Harley Laguna Beach
It is named after his Grandpa Harley, a hardworking man that made just as much time for family and fun! A party at Harley's home nurtured friends with food, drink, and music!
Our family is here to offer you the unmatched experience of warm vibes, deliciously approachable food, an exceptional wine list, and the best cocktails around. We care about your time with us, and want you to leave us wanting to come back, again and again.
Our team of chefs collaborate with the best food producers to find incredible meat, locally caught seafood, and the freshest vegetables from local farms.
You'll find our space to be comforting, our team to be friendly and helpful, and you'll sense a renewed focus on giving guests the best overall restaurant experience they’ve had in a long time.
Join us and see for yourself! Welcome to Harley!
Chefs Table Experience$40.00 per personPrepaid
Multiple dates availableThis reservation holds your spot at the Harley Chef's Counter - not to be missed! Watch the behind-the-scenes action as our chefs prepare meals for all of our guests. Ask questions, interact, and sample dishes from the kitchen. This unique POV will make for a unique experience for your night out! At this initial level, you will have your choice of menu items, and the $40 spent now will be applied to your bill at the end of your dining experience. This is a "down-payment" on your reservation - not a fee to sit at the counter. If you add the Taste of Harley Experience below, this will be applied to your final total of $100 per person ($76+tax+svc fee). We can't wait to see you here at Harley!
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
harissa spiced, yogurt, almond, mint chimichurri
Mac And Cheese
parmesan, fontina, gruyere, panko bread crumbs
hibiscus-infused vodka, passionfruit liqueur, lime, lemon oleo
The only thing good was the friendliness of our waiter. We waited over 1 hour to be served our meal after being seated and ordered drinks. Repeatedly told it was on it’s way while all other tables were served and cleared before we finally got our food. We were the 1st table seated in the entire section. The owner/chef came over afterwards, made excuses and blamed the server and the internet (neither was the problem). The food was mediocre. Overall a very disappointing experience for our first meal back at Harleys. It’ll be the last. No more local patronage from this family.
Happy we found this restaurant. Cozy vibe. Great service. Good food and wine. Neighborhood gem.
The restaurant has so much potential. The service was excellent. Decor is gorgeous. However, the food was lacking. The fried chicken had no flavor, it was just very greasy. The steak and chimichurri sauce were also lacking in flavors. The steak was cooked perfectly though. We just wish it was flavored better. The ceasar salad was delicious though!
Chef Greg and his team again made for the perfect dinner. All his menu items are fantastic and the service is spot on.
Love love love Harleys. Their farm to table menu is constantly changing and always innovative and delicious. Jake was our server and he was excellent, attentive and fun. Looking forward to the next time.
Jake was an attentive waiter, eager to make sure we had everything we needed to enjoy our experience. It was a pleasure, as always.
We had a warm and memorable dining experience at Harley. The atmosphere was friendly and inviting, and the food was delicious as always. The ingredients are of the highest quality, locally sourced from places like The Ecology Center, Gonestraw Farms, and a host of nearby fishermen. You can really taste the difference in the food. We loved the PEI Mussels flavored with a rich Thai Curry sauce. The Gochujang BBQ duck was confit then glazed with BBQ sauce and served over a bed of stir fried rice and lardons. It was tender and had a variety of tasty flavors. The Hanger Steak frites is a classic bistro dish, seared over the wood fired grill and served with crispy fries and a chimichurri sauce. Service was friendly and knowledgable. I look forward to my next dinner at Harley!
We had an excellent dinner! The cocktails were delicious and so was our food. The sun chokes were are favorite. We tried several things and they were all excellent!! We will definitely be going back!
Love Harley…..the food, the service!!
Brought friends from Ohio here and we had the best time. The food and service were both amazing! Thanks for such a good night!
The food and service were excellent
Had a wonderful meal. The Local Farm Figs with prosciutto was fantastic. The Opah was terrific and the surprise dessert was wonderful.
I love this place. Awesome for ordinary quality dining or special as was the case last night. And Kara is a superb server.
Great food, ambiance, and service! Excellent craft cocktails as well. Fun date night out with friends.
Service was amazing cute place food left son to be desired but not bad by any means
First time to Harley Laguna Beach. Had a great time. We had a party of 5 and each person rated each appetizer and entree and dessert with a 4 or 5 out of 5!
When we arrived for our reservation we were told we had 20 min left of happy hr. It took the waitress 10 min to even greet us, took our order with 6 min to spare and then came back 10 after 7 to let us know she only got part of our order in.
Another waiter came over and said they would fix it.
She then forgot what our drinks were, and then the food came out about 10min before we even saw one glass of wine.
So now we are sitting there 40min, no drinks and one app.
We were trying to be understanding, I guess the girl is new, but the whole evening we couldn’t flag her down to order, had to ask other waiters for food, even had to get up and walk to the bar to pay the bill because in an empty restaurant we couldn’t seem to get ahold of our server.
We were celebrating a birthday and they did give us a fruit tart.
When the bill came (after being there 2.5 hrs for 4 apps and 2 drinks) we did not get the happy hour prices and they charged us for the birthday dessert?
Super slow service, food was good and everyone was super nice but obviously need to train their staff more.
Our waitress Taylor was a star. Extremely kind, attentive, and sociable.
Its always a pleasure to dine at Harley. From the moment you walk in the door, the beautiful space and warm hospitality set the tone for a great experience. I had a few appetizers, including the generously portioned seafood paella. It came with a rich saffron infused broth that was accompanied by a medley of shellfish and nicely crusted pork belly. The main course of Black Cod was caught locally. It was high quality, super fresh and served on a bed of Peruvian purple mash and a crisp tender brocollini which had been cooked on the wood grill. I also enjoyed the lemon tart for dessert. The shortbread crust was light, flaky and perfectly cooked, along with refreshing well balanced flavor of lemon curd. All great cooking starts with quality product, and Chef Greg Daniels sources the very best from local producers such as the Ecology Center in Capistrano and area fisherman who bring in the catch of the day. I highly recommend Harley and look forward to returning in the near future.
I would have given 5 stars, but were told that there was no seating in the restaurant only counter seating. There were tables available the whole time that we were there upstairs, downstairs & outside. The food was excellent, but unfortunately the green salad was very boring & had sand in it, so sadly had to send it back.
Regardless we will be back to try different items on the menu & hopefully will be accommodated with seating
Had a great dinner with friends last night. Beautiful room, and great service. Love the beet salad with curry and the fried chicken is amazing.
We had the burger, fried chicken sandwich and appetizers. Food was amazing, drinks were great and the service was off the charts. Kat did a great job and we will definitely be back.
Best damn biscuits i've ever had in my life!!!!! everything we ordered was spectacular, the flavor, plating and aromas were scrumptious! this was our second time there and we will definitely be back!
I went with a few friends for dinner. Service was a little rough in the beginning. Our server had no personality and a blah attitude. We found out later it was only her second night and we all have heard how hard it is to get employees these days! So I'm not letting her reflect in my review.
The craft cocktails were great as were the brussel sprouts and pasta appetizers. The biscuits were to die for! We heard the pork chop was the most requested item, so I tried it. It was hard to eat with a lot of fat running throughout. But I will definitely give it another try next time.
Glen Tinsley, the head chef, came to our table to talk with us. Great chef and a great guy!
This is my absolute favorite restaurant in Laguna Beach!
The best seat in the house is located at the countertop in front of the kitchen. If you are lucky enough to sit here, you will get to opportunity to watch Chef Glen T work his magic. He is an absolute legend who gave us insights into the menu. Sitting at the forefront of the action, you get to see the food go from preparation to presentation. Everything on the menu looks delicious. I recommend the cauliflower, the heirloom tomato salad, the LOCAL rod and reel caught dorado, and the Mollie apple cobbler. During our visit to Harley, the GM, Mitch stopped by to chew the fat. Bella was an extremely energetic, happy, and polite server. She took care of us as we were celebrating a special birthday. The restaurant is ideal for those who want a romantic night out or even want to get a group of people together for a big outing. Cheers!
The steak was old and tasted like chemicals but the mahi mahi dish was ok, fish was over cooked but the components were good.
We sat at the bar and are now big fans of the bartender. His drinks were so delicious and a really nice guy. We ordered 3 appetizers that were all super tasty. Will definitely be back!! Loved the atmosphere too!!
This is a bad restaurant dressed up as a good one.
Went for Brunch on Sunday with friends. Very slow service. Very forgetful server. Food was just ok, not as good as some reviews claim. Sorry, but we wouldn’t go here again. Too many other GREAT restaurants in the area.
Freud chicken was grease
Octopus’s salad very small
Best dish was the salad
Amazing. Love this place. Greg is the Man.
Great first visit. Interesting menu, quality ingredients. All courses were very good and service was great.
Service was amazing Wish there was a more diverse menu.
Absolutely delightful. Sat outside. Server was perfectly attentive. Management came out to our table and greeted us, making us feel appreciated. Food was delicious. Cocktails were creative and yummy. Looking forward to coming back soon!
Steve, our server was great! Attentive, informative and made great suggestions for what was best to eat. Food, wow! We started with the Burrata, nectarine and heirloom tomato salad, fantastic!! We shared fried chicken, Mac and cheese and plum dessert, all so very good!! Can’t wait to return !!
The bar was out of both drinks requested. The avocado toast was extremely annoying to eat and has sliced avocados, and was overpriced for the portion.
Experience was good, they only had patio seating which was on the street, so it was noisy but totally acceptable.
Food was delicious but took a while, we were also in a hurry because we were attending Pageant.
Service was super friendly and attentive. I’ll for sure go back.
We had an amazing dining experience at Harley. This is my favorite place to come because of their fresh veggies, in home desserts and craft cocktails. If you are a vegetarian you will love their seasonal veggies. Sit at the chef’s counter so you can watch the kitchen. Everyone is very friendly and the service is always incredible. Perfect for date nights, birthdays and special occasions. Harley is a local gem in Laguna Beach and I highly recommend visiting!!!
It was a wonderful ambiance, service was great! I wouldn’t recommend the sea bass. But the mussels where a good starter.
You can order delivery directly from Harley Laguna Beach using the Order Online button. Harley Laguna Beach also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Harley Laguna Beach also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (949) 715-1530.
Harley Laguna Beach is rated 4.6 stars by 391 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.