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  • Review Count
    6
  • Helpfulness Votes
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  • First Review
    November 28, 2014
  • Last Review
    April 11, 2015
  • Featured Reviews
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  • Average Rating
    5
 
 
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Created in partnership with Scott and Gina Gottlich, The Second Floor Bistro - Bar features contemporary comfort cuisine and an intimate dining experience. The restaurant’s 2,500-square-foot dining area is completely enclosed in glass and features a terrazzo floor, ethanol-burning fireplace and warm color scheme to create an inviting, relaxing ambiance. <br /><br />The restaurant’s a la carte menu features a creative spin on contemporary cuisine, original cocktails and one of the largest whiskey collections in Dallas – perfect for an after-work escape, shopping-trip interlude or weekend-getaway indulgence.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Just keeps getting better......
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/09/2015
 2003
Dined on 4/09/2015
 2003
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"First, please allow me to clarify a mistake I made in a previous review of this restaurant. During Happy Hour, the hamburger of the day is $5, not $3 as I originally posted. Still, it's an extraordinary value and well worth a trip to the restaurant. Look for other great values on the Happy Hour menu, printed daily.
This visit was the perfect combination of a great entree (grilled tuna, cooked very rare as I requested accompanied by a delicious selection of vegetables, and exemplary service, thanks to Lexi, who was remarkable in every way. It is no secret that I am a fan of this restaurant, with its 200+ whiskeys, cuisine that has never been better (thanks to new Chef Andrea), and its location- a lovely oasis in the midst of the Galleria hubbub on the second floor of the Westin Hotel.
If you missed the Easter Brunch (and you really shouldn't have), make reservations now for the Mother's Day Brunch. Highest recommendation!"
Dined on 4/09/2015
 2003
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Created in partnership with Scott and Gina Gottlich, The Second Floor Bistro - Bar features contemporary comfort cuisine and an intimate dining experience. The restaurant’s 2,500-square-foot dining area is completely enclosed in glass and features a terrazzo floor, ethanol-burning fireplace and warm color scheme to create an inviting, relaxing ambiance. <br /><br />The restaurant’s a la carte menu features a creative spin on contemporary cuisine, original cocktails and one of the largest whiskey collections in Dallas – perfect for an after-work escape, shopping-trip interlude or weekend-getaway indulgence.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Another Wonderful Meal at The 2nd Floor
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/26/2015
 2003
Dined on 3/26/2015
 2003
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"As I read some of the reviews below, I wonder if we dined at the same restaurant. I have seen The 2nd Floor blossom into one of The Galleria area's finest eateries. New Chef Andrea has firm control of her kitchen, and both the new menu additions and the stalwart favorites are better than ever. In a restaurant which is part of a large hotel, the room and service dynamics can change in an instant, but I have found that the servers are quick to react and provide an optimum customer experience. Personally, I find it hard to cook for myself consistently, so in a restaurant where the diner count can go from ten to fifty in a matter of minutes, adjustments must be a challenge. That being true, the servers are knowledgeable and friendly, and, combined with the aforementioned outstanding cooking, I find The Second Floor to be an anomaly for restaurants located in hotels: great food and attentive service are the standard, which is a great attribute to management and staff.
If you haven't stopped by for Happy Hour lately, you must do so. The burger of the day is an astonishing $3.00 (that's right, three dollars!) and a large side of fries with homemade ketchup is $2.00. Hours are restricted for these great deals, so check the restaurant's website for full details.
Another great plus is FREE Valet Parking when you dine at The 2nd Floor. This makes a meal at The 2nd Floor de rigeur before or after any Galleria shopping experience.
Highly recommended!"
Dined on 3/26/2015
 2003
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Created in partnership with Scott and Gina Gottlich, The Second Floor Bistro - Bar features contemporary comfort cuisine and an intimate dining experience. The restaurant’s 2,500-square-foot dining area is completely enclosed in glass and features a terrazzo floor, ethanol-burning fireplace and warm color scheme to create an inviting, relaxing ambiance. <br /><br />The restaurant’s a la carte menu features a creative spin on contemporary cuisine, original cocktails and one of the largest whiskey collections in Dallas – perfect for an after-work escape, shopping-trip interlude or weekend-getaway indulgence.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Fun and Food, Family Style
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/25/2014
 2003
Dined on 12/25/2014
 2003
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"This restaurant continues to innovate,first by updating the staid buffet and now by introducing the newest version of Family Style dining. As in any reinvention, there will be occasional missteps, but overall it was a good dining experience. And no one could go away hungry. Food overall was tasty and well-chosen, as new Chef Andrea continues to become confident in what her kitchen can do. By the very nature of Family Style dining, service van appear hurried, but the service team performed well, and I thoroughly appreciated the polished demeanor of each server. LOTS of dishes had to go from kitchen to table and then back again, so congrats front and back of house staff for working well together. A fun experience for my family. Look forward to returning soon."
Dined on 12/25/2014
 2003
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Created in partnership with Scott and Gina Gottlich, The Second Floor Bistro - Bar features contemporary comfort cuisine and an intimate dining experience. The restaurant’s 2,500-square-foot dining area is completely enclosed in glass and features a terrazzo floor, ethanol-burning fireplace and warm color scheme to create an inviting, relaxing ambiance. <br /><br />The restaurant’s a la carte menu features a creative spin on contemporary cuisine, original cocktails and one of the largest whiskey collections in Dallas – perfect for an after-work escape, shopping-trip interlude or weekend-getaway indulgence.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Great Spot to Dine and Relax
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/23/2014
 2003
Dined on 12/23/2014
 2003
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Love this place. Good food and service. I chose the Salmon BLT, and it wasn't my favorite. But in all my times of dining here, this was the first time I wasn't entirely happy with the food. The ingredients to the sandwich were all first rate, but they just didn't "come together" for me. Service was great as was the cozy ambiance. Look forward to my return."
Dined on 12/23/2014
 2003
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Created in partnership with Scott and Gina Gottlich, The Second Floor Bistro - Bar features contemporary comfort cuisine and an intimate dining experience. The restaurant’s 2,500-square-foot dining area is completely enclosed in glass and features a terrazzo floor, ethanol-burning fireplace and warm color scheme to create an inviting, relaxing ambiance. <br /><br />The restaurant’s a la carte menu features a creative spin on contemporary cuisine, original cocktails and one of the largest whiskey collections in Dallas – perfect for an after-work escape, shopping-trip interlude or weekend-getaway indulgence.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Consistently Excellent
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/21/2014
 2003
Dined on 12/21/2014
 2003
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"No matter when I visit or what I order, the food is always excellent and the service is very attentive. Highly recommended."
Dined on 12/21/2014
 2003
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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Created in partnership with Scott and Gina Gottlich, The Second Floor Bistro - Bar features contemporary comfort cuisine and an intimate dining experience. The restaurant’s 2,500-square-foot dining area is completely enclosed in glass and features a terrazzo floor, ethanol-burning fireplace and warm color scheme to create an inviting, relaxing ambiance. <br /><br />The restaurant’s a la carte menu features a creative spin on contemporary cuisine, original cocktails and one of the largest whiskey collections in Dallas – perfect for an after-work escape, shopping-trip interlude or weekend-getaway indulgence.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Lots For Which To Give Thanks
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/27/2014
 2003
Dined on 11/27/2014
 2003
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"The 2nd Floor's Thanksgiving Buffet is, without a doubt, the best in Dallas. Food is delish, variety is unmatched, and service is top drawer. I continue to be amazed that some diners object to the 18% gratuity added to the price of the buffet, which is VERY clearly stated on all the hotel's advertisements. The service here is intense, with clean plates, smiling faces, and hard-working servers at every turn to make this a special experience. If a diner objects to the 18%, go elsewhere. For the smart diners, however, it will be recognized as a bargain. SO MUCH attention to each guest, which truly enhances the dining experience,
And SO MUCH quality food. Congratulations to Chef Andres and her team for an amazing array of the expected and the unexpected. Sushi anyone? Some of the best I've tasted. Forget a glass of champagne; how about a CARAFE of Mimosas. I wish I could list the name of every team member who made this a truly special event.
While the food in this slightly obscure restaurant in the Westin Galleria Hotel (it's up the escalator on- what else?- the Second Floor) is always outstanding, But the buffets- on special holidays only- give the entire staff- kitchen, servers, and all the support team- a chance to really show what they can do. It's a meal you will not want to miss. Free valet parking sweetens the deal.
But do book early, especially if you have an unusual number of guests- five or seven rather than six or eight. Now that the word has gotten out, seating can be at a premium. But I have no higher recommendation than this: when the front and back of house work collaboratively to produce the best experience possible, the customer reaps the windfall. Great food, great service. GO!!!!"
Dined on 11/27/2014
 2003
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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