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About Second Story - Hotel Belamar
Start with our amazing menu comprised of Americana inspired comfort food with a twist. Relish in our custom hand-crafted drinks, carefully selected wine menu from around the globe and fantastic happy hour with $4 wells and drafts from 4:00pm -7:00pm Mon-Sat. Take in our striking mid-century modern decor and finally realize the savings with prices you can actually afford! Second Story Restaurant is sure to become your favorite new "hidden" hot spot in the heart of Manhattan Beach! FREE Valet parking is provided.
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast Buffet: Monday – Friday: 6:30am – 10:30am
Saturday: 6:30am – 11:30am
Sunday Brunch: 10:30am - 2:30pm
Lunch: Everyday: 11:00am-1:30pm
Dinner: Everyday: 5:00pm – 10:00pm
Bar: Sunday – Thursday: 4:00pm – 11:00pm,
Friday-Saturday:4pm – Midnight
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Complimentary Valet Parking for Second Story Diners.
Metro Bus stop location on the corner of Rescans & Sepulveda...directly in front of the hotel.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Mon-Sat Happy Hour 4pm-7pm. Appetizer Specials & $4 Wells/Drafts/House Wine!
Second Story - Hotel Belamar Ratings and Reviews
The hotel is small and secluded. The carpet on the stairs to the second floor was stained. There was no host. I found the waiter behind the bar. There were only two other parties in the restaurant. While the menu was reasonably priced and engaging in offerings we did not eat. They were closing and while we could take food to go, we had to leave in 20 minutes.
We left then. Disappointed, because we had planned a long leisurely visit and the food smelled delicious. I’m not sure if I’ll return. They need to update their website and hire a cleaning crew.
Enjoyed Sunday Brunch here recently. Although a limited menu, there were several items that were appealing. The entrees we chose were nice portion size and delicious. Really liked their version of Chicken & Waffles! Coffee and a mimosa hit the spot too. The servers were fast and extremely friendly. Thanks for an enjoyable experience!
We were a party of six on a Friday evening, having dinner with family before taking someone to the airport. We were seated right away at a roomy table, and our server was incredibly attentive and thoughtful throughout our experience. We shared some starters, and each person had a main dish as well. All the food was really well-made and tasty, and portions were generous.
The dining room was fairly quiet for a Friday evening. The hotel has a cool, quirky, vintage vibe to it. I'd return here if I'm in the area for both the good food and the excellent service.
Service was fast, friendly and wonderful. My sisters and our kids came for their Sunday brunch and we had a lovely time. The buffet bar is nothing fancy but all of the food was fresh hot and delicious. They're made to order waffles, pancakes and French toast was the real Clincher! Delicious tiny little waffles covered with fresh fruit and cream, absolutely to die for. Even though they're small you get unlimited with the buffet. absolutely worth it :-)
Worst experience at a restaurant. Made a reservation for Valentine's Day dinner. Appreciated the complementary valet parking, but that's about it. Upon arrival, there was no host, we were left waiting with another couple to be greeted. Once someone noticed us, they had our reservation and then asked us to sit along a wall of large tables. We were to share a table for six with another couple, sitting on the ends with empty seats between. The table was wide, so imagine couples out for a nice romantic dinner sitting away from each other over a shared wide table - yeah, not good.
Worst yet, we did not have a server come to our table for 20 minutes and we noticed other couples were returning their meals to the kitchen. We also noticed that couples who had arrived before us had no drinks, not even a glass of water! We got up to leave and surprise, a waitress finally arrived! She pleaded for us not to leave, but I commented that it is unacceptable to not acknowledge customers who have been seated and furthermore, guests who had arrived before us had nothing to drink or eat.
Needless to say, we will never be back, which is sad because we are local residents.
Can't rate the food because we didn't actually get any. We walked in, we're told to sit any where and we're handed menus. 15 minutes later someone finally came over to tell us that someone else would be there to take our order soon. When we pointed out that we had been there a while and weren't even offered a glass of water, he said "oh, would you like some water?" I then asked if maybe he could get me a glass of wine. He said ok and turned to walk away. We had to yell after him to ask for a drink for my husband too. He seemed overwhelmed and that was the deciding factor, we got up and left. I had read many reviews about how good the food was but never actually got to try it. Not sure how this place is still in business.
The food was just ok. The menu selection for lunch was pretty limited. The food took a LONG time to arrive, which is pretty strange when the place was empty except for our group and one other couple. There was only one other table seated, which made it feel kind of weird.
The decor is nice, and nice that it was quiet, but that's about all I liked about it. I would rather go somewhere with better food for those prices, just nothing special about it.
We've been here 7-8 times over the past several years, and the food has been excellent each time! The last three ones we've had the pleasure of being served by Genka -- friendly and knowledgeable. The dishes are wonderful. Imaginative. The decor could use a little freshening at this point. It's not been updated at all in the time we've been coming.
Genka is always an amazing server. She's simply sweet and extremely accommodating. The food was pretty spectacular this visit. For starters, I had the crab cake, which was okay. Not the best, not the worst, but okay. My husband had chicken noodle soup. He loved it. The noodles were thick and the chicken was plentiful. For our entrees, I had pancetta wrapped pork tenderloin with blue cheese mash potatoes and honey glazed Brussels sprouts. My husband had the sea bass with roasted beets and potatoes. My tenderloin was perfectly cooked and moist. The Brussels sprouts were to die for! I went home looking for honey glazed Brussels sprouts recipes. My husband's sea bass was delicious (I had a little taste) but I preferred my tenderloin. For dessert we shared a croissant bread pudding with toffee caramel sauce and vanilla ice cream. Yummmmm!!! It was perfect. I wanted to lick the plate!!
First visit. Nice uncluttered feel, friendly bartender, good happy hour prices. Can't judge the food - I only had the "hummus bowl" which came with a nice veggie selection & pita. Bartender offered extra pita without being prompted. A friend had a burger & gave it a thumbs up. A small crowd - if you want a party atmosphere this is not your place. Low volume music allowing us to actually converse was appreciated.
We decided to try out the second story on Friday. Quiet vibe and solid food. The best and most refreshing thing was our waitress. She was so lovely, kind and funny. I think her name was Genka or something like that. We wanted to buy more food just to be around her.
We who had the sea bass were ecstatic. The chicken dish did not seem worthwhile. And I'd skip the cheese fondue - not as thick and tasty as I'm used to. They were not staffed for the crowd that built up so service was spotty at best. Even though we had our reso at 5:45 we did not have time for dessert and to make our 8:00 theater seats.
We may return for the food but allow more time. Didn't dream we'd need more than 2 hours.
In town for a memorial service and had an extra day to circle up with an old colleague. suggested the Hotel Belamar's Second Story which was geographically appropriate (always a concern in LA). Arrived a bit early and had a cocktail at the bar. Rye whiskey for me, and a Moscow Mule for the young lady upon her arrival. Knowledgeable bartender and decent drinks. Dinner was a bottle of Champagne (Wine list very small) and Roasted beets and meat(s) (Filet for her and a Rib-Eye for me. Rib-eye too thin for my liking and not marbled sufficiently. Clearly choice and not prime (cost-appropriate however). Roasted beets served between us tow were both red and white, and well presented). All in all a decent evening, but not a place to go out of my way to return.
The salmon tacos and ahi tuna were quite good. The combination of the watermelon and feta cheese with the tuna was surprising in a good way. The crab cake was decent but not impressive.
It was not crowded, which was good because it would have been noisy. It was very pleasant, and a nice discovery. We will definitely be back.
Found the restaurant on Open Table and decided to try it. The restaurant is inside the hotel. The staff was amazing and the house wines were wonderful and reasonable. Nice Happy Hour - The Halibut was wonderful. The desserts are amazing. It was a lovely place and we will go back. Try it, you will not be disappointed.
Lots of ambience at the bar, where you can get appetizers as well as dinner. Happy Hour is very reasonable and drinks were a generous pour. We also had dinner and the choices and prices as well as the service was excellent. It was a birthday and the restaurant presented not only a dessert but a little "gift" bag that had a small bottle of bubbly.
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