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Sapphire Laguna

4.6
1064 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Global, International
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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 Theresa Lee at 949.715.0144 or via email: Theresal@sapphirellc.com
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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 lunch and dinner 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, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1064 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.7
ambience
4.3
value
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Great Food, great Service!! We thoroughly enjoyed our meal. They do meat and fish really well. One of they best places in OC!

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OpenTable Diner (London)
3.0  Dined 5 days ago

Long delays. Overall average

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Service was above and beyond. Casual elegance. A lot of healthy choices with a flair. Delicious meal, we'll definitely come back.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Birthday and Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
4.0  Dined 7 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.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Great cocktails at the bar and exceptional attention by bar staff. Table was perfect and noise level low meaning easy to talk and hear comfortably. Food and wine absolutely superb. Our waiter was the only issue. Maybe he was having a bad day, as he showed no interest in us. Despite that we had one of the best Valentines Day dinners ever!!

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
4.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

As always, very solid food offerings. We were here for the Valentine's Day prefix menu. Plenty of great choices.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Orange County)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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InfoSherpa (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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stewball (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

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

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Hung (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 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.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on February 3, 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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vipOpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  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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vipCanadianCari (Manitoba)
4.0  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.

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Shekhinah (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 29, 2018

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

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