"When you dine at my restaurant you are traveling through the world's markets with your palate, and you don't even need a passport."
~Chef Azmin Ghahreman
Sapphire Laguna reach-in wine vaults house an eclectic collection of wines – more than 900 bottles, emphasizing varietals from around the world. All vintages are stored in temperature-controlled units behind a rustic wall made from actual wine staves. In addition, approximately 25 wines by the glass are available. Menu samples and wine offerings can be found on Sapphire Laguna's website.
At first we thought the menu was too limited but my guests and I all chose the same thing--Salmon Miso salad and it was so delicious I ate every bite on my plate. So I guess I didn't need a wide variety of choices as long as the food was so very good. It was really perfect.
Everything was wonderful from the moment we sat down! We love this place!
Outstanding in every way!
Everything on the brunch menu was amazing. I cant wait to come back with our friends again!
Great service. Our waiter made suggestions and took care of us very well. The food was excellent and the vibe was great.
We sat at the patio and the ambiance was lovely. Everything we ordered was delicious. We will be back!
Birthday with famil!
Restaurant has declined over past year.
My dinner was tasty - however, the wait staff - meh!!
Very loud traffic. It’s a nice patio but, prices really are ridiculous.
Likely wouldn’t come back.
Food was great and the hostess was very nice. However, our server misinformed us about a dish we could order. We left wondering if he did this on purpose because the dish we wanted cost less than the others. Maybe he was thinking if we spend more money he gets a better tip.
Sapphire is always consistent in their food preparation. The atmosphere is casual chic.
Great service always. We enjoyed our lunch in a very relaxing setting. And Yes! The best dog-friendly restaurant in town!
Great Food and Service
My wife and I and another couple had dinner here on Saturday night. Our reservations were at 6:30 and the place was busy. We were quickly greeted and shown to our table. Within a few minutes, our waiter - Salvador was at the table with water and menus. We ordered cocktails which arrived quickly and Salvador was back to make sure everything was ok and if we had menu questions. We ordered the Rosemary Crisps. They were AWESOME - crispy, not greasy with just a hint of fresh rosemary! We all ordered apps and each one was excellent - our favorites - since we all shared were the Rabbit Rillets (served with just the right amount of blue cheese, Frisse and an apricot puree - my only request would be for bread slices vs the large croutons that came with the meal but Salvador took care of that request in a jiffy) and the Shrimp (perfectly cooked and perfectly seasoned) Our entrees were also excellent and arrived quickly and hot. As we were finishing our meal - the manager - Tami - stopped by to make sure everything was good with our experience!. We all gave the meal a solid thumbs up. We love this place - especially during the summer when you can sit outside on the patio and enjoy the ocean breeze and still have a first class meal. We will be back for sure!
Have been to Sapphire a couple times before and have always enjoyed the food. Service was good and the food was very tasty. Wasn't too crowded so made for a nice evening. the only minor issue was the coffee was luke warm, but overall the meal and dessert hit the spot.
New Year’s Eve celebrations
Always a great evening. Best in Laguna.
Very good food
Christmas with the family
We came for dinner on Christmas Eve, and sat on the patio. Dinner was delicious. We especially enjoyed the chowder!
We will definitely be back!
We come here quite often, usually on a date night. But this time we brought our two kids along and still had a fabulous time!
We love Sapphire. It is one of our favorite restaurants. Always delicious food.
Our waiter tried to sell a $250 bottle of wine to our party. Was that necessary?
Took a friend for his birthday. He is a man who has everything so can't buy him anything. He loves good food and good service. He loved it. He said"you guys know me". I was so pleased that he liked it and he is going to bring others. This is my second time here. First time. Was the weekend before for another birthday party.
For all the recommendations we received, I was really disappointed for this birthday celebration. We had to ask for bread three times people to the right snd the left of us we’re getting service and we were not and we were sitting before they were by at least 10 minutes. The managers must of had friends to the right of us and they were getting extremely good service ehilr our service was little to be desired the food was OK warm but not hot and very disappointing did not make it special.
We had Thanksgiving dinner at Sapphire because our plans were made kind of late, so Sapphire was the only restaurant in the area that could seat 5 of us. The appetizers were good, but then we waited a long time before our dinners came. A table next to us was seated well after our arrival, and their dinner was served well before ours. But the service was pleasant, and the food (when it finally arrived) was delicious. THey were also nice enough to box our desserts 'to go'.
Seated outside for Thanksgiving dinner. Space heater kept going out. Had to be started 6 times. Too cold and too dark. Too busy to get good service.
We are locals - live in Newport, right next door to Laguna. Had never dined at Sapphire until Thanksgiving Day 2018. The Thxgiv Day prix fixe menu choices offered a little for everyone in our party. Presentation was pleasing and service was great - servers were right on top of things without hovering. Enjoyed the ocean view "over Coast Hwy" and easy parking in structure behind the restaurant. Now we want to go back - to experience Sapphire's regular menu and year-round setting. Glad Thanksgiving brought us together - finally!
Great Thanksgiving dinner at Sapphire! Amazing food and service. We enjoyed our experience immensely!
Bait and Switch. Signed on for a fixed priced Thanksgiving meal and it was $20 more per person than advertised. Really not happy.
Food was good. Service was good
We loved our Thanksgiving dinner at Sapphire! The view and service was amazing. The food was incredible and it was nice we could each choose our own options from the pre fixe menu. Everyone loved their food and the dessert was amazing. Thank you for a memorable holiday meal!
First visit on a fixed prixe menu for a holiday may not have been the best introduction. Food was way over priced and unfortunately because of the crowd some things were prepared ahead of time. Tart crust was dry, apple cake inedible (incredibly dry), squash soup over seasoned. Pinot Gris wine was good, plating of main courses very nice. Heavy hand on the sea salt on the chocolate pot de creme, ouch. Service was very good but given the high price $85 pp for one, the food should have been exceptional.
Love being local
It’s expensive with wine and cocktails for 4
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A little disappointed. Had not been to Sapphire in awhile and it just wasn’t as good as it used to be.
Great! As always
Delicious food & drink and lovely views! The grapefruit cocktail is one of the best drinks I’ve ever had! Everything was perfect—and we’re foodies who are not always easy to please.
A long time favorite with absolutely immaculate service. The food, which is usually inventive and excellent, was not as great as expected this time. But we will be back to give them another chance, since they have been excellent in the past.