Second St Bistro 757-234-4448 (Newport News) / 757-220-2286 (Williamsburg)


Our Call Ahead & Reservations Policies



Due to many factors related to COVID-19 beyond our control including the Commonwealth of Virginia Governor's Temporary Stay at Home Order until June 10, 2020, Second Street will be closed to the public at both locations until June 10, 2020, unless the temporary executive order changes beforehand.

It is our hope that we can begin normal operations as soon as possible once the stay at home order ends.

Please know that we will be eager to open back up and eager to welcome you all back to Second Street in Williamsburg and Newport News. In the meantime, if you'd like to order gift cards to support us during this difficult time please visit the GIFT CARD section of our website here.

Additionally we are hoping to launch a "Take & Bake" take home meals program in April with 100% of the proceeds being donated to our employees that have been affected due to the COVID-19 shut down. STAY TUNED!

Please stay safe and we look forward to seeing all of you again soon!

Call Ahead Seating

Simply call 30 minutes prior to your arrival and we will add your name to our list. This is much like “checking in” before being on property. This does not guarantee you will be seated immediately; however, it will place your parties name ahead of walk in diners. Call 757-220-2286 for Williamsburg and 757-234-4448 for Newport News. Please do not leave a message on voicemail for Call-ahead seating.

Please note: There are days and times that call ahead seating is unavailable. Our system cannot take a call ahead earlier than 30 minutes before your arrival.


Second Street locations offer Call-ahead seating (see above) and we do take a few larger party reservations of 8 people or more as we are able. Reservation offerings and options vary by location (see below). Reservation requests are not available on Mother’s Day, Graduations, Grand Illumination and other select holidays/events.

Williamsburg (757) 220-2286

Group Reservations:
For parties of 8-28:
We may be able to offer a reservation before 6pm. Please call the Williamsburg location and a manager will be glad to review availability. We have a limited number of reservations we can accommodate any given day. Simply call our Williamsburg location and ask for a member of our management team who will gladly assist.

For parties of 29+: The Williamsburg location is unable to accommodate such parties due to space restrictions.

Bar Reservations: Unfortunately, we cannot reserve any spaces in the bar as it is first come, first serve.

Patio Reservations: Call-ahead seating is available for the patio. Patio tables may not be combined. Limited seating.

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Newport News (757) 234-4448

Group Reservations:
For parties of 8 or more:
 please call our Newport News location and ask for a member of our management team who will gladly assist.

Bar Reservations: Limited bar reservations are accepted at the Newport News location and those reservations taken are between the hours of open until 4:30 p.m. Blackout dates and times may apply.

Patio Reservations: Limited patio reservations are accepted at the Newport News Location. Patio reservations are not accepted after 6pm. We also offer Call-ahead seating for the patio. Patio tables may not be combined. Limited Seating.

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Thank you. We look forward to welcoming you at Second Street Bistro soon!

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