Sapphire Laguna

4.5
1301 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Global, International
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.

Specials

LATE NITE HAPPY HOUR!

We're really excited to introduce a LATE NITE HAPPY HOUR at Sapphire Laguna! Offering new specials in the bar - we're talking about cocktails, wines by the glass, craft beer and amazing eats at special pricing!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: May 27, 2019

Ends: May 28, 2118

Availability: Mon-Thu 8:00PM-10:30PM

Father's Day Special Menus & Reservations

We all know that Dad does not want breakfast in bed, he wants to be outdoors, sinking his teeth into crave-able food and sipping on cool cocktails! Luckily, we're offering a special 3-Course Father's Day Brunch that is guaranteed to please!

Sunday, June 16, 2019

What 1301 People Are Saying
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SW
Orange County
24 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

This is one of our favorite restaurants and we love the shower. We always look forward to going here. The service was very lacking on a Saturday evening, and they were not very busy. Maybe they’re not so busy because the services and so great. The food was excellent. We had to ask several times for more water, and bread. Unfortunately they were not on there a game on Saturday night.

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LV
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visiting from the UK, had our last meal there 3 of us has the Ribeye Steak with truffle fries. It was delicious. My husband had the beef medallion with lobster ravioli again delicious. Would thoroughly recommend this restaurant.

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LC
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

Not impressed with the staff. But the food is undeniably good. The hosts were bad. The waiter was not good. But as I said the food is really great. But we also like the overall dining experience. It was a birthday celebration and our family called ahead to set up a special surprise and the staff never carried it off. Very upsetting to the family !! They are missing a beat by not having big front house folks who like to communicate and offer hospitality.

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JL
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

I ordered the rib steak and it was a thin (about a quarter inch) piece of okay rib steak drowned in sauce. For the price I would have expected a bit thicker piece of meat. A little less sauce would be better as well

Sapphire Laguna
Responded a day ago

Dear Janis, Thank you so much for visiting and for taking the time to leave a review. I want to apologize that you didn't have an amazing experience with us. Your comment will be address with the team. Once again, we appreciate your honest review and we hope that you give us the opportunity to provide you with the flawless dining experience that our guests are usually accustomed to. Sincerely, Sapphire Management

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JM
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my second visit to Sapphire and it is one of my favorite spots anywhere. The food and drinks are excellent. The staff, and in particular our waiter Bruce, go out their way to make the evening memorable. I will be back.

Sapphire Laguna
Responded a day ago

Greetings JMPaine, Thank you so much for sharing your kind words and review. We are so humbled that you enjoyed the food, drinks and service from Bruce. We truly appreciate your support and hope to see you again soon! Thank you.

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K
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great first experience. Really great service. Will come again!

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GM
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Service was very good and it's a nice location, but the food was meh and WAY overpriced.

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GC
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The mother's day brunch was absolutely fantastic! The shrimp cocktail was a creative composition and tasted light and fresh. The eggs benedict was equally delicious. Absolutely outstanding.

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n
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

I made reservations weeks in advance. It's more of an outdoor restaurant, but when we arrived, they placed us inside, at the back. There were lots of empty patio tables outside, but the hosts said it won't be available for hours. Skipping forward to when we left, some of those tables were still open. Not happy about this.

The food is very mediocre. I ordered a medium rare burger, but ended up well done. My dad's shrimp udon noodle was completely flavorless. The miso salmon salad was exactly just that, miso dressing and standard salmon. The fried chicken burger was fine, nothing special. Perhaps this is considered pretty good in this area - and they are pricing more on location rather than taste of food.

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CD
Orange County
19 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent. Great atmosphere inside and outside. Waiter was attentive and knowledgeable regarding g the menu. All in, a wonderful dinning experience!

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KL
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a tight schedule as we were going to Laguna Playhouse for a performance. Service was fast. The staff was attentive and friendly. The food was delicious and my husband had diet restrictions and the chef was accommodating. The ambiance was romantic. Would highly recommend Sapphire Laguna for great, food, service and ambience.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We experienced very good food. I highly recommend the Hong Kong shrimp.

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TM
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

The menu is interesting, but limited. Prices are high. Prime Rib was tough and not very special. Service was excellent and made the meal enjoy

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FL
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We sat outside, and they turned on heat lamps so it was comfortable. We shared lamb dumplings and I had the salmon. Everything tasted fresh and well seasoned. Great flavors and good cocktails. It’s definitely a more expensive option, but all of Laguna Beach is spendy, and it’s worth it for great food!

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OT
Los Angeles
239 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Have not dined here in a while. The food has become better. I noticed some ‘commonality’ with menus of other restaurants in their ‘chain’. I’d say the atmosphere is ‘casual, California fine dining’. And, the food is a bit higher end than that. I’d keep this place in my rotation of high-end dining / special occasion restaurants. But, it is a bit pricey for everyday dining - although the atmosphere might suggest it.

Sapphire Laguna
Responded on April 28, 2019

Dear OpenTableMan, Thank you for sharing your kind words and review. We truly appreciate your feedback and we're so humbled that you enjoyed your dining experience with us. We look forward to welcoming you back again. Thank you.

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NH
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Very expensive. Food was excellent for the four of us, except for my wifes crab cakes (she found them very dry) and carrott cake (very dry). Eggs benedict was awesome, as was cheicken dish. So wifey wasnt impressed, and total bill for Easter brunch was $380 for four hmmmmm. Which also didnt help. Great people watching though!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 1

The hostess was rude... we waited over an hour for a reservation , no one offered water on a hot day standing outside with a 90 year old gma.

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OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Easter Brunch was delicious! Our only sigh was the amount of money for Eggs Benedict entree. We loved every thing else about the afternoon visit tremendously! Thank you.

Sapphire Laguna
Responded on April 23, 2019

We appreciate your message regarding your experience at our restaurant. We can ensure you that our staff takes your feedback very serious and we will continue to improve communication regarding our special prix fixe menu pricing for holidays. We are pleased that you enjoyed the Eggs Benedict and we look forward to serving you again.

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

All the food was fresh and very satisfying. We had the citrus salad, coconut curry mahi mahi and the beef and lobster ravioli. The desserts looked good but we went for gelato. Easy free parking in the lot behind. Nice mixed crowd of couples and families enjoying the weekend. Looking forward to our next visit.

Sapphire Laguna
Responded on April 23, 2019

Thank you so much for your kind words and review. We are thrilled to hear that you had a lovely dining experience with us and we look forward to serving you again! Thank you for your support.

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D
Central Coast
39 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visiting our friends who live in the area and we all wanted to try this place . Food was great and our server Vanessa was wonderful and very helpful ! Salmon was great and the seasonal cobbler ( apple ) was yummy ! Th chips were great for an appetizer and I had the salmon for the entree and it was yummy !

Sapphire Laguna
Responded on April 22, 2019

Greetings Dtrione, We are truly so happy that you and your friends had a great experience with us. Thank you for your kind words and review. We appreciate you as a fan and look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Thank you!

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d
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Beautiful setting, good food and always excellent service. My only complaint would be the man that spins around on the corner all day, distracting drivers and causing people to honk their horns as they go by. He talks constantly and seems a bit over medicated!! BUT, I've always loved the restaurant and all the staff are professional, food is always good, great cocktails!!

Sapphire Laguna
Responded on April 22, 2019

Dear Tdeborahb, Thank you for sharing your kind words and review. We are truly so happy that you had a great dining experience with us. We appreciate your support and look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Thank you.

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D
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was great. We sat at a table adjacent to the bar so it was very loud. Service was very good.

Sapphire Laguna
Responded on April 22, 2019

Dear Davek, Thank you so much for sharing your dining experience at Sapphire. We are humbled that you enjoyed the food and service. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Thank you.

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d
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Food was very good, but service was poor. Our waiter couldn't answer simple questions about the food and drink menu.

By the way, the secondary service (bringing out plates, clearing plates, filling water) was excellent. It was just our waiter that was rather absent and unaware of the restaurant's offerings.

Too bad. Otherwise a nice place.

Please train your wait staff.

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PK
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been there many times and every time I want to go back! Love this place

Sapphire Laguna
Responded on April 22, 2019

Greetings PichakK, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a wonderful review. We strive to give our customers the best experience possible, so we truly appreciate your support and feedback. We look forward to seeing you again. Thank you

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L
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always wonderful!!

Sapphire Laguna
Responded on April 22, 2019

Dear Lianne, Thank you so much for sharing your review. We are truly so happy that you had a great experience dining with us and look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Thank you!

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MG
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing! This was our first time at Sapphire and it did not disappoint. The waiter was attentive without being overly rushing through the courses. Our meal was delicious. We all had different dishes and they were all superb. From the steak to the fish to the mussels, we enjoyed this place immensely. I definitely recommend eating here!
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Sapphire Laguna
Responded on April 22, 2019

Dear MichelleG, Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful review. We are truly so happy that you had a great experience dining with us and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Thank you!

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KB
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The barramundi fish was INCREDIBLE! And the service was off the chart. Would come back again.

Sapphire Laguna
Responded on April 3, 2019

Greetings KathyleenB, Thank you so much for your kind words. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience with us. We truly appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review and we look forward to seeing you again soon! Sapphire

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F
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and drink, immediate seating. Lovely

Sapphire Laguna
Responded on April 4, 2019

Thank you so much for your kind words and review. We are so happy that you had a great experience and we look forward to serving you again! Sapphire Management

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E
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Highly recommend. The service was amazing, food was delicious and the view breathtaking.

Sapphire Laguna
Responded on April 4, 2019

Greetings Esteban, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a wonderful review. We are so pleased to hear your dining experience was enjoyable. We truly appreciate your support and feedback and we look forward to seeing you again! Thank you.

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OT
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

waiter great as was the food great ambiance

Sapphire Laguna
Responded on April 4, 2019

We are so pleased you enjoyed your experience at Sapphire. Thank you so much for your kind words and for taking the time to leave us a wonderful review. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Sapphire Management

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KJ
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was prepared great and was delicious but the portions were more European, aka small.

Sapphire Laguna
Responded on April 4, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave us an honest review about your recent experience at Sapphire Laguna. We strive to give our customers the best experience possible, so we truly appreciate your feedback. Thank you.

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BF
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Came here with old friends to catch up. The atmosphere was cozy yet vibrant. The background music was at the perfect level, adding atmosphere while allowing us to hear each other. The menu offered a good variety of dishes. The food however was not as wonderful as I had hoped from previous reviews. I could not even detect the saffron in my seafood linguine with saffron cream sauce. I'm not a huge fan of cream sauces for pasta, yet chose this dish because of the saffron. The service was excellent and friendly.

Sapphire Laguna
Responded on March 27, 2019

Thank you for visiting Sapphire and taking the time to leave a review. We strive to give our customers the best experience possible, so we truly appreciate your feedback. I would like to apologize that the seafood linguine was not as delicious as expected. We hope that you give us the opportunity in the future to provide you with the flawless food and service experience that our guests are usually accustomed to. Thank you.

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L
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always stellar!

Sapphire Laguna
Responded on March 27, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave such a delightful review! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Thank you.

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was great but service is very slow. Off-peak, relatively empty and too damn slow.

Sapphire Laguna
Responded on March 20, 2019

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We are pleased that you enjoyed food. We can assure you that our staff takes your feedback regarding service seriously and we will continue to improve on our end so that you can have a better experience the next time you visit us. We hope to have the opportunity to serve you again in the future. Thank you. Sapphire Management

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Extremely slow service and two out of the three of us got violently sick after eating the fish and chips.

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MS
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Great service. Food was great too. I was annoyed with the reservation. I specially asked for a table on the patio and called to make sure however when we got there the table was not ready they scrambled to put something together but inside telling me all the outside tables are reserved.... even though there were empty tables out there... that was really annoying since we could have gone other places. We had a special celebration and we really wanted to stay on the patio... otherwise food was great.... the kids food though was mediocre

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Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and Cassandra went above and beyond to make sure that our family got the exact outdoor dining experience we were looking for.

Sapphire Laguna
Responded on March 20, 2019

Thank you for sharing your kind words and review. We truly value your feedback and are so humbled that you and your family got the experience you were looking for at Sapphire. We appreciate the wonderful comment addressing Cassandra as well. Hope to welcome you back again soon! Thank you.

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San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

After being ignored for about 30 minutes with multiple servers passing our table, we asked the hostess to send a server to our table. He was unapologetic when he arrived at our table. Our drink order was wrong and the rest of the experience did not improve.

We had reservations but our table was not ready when we arrived. We were eventually seated outside even though we did not request outside seating or asked if we wanted it in the first place.

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f
Philadelphia
55 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently the best place around! Great food, excellent service—best in OC—and they’re always changing up their menu. Never been disappointed.

Sapphire Laguna
Responded on March 20, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave such a wonderful review. We are honored to hear that the food, service and seasonal menu options are all enjoyable. We appreciate your kinds words and look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Thank you.

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p
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

We enjoyed the food and the experience. However, there was a large table of people very close to us, and that made our area of the restaurant very noisy.

Sapphire Laguna
Responded on March 14, 2019

Dear pops, I appreciate your message regarding your experience at our restaurant. I can ensure you that our staff takes your feedback to consideration and we will continue to improve on our end, so that you can have a more enjoyable dining experience the next time you visit. Thank you. Sapphire Management

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