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Nirvana Grille - Laguna Beach

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$$$
Californian, Organic, Seafood, Vegetarian
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303 Broadway, Ste 101, Suite 101, Laguna Beach, CA 92651 (Beach & Broadway)
There is a public transport drop off at the main Laguna Beach depot 100 Yards East of the building.
9494970027
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations
Description: Our Laguna Beach location is ideally situated blocks from both the beach...
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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    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Highly Recommended

Almost gave this place a five, but that would be a little stretch. Farm to table, excellent food with great presentations. The heirloom tomato salad with burrata is exquisite, and my wife loved their salmon. Their beef is grass fed, and the lamb sounds wonderful. Many great veggie and gluten free... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
Jays911
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Omaha, Nebraska
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Westminster, California
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53 reviews 53 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I liked the fact that this restaurant has a vegan menu as well as a regular menu. I enjoyed my beet salad and my lentil and vegetable main dish. But the tables are very close together so when the restaurant got busy it was so noisy my husband and I couldn't hear each other across our small table.

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Dana Point
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

The menu is small but has a wonderful variety for any taste. Service is great and the atmosphere is wonderful. Sitting at the bar, rather than the table is fun as well.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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288 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

Almost gave this place a five, but that would be a little stretch. Farm to table, excellent food with great presentations. The heirloom tomato salad with burrata is exquisite, and my wife loved their salmon. Their beef is grass fed, and the lamb sounds wonderful. Many great veggie and gluten free options. An excellent bar and a good wine list.... More 

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Manor, Texas
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40 reviews 40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

I really liked this restaurant. The cocktails were good. The food was excellent. Portion sizes were modest. The ambience was engaging albeit a little noisy with a full restaurant. I had a smallish chicken breast that was succulent along with some mushroom risotto that was to die for. I could have eaten heaps of the risotto. The service was decent... More 

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We had dinner here with our son and it was first class. The food was perfectly prepared and presented and service was excellent. We had two vegan meals and one with fish and all were beautiful. the atmosphere in the restaurant was lovely and we would highly recommend a visit for a special occasion.

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Long Beach, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Lindsey & Sophie went above & beyond to make my son's rehearsal dinner a huge success. WOW! Beyond our expectations! Thirty people from the East Coast flew in that day expecting a light dinner & got a feast of culinary delights. Not only was the staff so patient & accommodating but the ambience & food went above & beyond. The... More 

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Tustin, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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135 reviews 135 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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

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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 303 Broadway, Ste 101, Suite 101, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
    (Beach & Broadway)
  • Public Transportation: There is a public transport drop off at the main Laguna Beach depot 100 Yards East of the building.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Laguna Beach
  • Phone Number: 9494970027

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 40
  • Cuisine: Californian, Organic, Seafood, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant

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).
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?