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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
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Californian, Vegetarian / Vegan, Seafood
Hours of Operation:
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.
Beach & Broadway
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Nirvana Grille features live music on the Bliss Bar Rooftop Patio on Sundays by Anesha Rose.
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
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.
There is a public transport drop off at the main Laguna Beach depot 100 Yards East of the building.
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
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.
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.
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.....
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!
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 made a reservation through open table and checked in about 45 minutes early to enjoy a cocktail. It took over 30 minutes for our cocktails to arrive. When our reservation time arrived we checked back in with the hostess and she apologized that she had accidentally given our table away and didn't have another to accommodate our party of 8. They attempted to put a table together in the hallway by the bathrooms. We ended up leaving and enjoying a very nice meal elsewhere.
We enjoyed the Rack of Lamb and the Sea Bass entrees. The arugula salad was delicious as well. Our waiter was very accommodating as we were on a tight schedule (we had tickets to see a show at the Laguna Playhouse which is within walking distance from the restaurant). The restaurant was the perfect beginning of a wonderful evening.
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