Nirvana Grille - Laguna Beach
Excellent food. Had a great night !!! We will be back real soon.
Food, ambiance, and staff outstanding, a great Laguna Beach asset.
Favorite spot. Threat food and atmosphere.
When we were seated, we saw red wine stains on the table linen and pointed it out to the owner who had seated us. She said when it was laundered they did not get the stains out. We moved to another booth. We observed the booth behind us also asked to be seated at another table. They then changed the linens on these tables. We also observed that the booths have rips in the leather, which doesn't make a good impression for this caliber restaurant. We have always enjoyed the food but feel the linens should be changed before each seating. They may also want to consider recovering the booths. We did enjoy the food, but the evening did not start on a good note.
Our family lives in Aliso Viejo. We had relatives staying in Laguna Beach so we met them at Nirvana for dinner. I found your restaurant on a Google search for eateries in LB that serve organic & locally sourced food. We were very pleased with the ambience and the service. Nirvana has a contemporary yet cozy feel, bright but intimate at the same time. The wait staff was helpful without hovering, which we appreciated having not seen our relatives in a few years. The menu had great variety and many options that you don't often see available in most restaurants, like your Beef Stroganoff. The food was absolutely delicious. My husband ordered scallops and declared they were the best he has ever eaten. My sea bass was buttery and cooked to perfection. One person in our party had the vegetable plate , which she thoroughly enjoyed. All of us ate everything on our plate. Thank you for a lovely dinner and evening!
This restaurant never fails to succeed! It is a wonderful place to go for a before-the-play dinner. The service is attentive and if you let them know you have tickets to the Laguna Playhouse, they go out of their way to make sure your entire meal is completed in plenty of time to walk to the theater. The food is always outstanding, as it was on our last visit. I had the swordfish, which was perfectly cooked and more than enough for a 2nd meal, with a delicious risotto accompaniment. My husband had the steak which he said was outstanding and cooked to perfection, with mashed potatoes and all were piping hot - one of his major complaints at most restaurants when something comes out of the kitchen only lukewarm. Not so at Nirvana Grille! The beef strogonoff and the sea bass were amazing, according to our friends. The service was impeccable, helpful and courteous. We are never disappointed here and go back over and over again - and will continue to do so.
We are at Nirvana for our anniversary. It couldn’t have been better. The food was made to perfection and the service was outstanding.
Great Food, Drinks and Atmosphere. Family owners Luis and Lindsay Smith-Rosales make you feel like special guests in their lovely home. Favorite restaurant in the OC!
Some of the best food I’ve ever tasted. Lovely surroundings. And one can carry on a conversation! Fabulous.
Fabulous food; outstanding service. We tried some new salads and sides and were impressed.
The room was almost empty Friday evening. Overall a pleasant evening but the ambiance was lacking. Hard to pinpoint but we felt like we were a distraction. Could hardly hear the music.
Food was quite good though. "kitchen Sink" salad very good. Almost a meal itself.
Food is always incredible!!!
We enjoyed outstanding albacore and salmon dishes - perfectly prepared (not overcooked!). The service was excellent as well, and the dining room is very nice and quiet.
We booked at the last minute and the place was packed. We were grateful to get in. Thank you for a fantastic dinner again!
Terrific restaurant. The service was excellent and friendly. The food was delicious, and the prices are reasonable, hard to find in Laguna Beach. We will be back, and we highly recommend. Hoping to try the rooftop deck next time.
wonderful new fall menu, FABULOUS. Nice atmosphere and excellent food and service.
A real gourmet treat.
We had a wonderful dinner at Nirvana grill while on vacation in Laguna. The food was fresh, well prepared and delicious. Loved the desserts in particular. They were trying a new menu so most items were 50% off which made everything a great value. Would have been quite pricey otherwise.
Excellent flavor in all of our selections however I must say the scallops were a bit overdone in my opinion
Fabulous new menu preview!! Excellent wine list. Range of choices for entre was broad. Appetizers and salad selections were perfect. Noise level was like dining at a private club. Wait service was impressive. Dessert selection was wonderful! Try the house made goat cheese and maple ice cream with chopped apples!! What a marvelous delight!!
Our pre-theater dinner was tasty and our server was attentive. The only drawback was we were seated next to the reception desk so it was quite busy and not very private. We appreciated being able to park in The Plaza Shopping Center for both the restaurant and theater -- very convenient!
It was delicious! There is something for everyone on the menu.
We were greeted and seated immediately with our reservation. Kyle our server was great as well as the busser. Food was delicious. Only issue was the noise level. Will definitely go again!!
The food was very good. The service was outstanding. The chef was very approachable and the overall experience was very pleasant. We will definitely come back again and recommend it to our friends and family. This is a super nice, romantic, and quiet restaurant. We were very pleased - Andre
Although a bit pricey the food was very good. The waiter was hesitant about bringing out bread.
When I asked for a substitute of vegetables over potatoes he wanted to charge me extra and then backed off. Other than that the food was delicious. I would recommend it for a pleasant evening.
The grilled romaine salad with salmon was outstanding!!
The menu was impressive. Something for everyone.
We shared plates and every one was delightful.
Sat up top and it was very nice.
Excellent service too! Highly recommend
Nirvana Grille is my first choice for dining in Laguna Beach. The food is fresh, the service excellent and the reception welcoming. I gave it only a 4 star this visit for the following reasons- the restaurant was unusually crowded, resulting in slower than usual service and food a little cooler than my preference of 'piping hot.'
The food at Nirvana Grill is good and the service is attentive. It’s a restaurant we like going back to and they have a consistent great experience.
When I want to impress guests I alway bring
them here . We like to start out with the chicken wontons and muscles . Please make sure you ask for bread because the sauce is just sooo good . The heirloom burrata salad is so fresh and glaze delicioso . The salmon is always in point with crispy salmon skin on the outside . The pork loin is tender and full of flavor . The rock fish is light and served w a side of rice and fresh organic zucchini ! The kids menu is not a typical menu . They have filet mignon on kids menu 🤩 which my daughter loved . The homemade goat cheese ice cream is like no other ! My son could not stop eating it !!!
Imaginative menu. Attentive and non- intrusive service. Highly recommend
We love this place. Romantic and amazing food. Can't get enough of the stuffed Pasilla chili!! Mussels rock as well as the corn and veggie plate!
Love the freshness year and fantastic diversity of choices
We made a reservation for dinner before the Pageant of Masters on Friday night. Even though we got to the restaurant earlier than planned, we were seated immediately.The service was wonderful. We got full attention from the waiter and other servers and felt pampered and well taken care of. The menu is focused on healthy eating habits and has good choices of locally sourced food, as well as organically grown meat choices. I am glad we took our friend from Italy there. Although, we had to explain that not all chicken is “free range” here, as that was a surprise for a European. I’ve ordered rockfish and it was great. Had very good food and great time at Nirvana Grille
We've been there numerous times- this is out go to restaurant for birthdays, anniversaries or when out of town guests are visiting.
The menu is always unique and the vegetarian dishes are outstanding.
We love the restaurant but the parking is always a lil’ hellish.
We dined on the patio before going to the Pageant of the Masters with friends. Nirvana Grill has my favorite vegetarian platter full of delicious fresh vegetables. One person said her fish tacos were excellent. One member had the gnocchi and said it was just a little heavy for a summer dinner. All in all everyone enjoyed the food.
I was surprised by the ambience and the service because it was cafe and I thought it was a little more than casual but it was much better than my expectation and food was delicious! We really enjoyed every bite and service.
We arrived at 5:25 for 5:30 reservations. Only one table of 4 in restaurant but 3 servers standing around at the bar with their back to us. It took our server 12 min to visit us. Not even..greeting can I get you water or drink. This was one of our favorites but overall service with 4 total tables/10 people in restaurant you would think it would have been great meal great service.
Incredible evening. Seating a little tight ... noise level a tad high.
Tried to go there for lunch on our 2nd date 7 years ago ... weren't open for lunch.
Moved to my ranch in No Cal ... came back to OC for vaca ... and had dinner there.
Glad we did
Enjoyed the ambience; service was excellent; food was very good, however the noise level was quite high. We loved that the menu included small plates along with 1/2 order of various entrees. We plan to return and will encourage our friends to make a visit.