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Nirvana Grille - Laguna Beach
Nirvana Grille - Laguna Beach

Nirvana Grille - Laguna Beach Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.nirvanagrille.com
  • Phone: (949) 497-0027
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner:
    Sunday - Wednesday: 5:00-9:00 pm
    Thursday - Saturday: 5:00-11:00 pm
    Closed on Mondays

    Rooftop Bliss Bar (Friday - Sunday 5:00 - 9:00pm)
    Please make a note when making a reservation if you would like to be sat in our upstairs al fresco Rooftop Bliss Bar area.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Californian, Vegetarian / Vegan, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Lindsay Smith-Rosales
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Call for specific pricing and catering details (949)497-0027. Pick up, Delivery and full service available. Private Rooftop Event Rental Available for Cocktail Receptions and More. Private Interior Dining Room Rental Available with Food and Beverage Minimun. No Rental Fee
  • Private Party Facilities: With a Food & Beverage minimum, you may reserve the entire restaurant for your next special event with a maximum of 80 people. There is no minimum to the amount of people attending. The dining room is available for dinner parties as well as an exterior rooftop patio to entertain for cocktail's and Hors d'ouevres for an additional fee. You may also choose to host a cocktail reception using solely the upstairs rooftop
    We will assist in coordinating a menu paired with wines to meet the Food & Beverage minimum based on the day of the week that you would like to plan your event on.
  • Private Party Contact: Lindsay (949) 637-4708
  • Entertainment: Nirvana Grille features live music on the Bliss Bar Rooftop Patio on Sundays by Anesha Rose.
  • Special Events & Promotions: For any occasion large or small we are here to assist in making your special event perfect. Whether you wish to be indoors or out, we will provide every last detail to make this a truly memorable event.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Beach & Broadway
  • Public Transit: There is a public transport drop off at the main Laguna Beach depot 100 Yards East of the building.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: There is a lot which is attached to the Broadway side of the center next to the Local OCTA Transit Station for all patrons during business hours. Parking is also available as metered parking on Broadway and Beach in front of and to the South of the building.
A word from Nirvana Grille - Laguna Beach
Nirvana Grille is a California Bistro located in the heart of Downtown Laguna Beach, between Main Beach & the Historic Festival of Arts.

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.

Nirvana Grille - Laguna Beach Reservations
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Diner Reviews
  • "Nice menu choices for any appetite. Attentive but not overbearing service. Our food selections were great."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "The food was very good but tables were a bit close to each other. Would for sure recommend this place for a casual dinner"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • " Last minute reservations were made at a 7:15 time slot for a Friday night meal. While there is no view and the street approach left doubts, once inside, the atmosphere was cozy and comfortable. We sat in a booth by the window; again no view, just the patio outside which isn't much to look at. I had the Poblano chili started which made the night. This was an absolutely fantastic dish. I followed that up with the sea bass. Again, wonderfully done; this wasn't your usual Chilean sea bass, but a butterflied filet in the skin. Delicious. My wife likes to create her own dishes; ala Sally in "When Harry met Sally". The server and cook were very accommodating and produced great dishes."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Excellent for pre-theater at Laguna Playhouse. The menu is always well executed. The crabcakes were unusually good."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We come from the Pasadena area, and we've been dining here since it opened and from day one the food and service has been outstanding - a vast improvement over our experience under the last owner/operator."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We get to the Pageant of the Masters once a year in Laguna Beach and being form the LA area, we are not too familiar with the area. But this is the ONLY place we dine each year. The service is superb, the food is fresh and delicious, and the restaurant is decorated so nicely."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Excellent delicious food. Excellent Customer Service by our waitress. Great wine/champagne list. Great Drink selections."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Ambience was superb - -we dined on the outdoor patio upstairs - -place had everything we needed to have a very enjoyable dinner - -ended up going the small plates route, which ended up to be a good choice - -ingredients were fresh and flavors delicious"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Our recent visit to Nirvana Grille was our first, and it far surpassed any and all expectations. Lovely atmosphere. The food selection was varied and the items we chose (sea bass and filet) were spectacular. The service was personal, friendly and attentive, yet never intrusive. Though we know everyone was working hard behind the scenes, everything about our dining experience was pleasant, memorable and a delicious, unhurried oasis after a busy day. We will certainly be back."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "The food here is always good. Lindsay does a great job with the menus and her staff is great at executing day after day. We like the ability to customize our dinner with the addition of a great variety of well prepared proteins. (certainly not your basic "grilled" chicken breast to top a Caesar salad). Small plates are big enough to share. We usually have a couple each as our dinner. Some exceptional items from this past visit: Roasted Poblana Chile with artichoke and spinach - a modern chile relleno, Blue Lump Crab Cakes - great crab texture and not too much binder to hide the crab flavor, Blue Lip Mussels - yum! A nice selection of vegetarian dishes. The non-meat eater in our party appreciated the thoughtful presentation of the Veg Plate."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "We had 2 gorgeously prepared dinners - seabass and mixed seafood. Dessert was unique too. Not what I would have ever expected, but also delicious - vanilla ice cream with bits of goat cheese and candied apricots :) Highly recommend - especially if you're a foodie."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "What a great place. We were greeted warmly and given a choice of doing Happy Hour drinks and menu or regular dining. We choose the Happy Hour. Wine was very reasonable and the food was very good. The manager made a wonderful suggestion of an item to eat for me that did not have cheese. It was very good. The manager also told us that they have tables upstairs outside. I will definitely eat at Nirvana again."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "The new summer menu at Nirvana Grill has real appeal. The mushroom soup isn't always on the menu but we lucked out Saturday night. It was delicious as always. Highly recommend the restaurant and the outdoor rooftop dining especially."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We went to the restaurant because of a 50% off regular prices to Introduce the summer menu. When we got the menu, the prices were the same or very close to what we had seen a week earlier. We were looking for a bargain and had enjoyed their "happy hour" menu the week before. When I asked the waitress about the special we had come for, said it was already reflected in the pricing. The food was good. The promotion wasn't. We paid more than we expected."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Definitely one of the finest dining experiences in Orange County. Our complliments to the owners for their accomplishments."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Nirvana Grille is a wonderful restaurant -- we are locals and it is one of our favorites in town. Reservations are a must, particularly in the summer months and on weekends. The housemade goat cheese maple ice cream is indescribably delicious."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "The food at this restaurant is the best. All of the sauces are amaizing. I love this place."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Three of us ordered Grilled Romaine Salad and for an additional charge, a 4 oz. beef filet, weight as noted by the server. The grilled heart of romaine was cut in half with grilled fresh corn, tomatoes and other veggies and was dressed with a very good vinaigrette. My steak portion was 2"x2"x1/2" and was overcooked (medium to MW.) The other steaks were thicker, but they, too, were overcooked. When the server asked how we enjoyed the meal, I told him that the meat was overcooked. He apologized and when he returned with the bill, he had deducted the cost of one glass of wine, which was appreciated. I didn't think it was worth the price we paid for house wine, a heart of romaine salad and a Reese's Peanut cup size portion of filet."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "We had dinner reservations for the rooftop and arrived on time; however, our reservation was given to someone else an we were told we didn't have one! They gave us a table inside....."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We realize there are many great restaurants to choose from in Laguna Beach and we have tried most of them. Somehow, we always find our way back to Nirvana. It is a combination of a lot of reasons. Firstly, we have never been disappointed in the food. It is always fresh and flavorful and beautifully presented. The service is friendly and personable and efficient. There is nothing better than walking into a restaurant and feel genuinely welcomed by the hostess and the servers. We also love the atmosphere. It is intimate and casually elegant with a European flair which we love. Lastly, I love the fact that it is mostly visited by locals and not overrun by tourists."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "We were seated quickly and service was excellent. Many unique items on the menu I haven't seen anywhere else. I had the scallops appetizer which was perfectly cooked with a gorgeous sear and a pheomenal sauce. For my entrée I had the black cod which was divine with an amazing sauce, perfectly cooked asparagus and potatoes. This was truly a fine dining experience. An excellent choice for our anniversary dinner. But we'll be going back for regular dates too (It's too good to just save for special occasions). We'll also take out of town friends there whenever we want to show off Laguna cuisine!"
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "I have dined at Nirvana 4 times in the last month and a half. The first three times were spectacular; but, last Friday was not. The service and ambiance were excellent, but the food was average at best."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Their gluten free menu is extensive and delicious, you can really taste that the food is organic, and their staff is very attentive. The night we were there, it took a little too long for my husband's dish to come out after I got mine, but they gave us free desserts to make up for it, even though we hadn't complained about it, because we knew the food was fresh and fresh takes time. We will definitely be coming back with friends!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "As always, Nirvana Grill is excellent. On this visit, my wife and I ordered the salmon, and it was prepared perfectly. The best I eaten in a long time. "
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "It is interesting how you can leave notes through OpenTable and restaurants don't pay attention. I indicated both a history of visiting the restaurant and it being a special occasion. While the night before, at a different restaurant in Laguna, a special dessert and the corkage fee were comp'ed in recognition of a celebration weekend........no such hospitality or courtesy was extended, even though we ordered two glasses of wine from the bar before we opened the bottle we brought with us. This business approach has been consistent by this restaurant over the years. While the service is good, this is more of a business than a warm and personal environment."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Lindsay was such a wonderful server, knowledgeable, sweet & not overbearing. The food was outstanding! Looking forward to coming back! "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Nirvana's food is always great! We have a condo a block away and so we always bring friends and family whenever they visit us. They all love the food. Service is okay depending on how busy you are. But the noise is becoming unbearable. I'm not sure if it's your walls but it is loud in there especially when it's full. We continue and will continue to return to Nirvana mainly because of the delicious food."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Having been there several times for the fish we decided to try the seitan napoleon. What an amazing dish! Complex with different textures and tastes on a bed of coconut risotto. Truly a delicious, one-of-a-kind treat. The kale salad is fresh and crisp and large enough for 2. The salmon dish was cooked to perfection with just enough rich mashed potatoes. The asparagus spears were crisp and still bright in color. We eat out a lot and Nirvana remains our go-to place for exceptional food. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Nirvana Grille greeted us with a warm smile and had great service and a nice selection of veggie small plate options. My friend and I tried it before going to the Laguna Playhouse and enjoyed sharing a variety of small plates. The sweet potato fries with cinnamon dipping sauce was fabulous and the stuffed chile was melt-in-your-mouth amazing! Great wines! BEWARE - the bread comes out warm with the most delicious butter...you cannot eat just one!"
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "The food was very good and so was the service. But it was so noisy that I could hardly stand it! Would not go back for this reason! We were also celebrating our 24th wedding anniversary. Emphasized that when making reservations, to the gal at the front desk when checkingin, and our waitress. There was no acknowledgement of any kind from anyone!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Nirvana Grill has always been consistently wonderful. The service is friendly and efficient and the food is outstandingly flavorful and delicious."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Went for Mother's Day brunch. The menu was very limited for breakfast items and pretty expensive for the small portions. One of the staff's ipods played 90's music in the background with explicit lyrics (we were with our 2-year old), while we sat hungry for a while. We would've loved to have some bread, or something to start us off, especially for the price we paid. The food was very good, but there weren't great options for "brunch" and it was really pricey. Would have to give it a shot with a full menu sometime."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We had a good meal prior to the Laguna Playhouse. My Organic Vegetable Platter was very good. My husband liked his cioppino. He mentioned it was more soupy than usual but the flavor was very good."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "only negative ,hostess(owner ?) not very friendly and a little rude."
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "Nirvana Grille is a great veg place, very creative. NG has great service. And gets you to theater on time. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Excellent service by our server Oksana and great meal. We had the chimichurri steak and sea bass. For dessert we tried the goat cheese ice cream with strawberries and grand mariner-amazing! Of yes, best sweet potato fries ever. We will definitely be back."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "We have a party of 5 including 1 vegan so this is the perfect place for all of us. Great food selections with a separate Vegan menu. Food was very tasty along with a great wine by the glass list. Organic and natural all the way, High quality healthy gourmet dining for sure!"
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "We had a group of 10 gathered to celebrate 2 milestone birthdays. We were cheerfully greeted at the door and provided a very comfortable and private table. The food and service was also very good. The menu offered some great standard fare and also some interesting twists."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "I had the gluten free veggie plate with a side of chicken & it was great!!!"
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "The steak and fries were amazing, the owner or manager was very kind. We were a few minutes late for our reservation, and they still sat us."
    Dined on 3/29/2014