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Norman Dining Room + Bar - Norman at the Skyview Los Alamos, Los Alamos, CA

Norman at the Skyview Los Alamos

4.6
4.6
375 Reviews
$30 and under
American
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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:00 am–10:30 am Brunch Sat, Sun 7:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (805) 344-0080

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Executive chef

    Dustin Badenell

  • Catering

    Norman Restaurant is open for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Daily and has catering options for all 3 meals 365 days a year.

  • Private party facilities

    Indoor Dining Room, Outdoor Dining Patio, Vista Terrace Deck all are reservable spaces for 1-50 people

  • Neighborhood

    Santa Ynez Valley

  • Parking details

    Lot at the base of Skyview Hotel. Call (805) 344-0080 for a ride up the hill!

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 375 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • California Central Coast

    Lively

  • California Central Coast

    American

  • Santa Ynez Valley

    Best Overall

  • Santa Ynez Valley

    Best Service

  • Santa Ynez Valley

    Best Ambiance

  • Santa Ynez Valley

    Best Value

  • Santa Ynez Valley

    Innovative

  • Santa Ynez Valley

    Neighborhood gem

  • Santa Ynez Valley

    Romantic

  • Santa Ynez Valley

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Eclectic food, and cool ambience.
  2. CS

    ClaudiaS

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The Squash Soup was really good, the Cornish Game Hen was really good except the string beans could've been cooked a little more, as they were raw!! but the best thing was the Pumpkin Cheesecake which was awesome!! We'll back back to have lunch some day.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and wonderful food

    Norman at the Skyview Los AlamosResponded on November 27, 2022Thank you for the feedback, we appreciate you taking the time.

  4. 1

    1hungrylocal

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall3food1service1ambience3
    Unfortunately not a good experience. Do not recommend. Try to get into Bell’s. Primo experience at Bell’s.
  5. OT

    loveOT

    Central Coast

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    We ate at Norman's last Thanksgiving and had an outstanding meal so we were disappointed this year. The menu was essentially the same but the tastes and flavors were just not up to last year's meal.

    Norman at the Skyview Los AlamosResponded on November 27, 2022Sorry we didn't meet up to our previous years standards, I'll be sure to talk with the Chef about your experience, but thank you so much for choosing us to spend your Thanksgiving with. Hopefully we get the opportunity to serve you in the future. Thanks for taking the time.

  6. l

    luxodiner

    Los Angeles

    21 reviews

    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Norman is a great little spot and essentially keeps you at the hotel. The menu is not huge but there is a little something for everyone. The staff is friendly and attentive and it doesn't hurt that they make some amazing cocktails.

    Norman at the Skyview Los AlamosResponded on November 27, 2022Thank you so much for the kind words, we really appreciate them and I will be sure to share them with our team. Thanks for taking the time.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and experience

    Norman at the Skyview Los AlamosResponded on November 27, 2022Thank you for the feedback! We appreciate you reaching out.

  8. JK

    JanK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This is a great place for a meal. We stayed at the motel and had dinner and breakfast. Selection is good and prices are reasonable for this type of restaurant. The service was great. You should go there.

    Norman at the Skyview Los AlamosResponded on November 27, 2022One of the nicest reviews we've had, thank you so much for taking the time and giving us the opportunity to serve you.

  9. D

    Dillon2

    Cambridge

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall a wonderful experience, the food was excellent and none of our menu choices disappointed.

    Norman at the Skyview Los AlamosResponded on November 27, 2022So great to hear! Thank you for taking the time and telling us about your experience.

  10. MN

    MichelleN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had great service and wonderful food and drinks.

    Norman at the Skyview Los AlamosResponded on November 17, 2022Thank you for the kind words we really appreciate them!

  11. FG

    FuntoGraze

    Central Coast

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice atmosphere. Great decor. Friendly place.

    Norman at the Skyview Los AlamosResponded on November 10, 2022Thank you for the nice review & stars we appreciate them!

  12. AM

    AllenM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Overall a nice place and an enjoyable experience. We were staying at the Skyview so it was very convenient. I wouldn’t go out of my way to go back but if we stayed there again we wouldn’t hesitate.

    Norman at the Skyview Los AlamosResponded on November 10, 2022Thank you for taking the time to write & the opportunity to serve you in the future.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding experience. Excellent staff, amazing food, stellar atmosphere. We love this place!

    Norman at the Skyview Los AlamosResponded on November 10, 2022Thank you so much for those kind words and taking the time, I will be sure to share with the staff. We appreciate you.

  14. MW

    MonicaW

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cozy restaurant, friendly and accommodating. Quiet enough to have a conversation even with music and other diners nearby. Was able to enjoy a vegan, gluten free dish thanks to the helpful service folks and kitchen. Great evening, perfect getaway

    Norman at the Skyview Los AlamosResponded on November 10, 2022Thanks so much for those kind words and taking the time to tell us about your experience. We appreciate the opportunity to serve you in the future.

  15. M

    Max777

    San Francisco

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food/service and romantic location.
  16. K

    Kooze

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The specialty drink menu was very creative. The bartender was excellent. Their beet salad was off scale. Their main courses, duck confit and shrimp/grits were as good as it gets! The staff members are extremely attentive. The ambiance was great. When you leave Norman's you know you have been somewhere!
  17. S

    Serena

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommended.. Unique place, delicious food.
  18. T

    Tubs

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    Limited choice of both food and wines. Quality was fine. Ambience lacking.

    Norman at the Skyview Los AlamosResponded on October 13, 2022Thank you for the feedback, we'll use it to make us better.

  19. L

    Lunchlady

    Orange County

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff was very attentive, they all pitched in on the service and food service. The duck and the pork chop was cooked perfectly!

    Norman at the Skyview Los AlamosResponded on October 13, 2022Thank you so much for those kind words! I'll be sure to share with the staff.

  20. RG

    RichardG

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very tasty and creative food and cocktails within a cozy and unique ambiance.
  21. CM

    ChristinaM

    Central Coast

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing staff and food, we will be back for lunch or dinner. For brunch, you may want to include more selections of "breakfasty" items, as most of it seemed more like lunch. But we loved what we had, it was wonderful-chilequiles and the scramble. YUM.

    Norman at the Skyview Los AlamosResponded on October 13, 2022Thanks for taking the time to give such a detailed account of your visit, we appreciate you!

  22. GB

    GeoffreyB

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Service was excellent but the vibe is what draws us back each time. Great music, beautiful views, just cool. Food is solid (hanger steak and Bates burger), with a full bar. My only complaint? The parking situation is kinda silly. Otherwise highly recommended
  23. RL

    RobL

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is fresh and well prepared. New and exciting flavors
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Great service!
  25. TS

    TracyS

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A lovely outdoor dining experience poolside overlooking the Los Alamos valley. The menu was inventive and everything we tried was delicious. We will definitely be back.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Love this place
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service and great food, cannot wait to come back
  28. EG

    EmilyG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The corn ribs and panna cotta is literally the best food I've ever had in my life

    Norman at the Skyview Los AlamosResponded on August 30, 2022Thank you so much for your response, I'll be sure to share with Chef Dustin!

  29. M

    Mar4dining

    Central Coast

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Darling restaurant at Skyview. It was mid-week quiet, service was excellent as was the food!

    Norman at the Skyview Los AlamosResponded on August 30, 2022That is very kind of you thank you for taking the time to write us!

  30. DP

    DanielP

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    2nd time visiting, number one favorite restaurant now! They do not miss a thing and hit on all points.

    Norman at the Skyview Los AlamosResponded on August 30, 2022Wow! thanks for making us your favorite and the kind words. I'll be sure to sure to share with the whole staff. We appreciate the chance to serve you.

  31. LA

    LAFav

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Ambience and atmosphere was lovely. Menu selection reflects a variety of options yet not overwhelming. The food was tasty but not really impressionable. I did expect more attention to presentation and flavor. However, I would try the place again because it was overall a pleasant experience.

    Norman at the Skyview Los AlamosResponded on August 30, 2022Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your visit in detail. We appreciate your insights and look forward to hopefully serve you again.

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    this place is great for date night or even just to pop in for drinks. Great service, good food, excellent cocktails. their outdoor patio space has a lovely view and is very inviting. it is a bit of a trek up the driveway but we didnt mind it!
  33. RM

    RosieM

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our severs and entire staff were so kind to us and we received great service! Can't wait to go back!
  34. RK

    RobinK

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and ambiance. Friendly and efficient staff. We love The Skyview & Norman.

    Norman at the Skyview Los AlamosResponded on August 11, 2022Thank you for the kind words & taking the time, come see us again.

  35. LW

    LindaW

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Setting is lovely, dinner was excellent and the staff is very friendly! We had a great time.

    Norman at the Skyview Los AlamosResponded on August 11, 2022Thanks for taking the time and the kind words, I'll be sure to share with the staff.

  36. b

    brusselssprout

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Really lovely restaurant with deliciously unique menu and amazing views.

    Norman at the Skyview Los AlamosResponded on August 11, 2022Great to hear you had a great experience! I'll be sure to tell Chef Dustin

  37. C

    Caleb

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    This had to have been a fluke experience but it was one of the oddest dining experiences I have had in a while. Our service was very poor. After making a reservation offered by the restaurant for 10am brunch, with an outdoor table. We were told we could not sit outside and after sitting inside for 20 mins waiting for water and coffee from our server (who was quite offputting and odd) we were approached by another server who abruptly said to us "we need to get your food orders in RIGHT NOW because the kitchen has a hard close at 10:30a". We quickly got our orders in, while half of us were still waiting on coffee. The restaurant was empty besides one other group. The coffee was terrible, saying it bluntly. One of us never got our coffee because the "milk wouldn't steam correctly". The server just seemed uninterested or annoyed that we came to the restaurant. Either way, we were excited to pay the bill and depart. Not what I would have expected from Skyview! Hopefully, just a stand-alone experience, as my past visits have been great! Note to management, check in on your Sunday morning service....
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Anchorage

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    The food was good, not a big menu but everyone found something they liked. Nice setting and good service. Stylish and friendly.
  39. JS

    JaimeS

    Jacksonville

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Recommended.
  40. F

    Foodchill

    Las Vegas

    77 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    77 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Great vibe, almost like being in Palm Springs. Our server, Peter was great. If you just want a chill place to spend a lunch or dinner, this is it. Parking is tricky though, so be prepared for that.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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 4.6 stars by 375 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 1 time today
Google Map for Norman at the Skyview Los Alamos

9150 US-101, Los Alamos, CA 93440

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Santa Ynez Valley

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:00 am–10:30 am Brunch Sat, Sun 7:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Lot at the base of Skyview Hotel. Call (805) 344-0080 for a ride up the hill!

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Executive chef

    Dustin Badenell

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (805) 344-0080

  • Catering

    Norman Restaurant is open for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Daily and has catering options for all 3 meals 365 days a year.

  • Private party facilities

    Indoor Dining Room, Outdoor Dining Patio, Vista Terrace Deck all are reservable spaces for 1-50 people

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