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Nirvana Grille - Laguna Beach

303 Broadway, Ste 101, Suite 101, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
9494970027
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Ranked #42 of 151 Restaurants in Laguna Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $40
Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood, Vegetarian, Californian, Organic
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations, Private Dining
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Beach & Broadway
Transit: There is a public transport drop off at the main Laguna Beach depot 100 Yards East of the building.
Description: Our Laguna Beach location is ideally situated blocks from both the beach and the historic art festivals. Close to all major access points it is poised to provide a fantastic dining experience with quality and conscious food. The rhythm of our Laguna restaurant is lively, upbeat and with the addition of a full service bar, a hot spot for locals and tourists alike. Our communal bar tables provide the opportunity to meet your neighbors, while our intimate booths offer more privacy for small gatherings and our ‘Chef’s Table’ allows groups of 12 and under to enjoy Semi- private dining. Our “Bliss Bar” Rooftop Patio with a peek-a-boo ocean and city views, offers the perfect experience with al-fresco evening dining or cocktails & appetizers in our lounge. This location is available for any & all private events for lunches, dinners, or cocktail receptions. Available for Showers, Weddings, Corporate Events, Special Occasions, Large Parties, or just dinner for 2. Our philosophy begins at the local level working closely with area growers and the highest quality purveyors to ensure that our predominately organic produce, meat, wild fish & free-range chicken are provided. Nightly specials include: Tuesday: Local’s Night (20% off), Wednesday: Wine Night (Complimentary Corkage-2 bottle maximum), Thursday: 3 course $30/40 Prix Fixe Menu, Sunday: $15 Chef's Special. We also offer Happy Hour all night, at our communal bar area, including 50% off salads, soups and appetizers (not including protein add-ons).
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Tustin, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We really wanted to like this place more but it is an odd place. The name and facade of the building makes one think it will have a cool, hip Laguna Beach vibe. Instead, it is a disarticulated vibe. The dining room is dark – not romantic dark, just dark. The server we had was lacking any discernable personality. The... More

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58 reviews 58 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

If you're looking for a place that caters to both the meat eaters and the vegetarians, look no further. Nirvana Grille offers steak, fish, chicken, pasta, vegetarian, and vegan options. They also change the menu by the season. Nice atmosphere with a rooftop seating option.

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Laguna Beach
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79 reviews 79 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We're locals and have been dining at Nirvana off and on for years. We tend to avoid it in the summer due to the tourist traffic. So we were excited to start our winter ritual again. Reading that they're running a half off special we were happy to return. The restaurant was quite lively when we arrived (with reservations). Standing... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014 via mobile

We booked a table on a Saturday night thinking it would be busy... much to our surprise the restaurant was near empty and lacked any sort of atmosphere. For a place that claimed to be organic and on the healthier side, there were pictures or burgers and beer plastered everywhere. It was an uncomfortable environment to be situated in as... More

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Irvine, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

We dined last night at Nirvana Grill and each enjoyed 3 different little plates on the Happy Hour Menu, ranging from; Wild Mushroom Ravioli, Nirvana Corn & Cream, Roasted Poblano Chile, Pulled Pork Crisps, Organic Chicken Wontons & Prosciutto Tuscan Melon
. Whew what enjoyable plates! Service was very professional and they took good care of their customers. We have been... More

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Tampa, Florida
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180 reviews 180 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
188 helpful votes 188 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

I'm glad I visited Nirvana at Laguna Beach. It is a nice place and the food is good. Here are some tips to help you 1) Load up on the apps. We tried quite a few and I can say that they are the best items on the menu. The ones that stood out the most for us were the... More

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Laguna Hills, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Friends who live in Laguna Beach recommended this restaurant for my birthday dinner. Although the food was good (especially the owner-grown figs stuffed with goat cheese & wrapped in proscuitto) service and attention to detail were seriously lacking. We waited about 15 min. to get a drink (seems we were outside on the 2nd floor rooftop and the bar was... More

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Redondo Beach, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Here's a restaurant firing on ALL cylinders. Impeccable service from the entire wait staff. Inventive menu including a whole separate menu for Vegans. I liv 50 miles away and would make the trip here again in a heartbeat.

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Laguna Beach, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We enjoyed a wonderful meal here the last week of June when they were running their 50% off specials. We had been before several times and this was another wonderful experience.

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Vancouver, Canada
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94 reviews 94 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The restaurant itself is nothing to write home about; the food was organic, hormone free etc. For the season, the space was surprisingly quiet for the middle of the season on a Saturday evening?

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Additional Information about Nirvana Grille - Laguna Beach

Address: 303 Broadway, Ste 101, Suite 101, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Phone Number: 9494970027
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Laguna Beach
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 20 - 40
Cuisine: Seafood, Vegetarian, Californian, Organic

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