Skyloft

4.2
303 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
SKYLOFT RESERVATIONS ARE FOR THE MAIN DINING ROOM ONLY. WE DO NOT RESERVE TABLES ON THE ROOF DECK. THE ROOF DECK IS FIRST COME FIRST SERVE. SKYLOFT is a restaurant located in downtown Laguna Beach on the 2nd level of the Historic Heisler Building at the corner of Coast Hwy and Laguna Ave. The diverse menu offerings consist of “Authentic Americana” featuring a balance of seafood, steaks, salads, sandwiches and Specialty Smokehouse BBQ items. SKYLOFT also boasts a unique 3rd level open-air rooftop dining area, highlighting an exclusive and coveted view of Laguna Beach"s main beach. In addition to fast, friendly service in a relaxing ocean view atmosphere the concept features a robust beverage program with 2 full bars that offer a selection of hand crafted cocktails, California Coastal Wines, Local Craft Beer as well as premium spirits. An additional highlight is the state of the art music stage for live performances nightly. We have 21 High Definition TV’s to view just about any sport.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Barbecue, Steak
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Hours of operation
Breakfast
Sat, Sun 9:00 am–2:00 pm
Lunch
Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
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Phone number
(949) 715-1550
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Arthur Ortiz
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Laguna Ave
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Parking details
Public parking lot is located directly adjacent to the restaurant. Metered street parking is available through-out downtown Laguna Beach. We also offer complimentary "Safe Ride" to and from our restaurant within a 15 mile radius in conjunction with our affiliate restaurant Mozambique.
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Public transit
Laguna Beach Free Shuttle as well as OCTA Bus Stop on the corner of Laguna Ave & Coast Hwy.
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Entertainment
Live entertainment nightly at 9pm
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wine
What 303 People Are Saying
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4.2
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4.3
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OT
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. atmosphere & food. You will not go wrong dinning at skyloft!

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TD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I brought my 94 year old mother for dinner. The 3" waiting zone and elevator were a hit.

Good food

cornbread muffins were to die for.

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C
San Francisco
47 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We discovered that Skyloft is a sports bar. There is roof-top seating, but we sat in the enclosed bar area.
Skyloft describes itself as providing "upscale tavern fare," which is pretty accurate. We had an assortment of tacos, which were very good. And the sauteed veggies were quite tasty.
This is definitely the place to go if you want a very nice sports bar providing a great sunset view.

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L
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5food 2service 5ambience 5

The fish in the fish and chips was not great tasted like frozen fish sticks and looked it.
Very fishy-strong taste.

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S
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Wonderful restaurant and went twice and took eight different people. Everyone loved the food, ambiance and service.

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OC
Orange County
14 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great sevice, great view! We were celebrating a friends birthday, it was really very nice!

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CD
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

This was a fantastic restaurant with a great ambiance and a beautiful view. Our server was fun and accommodating, and the food was good just a little on the pricey side. Overall, can't wait to go back again!

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

No mention of a loud, noisy sports bar...if you could not get a table upstairs and outside, which they take no reservation.

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S
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am so happy with my experience at Skyloft. The view was amazing and it wasn’t super crowded at 6pm when I went. Our waitress, Dena, was so personable and friendly. I had the butter brisket and it was amazing. I definitely recommend and would go back.

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BJ
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

Love this place but the rooftop service is very poor. We sat for 15 minutes before even being approached for our drink order. They then brought out our dinners and one meal was incorrect. They left my meal at the table while we waited for the other meal. So my date had to watch me eat my meal while she waited for hers. No explanation no discount nothing. Very sad such a great 0lace.

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NF
Orange County
16 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

The fish and chips at the cost of over $20.00 looks as if they were fish sticks made for a children’s menu. I also checked in 3 times in order to receive my opentable points, no one could figure it out or they didn’t want to help. Service is very hit and miss....
The only reason I come back is for the view, I know I’m not going to get great food or service here unfortunately.

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OT
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great !
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w
Orange County
35 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jeff Bloom band is a hit!

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MB
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Liked it a lot so fun, but didn’t realize that our reservation was not upstairs! Still lots of fun! Food was only so so but I would def go back!!

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MB
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great views, drinks, and food. Service was friendly and efficient

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BB
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant food, service and view fabulous.

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LM
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We came particularly to enjoy the music of C.J. Simmons Band. They are incredibly awesome!

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LD
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

We were seated immediately. Our table was at a perfect window spot. Our server was friendly, well groomed, and attentive. The food wasn’t very good though. Flavorless and overdone. The prices weren’t that high, but the quality of our meals were poor. The service and view balanced it out.

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WB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

The wait staff and view were wonderful. Food, less so.

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MH
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved this place, took GF on a birthday dinner and the service above all was amazing. Will definitely come again for any occasion.

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RC
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food, great service, live music, tvs to watch sports. Fun people watching.

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PW
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was great. Server, Nick and his accomplices were excellent. Very nice selection of food.

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MJ
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a fun evening! We went to Skyloft after the play at the Laguna Playhouse. We had reservations downstairs, but they had room for us on the roof so we moved there. Good beer - two local IPA's on tap, great service (Thanks, Mike and Kristen!) and some really interesting food. Shrimp Lettuce Wraps, Avocado Toast, Jambalaya were all great. Wonderful night view, conversationally quiet - great place to hang out. Then, on the way down, we stopped at the bar to listen to the band - and they were pretty darned good! Hung out a while longer. Great evening, will go back for sure.

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OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Peaceful, calm, great service

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R
Los Angeles
50 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

This was a reservation for my friend’s birthday, and I was very disappointed with the service. We were basically treated as a walk-in party. I will think twice before making a group reservation here again since they just weren’t very accommodating at all.

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JK
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 4ambience 1

We approached the hostess to be seated at our scheduled time slot. She was very unfriendly and EVEN LESS helpful. She told us to go upstairs to see if there was a table UP THERE. When we returned to the hostess desk she sat us in the loudest room at bar stools. We asked to be seated in the main dining room and was told we only had until 9:00 for use of that table. The room was FREEZING. The menu adequate and food minimal. Hardly any decent choices for vegetarians. WILL NEVER GO BACK.

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M
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

The host were very polite . The bar tenders were attentive . The food took a little bit longer than normal . There was only one item that was not available the gumbo, which is what our guest wanted to order . The view was amazing and it made the wait for food fine. The band was a interesting .

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QO
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Our waiters were great, although we were not sure why they switched waiters on us halfway through the dining. We saw him working at other tables after. The food was great, although it was more on the pricey side. We loved the jambalaya. We loved the live music and great views of the ocean.
We had issues with the hostess, however. We had a large group and she was not accomodating to us, eventhough we made reservations for two groups of 6 and 8 people prior. We wanted to sit in the same area, but she moved one of our group to another small private room. I feel that she must have not like small children (we had 4 in our group) or was annoyed by us, since she gave us a little attitude about sitting in the same area. Her reasons was that there was not enough space for our two groups to be in one area. However, two hours passed and the tables around us in both areas were empty. We were disapointed that she did not accomodate to us for whatever reasons.
We would like to give this place a chance again, but the hostess left a sour feeling with us. Hope this review helps with improving the services and dining experiences for others.

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m
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Out-of-towner looking for an outdoor space for dinner with vegetarian fare. I made a reservation for 9:30 on the rooftop deck and when we arrived they said the Skyloft closed at 10. I would make the latest reservation available for 9:00pm in order to be able to enjoy a quick bite. With the option of only a 30-minute window for dinner, we ended up eating in the main restaurant, which had a band and lacked ambiance. Our server went on break before we receive our meal and the server who was supposed to be subbing either wasn't made aware of us or was slacking. We had to inquire about our food and after waiting 15 minutes for drinks, we went to the bar to retrieve them ourselves. The vegetarian tamale was amazing.

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VC
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Had a great time, sat on the rooftop which has a beautiful view. Only problem is that they took the umbrellas down 2 hours before sunset so half our party spent the most of our meal looking into a blazing sun. When we asked them to put the umbrella back they said it was restaurant policy to take the umbrellas down that early. Wish they had waited til sunset to put down the umbrella so we could have enjoyed our meal like most restaurants do. You can still see the sunset with the umbrellas up, but it would have made for a better experience.

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AS
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Prompt service is a normal at the Skyloft. You cannot go wrong with their menu. The brisket sandwich is juicy, well-balanced, and flavorful. The stuffed avocado is to die for. Even the Mac and cheese is incredible. Eat here! *Also, their mixed drinks are refreshing and mixed perfectly.

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BB
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Love this place. Food and ambiance great. Always a lovely experience.

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MS
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Had family visiting and had a great night out in Laguna

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L
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food selection. They were very accommodating for dairy/gluten free requirements. The service was excellent. We were pretty bummed that we had made a reservation and assumed we would get the roof top patio but would have to wait half and hour to get one of those tables and then miss the sunset- which was the whole point of going there and making a 7:30 reservation.

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AO
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Terrible bar food. No view of the water. An overworked waiter. Bad live music. It was not a good scene.

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IS
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Skyloft is my go-to spot in Laguna Beach! You definitely don't have to sacrifice the quality of your food for the view, which I feel like happens a lot for oceanfront restaurants. And you cannot beat the prices. They have the best happy hour, super affordable and pretty extensive menu to choose from. I've had almost everything on the happy hour menu and a handful of items from the breakfast/lunch/dinner menus and literally have not been disappointed once. All around 10/10 :)

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GS
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

A nice and fun place to go and chill We were with our daughter and son in law and we were just there to have a nice relaxing evening.

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MS
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 2ambience 4

The host and the view were amazing, we had a great table. The wait staff and the food have always been sub-par, and it hasn't improved still. Go for the view and a drink - not to eat.

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GS
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My new favorite place to eat in laguna. Go give this place a try. Excellent place!

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OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Music was great, but super loud. Ambience was very noisy - even at 6 pm. Food was good. Service was slow - and they weren’t super busy. Would still come back. Rated good.

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