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Second Bar + Kitchen

#41 of 3,011 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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200 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701-4527 (Second Street)
+1 512-827-2750
11:00 - 00:00
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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 

Thank VistaHost
Austin, Texas
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115 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank betty b
Prescott, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

Thank westddd
North Carolina
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walked across Lady Bird Lake into 2nd Street/Congress St District. We were offered a very nice table outside. Service was polite and effective. Small plates and gluten-free options were plentiful and generous, along with a good cider on tap. Nice, relaxing, unhurried light dinner.

Thank TheBear2002
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Walked in off the Street! GREAT Cheeseburger, Wonderful Service, Good beer and wine selection. Prices were Reasonable!

Thank Paul B
Vancouver BC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very good truffle fries. They say their "Congress Burger" is the 2nd best in Austin but it did not live up to the hype, in part beeches they serve the (undistinguished) sauces on the side, in tiny cups.

Thank loraxes
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

On arriving we were told there were no tables and to wait with a drink. We asked if we could sit outside with the drinks where apparently they weren't serving food. Unfortunately after 5 minutes a tale next to us were served food so not a good start. The server took us to our table without too much of a... More 

Thank kerryh106
Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great food, service could've been a little better but I would definitely return again. Others in our party enjoyed their food too!

Thank BBos23

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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, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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 78701-4527
    (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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?