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Skylight Gardens
Skylight Gardens

Skylight Gardens Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.skylightgardens.com
  • Email: info@skylightgardens.com
  • Phone: (310) 824-1818
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch
    Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm

    Dinner
    Sunday - Wednesday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
    Thursday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm

    Brunch
    Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm

    Happy Hour
    3:00pm - 7:00pm everyday
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Californian, Pizzeria
  • Executive Chef: Armando Aguilar & Gerardo Heredia
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Entertainment: Featuring two 60" flat screens in the bar and one 60" flat screen television in the back studio.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Now Serving Brunch! Every Saturday and Sunday following Mothers Day, May 12th.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Glendon & Lindbrook
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Two (2) Hours Free validated self parking is available at 1100 Glendon Avenue in the office building across the street for lunch.

    Five (5) hours Free validated self parking is available qt 1100 Glendon Avenue in the office building across the street for dinner.
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Restaurant, Bar & Grill
serving brunch, lunch and dinner
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Diner Reviews
  • "This restaurant is in a historic brick building in Westwood, not far from UCLA. The food and service aren't bad, but they aren't at a level that one might hope for in such a charming spot. We go here from time to time when going to a play at the Geffen Theatre. We are hopeful that over time they bring the level up a notch so that we can find a reason to dine in this beautiful setting more often."
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "Great place to go before going to the Geffen Playhouse. We like Saturday matinees, so brunch about 1:30 is perfect. Great menu, great food and great service. We've even just had wine in the bar."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Had not been to westwood in a while. I remember the place as the Hamlet Gardens. Nice to see the building back in use. Very nice place."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "The food is always delicious and the service superb."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "One of my favorite environments in LA over the years! The service was great!"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • ":Loved the ambience of Skylight Gardens-was a garden with the indoor outdoor look. Beautifully designed My lunch salmon was delidious. My guests pasta was too al dente. Will come back again to try other options. Tamara Hoffman"
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "It's been years since we ate at this location. Decided to try with picky friends. We all loved our food. OUr waitperson, Jamal, was a sweetheart. He recommended a great Pinot from Willamette Valley. Wine list is VERY reasonably priced. We had an issue with one salad that was handled promptly (taken off the check). Lovely remodel of dining space. Owned by the dad and managed by the son. I spoke to the owner (the father) and he was very gracious. Please try them- you will enjoy yourself."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "UCLA was on Spring break so it was very quite in the restaurant. I had the Salmon and it is always perfect! My friend had the Chicken Marsala and it was wonderful! All in all we had a great meal! Can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "reserved a table where i wanted to be. server friendly and helpful. great menu, happy hour, large servings. attractive surroundings. polite valet."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "The food was good; however, the service was a bit slow and disjointed; nonetheles, I'd recommend the restaurant."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "This was my first visit to this restaurant and I was favorably impressed. We went early so the service was superb and the noise level was not too bad. I don't recommend the bread appetizer, but the Ceasar salad was very very good."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "I come here frequently for brunch and dinner. The bottomless mimosas, eggs florentine and short rib benedict are some of my faves for brunch. The truffle salmon lunch special is also great. Definitely indulge in their handmade pasta dishes for dinner."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "I've been here about three times for dinner and each time I was very happy with my dinner and felt pampered in the pretty space. I've had attentive waiters and found nothing to dislike."
    Dined on 2/10/2014
  • "the restaurant seemed to be understaffed for a regular-Wednesday lunch. There didn't seem to be any large parties holding things up, but putting in our order, getting our food, and getting the bill and to go box too WAY too long. Someone at our table ordered their burger well done (don't ask), and the servers aid that was holding up our food (even though we didn't ask him), but as a lunchtime server, if that does happen, you should make sure everything else moves smoothly, like asking if you can bring the bill once the food is served. But instead, we had to wait almost as long for the bill and a to go box as we did the well-done burger."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "Enjoy this traditional restaurant which serves up delicious Italian food with no ginmicks in a historic building."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "I frequent this place for 'special' lunches as I work nearby and it's pan easy walk. Have had most of the menu offerings with my favorites being the grilled salmon and tuna Tatar appetizer. Make resides cause it can get busy...."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Skylight Gardens has been opened up so that tables are far apart and the noise level is not a problem. We went on Valentine's Day--along with many others--so the service was slow. However, the waiter kept us informed about what was going on (i.e., "Your salads will be here in just a minute.") But the food was worth the wait. Ah, the risotto! I would return again gladly."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This was my second time here. I knew the setting of this place was nice. Then the food was up to the expectation again. I had the handmade pasta, and my friend the seafood risotto. They were both excellent. They also have a decent list of mixed drinks. The only negative was the service. We were here for Valentines' Day, and the staff was friendly but clearly overwhelmed. The wait was extremely long, they brought us the bread too late, and we never could get pepper. Overall, this place should still be perfect on a regular night."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The waiter was really attentive and the food was really good! :)"
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Had the roast beef sandwich, which was literally inedible. The bread was stale, the meat looked suspect...they took it off the bill, but who wants to go to brunch and after waiting for 20 minutes for your food, leave without eating? My friend had pancakes...which were fine, but will wait a while before going back, hoping they improve."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "The place is very inviting when you walk in the door. There is a lit tree in the middle of the restaurant/ atrium. We had a lovely server who knew the menu well and made great suggestions. There is a great selection of appetizers, and salads, a vast array of pasta dishes, chicken, beef and fish. We were there at 5:30 PM on a Sunday and it was not crowded. We were told Sundays are there slowest days. We will definitely go back and recommend it to friends."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "We've been coming to this spot for decades. This last incarnation is OK, but the food and service are not very good. We ordered the fish and it came out cold and mushy. The waiter was not able to comment on our questions and just seemed like a nice but uninformed guy. Even the hostess made us feel uncomfortable when we asked for the front room (as we did on out Open Table reservation). She seemed to be confused whether we could sit there and put us in the noisiest room in the middle where I could not hear a word my friend was saying! Your prices are quite high as is the valet parking and we expect more. We just can't justify being customers, even though we love the place."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "The service was wonderful, the guantiy of food was more than I had anticipated. Everything was delicious!!!"
    Dined on 1/12/2014
  • "This is second time at restaurant. Service was very slow both times, especially for drinks. Probably waited 15 minutes. While restaurant was not very full, bar was busy which might explain slow service. Food is OK."
    Dined on 1/12/2014
  • "The best part of our lunch was the wonderful waiter, whose name was Joseph (I believe). He was very informative and offered the appropriate level of guidance and advice on menu items. I would return to the restaurant if I could be assured of him as our waiter."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "Took my friend for a birthday dinner -- first timers. A very good experience, with great tasting food. No complaints, whatsoever. When the waiter heard it was my friend's birthday, he removed the charge for her dessert from our bill. We felt unrushed and well taken care of."
    Dined on 1/7/2014
  • "The food and the ambiance keep us coming back, we are local to the area and enjoy the service and the meals keep getting better"
    Dined on 1/9/2014
  • "Skylight Gardens serves up wonderful hearty Italian fare in a really neat and interesting setting. You sit inside a building with a cupola so it's light and airy, very pretty inside. The food was great - everyone really enjoyed their meal! Loved it!"
    Dined on 4/9/2013
  • "The experience was just OK in my opinion. Service and food was good, nothing extraordinary. The vibe was OK, nothing fun and nothing romantic. It was a place to check out since we hadn't been there yet, but I'm unlikely to return..."
    Dined on 7/5/2013
  • "First of all, the food was wonderful. My only issue was with the reservation that I made over a week in advance. We made reservations for 7pm because we were seeing a play at the Geffen after dinner. I got a call from the rest. the day before asking me to move my reservation to 6:15 or 6:30, it told them I didn't want to change explaining we were timing our dinner with our theater tickets. The hostess made it very clear that she was irritated with me not changing my time. When we arrived we were seated in the bar and the bartender was our waiter. He was nice but it was not the type of service we expected. The restaurant sat at least 50% empty, I guess we were punished for not changing our reservations. For this I will not go back."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "I had lunch here many times. Dinner was a disappointment. They were out of one of the menu items and The entree we selected was overpriced. I also indicated it was a birthday on the reservation and we were not given any dessert, just the check. I was embarrassed to have taken my friend here for a special dinner."
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "OUTSTANDING!!!!!!! Our friends loved it and we will most certainly return."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "Had a lovely Christmas lunch with friends at Skylight Gardens. Getting the reservation online was helpful. The food was excellent, and our server was super pleasant and fun! We all had a lovely time."
    Dined on 12/17/2013
  • "Food is fine, have been there before, but you'd better pay cash. The day after the dinner my credit card Co. called about massive fraud, almost certainly caused by personnel stealing my credit card info."
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "I truly enjoyed the meal and the ambience of the restaurant. However, I was truly impressed when the owner met me at the door when I was leaving and engaged me in a very pleasant conversation. Moreover, the men serving as valet parkers, were wonderful conversationalists too."
    Dined on 12/5/2013
  • "A place that one can have a conversation without screaming. Food delicious and reasonably priced."
    Dined on 11/18/2013
  • "The restaurant is quite noisy at brunch and it was difficult for our hard-of-hearing party even tho we had requested a quiet table. Hard to come by nowadays. The brunch choices were extensive and good."
    Dined on 11/10/2013
  • "Nice atmosphere. Good food and such an open, enjoyable yet quiet setting for great conversations. We had a great time with an out-of-town guest for dinner two days ago."
    Dined on 11/7/2013
  • "Service was pretty slow at the restaurant and we had to ask for veggies for the guac and mimosa refills multiple times before getting them. Food was good but nothing spectacular."
    Dined on 10/20/2013
  • "The salad with salmon came and the salmon portion was too small for the price of the item ordered. The turkey on the Turkey sandwich was not 'roasted' as to what I think roasted is. Waitress or menu should tell what type of Turkey is going to be served. Thank you.."
    Dined on 10/25/2013