Skyloft

4.2
279 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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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 279 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

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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2.0Dined 3 days ago

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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1.0Dined 3 days ago

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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4.0Dined 4 days ago

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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3.0Dined on August 6, 2018

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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3.0Dined on August 5, 2018

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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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

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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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on August 3, 2018

Had family visiting and had a great night out in Laguna

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

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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1.0Dined on July 24, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

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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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

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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3.0Dined on July 20, 2018

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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5.0Dined on July 19, 2018

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

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3.0Dined on July 16, 2018

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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5.0Dined on July 12, 2018

My friend brought me in for Lunch. She has been there before and recommended we go.
I had the Kale salad and rib lunch. Very delicious! She had chicken wraps and Brussel Sprouts.
I tasted the Brussel sprouts and loved them! The Beer selection is good. Out server was very nice and informative. The servers have additional information on the beer/drinks. Just ask.
He really made our day. The view was great. I faced the hills of Laguna, and found that nice to watch as well as the beach view. We were at the top floor. Highly recomend.

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3.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Food quality was pretty mediocre and choices not that innovative or creative. Drinks were good. Service was adequate.

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4.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Excellent food, and our server Matt was a gem. We'd like to go back for the rooftop dining experience when the weather is better.

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2.0Dined on July 5, 2018

We live in Laguna Beach and this was the worst meal we have ever had in town. We ordered the fish and chips, breaded fish sticks were incredibly dry and tasteless. The dinner was served in a very small basket which made it impossible to cut. I guess it was meant to eat with your fingers, but the “fish” had been deep fried and was hot. We should have sent the food back, but the restaurant was very busy. We have eaten at Skyloft several times in the past, and have had good food. I hope this doesn’t meant a decline in quality!

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1.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Skyloft is advertised as waterfront dinning but we were disappointed to find that only about two tables were anywhere near a view of the water, neither were the tables that we were seated at.

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3.0Dined on June 30, 2018

I got the tri-tip pot pie, which was very tasty, with my standby cosmo. We ate downstairs, but wish we had arrived a little earlier and dined upstairs at sunset. The upstairs could use an alternate to the blinding floodlights reflecting from behind the balcony glass. My friend ordered the s’mores bread pudding for dessert, which was perhaps good in concept, but not great in execution. Would have been better if it was a moist bread pudding instead.

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4.0Dined on June 28, 2018

Rooftop always wonderful ambiance from ocean surf to a very “cozy” feeling of surrounding hills and homes. Good day or night. Albondigas soup , perfectly spiced. Fresh corn chowder, surprising tender and light calamari - again lightly spiced ( not hot, just savory!), Also try the rolling lettuce shrimp appetizer - fresh and really delicious. Great combo of view and good food with portions large enough to split so you can taste several things. Enjoy and explore!

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4.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Amazing views good food and friendly staff.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Great spot! The food was very good. The rooftop view fantastic!

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Happy hour here is great with specials on drinks and food. Great view from the roof too.

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3.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Great food and great service as usual, very loud atmosphere. I could not hear across my own table. Given a Saturday night, it was expected, but regardless, the excessive noise detracted from my overall experience

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

surfed during the day, had a great experience with family in the afternoon at Skyloft! perfect for every occasion, will be returning soon!

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1.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Worse experience in dining and service ever experienced. First were stuck in their elevator then only to experience really slow and agonizing service.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Way too noisy but great bar to watch the game!

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

The view is the highlight. Drinks are $$. A cosmo is $15!

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3.0Dined on May 20, 2018

First time at the restaurant. Had a drink on the roof top which was great. Nice ambiance and great service. Went down to the restaurant for dinner. Got our table and no service for at least 10 minutes. My wife and I finally moved to the bar where we sat and got great service. I thought the food was Ok. I will give it another chance. They had a female singer who was really good. I am not negative (except for the service) and will try the food one more time.

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2.0Dined on May 18, 2018

6 of us had various $12 lunch combos. I had 1/2 brisket sandwich and criss cross chips. There was very little meat on it. The chips were good but I didn’t like the sandwich. The Rotary Club was there and it was noisy.
I probably won’t go back.

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1.0Dined on May 14, 2018

The waitress was excellent and attentive. The hostess seating when we got there did not seem to enjoy working there, They had a band playing as well as music coming on the overhead speakers. It was hard to have a pleasant Mother's Day dinner. I would not go back,

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We had a large party so we couldn't wait for a table upstairs on the roof. We were in a fairly plain, non-descript room inside but the service was great and the food was outstanding. With a smaller group, we'd definitely wait for an outside space next time, but the inside room was fine for our group (4 teens/pre-teens). The cornbread is excellent and the ice cream thing on the corn crepe was ridiculously tasty. Everyone enjoyed their entrees. Pricey, but worth it.

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Experience was fine... it was what we were looking for. Unfortunately, they overbooked. We did not receive the table we had reserved.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

This was an Incredible experience, everyone was great, high professional and courteous staff

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Loved Myra Washington. The food was excellent as well!

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3.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Service was very slow. Other than that everything else was good

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

It was great, server was really good. He forgot the albondigas soup for 2 people, but all was good, no issues. He allowed us to linger after the meal was over. The Flux Capicator band was spectacular.

PS--Two of us went the next night for after-meal dancing/music and were disappointed in having a DJ on Friday night. Went to the Sandpiper for live music. Still, Thursday night with the big group was spectacular.

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