Nirvana Grille - Laguna Beach
Wild Mushroom Ravioli
sun dried tomato, artichoke cream sauce, goat cheese, parmesan, basil, pine nuts
4oz Filet Mignon
decadent layered espresso ice cream, chocolate truffle gelato, gluten free chocolate crust, macadamia nuts, chocolate sauce & fresh whipped cream
We had a wonderful first time experience here... great ambiance, service and food!
Nirvan is my favorite place to have dinner and celebrate my Birthday every year. We sat outside although a bit noisy on Broadway but still had a lovely evening. The food is always spectacular in their offerings which change regularly depending on seasons. Lindsey is a warm thoughtful person and always wants to know how you liked the food. She's a hands on gal.
Food was good, service was terrible. They must have lost a bartender the night we visited. The owner was behind the bar and out of the kitchen. Service was a disaster all night.
The food was good but not that great. Service was Ok but not great either. Overall, we enjoyed our meal here.
We enjoyed our meal but did feel prices were a bit inflated. Understand it is likely due to less being served but it would have been nice to have a bit more “finesse” for the price. Four of us, only two glasses of wine total not even a bottle and our bill was $275. Four entrees, 2 glasses of wine, 2 orders garlic bread. Little steep but enjoyed nonetheless.
Amazing food but the noise level was distracting and detracted from the experience.
I think it’s one of the best places to eat in Laguna
Everything met our expectations.
Service was a little bit slow but I feel it’s a new normal
Would highly recommend it
Yummy everything from appetizers to desert
Went here because it came up as a 'romantic restaurant' but it is definitely not. It's a casual spot for a good group of friends and family. Really good food though.
Our first time and we loved it. Si and Ishmael we super nice and helpful. GARLIC BREAD!!
Dinner for wife and I. Place is very charming. Service was very attentive. It was restaurant week (RW, not why we went), so we ordered off of the RW menu. Both mains were a slightly over-cooked. All in the food was good (4 star) and we would go to Nirvana again, but would probably not order off the RW menu next time.
Our dinner was an innovative presentation with the freshest of ingredients. The cocktails are also innovative.
This place was fabulous!!! I have been meaning to try it for some time now and I can’t wait to go back. We tried the $50 fixed price menu and the $40.
I am telling you that it is as good as the Studio at the Montage which is superb also. What a pleasant surprise for such an accessible restaurant owned by chill people. There were several items on the menu which I’ve never seen before like homemade goat milk ice cream with apple slices. It was so delicious and my hesitant friend tried a bite and loved it also. We had the steelhead bass and the rockfish as well as two different salads. Scrumptious! The plating was outstanding and the timing was excellent for two people carrying on an interesting conversation interrupted by gourmet dishes being served. The rooftop was just the right temperature and the sea air was refreshing. Friendly hostess, waiter and staff. There was even an attentive staff member who offered to show us an elevator as an alternative to the stairs. It couldn’t have been nicer and the social distancing was good also. There were a variety of ages and temperaments and a good time was had by all.
The place was understaffed and the young crew had a hard time accommodating guests. They forgot to take our order for entree and forgot to bring my second glass of wine. They did comp me the 2nd glass but it still showed up on the bill and had to be corrected
food took 2.5 hours to come out There was no comp either
Decent experience but they were busy because of restaurant week.
We were extremely excited to try this place out. We were not impressed at all. First off they served us our drinks pretty sloppy looking no garnishes martini had no olives even our second round of drinks asked for no Cheyenne and messed up and out Cheyenne on both of our drinks! Then came appetizers they took forever and we were missing one and had to tell them come to find out they ran out or it would take too long to make it. They gave us two different stories so we had to order something different. Our main course came and our food was cold and lacking flavor. My petite filet mignon was gross, fatty and tough. By time they came back to check on us we already began to eat our cold food when they offered to re cook it.... thanks but we were so turned off at this point. They literally messed up everything the entire night from our drinks to our appetizers to our dinner. I was extremely disappointed. Even if our food would have been warm and IF we had good service the food STILL lacked flavor and was totally not worth it. To think we paid $300 for this for the 3 of us. Only good meal was the garlic bread this was delicious if that was my only meal for the night I would have been happy. I can deal with bad service or running out of a food item if the food quality and flavor made up for it but it didn’t...
A nice restaurant with good food but perennially understaffed. Consequently, the meal drags out as the waiter has disappeared.
Food was great
I had branzini and it was awesome
The ambiance was also nice and romantic great for our anniversary celebration .
Excellent food & service. Never disappoints, year after year.
Food was superb. Lamb perfectly cooked, as was the Filet Mignon!
Not really following the covid rules, food was good but didn’t feel safe
Everything was wonderful!!
Fred was our server and he did such a great job! We were celebrating our engagement so the ambiance was just perfect!
The menu has a variety of delicious options and everything we ordered was perfectly prepared and delicious. It was fabulous because we were not in a rush. They are operating on a smaller staff so things take a little longer, but the wonderful food was worth the wait! Have a snack before going so that you can relax and enjoy the slower pace and an excellent dinner.
The service was impeccable -- very attentive staff. The food was just amazing -- fresh, wonderful. I will return here again!
Absolutely wonderful staff and service. Plus, the food was delicious. Get the muscles and frites, Seafood de Mare and the espresso ice cream and you will not regret it. 5 stars all around.
Great meal and excellent service. Shared the Kitchen Sink salad and Herb Salmon. Delicious!
Not impressed with Nirvana. Service was very poor; waited almost 30 minutes before getting drinks. Wait staff barely speak English. Wine was over priced and food was subpar. Skip this place.
During these times, getting out is a wonderful treat. Nivana does a great job as always.
Being seared was an ordeal. The hostess tried to seat us next to the bussing station, even though we had a reservation, and there were many other open tables. When we asked to sit somewhere else, we were initially told no. Only after we insisted were we seated at a table in a better spot. We watched this process repeat with other diners. They seemed to be trying to seat at the worst table first, and it was very rude. We nearly left. The server was fine, and the food was excellent. I hope they change their attitude toward diners when seating.
Food was fantastic - drinks not so much
The food was excellent and very big portions. I highly recommend the mushroom ravioli appetizer, I also liked my salmon.
Covid is in full swing in so cal, and I really think this restaurant did a great job of making all of us stay safe. They opened exterior windows and doors so even walking through the inside felt safe, and all the dining was outside in a shaded courtyard. The bathroom door was propped open, and all the employees wore masks. From all I could see, they really did do all they could to prevent COVID spread.
We felt unsafe. Tables were too close together. Some of the staff didn’t wear masks properly. Service was very slow.
Had dinner on the upper patio. The food was exquisite. We had the herb salmon and the blackened salmon with shrimp and scallops. Both were generous portions. We also had the Chile artichoke appetizer. You don't get a lot of bread, so order the homemade garlic toast. Cap it off with molten chocolate cake. It is so worth it!
The restaurant had too many tables preventing inadequate social distancing. I felt very anxious during my entire dinner. The food and service were both very good but I would not return here unless they remove some tables and feels safer.
Really loved this rooftop dinner with my family! Menu with a good variety! Would definitely go back
A solid 3-stars.
We were so excited to try Nirvana; we'd heard so many great things about them. But, it was disappointing and (this is the important part) -- not at all like they advertise or "say who they are." The news article and publicity from the chef is all about how they get the freshest food, etc. etc. etc. Not true, at least in our experience for dinner.
Mussels -- NOT fresh! We are huge seafood fans, and we know fresh mussels. These were definitely not spoiled, and they weren't quite "borderline" yet (which would be completely unacceptable to serve!), but they were ALMOST there. Fishy tasting. Now, the sauce was delicious, actually one of the best we've had! But... not enough (nor should it!) to "cover up" the fishy taste of the mussels. Very disappointing. If they say how fresh everything is, how can they serve these? If they're not prime freshness (as promised), then don't serve them! Take them off the menu! I appreciate when a restaurant tells me "Oh, we are out" because that means they have good inventory of fresh food...
Cheese bread -- Really good! Some of the best. But oh, we ordered the garlic bread! And it took a while to come out (no bread is normally served with the mussels and we wanted it to enjoy with the mussels). So we ate it. But not very good to bring the wrong order.
Red wine -- was at "room temperature" -- but oh, this is during the heat wave... so it was way too hot. We are red wine aficionados and yes, it shouldn't be "chilled" but there is a temperature range it should be in...
Short ribs -- The meat is very very good quality. Served on a bed of polenta. Polenta is awesome too. But overall, it was bland. This type of meat deserves to be celebrated! (Not over-powered by too much stuff, mind you...) It is a very very simple dish. I'd say they could kick it up a notch and do something "special" with it.
out of room... Dessert expensive but boring. Server staring for bigger tip during payment.
Fantastic food and service! Little noisy for outdoor dining on Main St but we enjoyed the evening!
Unfortunately,, there were so many tables pack together that it was very uncomfortable and not socially safe. When I asked for the check, the waiter did not bring one. Instead, he told us what we ordered and gave a total. I don’t know if I was overcharged or what taxes were associated with my bill. Won’t go back.
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OpenTable ダイナー1632名によるNirvana Grille - Laguna Beachの評価は4.4☆です。