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Second Street American Bistro

115 Arthur Way, Newport News, VA 23602-9442
+1 757-234-4448
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Bar, Seafood, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
115 Arthur Way, Newport News, VA 23602-9442
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Reviewed 3 days ago

My husband and I came here a week ago on the recommendation of a work friend of mine. We were lucky enough to have one of the most knowledgeable servers, Heather, I've ever experienced at any restaurant wait on us. We both had several glasses...More

Thank Beth T
Reviewed 3 days ago

I usually come in and get my food "to go" during the lunch hour but a couple weeks ago I came here with a few girlfriends of mine and really enjoyed my whole experience. Heather was our server. She was so friendly and knowledgeable about...More

Thank lovetotravel2872
Reviewed 3 days ago

I ate here last week for the first time. The food was very good but the best part of the experience was the awesome waitress that we had - Heather. She was very friendly and helped me navigate the big menu and select the best...More

Thank GeorgeG123
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a place we go to about once a month. The menu is getting old but it's ok. Tonight however we saw something that was really unfair. I ordered a glass of wine. I got 1.25 inches of wine in the glass. The man...More

1  Thank VAmotorcyclecouple
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the Second Street American Bistro tonight on a hunt for French onion soup. When we first arrived we were nervous because we had our two preschoolers with us and there were no other kids there. Our sons are autistic so it takes...More

Thank Kirstyn O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ordered a variety of appetizers; tuna with three different sauces, Thai fired shrimp, crab melt with homemade potato chips, grill shrimp skewers with beans. I ordered the grill pork with collard greens and sweet potato mash. My entire dish was excellent prepared the pork...More

Thank LadyEll
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been here many times for business meetings with a group of about about 20 people, and it has always been great. Tonight, I, my wife, and her sister went to Second Street before a show at the Ferguson Center and we again had...More

Thank RobertNumber1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice atmosphere, staff is professional and nice, food is delicious, I could not get enough, this is a must eat place all I can say is ummmmm, ummmmm, good

Thank craigj802
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The place is very nice, clean and elegant. I’ve ordered the grilled cheese sandwich as there were not many other alternatives for a vegetarian meal and the sandwich was not the best I’ve ever had but the fries were definitely fantastic!

Thank Margherita G
Reviewed 14 February 2018

Lousy overpriced food Slow service. Crowded with stiff uptight customers. The crab bake was $22 and consisted of five shrimp, three pieces of overcooked sausage, some type of creamy tasteless sauce on a bed of rice, and was served in a six in bowl. Give...More

Thank T H
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Yes.just go to their website
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Response from Mickey47 | Property representative |
Sure do!!! Our website has the kids menu posted. I wanted to include a link but Tripadvisor does not allow website links..read below...thanks hope to see you - Sorry, questions may not include HTML or website links... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 115 Arthur Way, Newport News, VA 23602-9442
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Newport News
  • Phone Number: +1 757-234-4448
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Our large menu features local seafood, chicken and steak entrees, handmade burgers, unique Italian dishes, overstuffed sandwiches, kid friendly foods, munchies, fresh soups and salads, extensive, wine list and a relaxed separate bar area for socializing. Our outdoor patio offers a different dining experience while utilizing the same menus as the dining room and the bar "Second Street is a Casual Upscale Restaurant Marked by a menu full of unique and delicious culinary twists, stunning decor throughout, a comfortable atmosphere and a fresh upscale vibe unmatched in Newport News." Upscale casual without being "Uppity"
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