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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
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09:00 - 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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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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133 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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.

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Puerto Rico
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Los Angeles, California
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great restaurant, good food, reasonable prices. Service is great and love the outdoor fireplace. Loved it.

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knoxville, United States
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place was fine, but certainly not cheap. The service was also just average. We stopped for brunch and split a Vietnamese "crepe" and each had a bloody mary. The bill, with tip and tax, was $70. Seems like a lot for 1 brunch entree and 2 drinks, to me. The crepe was more like an omlette...and did not really... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ate from the app menu & the small plate menu. Delicious and different. Sat at the bar and enjoyed every minute. Bartender is welcoming and super friendly. Great place for locals & the older crowd.

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San Diego, California
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87 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Stumbled on this beautiful restaurant while looking for a lunch destination with family. The restaurant interior is very inspiring if you enjoy design. It is a feast of creativity and done very well! In addition the wait staff were friendly and attentive. Most of the patrons were seated in the outdoor area but we chose to sit inside b/c of... More 

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Macon
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97 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

The spicy shrimp was perfect. Tenderloin and lobster ravioli. Very attentive server. Price was great. Great comfort.

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Boston, MA
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66 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

We literally rolled into town, checked into our hotel, dumped our bags and went on the prowl to get some dinner after a long drive from LA. The atmosphere of Sapphire caught our attention and we decided to eat there. We were happy with our choice. We had hoped to eat outdoors as it was a beautiful night and they... More 

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Port Isaac, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

This is a relaxed, yet really sophisticated place in south Laguna. Sit outside, inside or at the bar, which we did three times and enjoy friendly banter, beer and martinis. Food.... outstanding every time; their beef carpaccio... best I've ever had ( and I've had a few!) Pork chop served slightly pink... that's okay.. in fact it's great and it... More 

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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72 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

We were driving down the coast and decided to stop and have lunch in Laguna Beach. After checking out reviews we decided on the Sapphire. We arrived and were pleased with the ambiance of the restaurant. We checked in with the hostess and asked to look at a lunch menu. She begrudgingly handed us one while looking down her nose... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$14 - US$50
Cuisine
American, European, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?