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Nirvana Grille

This location is now CLOSED, Mission Viejo, CA 92692
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Ranked #30 of 218 Restaurants in Mission Viejo
Price range: $40 - $60
Cuisines: Californian
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Trabuco
Transit: Bus stop on the corner of Marguerite and Trabuco going south as well as going north directly across from shopping center.
Description: Visit us at 303 Broadway in Laguna Beach! The Mission Viejo location is now closed!
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English first
Irvine, California
20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

Nirvana Grille is located in a corner of a strip all, but exterior appearances are deceiving. Inside the decor is understated, the wait staff if professional and attentive and the food is excellent. The menu is "California cuisine," borrowing from the best. Al entrees that I have chosen have been spectacular. Portions are modest--go to Claim Jumper if you want... More

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Lindsay R, Public Relations Manager at Nirvana Grille, responded to this review

Thanks for a great seven years everyone! Mission Viejo is closed now and has been folded into our Laguna Beach location. Be sure to visit us soon at 303 Broadway in Laguna Beach! More

49th State
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107 reviews 107 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

We had reservations and were promptly seated. Our server gave us the wine list and menus, then we did not see him again for 15 minutes. We finally ordered wine from the manager. From there on, our service improved and the evening was very enjoyable. They have a great wine list. I ordered the special, salmon with a basil sauce... More

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Mission Viejo, California
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

In a nondescript strip mall in Mission Viejo sits Nirvana Grille. Don't let the exterior fool you as the food is consistently excellent. The salads, appetizers and entrees are all delicious. In over 30 visits, I can honestly say that I have always liked what I had. The wine list is good but I opt to pay the corkage fee.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

I guess they have been there for 6 years...I only wish my wife and I would have found them sooner. The four stars is based only on the lack of cocktails available... Basically wine and beer only... The food is outstanding... The service was very solid and well educated on their food... We bought a deal on Travel Zoo and... More

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Mesa, Arizona
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

One of our favorites as it offers upscale food, presentation, and style. Nirvana's also offers Gluten Free and Vegan choices that are clearly nmarked on the menu. I had the Prime duroc Pork Loin and my fiancee had the Nirvana Vegetable Plate. Excellent presentation distinct and subtle combination of flavors and overall eating experience that made our night. Looking to... More

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Rancho Santa Margarita, California
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92 reviews 92 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2012

Imaginative menu and consistently wonderful food. We've never been disappointed.

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Southern California
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50 reviews 50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2012

This is one of those small neighborhood restaurants that serves great food with a slight French/Mediterranean influence (fish, beef, chicken, lamb). The restaurant has a nice wine list and inexpensive corkage if you like to bring your own vino. We've eaten here several times--mostly for special occasions--and always enjoy taking good friends. The owners like to tinker with their menu... More

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Orange, California
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87 reviews 87 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2011

Visited this restaurant many years ago, didn't like it back the and still don't like it this time. What brought me back was a purchase of a certificate from Restaurant.com with a value for $25, but requisite foor purchase was $50. Prior to visiting the restaurant, I went on their website to check out the menu and noticed that they... More

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San Clemente, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2011

We love the food here. The location is not great--but once you've been there you'll definitely go back! The food is fresh--most of it organic--and prepared deliciously!!! We've been here a few times now and have left very satisfied. It's not a fancy place--but the atmosphere is nice and the food EXCELLENT! The service is also good.

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Mission Viejo, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2011

This is a small intimate restaurant w/ terrific food and great people. the menue is ever changing w/a fine wine selection. great foodie stop, great special day stop, but mostly just a great stop. Stay out of the cold bucky places and go here, you wont be sorry!

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