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Sapphire Laguna

4.6
1110 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Global, International
Perfect For:
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Global, International
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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
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Phone number
(949) 715-9888
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Azmin Ghahreman
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Catering
We invite you to share Sapphire's global cuisine with family and friends, at home or the office. For catering inquiries, please contact our Catering Department at 949.715.0144.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Brooks
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Parking details
Validated parking in the structure behind Sapphire Laguna for guests.
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Public transit
Mass transit and the Laguna Beach Shuttle stops are adjacent to the restaurant.
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Special events & promotions
Discover daily cheese samplings at Sapphire Pantry. (949)715-9889
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

This Mother’s Day, treat her to an incredible three-course brunch or dinner. Join us for a lovely morning al fresco or for dinner watching the sun go down. Celebrate Mom with an exquisite view and special menu.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 1110 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.6
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4.3
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2.0Dined 4 days ago

Being a local, I usually enjoy going to the sapphire.

Unfortunately this evening did not go well. The service was a bit slow and we were asked to leave so they could use the table.

We had a reservation at 6pm for a party of 6, right after we paid our bill the hostesses came to our table and asked us to leave bc she needed the table for another party. We were all shocked! We only had the table for 2.5 hours for a party of 6. We had ordered cocktails, apps, wine, entree, and dessert. Most of which was slow to come out bc of the kitchen or service.

Very disappointing. Majority of the group stated that they don’t want to go back.

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3.0Dined 4 days ago

We had a reservation but we ended up getting a seat literally in the dark behind the reception- I was a little disappointed.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Great food but noisy

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

One of our favorite places in Laguna. Great food.... yummy cocktails and coffee too! Everything was perfect for my mom’s 80th birthday!

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Our 2nd wedding anniversary.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Always a must while visiting Laguna.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

We had a nice outside table at our request, the service and food were great. Thank you. Interesting menu that had something for everyone.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Sapphire is one of our favorite restaurants. We make a point of dining at Sapphire every time we visit or are near Laguna. There is simply nothing negative to say about this amazing gem. From the food to the drink to the wait staff it is top notch...and the espresso martinis are fantabulous!

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

I’d like a few more dinner salad choices. The passion martini is very nice.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Sapphire has views of the ocean from the opposite side of PCH with outside seating, a fire pit, and plenty of outdoor heaters. Our friendly hostess was Betsy and our efficient server was Vanessa who suggested the delicious appetizers. Our favorites were the lamb, hamachi, and octopus. Plating is artistic and elegant, Service was fantastic. Don’t miss the cheese bread rolls. Popular hang out, great food, super service.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Everything superlative. We have dined at Sapphire for many years and have never had anything but excellent food and service.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Great food and service. Outside dining has a view of the ocean, but only across US1. They are not on the coast side of the highway. Parking is available in a garage behind the restaurant on Brook which is great in Laguna Beach.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Perfect and wonderful. Had two dogs with us, one of them a puppy, and staff and other diners were very welcoming. Food was beautiful and delicious

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We went for Easter brunch, food was very good, sat on the patio and able to see the ocean,service excellent ,price rather high but it was Easter , not sure what prices are like there usually.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Amazing service and food. Best we've had in a very long time

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Easter Brunch. The food was excellent and the service which was provided by Gabriel was outstanding. Chef Azmin taking the time to stop at our table asking about the food ,service and explaining to my wife the preparation of the eggs Benedict was so appreciated by both of us . It was our 1st visit and will not be our last .

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1.0Dined on April 1, 2018

This use to be my favorite restaurant. Brought my best friend and his brother to this restaurant for dinner this last weekend. Our experience was extremely disappointing. I've been going to this restauranrt w/my wife for over ten years. I live in Pasadena so I chose to share this restaurant with my best friend. Food is good, prices are slightly higher than other comparable restaurants, it's Laguna. You get what you pay for w/everything in life. Value to dollar is negative here. The GM is pleasant but not present. I communicated to her about our terrible experience throughout the night and I left it up to her to make adjustments, nothing was really done about how disappointing our experience was for the evening. I couldn't tip less than 10% because the busser/runner was more active and present with our party than our server. I didn't want to penalize the busser/runner for the lack of professionalism from our server. I'm hoping our terrible server took care of him. Food is good not great, that's the only thing that was worthwhile. Everyone else in the restaurant was being attended to but because of our situation, possibly because my best friend and his brother are( POC ) we were sterotyped, I'm hoping that wasn't the case but it's hard not to see it with the experience we received. I'll be taking myself off their mailing list and will going forward, give the other restaurants in the area my business. It's clear that Saphire doesn't value my patronage. They'll take my money but not really care for anything else. Thank you Saphire for making my best friends first experience with your restaurant a terrible one as well as making my experience so sh-it-ty. So disappointed. Good thing there are other restaurants in the Laguna area. Thank you for not caring.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We sat outside. There were heaters and a nice fire pit. Great service and food!

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2018

It was a beautiful sunny Friday and the views of the ocean were spectacular from the patio. The menu for lunch was somewhat limited, but the food was still very good. I had an omelet with a salad and both were tasty but nothing exceptional. My friend had a burger which she ate every bite of! The service for the most part was good but a bit slow at times...it was also Good Friday so lots of tourists in Laguna.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Wonderful restaurant with a truly great menu. If you are looking for delicious food and great service this is the place to be.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Great local’s restaurant. Great ambiance coupled with an interesting and diverse menu. Enjoy!

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

The patio seating was very comfortable for a bunch of out of towners visiting Laguna. View and ambience was wonderful. Even though it is on the North side of the street (PCH) view is good. Food is slightly eclectic representing a global selection of plates. Moroccan. Indian. Hong kong. French. Hawaiian. But overall very well done. The Moroccan lamb shoulder and cous cous was great. Also wine selection was fair and good. Had a good bottle of tempranillo for $52. I would go back

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Lunch at the Sapphire Laguna was excellent. Parking is convenient and the interior ambiance is attractive. The lunch menu is somewhat limited but sufficient for the needs of both of us. The server arranged for a special salad for my lunch mate. The food was excellent, especially the rolls served in place of bread.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Went for brunch and had a great table outside with an ocean view. The food and drinks were great! Service was a little slow and could sense stress from our server. All together though it was still a great experience and will definitely return.

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Our server Vanessa was outstanding with her personal detail, her food and desert recommendation, and perfect timing! We had a wonderful delicious evening and will go again!!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Delicious food and responsive, unpretentious service. Plus, John Barber's glass creations and the history of the old Pottery Shack.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Beautiful food, wonderful service

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Great food and service

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Great meal and service

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Delicious food, great service, all around wonderful dinner. Would definitely recommend!

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Great Laguna secret is Sapphire! Highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Great food for restarant week love the decor

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

I was on a business trip along with 5 other colleagues. We spent 3 nights in the Laguna area and this was by far our favorite place. The atmosphere was great, specialty cocktails had a unique flare and the meal was simply scrumptious.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

We loved the atmosphere sitting on the deck and relaxing. The food was so tasty especially the shoe string fries.

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3.0Dined on March 9, 2018

The Waiter and Busboys need to be retrained in anticipating needs of the diner.

The Waiter never came back to see how our lunch entree's were or if we needed anything. We had to flag down the busboys and various waiters more than once to get refills on water/drinks. I would really like to have salt/pepper on the table without having to ask for it.

The desserts are AMAZING! Bread pudding with ice cream and chocolate creme brulee with a toasted marshmallow on top. Yummy!

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

Great food - great service - fabulous cocktails! A little pricey but worth it.

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Sapphire is one of our favorite restaurants in Laguna Beach, and consistently good. It is nice that the menu changes seasonally. The outdoor patio is a lovely spot for lunch or dinner when the weather is nice, and the indoor dining and bar area is very cozy and cabin like. This particular day we had a Saturday lunch on the patio with friends, and they offered lunch and Brunch type choices, so everyone was happy. They were kinda busy that day, and the service was not up to their usual top level, but we will go back anyway.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

We had Sunday Brunch for my birthday; food was delicious and perfect outdoor seating with an ocean view! Our waiter Marvin was a true gem!

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Great environment. The staff is great... excellent service.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

I went to Sapphire for the 1st time with a bunch of my girlfriends on 1/24/18. The manager was very accommodating with the seating. Antonio, our waiter, was the best, very attentive, friendly and accommodating, can't beat his service. Food was excellent

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