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About Second City Bistro

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.

223 Richmond St
El Segundo, CA 90245
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Steak, Burgers

Hours of Operation:
Lunch

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

Dinner

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

Happy Hour

Monday - Friday: 3:00pm - 6:00pm

Cross Street:
Grand

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(310) 322-6085

Website:
http://www.secondcitybistro.com/

Entertainment:
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.

Catering:
We can provide offsite catering of all different types. Please call us with questions or to book our catering services.

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.

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.

Private Party Contact:
Marcela Lauria-White: (877) 713-8545

Additional:
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

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*

Second City Bistro Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.2

service

4.1

ambience

4.1

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
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Neighborhood Gem (3)
Business Meals (2)
Cozy (2)
Healthy (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Great for Lunch (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Happy Hour (1)
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Service and food are excellent. They served a delicious mussels appetizer and tasty rib eye. Interesting wine list.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 25, 2017

We chose Second City Bistro to meet out-of-town visitors for an early dinner AND watch the beginning of the 2nd game of the World Series. We sat outside on the patio, where it was cool, quiet (for conversation) and where we had the benefit of two large flat screen TVs on which to keep track of the game. Happy hour was welcome (though not extensive), the food was excellent, and the service was awesome. In short, the Bistro was a home run. It was the perfect place to meet -- near LAX for our traveling friends, conducive to conversation, with great ambiance, service, food, TVs for keeping track of the Game 2.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Great Dinner, no Specials that night

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 3, 2017

This is a neighborhood restaurant that has some nice salads. Its filet mignon salad is the best thing on the menu and the price is right. The entrees are somewhat overpriced. Like the atmosphere.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 13, 2017

I have been at this restaurant many times, this was a very off night. We had to send 2 dishes back for undercooked polenta with a rather awful chili powder taste. The kitchen responded very slowly when we just asked to substitute risotto,an option offered by the waitress. We had a wonderful waitress. The rest of the food was very good.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 30, 2017

great dinner, wife had the filet, i had the shrimp risoto, both excellent. great lady waiter, very attentive, recommended a great desert.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Very slow. Very very slow

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Kudos to the Chef.
The food was very good. Well prepared and tasty
The staff was good but very "understaffed" they need more staff with dedicated roles, servers, host, bread water utensils
I wrote it was my birthday on the reservation but the host never told the server.
They seated us in the smallest table at the very rear of the restaurant

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 29, 2017

We have enjoyed eating at Second City Bistro in El Segundo in the past and have always enjoyed it. We went for the recent Dine LA this time and found the food selections ample and delicious. We were especially happy to have choices of both salad and appetizer along with main course in lieu of dessert!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 26, 2017

This place was SUCH A FIND! I found it via the Dine LA website and had always heard good things, so I used Dine LA as an excuse to finally try it. Their menu seems great, but even the Dine LA menu had many options I was excited to try....lobster bisque, crab cakes, spinach salad, halibut, ribeye, short ribs. The food was excellent. The service was even better. The owner even stopped by to check on us a couple times. We are excited to go back and try other things! Parking was easy too, which is hard to find in LA.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, People Watching, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 18, 2017

I went here today for DineLA. Everything was just ok. :( Service ..just ok, Food- Just ok.

From the DineLA menu I ordered the caesar salad, linguini with shrimp and had the cheesecake. The caesar salad was a very finely chopped caesar, I have actually never seen a caesar chopped like a chopped salad, actually even worse. I say worse because the pieces were so tiny and it was on a small plate not a bowl, it made it very hard to eat. I kept trying to stab pieces with the fork but the dressing had made the lettuce limp and the only pieces i could pick up were the end parts of the romaine that still had the whites attached. I literally ended up having to eat the salad by sliding my fork sideways to scoop lettuce on to it. It wasnt an enjoyable experience. Also small detail no fresh pepper for the caesar. I didnt even have anything on my table and swiped the salt and petter shaker from the next table.

The linguini was just ok. My shrimp were undercooked. Pink on outside but down the middle clear. I cant place my finger on what exactly I didnt like. I will say salt and pepper made it taste way better. And the only thing that made the linguini actually taste like "oh this is good pasta" was when I got feta cheese on the fork with everything else. I ended up making sure to get a piece in every bite. It was a large portion so thats a plus.

The cheesecake has to be frozen and I wonder be convinced other wise. My piece of cheesecake was not creamy but hard and very very cold in the middle. I know this is from the freezer bc Ive frozen cheesecake before. It was almost like eating very hard ice cream thats been frozen for a while and hasnt melted to room temperature.

Service as I said was just ok, the hostess was very nice. My server only checked on me on once while i was eating the linguini and I had to ask for a water refill.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 19, 2017

Food was mediocre at best and a fly continued to buzz around us even though we ate inside.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 12, 2017

Loved this place and cannot believe I have missed it before. Delicious lunch sized portions and quality cocktails.

Tags: Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 10, 2017

We were a party of 17, celebrating a birthday. The food was outstanding, but clearly they were understaffed. Our food arrived two hours after we ordered. The service was fine considering the circumstance. At one point during the night, the waitress dropped a plate and spilled ketchup all over my friend's jacket. She was very apologetic and it was an accident. After realizing the jacket was ruined we asked to speak with a manager. We were told there wasn't one. We asked for the owner and the waitress gladly called him. The owner walked in and never introduced himself, just stood there waiting for us to approach him. My friend went over and introduced himself and explained what happened. The owner was extremely rude and asked what he was supposed to do about it. He actually told us if we didn't like his restaurant then we shouldn't come back. Not once did he try to make it right. I have never experienced such horrible customer service, especially from an owner. I will never return.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 9, 2017

Close to LAX. Good range of menus items. Wonderful way to aware incoming Passengers.

Tags: Business Meals, Fun, Casual
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 6, 2017

We had the fish & chips, filet and a Caesar salad to start.
The Caesar was okay, but old lettuce. My fish was straight from the freezer or had been sitting out. No flake to it at all. My wife had the filet and it was tough and over cooked even though she asked for medium. I expect a lot more for $40 a person. I won't go back (this was my second visit and wanted to give it another chance).

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 21, 2017

Outstanding calamari salad. Unfortunately no Bushmills
Carly was outstanding attentive – on point. She should receive a $500 bonus if it is

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 20, 2017

Nothing special about the food I ordered. Shrimp scampi needs attention--lacks flavor. Lobster in lobster bisque tasted canned. Nice atmosphere and clean.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 18, 2017

Under staffed on a Tuesday night

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 14, 2017

I used to love Second City, it rivaled Chef Hannes (which now is superior in everything). Now it is just too casual too lazy and nothing special. The food taste like diner food.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 7, 2017

Food was decent but service can do with improvement.

Tags: Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 10, 2017

Been there many times, coming from out of town. NEVER disappoints!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 27, 2017

This is a regular go-to work spot for us when there is a special occasion. The food is good, drinks are good, and atmosphere is also good. During our last visit, the service was excellent and we felt very special.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 27, 2017

Every meal was cooked to perfection and came out on time. I thoroughly thought the service superb from the moment we walked in to when we left. Thank you Second City for a great night.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 25, 2017

Secret Gem on a quiet street. Non checap but hearty portions and very relaxed.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 20, 2017

Server Paige was five stars! Food five stars!! Definitely going back!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 20, 2017

Food was great and enjoyed the ambiance. Would recommend for a get together with friends.

Tags: Business Meals, Quick Bite
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 18, 2017

I get that's it's cool for locals, immediately local, or if you're killing time cause the person you're picking up's flight was super delayed

Very avg all the way around

EXCEPT our server Page, super sweet and friendly

Again don't travel to this is place you're a a local

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 16, 2017

We ate here on a Monday night prior to picking friends up from LAX. The place was very empty. Food was just ok at best. However, since the place was pretty empty we had good service, lol.

We had the short rib dish, the meat was hot but the mashed potatoes and asparagus served with it were cold.

We also had the grilled ribeye. Nothing special here either. The steak could have used some seasoning on it before it was prepared or it should have been served with a sauce or even a bottle of steak sauce.

After dining here and reading other reviews, our experience seems par for the course.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 12, 2017

Not only is the food terrific; but, the service is best around!

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 5, 2017

My wife and I have been coming to 2nd City since it opened its doors. It has many great amenities but what makes it our first thought when thinking of dining is it's location. We walk the block and a half and enjoy a great meal in a very pleasant environment.
The servers are always first class and Scott, the owner always stops by to say hello.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 31, 2016

We chose Second City Bistro for our New Years eve dinner. We had 6:30 pm reservations and were finished, paid, and out the door by 7:30 pm. Total tab was $240 plus tip. The food was good (great) but it was very rushed. We ordered a bottle of Pinot Noir and the appetizers were barely on the table when the soup arrived. Two spoonfulls of soup and the main course arrived. We hadn't even taken a bite of the main course when the desert showed up. No kidding! We typically choose Deluca and wish we had chosen them. The staff was nice, but it seemed they wanted us out for the next sitting. Considering the occassion and price, we were pretty disappointed with the evening overall. Well... mixed feelings at least because all the food was excellent, but it was all rushed.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Booked for New Year's Eve and no mention of prix fix anywhere. When arrived, party of 7, seated in rear patio with no heat, make shift seating and sub standard wait staff. When asked for wine menu, we were then asked do we want to see bottle or by glass. We replied both please. First course took 1 hour to arrive, second 25 minutes l8r and main course before we finished second course. Dessert was another hour and we gave up on check and went inside to request again only to see our waitress behind the bar as bartender.
I have been here prior on business lunch and dinners and always enjoyed. I will never again be a patron.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 8, 2016

The food was exccellent. The waitress was very friendly and provided great service.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 1, 2016

Food was good, not great. The server was excellent.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 15, 2016

Very good as usual. Our friends enjoyed it too and want to get together there again. That's the best recommendation we can give. Thanks!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 14, 2016

Our server was delightful, but she was the only waitress covering the entire restaurant at lunch. She was as attentive as possible, but we waited a long time for drink refills and for our food. This is the second time I've been there, and service was slow both times. Food is quite good and the décor is charming, but staffing seems to be a problem.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Casual, Bar Seating
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 12, 2016

It was a slow night for a Saturday at 7:00, which was fine with us. The noise level was at a minimum and we had a comfortable table for four. Our server was very friendly and the food was really good. The portions are quite large so be prepared to take some home. Lunch is also very good with both menus providing a range of selections.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 5, 2016

Server was amazing! Food was good!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 4, 2016

Tim is a great waiter. The restaurant has a wonderful following.

Tags: Comfort Food, Seasonal
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