Nirvana Grille - Laguna Beach

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1586 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Californian
Fresh Groceries, Hot Food, Wine, and Household Items
Pick-up or Delivery anywhere from
Costa Mesa to Coto de Caza to San Clemente
~ no contact drops ~
Orders placed before 6pm can be fulfilled the same day.

Nirvana Grille is a Sustainable California Restaurant located in the heart of Downtown Laguna Beach, between Main Beach & the Historic Festival of Arts by local Laguna Beach Chef & Owner Lindsay Smith-Rosales.

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. We are able to meet the needs of even the most discerning guests with dietary concerns including Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten Free, Paleo & Keto Diets.

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What 1586 people are saying
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vipNate
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff, food, and atmosphere were all amazing! Can’t wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food1service2ambience1

Horrible service and foods wasn’t cook according. Not to mention the server kept on touching our plates and attempted to remove our plates while we’re still eating.

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JenniferB
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual the food was delicious and I am so happy they found a way to stay open. We need to support and save local restaurants!

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Traveler
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The food was delicious, but after we were seated, the service was slow to get started.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our appetizers and cocktails. My steak wasn’t so great, but the scallops were delicious. Overall a great place with an amazing rooftop dining area.

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ChristinaK
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Wonderful service, very attentive, friendly. Creative and original menu. Sole Proprietorship so attention to menu and details in plating. One of top two meals this entire vacation was the vegetable platter. Garlic bread was excellent and husband stated Rock Fish was best prepared seafood whole trip, along with the broccoli and very lightly seasoned zucchini. Apple crumb cake appeared to be house made and was delicious, mud pie appeared to be sourced externally and was very generic although tasty.

On a busy street and with state regulations all dining has to be outdoors so can’t blame them for that but did make for a loud experience.

Would definitely recommend although maybe request a table as far away from street as possible.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quiet but probably just because of Covid, it had an outstanding food and atmosphere:)

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I personally find it insulting to add 4% to your bill for Covid 19 cleaning. I would think that the restaurant would be grateful to have patrons during Covid. I also do not see why this charge is based on the price of your total bill? They have no menus to clean and the dishes and silverware have to be washed regardless of a Pandemic. They did nothing more than wipe a table . Does it cost more to clean if your bill is higher ? Just another way to profit at the expense of the consumer . They should be ashamed of themselves.

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vipAmyW
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Service was terrible and so was the food. Very disappointing.

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vip1sttimediner
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor patio experience was enjoyable and the food was excellent. Well done.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great evening! The food was delicious and we enjoyed the food service and nice atmosphere on the terrace upstairs!

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DawnRedJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was DELICIOUS! And would definately eat there again when we can dine inside, as the street noise detracted from the dining experience. Too many loud cars, sirens & screeching noises echoing upwards to the balcony where we sat.
Again, food was YUMMY and the service was great... just the noise level due to summer crowds was distracting.

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StaceyV
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best little gem in Laguna. Everyone is wonderful and the food is fantastic!!

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Steven
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The restaurant was great. Food and service spot on.

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frenchy584
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food!

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vipBevHills
Los Angeles
38 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and delicious food.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & great service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience1

My husband and I had a 6:30 PM reservation and were seated immediately on the lower outdoor patio. The noise from cars on the main drag made for a distractible ambiance. I’m sure a spot on the rooftop would have been more desirable. Our drinks came quickly but we waited over 30 minutes for our crab cake appetizer. Our waiter did not check in with us. When he brought my husband’s steak knife in anticipation of the entree we told him we never received our appetizer. He was surprised and rushed to get our app. At this time we had been seated at the restaurant for 45 minutes and I was concerned that our entrées would start to get cold since we were just receiving our appetizer. Our entrées were brought out after an hour of being at the restaurant and although the food was good, the whole experience was not. I’m wondering if perhaps they have less waitstaff. Our waiter did not check on us throughout our dining experience, except when bringing food items to the table. We will not be back.

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frenchy584
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is outstanding and was able to sit outside on the patio above. The owner is the chef and is always friendly. Will continue to go to restaurant

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vipMelissaC
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food in Laguna, would highly recommend!

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vipNina
San Francisco
60 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The rack of lamb was delicious, and perfectly prepared. We will be back.

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Coloradan
Denver
19 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and very attentive waiters. Covid-19 policies were followed, it was a great evening.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Everything great but servers had masks below their noses. No gloves.

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SouthOC
Orange County
14 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Father's day dinner with extended family. Food was phenomenal, service was attentive and exceptional; they have also made changes to address Covid concerns such as touchless payment and rigorous cleaning regime. Everyone loved their meal from appetizers, to the family style salad, entrees, and a shared dessert. One of the most consistently enjoyable dining experiences in the OC.

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CarlosV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So I’ve been living in Laguna Beach for 1.5 years and just never made it here till recently. Well I’ve been missing out. Thanks to COVID I started to order take out and the food was amazing. Many choices on the menu. Now that the COVID dust is settling I’ve tried dining in. We had the sea bass and rock fish. 5 out of 5 stars. I’ve ordered from here once a week for about 3 months. Every meal I’ve tried will bring you back for more.

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vipterrbearg1
Orange County
28 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nirvana an excellent choice in Laguna Beach. Menu variety so well done. Seafood entrees exceptional. Had the Sea Bass, son had rockfish, wife had the combination of salmon, sea scallops.
The family organic salad you can share of buratta cheese , olives , balsamic except, heirloom tomatoes exceptional.

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shand
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and service

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vipGreg
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was remarkably good, unexpected. Thumbs up.

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stephenc
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food &Service.

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DanicaE
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! Great wines and cocktails. Very clean.
Well done.

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TomG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have never been disappointed by this place. The lamb was amazing and you can't find a bad fish dish.

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vipWoohoo21
San Diego
30 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding !

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome. Servers are friendly and helpful.
Owner is nice. Dishes are so delicious. However, only 1 cashier, so we had to wait longer time to pay. Overall good.

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AlanB
4 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Every dish we ate was delicious. We would recommend to friends.

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vipDaveD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Birthday month...........

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vipNoramaeM
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attended first night they opened and the food was perfection.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went there for OC Restaurant Week. We wanted to go somewhere none of us had been to. We were all empresses with the presentation and tastiness of each course. We will definitely be back! Happy we found this gem.

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vipCheynagal
Orange County
94 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

My favorite restaurant in Laguna Beach. The food is perfect.

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DaveM
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Beef dish was extremely tasteful. Salads were very fresh.

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JuliaF
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Totally recommend Nirvana Grille.

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Nirvana Grille - Laguna Beach does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Nirvana Grille - Laguna Beach also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (949) 497-0027.

Nirvana Grille - Laguna Beach is rated 4.5 stars by 1586 OpenTable diners.

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