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Second Bar + Kitchen

#47 of 3,028 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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200 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701 (Second Street)
+1 512-827-2750
11:00 - 00:00
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Tampere, Finland
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40 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Tasty burgers, good location downtown and a very nice staff. I'd visit them again when next time in Austin.

Thank Traveling_home_chef
Dallas, TX
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food at the Domain location is very mediocre, but the atmosphere and service are worse. It is cold, loud and dark with staff that acts like they are doing you a favor by coming to the table. There is no complimentary parking, but diners receive a credit on the parking tab. There are some other very good spots to... More 

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57 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ate a lite late dinner. We sat at an outside table and split the salmon dish. It was delicious and ample. Our friend had the kale salad and said she enjoyed it very much. Good ambience and nice to walk to from downtown hotel.

Thank Houstondoglover
Austin, Texas
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We recently stayed at the Archer Hotel at the Domain. Second Bar is the restaurant for the hotel. Prior to going, the reviews for the restaurant were mediocre. However, we decided to give it a try. We started with cocktails and appetizers. Our waitress Olivia was great! She gave us a great description of all the plates on the menu.... More 

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Avila Beach, California
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141 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

We came here for dinner and it was pretty good. The fried pickle appetizer was amazing. I ordered a burger ($14) and apparently the 1/4 cup of fries were extra because I was charged $17 for the burger. Kind of annoying. My husband had the black and bleu pizza and it was SO rich but good. He could only finish... More 

Thank Erin M
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

If it is going to be good place to dine it has to serve wine by the glass at the correct temperature red wine at room temperature will not cut it !!!! A nice salad severed in a warm bowl is not proper -- it does have the best hamburger in Austin that I am thankful for since I live... More 

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Austin, Texas
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122 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

A little disappointed at the Domain location. Downtown there is a brunch menu with a variety of options vs. a $30 buffet only option. I do hope this location changes their weekend lunch options. I love this place but brunch buffets are not my thing. The place was not even crowded at 1pm so maybe this option will be rethought.... More 

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Prescott, Arizona
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71 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

This big, hypermodern restaurant in Lower Congress seems very popular with young people. The menu offers many unusual modern American and fusion dishes and a good selection of wine, beer and ale. Our server was very friendly and knowledgeable. Only drawback:: too much noise, which seems to be the common denominator of Austin restaurants.

Thank William20142014
Wayland, Massachusetts
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46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

They have a small but interesting menu, and everything we tried was fantastic! Great service too!, friendly, relaxed and helpful. Inventive cocktails and a great wine selection.

Thank ME M
Chapel Hill
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

We had barely sat down and a very surly waiter came up without introducing himself or saying good evening or something to welcome us, asked what we wanted to drink. My husband told him we would order wine but needed to look at the menu first. He gave us less than a minute and again asked what we wanted. We... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 25 - USD 40
American, Bar
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 200 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701
    (Second Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
  • Phone Number: +1 512-827-2750
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?