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About Skyloft

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.

422 S. Coast Hwy.
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Barbecue, Steak

Hours of Operation:
Dinner and Lunch Daily at 11am, Weekend Breakfast at 7am

Cross Street:
Laguna Ave

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(949) 715-1550

Website:
http://www.skyloftoc.com/

Entertainment:
Live entertainment nightly at 9pm

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 five mile radius in conjunction with our affiliate restaurant Mozambique.

Public Transit:
Laguna Beach Free Shuttle as well as OCTA Bus Stop on the corner of Laguna Ave & Coast Hwy.

Executive Chef:
Arthur Ortiz

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

Skyloft Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

4.3

ambience

4.4

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (20)
Great for Outdoor Dining (17)
Good for a Date (15)
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Fun (15)
Live Music (15)
Vibrant Bar Scene (13)
Bar Seating (11)
Casual (11)
Hot Spot (11)
Special Occasion (11)
Comfort Food (10)
Happy Hour (10)
Good for Groups (9)
Waterfront (9)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Great for Lunch (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
People Watching (6)
Romantic (6)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Authentic (3)
Live Sports (3)
Great Beer (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Cozy (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Business Meals (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Healthy (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Seasonal (1)
Spicy (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 2, 2017

I sat upstairs with a pretty view of the water. I️ broke out the laptop to do a bit of work. I️ ordered an iced tea and the vegetable pie. Service was attentive and friendly

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 25, 2017

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.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 23, 2017

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.

Tags: Waterfront, Vibrant Bar Scene, Scenic View
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Good Food, Good ambiance ... Thoroughly enjoyed the restaurant

Tags: Comfort Food, Bar Seating
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·Dined on November 20, 2017

Overall we had a lot of fun, It was a live country music night on Sunday and we party a lot, food was awesome and CS was good.A night worth spend.

Tags: Live Music, Comfort Food, Scenic View
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 20, 2017

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.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Our Server was Josh and he did an excellent job. When we first arrived it was not that busy but when the band started is was very busy and he was a great server. The ribs were great. Music very good and the dancing was fun.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

The host that was attending the roof area was extremely rude and her manager too. We had to go to the second floor. Then the waitress was really sweet.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 19, 2017

We sat near tbe band, so we expected noise. Had a good time with friends. Good for singles & couples. Fun crowd

Tags: People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Live Music, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Great ocean view from the top terrazze. Good service, and great music in the bar.

Tags: Fun, Romantic, Live Music
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

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!

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on November 12, 2017

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.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Food and service was good, but not great. Food came out a bit slow, but waitress was very nice and super helpful. View was gorgeous.

Tags: Bar Seating, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Very trendy and enjoyable atmosphere. Loved dining on the rooftop and the waiters knew their beers! We would go there again without hesitation!

Tags: People Watching, Good for a Date, Hot Spot
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Our waiter was on point, he was kind, funny, positive, and very personable. My wife and I were so impressed. The food was incredible as well.....the jambalaya is ridiculously delicious! Thanks for a great date night in Laguna;)

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

We had a wonderful dinner at Skyloft! We made a reservation for the dining room and when we arrived, we were able to get one of the tables on the rooftop. It was a beautiful place to watch the sunset. The food was amazing and we had a wonderful time.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Waterfront, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Great experience with visitors from across the country. Food and service was great.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Outstanding! Great food! Amazing scenery and people are very friendly. Location is great also.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Fun, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, People Watching
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

There are so extra charges in our bill. I will contact them directly to resolve the issue.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Offering the best of what Laguna Beach has to offer, weather and a view of the ocean.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour
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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 8, 2017

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

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·Dined on October 8, 2017

It was a great dining experience, have been there several times and will be returning again soon.

Tags: Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Happy Hour
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Don’t get the side salad. Comes in a coffee cup. The chop salad is mainly ALL fruit.

The service was very slow.

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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 7, 2017

This was recommended by a friend and we weren't disappointed, great food and wonderful views over the sea and mountains.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Good ambiance. Decent food. Great view and great service!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Bartender was helpful and nice. Best "fish and chips" I ever head. All the food is great. Loved the Fried Green Tomatoes appetizer.
Excellent view. Great happy hour as well.

Tags: Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Fun, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 1, 2017

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.

Tags: Casual, Live Music, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Quick Bite
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 25, 2017

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!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Live Music, Romantic, Waterfront, Fun
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 24, 2017

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun, Casual, Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Live Music, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 17, 2017

The BBQ ribs were outstanding! Best ever!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Drove down to Laguna from Irvine with a large group for brunch on Saturday. Rooftop view was great, our server was personable and attentive and the food was delicious. Great overall experience.

Tags: Live Music, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Comfort Food, Good for Groups
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·Dined on September 4, 2017

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!

Tags: Waterfront, Kid-friendly, Scenic View, Casual, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Fun
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 3, 2017

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!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on August 27, 2017

The service was fantastic, along with the drinks and we loved the calamari!

Tags: Happy Hour, Live Sports, Healthy, Live Music, Waterfront, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Bar Seating
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·Dined on August 27, 2017

I loved eating on the rooftop overlooking the ocean. It got a little cool but there were heaters.

Tags: Good for a Date, Scenic View
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 (Orange County)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Waiter KC was very friendly and helpful with our food choices.
Great food and atmosphere.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Late-night Find, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Fun, Live Music
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 (Orange County)·Dined on August 15, 2017

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.

Tags: Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on August 13, 2017

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.

Tags: Scenic View, Casual, Hot Spot
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·Dined on August 13, 2017

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 :-)

Tags: Scenic View, Fun, Good for Birthdays
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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Service was great. She did a great job being friendly and nice.

Nobody in the dining area at 6:15p on a Friday night. So, it seemed empty and boring. Food was ok. Thought it was supposed to be a hot place.

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