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Nirvana Grille - Laguna Beach, Laguna Beach, CA

Nirvana Grille - Laguna Beach

4.4
4.4
1672 Reviews
$31 to $50
Californian

Nirvana Grille serves Wine Country Inspired California Coastal Cuisine in the heart of Downtown Laguna Beach, between Main Beach & the Historic Festival of Arts. We are a neighborhood female owned restaurant by Laguna Beach Native Executive Chef Lindsay Smith. Our main focus is to feed our guests the way chef chooses for her our own family, in a warm and inviting atmosphere, just as if she were welcoming friends and family into her home. We take pride in sourcing the freshest ingredients available when creating our menu with Free Range & Organic Poultry, 100% Sustainable Seafood, Meats Free of Antibiotics & Hormones, Organic Grass Fed Ground Beef & Seasonal, Local and/or Organic Produce we strive to source within 300 miles. Being conscious about the food we serve, the impact of our waste to lessen our environmental footprint & supporting the local community we are within, is of the utmost importance to Chef Lindsay.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Californian, Seafood, Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (949) 497-0027

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Executive chef

    Lindsay Smith

  • 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

    Nirvana Grille Laguna Beach is available for Private Dining Events, Large Groups, Corporate Events & Private Luncheon Events. We look forward to assisting you.

  • Private party contact

    Lindsay: (877) 554-6132

  • Neighborhood

    Laguna Beach

  • Cross street

    Beach & Broadway

  • Parking details

    Parking on Broadway adjacent to the restaurant called The Plaza Shopping Center available after 5pm to patrons only. During Summer lot is maintained by a valet company only. Parking is validated to half their fee for diner or leave for festivals at their normal rate. Street Meter Parking also around building on all sides but not always available.

  • Public transit

    There is a public transport drop off at the main Laguna Beach bus depot 100 Yards East of the building.Laguna Beach Trolley runs along PCH about 500 yards form the restaurant as well as seasonally runs next door at the bus station with easy accessibility to all Festival Grounds & Playhouse.

  • Entertainment

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

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Small Plates

  • House Made Garlic Bread$8.00

    • Sweet Potato Fries$9.00

      with cinnamon paprika creme fraiche

      • Blue Cheese Fries$9.00

        with basil aioli

        • Roasted Stuffed Poblano Chili$14.00

          fresh spinach, artichoke hearts, shallots, cream, & parmesan cheese, cream cheese garlic toast

          • Wild Mushroom Ravioli

            sun dried tomato artichoke cream sauce, mushrooms, goat cheese, pine nuts, basil

            • 4 Pieces$14.00
            • 7 Pieces$21.00
          • Chicken Wontons$10.00

            organic chicken, manchego cheese, cilantro, red onion, corn, chipotle cream sauce

            • Blue Lip Mussels$14.00

              tomato, leek, fines herbs & white wine in a light cream broth, thyme paprika french fries

              • Filet Brochettes$16.00

                demi glace, herb & garlic chimichurri, yukon gold mashed potatoes

                Salads

                Entrée Sized Large Salad Add $5 to salad price. Family Style Salad (Serves 3-4 People) Add $15 to salad price

                • Organic Heirloom Tomato$14.00

                  creamy burrata mozzarella, basil pesto, balsamic reduction, kalamata olives, arugula, micro basil

                  • Grandpa Michael's Kitchen Sink$11.00

                    red leaf lettuce, raw beet, carrot, celery, heirloom tomatoes, goat cheese, candied pecans, sunflower seeds, dried cranberries, raspberry balsamic vinaigrette

                    • Wild Arugula$11.00

                      roasted beets, blue cheese, poached pears, candied pecans, balsamic dijon vinaigrette

                      • House Made Soup of the Day

                        • Bowl$10.00
                        • Pint$14.00
                        • Quart$21.00

                      Large Plates

                        Sea

                        • Grilled Loup De Mer 'Branzino' Sea Bass

                          garlic & fines herb grilled skin on, browned butter & lemon, sautéed mixed vegetable medley, sautéed french lentils

                          • With Leeks & Fresh Herbs$37.00
                        • Basil Aioli Roasted Steelhead Salmon$31.00

                          asparagus with lemon oil, caramelized leek mashed yukon gold mashed potatoes, basil oil

                          • Blackened Scallops$36.00

                            beurre blanc, asparagus with lemon oil, & sautéed french lentils

                            Land

                            • Herbs De Provence Roasted Chicken Breast$29.00

                              shallot white wine cream sauce, green beans with sautéed mushrooms, caramelized leek mashed potatoes

                              • Grilled Center Cut All Natural Filet Mignon$42.00

                                maître d' butter, truffle salt, cognac peppercorn sauce, sautéed spinach with garlic, mashed yukon gold potatoes

                                Plant

                                • Nirvana Organic Vegetable Plate$23.00

                                  glazed organic heirloom carrots, mushroom ragout, caramelized onions, asparagus with lemon oil, sautéed vegetable medley with herb butter, mashed potatoes, organic daikon & baby garbanzo jasmine rice, sautéed french lentils with leeks

                                  • Fork & Knife House Made Veggie Burger$17.00

                                    rice, onion, zucchini, polenta vegetable, mushroom burger with caramelized onions, tomatoes, fresh spinach served with sweet potato fries with a cinnamon paprika crème fraiche

                                    Add To any Starter or Entree

                                    Choice of Herb, Blackened or Grilled

                                    • Steelhead Salmon

                                      • 4oz$10.00
                                    • 3 Prawns

                                      • 6oz$12.00
                                    • 3 Scallops

                                      • 6oz$12.00
                                    • Chicken Breast$9.00

                                      • Filet Mignon

                                        • 4oz$14.00

                                      Desserts

                                      • Streusel Apple Pie$10.00

                                        layers of cinnamon & apples, butter crust, brown sugar streusel topping, fresh whipped cream

                                        • Chambord Glazed Cherries$10.00

                                          house-made goat cheese maple ice cream, almond crisp, micro mint

                                          • Chocolate Flourless Cake$11.00

                                            salted caramel, whipped cream, raspberry coulis

                                            • Mud Pie$12.00

                                              layered with gluten free chocolate cookie crumb, layered espresso & dark chocolate truffle gelatos, salted macadamia nuts, whipped cream, chocolate sauce

                                              • Dark Chocolate Molten Cake$10.00

                                                moist chocolate cake, liquid ganache core, whipped cream

                                                Ice Cream & Gelato Scoop

                                                $5

                                                • Salted Caramel Gelato

                                                  • Chocolate Truffle Gelato

                                                    • Espresso Gelato

                                                      • Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

                                                        • House Made Cinnamon Ice Cream

                                                          • House Made Goat Cheese Ice Cream

                                                            • Mango Sorbet

                                                              Last updated: February 1, 2022

                                                              What 1,672 people are saying

                                                              Overall ratings and reviews

                                                              Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                                              4.4
                                                              4.4 based on recent ratings
                                                              • 4.6Food
                                                              • 4.2Service
                                                              • 4.3Ambience
                                                              • 4.2Value

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                                                              1. GJ

                                                                GavinJ

                                                                Orange County

                                                                7 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                5.0

                                                                7 reviews

                                                                Dined 7 days ago

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Just delicious. Love the small restaurant hands on atmosphere. Will be back!

                                                              2. RW

                                                                RunsWithScissors

                                                                Los Angeles

                                                                8 reviews

                                                                1.0

                                                                8 reviews

                                                                Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                                overall1food2service1ambience2

                                                                Mistakes combined with excuses = poor dining experience

                                                              3. TB

                                                                TimB

                                                                Las Vegas

                                                                11 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                5.0

                                                                11 reviews

                                                                Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Never fails to impress. Not sure why it isn’t busier other than being a couple of blocks back, that said easier for us to get in.

                                                              4. CH

                                                                ChristopherH

                                                                Salt Lake City

                                                                4 reviews

                                                                4.0

                                                                4 reviews

                                                                Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                                overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                I felt the quality made up for the portion sizes. additionally, the dishes were very creative!

                                                              5. CK

                                                                CarolK

                                                                Los Angeles

                                                                6 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                5.0

                                                                6 reviews

                                                                Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                                overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                Perfect place to dine before a show at Laguna Playhouse...park, eat & walk!

                                                              6. GR

                                                                GilbertR

                                                                Phoenix

                                                                19 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                5.0

                                                                19 reviews

                                                                Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                We loved the restaurant ant loved the service we received !!! Thank you for making my sisters birthday amazing!!!

                                                              7. AS

                                                                AngieSee

                                                                Los Angeles

                                                                1 review

                                                                vip
                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on April 28, 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                a true neighborhood gem! delicious food and friendly staff!

                                                              8. GJ

                                                                GavinJ

                                                                Orange County

                                                                8 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                5.0

                                                                8 reviews

                                                                Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                The food is always so good. Chef Lindsey excels and we love that it’s a family run restaurant. It’s the perfect neighborhood secret…. Everything is always just delicious.

                                                              9. BS

                                                                BobS

                                                                San Francisco

                                                                10 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                3.0

                                                                10 reviews

                                                                Dined on April 21, 2022

                                                                overall3food4service3ambience3

                                                                ‘Twas the night of the Laguna Playhouse season opening and this restaurant is a 4 minute walk from there. First, the food is very special. I’ve eaten at nearly every Laguna Beach eatery and the food quality ranks with the best. This place needs to be marketed because there weren’t many customers and they need more help. You might call the evening bittersweet.

                                                              10. TB

                                                                TracyB

                                                                Savannah

                                                                12 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                5.0

                                                                12 reviews

                                                                Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Very pleasant and accommodating. Would recommend to others.

                                                              11. OT

                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                Spain

                                                                1 review

                                                                3.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on April 16, 2022

                                                                overall3food3service3ambience3

                                                                Choose a different restaurant. There are many great restaurants in Laguna… unfortunately, this is not one of them. There appears to be an upstairs patio, but for an unknown reason, it was not available. When I made the reservation, I requested an outdoor table, so I was disappointed when we were told that the upstairs patio was not available. Food took a long time to be delivered despite the fact that the restaurant was bot busy. When it arrived, the presentation was great but the flavor was… missing. Service wasn’t terrible, but it wasn’t great either. The prices were on par with many other good restaurants, but the food and overall experience were not.

                                                              12. KK

                                                                KevinK

                                                                Denver

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on April 15, 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                The Nirvana was great! Good food, impeccable service - our waiter - believe his name was Fernando - was a joy. I would go back in a heart beat.

                                                              13. OT

                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                Orange County

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on April 9, 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                The food was fantastic! All of the staff is so nice here! This is my new favorite restaurant! We ordered chili relleno, scallops, the lamb dish and the filet, and the molten cake. All were delicious!

                                                              14. r

                                                                rich

                                                                Orange County

                                                                5 reviews

                                                                4.0

                                                                5 reviews

                                                                Dined on April 8, 2022

                                                                overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                                the owner/chef came yo our table after we ordered to make sure the lamb I ordered was cooked to my liking already planning another visit

                                                              15. TB

                                                                TimB

                                                                Las Vegas

                                                                11 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                5.0

                                                                11 reviews

                                                                Dined on April 2, 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                One of the best none-pretentious restaurants fit for foodies in OC, and has been for years. Most of the diners once again appeared to be Laguna Beach locals rather than tourists which is a statement to constancy. The outside is nothing to look but get inside and it’s a totally different story, if that’s important to you. That said, our table of four was there for the food experience not the external architecture or valet parking. Our fellow Dana Point friends had never heard Nirvana and soon realised what they have been missing. We shared starters of, wait for it, French fries over mussels in a delicious slightly spicy cream sauce, an odd combo but epic flavours. Also chicken wontons with so many flavours it was impossible to deconstruct. Main courses considered of whole branzino (sea bass), beef stroganoff, and a linguine seafood dish which they happily modified by request to suit our friends sensitivities. All truly delicious at any price but Nirvana is very good value. The restaurant owner/executive chef, Lindsey (a hoot it would appear) visited tables three times during our visit, I can’t recall the last time I saw that anywhere. Our server was an informative attentive delight. Enjoy!

                                                              16. n

                                                                nannysarah

                                                                London

                                                                1 review

                                                                3.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on March 27, 2022

                                                                overall3food4service3ambience3

                                                                Unfortunately the service was not good, it took 55 minutes from sitting down to getting our appetizer, then they got the quantity wrong. To be fair they did take it off the bill. Seemed like they hadn’t got enough staff, they said they had a complicated table but that wasn’t our fault but became our problem. Overall not the great experience we had hoped for.

                                                              17. MH

                                                                MitchellH

                                                                Orange County

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on March 19, 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                The staff was friendly and more than accommodating. My server Harindee was excellent, and had a great server aura that makes me want to go to a restaurant and enjoy the evening with someone special. The Coffee Filet was excellent (it could have been a little more rare, but still delicious), and the Sea Bass was off the charts, one of the best I have ever eaten. We will definitely be back!

                                                                Nirvana Grille - Laguna BeachResponded on March 20, 2022

                                                                Thank you MitchellH! We'll be sure to pass on your compliments to Harindee too. Looking forward to serving you again soon!

                                                              18. LD

                                                                LocalDiner

                                                                San Diego

                                                                3 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                3.0

                                                                3 reviews

                                                                Dined on March 19, 2022

                                                                overall3food4service5ambience3

                                                                Staff was very polite and accommodating. It appears the theme is fine dining. Appetizers were small portions, prices not. Two scallops in the herb crusted scallops appetizer; vegetable purée was a delight. ($16) Disappointed with the meager main course portions for the price. I ordered the blackened seafood di mare: 2 pieces of “shrimp” sized shellfish, they call them prawns. Plural as in more than one but in this case no more than two. Then an appetizer sized piece of salmon, and lastly another pair of appetizer sea scallops. All of these on a smear of mashed potatoes. Delicious was the zucchini in butter sauce. A pool of white cream sauce then surrounded all of this, perhaps it was beurre blanc.($40) This was a gamble on OpenTable’s available seating restaurants that did not pay off. The speciality here may be vegetable and seafood dishes. (The steak were a couple columns of meat, each slightly larger than silver dollars.) If you want surf and turf, try Ruth’s Chris for more bang for the buck and same service. I was given the tablet to pay, interestingly it also allows you to go into the house operating system. Additionally, at the bottom of the QR code linked menu, they explain being understaffed; I tipped the default 22%. Note, there’s a 4% Covid fee. It’s not evident what that pays for. The table arrangements were like pre-Covid spacing and no special barriers or decontamination were seen.

                                                              19. OT

                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                San Diego

                                                                9 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                5.0

                                                                9 reviews

                                                                Dined on March 18, 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Great service Awesome margarita Very helpful w vegan substitutions

                                                              20. OT

                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                Orange County

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on March 17, 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Great vibe and excellent food:)!

                                                              21. BM

                                                                BrettM

                                                                Orange County

                                                                33 reviews

                                                                5.0

                                                                33 reviews

                                                                Dined on March 16, 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Chef Lindseys food is AMAZING. Busy wednesday night thanks to the 14 yr anniversary and all plates being $14. We ate ALOT!! I will be coming back here again, one of my new favs here in town!!

                                                              22. L

                                                                Luke

                                                                Los Angeles

                                                                3 reviews

                                                                4.0

                                                                3 reviews

                                                                Dined on March 16, 2022

                                                                overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                                The hostess was very accommodating. Food was very good, only the tomato salad had too much dressing. Otherwise, everything was very good.

                                                              23. p

                                                                peegoo

                                                                Orange County

                                                                34 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                5.0

                                                                34 reviews

                                                                Dined on March 11, 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                This was our first visit. We had the OC Restaurant Week Date Night menu which included 2 glasses of wine (rose and Cabernet Sauvignon). Terrific value for money. Food was tasty and beautifully presented. We selected Chilean Sea Bass for entree and Vegetable Plate for sides from the Date Night menu. Both exceeded expectations. The only slight blemish was that it took a long time between appetizer and entree (more than 30 minutes). Guess it is the norm these days due to short staffing. We would definitely come back.

                                                              24. F

                                                                Foodlover

                                                                Los Angeles

                                                                13 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                2.0

                                                                13 reviews

                                                                Dined on March 11, 2022

                                                                overall2food2service1ambience1

                                                                During restaurant week the restaurant was full. However they were severely Understaffed. If they didn’t have the proper staff they should not have had as many reservations. At our table of party of six one entrée was not even put into the kitchen as part of the order. When the size entrées were brought out and the six one was missing nobody even said anything. Finally we asked and we were told there was a mistake in the kitchen. After waiting even longer we were told if the order never went in and just to be patient. In the meantime five entrées were cold and one person was waiting. We had also indicated on our reservation that we had tickets for a play at 7:30 PM. Our dinner reservation was 5:15 PM which was plenty of time. We also told that to our waiter when we got seated. At 10 after seven we had just about finished our dessert and didn’t even have time to order coffee. Basically it was like a three ring circus and nobody was in charge. It goes without saying that there are six of us won’t be back.

                                                                Nirvana Grille - Laguna BeachResponded on March 13, 2022

                                                                Thanks for the feedback, and we respect your decision not to return. First, to say "If they didn't have the proper staff they should not have had as many reservations" is neither realistic nor fair. Reservations get made well in advance; Servers and Kitchen staff do not plan for family health emergencies like a cook's daughter being hospitalized, or a server calling out sick just hours before opening. Furthermore, 2 hours for a party of 6 is insufficient -- we do not microwave your food.

                                                              25. OT

                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                Orange County

                                                                15 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                5.0

                                                                15 reviews

                                                                Dined on March 10, 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                It was restaurant week so we decided to try one of their preset menus and everything was excellent!

                                                              26. C

                                                                Caligirl

                                                                Orange County

                                                                47 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                5.0

                                                                47 reviews

                                                                Dined on March 10, 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                My husband and I came here for OC restaurant week with another couple. We ordered the “date night” special which consisted of an appetizer, salad, entree, dessert, and 4 glasses of wine. Our appetizer was the poblano chili and it was delicious. Our salad was the tomato and burrata and it was also delicious. Entree was sea bass with a pistachio crust and an amazing sauce. Holy Moly was it good! The fish sat on mashed potatoes with asparagus on the side. We all loved this dish! In fact, it was so good, I will not be surprised if we’re back within a week or two to order it again. I forgot to mention the garlic cheese bread that came with the appetizer. Outstanding! I did not try the dessert which was molten chocolate lava cake but everyone at the table loved it. The food here is farm to table and very fresh.

                                                              27. OT

                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                Orange County

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                5.0

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                Dined on March 9, 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                We love everything about Nirvana Grill. The menu has something for everyone and the flavors are exquisite. Definitely make a reservation for a lovely experience.

                                                              28. DG

                                                                DarrylinG

                                                                Orange County

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on March 8, 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Nirvana Grill is our go to place for great food in Laguna Beach. Lindsey always prepares her menu with great organic ingredients and awesome flavors.

                                                              29. D

                                                                Diana

                                                                Orange County

                                                                6 reviews

                                                                5.0

                                                                6 reviews

                                                                Dined on March 8, 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Our waiter was great! The food was excellent and the best thing was the chicken sink salad… The most amazing salad I’ve ever had!

                                                              30. g

                                                                greeeat

                                                                Orange County

                                                                23 reviews

                                                                5.0

                                                                23 reviews

                                                                Dined on February 26, 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                What a great dinner! Since we were originally a group of 8...ended up at 7 we were seated at the Chef's table!! Well to say the least it was great surprise, meant the owner and chef that was so wonderful to us and made the night absolutely fantastic. If you have a party of this size and if it is available I recommend it!

                                                                Nirvana Grille - Laguna BeachResponded on February 28, 2022

                                                                It was a pleasure serving you and so glad you all had a great time! Thank you so much for the review and rating. Looking forward to seeing you again!

                                                              31. DD

                                                                DDdiner

                                                                Salt Lake City

                                                                17 reviews

                                                                5.0

                                                                17 reviews

                                                                Dined on February 26, 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and had a delicious meal with the Kitchen Sink Salad, Steelhead, Veggie Plate, Garlic Bread and Chocolate Cake to top it off (needless to say, we had lots of leftovers). Heidi was a fantastic server, ambiance was very quaint & cozy and even got to meet the Chef who is adorable. Our compliments to her and the whole staff for creating a lovely environment centered around delicious food! We would definitely return to Nirvana Grill in the future.

                                                                Nirvana Grille - Laguna BeachResponded on February 28, 2022

                                                                Thank you so much for the wonderful review and rating. I'll be sure to pass on the kind words to Heidi and Chef Lindsay! Hope to see you again soon.

                                                              32. m

                                                                mary

                                                                Orange County

                                                                27 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                5.0

                                                                27 reviews

                                                                Dined on February 25, 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Chef Lindsey creates a fresh in season menu with great choices. Excellent wine list, cozy atmosphere & a short walk to the Laguna Playhouse.

                                                              33. F

                                                                Foodie

                                                                Orange County

                                                                18 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                1.0

                                                                18 reviews

                                                                Dined on February 25, 2022

                                                                overall1food1service1ambience4

                                                                Arrived at Nirvana at 5:45 for a 6 o’clock reservation. Salads served at 6:15 but were not tasty. . 7:15 we had to leave to get to the 7:30 show at Laguna Playhouse. The female chef came out quite upset at us. Go figure! We were as courteous as possible to her. No one apologized or anything. We left the restaurant very hungry! Never again Nirvana!

                                                                Nirvana Grille - Laguna BeachResponded on February 27, 2022

                                                                We're VERY sorry for your experience! On 2/24 we had an unexpected staff shortage in the kitchen (an important cook's child was hospitalized). Any frustration the chef exhibited was by no means directed at you but was frustration over a situation that we don't ever like to see happen to a guest. I know of ONE table of 6 whose full party arrived around 6:00 and did not get entrees before leaving at 7:15 and were refunded. We'd love a second chance to make it up to you when you have time to dine!

                                                              34. OT

                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                Seattle

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on February 18, 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Charming setting for a well crafted dinner. Will be back.

                                                              35. OT

                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on February 18, 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                Lovely local restaurant with good, varied menu, healthy options, appropriate service and excellent wine menu. Fairly good value for money.

                                                              36. OT

                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                1 review

                                                                1.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on February 15, 2022

                                                                overall1food2service1ambience2

                                                                Bad service, and long waiting time. We have waited more than 40mins for main course.

                                                                Nirvana Grille - Laguna BeachResponded on February 22, 2022

                                                                Thank you for the feedback. Since you would rather review as "Anonymous" we can't review your seating, but despite the fact that we were at full capacity most of the night -- it was Valentine's Day after all, probably the busiest day of the year for most restaurants -- none of our guests had to wait to be seated. We would love the opportunity to serve you on a more "normal" night and hope you'll give us a second chance.

                                                              37. MM

                                                                MattM

                                                                1 review

                                                                1.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on February 15, 2022

                                                                overall1food2service1ambience1

                                                                They waited until 2 days before Valentine's to announce a limited, overpriced Prix Fixe menu (after it was too late to get reservation anywhere else) They massively overbooked and did not have enough staff to keep up. To pay, the server just left a tablet on my table and I had to enter my credit card info myself. I had access to every other table's bills.

                                                                Nirvana Grille - Laguna BeachResponded on February 22, 2022

                                                                We're sorry your experience was not to our standards. Valentine's Day is the BUSIEST day for restaurants. Guests book and even confirm, only to no-show. So it is difficult to be precise about staffing needs with that uncertainty. We did announce the menu well before 2 days prior... it was on our website and we also sent an email to those who booked. As for the price, our Prix Fixe menu had the lowest price in Laguna Beach. The tablet is for touchless payment -- common to many restaurants.

                                                              38. TS

                                                                TammyS

                                                                Orange County

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                5.0

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                Dined on February 12, 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Amazing experience! The owner Lindsay is absolutely wonderful and the food outstanding.

                                                              39. D

                                                                Diane

                                                                Los Angeles

                                                                49 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                5.0

                                                                49 reviews

                                                                Dined on February 11, 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Great in every way! Varied, creative menu choices. Everything we had was delicious. Lovely ambiance. Super service from Fernando. He anticipated our every need and had a great sense of dry humor as well. the owner-chef Lindsay came over to chat with us, making us feel very welcome. We'll be back for sure!

                                                              40. KD

                                                                KimD

                                                                Orange County

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                5.0

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                Dined on February 5, 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Entire menu amazing as always from drinks to dessert. Walking distance to Beach or playhouse.

                                                                Nirvana Grille - Laguna BeachResponded on February 6, 2022

                                                                Thank you so much Kim for the review and rating! Thank you for dining with us!

                                                              Safety precautions

                                                              • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                                                • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                                                • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                                                • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
                                                              • Physical distancing

                                                                • Distancing maintained in common areas
                                                              • Screening

                                                                • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

                                                              FAQs

                                                              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 1672 OpenTable diners.

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                                                              Google Map for Nirvana Grille - Laguna Beach

                                                              303 Broadway, Ste 101 Laguna Beach, CA 92651

                                                              Additional information

                                                              • Cross street

                                                                Beach & Broadway

                                                              • Neighborhood

                                                                Laguna Beach

                                                              • Hours of operation

                                                                Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

                                                              • Cuisines

                                                                Californian, Seafood, Vegetarian / Vegan

                                                              • Dining style

                                                                Casual Elegant

                                                              • Dress code

                                                                Resort Casual

                                                              • Parking details

                                                                Parking on Broadway adjacent to the restaurant called The Plaza Shopping Center available after 5pm to patrons only. During Summer lot is maintained by a valet company only. Parking is validated to half their fee for diner or leave for festivals at their normal rate. Street Meter Parking also around building on all sides but not always available.

                                                              • Public transit

                                                                There is a public transport drop off at the main Laguna Beach bus depot 100 Yards East of the building.Laguna Beach Trolley runs along PCH about 500 yards form the restaurant as well as seasonally runs next door at the bus station with easy accessibility to all Festival Grounds & Playhouse.

                                                              • Payment options

                                                                AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                              • Executive chef

                                                                Lindsay Smith

                                                              • Entertainment

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

                                                              • Additional

                                                                Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                                              • Phone number

                                                                (949) 497-0027

                                                              • 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

                                                                Nirvana Grille Laguna Beach is available for Private Dining Events, Large Groups, Corporate Events & Private Luncheon Events. We look forward to assisting you.

                                                              • Private party contact

                                                                Lindsay: (877) 554-6132

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