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Sapphire Laguna

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1200 S Coast Hwy, The Old Pottery Place, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-3182 (Brooks)
+1 949-715-9888
11:00 - 22:30
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Sun 09:00 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:30
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 09:00 - 23:00
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

After multiple visits to Laguna I found a gem in the European style market adjacent to Sapphire restaurant. An offshoot of the quality restaurant the cheese "cellar", meats, wines, barista beverages and fantastic service (Max was world class) made it easy to make a special 'picnic' alternative to an evening nosh. Max could not have been more helpful, knowledgeable and... More 

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Sapphire_Laguna, Public Relations Manager at Sapphire Laguna, responded to this review

Hi Cindy, Thank you so much for taking the time to review us! We are so happy that found us and had a great experience and enjoyed your visit! We look forward to your next visit! Thank you! More 

Napa, California
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had never been to this restaurant before but will be going back. They have very unique items on their menu like schnitzel and very fresh creative salads. Everything sounded so good, I had a hard time choosing what to eat. .

Thank tmj1960
Sapphire_Laguna, Public Relations Manager at Sapphire Laguna, responded to this review

Thank you much for visiting us and giving such a great review. We are so happy that you had a great experience and we look forward to serving you again! Thanks for your support! More 

Level Contributor
13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This place must be popular because there was quite a wait on Saturday night. They have excellent customer service. The cheese rolls they offer are delicious. We got a salmon dish which was very good and lamb tagine which had to be sent back because it wasn't hot enough. It was on the dry side. The staff really go out... More 

Thank Allegrastravels
Sapphire_Laguna, Manager at Sapphire Laguna, responded to this review

Hi Allegra, Thank you for your kind review, we're so glad the customer service was excellent and you enjoyed your meal! We are looking forward to welcoming you back soon.

 Thank you, More 

Medford, Oregon
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148 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

The location is quite attractive and the menu is interesting. Unfortunately the food served (butternut squash ravioli and beef tenderloin) was reasonably unimpressive. For instance, my tenderloin was served with a side of lobster ravioli, which are by nature way too delicate to stand up to a tenderloin accompanied by a wild mushroom ragoût. Maybe if the chef stayed in... More 

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Sapphire_Laguna, Manager at Sapphire Laguna, responded to this review

Thank you for bringing your experience at Sapphire Laguna to our attention. If you are in the area, we hope that you give us the opportunity to provide you with the flawless food and service experience that our guests are usually accustomed to. More 

Thunder Bay, Ontario
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

We ended up eating here more-or-less by accident on a rainy afternoon. The brunch menu offered a wide variety of interesting options. He loved his blackened fish tacos, I died and went to heaven with my dripping-rare kobe burger with garlic fries. Portions were very large.

Thank EBandGJ
Sapphire_Laguna, Manager at Sapphire Laguna, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review! We're so glad we could make your meal a memorable one, and we invite you to join us again if you are ever in the area! More 

Florence, Italy
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

The food and the cocktails are good, unfortunately the servers are not up to the challenge, we got an older Californian male server that clearly is frustrated never make it into show business and believe he is the greatest servers of all times, but in reality he is below average, constantly telling us how hard his life is, and how... More 

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Sapphire_Laguna, Manager at Sapphire Laguna, responded to this review

Dear Patty, We appreciate your message regarding your experience at Sapphire Laguna. If you are ever in the area again, we hope that you give us the opportunity to provide you with the exceptional service that our guests are usually accustomed to. More 

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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

We thought this was the best restaurant we ate in during our stay in Laguna Beach. Very warm and welcoming bar and restaurant area, including outside seating. It was very crowded the night we went, so we chose to sit outside even though it was a big chilly -- but we were well heated by the heaters and the outside... More 

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Richfield, Ohio
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108 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

I had great expectations of this place based on a friend's recommendation and even based on our waiter's enthusiasm for the chef. My meal was underwhelming, however, with overcooked fish and vegetables. Moreover, the service, while great in the beginning, lacked pacing, and we were left waiting a considerable time between our salads and entrees. It's not a place I'd... More 

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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132 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

We had brunch here and it was a very nice spot. We met up with two other French Bulldog owners and the staff was very accommodating while our pups sniffed each other out. Everyone's meal was very good and the service was excellent. We sat on the patio and had a really great time.

Thank qsxhawk
Puerto Rico
2 reviews
Reviewed 30 November 2016

I made a reservation for 2 people on Thanksgiving evening three weeks ahead. I received a confirmation phone call the weekend prior to our reservation. On Thanksgiving evening we arrived at 6:55pm, 5 minutes before our reservation time. The setting was beautiful and cozy. We were told they are running behind, and it would be approximately 20 minutes be fore... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$14 - US$50
American, European, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1200 S Coast Hwy, The Old Pottery Place, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-3182
  • Public Transportation: Mass transit and Laguna shuttle on the same block.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Laguna Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-715-9888
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. Chef Azmin's says: "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." Sapphire Laguna also features reach-in wine vaults which house an eclectic wine collection - 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.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?