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“Good choice” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Second Street Newport News

Second Street Newport News
Ranked #1 of 442 Restaurants in Newport News
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar, Gluten Free Options
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
pittsburgh
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Good choice”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

After an all day of traveling in stupid traffic, we checked in to our hotel and found this restaurant was very close by. It was a good find. We hit the happy hour with terrific drinks and local brews. The menu had a good selection, the service was very good and the food was enjoyable. We ate in the bar in a very pleasant environment. I will return.

Visited July 2014
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English first
Williamsburg, Virginia
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104 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“The NEW 2nd Street”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Beautiful restaurant with a unique menu. Enjoyed it so much on Thursday, went back on Friday with somewhat less spectacular results. The chicken salad had some grizzle an skin in it, but the restaurant worked to correct the problem. Service is good, menu is different, food quality very good, surrounding are very pleasant. If it hadn't been for the Chicken Salad this would be a five rating.

Visited June 2014
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Yorktown, Virginia
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Beautiful new interior and veranda!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

My husband and I visited the "new" Second Street" at the old location in Kiln Creek. The staff was very attentive, and the Hostess and Manager stopped by our table to check on things several times. The two entrees we ordered were well prepared - Mango Pork Loin and Bistro Steak slices on Yukon potatoes. The interior is absolutely new and modern with good appointments. The bar was very busy on a Friday evening (also very loud). The veranda was starting to fill up by 6. But, there is plenty of seating out there. We will try that one evening. One miss for me was my Raspberry Drop - too much "sour" mix. They did try to remedy the drink to their credit.

We enjoyed the ambiance and plan to make Second Street a repeat visit.

  • Visited June 2014
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Yorktown, VA
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37 reviews
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“What a transformation from the old restaurant.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We hadn’t been to Second Street since it was remodeled and reopened last winter. We had stopped coming long before it closed because the restaurant was tired, the menu was tired, and the employees were tired. Almost like an afterthought to the main restaurant in Williamsburg. Not really sure what to expect for Saturday lunch. As soon as you walk it, the transformation is immediate. It no longer looks like the Spaghetti Factory that was the first restaurant in this location in the early ‘90s. It is beautiful inside. Super friendly greeting from the hostess, server appeared immediately to introduce herself and take our drink orders and was back promptly to take our meal order. We tried the 2 course summer lunch special where you get an appetizer or desert and an entre for $10.90. What a deal! A lot more food than we expected for a lunch special and it was delicious. Great food, great service and a great atmosphere. Can’t wait to go back for dinner.

  • Visited June 2014
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“Fantastic food and experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

What an absolutely pleasant surprise. The wife and I enjoyed a wonderful time at 2nd Street this evening. The food was a giant leap ahead of other area restaurants and we can't wait to return and sample other menu items (and bring others). The ambiance was also first class, as well as the staff (particularly Erik). We highly recommend this gem.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars
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