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Second Bar + Kitchen

200 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701-4527
+1 512-827-2750
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good38%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (13 reviews)
“truffle fries” (33 reviews)
“burger” (59 reviews)
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American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
200 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701-4527
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Boring selection of food. At lunch the service was OK, the setting was marginal, and the food quality of the pizza served was pizza hut level. The location was convenient to the JW Marriott, but it doesn't have any other advantages.

Thank Andrew S
Reviewed 1 week ago

I am currently staying at the JW Marriott across the street and saw this place while walking by one day. I came for dinner here tonight and it was pretty good. I had the Chive Gnocchi and the Brie as apps. The Gnocchi was just...More

Thank Zach S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Eat here frequently as it is in my neighborhood. Stopped in and sat at the bar for a quick lunch between meetings. Bartender was awesome - she had me put of there in 30 minutes. Kale salad with grilled shrimp is light and tasty. Though...More

Thank Ashley L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I found recommendations for the congress burger both on Thrillist and Zagats so I went here with the sole purpose of trying it. The burger was amazing! I added pork belly and a fried egg as toppings and if you want you can do avocado...More

Thank broxAdvisor
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

More of a business crowd than a tourist crowd at Second Bar & Kitchen. The atmosphere was clean and modern and the staff was abundant. I sat at the bar and had the black truffle pommes frites and the french dip. It sounds like simple...More

Thank Greg B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had a couple of small plates and they were great. A friend had the redfish, I got a bite and it was very good. Brussel sprouts very good. Another friend had the banana fritters for desert. I thought it was a bit on the...More

Thank Dennis B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a great surprise to have one of my best breakfast experiences at an airport! They've only been open a couple of weeks in this location and you'd never know it. The staff was knowledgeable and prompt with their service and my meal was outstanding....More

Thank Jbyelle
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great location. We ordered Pomodoro pizza (heavy on tomato sauce) but definitely well made and fresh, Tomato basil Gnocchi which was great, grits were average. Fried zucchini very spicy! By far the best truffle fries we have ever had!!!! Worth the visit for the fries...More

Thank LMA323
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

The food was fantastic! They have great appetizers at a great variety of food. The gnocchi was fantastic! Everyone at the table raved about the fried pickles; one stating it was the best he ever ate. The salad with Beate's was also fantastic!

Thank kkantz
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

My family loves this place. The menu is just diverse enough to satisfy everyone and every dish is spot on. It's always nice to have good food, what makes second worth returning to is the awesome service. Good food, good service reasonably priced. What more...More

Thank raphster
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 200 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701-4527
    (Second Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
  • Phone Number: +1 512-827-2750
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Second Bar + Kitchen serves lunch and dinner seven days a week and offers a new downtown option for late night food, wine, and cocktails. Executive Chef David Bull and Chef de Cuisine Jason Stude offer an array of dishes from pizza and pasta to vertical rotisserie options. Lead Barman William Hankey and team feature regional drinks and interpretations of classic cocktails.
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