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Second Street American Bistro

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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115 Arthur Way, Newport News, VA 23602-9442
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Fort Pierce, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Food was outstanding but the noise Factor was just a little too loud if they could tone down the sound or come up with a way to absorb some of the sound the experience would have been worth 5 stars.

Thank Marcmandyville
Newport News
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food. Unique combinations of ingredients created new dishes that were really good. Excellent service as well.

Thank mhayden25
Newport News, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great happy hour! Food delicious. Staff is superior and friendly. Outside seating available. Musicians also play on certain nights. Great local bar and restaurant.

Thank Peppermint215
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The restaurant had its own vineyard in Cali, delicious food decadent desserts, & full bodied wine. Fabulous little restaurant, wonderful staff & beautiful presentation. Must try if in the area.

Thank Fat64
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was there for dinner this past week. Thought the food was just OK. Nice presentation but my salmon was overcooked and dry. It seemed almost as if it had been microwaved with the rice and veggies. If the taste was as good as the presentation I'd give it 5 stars. Good service.

Thank Ellie Q
Norfolk, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was there today with a friend. During restaurant week. For 10dollars starter and entree. Very good. Quantity just fair.

Thank E T
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here during restaurant week. Took an applicant interviewing with us. We sat at a table at the bar since there was a few min wait. It wasn't too crowded though. We chose from the 3 course restaurant week menu. I got "famous" onion rings, shrimp and grits, and bread pudding. To start, we had to ask to order bc... More 

Thank Reema S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A friend recommended this restaurant to me, and I had a terrific meal! Their chef creates the menu for both locations and its a wide range from burgers and pizza to great steaks. I had split pea soup (excellent!), rolls, the bistro steak (superb!), and a sundae for dessert -- all this for $20!! Fortunately this was a quiet night... More 

Thank Gentex C
Alexandria, VA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friends told us about this restaurant and all the locals agreed that ti was a good casual restaurant. We ere lucky that it was slow and no waiting but we were prepared to wait. Service was good-actually a lot of the staff would ask you if you needed anything. Prices were reasonable and the portions were good and plentiful. The... More 

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Aldie, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have never had such awesome chicken casserole , The squash was perfectly cooked and the quantity of chicken and mushroom was really good. It is a little pricey but I would recommend to go there and try this once

Thank RohanKamat

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 115 Arthur Way, Newport News, VA 23602-9442
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Newport News
  • Phone Number: 757-220-2286

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?