After a couple meals at 2nd Floor sans drinks, I was happy to finally get over to 2FB for an alcoholic libation. My coworkers and I decided to take a quick break and grab a drink last night while waiting for Fashion’s Night Out festivities to commence at the Galleria, and we we had a nice assortment of drinks. There were glasses of wine, straight-up Jack, martinis, mojitos, and Moscow Miles, OH MY!
I always ask my waiter for his/her suggestion and this time, it worked. I was told to get the ginger gimlet with vodka … and it turns out, it was a Moscow Mule. That girl knows what she’s doing. I could tell that they didn’t use Rose’s lime juice and the ginger beer was just bitter enough to keep me from downing the entire glass in one gulp.
The coworkers in my immediate vicinity had:
– 2 mojitos: not too sweet and incredibly refreshing, mint leaves large enough not to be sucked into the straw
– Jack OTR: 3-1/2 fingers, a generous helping
– a Ruby Red: even though I don’t like grapefruit, it was tolerable and I was fine with having two small sips
All were good. Their drink list looked well thought-out with a nice selection of different liquors, flavors, and sweetness levels. Signature cocktails will run you a whopping $12 and martinis $13, the wine list starts at $8/glass, and the scotch list is $7-140. The drink prices may be steep but they’re somewhat worth it since they’re decently strong, well-made, and generous portions.
The decore is modern and luxurious, all “leather” seating at the tables, the bar, the lounge (complete with awkward fireplace – pictured on right), and the back room. The staff is (REALLY) friendly and provide snappy, efficient, and CORRECT service.
The food …oh, the food. Try the roasted corn soup, the French Dip, and just about anything else – including brunch. (Hint: they do trivia each Wednesday at 11am for a $25 gift card … you can try to beat me.)
In short, The Second Floor Bistro is second to none. Go for happy hour, but only shop after if you have a DP (designated purchaser).
Thursday & Friday | 4-7 p.m. | $2 off martinis and beers
Friday nights | 1/2 price appetizers
Saturday nights | 1/2 price desserts