as was the bananas foster dessert. Very fun atmosphere. Quite loud, so probably not great for a romantic dinner. But so what, the place is a ball.

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W
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

Small menu , so nit a lot of food options. Rude server.

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DA
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! Excellent food and a great selection of spirits.

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OT
Naples
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebration of engagement

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ER
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience, great food, great service. It was a little loud and very dark but otherwise it was a very pleasant dining experience. I would definitely return for more.

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ST
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

WOW! Totally worth building our whole "staycation" weekend around. The meal was superb, from start to finish (Get the OMG biscuts, really!!) And the bartender was a true artist. We told the server what we liked and to surprise us. She made up a drink for my husband and it was awesome. We had far too many of them, and since we had rented a room at a nearby hotel, we felt justified. We will do it again, for sure!

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JB
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

This place has been on my list for a while now. The outside patio is small but great for our girls night out. We had a variety of diets in our group from vegan, gluten free, and vegetarian. All were able to find delicious items which we all shared. Our hands down favorite was the WTF gluten free biscuits which the pastry chef made for us from scratch and personally delivered to our table. They was moist, flakey and fantastically delicious! Looking forward to returning soon!

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TJ
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My new favorite spot in Old Town. Can't wait to go back. The salad I had was amazing.

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BN
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2018
Overall 5food 2service 5ambience 5

Overall I loved it

Great service slightly pricey but still well worth it

The ambiance is cozy and awesome for great conversation

The meat and cheese board was great

I had the dessert 🍮 of the night and it was ecstasy in my mouth

My martini wasn’t amazing but still drinkable 😉

My server was personable and efficient with a great personality and gorgeous eyes with a great smile 😊

But the only real issue was the lettuce wraps —very very fat cuts of meat so unless your my grandfather do NOT order the lettuce wraps 😜😜

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JM
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We came for a cocktail and dinner on our usual date night. To our surprise, it was restaurant week. Although that meant a limited menu, the choices were fabulous. The flavor combinations and presentation were 5-star. The service was attentive, and the meal timed perfectly. Highly recommend for any occasion.

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OT
Houston
39 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Thanks for being vegan friendly!

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LA
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

The menu did not match what was on the website nor what was explained on Check Please. My friends are vegetarians so they ordered appetizers, which were way too small. I felt bad for them. My friend mentioned to the waitress that they were vegetarians.

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SL
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The octopus, meatballs, pork belly lettuce wraps and NY Strip were all top notch. Will definitely be back.

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PD
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant was one of a kind - which was exactly what I was looking for. It seemed to be from a different era and felt like we were in a high class modern-day speak easy, only better. It was quiet enough to have private conversations at our table, yet the surroundings were vibrant. Going there for a "special night" was right on target.

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JR
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Enjoyed dinner out on the balcony for restaurant week. The menu options for food had great variety and the quality was outstanding. Cocktails were mostly good although I seem to recall more options at prior visits. The music they play is a perfect fit for the restaurant and played at a comfortable volume. Can’t wait to return!

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved this little find! We went for happy hour because the menu looked enticing to us but would have loved dinner as well. The ambiance, I believe, (dim lighting, chandeliers, etc.) is more catered toward dinner in the evening. But we sat outside for happy hour and it was still great! Just depends on what you’re looking for. Whoever said it had a speakeasy feel, nailed it. Limited seating, so I would recommend making a reservation. Our waitress was wonderful and we actually took all her recommendations. The pork/lettuce tacos and the tuna/sticky rice dish were both delicious! We expected the ricotta cheese and honey with bread to be more of a sweet dish (it was not) but it didn’t disappoint! Also delicious. Thanks for a great experience!

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my boyfriend to second story for his birthday. We had the most amazing time! The owner, Tommy worked with us on having a vegan meal and gave us some special attention with our whiskey flight. The servers and hostess were super friendly and great. The whiskey flight was generous and delicious!

The special vegan meals were out of this world delicious. And the drinks, per usual, were nothing short of stellar. We love going to second story and would recommend it to anyone for a date, special event or just to try somewhere new!

Thanks Second Story, Tommy and staff!

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OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best drinks this side of the Mississippi:)

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Server was rude
Food selection was limited and overpriced
Asked for salt and handed a communal salt box expected to use my fingers to use, no salt spoon
Server was condescending when asked for the fries we pry with the burger
Extremely loud

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New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went in for a late bite to eat and had a very late night snack.

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m
Phoenix
16 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went with another couple and we were immediately charmed by the interior and the wait staff. There's a huge drink/hard liquor menu with tastings. A very small menu of wines (but enough) and a small number of beers. DON'T be put off by the very small food menu! Everyone at our table loved their dishes. I had a salad and the Falafel plate. The Falafel was so excellent - after giving everyone at the table a taste - we all agreed it was the best ever! The owner came around to all the tables to chat and check on quality - nice touch.

We all want to go back and try the burger which has really special meats ground together.

Great place.

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GV
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Outstanding dinner, especially the scallops and risotto. Biscuits are sinfully good. Some very interesting combinations I look forward to trying in the future. The service is very good. I would go to this restaurant again without hesitation.

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A
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my favorite bar. Period. The cocktail program is fantastic. The food is delicious. The people are friendly and make me feel incredibly welcome.

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LD
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I went for happy hour. The happy hour menu options looked so good we couldn't decide what to order so we ordered one of each. Each one was excellent. We chose to sit inside, the atmosphere was great and the staff was attentive. I enjoyed the 80's classics playing in the background. There were so many delicious options on the regular menu we did not get to try. We will be back and next time we will try the patio, it would make for some fun people watching in OTS.

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OT
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing Food, top notch service and great atmosphere.

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KF
Indiana
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals I’ve had in a long time! Overall dining experience was remarkable from the Service , Cocktails and the Food! As a group we tried 5 “shared stuff” items and 4 pastas/signature dishes. Tried it all, wouldn’t change a thing to any dish.

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MM
Phoenix
22 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Terrific atmosphere and fabulous service along w very tasteful delightful food. We will come back for sure.

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