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Nirvana Grille - Laguna Beach

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303 Broadway St Ste 101, Suite 101, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-1816 (Beach & Broadway)
+1 949-497-0027
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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La Mirada, California
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83 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

First of all Laguna Beach is trendy artsy upscale so going in we prepared ourselfs for exactly that. Got our menus and started our adventure of fine dining (by the way the menu is a bit confusing, a la carte this and add this = food )Service wonderful, comfortable seating fancy but now the food outrageous pricing on nothing too... More 

Thank Mike M
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10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

On the first view the restaurant looks a little formal, but the atmosphere is very nice. The food is great, very nice fish. The meat dishes are marvelous, they prepare a very tasty gravy

Thank Christofer v
Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

We had an amazing experience at Nirvana. The service was great and food was amazing. I had the chicken wontons which were fabulous! We got one of the veggie plates which is a great option for vegetarians but you can also add any protein (fish, chicken, shrimp) something we really appreciated. The maple glaze salmon was delicious! The root vegetable... More 

Thank Dancer93
Newport Beach
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We often come to this restaurant when we have theater tickets in Laguna Beach. We have never been disappointed with the food or service. They change their menu with the season, so it is delightful to try something different. They also offer small plates, which I like.

Thank whereforartthou
Laguna Beach, California
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Happy hour lasts all night in the bar area. The roasted poblano chilis stuffed with spinach, artichoke, cream cheese and parmesan are out of this world. I also recommend the blue lip mussels and the sweet potato fries. Love the friendly service. They always make us feel welcome here.

Thank kawie2016
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94 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

This is a beautiful and warm restaurant. The only better than the ambiance is the food and service. We had an excellent waiter, Marc F., who was attentive and very friendly. I personally had the sea bass, which was grilled with a chimichurri seasoning, was the best I have ever eaten. Everything from the wedge salad to the hummus to... More 

Thank Staffing_Man
Glendale, California
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Enjoyed the California fresh food. The ambiance was good- great for friends get-together. Unfortunately, service was a bit slow and lackluster the night we went (i.e. had to ask for bread basket, 6pm meal service was slow, etc.) I would like to eat here again to see if it was an off-night for this restaurant or if is indeed slow.... More 

Thank JennyDLC
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

A very nice restaurant. European atmosphere, great menu selection and, food, plus excellent service. Hard to do much better.

Thank Roger C
Laguna Beach, California
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

This place is very well run, with welcoming staff and a thoughtful, eco-friendly menu. Lots of good choices on the menu, and attentive, efficient service. An excellent dining atmosphere.

Thank roger962014
los angeles
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66 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We decided to hang out in Laguna Beach for the day. Walked around and then looked for something to eat. Stumbled upon the Nirvan Grill.. WOW.... we are still telling friends and family about this meal...This husband and wife team have it all going on...So all I can say so you too can be surprised.. just go and check it... More 

Thank bigbadjohnlosangeles

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 40
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 303 Broadway St Ste 101, Suite 101, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-1816
    (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: +1 949-497-0027
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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