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Nirvana Grille - Laguna Beach

303 Broadway, Ste 101, Suite 101, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
9494970027
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Ranked #21 of 150 Restaurants in Laguna Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $20 - $40
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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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English first
Laguna Hills, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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pass1421
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

We ate there recently after not having been for a couple of years. I am happy to report it was just as good as I remember it. The salmon was perfectly prepared, the upstairs patio was delightful and they had a good wine selection. I plan to go next month on our next trip. Lastly, they take reservations which is... More

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San Diego
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Was very loud. As a matter of fact it seems like the volume got higher as the night got longer and patrons were finishing up. The lentils were to die for. Food as a general rule was very good. Wait staff was friendly. Timing wasn't great. Some delays between the first course and second course and then the third course... More

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Laguna Beach, CA
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Happy hour and bar food were perfect. When you're not up for "dinner" this is the place to go to. You won't be disappointed.

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Salina, Kansas
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52 reviews 52 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We want back to the place of our first date 9 years ago, and a new restaurant was in place! Still upscale, and the food was outstanding... we enjoyed our meal, and the service was appropriate. It may be another 9 years before we go back again simply due to distance, but we'll leave it on the lsit!

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Reno Nevada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

We have a Vegan teenage in our clan and often have a hard time finding restaurants we all will enjoy that offer her a vegan option. Nirvana Grill is perfect. They have a traditional menu with all local and organic food but also offer a pure Vegan separate menu which made us all happy! Great tasting food and creative cuisine... More

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Southampton, New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

I love the vibe of this restaurant -- cool greys, stark white accents, quiet booths, simple but nice bar. They have an awesome daily happy hour at the bar that I recommended to everyone I knew. Try the Roasted Poblano Pepper...stuffed with sauteed artichokes, mushrooms, cheese and more, and served with a wedge of garlic cheese bread, this is nearly... More

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