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Second Bar's Second Location is a Hit

09.28.2016 by: Leah McGarry
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As if I didn't already love Second Bar + Kitchen enough, they've knocked it out of the park with their second location and new breakfast menu. Second has long been one of my favorite downtown eateries, and they've just opened up a new restaurant at the Archer Hotel in the Domain. Not only is it beautiful, chic, and trendy on the inside, they offer many of the same great farm-to-table dishes we crave with an expanded menu of new favorites.

Undeniably cool interior of Second Bar's newest location, underneath soaring ceilings.

Like many spots, Second Bar offers a weekend brunch menu, but since the new location at the Domain is part of a hotel, they actually offer a breakfast menu starting at 6:30am. Their selection of starters includes a variety of pastries, smoked salmon rilettes, and a pineapple and berry salad with yogurt and granola. While many of the pastries are sourced locally, the scones are made in-house, and we couldn't resist an order of the strawberry lavendar with honey butter. I'm typically not much of a scone lover, but these fresh delicacies would convert anyone.

Strawberry lavendar scones, made fresh in house.

Often when I go out for breakfast, I tend to zero in on one, maybe two, dishes. This was one of the rare occasions when I had trouble narrowing down my selections. I ended up choosing the Black + Bleu quiche, seeing as how the Black + Bleu pizza is one of their most popular items on the dinner menu. The quiche was made with black truffle, bleu cheese, red onion, pork belly and dates and was every bit as mouth-watering as the description lets on. While it also included a side salad, for as delicious as it was and at $14 I simply wished the portion was at least twice as large.

Black + Bleu Quiche is every bit as decadent as its pizza counterpart.

My companion sampled the Americano, two over easy eggs with house pork sausage, hash brown cakes, and a sherry maple gastrique. It's one of those classic breakfast dishes that always gives you food envy when you don't order it yourself, especially with plating as lovely as Second Bar. 

The crave-worthy Americano breakfast.

I also had the pleasure of trying the Texas Benedict. In contrast to my quiche, this was a whopping portion of poached egg, press pork shoulder, and chorizo gravy atop a killer hunk of jalapeno cornbread. While the photo doesn't do it justice, it was certainly a memorable breakfast choice.

Texas Benedict - pork shoulder, chorizo gravy, and poached eggs atop jalapeno cornbread.

The new location has outdoor seating and a cool terrace that also serves snacks, small plates, pizzas and dessert. Similar items are available for late night grub. The Domain isn't typically my neck of the woods, but if it was, Second Bar + Kitchen is where you'd find me. 

{Official Website: Second Bar + Kitchen}

TAGS : Northwest Hills/Arboretum/ Domain , Second Bar + Kitchen - Domain