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

Norman at the Skyview Los Alamos

4.5
4.5
447 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

9:30 PM


Booked 8 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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
    Casual Dress
  • 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
  • Cross street
    Just off Highway 101 in Los Alamos
  • Parking details
    Lot at the base of Skyview Hotel. Call (805) 344-0080 for a ride up the hill!
  • Public transit
    Upon arrival, please park in the lower lot and call 805-344-0104 so one of our team members can pick you up in our Moke 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

What 447 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Santa Ynez Valley

    Best Ambiance

  • Santa Ynez Valley

    Good for groups

  • Santa Ynez Valley

    Healthy

  • Santa Ynez Valley

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Santa Ynez Valley

    Romantic

  • Santa Ynez Valley

    Lively

447 Reviews
  1. KaycieE

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great business dinner here the other night. It was a Wednesday night and the restaurant was pretty empty which was nice and relaxing after a long day. I was really impressed by the food, and great selection of wines. I got the burrata salad which was delicious. I Will definitely be coming back soon! Oh and do the dessert. Totally worth it I got the cookie in the skillet with a scoop of caramel ice cream on top, I usually NEVER order dessert it was so good!

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  2. GJ2015

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was excellent, however, everything was barely warm. We were hungry, so we ate it, but I told them after a we were leaving. He said it wasn't the 1st complaint about the same thing.

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  3. Brrr

    Central Coast

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was absolutely terrible and outrageously priced.

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  4. BillC

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From the moment we stepped through the door the service was great, the ambiance perfect and the food delicious. We highly recommend this delightful restaurant

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  5. SuzanneB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 5, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was bland, mashed potatoes tasted like the mashed potatoes from a box. Mushrooms had no flavor, salad and fish ok. Very disappointed in the food. Wine was great, waitress was wine savy. Needs a new creative chef to match the vibe of the hotel.

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  6. Gabs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a good ambiance and even better food and drinks. Very nice place for a cute date or dinner with the family.

    Norman at the Skyview Los AlamosResponded on October 9, 2023

    Thank you so much for those kind words! Hope to see you again soon:)

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Alabama

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    On the recommendation of friends, we went for dinner when we were visiting the area and had the best time! Beautiful plates of creatively prepared farm-to-table fresh dishes were served by the warmest, most welcoming staff. John, the manager, was especially gracious, getting to know us and finding us the perfect table. We ate indoors but outdoors would have been beautiful too. We felt like we were dining in a friend’s fabulous living room, with a gorgeous bar. The evening was intimate, lively and delicious…!

    Norman at the Skyview Los AlamosResponded on October 9, 2023

    Our pleasure, we take pride in being professional in those sticky situations. Hope to see you folks again and the opportunity to serve you.

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  8. GeorgiaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We ordered 4 different dishes and each one of us licked our plates clean and the desserts were heavenly too.

    Norman at the Skyview Los AlamosResponded on October 9, 2023

    Thank you so much for taking the time and telling us about your experience and giving us a try, hope to see you folks again!

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  9. ScottB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic service, food & cocktails. Norman's is a beautiful restaurant set in a magnificent inn. Great beer and wine list as well. Perfect dining experience for a couple or even a small group.

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  10. JackiL

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been to Normans 4 times now for dinner. The first 3 times were amazing and we looked forward to our dinner on Saturday. We were very disappointed this time. All the favorite menu items had been removed. The items we ordered were ok but just not what we had been looking forward to. We were pretty much the only customers in the restaurant and it took a very long time to get our drinks prepared and delivered. Overall the quality of the restaurant has declined and we are very disappointed. We hope to go back and have the great experience we had expected.

    2 people found this helpful

  11. CarolynB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great find. Live in Huntington Beach so lots of great restaurants, but found Normans to be fantastic. Great food, service, and ambience. Can't wait to try the fish tacos next time I visit my friend in Santa Maria.

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  12. ANLM

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Service lacked but the food was great and the ambiance was nice.

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  13. LisaH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful experience and meal. The amount of food could be better sized for the price and the service could be stepped up a tad. However overall we loved it and the ambiance was special.

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  14. Chris

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything we ordered was nice and delicious but the avocado toast. That dish was disappointing.

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  15. ChrisS

    Central Coast

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Was our second visit. The first was great. This time not so. After a forgivable wait to order drinks, service was OK. My pork chop was very good, but sat on a bed of a soupy something that was cold. Wife's hanger steak oddly seasoned. Coffee after was terrible. Rates a B over all, not worth the price.

    1 person found this helpful

  16. LoriR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great evening! Dinner was delicious and Debra was an excellent server! Beautiful setting, as well

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  17. mitchf

    Los Angeles

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the decor. Staff all so nice. Good food. Good experience.

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  18. MamaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the most pleasant time at Norman’s. Service was impeccable and food arrived quickly. We will make this a regular stop on our road trips to and from central California.

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  19. ACKC

    Central Coast

    14 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Number one problem: parking. It’s the middle of summer and they force all the restaurant patrons to park at the bottom of a huge hill. In the heat by the time you reach the top you’re sweating and tired. Not quite the start you want. They need a shuttle that runs back and forth every 5 min. Food was fine - but not special enough to make me go back. The put ice cubes in my mimosa, which I promptly removed. Never had a watered down mimosa before. Strange.

    1 person found this helpful

  20. Karen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful experience. The food and cocktails were fantastic. Would highly recommend it.

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  21. AshleyE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Got dumped before a vacation with my boyfriend so it became a much needed girls trip for me and my sister :) dinner was wonderful staff&food great 100/100 experience ❤️

    Norman at the Skyview Los AlamosResponded on July 26, 2023

    Hi Ashley, thank you so much for taking the time and telling us about your visit. I'm sorry it started a bit rough but if we helped in any way for you to have a relaxing weekend, I'm very proud of that. Hope top see you again soon.

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  22. KatrinaG

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beat scallops I’ve had in years!! Food was amazing!

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  23. RachelS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a gem in Los Alamos! We ordered burgers and they were delicious. Our service was excellent and they even gave us a lift from our car to the restaurant and back (we parked in non-guest parking down the hill from the hotel). We will definitely back!

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  24. CaitlinS

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Sadly, did not meet expectations. Based on the menu at-a-glance and the price point, I thought the food would be better than “fine”. It was just ok- okay enough that you can get the same quality meal and a better price point somewhere else. Team was lovely. Drinks were great.

    1 person found this helpful

  25. SuFB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our experience was wonderful. The staff was so nice and helpful. They gave recommendations when I asked and my food and drink were delicious:)

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  26. NG3054

    Central Coast

    42 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I went to Norman for lunch on a busy holiday weekend, so service was slower than usual. We dined indoors as the outdoor area was packed. The restaurant had windows and doors open since it was a beautiful day, however, flies and bees buzzed around our table. We weren’t thrilled either with diners who ate indoors with their two giant huskies. They weren’t service dogs and should have been told to dine outside. Our food was delicious as always- we ordered the burger and chilequiles. The bartender was our server, and he’s very friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. Norman has a great cocktail menu! We love Norman’s ambience, and it’s a fun place to go on a date or with friends. We will return.

    1 person found this helpful

  27. GloriaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Bit noisy but awesome otherwise. Food was fantastic!

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  28. Gloria

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best burger we’ve ever had. Brussels sprouts were crispy, generous and delicious. Beet salad fresh and tasty. Bar is comfy and inviting. We come here every time we’re in town. Highly recommend

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  29. MrsPM

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was a little overpriced for the size of the plates. My family and I were in the patio area, we found the tables dirty and the benches really dirty and we had to dust the benches with a napkin, I do not mind doing that but I expect to find my table clean and ready for the clientele. Waitress was nice and helpful, she provided an excellent service and that made the experience a little bit better. They were accommodating with my husband who uses a wheelchair and his service dog.

    Norman at the Skyview Los AlamosResponded on June 8, 2023

    Thank you so much for taking your time and writing such a detailed review, we do take pride in the cleanliness of our property and make sure it's as tidy as possible. I will share this with our team and use it to improve. Very nice to hear the staff was friendly and helpful also. Hope to see you again with a chance to serve you in the future.

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  30. Bryan

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    A beautiful view with great drinks and nice servers. This place is definitely a whole mood.

    Norman at the Skyview Los AlamosResponded on June 8, 2023

    Thank you for taking the time and the kind words Bryan, we try to set the mood the best we can. Come back and see us again.

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  31. Ktmd

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Fun ambiance and bar looks cool! Food for lunch was just okay. The beets in the beet salad were undercooked, and the pesto and turkey wrap was missing pesto so it was just a dry wrap, not even any mayo.

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  32. CarrieS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful views and great food. Lots of choices for vegetarians too, which was a nice surprise!

    Norman at the Skyview Los AlamosResponded on June 8, 2023

    Thank you for the stars! We love to try new things with our menu and glad it was a nice surprise. Come back and see us when we unveil our new summer Menu!

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  33. Sandyslippas

    Central Coast

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love Norman’s!! The oat milk lattes and chilaquiles are amazing for brunch. I love their yellowtail wontons and their duck confit. My daughter loves their rare steaks and burgers. Their food is incredible and service is fantastic!!

    Norman at the Skyview Los AlamosResponded on June 9, 2023

    Thank you so much for those kind words and to go into detail for each item. I'll be sure to share with Chef to let him know! looking forward to seeing you again

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  34. brunod

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 23, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Worst lunch in a city area where all places are so good

    1 person found this helpful

  35. Cosmo

    Central Coast

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We visited for Mothers Day that included a deviled egg, starter, and entree. All delicious but at $50 per person was overpriced for the ingredients and level of preparation. We dined outside on their patio and the service was nice.

    Norman at the Skyview Los AlamosResponded on May 18, 2023

    Thank you for visiting us on this special day. I will be sure to share with the entire team especially our chef to see what we can do to improve our menu even more. We look forward to hopefully serving you in the future.

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  36. BarbaraP

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Bland, poorly cooked, not seasoned. Tough over cooked yet barely warm pork chop. Tiny piece of salmon over cooked and fishy tasting otherwise bland with no seasoning. Far overpriced for how the probably great ingredients were so poorly prepared. So sub par and disappointing especially with what a nice atmosphere it was.

    Norman at the Skyview Los AlamosResponded on May 11, 2023

    Hi Barbara thank you so much for taking the time and to go into detail about your visit. We take everything our guests say to heart and to be sure to share with our team. The only way we will get better is to hear all feedback good & bad. I will absolutely be taking with Chef and our team. Hopefully you give us another chance to serve you in the future.

    1 person found this helpful

  37. CindyF

    Central Coast

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was good, but not amazing. Not a good value. Salmon was almost undercooked and came with no sides, just a few mushrooms and a small amount of sauce; no side vegetables or rice or anything. Not worth the price. The beets in the burrata beet salad were tough and hard to cut. The achiote chicken added was again almost undercooked. Tomato soup was delicious. Service was great and restaurant decor is fun and trendy.

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  38. Londynnn

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My fiancé and I drove out to have lunch and to check it out as a potential wedding venue and we were blown away!! Such a beautiful place! We will be back.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing! Sylvia the hostess is so helpful and sweet.

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  40. TeriS

    Los Angeles

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff and experience was perfect. We didn’t want to leave and hope to get back soon. Food was everything we hoped for

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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 4.5 stars by 447 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 8 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Norman at the Skyview Los Alamos

9150 US-101, Los Alamos, CA 93440

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Just off Highway 101 in Los Alamos
  • 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
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Lot at the base of Skyview Hotel. Call (805) 344-0080 for a ride up the hill!
  • Public transit
    Upon arrival, please park in the lower lot and call 805-344-0104 so one of our team members can pick you up in our Moke 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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