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“I wish the Hostesses matched the quality of the rest of the place...”
Review of Sapphire Laguna

Sapphire Laguna
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Ranked #26 of 176 Restaurants in Laguna Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$14 - US$50
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Brooks
Transit: Mass transit and Laguna shuttle on the same block.
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.
Reviewed 25 February 2014

The food here is superb, the drinks are great as well. The outside seating and community tables are a great place to relax and unwind. Unfortunately, the several times that I have been there, the hostesses are not the friendliest. Of course, you do not have to deal with once you sit down, but they are the first impressions. They seem to go through them quite a bit. The wait staff is great though.

1  Thank Calvenn S
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Reviewed 19 February 2014 via mobile

This restaurant was highly recommended by several people at the Ritz Carelton.

We were not disappointed. The place had a great vibe and the food was excellent as was the service.

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Thank RiceWP
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Reviewed 14 November 2013

One of my new favorite places, as the place was beautiful,
clean, great food, great service with an ocean view. Very
good wine list and professional staff operating this restaurant.

Thank MICHAEL B
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Reviewed 26 October 2013

Lunch was absolutely fabulous. Great Menu selection!

View, breathtaking.

Service, excellent.

Super place for out of town guests.
Service was attentive, friendly, and knowledgeable about menu and ingredients. A true gastronomic and sensual joy.

Kuddos from Alina Beck Arizona Mesa

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Thank AlinaBeck
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Reviewed 16 October 2013

OK - First of all, I live in Laguna and have been to most of the restaurants in the area. This includes both New and Fancy to "hole-in-the-wall Classic" in and around the Laguna/Newport foodie spectrum and I must say, Sapphire is quite possibly the best of any in the county. Not only have we experienced a remarkable meal, but the ambiance and service were both warm and professional - a rare combination. Do yourself a huge favor - experience Sapphire for yourself - it is quite possibly the finest restaurant in Laguna Beach!

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