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230 Forest Avenue Restaurant & Bar

230 Forest Ave, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2114
+1 949-494-2545
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
230 Forest Ave, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2114
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Read many excellent reviews about 230 Forest Ave and spot on. Great food and nice indoor/outdoor ambiance, close to everything. Tables are very close together, as mentioned in many reviews, but we were seated at an outdoor table along the railing, but very close to...More

Thank Cindy C
Reviewed 3 days ago

Small menu made for ease of selection. Scallops melted like butter an paired well with the corn risotto. Steak was a bit overdone but they offered a new one no questions asked. Great wine list. Chocolate bread pudding for dessert was amazing. Location on the...More

Thank Denise U
Reviewed 1 week ago

We make a pilgrimage to southern California once or twice a year and always have lunch here. The Salmon Salad or Salmon sandwich is the best around, plus it's a dinner size piece. Servers are always friendly and accommodating.

Thank Edd L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a fun place with excellent food and service. Order the seafood salad & a lemon drop martini for a perfect summer meal before walking over to the Pageant of the Masters or the Sawdust Festival. Tables are a little tight but that just...More

Thank cherylj489
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice restaurant right on Forest where many of the restaurants & stores are located in Laguna Beach village. I ordered halibut ($32) but it came out batter fried with some sauce. My mistake for not paying attention to the description of the entree. I was...More

Thank amkkwong
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always good no matter what you order. Lobster rolls as a starter to split among 2 people ideal. Entree portions very generous and could be split. Love the halibut and swordfish preparations. Order the fries if you like matchstick fries (not on the menu). Corkage...More

Thank princpinot
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had the halibut special which was amazing and my wife had the scallops and she said they were the best she ever had ! Great service , great staff and a very nice place for dinner!

Thank David P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

we order 2 cocktails and both were terribly unbalanced, the bartender was too busy chatting with a friend of him that didn't bother at all to check with us, (even when our drinks was left untocuched after the first sip) we have to wait and...More

Thank PattyFirenze5
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth walking to the meal was among the freshest and finest seafood we have sampled. The wait-staff was fast, efficient and most courteous. While the tables are quite close together the food makes up for the cozy quality of this fascinating experience. Fascinating from...More

Thank JosephVSiry
Reviewed 15 June 2017

We have eaten at #230 many times and have always had a good meal. Both the steaks and the seafood are delicious. Very popular with the locals and also with the tourists. The only downside is that there is often a wait, so plan your...More

Thank Jerry D
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Robert S
8 April 2017|
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Response from Don C | Reviewed this property |
No-this restaurant is on Forest Avenue
19 November 2016|
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Response from thymetobe | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure the menu I posted is going to go through but if you search for the name of the restaurant and the location, Laguna Beach, they have the menu on their website.
Cylene B
4 September 2016|
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Response from CaTraveler7777 | Reviewed this property |
Your friend should have no problem there.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 80
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:00 - 12:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:30
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:30
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:30
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:30
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:30
11:00 - 15:30
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 230 Forest Ave, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2114
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Laguna Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-494-2545
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