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7:00 PM
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Second City Bistro

248 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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  • Neighborhood Gem (12)
  • Good for Groups (7)
  • Good for Birthdays (6)
We’re located in the heart of Old Town El Segundo. We offer the experience of simple elegance and serve up what we refer to as American fare with flair. We offer a casual yet upscale atmosphere and are perfect for first dates, happy hour with friends, and even business meetings.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Contemporary American, Steak, Burgers
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Hours of operation

Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm


Monday - Friday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm; Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm

Happy Hour

Monday - Friday: 3:00pm - 6:00pm
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Phone number
(310) 322-6085
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
With an intimate ambiance, Second City Bistro's event space is completely private, allowing our guests the intimacy their large gatherings deserve. Passed to stationed hors d'oeuvres, buffet to plated entrees, choose Second City Bistro and let us make your large gathering memorable.
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Private party contact
Marcela Lauria-White: (877) 713-8545
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We can provide offsite catering of all different types. Please call us with questions or to book our catering services.
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Cross street
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Parking details
There is usually ample street parking. There is also a free parking lot at the corner of Richmond and Franklin, which is just steps from the Bistro. There is also a free parking structure on the northeast corner of Grand and Richmond. This structure can be accessed by going west on Grand towards Richmond Street and taking a right into the structure.
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We have live music on our front patio every Friday. Please call for more information. Be sure to make a reservation if you want a table on the front patio as the space fills quickly. The music is also accessible in the bar. Seating at the bar is first come, first served.
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Special events & promotions
We have 5 course wine dinners every 2-3 months with different vineyards. Please call or check our website to see if we have one scheduled soon. Sign up for our mailing list on our website to receive emails about these dinners.

We offer a "Wind & Dinner for 2" special on the first Monday of each month. For $60, you receive 1 appetizer OR 2 salads/soups, 2 entrees, and a bottle of wine from our list price $59 or less. *some exclusions apply*
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 248 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.3  based on recent ratings
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

We discovered Scott and Liz's 2nd City Bistro soon after they opened. Love the food and the ambiance. Service is above average. Food/Wine Pairing Nights are well worth enjoying. Went when Chateau St. Jean was featured. The winemaker was there and she signed our bottle.

Try it for a special evening.

ShelleyM (Las Vegas)
2.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

While we were told coming in that the food may take up to 45 minutes due to a couple of large groups, we were not told that the service would be practically non-existent and would have to wait 15 minutes just to get a glass of water. The food was, as always, delicious but the service was so horrendous that we will not be going back. A shame because, even though the service is never great, it was so bad that it just isn't worth it anymore. There are enough great restaurants in El Segundo that we don't have to pay to be aggravated.

ManuelR (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

Perfect for everybody ....... we love this place . Close to the airport. Good service.
We recomiend

LisaLisa (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

The restaurant was practically empty while we were there and it still took a really long time to get our food. And, when we did, one member of our party asked for dressing on the side and it came on the salad. Then the waiter came over and said that she didn't ask for it on the side...which the other two of us clearly heard her say. If you make a mistake, own up...don't place blame on the customer.

vipmaddog (Los Angeles)
2.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

They had a large party in the main restaurant and a private party upstairs. These two groups apparently crippled the kitchen. We've eaten there numerous times and never had service like this before. The worse!!! Everything was slow: drinks, appetizers, entrees. It took us 3 hours to get our dinner. We were on the verge of leaving when the entrees finally appeared at 10 PM. Never bothered with coffee or dessert. At that point, we just wanted to get out of the restaurant!

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

It was really delicious .

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Always consistently good food, service & atmosphere ! Never hard to get a reservation , always eager to please when we show up at the door ! So glad it’s still around, and still yummy!

vipFoodie (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

This local spot always has consistently good food and great service. They’re dineLA menu is particularly stellar!

Aimee (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on January 18, 2018

DineLA menu had great options! The only pitfall was the soup did not come out hot. And the pot of hot water for tea was not hot either. Tiramisu came out frozen and service was slow. Otherwise food is yummy. There is potential and room for improvement.

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 17, 2018

Comfortable ambiance, great food - very fresh and tasty, good service.

OpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
4.0  Dined on January 11, 2018

Nice quaint little restaurant in a neat neighborhood. Food was good but service was a little slow.

Rosie (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

the menu was exceptional. The service was amazing. The perfect way to celebrate new years eve.

GuessWhatsForDinner (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

It wound up being a great place for New Year's Eve dinner. Even though they only had a prix fixe dinner menu, it was a very nice evening. Pricing was a little high for what we got if it was an average day but expected for a holiday dinner.
But, one of the nice things was that it included both soup and salad. Both servings were small but with the entree and dessert, enough to fill us both up.
There were two price options depending on which entree you selected, $55 or $65, and you didn't have to order the same price option for all at the table. They had three soup choices, two salad choices and two dessert choices - these were available for all entrees. We both ordered the lobster bisque which had a good flavor but only had minute pieces of lobster and was more the consistency of a soup rather than a bisque. We each ordered a different salad and both the Caesar and spinach salad were good. They also brought bread (if you asked) which had kind of a sweet taste to it. I would have preferred "normal" bread but it was included so no reason to complain.
The entrees were plentiful and cooked to order. Both the lamb and prime rib were tasty but if given the option of these two again, I'd get the lamb.
Desserts were also good with the tiramisu being a larger potion than the cheesecake. Ordering either one should be pleasing depending on which one you prefer.
We had a nice evening and would return. Hope you get a chance to try their lamb. Enjoy!

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

Great place to have dinner beautiful atmosphere and good tasting food

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on December 13, 2017

Holiday Party