Second Story - Hotel Belamar

4.2
208 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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.

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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

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C
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

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.

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FF
Las Vegas
13 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

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.

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MT
Miami
26 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Nice and convenient to LAX. great food, free valet parking, pleasant atmosphere. Highly recommend.

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Hawaii
10 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything we ordered was delicious! Had a great time!

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P
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

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

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m
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The four of us liked it very much. Hope more people come to the restaurant.

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OT
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

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.

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R
Los Angeles
57 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

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.

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LA
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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.

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AL
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I had a great Valentine’s dinner. We love the food and the romantic restaurant setting.

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OT
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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.

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J
Central Coast
13 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Wait staff overworked. Food was good and Bulgarian waitress was great.

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AB
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 1

The hotel had a strong musty smell. The restaurant was clean and didn't smell but the restaurant was empty, food was good!!!

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CC
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.
Great experience:)

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OT
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

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...

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OT
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The music was great! The place had yummy food!

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IC
Los Angeles
185 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

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.

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C
San Diego
27 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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OT
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

👍👍

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.

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G
London
6 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Thanksgiving dinner. Tasty meal. Turkey, ham plate was good. Only the stuffing was a bit gummy. Everything else was yummy. Great service from Genka.

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MB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

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.

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a
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

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.

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thx. It was fun.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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!

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OT
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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OT
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service; we will be back!

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WL
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

Hotel restaurant; waiter was polite and very nice but food was mediocre. Carpeting was filthy!

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The server & bartender were both great. It was my birthday, and they gave me 2 complimentary desserts to share with my friends.

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a
Los Angeles
65 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Yummy skirt steaks and excellent service from a very cheerful server. This is a small hotel restaurant with free valet parking.

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JG
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

My son and I frequent many different restaurants. We won’t be going back to this one. A waitress with braids was terriblely rude.

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R
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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LC
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

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.

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M
Atlanta
31 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

Meet friends Jose great. Food good. Room unattractive

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JA
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebration

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Mothers Day

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DJ
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Had a lovely Mother’s Day brunch. Mimosas were bottomless. Food was very good and varied.

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T
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

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.

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OT
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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...

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MS
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food - prompt and exceptionally friendly service. Easy parking with complementary valet. Our second visit - both times did not disappoint

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EP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

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.

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