Second Story - Hotel Belamar
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Sun 6:30AM - 2:00PM
Mon - Thu 6:30AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Fri 6:30AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Sat 6:30AM - 1:00PM 7:00PM - 10:00PM
We had visited the Second Story Restaurant last year for Mother's Day and we had a great time, this year the selections that they presented for the Brunch, left a lot to be desired for the amount that they charged, it wasn't worth it at all. We won't be going back again.
Waitress are great.
Food is delicious..
New bartender needs to learn his customer service skills. Very quick and makes no eye contact when ordering a $6.57 hot water and tea bag. Why? Just a little pricey for a hot tea. Also the first price he quoted quickly was said “ six dollars and change”.
Miya was amazing help. She is great at her job all around. She should be manger of bar and front desk. Her service skills for all departments were impeccable. Very welcoming.
Nice and convenient to LAX. great food, free valet parking, pleasant atmosphere. Highly recommend.
Everything we ordered was delicious! Had a great time!
Unfortunately the hotel and restaurant did not live up to the photos on the website at all. Pretty disappointing since we chose it for a birthday dinner. Most obvious issue were the huge stains on the carpet leading into the restaurant. The hotel should take care of this immediately. The food was ok but not up to standard for the prices. Thankfully the server was great
The four of us liked it very much. Hope more people come to the restaurant.
Nice little place to have dinner. Probably best suited for hotel guests but it was a nice change of pace. Try the meatball sliders and pasta.
Food was very good....sever was very good....seemed to really enjoy working at the hotel...
However, the restaurant is in DIRE need of an update or at least a thorough cleaning.
The chairs were stained and the wooden table we ate at had some wood peeling off the veneer.
Won't go back until they refurbish the restaurant.
My husband and I had our Valentine's Day dinner here. It was our first time at the Second Story and most likely won't be our last. We started with the fried calamari, and for our mains, I had the NY steak and my husband had the pork tenderloin. We had the Brussels sprouts as an extra side and the Mexican chocolate tart for dessert. Everything was prepared perfectly, the meats cooked exactly to our specifications and both were tender and delicious. The dessert was heavenly!!
Our server was friendly and attentive. My only criticism is that it took too long for us to get our sprouts. Not sure why. We were nearly done with our dinner by the time they arrived at our table. Our server was quite apologetic about the delay. We ended up having most of them packed to go.
The free valet parking was a welcome bonus. This is definitely a spot worth checking out next time you are in the Manhattan Beach/LAX area.
My husband and I had a great Valentine’s dinner. We love the food and the romantic restaurant setting.
I was pleasantly surprised how good the food was. We had the calamari, salad and fish. All were very tasty. I was concerned as the menu was a bit limited but we were happy with our experience.
Wait staff overworked. Food was good and Bulgarian waitress was great.
The hotel had a strong musty smell. The restaurant was clean and didn't smell but the restaurant was empty, food was good!!!
The food was delicious and our server, I believe his name was Jose, was so helpful and conscientious. Christina, the hostess went out of her way to make us feel welcome and comfortable.
Another excellent experience here, it's great comfort food and while this place is roomy and open, it's never crowded when we come. It's a nice quiet ambiance and the food and drink are always great! We had another great skirt steak with fries and fried 🍅. Sarava had her beloved organic chicken...
The music was great! The place had yummy food!
The minimal staff contributed to slow service and the food was acceptable for "hotel" food, small portions. The sea bass was dry, however, the filet mignon was just right (tender and not overcooked). This is more a bar-café, not what I would consider a real restaurant. The staff preoccupied with each other rather than being more attentive to the patrons. I guess they don't really care since they are travel guests rather than local patrons.
I have been going to the Belamar and the restaurant for many years. The food is great and the service is outstanding. The manager, Pietro, is always friendly and concerned with your satisfaction and enjoyment. Genka and Andrea always provide top notch service that is personalized and attentive.
Lovely location. Great food.
But the thing that sets Second Story apart is service. And I can distill service at Second Story down to one word... Genka!
She is fantastic. The best export from Bulgaria ever!
Ask to be sat in here section.
Thanksgiving dinner. Tasty meal. Turkey, ham plate was good. Only the stuffing was a bit gummy. Everything else was yummy. Great service from Genka.
The service was non-existent. There was only a hand full of people in the restaurant. There was a sign at the door that said we could pick a seat anywhere. We sat near the bar. After waiting 15 minutes none of the waiters approached us asking if we needed anything. So we just left. It was the oddest thing to see waiters and the bartender wondering around, not really serving anyone else but they didn't speak to us.
It was a little too tame for my liking. The food and drinks are good. It's a nice spot if you are looking for a really quiet place.
Thx. It was fun.
Went here for my birthday. The service was wonderful and the food was delicious! Happy we found this hidden gem. We will definitely be back!
We've been here 4 times now and they haven't disappointed yet, the skirt steak done medium or medium well with the string fries and fried tomato is to die for and my daughter swears by the organic rosemary chicken dish. They have an excellent tequila sunrise by the way. Its a small, stylish venue where you can sit against one of the walls and see everything. Genka always seems to be there when we come and she's an excellent waitress, very caring and genuine, smiling, and eager to please. The excellent food and her service makes it a fabulous experience!
Great food, great service; we will be back!
Hotel restaurant; waiter was polite and very nice but food was mediocre. Carpeting was filthy!
The server & bartender were both great. It was my birthday, and they gave me 2 complimentary desserts to share with my friends.
Yummy skirt steaks and excellent service from a very cheerful server. This is a small hotel restaurant with free valet parking.
My son and I frequent many different restaurants. We won’t be going back to this one. A waitress with braids was terriblely rude.
We enjoyed the early evening dining and wonderful service. The Sea Bass over Risotto was excellent. First the Hummus appetizer and wine was a great beginning.
We had ample time to enjoy our meal and the Darling waitress. We shall return!
Excellent service and food. The hotel restaurant needs to be redone with windows
facing the ocean or some sort of view. Very peculiar restaurant style. Chairs were
worn out. Food and service were very very good.
Meet friends Jose great. Food good. Room unattractive
Had a lovely Mother’s Day brunch. Mimosas were bottomless. Food was very good and varied.
it was convenient to make an early morning reservation on Mother's Day. The great part is they have a compact menu and we could each order what we wanted vs. a buffet of which we are not fans. My only observation was that the staff seemed to not be in sync to waiting on tables where people were not doing the self service method.
Valet parking included/compd.
It's got a nice relaxed ambiance connected to a casually elegant hotel near the corner of Rosecrans and Sepulveda boulevards. Very classy in that they offer complimentary valet parking when you eat at the restaurant. I had the heavenly skirt steak with mashed potatoes, a couple of cooked tomatoes and light salad and Crumpet and Sarava both had the organic chicken and they both seemed to lick every morsel up. They reluctantly gave me a small bite and it was so moist and flavorful! I can't remember the name of the purplish drink (see pic) but Genka, our waitress, suggested it and it didn't disappoint, it was sweet and tart at the same time if that makes sense and it is potent, LOL. Hope you're lucky enough to get Genka as your waitress as she is the Michael Jordan of servers, very cheerful, accommodating, caring, and knowledgeable without being annoying, just a magical personality. I probably over tipped her but she certainly helped to make the meal an excellent experience, she even gave me a complimentary sweet (pineapple flavored) after dinner drink. Sarava and I shared the scrumptious bread pudding with vanilla ice cream and a dollop of whipped cream, ahhhh! Better ask somebody...
Very good food - prompt and exceptionally friendly service. Easy parking with complementary valet. Our second visit - both times did not disappoint
As natives the South Bay, we try to find different restaurants to mix up our dining experiences. Everybody’s familiar with this hotel but this is the first time we have eaten at this restaurant. The Second Story Restaurant is a quaint hotel lounge that happens to serve food. Nothing on the menu is spectacular or stands out as a must try. We had the calamari that was overcooked though plating and presentation was beautiful. The salad was typical Caesar salad good but nothing amazing. We decided to try the filet mignon, ordering it medium rare. What we received was a piece of meat varying in temperatures from well done to medium. The quarter of the steak we could eat that didn’t take shoe leather were delicious, especially with the Gorgonzola topping. The asparagus risotto is actually really good, and I’m not a big fan of asparagus, and the two small baby carrots were just a joke more like a garnish than an actual vegetable. We have the strawberry shortcake for dessert which was good despite the ginger biscuit being a little denser than expected. Definitely not an experience to spent over $100 on for a meal that we shared with drinks.