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Sapphire Laguna

1200 S Coast Hwy, The Old Pottery Place, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-3182
+1 949-715-9888
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Overview
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (22 reviews)
“barramundi” (15 reviews)
“kobe burger” (8 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 22:30All hours
CUISINES
American, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$$$
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Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
1200 S Coast Hwy, The Old Pottery Place, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-3182
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Reviews (310)
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had eight in our party that evening. Wonderful selection of seafood, chicken, pork and vegetarian entrees. The cocktails were outstanding - we tried everything from the Lychee Mojito to Fire and Ice to wine. The fish entrees were excellent - shared the barramundi and...More

Sapphire_Laguna, Public Relations Manager at Sapphire Laguna, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Greetings Cathy, Thank you so much for your kind words and review. We were so happy to serve you and your party. We appreciate that you all enjoyed the food, cocktails and enjoyed your dinner on our patio. We look forward to welcoming you all...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent in every way. Aussi le restaurant francais....Le proprietaire parle francais. There is a gourmet cheese shop next door, owned by the Sapphire!

Sapphire_Laguna, Public Relations Manager at Sapphire Laguna, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Greetings RudyLukes, Thank you for sharing your kind words and experience with us. We're so happy that you enjoyed everything, including our Sapphire Pantry. We hope you will dine with us soon! Thank you for your support!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Some delicious and unusual entrees to be found here -- a great cocktail and wine menu. I recently had the BAKED INDIAN-SPICED BUTTERED MONKFISH, a wonderful and exotic seafood dish, like their Octopus Salad. While it's somewhat pricey, it's actually a great value -- you...More

Sapphire_Laguna, Public Relations Manager at Sapphire Laguna, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Christopher H, Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We're so humbled that you enjoyed the cocktails, wine and seafood dishes. We appreciate you and hope you dine with us again soon! Thank you!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We always sit at the bar, and get great service from Adam and Nate. The food is outstanding, and the vibe is perfect. The meatballs are soooo addictive and yummy.

Sapphire_Laguna, Public Relations Manager at Sapphire Laguna, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Greetings Hailey E, Thank you for your kind words and review. We are so happy that you enjoyed your dining experience and that you enjoyed the meatballs. We look forward to welcoming you back again! Thank you!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've taken several work colleagues (and clients visiting SoCal) to this restaurant - it's in South Laguna and street parking tends to be much easier in this area so keep that in mind! Menu is good, food quality was great overall and if you sit...More

Sapphire_Laguna, Public Relations Manager at Sapphire Laguna, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Greetings theOCjeremy, Thank you for sharing your honest opinion with us. We are so humbled that you are a loyal customer and that you enjoy the food and experience here at Sapphire. We appreciate you as a fan and look forward to welcoming you back!...More

Reviewed 12 June 2017

Had a great dinner here a few nights ago. The food was great, service excellent, dessert/port suggestion perfect.

Sapphire_Laguna, Public Relations Manager at Sapphire Laguna, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2017

Dear hawkeyes4, We are so happy that you had a great experience at Sapphire. We appreciate your kind words and we're humbled that you enjoyed your dinner and dessert. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Thank you!

Reviewed 8 June 2017

Nice outside deck/dining right on the coastal highway. We had entertainment during the whole meal. There is a statue named the Greeter that is well known in Laguna. We had an individual dressed up as a sailor who was "greeting" every car and pedestrian that...More

Sapphire_Laguna, Public Relations Manager at Sapphire Laguna, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2017

Greetings JParlante, Thank you so much for your honest feedback. We are so happy that you enjoyed the entertainment and the dining area. We apologize that you didn't enjoy your meal, but we hope you join us again and try our other menu items. We...More

Reviewed 8 June 2017

Great food and cozy dining with a beach view! Enjoyed the brunch entrees we shared, and the staff was very accommodating.More

Sapphire_Laguna, Public Relations Manager at Sapphire Laguna, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2017

Dear JLtheTraveler, Thank you for taking the time and sharing your review with us. We appreciate your kind words. I'm so happy that the staff was able to provide great service and that you enjoyed your brunch. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!...More

Reviewed 3 June 2017

Not too easy to find, but does have parking at the back. Food is OK but special and not matching the price point. Service was painfully slow and when asked about recommendations ... basically everything was great... so no real help. Will go back,,, but...More

Sapphire_Laguna, Public Relations Manager at Sapphire Laguna, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2017

Greetings ip59, Thank you for taking the time to visit us and providing your honest feedback. We understand and apologize your the inconvenience and the service that was provided. We appreciate your honest feedback and hope to improve in the future. Thank you for your...More

Reviewed 2 June 2017

Walked everywhere this vacation - did not take a car. Each morning a different breakfast spot. Many, many outdoor signs stating "Best Coffee". No such sign at Sapphire - but it IS the best coffee on Coast Highway. Plus Peanut Butter & Jelly French Toast....More

Sapphire_Laguna, Public Relations Manager at Sapphire Laguna, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2017

Dear Michelle, Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us. We are so happy that you enjoyed the coffee and breakfast at Sapphire. We appreciate you as a fan and look forward to serving you again! Thank you.

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Questions & Answers
Ronald Anthony F
31 July 2016
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Response from libi81 | Reviewed this property
Hello, I don't know but since there is outdoor seating, I don't see why not. just call in advance to find out.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$14 - US$50
Meals
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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 22:30
Monday
11:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:30
Thursday
11:00 - 22:30
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1200 S Coast Hwy, The Old Pottery Place, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-3182
    (Brooks)
  • 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
  • E-mail
Description
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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