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About 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

303 Broadway, Ste 101
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Californian, Vegetarian / Vegan, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Dinner:
Tuesday-Sunday: 5:00-9:00 pm
Closed on Mondays

Rooftop Bliss Bar (Tuesday - Sunday 5:00 - 9:00pm)
Please make a note when making a reservation if you would like to dine in our upstairs al fresco Rooftop Bliss Bar area.

Cross Street:
Beach & Broadway

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(949) 497-0027

Website:
http://www.nirvanagrille.com/

Entertainment:
Nirvana Grille features live music on the Bliss Bar Rooftop Patio on Sundays by Anesha Rose.

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

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.

Public Transit:
There is a public transport drop off at the main Laguna Beach depot 100 Yards East of the building.

Executive Chef:
Lindsay Smith-Rosales

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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.

Nirvana Grille - Laguna Beach Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.7

service

4.7

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4.4

value

4.2

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Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

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Worth the Drive (6)
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 23, 2018

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

Tags: Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Spicy, Tapas, Great for Brunch
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 19, 2018

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.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 19, 2018

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.

Tags: Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Organic, Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Wonderful place to dine. Food is delicious, service superb, hostess attentive to all needs.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Tapas, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 5, 2018

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.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 29, 2017

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?

Tags: Quick Bite, Tapas
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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on December 28, 2017

The food was very good try the short rib.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Always a great meal at Nirvana. Delicious and fresh! Our server was attentive and informative.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 12, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Organic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 3, 2017

great service
great food
amazing atmosphere
would have no problem waiting for a table here

Tags: Cozy, Fun, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 3, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Comfort Food
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Always delicious food prepared with skill and care.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Vegan, Sunday Lunch, Cozy
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 26, 2017

On vacation in Laguna Beach...quite time after Thanksgiving...intimate dining...excellent service...friendly staff...we'll go back.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 25, 2017

My wife and I loved it! We just had a big salad and small plates of Prawns and Chimichuri Steak. Unbelievable food!

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Healthy, Local Ingredients
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 25, 2017

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.
Wonderful ambiance.
Very good service.

Nirvana will be on my go-to list for Laguna Beach!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 21, 2017

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.

Tags: Organic, Happy Hour, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Casual, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 19, 2017

The crab cakes & mushroom ravioli were really good. Service was excellent. Very nice find!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Organic, Special Occasion, Quick Bite
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Excellent, well-prepared food in a lovely, quiet setting. A full-service restaurant and bar. Cares about the customers.

Tags: Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Always consistently delicious food and service is terrific!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Excellent food at reasonable price. I recommend. Hidden gem in Laguna Beach.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Great dinner celebrating our daughters birthday . She is gluten intolerant .

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 22, 2017

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. :)

Tags: Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Exceptional food quality and choices. I had the Lamb it is was one of the best I have ever had.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 11, 2017

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.....

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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 10, 2017

This has become our go-to place before the theater. Food is unique and always amazing .

Tags: Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 6, 2017

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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 26, 2017

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

Tags: Quick Bite, Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Authentic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on September 24, 2017

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!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Healthy
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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Attentive service and delicious food.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 10, 2017

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!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 8, 2017

We had the blackened seafood special and it was truly the best meal we have had there, and all have been excellent!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 7, 2017

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

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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 6, 2017

We enjoyed the whole dining experience and will return.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Casual
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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 5, 2017

Birthday dinner

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on September 5, 2017

It was a very enjoyable dinner with excellent service and nice dining room.

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Orange County)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Its been awhile since we have been here. Food was very good. Prices seemed to increase quite a bit since last time. We were going to pageant of the masters and reservation was at 6:15 and did not get out of restaurant until 7:45. Service was slow

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 29, 2017

What a wonderful dining experience. The burrata and heirloom salad was delicious and our entire meal was beautifully prepared and presented.

Tags: Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Excellent food and service. The menu is not extensive and wine prices are high. Chef made me the special soup even though they had run out of it. Pleasant restaurant a block from the beach and close to Laguna Playhouse and the Pageant.

Tags: Special Occasion, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Orange County)·Dined on August 26, 2017

The Chef's Special of fish was superb. Scallops were perfectly done! The Salmon dish was very generous in size and value. The wine list was good; but not exceptional. We will absolutely return.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Fantastic food. I loved the Lamb. My friend raves about the salmon.

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