Nearby points of interest
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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.
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
American, Barbecue, Steak
Hours of Operation:
Dinner and Lunch Daily at 11am, Weekend Breakfast at 7am
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Live entertainment nightly at 9pm
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 five mile radius in conjunction with our affiliate restaurant Mozambique.
Laguna Beach Free Shuttle as well as OCTA Bus Stop on the corner of Laguna Ave & Coast Hwy.
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
Skyloft Ratings and Reviews
Arrived and wAs told reservations are not for upstairs deck. I’m not a local, so maybe that’s silly but I had no clue and there was no info online stating that you couldn’t make reservations for top deck. Was treated very rudely by staff and would never go back.
Went for dinner with friends. Sat down at 7:30. Waiter (Nick) was training a new staff member. He rarely checked back with us after getting our first cocktail order, which arrived and was wrong. No offer of water for the table (standard expectation). We ordered appetizers which took awhile but the food was very good. Around 8:45 we overheard a waitress say they were out of ribs so we asked flagged down the trainee and he said he would check. He didn't return until 10 minutes later with our waiter. So at 9pm our server came back to take our order. At that point they were out of dish 3 of us planned to order (ribs). So two of us ordered dinner, the other three decided not to order. It's pretty standard that if a restaurant is running low on a dish to let the customers know ahead of time.
It was extremely poor service all night. I'd like to say this was isolated but I saw a lot of staff standing around. And at the start of the evening, even the hostesses were all chatting at the counter and when I came up for my reservation it was like I was interrupting them.
It's a shame because the location is great, it's nice inside, and the little bit of food I did try was very good. But the poor service really ruined what was to suppose to be a nice night out with friends.
It was an outstanding experience overall. The open air lounge style restaurant with a view of the Pacific coupled with a coconut/blueberry mojito created an unforgettable souvenir. The food quality was superb but each one in our group of 14 received his plate at different times. So we ended up having dinner one by one instead of sharing the mral experience.
Hanging out with family and we went to Skyloft to please the group. Food was decent! We’d come again with friends but probably wouldn’t choose to come just on our own. Beware! Called Skyloft because it’s on the second floor. They have an elevator but it was broken while we were here which caused problems for my father who has mobility issues. Server was phenomenal - attentive and open to dislikes of food. They offered a quick replacement for the corn bread (had a finish not appreciated by our table) for fries which were delish!
It was an early dinner so we could enjoy our food and friends before the Reggae group started at 5pm. Everything was great and the service and the music was terrific, got a few dances in and will most definitely be back!
We will, however, NOT BOOK using Open Table EVER AGAIN, ANYWHERE. They just cheated me out of $25 (2,500 points) through their points redemption change imposed last month. This had nothing to do with the restaurant, they tried to accommodate us, but OPEN TABLE declined the fake MasterCard they issued. Open Table had been a good resource for identifying restaurants around the country for me, but I will actually avoid restaurants that book through Open Table unless they retrieve the $25 balance due me.
Made a reservation but actually ended up getting a table on the rooftop. Great view and drinks were poured well. A little pricey on the menu but the portions were large and I didn’t feel the pain in the wallet due to this.
Recommend the turkey and smoked bacon sandwich or the brisket sandwich
We did not know what to expect from the restaurant. My wife and I were just looking for a new place to go on a date. We were surprised by the taste and quality of the food. Rarely do you find restaurant gumbo with okra but their gumbo had okra and tons of flavor. We choose the sampler platter. The meat was tender and fell off the bone. The brisket could be cut with a fork and the chicken highly seasoned. A choice of meat sauces increased the variety of flavors. COle slaw and potato salad were also included.
The waitress was attentive, pleasant and responsive. I am sorry I can't remember her name but she was reassigned to the restaurant and front reservation desk for Saturday evening. She continuously smiled and offered help with navigating the drink and dinner menus.
We made a reservation through OpenTable, knowing it only reserved tables inside the main dining room - but decided to arrive early and see about the rooftop seating availablity (1st come, 1st serve). We spoke to the host and he personally walked us up to the roof, talked to the waitresses and finagled the "best seat in the house" in the front north/west corner of the rooftop eating area.
The waitress (Dena) was phenomenal. She knows her beers and cocktails (we overheard her talking to other tables), but we stuck to wine. She did not rush us, in fact encouraged us to take our time (we were there celebrating our first wedding anniversary). We ordered each aspect of our meal individually and ended up staying past sunset - wonderful views, temperature was temperate, except for the cesar salad (not enough flavor) we loved our food (brussel sprouts, filet, salmon, chocolate decadence) and had an overall fantastic and memorable dinner together to celebrate US.
To top off our evening and the wonderful staff we encountered - the host who found us a nice table on the roof came back to check to make sure we were having a great time - very personable (and remembered our names from the original reservation I made). Loved it!
The food was every bit as described...excellent. I had the beef biscuit sliders, which melted in your mouth. My husband had the ribs, also outshanding. They have a wonderful outdoor dining space on their roof. They don't take reservations for the roof top...first come first served. Obviously, this isn't the case. We arrived early hoping to snag an outdoor seat. Unfortunately, half the deck was reserved for a large party.....on the other half of the deck there were open tables....also being reserved....hmmm. How disappointing. The main floor dining had a live band playing. There was no way to be able to sit and have any conversation, and enjoy the wonderful meal. The band was earsplitingly loud. The waitstaff was knowledgeable, and attentive.
Great service from booking to check! We were 2 families w 4 boys 10yo and under btwn us. Enjoyed the $10 lunch specials - quality food. It was a shame the weather turned and we couldnt dine on the rooftop but still found the dining area very comfortable and clean! Great central location w views to beach. Will definitely be back!
As we walked up the hostess ignored us so I waited for an acknowledgement. While waiting another couple quickly jumped right in front of me and started begging for a table upstairs even though it was full. Finally another girl asked if we had been helped and then seated us in a tiny closed off back room and sat us in the very back corner. The service was ok, but the food was terrible. The fried green tomatoes were hard and bland. The calamari was flavorless and rubbery. And finally, my husband had to send his food back because his pork was raw. So disappointing!
We enjoyed a mid-week lunch on the rooftop deck (which is first come first served) for my friend's birthday. There was no wait that day, but having walked through the restaurant on a crazy busy weekend at night, I'd say to get there early. We took advantage of the $10 lunch special, which was plenty filling for us. We added drinks and birthday dessert, so the tab was more like $50 for 2, but not bad for Laguna Beach. The view is good to the north and we had a nice, relaxed time with no pressure to leave on that particular day. On a weekend, I'd imagine it's the opposite. But in all, a good spot to hang out.
Sat on the deck. Host pointed to our table and didn't seat us. Server didn't greet us, I finally asked bus-person to get out server after 5-7 mins. Main course came before appetizer. Drinks were slow to arrive because server kept talking to a table for 5 mins durations. We felt unimportant and unwanted. However the food and view was awesome. I wife will never return. I give them once more chance, but if all the customer service sucks, then it's management 100% fault.
Great place, but they forgot our coleslaw, we were really bummed because we specifically asked if the coleslaw was vinegar or mayo based and we couldn't wait to try it. They also forgot the honey butter for the muffins. Everything else was great though. Maybe it was a new server? I will dine there again and hope for better service :-)