Second Floor Regionally Inspired Kitchen

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455 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Second Floor Regionally Inspired Kitchen features the American cuisine of Chef David Smith, with his focus on smoked meats, flavorful sauces, fresh, colorful salads. and decadent desserts. Enjoy an intimate dining experience in the restaurant’s glass-enclosed 2,500-square-foot dining area. The comfortable yet elegant décor creates an inviting, relaxing ambiance.

The restaurant’s a la carte menu features a creative spin on contemporary cuisine, original cocktails and a well curated whiskey collection – perfect for an after-work escape, shopping-trip interlude or weekend-getaway indulgence.

We are located on the second floor of the Westin Galleria Dallas at 13340 Dallas Pkwy, Dallas, Texas 75240.
What 455 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.4
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4.0
Ambience
3.9
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YuriL
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice elegant atmosphere, excellent place for a quiet lunch with a friend

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

IIhhhhhhhhhhhh

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ZongY
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

standard business food for restaurant in hotel, definitely not recommended if looking for taste.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience3

Service was very slow. Had to wait for drinks. Server was nice but seemed like she had way too many tables. Seemed like everyone was looking around when they needed drinks or something else. One entree was very undercooked and we had to send it back. Wasn’t offered dessert but by then dinner had taken too long so we just decided to leave and find dessert somewhere else. It was just disappointing for a $250 meal for 4 people.

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RussellW
Charleston
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience1

This is really just a hotel bar with fine dining prices. The pictures on the website look nice but they hide the TV behind the hostess station. The menu is simple, nothing that would lead you to believe the Chef was more than 20 years old and the flavor of the food reminded me of fast food restaurants. The ribeye steak tasted like a Burger King hamburger and the potatoes were really hash browns with peppers and onion like you would get at the Waffle House. I will say that the steak was cooked to perfect temperature but again it lacked flavor. They had placemats which my wife said were from Target and the server left my sparkling wine glass sitting empty for nearly 10 minutes before I flagged him down.

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vipMartinS
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

It was a quiet evening when we were there, but food was cooked perfectly, cocktails were excellent and service was attentive.

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vipjohnfoodie
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

James and Ashley are awesome bartenders! Great place for dinner and drinks!

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Christine
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good food, excellent drinks, quiet and beautiful atmosphere. Waiter was very attentive and helpful will definitely be coming back.

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DebraR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Food seemed to be left over from the brunch that had served earlier. They also did not offer any bread with the meal.

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CherylL
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our second year in a row that we went for the Thanksgiving buffet. It did not disappoint!!!! Plan on going again next year!

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vipCEBR
Dallas
26 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Pleasantly surprised. The Thanksgiving buffet was pretty awesome. Initially there were lines but soon after all areas were easily accessible. The food was delicious and the service was great.

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Bill
Dallas
23 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We enjoyed a great Thanksgiving buffet. They had some creative dishes- roasted, smoked and fried turkey. Anna and Wanda made this a most enjoyable meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall2Food1Service1Ambience5

I HAVE ENJOYED Second Floor Regionally Inspired Kitchen OVER THE YEARS, THOUGH YESTERDAY'S EXPERIENCE WAS LESS THAN STELLAR. THAT SAID IT WOULD NOT BE GOOD FOR ME TO WRITE A REVIEW.

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vipBill
Tampa
31 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very good place to eat while out of town. Would recommend to family and friends in Dallas or anyone travelling there.

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DallasRainman
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, outstanding service!

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swmmobak
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

We didn’t even stay. The menu has changed to an “All day” menu & the options aren’t great. The place was completely empty & the bartender was somewhat rude & gruff.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The restaurant is very nice and clean, but it just lacks any sort of ambiance. It is a very sterile sort of environment. The service was impeccable and I cannot compliment the staff too highly on how quickly they served us.

The food was okay. I ordered the biscuits and gravy. I did not care for the Chorizo gravy and ended up mostly just eating the biscuits. I did order the apple smoked bacon and I can tell you that it is to die for. My sister ordered the continental breakfast which had a little bit of fruit, a couple of muffins, and some other small pastry. For the prices we paid, I think hers was about 15 and mine was about 10 to 15, it was okay. I would not want to eat dinner there and pay the dinner prices.

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vipwillreturn
Dallas
115 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious. I had 20 desserts. my son had 30. The tenderloin was perfect. Will definitely be back for mothers day!

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vipGourmetGourmand
Dallas
156 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Nice, bright space for a simple family Sunday brunch. Not crowded, quiet and wheel chair accessible. Food was approachable (not exotic), service a little slow but very friendly, .... A good place for a relaxing Sunday morning start.

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vipSteveB
Tampa
18 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall2Food3Service3Ambience3

Gave the place a 2nd chance after a bad experience a few months ago. We were the only people in the place and service was slow. Food was only decent and very over priced for what you got. Won't be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience3

Horrible. Overpriced. And our waitress was unbelievably rude. Never again. So disappointed. No winder it was empty more less on a Sunday at brunch time.

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Olderguys
Dallas
25 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Many visits to Second Floor. This one did not disappoint... Enjoyed prix fixer dinner for 2. Beef tenderloin excellent; sea scallops size of golf balls sauteed perfectly. Salads of kale & arugula outstanding.

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vipMike
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

I absolutely love their beet salad. Julie is the best.

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vipmeetandeat
Dallas
21 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Excellent place to actually enjoy a conversation with your dinner mates! We love the soft noise level and excellent healthy food options. My husband loves the variety of scotches and great bar tenders. Keep up the great work.

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RondaB
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2018
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience2

We went to eat Thanksgiving and had made reservations based on the online buffet menu. We got there and it was a prefix menu and was told buffet ended at 4pm. The website did not state that. So to say we were disappointed is an understatement. The prefix menu was mediocre at best and small portions. Do not think I'll give Second Floor and second chance.

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vipSteveB
Tampa
18 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2018
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

Food was good, but there was no one in the place and still sat us in the corner at a 2 top instead of a comfortable both or larger table. Waiter was nowhere to be found at times. When asked if we could be moved because of a draft they only moved us over 1 table and it was another 2 top with the same draft.

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DennyS
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place for a business meeting! Quiet and yummy!

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DrAnneT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

The bartenders, especially James, were fabulous. I had a cozy spot at the drop down bar to read, do paperwork and drink my wine.

I did NOT like the vegetable soup at all. You need to have some type of gluten free bread as an option.

Great atmosphere and lighting. Thank certainly conevenient if you’re staying at the Westin. A tad pricy though.

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vipklf1
Oklahoma City
19 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience2

Open Table does not make it clear that this restaurant is inside a hotel. The advertising is deceiving. It was good if you’re staying at the Westin but don’t drive over and park 8 blocks away to eat there.

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vipIrishC1
Dallas
96 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2018
Overall2Food3Service4Ambience3

The restaurant had no other diners on a Saturday night. The menu is very limited. The food was good and service very good. Friends had told us it was great and very vibrant but we didn't see either. It was a quiet dinner. One should be prepared as the website menu did not seem to be close to the menu and when we asked our server he had no idea. Also, the reservation had to be guaranteed with a credit card. When we again asked the server he said that the restaurant did not require that at all. Perhaps this was just an off evening for the restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2018
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

Food was good and a nice menu selection. Service slow

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vipRussPete
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Expertly prepared and graciously served food. You can be a part of a lively scene in the bar and front eating area or have a quiet, romantic, or even business meal in the dining room. Love this classy place! Steak with chimichurri sauce is the best in Dallas!

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ValerieC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 1 April 2018
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

This was our 4th year for Easter Brunch. While I appreciate the fact that this year's menu was different than previous years, there was not a lot of variety or options. Menu selections seemed limited. The food is always good (or else we wouldn't keep coming back), however this year just seemed to be on a smaller scale and not as imaginative.

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RichardS
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2018
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

Food was delivered to the wrong people at the table. Also, when the food was delivered, the servers had their hands full and seemed to be expecting the diners to make room by removing the dirty dishes.

Also, wine pairing was ordered, but the wine for the first course was not delivered until asked for. Another waiter was very kind and brought the wine.

I get the idea that this restaurant is one of those where the "celebrity chef" thinks his stuff is so good that the service doesn't matter. Well, the restaurant business in Dallas is much too competitive for that.

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KPeter
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2017
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

I went with a group of friends to this restaurant for a New Years' Eve dinner and celebration. We were a group of seven people and definitely the largest and loudest party there. It's a small restaurant, very cozy and intimate, so maybe isn't a good option for most larger groups, but we had an enjoyable experience.

The food was good and had healthy options, which was important to our group (one of us eats AIP, two of us eat HFLC, another has a dairy intolerance). We all were able to order from the menu with only minor modifications in order to fit our dietary restrictions. However, I will say, there is not an extensive menu for modifications if you have a more obscure allergy (like nightshades, I wanted a side to accompany my main salad and was unable to find another side that fit AIP).

I was a little concerned about the atmosphere with this restaurant being at the Galleria, but it is very much removed from the hustle and bustle of the mall. The restaurant is located in the Westin hotel, which has a separate entrance than the main mall entrance. It also is upstairs, removing it even further. We did not feel tacky spending NYE dinner at a "mall restaurant," it definitely held up the prestige of a nice hotel's restaurant ambiance.

Further, our service was just outstanding. Our waiter was patient with us as the group trickled in at different times, he attended to all of our dietary restrictions, and even devotedly took group photos for us outside the restaurant once we were done eating.

The price point is definitely reasonable considering the atmosphere, service, and great menu. Even with a cocktail, my meal was less than $35.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was excellent as always. A few missed steps with the meal, but overall another great experience! The holiday cocktails were superb and each course was very well flavored.

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Greatfood
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was a limited menu but was so very wonderful and the service was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2017
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

As always a great meal. Handled a party of 8 quite well. This time it was with friends for Christmas. Had no concerns about setting up this party at the Second Floor.

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Danielleh
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2017
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

We went there for their Thanksgiving day buffet. Everything we tried was delicious, hot and there was plenty of it!! The sweet potatoes and dessert were definitely my favorite! Although the cornbread stuffing was in the running. The service was fantastic, the complimentary mimosa was a nice unexpected touch.

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vipYKMemphis
Memphis/West TN
14 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2017
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

The service was fine, although not great (e.g. we had to keep refilling our own wine glasses, and little things like that). Also, the restaurant kind of seemed like, in its conception, it was much better, but things have kind of dwindled. There weren't many people there and it had that kind air of being somewhat forgotten. The food WAS good, although I think the menu was not as forward thinking at it claimed to be on its website.

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