Long Beach’s Belmont Shore neighborhood has been waiting for this one: Saint & Second, located right on the corner of 2nd Street and St. Joseph in the former Lucille’s Smokehouse space, is now open for business.
Originally conceived back in February as an all-day organic eatery, the restaurant has since morphed into more of an upscale casual farm-to-table dinner experience, with evening-only hours and a focus on cocktails and bistro favorites. The menu hits all the requisite notes, from kale flatbreads to roasted half-chickens to charcuterie plates, meatballs, and even oysters. Management even saved room for some wine lockers, apparently, which come with a $500 initiation fee.
Speaking of drinks, Saint & Second sports a full booze license with a cocktail program to match, pushing out pints of craft beer and well-worn options like Moscow mules, alongside more creative takes whipped up by the staff on hand. And as per previous reports, the kitchen team is still being overseen by 555 Steakhouse alum Shelly Bojorquez.
The decor at Saint & Second is a funky blend of rustic charm pieces and industrial tones, with mid-century modern chairs and lots of hanging light fixtures to warm up the tall space. Library ladders help make the tall bar shelves more accessible, while customers can enjoy two full levels of dining, all wrapped in a glassy exterior that shines over the street below.
Saint & Second is currently soft-open, with daily hours from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and extended hours to 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights.
Saint & Second
4828 E. 2nd St.
Long Beach, CA