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Second Street Bistro

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What you can expect during your visit
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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 Williamsburg." 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.
$10 - $25
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Italian, American, Bar, Grill
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Non-smoking restaurants, Gift Cards Available
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All reviews bison meatloaf thai shrimp bistro steak lettuce wraps flatbread pizza onion rings carrot cake ribs salmon cornbread soup our waiter goat cheese great food and service great meal highly recommend this restaurant an appetizer
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We visit this establishment every year and the menu hasn’t changed. The service was great, with Miss Robyn. We struggled with what to order, but did and our meals were fine with much flavor.

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 6 days ago

My husband and I ate here with another couple while on vacation. They had been here previously and said the burgers were really good. I had the shrimp and grits which was delicious and presented in a way I had not seen before. The grits...were formed into a large triangle, and looked sort of like a frozen hash brown patty. They were deep fried to a golden crisp and then added to the shrimp and saucy soup so they could be easily crushed. Each bite was a wonderful combination of shrimp, creamy gits and then the crisp outside of the grits. My husband had a cheese stuffed burger that he said was very good and my friend said the same about her salmon burger.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We got here a little bit later in the night so there was a long wait. Once we got in our server was fantastic and the food came out quickly. The pork ribeye was amazing!!

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here on a recommendation and it was spot on. The bistro steak was so tender it was cut with a butter knife. The bbq ribs were cooked to perfection and fell off the bone. This is the best meal we have had in a...long time. To make things even better ROBBIN took care of us and she was excellent. She visited the table at the appt time, but allowed us to enjoy our meal. I can not say enough good things about here.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Allie was the best server I have ever had in Williamsburg. She was so kind and gave great advice. She was so personable and was overall just the best. The food was delicious as well. I really enjoyed this restaurant and will be back.

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Allie was the best server I’ve ever had in Virginia. Maybe the world. Also the carrot cake should never be passed up! Wonderful establishment.

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I came here last night, with my family, after traveling all day, and we deeply enjoyed ourselves. Allison was our server and she was AMAZING!!! We look forward to visiting this restaurant again before leaving Virginia. Great find!

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and great service by Alex. By far the best and largest fried green tomatoes! Ahi appetizer was delicious and the size of an entree. Definitely will be back

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best burger I’ve ever had - the blue cheese burger! Great atmosphere and service was excellent! Very pricey though! Menu was diverse and portions are huge. Expect a great tasting experience but be prepared to pay a lot for it!

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Initially we waited for a table in the bar, and the bartender kept us occupied and made perfectly mixed drinks while we were at a table. The level of service was good considering we weren't seated at the bar. We checked at the desk, and...they said they had paged us, but we were never paged. Not a problem, they brought us to a table right then. We ordered seafood, salmon + a Thai salad w/ shrimp. The salmon was done perfectly. The salad menu was impressive. Our servers were Alex and Alyssa. They provided excellent friendly service. Our orders were accurate and the food was very good.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Frequently Asked Questions about Second Street Bistro

Yes, Second Street Bistro offers takeout services.

Yes, Second Street Bistro is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Second Street Bistro is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5