Excellent restaurant although a bit pricey. We split a meal and each had a drink and the bill with tip was over $100.
I was a bit disappointed because it was advertised that they had vegan options and a vegan desert and when we arrived I didn’t see any vegan options and they did not have the desert.
Great food and service! The cocktails are innovative and fun. It's a short walk to the Laguna Playhouse which makes this a great pre-theater destination.
As always, never disappoints. Delish! Food service, quality, presentation, excellent
A favorite every time we visit Laguna Beach .. our server was outstanding and the food is absolutely delicious .. you are never rushed and though it is a small and cozy dining room you still feel as you and your guests are alone .. truly a gem not to be missed.
Excellent food. NG always featured a delectable menu, and it never disappoints. There are excellent, tasty, vegetarian dishes for the non-carnivores, and not some raw vegetables tossed up in a salad, or boiled and salted.
The appetizer portions were not skimpy, and while the drinks are expensive, they are tasty. Alcohol with a meal makes the meal costlier, so I'll perhaps try the bar experience: cocktails and tapas should be a reasonable priced outing at Happy Hour.
Truly a fantastic place, if a bit on the expensive side: understandable given that it is in Laguna Beach
I really appreciate this unique menu, especially the large variety of small plates. Hubby and I shared 4 + a salad, everything was sooooo good! They add new things seasonally so there are frequently new things to try. Service is great too.
Love Nirvana Grill.
The fresh food and creative menu make coming here a treat. You just have to know where to park...other than that. It's a great place for dinner.
Wonderful place to dine. Food is delicious, service superb, hostess attentive to all needs.
Good, varied menu of small plates and large plates. The salad with half of a large plate item was a nice option. Roasted sea bass was delicious and perfectly cooked. Excellent service. Definitely worth a visit.
We were surprised that at 7:15 on a Friday night, specials were already sold out, as was one of the small plates. Only four other tables were occupied, and by 9:30 when we left, we were the last out the door. Is this late night dining?
The food was very good try the short rib.
Always a great meal at Nirvana. Delicious and fresh! Our server was attentive and informative.
As usual, this restaurant really performs. The menu has great selections with specials offered from time to time. At 5:30 on a week night, there were only a few people in the restaurant, so service was outstanding - but it usually is! I had the pork chop which was fantastic. My friend had the short ribs and they were amazing. The food is phenomenal and the service and attentiveness is terrific. Our waiter was helpful and even allowed us to change tables to one that was a bit more to our liking. Extremely good restaurant with food that is locally grown and sourced, with creative and interesting dishes on the menu. A few items are signature dishes and these are always outstanding. Anything new will be a hit, I am sure, as the chef pays great attention to preparation and presentation.
would have no problem waiting for a table here
I had the vegetarian platter. The vegetables were perfectly cooked, great selection and a lovely presentation. Excellent service and I will return to this amazing gem in Laguna Beach.
Always delicious food prepared with skill and care.
On vacation in Laguna Beach...quite time after Thanksgiving...intimate dining...excellent service...friendly staff...we'll go back.
My wife and I loved it! We just had a big salad and small plates of Prawns and Chimichuri Steak. Unbelievable food!
Food was superb. We chose Nirvana because it's within easy walking distance to the Sawdust Festival and we went for the Winter Fantasy event. I was a bit worried about some of the reviews, but not any more. Every dish was excellent.
Filet Mignon was incredibly flavorful and tender
Mushroom Ravioli was brilliant. The sauce makes it.
Salmon was excellent
Lamb was excellent
Airline Chicken (not the best name, huh?) was tender and very flavorful. My wife said it was the best dish she has had in a long time.
Butternut Squash soup (might have been a special) was incredible (very creamy, so not for those watching calories)
On the night we went, they had a special which had blackened salmon, shrimp and scallops and that dish was the bomb.
Wine and desserts were also excellent.
Very good service.
Nirvana will be on my go-to list for Laguna Beach!
I truly enjoy this restaurant. Their menu is not extensive, but all their food is fresh and prepared exceptionally well. The service is always quick and attentive, without being intrusive. I take many friends here, and everyone loves it. One of my favourite go-to spots for people who enjoy delicious food in a comfortable and elegant atmosphere.
The crab cakes & mushroom ravioli were really good. Service was excellent. Very nice find!
Excellent, well-prepared food in a lovely, quiet setting. A full-service restaurant and bar. Cares about the customers.
Always consistently delicious food and service is terrific!
Excellent food at reasonable price. I recommend. Hidden gem in Laguna Beach.
Great dinner celebrating our daughters birthday . She is gluten intolerant .
We had a wonderful family dinner celebrating my Father's 75th birthday and our 7th wedding anniversary. The food, service, and ambience were all incredible! Thank you for making our evening special. :)
Exceptional food quality and choices. I had the Lamb it is was one of the best I have ever had.
Food was good, wine was good, upstairs deck was not open . Inside was silly loud with a table of eight or so adults ignoring their two young kids who were raising hell. No joke, out of control. Shame, the kids should have been supervised or left with a sitter.... awkward but staff should have said something to the party.....
This has become our go-to place before the theater. Food is unique and always amazing .
Everything about this place is great - food, service, reasonably priced, etc- except the ambience- chairs were ripped and overall it just looked shabby - decor is dated and the place is simply worn out. Just not what I expected in elegant, hipster Laguna.
One of the best in Laguna!!
Love the small bites items
And Lamb chops are the best on menu
Everything was fresh and beautifully presented.
Service is excellent
Overlooked with many choices in Laguna but going to frequent more often! We haven't been in many months and have been twice in the last 2 weeks and loved it! Lamb was great! Sea bass was great! Enjoyed Salmon the last time. Love they let you skip rice and potatoes and offer a 2nd vegetable. Good cocktails! Quiet and wonderful with family or another couple, even date night!
Attentive service and delicious food.
This is our go-to place, whether we want to impress friends or have wonderful meal on our own. The menu is varied and creative, and great care is taken to ensure everything is cooked and seasoned to perfection. My favorites are the wild mushroom ravioli (it melts in your mouth!) and the vegetable plate (bursting with flavors, colors and textures...). I've never had a better vegetable entree than the one at Nirvana Grille. My husband always orders the same thing: the grilled salmon entree with mashed potatoes and infused leeks, and grilled asparagus. He says the salmon is consistently cooked and flavored to perfection. They also have delicious appetizers and small plates. And trust me when I say that the roasted poblano chile appetizer is the stuff of dreams. Plus lovely ambiance, attentive staff...Nirvana has it all. Can't wait for our next visit!
We had the blackened seafood special and it was truly the best meal we have had there, and all have been excellent!!
We had 830 reservations, we were the only people in the restaurant at 830. Food was good and it was nice to have a restaurant to yourself yet I expected a little more ambience on a Thursday
We enjoyed the whole dining experience and will return.
It was a very enjoyable dinner with excellent service and nice dining room.