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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

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

At Sapphire Laguna, we offer a romantic dining room and a cozy outdoor fireplace on our patio, where you can savor the views of the Pacific Ocean! Beginning at 5pm on Wednesday, February 14th we will be offering an unforgettable 3-course prix fixe menu. Reservations are highly recommended.

Sapphire Laguna Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.7

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (24)
Romantic (20)
Special Occasion (18)
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Good for a Date (18)
Neighborhood Gem (16)
Creative Cuisine (16)
Good for Anniversaries (15)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Casual (14)
Worth the Drive (14)
Scenic View (12)
Cozy (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Great for Brunch (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Great for Lunch (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Fun (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
People Watching (7)
Waterfront (7)
Business Meals (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Healthy (5)
Seasonal (5)
Authentic (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Happy Hour (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

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.

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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food5
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

We came to Sapphire with friends and I must say it was quite disappointing. The service was not good, the corkage fee was outrageous especially since the waiter didn't even poor our wine, and the food was over priced.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Great experience. Great food. Choose this place!

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food5
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Quick service, personalized, and not hovering over you all the time

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 5, 2018

We've missed this spot in the past, as it closes for renovations the first week in January. Lucky us, they closed a week later this year. Food was wonderful, service was excellent. It features one of the best wine lists in the country. A five star dinner!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation
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food5
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great food and wonderful service. The management is top-notch!

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Casual, Great for Brunch, Scenic View
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 30, 2017

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...

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 30, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Romantic, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Scenic View
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vip
 (Memphis)·Dined on December 29, 2017

We sat outside on the patio. The car noise was a bit loud, but it was still nice. The service was wonderful as was the food. We have been there several times, and it has always been good!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 29, 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Seasonal
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Our family very much enjoyed Christmas dinner at Sapphire Laguna...the special menu they had...from the appetizer course to the desserts were amazing!! We will definitely return again (hopefully soon).

Tags: Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Casual
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Great variety on the menu! Not your average dinner selection. We had the eggplant, Argentine swordfish, Moroccan lamb and lobster ravioli. Superior understated casual dining.$$$$

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Healthy, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 17, 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 17, 2017

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.

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food3
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Great food, one of the few places in Laguna with a fantastic wine list!

Tags: Scenic View, Gluten Free Options
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 16, 2017

medium came out as well-done, although they happily replaced the steak....it was tasty but of average quality. Salmon was excellent. Service was on top of things, but sort of too much of a know-it-all

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Everything about the lunch was excellent. We sat far out on the lovely patio, so the traffic noise was at times annoying...motorcycles, etc. But was wonderful experience nevertheless. We will return.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Sadly, the food today was not very good. In fact the fish tacos were horrible, but my partner did not want to send them back. We have eaten here historically and it has been good. Must have been an off day.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Scenic View
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food2
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Sapphire is one of my favorite restaurants in Laguna Beach. It never disappoints.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Authentic, Romantic, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining
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food5
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

The Beef Tenderloin and Rib Eye were great, but the Lobster Ravioli that came with the Beef Tenderloin was amazing.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Great food and service as always! Flavorful dishes.

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 30, 2017

Our first time there - everyone from the hostess to the gentleman refilling our water was on top of their game! The food was delicious. We will return!

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 29, 2017

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Romantic, People Watching
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 27, 2017

A family favorite of ours. Best outdoor dining in Laguna. The people watching along PCH is fun, too.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving was bountiful . . . my first without cooking! The choices were great and the only exception I would make on the Prix Fixe menu for Thanks is too big of a salad! Will return soon!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Great food

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Always amazing food and wonderful ambiance, truly one of the great restaurants along the Orange County Coast

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Romantic, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Gluten Free Options, Tasting Menu, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Great place. Love the outdoor patio. Food is delicious. Highly recommended.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

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!

Tags: People Watching, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Romantic
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 12, 2017

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 on November 11, 2017

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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 (Caribbean)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Excellent food and awesome service. We we're in a hurry since we had theatre tickets. All the wait staff helped expedite our order and food so that we could make it to our play on time. Yet they did in the most polite manner.

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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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