Second Story - Hotel Belamar

4.3
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
At Pacifica Hotels, the health and well-being of our guests and team members is of the utmost importance. We wanted to reach out directly to reassure all of our valued guests that as the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation continues to evolve our team is closely monitoring the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO) and local health department updates as well as following their recommendations on the appropriate health and safety measures daily. At this time we feel it is in everyone's best interests to close for the next two weeks. Thank you for your support and understanding and we will reopen when it is appropriate to do so.
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4.1
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4.0
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vipThaisB
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

La comida estuvo buena, pero el plato no era lo que esperábamos. Hice la reservación para la 1pm, pero el restaurante cerraba a las 1h30.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quiet and tucked away spot. The service was awesome and food was affordable and yummy. Definitely will be going back.

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vipSherry
Los Angeles
81 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Service is wonderful- they always can adjust a meal - change side dishes and sauté instead of frying.
Baby friendly too - the grand baby loves it. Great neighborhood find.

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JackC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent. Service was great. Not very crowded for a Sunday lunch.

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vipmiriam
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Steak for my friend and Sicilian meatballs with pappardelle for me. Plus a great bottle of wine. Our server was a delight and the evening was a success. it merited all of the other good reviews I read on Yelp and on OpenTable

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vipJC12
Los Angeles
49 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I enjoyed eating at restaurants where food quality is a focus an concern. My breakfast was tasted good and prepared well. The service was good and quick.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and above average service. Will return for sure. Gem of a spot.

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vipDine4SouthBay
Los Angeles
45 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Free valet parking; had Christmas Day dinner, so only one server was working that day; despite this, the service was attentive and efficient; each of our meals were very tasty and filling. Even though the dining area was full, the noise level was pleasantly low to allow for intimate conversation.

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vipInaP
Portland
11 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience5

Our reservation was for 12:15pm, party of 5 and a highchair on Xmas day. They were not very busy so the staff was all of 3 people. We ordered some food for the toddler (chicken strips with fries) and the cinnamon rolls for starters. It didn't come until 1:00pm! Suffice it to say it was rough since its hard to keep a hungry toddler busy for all that time! There is no reason for the food to take so long! When our sandwiches finally showed up we were starving! I have to say the food was good or I would have given them only 1 star. Although...they use the same overcooked chicken strips for the child's dish as well as the chicken and waffles. Why over cook/deep fry that chicken??? Note to management: When guests come in with a small child please give them special attention!!! No child should have to wait so long to eat!

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vipJC12
Los Angeles
49 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

This is a neighbor hood gem. The food is of good quality and the servers are attentive. I enjoyed my dining at this restaurant.

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vipJC12
Los Angeles
49 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

I had a very pleasant relaxing dining experience. The place is small but cozy! But, it does deliver tasty foods. The ambience was quaint and very quite.

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vipOpticsGuy
Los Angeles
103 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This has become our go to place for a great breakfast. I get the special breakfast with crispy bacon and my wife gets the huevos rancheros totally amazing how quiet the restaurant is which is great for us.

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vipJessika72
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Service was ok. Food was good. Limited feed back re unavailable items.

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vipHbray
Chicago
74 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was fine. My colleague ordered a burger and they brought him a salad. Halfheartedly offered to bring him the right thing, but didn’t comp his meal or even part of it even though he ate the salad. Thought that was weird.

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Vincent
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

I’d definitely call this place a bar more so than a restaurant. Service was fantastic. My wife and I enjoyed ourselves. The menu is pretty limited, but it’s not a deal breaker. The food could use more flavor. Overall, I’d come here for a drink with a group of friends. I personally want more WOW when I take my wife out.

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CocoFlake
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We couldn’t have asked for a more conducive setting for a business lunch. Although the virtually deserted dining room can’t mean good things for the Hotel Belamar, it worked for us. Service was super attentive, our Salmon Chef salads were fresh and delicious, and a glass was never empty.

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vipElectroRoss
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fairly limited menu but everything was delicious. Calamari was light and perfectly cooked. The homemade chicken noodle soup was wonderful. My wife enjoyed crusted sea bass and I had scratch made pasta with homemade meatballs. Our waitress was friendly, knowledgeable and let us enjoy a leisurely meal without pushing us along as some places tend to do. We’ll definitely be back

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SherW
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous meal. Restaurant is decorated beautifully. Staff is super friendly. Food was amazing. Valet was friendly and fast. Nothing bad about the experience whatsoever!

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Tail15
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

The place was empty and doors were shut closed. Service was slow and menu options were little.

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JoeZ
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit here. A Great Breakfast experience. Will be returning in the near future !

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vipFoodLover
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I happened to be staying at the hotel this restaurant is located in, but this is not your average hotel restaurant. This is some of the best food that I have had in LA. The smoked salmon dish for brunch is superb! The Mexican chocolate ganache for happy hour is a must. And everyone in my group of six love their food. I highly recommend this restaurant regardless of whether you are staying in this hotel or not!

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RBRB
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience3

It’s very quiet. The food was excellent. Unfortunately, no one met us when we entered. We didn’t know if the restaurant was even open. The service was good. It would be a good place to have a party.

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ChristineH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to come, good food, ambiance and service!

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Vern
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

This is a great little local spot that is quiet and not well known. It's nice inside and the happy hour is a great deal at a great time. I'd go back again. There was lot's of space for a larger group and cozy for a couple. I'd give it even higher marks but I like to (rarely) reserve those for places that are over the top impressive. One of the drawbacks is the silly street signs that say you can't park on the street - not sure if those are legit and enforceable - I broke the rules (and instead of using the valet) I parked on the street anyway with (maybe lucky?) no consequences. I'd recommend this local spot.

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vipVince
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

It's a typical hotel restaurant in appearance, but the surprise was in the quality of the food. A terrific filet mignon for a third of the price compared to Flemmings or other high priced streak restuarant. Bread pudding desert was also terrific. A nice quiet environment for us to have a quality family conversation.

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vipClipperjim
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

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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vipFoodieFinder
Las Vegas
16 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience5

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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vipMichaelT
Miami
26 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
15 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything we ordered was delicious! Had a great time!

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Poor
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience1

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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maryannep
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience3

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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vipRuss
Los Angeles
68 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

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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vipLeslieAnn
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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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AnneL
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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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vipJack
Central Coast
16 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

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

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vipAlmaB
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall2food4service4ambience1

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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vipColleenC
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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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Second Story - Hotel Belamar is rated 4.3 stars by 233 OpenTable diners.

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