Table for Ten Chef Profile: Executive Chef Lindsay Smith-Rosales


Culinary Personalities

The team at Nirvana Grille has been committed to offering fresh, local, and quality fare to their Orange County community from the moment they opened their doors in 2006. The welcoming restaurant is a place for family and friends to enjoy contemporary California cuisine in a relaxed environment.

True to its name, Nirvana Grille surrounds guests in a comfortable, urban farmhouse-style dining space imbued with warm colors, plein air paintings, and friendly, personalized service. The upstairs Bliss Bar dining room and lounge are cool and airy in the summer, and comfortably enclosed during the winter months. The menu focuses on locally-sourced ingredients, with 100-percent sustainable seafood and organic, hormone-free meats and poultry. The majority of dishes are gluten-free, and Nirvana Grille pays special attention to dietary restrictions. In addition, catering services are offered both on-site and off-site for special occasions and events.

“Our restaurant makes guests feel welcome from the moment they walk inside,” says Executive Chef Lindsay Smith-Rosales. “It’s a comfortable place, ideal for a casual family meal or a special occasion.” A Laguna Beach native, Chef Smith-Rosales has graced the cover of multiple local publications, including OC Metro and Laguna Beach Magazine, with features in AAA magazine, Riviera Magazine, DiningOut magazine, and more. Both she and Nirvana Grille are committed to offering the best of California-style cuisine by way of a uniquely fresh menu and a passion for food, family, and community.