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About Sapphire Laguna

The cuisine at Sapphire Laguna is characterized by Chef/Owner Azmin Ghahreman's distinctive international style - its cornerstone is the freshest possible local ingredients. The evolving menu changes seasonally - based on what is freshly caught and available from small farms, nearby markets and artisan suppliers.

"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.

1200 South Coast Hwy
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Global, International

Hours of Operation:
Brunch
Sat, Sun 9:00 am–3:00 pm
Lunch
Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:30 pm
Sunset Hour
Mon–Fri 2:30 pm–5:30 pm
INTERMEZZO
Sat, Sun 3:00 pm–4:30 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–10:30 pm
Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–11:00 pm

Cross Street:
Brooks

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(949) 715-9888

Website:
http://www.sapphirelaguna.com/

Catering:
We invite you to share Sapphire's global cuisine with family and friends, at home or the office. For catering inquiries, please contact Theresa Lee at 949.715.0144 or via email: Theresal@sapphirellc.com

Parking Details:
Validated parking in the structure behind Sapphire Laguna for lunch and dinner guests.

Public Transit:
Mass transit and the Laguna Beach Shuttle stops are adjacent to the restaurant.

Executive Chef:
Azmin Ghahreman

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Discover daily cheese samplings at Sapphire Pantry. (949)715-9889

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

We invite you to spend Thanksgiving with us at Sapphire Laguna! If it's a traditional Thanksgiving meal you crave, we will be serving Herb-Roasted Diestel Hen Turkey plus so much more! Our 3-course prix fixe menu is guaranteed to please! Served from 11am - 8pm on Thursday, November 23rd.

Sapphire Laguna Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.6

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (31)
Creative Cuisine (25)
Neighborhood Gem (20)
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Good for a Date (20)
Special Occasion (18)
Good for Anniversaries (17)
Fit for Foodies (16)
Handcrafted Cocktails (16)
Casual (15)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Scenic View (12)
Romantic (11)
Great for Brunch (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
People Watching (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Good for Groups (9)
Cozy (8)
Fun (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Notable Wine List (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Waterfront (7)
Authentic (6)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Healthy (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Business Meals (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Happy Hour (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Seasonal (2)
Tapas (2)
Vegan (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined 6 days ago

Love the creative dishes and fresh food and the specialty cocktails! So nice to have not only heaters but blankets were offered too! They are always happy to oblige any special requests. The butternut squash soup with crispy pancetta and fried sage was amazing!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Fun, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 7 days ago

Great for brunch and a walk on the nearby beach. The food and ambience are terrific.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Great for Brunch, Casual, Waterfront
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Saphire always delivers and we go several times a year.

Tags: Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Food was good but really quite expensive. My wife is from Hong Kong so we both laughed when we saw and tasted the "Hong Kong calamari and shrimp" appetizer as it bore absolutely no relationship nor relevance to (the real) Hong Kong!?! And then surprisingly the "Hawaiian-style Barramundi" was prepared in exactly the same style as - you guessed it - Hong Kong steamed fish?!? Service personnel were friendly and efficient and the ambiance (outside, at night) was very nice.

Tags: Casual, Romantic, Bar Seating
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Outstanding food and the owner / chef connects with his guests

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Excellent food and service. Mike our server was outstanding. We had the “box lunch” served in a Bento Box. It was wonderful!

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Always great food and service.

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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Great dinner for our 10 year anniversayr

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 2017

It's cute place to have brunch and dinner with significant other or just casual outing with friends

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Really great food , not cheap but you do get your money’s worth. Serving staff was attentive as well. Look forward to the next time we come here

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, People Watching
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 8, 2017

It was s great experience! We were recommended by our daughter that going here was a must! We were in Laguna Beach for our anniversary and we couldn’t have selected a better place! Ambiance is wonderful, food exquisite and service extremely good!!
We’re coming back!!

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Good for a Date, Romantic, Authentic
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Fantastic experience at Sapphire. The food and service were both superb and I will be back!

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Horrible food, just terrible. I would go to Watermarc or Broadway a thousand time over before eating at Sapphire.

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vip
 (Memphis)·Dined on September 30, 2017

It was a relaxing evening. We arrived in time to see the sunset over the water. Dinner was good. The dinner that stood out for us was the monk fish curry with fresh mint chutney. It was quite possibly the best chutney any of us had tasted before (we all had to try it!). The service was also very good. I recommend this restaurant. I am curious about the brunch and will be back to try it!

Tags: People Watching, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Casual
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on September 28, 2017

I used to love SG, but I don's know if there was a chef change or what, but the food was not near as good as it was before. Maybe off night??? The steak/lobster ravioli used to be superb, and I typically always order it, but it fell far short of previous experiences there and I've eaten there several times. I'd still probably give it another shot, but was certainly disappointing this time especially after I had raved about the dish and the 4 other people I was with, 2 of which ordered the dish also, were not impressed....

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on September 25, 2017

The food and service were spectacular! The staff were on top of all elements of the meal and drinks.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Terrific. I can't wait to go back to try something else. We went as a group of 8 and every single person enjoyed their dinner and wine. DELICIOUS! My husband is highly allergic to nuts and the staff was very accommodating. We had a fabulous time.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Casual, Romantic
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·Dined on September 21, 2017

Went here on a recommendation from a friend who lives in the area. They were right on the money with the reservation which was nice. They were not busy from what I could see at 8:30 at night, but I finally didn't leave until over an hour later. They were slightly more expensive than the previous night's recommendations (Nick's), and food serving size was smaller. I would say there was no more than 5-6oz of the salmon I ordered. It was cooked to perfection, but really lacked any flavor. Tea salad was excellent though.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 17, 2017

We've eaten there before. In all fairness, this was the first bad meal. Presentation was so-so. Salmon was tasteless. Waiter acted like he was doing us a favor by serving us. Hopefully, this was an aberration. Trouble is it will be a long time until I try it again.

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·Dined on September 17, 2017

The crab stuffed squash blossom was the best thing I've had in a while - even ordered another round for dessert!

Tags: Scenic View, Tasting Menu, Tapas
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Chef Azmin is world-class. He has the ability to infuse every bite with multiple flavors. This is true of appetizers, salads, entrees, and desserts. We are so lucky to have this gem in O.C. It can compete against the best in the world

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Just ok. Made reservations
For a special birthday. We had a party of 5 and they sat us at a table of eight (extra chairs very crowded in that the should of taken out). Food was good but overlooked and overly priced. We mentioned it was a Birthday celebration 3 times and it was never acknowledged. Waiter was polite but did the very minimum service. Used to be one of our favorites but don't think we are going back.

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 (London)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Great atmosphere, food was disappointment. Very heavy sauces, bland; not delicate nor detailed. best to stick with basics and avoid anything that sounds like they could be reaching

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Food was great, wine was top , seating with a view. Loved it.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Wonderful place. Great service. Will return.

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·Dined on September 10, 2017

I had a wonderful experience and great service from our waiter. You can't beat the view except if it were on the beach. Food was very good and sooooo tasty.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Terrible stoic waiter can ruin any dinner.
Great restaurant but wait staff can't crack a smile and makes for bad ambience.
Menu and food is good , truffle fries enormous and delicious.

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on September 4, 2017

5 of us had a lovely meal on Saturday with everybody in the group extremely happy with their dishes ! Unfortunately we didn't get seated until 30 minutes past our reservation, however we did receive complementary potato chips which are always good !!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on September 3, 2017

We enjoyed a wonderful brunch here on a Sunday early afternoon. The service was outstanding and the food delicious! I'm not a fan of the "all you can eat" Sunday Brunch - this restaurant provided delicious food ordered off the menu and it was all perfect!

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Enjoyed the Eggs Benedict Experience---nice gluten free option. They should offer gluten free bread as an accompaniment to make this menu a better gluten-free friendly experience.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Normally a favorite, Sapphire was substandard. Service was poor starting with no Rose from the list followed by a Chablis the waiter never put on ice and failed to pour. The Pork and green child carnitas was gamey and oversaltes, almost inedible. The vegetarian sampler was uninspired and the vegetables wilted, flavorless. The crab stuffed zucchini fritters were soggy and the tomatoes in the heirloom tomato salad were mealy and unripe. We had to move our table because the honking of cars at the gregarious disco dancing greeter drowned out our conversation. For $65 per person I'd rather eat anywhere else in Laguna or Newport. Unacceptable. Hard to believe because Chef Azmin was in the house!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 28, 2017

Pretty expensive but excellent food and very accommodating service. Quite an enjoyable evening,.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Service was sub par. Food was average for a Sunday brunch.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Celebrated our birthday dinners (3 late August bdays) with close friends. Nice outside group table. Loved the octopus salad and monkfish curry. Very nice red wine. We snuck next door to chocolate soldier to end our evening with homemade chocolate to pair with our red.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Healthy, Cozy, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Paleo Friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Disabled Access
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 (Orange County)·Dined on August 25, 2017

We celebrated our 60th anniversary with family, and had a very enjoyable evening. The Rib Eye Steak was delicious

Tags: Worth the Drive, Late-night Find, Scenic View
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Yum! The goat cheese appetizer, the hot cheese rolls, the heirloom tomato salad, the barramundi, and the salmon were delicious! We will be back the next time that we are in Laguna Beach! The chef and the manager both came to our table to greet us and to see how our food was. Such an honor!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on August 13, 2017

We arrived with a reservation and were assigned a table in the direct sun. When I asked for a table with shade they made the accommodation, but took some time. The waiter when he arrived was a bit rushed and preoccupied, didn't smile. Drinks came piece meal; a non alcoholic drink came last and took a while. Bread was offered by the waiter, but never arrived, until the main course was delivered. However there were staff walking around and offering bread to every other table but our? Black Hole I guess. Really disappointed with the whole experience. We are locals and will not go back! Food wasn't worth the tude received by wait staff. Front Desk was very very pleasant and accommodating!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on August 13, 2017

We had THE BEST evening. Bruce our server was outstanding. We ended up letting him choose our food and pairing wine/drinks to go with each plate. It was so much fun and everything single thing we ate was amazing. I can't stop telling everyone!

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Sapphire continues to serve the best food in Laguna Beach. Request a table on the patio and don't rush through your meal. Relax and savor every bite....you will return again and again in order to taste everything on the menu.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 11, 2017

We enjoyed our meal. There was something for everyone and no problem splitting a dish if desired. Salmon, beef tenderloin and delicious rhubarb strawberry cobbler were all delicious.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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