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7:00 PM

Second Bar + Kitchen

4.3
44 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Fit for Foodies (91)
  • Hot Spot (69)
  • Great for Outdoor Dining (59)
Second Bar + Kitchen serves lunch and dinner seven days a week and offers a new downtown option for late night food, wine, and cocktails. Executive Chef Peter Botcher offers an array of dishes from pizza and pasta to vertical rotisserie options. Beverage Director Jason Stevens and Wine Director Paula Rester feature regional drinks and interpretations of classic cocktails.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
Lunch Daily: 11am - 4pm Weekend Brunch: 11am - 4pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4pm - 11pm, Friday - Saturday: 4pm - 12:00am
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Phone number
(512) 827-2750
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Casey Wilcox
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Second Street
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Parking details
Valet ($10 per car) and street parking available.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wine
What 44 People Are Saying
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4.3
  based on all time ratings
4.4
food
4.1
service
4.2
ambience
3.3
value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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2L1B3 (Dallas)
5.0
Dined on November 23, 2017

I had heard Second Bar + Kitchen was delicious, and I was not disappointed. All the food was very flavorful and fresh. The portion sizes were perfect. The service was outstanding. We will definitely be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Dallas)
5.0
Dined on November 16, 2015

We wanted to go to Congress but it isn't open on Mondays. However, the restaurant impressed and everyone enjoyed their meals. The fried pickles and the black and bleu pizza were to be enjoyed.

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ALanehart (Austin)
5.0
Dined on March 23, 2015

Such a great find. Plan to go 2-3 times a week for lunch!

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vipzendog (Chicago)
4.0
Dined on May 15, 2014

Ate with a party of 6. We all ordered different things and sampled each other's dishes. The highlights were the flank steak accompanied by the most delicious potatoes, the braised short ribs and the soba veggie noodles. The best dessert was the salted caramel mousse. The disappointing dishes were the spicy veggie pizza (which was overpowered by curry) and the strawberry shortcake. The service was really nice hut a little slow. Overall we enjoyed ourselves and would return.

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vipKatie (Chicago)
5.0
Dined on May 5, 2014

We were there for a pre celebration happy hour, the cocktails were very creative and the appetizers were great. We had a group of 6 and they handled us very well. We were there pre dinner rush so I am not sure how busy it got, but it was getting very busy as we were heading out at 7. Great atmosphere!

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vipLollyS (Austin)
4.0
Dined on March 30, 2014

Went with some friends on our anniversary; requested a booth or table against a wall; we were seated in the walkway near Bar Congress (closed at the time). No server appeared or even walked by. After 25+ minutes, we asked the hostess for help. In moments our server arrived, pad in hand: "What can I get you?" No introduction, no welcome, never asked if we had questions, or how everything was. Main courses arrived 10 mins after apps, bad timing. She didn't return or ask about drink seconds for another 15 mins. I'd had dinner the week before at Congress, so I was quite disappointed in the indifferent, borderline hostile service & awkward placement of the table. That said, the food was delicious esp. the salmon, chicken breast, and desserts.

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vipRoman (Dallas)
3.0
Dined on February 17, 2014

Typical Austin establishment. Don't expect either extreme of spectrum. It was just OK

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WaynesWorld (Austin)
5.0
Dined on January 12, 2014

Congress burger tasted really homemade, wonderful soft buns, side of handcut potato chips
My Chianti was best I've had in an Austin restaurant
There were five of us dining and the others in my group also praised their food choices.
Waitstaff was very friendly, knowledgeable and attentive

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HornsFan73 (Austin)
4.0
Dined on December 22, 2013

We took our entire family - ages 7 to 67 - for brunch while all were here for the Christmas holidays. Had a great time and everyone really liked the food. Our grandchildren, who are notoriously picky eaters, devoured what they ordered. I would highly recommend this restaurant for brunch, and plan to go back soon to try their dinner menu.

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Sally (Houston)
5.0
Dined on November 12, 2013

Seven of us dined at Second Bar & Kitchen, and every single one of us was very happy with our food. Service was also very good and unobtrusive. Pretty noisy, but not impossible to carry on a conversation. Their chocolate pot de creme was OUTSTANDING! Pretty unusual to have a party of seven when EVERYBODY was happy!

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