Skyloft

4.4
316 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 316 People Are Saying
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AL
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time! It was my husband's birthday and we got to have dinner and see Zebra all in one! Great first experience!

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M
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 3

I had been here before for drinks on the top deck and it was great. So I made reservations for dinner in the dining room for a couples holiday dinner. There were 10 of us. We had reservations for 7:45 and they didn’t seat us until almost 8:15. The food was awful. Particularly the fish and chips (which has been noted many times in the reviews so believe them) They had an odd menu, probably trying to be trendy but it is just random and doesn’t work. I would 100% come here for views and drinks but do not eat here. Staff was very friendly.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Just the wife and I out for quick date w/o the kids. Great experience and fantastic service. Our waitress was awesome. The food and drinks were spectacular. I had “The Burger” and it did not disappoint.

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CO
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We made a reservation for 6:30 but there were actually plenty of tables on the rooftop so they got us seated on the roof immediately. Service was pretty good and the food was great. Try the cornbread!

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C
San Francisco
69 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 5

While staying at Marriott's Newport Coast Villas, I decided to go to Skyloft for dinner my last night in Newport Beach. I've heard about it from a high school friend and they offer a discount using the Marriott Activity Card. I loved the view since I was there to see the sunset. What I didn't love is ordering the half chicken dinner which was recommended by Juan, my server, and being served burnt chicken. I don't eat food that is cold or burnt, and I asked for the manager, Joey, and he had my dinner recooked. The chicken and dirty rice was good, but when I got my check, I thought that Joey would have offered to take something off of my bill or offer me a dessert or something to make up for my inconvenience of having to have my meal cooked twice. He didn't and I'm writing this review to share my dining experience. Since I've had better dining experiences at restaurants in Newport Beach and the surrounding area, I probably won't eat at Skyloft when I'm back in the area. Although my food was good when it wasn't burnt and there's a view of the ocean, I'm giving Skyloft 2 stars because I feel the customer service by Joey, the manager, fell short of my expectations.

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MP
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazing place with live music!!! Good for special events like Birthday!

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food. Great view at sunset

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e
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Rooftop dining is apparently synonymous with poor service. Unfortunately the food wasn’t enough to make up for getting left alone for really long periods of time.

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WI
Orange County
15 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The deck is a great place to watch the sunset, well heated if it's chilly, and right across PCH from the Laguna Hotel and Main Beach. An easy walk to/from the Laguna Playhouse, too. Service (Tuesday night at least) was great, as were Happy Hour deals. Interesting food choices, and of the 3 we tried, 2 were great. Not so crazy about the veg tamales; masa was too dry and thick....everything else was great!

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RM
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved the restaurant it was DELICIOUS..!!!
The service was excellent MATT our server did a great job. He suggested some items, we ordered them and they were delicious. THANK YOU MATT..!!!!!
The view of the ocean and hills was awesome too..!!!
Loved the restaurant you have to go there...

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MC
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a great spot for a big group. Dodger game on throughout dinner and then a good DJ for dancing the rest of the night. Food and drinks were good.

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AC
San Antonio
5 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sat upstairs with corner view of the beach. Great food, atmosphere and service.

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g
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great venue! We did a guys pre-wedding dinner here and had great service and food, with the bonus of large screen TVs all around for watching the baseball playoffs!

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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
49 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
17 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
18 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
8 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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