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Norman at the Skyview Los Alamos

4.7
157 Reviews
$30 and under
American
We take the health and safety of our staff and guests very seriously. We are following all health and safety guidelines, and require guests to have a face covering in order to enter the restaurant. We also require reservations for dine-in and have a no cash policy. Please contact us directly for information, or if you have any questions. We look forward to welcoming you.

We believe in good conversation, comforting food, and a drink list that highlights some of the best winemakers and local ingredients around. Whether you're enjoying an overnight stay at Skyview or just moseying through town, Norman offers a unique and satisfying menu every day of the week.

This is a space to gather with your favorite people for lunch, cozy into a dimly lit corner booth for dinner, or order your favorite dish poolside as the weather is always looking up here in Los Alamos.

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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 157 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.8
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4.7
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MichelleT
Seattle
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect, quaint little spot! Will definitely be back (next week😜) and can’t wait to stay in the motel!!

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JennaS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very delicious but the view at sunset was outstanding!

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vipJesseya1
Los Angeles
84 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing! Location and ambiance is perfect as well as service! See you soon!

JM
JamesM
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service and food. We will come again.
Thank you,
Cheryl M.

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vipmariem
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed our dinner, good service and nice atmosphere!

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A colleague was doing business north of Santa Barbara and Los Alamos was a mid point. I’m searching the area Normans was a standout.
The quaint motel with this great restaurant was a bit of a surprise and Norman’s delivered.
Cocktails, food and service all excellent. The vibe is charming and the outdoor dining spot was great and perfectly heated.
Thank you!

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AQUAMELLOSANGELES
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Right now it's all take out but the food is amazing, especially the tacos and the steak was great. For breakfast the eggs are sooooo good--I liked the fish and chips too. Wonderful staff under trying times. I'd go back in a heartbeat.

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vipLilyhime
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Avocado toast was good, not so keen on the clams

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and service! Festive vibe.. loved the Skyview motel and Normans. Can’t wait to return!!

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
10 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great gem! The Notman has a limited menu right now but if you are vegetarian or have special dietary needs, they do a great job, They have an amazing burger as well as chicken dish and you must try the ahi crisps for an appetizer.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

So delicious and a fun stylish atmosphere.

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RayG
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

I was so hoping for a better experience . The food was average . Their charcuterie was mediocre at best . The cheese was presented in small cubes and only two kinds , both common ( I think they were gouda & cheddar ) The salami was the only good item .
My salad was a lot of greens and not much else . My main was undistinguished .
The menu is shy on choices .

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TeashaB
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the cool vibe!

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SharonW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Hardworking attentive crew! Good wine list. Delicious crispy skin salmon. Awesome wagyu burger, turkey club and carnitas tacos! Nice outdoor dining adjacent to pool area. Laidback, very relaxing atmosphere.

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babs
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Creative menu, well presented, relaxed ambiance. I come here alone fairly often and am always impressed.

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vipNancyM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we ordered was flavorful, fresh, and seasonal. Nice to sit outside in these covid times. All personnel we encountered from the were friendly and accommodating. Our server was great. We will be back.

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SandraP
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed an evening dinner with friends. Food was outstanding!!!

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SheilaS
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great vibe. Stylish and fun. Pool area nice and good drinks and service. Loved the feel of the restaurant and all good food except crazy oversalted fries

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

There were only two things that stuck out that were bad. We had to walk up a really big hill to the restaurant and the group next to us were super loud. Other than that the burger was great and same with the Brussel sprouts. Next time we’ll stay at the hotel so we can eat there without feeling like we’re climbing Everest

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Anniversary, food was good ! Service was the best you could get they were slammed early at 5pm with only two servers . We enjoyed the food and service , was it perfect no . The long walk up the hill is definitely a downfall .
Outside dinning with people around the pool was not my idea of perfect atmosphere with the price you pay . We’re a cocktail before dinner and wine with dinner kind of people .
I would return for drinks and appetizers but not for dinner unless I was spending the night there .

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

It’s pool bar and restaurant. I think it’s good for hotel guest. But not destination for dinner

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WarrenB
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Nice environment and they’re handling Covid well. We had our dog and were seated oh the side (outdoors of course) and it was quite chilly. Just around the back it was fine - and there were plenty of tables. Would have been nice to have been seated out of the wind.

Steak was great. Fish was not. Sent it back as it was so fishy tasting that it was not good. They were great about it. Crème brûlée was outstanding.

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vipTruffel
San Diego
46 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a drink at the bar, a nice conversation with the bar tender and decided to stay seated there for dinner. We had the pesto squash the summer spinach salad the Bates burger and house made chorizo and clam capellini, all of it was exceptional, cocktails were great too!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My partner and I celebrated our 5 year anniversary at Norman at the Skyview and loved every minute. The vegetarian Corn and Carrot entree was one of the best dishes we’ve ever had. Incredible service and beautiful atmosphere. Solid 5 star!

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DonnaA
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Three birthdays. Just a fun time for a bunch of girls

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Compltely flavorless mac and cheese. Asked the staff if it was Mexican or spanish chorizo in an entre , they did not know. Returned from the kitchen with the answer that it was “house made” and it was spanish. Dish I received had no chorizo in it. It did have sausage, but it was not chorizo. It was a bland, flavorless meat. Did not ad anything yo the seafood other than grease.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This old motel has tuned into a very cool updated property!
We just found it on yelp since we were up wine tasting and we were very happy with our visit! Great food, drinks and ambiance!

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JeffreyL
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

One stop on our 30 year anniversary road trip

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The Hotel and grounds are very cool. The menu at the restaurant is very limited... the vegetable dishes were good... the salmon looked like it was farmed salmon and it was extremely fishy and un eatable. The steamed clams didn’t seem very fresh...

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was FANTASTIC and the service just as amazing. Such a great experience!

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MarthaL
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and drinks. The place is beautiful. Food is always good.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience4

I had high hopes for the Norman but every single moment that should’ve gone well, ended horribly. 25 minutes before our drinks were delivered; no communication that one of our dishes was sold out; undercooked inedible salmon; music shutting on and off throughout the restaurant; staff ignoring reservation details like it was my parents birthdays.

The atmosphere was marvelous, the potential was there. I hope my experience was a rarity and that short staffing was simply the issue. However, given the cost and plethora of great food options in Los Alamos/Los Olivos, I won’t be back to see if that was the case.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service5ambience2

The Valentine’s Day menu was not worth it. Maybe on a normal evening the food is better but will not risk going back to find out.

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Magnum
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Overall pretty positive and we will definitely go back again. This was our first try with them and it may not have been their best so another try is in order.
Pros: Staff was friendly. Food had good flavor. Setting and decor was fun. Didn't try Craft Cocktails but looking forward to getting back there again to try those.
Cons: Menu is very limited. Bacon on the burger was grisly and chewy. Dining room was pretty cold because of the open windows.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

It was our first time visiting the restaurant. The parking situation was not ideal. The restaurant was a bit dark for the taste! Our server overcharged us & if we hadn’t noticed they’ve would of gotten away with it too!

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KimiK
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fantastic. Always a date night favorite. We will be back again

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NancyS
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The only negative thing I can say is that as we walked in, instead of greeting us with “hello how are you tonight”, the first thing hostess said was “do you have a reservation”as if barking at us that we would not get in if we didn’t !...other than that it was wonderful !

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Jonesml7
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Perhaps our experience might have been better during their dinner time. Food was mediocre and I had to ask the bar tender that I was missing toast from my meal.

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FrankM
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

We were seated right away as the restaurant was not busy. There was only one server/hostess and one bar tender. Should be able to handle the 4 tables. The service needs improvement. The server did not provide salt and pepper, and was more interested in folding napkins than providing service.
Our fries were cold, and we asked for extra plates so we could eat the rest of our food while waiting for new fries. She went to the kitchen and did not return. The bar tender brought us a plate to share, 5 minutes later.
The food was good, and the homemade lemonade was awesome.
The music was too loud and we were accommodated when we asked for it to be turned down.
We have been here before, but probably will not come back as management needs to figure out that they need to hire people who can multi task, or hire more people.
I realize that staffing is difficult to predict, but the restaurant on a Friday night was not busy.
The server was nice, but maybe they need a bus person to help with table setting, drinks, et cetera.

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vipbigeater
Central Coast
33 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

It just didn’t start out right from the beginning. We arrived at sunset on a chilly night with windows and bar door wide open. They did light the fire and close the door and windows, but the music was way too loud. If customers were all in 20’s and ‘30’s it would have been perfect, but we are elderly and so was the other table of 4 on a slow night. Our server said she could turn it down “a little, but not too much”. She was quite young and inexperienced at her job. When we asked for separate checks she said she would split it. She seemed incapable of doing what we asked. I have enjoyed Norman’s several times, but I’ll try them one more time as I love the setting and want them to succeed!

FAQs

Norman at the Skyview Los Alamos offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (805) 344-0080.

Norman at the Skyview Los Alamos is rated 4.7 stars by 157 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.