Chef Greg Daniels has announced the opening of his newest restaurant, Harley, in Laguna Beach. Harley is focused on creative, seasonal menus backed up by real hospitality. This mission is demonstrated in all aspects of the project, from Daniels’ collaboration with local food producers to find the best and freshest meat, seafood, and vegetables in the area, to welcoming diners into the space, to carefully crafting and preparing the food, to a renewed focus on giving guests the best overall restaurant experience they’ve had in a long time.
“The restaurant is named for my grandfather, Harley,” explains Daniels. “Let’s face it, the level of hospitality in the restaurant industry around the U.S. is not what it used to be. I aim to bring that back at Harley; when you come into Harley I want you to feel like I did when I went to my grandfather’s house: always welcome, the food was always good, and I left with a feeling of warmth in my heart.”
The new restaurant will replace 370 Common, they are giving a fresh coat of paint and new furniture. Harley will open mid October. Rounding out Harley’s leadership team is Andrew Merritt as General Manager and Landon Pulizzi as Chef de Cuisine. Merritt was most recently at San Francisco’s Absinthe Brasserie & Bar as Sommelier, and Pulizzi served in the same position at Haven in Old Towne Orange.