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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
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (21 reviews)
“barramundi” (14 reviews)
“kobe burger” (8 reviews)
Closes in 17 min
All hours
CUISINES
American, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
DETAILS
1200 S Coast Hwy, The Old Pottery Place, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-3182
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The place has a nice outdoor space with fire pit that adds ambiance since it is right on a busy PCH corner. The service was slow, the food was not impressive, just average and overpriced. I'm not sure, other than the fire pit and outdoor...More

Thank SoCalGirl37
Reviewed 3 days ago

We honestly loved everything about Sapphire Lounge. We went on an extremely busy Saturday night, but were lucky enough to nab table with view of ocean from patio. The service was impeccable, as was the food itself. We would drive the two + hours from...More

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

Dear Jacquelyn, Thank you so much for your kind words. I am so happy that you had a great experience and that you were able to enjoy the view on the patio. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Thank you!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've eaten at Sapphire many times. Initially for business, now more just because I just enjoy it. The menu should appeal to a wide variety of tastes. Unlike many other places with a varied menu, Sapphire gets each dish right. Seafood, beef, chicken, salads, pork,...More

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

Greetings, Tom! Thank you for your kind words and compliment. We are so happy that you've become a regular here. We are always happy to serve you and look forward to many more visits! Thank you.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful up scale restaurant - that always makes you feel special. Many excellent food choices. Outside patio is perfect.

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

Hello Clark, Thank you so much your kind words. We are humbled that you enjoy our menu items and that you love our patio dining. We look forward to seeing you again! Thanks.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Sapphire Laguna is located where The Pottery Shack used to be. It looks like they retained the original building, which brought back many memories. We were shown to our table on the patio within ten minutes and had a nice view of the Pacific....More

Thank irishgirl48
Sapphire_Laguna, Public Relations Manager at Sapphire Laguna, responded to this review

Hi irishgirl48, Thank you so much for visiting us and writing this kind review. We are so happy that you enjoyed your meal and that your server was able to make everything smooth and enjoyable. We look forward to your next visit. Thanks.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good atmosphere, see view from outdoor seating area, good service and food. Saturday and Sunday brunch from 9 AM to 3Pm menu rather limited, good selection of wine, beer and other drinks.

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

Hi vahehg, Thank you so much for dining with us. We are so happy you enjoyed our selection of wine, beer and drinks. We hope you dine with us again soon. Thanks!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Sapphire combines creative recipes with a large wine list, full service bar, pleasant indoor and outdoor dining area, and helpful and friendly staff. We went twice in two days and were very pleased. For dinner we both had the swordfish, and it was honestly the...More

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

Hello Glen G, Thank you so much for your kind review. We are so happy that you had a great experience and that you enjoyed our Chef's creative recipes, including the swordfish and steak. We look forward to serving you again. Thank you.

Reviewed 14 April 2017

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...More

Thank Cindy Rae D
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!

Reviewed 27 March 2017

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!

Reviewed 21 March 2017

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...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,

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Are dress shorts with nice shirt OK to wear at dinner
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
Bar Scene, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, View, Child-friendly
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.