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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.
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Hours of Operation:
Sat, Sun 9:00 am–3:00 pm
Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:30 pm
Mon–Fri 2:30 pm–5:30 pm
Sat, Sun 3:00 pm–4:30 pm
Mon–Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–10:30 pm
Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–11:00 pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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
Validated parking in the structure behind Sapphire Laguna for lunch and dinner guests.
Mass transit and the Laguna Beach Shuttle stops are adjacent to the restaurant.
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
Sapphire Laguna Ratings and Reviews
Sunday lunch for 3, Kobe burgers and omlete. Burgers and fries excellent cooked to perfection, again fries good. Omlete was delicious extra for a 4th ingredient though. Parking was easy in the garage behind the shopping center, free with token fron one of the shops or restaurant. Recommend reservation for patio if a nice sunny day, traffic can get loud.
A beautiful spot to be and especially share with out of town guests! The hostess was great, keeping us posted on our reservation/seating outside... However not sure of the point of a reservation if the restaurant can't "guarantee outside seating...?" Additionally it was not that busy but the service was marginal as well as the food. Normally an amazing experience in the past, however this time was just so-so...
Sapphire Laguna is one of our favorite restaurants, and we return year after year, where we always enjoy great food and service. This year I ventured from my favorite dish, the beef tenderloin & lobster ravioli, and ordered the swordfish --- it was SO good!! Can't wait to go back as we just love the atmosphere at this beloved restaurant.
Sapphire offers an interesting menu with an international flavor, and never disappoints. The menu changes seasonally. They are very consistent in quality and service. The interior is a comfortable cabin like ambiance, and their outdoor patio is a wonderful place when the weather is nice.
We are longtime Sapphire dinner clients. We always book the patio for sunset. This was our first time at brunch, and it was wonderful. My husband had the fried chicken biscuit entree and said it was the best fried chicken of his LIFE. My mother and I ordered the omelet and pancakes and shared them. Pancakes were fluffy beyond belief with a citrus berry syrup that was a great compliment. We will definitely do brunch again. We also had the brunch cocktail which was pumpkin based and great. At dinner, we almost always order the feature cocktail and enjoy it immensely.
Service is outstanding as is the ambiance. We sat outside for Sunday brunch and the comfort level was great. Our waiter and staff were excellent. The drinks were pretty tasty too. How we the food was marginal at best. There were six of us and tryed several dishes but none stood out. The Benedict duo was in par with average at best. English muffins aren’t toasted which made them taste dry. The Canadian bacon was thick and dry. Smoked salmon tasted good but not enough on the muffin. The eggs were cooked perfect though. Sauce was meh. The beef hash was nothing like a beef hash. It was some strange combination of diced tomatoes and some kind of sweet slightly spicy meet thing. Not bad but not beef hash. Chicken and biscuit was pale and boring. At the end I’d recommend this place as a hang with friends out/cocktail hang out while sitting outside but if you want good food I’d try some other spot.
Sapphire never fails to deliver. Bruce was our waiter, if you are lucky enough to get him, you did well. He is affable, knowledgeable without being intrusive. It was my first date with this beautiful woman, food sublime as was the service. We are planning our second date you'll be happy to know. Make reservations several days ahead.
We had a wonderful experience at Sapphire Laguna. Carter the host was most friendly and told us where we could park; our waiter, Brad, was attentive and helpful with our food choices; and the FOOD!!!! Fabulous! With our wine, I had the Argentinian Swordfish with roasted potatoes and my husband had the grilled ribeye with truffle fries. We also had the Greek octopus salad as an appetizer to die for! We were celebrating our anniversary, and although we were too full to order dessert, Brad surprised us with a celebration sorbet on the house! The whole experience was just perfect and we would go there again! Thank you, Brad, for all you did!
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!
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.
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