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Craft House at Sky Deck

4.4
4.4
148 Reviews
$30 and under
American
We have a 15 minute grace period. Please call us if you are running later than 15 minutes after your reservation time.

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Your table will be reserved for 1 hour 30 minutes for parties of up to 2; 2 hours for parties of up to 4; and 2 hours 30 minutes for parties of 5+.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Fusion / Eclectic, Mexican

  • Hours of operation

    Mon 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Brunch Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Bar Mon 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Tue–Thu 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–12:00 am Sun 11:00 am–9:30 pm Lunch Tue–Sat 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:30 pm Sun 3:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (858) 925-7067

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    J. Caesar Huerta

  • Catering

    https://monstercraftsfoodtruck.com/

  • Neighborhood

    Carmel Valley

  • Cross street

    El Camino Real and Townsgate Drive

  • Parking details

    There is plenty of Free public parking within the Del Mar Highlands Mall. Three are four Volta EV chargers on the first level of the parking structure

  • Public transit

    N/A

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 148 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • North San Diego

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. KM

    KMSBFV

    San Diego

    33 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    33 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    I did not want to cancel my reservation. However, a $35 credit card penalty PER person within 48 hrs. is a joke. This isn't the Ritz. We were 5 min EARLY, coming up the escalator when we get a call from the hostess asking if we were planning on coming? I asked her in person, what this was all about? (1/2 empty restaurant) She said, "A lot of people cancel". Our waitress was really lovely. But she had a massive table she was working by herself. So it took us forever to get the bill. Finally, she recruited a nice guy to take our money to help her out. My club sandwich was not as expected. However, the main problem was the greasy, greasy bread. I only ate half and left the rest. My daughter liked her salad. But it was nothing unique. The walnuts on it were delish. I used to like this place, but there is way too much competition in the area to come back again. I usually save my reviews for really good experiences. But I feel management should know. Food has slipped and very weird reservation rules are off putting.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing drinks & excellent food
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Went there for Father’s Day and it was very busy, our server was very nice but the restaurant was understaffed. We ordered a 12 ounce ribeye boneless and 6 ounce of it was fat and gristle. They were nice and only charged us 50% but it was a bit disappointing. The food overall is OK.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Nice cocktail and liquor selection. Very pretty setting in a food hall. There were some kids running around our table but that’s not the fault of the restaurant. The food was very expensive for the amount. We ordered the Tomahawk for $180 and it was not worth it. Everything was just average tasting. Nothing really wowed us. Our server was good up until we didn’t see her for like half an hour and wanted our check. They automatically added 22% gratuity plus a 3.5% service charge for our party of 6. It was a nice experience but we probably wouldn’t go back due to the cost.
  5. MB

    MichelleB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a Great Time and a Great Meal. I will definitely being going back!
  6. GK

    GaryK

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dining experience ! Food was great, service was excellent.
  7. JN

    JaniceN

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Excellent service and braised short ribs were delicious. We were there at 5:00 so it wasn’t crowded.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall great food and decor! Wait staff didn't rush us at all which was great.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food was great, a bit salty, that’s the only thing I would change.
  10. AJ

    AJEge

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    We were four adults and two kids. There is no set kid's menu (why?), but they agreed (after checking with the kitchen) to make butter noodles. We paid $13 for a small portion of butter noodles and fries. The burgers range from $21 to $25 with fries. A glass of "house" red wine is $14 & the pour is not generous. There is a service charge of 3.5% of the total bill. If you are 6 people or more they automatically charge you 22% for gratuity. Our total bill was $192.00 (even though 2 adults split a burger and the kid's split the noodles - but were still hungry). There was a big draft going through the restaurant - so bring a jacket even if sitting inside. It is super loud so you cannot hear the person across the table from you. We went at 5:45 pm on a Tuesday. I like the decor & vibe. To summarize we won't go back - we have been a couple of times - and finally have it in our heads that this place is overpriced for what you get (food, ambiance & wine). Because of this, we won't be back. There are so many better options for high-quality food in the area at a better value.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, drinks and service!
  12. JZ

    JuanZ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    The brought the wrong order and still paying , after the waitress toll me the going to removed i was not a lot , but is more of the principal ,
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome dining experience. Drinks were fire. Food was delicious. Service was very warm. Can't wait to come back.
  14. NM

    NicoleM

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We all got the burger and enjoyed them. The truffle fries were definitely worth the upgrade cost.
  15. TD

    TrangD

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall2food5service5ambience5
    Outside seating not great ambiance and the space itself felt tight and narrow
  16. KD

    KatyD

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing and so were the drinks. The restaurant was a little smaller than I thought it would be but the ambiance was very nice. Love the plants!
  17. C

    Chane

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience2
    We usually love coming to this restaurant. A male sitting at the table next to us was shoved out of the restaurant by the manager/owner by his collar. Seeing this aggressive behavior was unpleasant and made a negative impression. Food and service was just okay.
  18. JB

    JasonB

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    Food is good, but overpriced compared to other restraunts in the area that are slightly cheaper with better food. Service was a bit slow. The server approached right when we sat down, so we had not had a moment to look at the drink list. We said we needed a min and it was 16min before she came back. Someone who wasn't our server walked by quickly and without asking if she was finished, took my wife's drink which still had a little bit left in it. With all the other good restaurants that are more reasonably priced in the area, we probably won't be going back.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    It’s a shame the outdoor seating doesn’t carry the vibe of the indoor design - there are 6 tables squeezed on a skinny balcony overlooking the edge of the parking lot. It’s very dark, and no candles or flowers/plants to improve the ambience like their neighboring restaurant patio Urbana Mexican. You hear different music coming from both from their speakers and the patio above, which is annoying. Our service lacked. We ordered a bunch of plates to share and our server asked if we wanted them coursed or just to come out together. We asked for them to come out together and then as we waited long periods in between dishes, she mentioned she coursed it. Which was frustrating since she specifically asked us and then made her own decision to do the opposite. There were some tasty dishes, especially the burgers, but we definitely wouldn’t visit the outdoor seating again.
  20. c

    clvpool

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First of all, AMAZING service. Our waiter was very attentive had great food and cocktail suggestions. We each had different burgers and all of us thought they were delicious. Nice atmosphere with a great vibe.
  21. ST

    STEFANIP

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is awesome! Drinks were amazing! Food was really good. This was such a a mice find.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner all around. Branzino, octopus, short rib poutine were all amazing. Fantastic service, tasty cocktails and a nice wine list. DJ spinning tunes. Hugely recommended!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience4
    I took some friends out for dinner and I ordered a bean burger and instead was served a hamburger. As a vegetarian, this is a BIG deal. They made me a new one but by the time it came, everyone had finished eating. So I just packed it to go and gave it away. As a courtesy, they offered a free dessert which I did not really want - but others at the table enjoyed I t. So, I went home hungry (except a few fries). The restaurant should have just allowed me to cancel or comp the burger. Giving beef to a vegetarian is not cool. Really disappointing - and the evening cost me $200!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The ambiance and food was pretty spectacular! For two people, the bill ran up about $100 excluding tip - which is fairly expensive even for Del Mar. The restaurant feels likes it’s still settling in to its new locale. The noise level has very high mixed with music in the background. Our server was incredible but seemed a bit overwhelmed, and the entire place felt a bit understaffed. It’s a very cute date spot maybe for occasional outings!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Was good for service food was good but not memorable. But a very good experience

    Craft House at Sky DeckResponded on April 5, 2022Thank you for your stellar review. We are thankful you took time out of your day to provide insight on your experience. We look forward to hosting you again in the near future. Best regards, Craft House | Sky Deck

  26. LT

    LorraineT

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Too noisy and it was cold because they needed to leave the door open to serve the outside guests
  27. PB

    PBee

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Birthday dinner was awesome

    Craft House at Sky DeckResponded on April 5, 2022Thank you for your review. Our team is overjoyed to hear that you enjoyed your experience. Please let us know if we can be of assistance in the future. Happy belated! Best Regards, Craft House

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    The owner of this restaurant is the rudest individual I have ever encountered in my entire dining history. I will never return to this restaurant.
  29. P

    Premonsdaydinp

    San Diego

    98 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    98 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Got seated outside. There were heat warmers, but still chilly outside. Our server was amazing! Food was really delicious. Must try the poutine fries and cheesecake!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Brian Z was amazing! He provided great customer service!

    Craft House at Sky DeckResponded on April 5, 2022Thank you for your review! We will be sure to congratulate him on a job well done!

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    Food was good but not phenomenal and overpriced. Bill came out to $800 for 4 people.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the food and cocktails.

    Craft House at Sky DeckResponded on March 20, 2022Thank you for the stellar review!

  33. YA

    YvetteA

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, the food, the food. I can not express the quality of this place. Everything I’ve had the pleasure of tying, I have absolutely vowed was my new favorite plate. Last night was our 5th time back and my husband had the fish and chip that made Shakespeare Pub’s version or F&S blush. High quality fish, crispy, non greasy and delicious. I had the not so basic burger and it was AMAZING!!! Amazingly big too. I brought half of it back home and had it for lunch. The brooch bread was super fresh and fluffy, the ground beef taste fresh and the fries are to die for. Highly highly highly recommended

    Craft House at Sky DeckResponded on March 18, 2022Thank you for taking the time to leave us a 5-star review! We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience at Craft House | Sky Deck and we look forward to hosting you again in the near future. Please keep us in mind for any future events, special occasions or work parties! Best regards, Craft House Team

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Terrible experience
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Server seemed annoyed and disengaged. Started w Caesar salad, leaves were dripping wet and caused dressing to be runny. Initially served Fish and chips that were very over cooked. Underwhelmed by the dish. Burger was exceptional. Seafood stew was flavorful. Short rib was overdone. Steak and Frittes were ok.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great time with family! Thanks to the awesome, friendly, gracious staff for making our get together extra special.

    Craft House at Sky DeckResponded on March 18, 2022Thank you for taking the time to leave us a phenomenal review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience at Craft House | Sky Deck and we look forward to hosting you again in the near future. Please keep us in mind for any future events, special occasions or work parties! Best regards, Craft House Team

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience3
    Took 20 minutes until I finally was able to flag down the manager to take our order. Even then we didn’t get our water until after our drinks. Then at the tail end of our dinner we finally got a server. The food is good but it’s clear they are still trying to figure out how to run this small restaurant.
  38. RD

    RDfoodie

    Milwaukee

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    Enjoyed our time here. Aesthetically it looks great, very lively. Food was delicious. Drinks were tasty. Friday and Saturday nights are VERY loud though, it’s very hard to hear anybody. Our service wasn’t great but I’m assuming they could be short staffed. We got our appetizer about 35 minutes after we ordered it, didn’t get our drinks until 10 minutes AFTER we got the appetizer, and our meals came out about 10-15 minutes after we started our appetizers. So the spacing of everything was off and not enjoyable for that reason. But our waitress did do the best she could.
  39. T

    Tablefor2

    San Diego

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food and good service. Enjoyed the atmosphere too.
  40. CT

    CTM14

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall1food3service3ambience1
    We had to provide a credit card which would be charged $35/person if we did not cancel 2 days in advance, reservation was made same day. We were seated :40 minutes late for our reservation and our party of 3 was squeezed into a table for 2. The noise level in the restaurant was extremely loud with patrons yelling loudly to try and be heard over the DJ that thought he was mixing in a club. The burgers can be good but be sure to remove some toppings as each has far to many toppings and sauces as set on the menu. Caution: DJ starts at 8pm Friday & Saturdays.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Craft House at Sky Deck offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (858) 925-7067.

Craft House at Sky Deck is rated 4.4 stars by 148 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today
Google Map for Craft House at Sky Deck

3790 Townsgate Dr San Diego, CA 92130-2547

Additional information

  • Cross street

    El Camino Real and Townsgate Drive

  • Neighborhood

    Carmel Valley

  • Hours of operation

    Mon 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Brunch Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Bar Mon 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Tue–Thu 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–12:00 am Sun 11:00 am–9:30 pm Lunch Tue–Sat 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:30 pm Sun 3:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Fusion / Eclectic, Mexican

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    There is plenty of Free public parking within the Del Mar Highlands Mall. Three are four Volta EV chargers on the first level of the parking structure

  • Public transit

    N/A

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    J. Caesar Huerta

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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