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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

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

97% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (21)
Special Occasion (19)
Good for a Date (18)
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Romantic (17)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
Worth the Drive (15)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Casual (14)
Good for Anniversaries (13)
Creative Cuisine (13)
Scenic View (13)
Cozy (11)
Fun (10)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Great for Brunch (9)
Great for Lunch (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Local Ingredients (8)
Notable Wine List (7)
Authentic (6)
Business Meals (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Seasonal (5)
Waterfront (5)
People Watching (5)
Healthy (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Organic (1)
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·Dined a day ago

Birthday and Anniversary

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 (Orange County)·Dined 3 days ago

Outstanding service. Special accommodation for one guest at our table with strict dietary requirements. They went above and beyond to get her what she needed. The barramundi was great. Will definitely return.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Orange County)·Dined 4 days ago

They were 45 minutes late getting us to our table. Terrible service. Valentines dinner, overpriced.

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 (Orange County)·Dined 4 days ago

We always come to celebrate each other -- and life in paradise. You never disappoint.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View
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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 11, 2018

We have been loyal customers of Sapphire for several years. Food always excellent as well as service.

Tags: Fun, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine
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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 11, 2018

We visited Saphire for dinner with an out-of-town guest before going to a performance at the Laguna Playhouse. We were seated promptly at an outside table. The heaters were very effective, so even though it was after dark, it was very pleasant. The service attentive and prompt -- we told them we had an 8 O-clock curtain and they made sure we were served promptly so that we could enjoy our food and the ambiance. We had chicken pot pie, steak with truffled fries, and swordfish. All were delicious. Saphire is definitely a place to come for original and delicious food, and an inviting atmosphere.

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 4, 2018

We have been going to Sapphire since it opened and always loved it until Saturday night. The food was horrible. My husband had the pot pie. It was clearly microwaved. The inside was nuclear hot and the crust was a doughy mess. I ordered the octopus salad good but half the size. The burrimundi(sp) fish was literally swimming in oil. I mentioned it to the server at the bar and was offered dessert. They had been notified when I ordered I had a dairy allergy, all their desserts have dairy. I suggested to take off one of my drinks. Answer no. I was also told I’ve ordered that dish before and liked it... untrue never had it before. Then went home woke up 3:00am itchy and welts all over my body. A favorite restaurant is now off the list. No wonder there was hardly anyone in the place.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Had a wonderful lunch on the patio. Service was excellent as was the food. Menu choices were varied from omelette to hamburger. Lots of variety. Sat outside which was lovely

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 (Manitoba)·Dined on January 30, 2018

We have been to Sapphire for lunch twice when visiting Laguna. The lovely, friendly hostess seated us at a table on the patio both times. We came a second time for the Kobe Burger, which did not disappoint! The first visit, we also enjoyed the fish tacos which were great! Our last visit we ordered a curry dish which we didn't care for. It was whisked away with no charge and we happily shared the burger! We will come again.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Excellent, excellent, excellent. Amazing food.
Patio could have more space between tables. Very crowded.

Tags: Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Casual, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Paleo Friendly, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Enjoyed eating on the patio. Food was tasty and chef accommodated gluten free request.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Service was terrible. We sat at our table for over 30 minutes before my husband had to get up to find a waiter.

Tags: Happy Hour, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 25, 2018

We got there before the dinner menu was out but they had a prime rib steak on the Sunset Menu and it was amazing. The portion was huge but it tasted so good I couldn't stop eating. Very nice place.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Our server was fantastic! I can't recall her name, but she made excellent recommendations and was perfectly attentive.

Tags: Cozy
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Nice ambience. Good service. Food was so so.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Food and service were fantastic! Loved sitting outside on the patio! Thanks!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 14, 2018

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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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 6, 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 5, 2018

Great experience. Great food. Choose this place!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 5, 2018

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 4, 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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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 29, 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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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on December 28, 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 24, 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 23, 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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vip
 (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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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on December 16, 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 15, 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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 (Orange County)·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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 (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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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 9, 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 29, 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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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 29, 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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 28, 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 26, 2017

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

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