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Nirvana Grille - Laguna Beach

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303 Broadway, Ste 101, Suite 101, Laguna Beach, CA 92651 (Beach & Broadway)
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Laguna Beach
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83 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

great for small bites, grab a drink before going to the Art Fair, Sawdust or a show at the theatre...Location is downtown...jFood is good.

1 Thank Khoshid
Laguna Niguel, California
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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Restaurants in Laguna Beach are either very very excellent or out of business their first year. Nirvana Grille has been there for years and the chef is a lady that grew up in Laguna Beach. The food and presentation are both superb. Absolutely the best, we eat there every chance we get.

1 Thank Bobalooeee
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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner on a weeknight with family. The food is seasonally fresh and very good. The crab cakes were small, but delicious and beautifully presented. The steaks were perfect and the vegetarian plate was fresh, with a lovely array of veggies. Our waiter was an absolute pleasure and more than considerate (part of our party arrived late). Will definitely return!

1 Thank DOT2012
Orlando, Florida
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

The drinks were delicious and a great selection! The good was amazing, the file was so tender and tasty! The service was wonderful. This is a must visit spot on your trip to Laguna!

Thank Kelly Q
San Clemente, California
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57 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

This is one of those menus where you can't decide what to choose. My first visit, I chose the rack of lamb, and loved it. This time, the mushroom ravioli. I had worried that the cream sauce would be too rich--often, even when it's a good cream sauce, I just can't get through an entire entree portion. This was perfect!... More 

Thank JDSC319
Los Angeles, California
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

I grew up in Laguna and visit often but somehow had not been to Nirvana until this past week. I have been missing out!!! The fish I ordered was cooked to perfection and the lentil were amazing...I never thought I would write a review raving about lentils...but they were that good. And my steak loving husband ordered a salad that... More 

Thank BurkeAdams
Irvine, California
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

I bought a gift card through an auction at a charity event (Kid Healthy - Cooking up Change) last year. My husband and I went and had a delightful evening. The food was amazing and our server was very attentive. We had the chicken wontons, heirloom tomato salad, herb crusted scallops and a very delicious mojito. We will definitely be... More 

Thank taltravel2016
Laguna Beach, California
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

We tried the new spring menu and everything we had was so good. The mushroom ravioli was rich and delicious, and the salmon was perfect. Liked the grilled lettuce salad, too. The noise level was lively, but we could carry on a nice conversation without raising our voices. Yay! A good Laguna restaurant appreciated a lot by locals.

Thank KAL45
Laguna Beach, California
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79 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2016

This restaurant is on a downward trend and survives on its past reputation. Poor Food and Service with High Prices. We do not recommend and would not return.

Thank Marilyn R
Westfield, New Jersey
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125 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2016 via mobile

There is no need to order a full meal here. The abundance of small plate selections makes sharing and sampling so much fun. We brought our wine, with a corkage fee of $20 for upto two bottles. So much fun.

Thank pcg123

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $40
American, Vegetarian
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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
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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