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Situated in Laguna Beach, Nirvana Grille is a quaint California Community Kitchen offering fresh, local fare, sourced from area growers and purveyors. Our name – Nirvana – invokes feelings of harmony in mind, body and spirit. Nirvana Grille creates that environment using the clean, local are we just mentioned, we cook it to perfection and the serve it in a setting of casual, relaxed elegance.
Nirvana Grille's uniquely fresh perspective on food puts our kitchen front and center – we call it ‘Clean California Cuisine'.
Our ingredients are the foundation of our restaurant. At the local level, we work with purveyors to select the best provisions they offer at the market. Those one -on-one relationships allow us to keep our menu seasonal, so we cook just like our forefathers did.
What is our menu composed of? We start with all-natural meats, free from hormones and antibiotics; organic free-range poultry from ‘Mary’s'. This poultry is known for being plump and juicy; and sustainable seafood – products that are raised, caught and delivered in ways that support the sustainability of our oceans and rivers.
You see that for us, it’s all about the food.
Nuances of American, French, Latin, and local-seasonally influenced fare has earned Executive Chef Lindsay Smith-Rosales and Nirvana Grille accolades from both the local press and her peers. Graced with the honor of being on the cover of numerous magazines including Laguna Beach Magazine as one of the ‘Top 4 Restaurants in Laguna’ as well AAA Westways Magazines’ ‘Top of the Must Recommend List for Orange County,’ Chef Lindsay was listed as one of the ‘Top 10 Chefs of Laguna’ and was the only female chef on OC Metros’ ‘Top 10 Chefs Under 40 in OC.' She was also named as one of the ‘Culinary Masters’ by the Rooster Foundation and ‘Great Chefs of Orange County’ by the Kidney Foundation. Chef Lindsay has been written about for her culinary and sustainability efforts with mentions in: Coast Magazine, Riviera Magazine, Laguna Beach Magazine, Dining Out Magazine, Where Magazine, LA Enquirer, Laguna Beach Independent, and theLaguna Beach Coastline Pilot. Nirvana Grille has received rave reviews from Zagat, Yelp, Open Table, iDine and online foodie blogs.
In addition to our Laguna Beach location, Nirvana Grille offers the public full-service catering (both on and off-premises), thereby sharing with Orange County, and beyond, a little of it's Nirvana with you.
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