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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 1 week ago

This is a super hip modern meal spot in downtown Austin. We visited for lunch, and our meals were - 1) fried chicken sandwich; 2) grilled flank steak; and 3) bianco pizza with multiple cheeses and arugula. Every entrée was delicious. The only complaint would...More

Thank L3Nola
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recently in Austin, I attended a business dinner for a group of about 20. We were seated on the second floor balcony overlooking downtown Austin. Many times, dinners with this large of a group don't go well; cold food, slow service, etc. Second Bar and...More

Thank gregh53
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place has a great vibe and reasonable prices. Make sure to try the gnocchi, one of the best I️ have ever had.

Thank allison1236
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is nestled in Hotel Archer in Austin at The Domain. It is a good gathering place with friends or business partners for appetizers, drinks and/or a meal. We enjoyed appetizers, drinks, and the ambiance in the restaurant/bar. We had attentive wait staff and...More

Thank Karen D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Get a seat outside if you can and weather permits. They customized my order which always pleases me. Our server was new and it showed but overall a good experience, centrally located so easy walk to my hotel, other bars, shopping experience etc.

Thank Karen D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Centrally located on the 2nd street, the menu has great options with food and flavours that will surprise you. It closes late (1 am) so it is a very good option for a late dinner too! I liked the grilled flank steak and also the...More

Thank Paolo1605
Reviewed 5 weeks 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 October 7, 2017

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 October 1, 2017 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 September 28, 2017 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$25 - $40
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
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, Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions
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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