Nirvana Grille - Laguna Beach
Pick-up or Delivery anywhere from
Costa Mesa to Coto de Caza to San Clemente
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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.
4oz Filet Mignon
4oz Steelhead Salmon
Wild Mushroom Ravioli
sun dried tomato, artichoke cream sauce, goat cheese, parmesan, basil, pine nuts
Our experience was good from start to finish. The food was very fresh and flavorful. It was good to have a group of three and try several small plates to start. Entrees were nicely portioned with high quality ingredients. We’ll definitely be back again.
Outside seating was a little cold but given the evening hour and the covid situation, the staff made it comfortable. Food was awesome, service was polite and attentive. Thank you
Excellent service, lovely ambience, delicious food. A great location for a cozy date night.
Really enjoyed the food here and some good wines by the glass. Menu was very appealing- almost everything sounds good!
Found this little gem in Laguna Beach and we loved it! Great food and friendly service... Nirvana Grille will now become our local go to! It also helps Nirvana is my favorite band! :)
Great neighborhood restaurant that has never failed to impress me with its food. Always a must when we stay in LB.
Chef Lindsay continues to deliver delicious, amazing meals, which change with the seasons. We returned for an encore of the herbs de provence chicken breast, which was as outstanding as ever, and elected to go with Grampa Michael's Kitchen Sink salad as a starter, which we devoured. Finished with the banana chocolate bread pudding made with croissants - too good for words.
We had a wonderful first time experience here... great ambiance, service and food!
Nirvan is my favorite place to have dinner and celebrate my Birthday every year. We sat outside although a bit noisy on Broadway but still had a lovely evening. The food is always spectacular in their offerings which change regularly depending on seasons. Lindsey is a warm thoughtful person and always wants to know how you liked the food. She's a hands on gal.
Food was good, service was terrible. They must have lost a bartender the night we visited. The owner was behind the bar and out of the kitchen. Service was a disaster all night.
The food was good but not that great. Service was Ok but not great either. Overall, we enjoyed our meal here.
We enjoyed our meal but did feel prices were a bit inflated. Understand it is likely due to less being served but it would have been nice to have a bit more “finesse” for the price. Four of us, only two glasses of wine total not even a bottle and our bill was $275. Four entrees, 2 glasses of wine, 2 orders garlic bread. Little steep but enjoyed nonetheless.
Amazing food but the noise level was distracting and detracted from the experience.
I think it’s one of the best places to eat in Laguna
Everything met our expectations.
Service was a little bit slow but I feel it’s a new normal
Would highly recommend it
Yummy everything from appetizers to desert
Went here because it came up as a 'romantic restaurant' but it is definitely not. It's a casual spot for a good group of friends and family. Really good food though.
Our first time and we loved it. Si and Ishmael we super nice and helpful. GARLIC BREAD!!
Dinner for wife and I. Place is very charming. Service was very attentive. It was restaurant week (RW, not why we went), so we ordered off of the RW menu. Both mains were a slightly over-cooked. All in the food was good (4 star) and we would go to Nirvana again, but would probably not order off the RW menu next time.
Our dinner was an innovative presentation with the freshest of ingredients. The cocktails are also innovative.
This place was fabulous!!! I have been meaning to try it for some time now and I can’t wait to go back. We tried the $50 fixed price menu and the $40.
I am telling you that it is as good as the Studio at the Montage which is superb also. What a pleasant surprise for such an accessible restaurant owned by chill people. There were several items on the menu which I’ve never seen before like homemade goat milk ice cream with apple slices. It was so delicious and my hesitant friend tried a bite and loved it also. We had the steelhead bass and the rockfish as well as two different salads. Scrumptious! The plating was outstanding and the timing was excellent for two people carrying on an interesting conversation interrupted by gourmet dishes being served. The rooftop was just the right temperature and the sea air was refreshing. Friendly hostess, waiter and staff. There was even an attentive staff member who offered to show us an elevator as an alternative to the stairs. It couldn’t have been nicer and the social distancing was good also. There were a variety of ages and temperaments and a good time was had by all.
The place was understaffed and the young crew had a hard time accommodating guests. They forgot to take our order for entree and forgot to bring my second glass of wine. They did comp me the 2nd glass but it still showed up on the bill and had to be corrected
food took 2.5 hours to come out There was no comp either
Decent experience but they were busy because of restaurant week.
We were extremely excited to try this place out. We were not impressed at all. First off they served us our drinks pretty sloppy looking no garnishes martini had no olives even our second round of drinks asked for no Cheyenne and messed up and out Cheyenne on both of our drinks! Then came appetizers they took forever and we were missing one and had to tell them come to find out they ran out or it would take too long to make it. They gave us two different stories so we had to order something different. Our main course came and our food was cold and lacking flavor. My petite filet mignon was gross, fatty and tough. By time they came back to check on us we already began to eat our cold food when they offered to re cook it.... thanks but we were so turned off at this point. They literally messed up everything the entire night from our drinks to our appetizers to our dinner. I was extremely disappointed. Even if our food would have been warm and IF we had good service the food STILL lacked flavor and was totally not worth it. To think we paid $300 for this for the 3 of us. Only good meal was the garlic bread this was delicious if that was my only meal for the night I would have been happy. I can deal with bad service or running out of a food item if the food quality and flavor made up for it but it didn’t...
A nice restaurant with good food but perennially understaffed. Consequently, the meal drags out as the waiter has disappeared.
Food was great
I had branzini and it was awesome
The ambiance was also nice and romantic great for our anniversary celebration .
Excellent food & service. Never disappoints, year after year.
Food was superb. Lamb perfectly cooked, as was the Filet Mignon!
Not really following the covid rules, food was good but didn’t feel safe
Everything was wonderful!!
Fred was our server and he did such a great job! We were celebrating our engagement so the ambiance was just perfect!
The menu has a variety of delicious options and everything we ordered was perfectly prepared and delicious. It was fabulous because we were not in a rush. They are operating on a smaller staff so things take a little longer, but the wonderful food was worth the wait! Have a snack before going so that you can relax and enjoy the slower pace and an excellent dinner.
The service was impeccable -- very attentive staff. The food was just amazing -- fresh, wonderful. I will return here again!
Absolutely wonderful staff and service. Plus, the food was delicious. Get the muscles and frites, Seafood de Mare and the espresso ice cream and you will not regret it. 5 stars all around.
Great meal and excellent service. Shared the Kitchen Sink salad and Herb Salmon. Delicious!
Not impressed with Nirvana. Service was very poor; waited almost 30 minutes before getting drinks. Wait staff barely speak English. Wine was over priced and food was subpar. Skip this place.
During these times, getting out is a wonderful treat. Nivana does a great job as always.
Being seared was an ordeal. The hostess tried to seat us next to the bussing station, even though we had a reservation, and there were many other open tables. When we asked to sit somewhere else, we were initially told no. Only after we insisted were we seated at a table in a better spot. We watched this process repeat with other diners. They seemed to be trying to seat at the worst table first, and it was very rude. We nearly left. The server was fine, and the food was excellent. I hope they change their attitude toward diners when seating.
Food was fantastic - drinks not so much
The food was excellent and very big portions. I highly recommend the mushroom ravioli appetizer, I also liked my salmon.
Covid is in full swing in so cal, and I really think this restaurant did a great job of making all of us stay safe. They opened exterior windows and doors so even walking through the inside felt safe, and all the dining was outside in a shaded courtyard. The bathroom door was propped open, and all the employees wore masks. From all I could see, they really did do all they could to prevent COVID spread.
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 4.4 stars by 1639 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.