Harley Laguna Beach

4.5
383 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Harley is a Neighborhood Restaurant by Chef Greg Daniels, focused on creative, seasonal menus backed up by real local hospitality.
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!

Experiences

  • Chefs Table Experience

    $40.00 per personPrepaid

    Multiple dates available

    This 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!
  • Harley's Famous Fried Chicken Dinner

    $42.73 per personPrepaid

    Nov 7, 2021 only

    Harley's Fried Chicken has been the talk of the town, birthed during the pandemic and feeding the community. Come join us, and enjoy a family style meal of: Organic Farm Lettuces with Shaved Local Vegetables and Buttermilk Herb Dressing Buttermilk Biscuits with Honey Butter GoneStraw Farms Local Chicken, Citrus and Honey Brined, then Fried to Crispy Perfection, Regular or Spicy Rosemary Mashed Potatoes with Gravy Seasonal Vegetable TBD Seasonal Fruit Cobbler with Vanilla Ice Cream

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • 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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 383 people are saying
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Erin05
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipBethLinge
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Harley…..the food, the service!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brought friends from Ohio here and we had the best time. The food and service were both amazing! Thanks for such a good night!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were excellent

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful meal. The Local Farm Figs with prosciutto was fantastic. The Opah was terrific and the surprise dessert was wonderful.

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vipOpenTable Diner
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. Awesome for ordinary quality dining or special as was the case last night. And Kara is a superb server.

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vipluv2eat
Orange County
17 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, ambiance, and service! Excellent craft cocktails as well. Fun date night out with friends.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Service was amazing cute place food left son to be desired but not bad by any means

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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SavGra
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience4

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.
Good, great.
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.

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MichaelM
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress Taylor was a star. Extremely kind, attentive, and sociable.

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vipAndyS
Los Angeles
487 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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.

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AndrinaP
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

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vipBrettJ
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipkaryn77
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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MpMe
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

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!

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JarridF
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipOpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The steak was old and tasted like chemicals but the mahi mahi dish was ok, fish was over cooked but the components were good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
16 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!

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JessJ
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

This is a bad restaurant dressed up as a good one.

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OpenTable Diner
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience2

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Just ok
Freud chicken was grease
Octopus’s salad very small
Best dish was the salad

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. Love this place. Greg is the Man.

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LauraW
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great first visit. Interesting menu, quality ingredients. All courses were very good and service was great.

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vipTony
New Mexico
51 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was amazing Wish there was a more diverse menu.

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bellygrowls
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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!

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Jjln
Orange County
25 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 !!

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Amanda
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

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.

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LESLIE
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Overall
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.

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AshleyA
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience4

It was a wonderful ambiance, service was great! I wouldn’t recommend the sea bass. But the mussels where a good starter.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ahhhhmazing! The food the service was all a 10 plus!
Steve our server was awesome!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience5

Service was amazing, food was not. My sea bass was dry and overcooked and my boyfriend’s steak taste like gasoline

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vipScottG
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tremendous service start to finish. Food quality excellent. Great menu.

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vipwoody562
Orange County
27 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We arrived at 4:56 for our 5:00 reservation. We were asked to leave because no one can be in the restaurant before 5:00 (?). We wanted to sit on the first floor, but were told that because all the first floor tables were 4 person tables (we were two) and were reserved for larger parties, we could not be seated on the first floor. (No one occupied three of the five tables on the first floor for the two hours that we were there (?). The server was uninformative and inattentive. We ordered their cheese board, and the marmalade was scant, the toast was crumbly and it had "salt" spread on it(?). Our entree (Flatiron Steak) was difficult to cut, chewy and flavorless. The "desert" was chocolate chip cookies which we were told were fabulous. The cookies were small, hard cookies with some sea salt on them and they weren't weren't very good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Bad service. Dirty carpet upstairs. Loud right seating. Hair in our food. Rushed clueless waitress and hostess. Zero stars.

Harley Laguna Beach
Responded on August 13, 2021

Hurtful. Our manager comped your food, and explained that what you thought was a strand of hair was brown butter that had left a line on the edge of your plate - it immediately smeared to the touch when our chef touched it. Of course, we could not have tried to return the dish to you after the discovery, but already lost money on food we lovingly prepared, and now have you leaving us a negative public review as well. It's just disappointing with everything we've been through. Sad to see.

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Willrich
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice for pre-Pageant of the Masters dinner or drink

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

We ordered the halibut and it was very dry, the vegetables were burn and we order 2 glassed of wine but only got one. Will not be returning

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DebraK
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such an enjoyable dining experience here. The drinks are made with fresh juices: the martini was so good and we raved about the iced tea and lemonade. We thoroughly enjoyed the cheese and chacuterrie with high quality meets and the fried chicken and pot pie were delicious. Don't miss out on the mac and cheese and spicy fried chicken sandwhich which we couldn't stop raving about. This place is a little gem in Laguna Beach. I highly recommend.

FAQs

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 4.5 stars by 383 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.