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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%
Travellers talk about
“seafood salad” (45 reviews)
“halibut” (44 reviews)
Closes in 30 min
4:00 PM - 9:00 PMAll hours
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
230 Forest Ave, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2114
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was terrific but perhaps even better was the waiter who said something like “perhaps that’s more food than you expect” with the terrific lamb chop appetizer (3 little perfect lamb chops) AND a candied salmon salad piece of salmon that was a full...More

Thank SMFSanFran
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I always love the openness of the space. Yes, there are tables right next to the sidewalk, but even a few rows of tables indoors, you feel as though you are right near the street activity. We always enjoy coming here on weekends for a...More

Thank adalbert3
Reviewed 16 January 2018

This is a popular place located in the heart of Laguna Beach. It provides a good meal, but the tables are close together and the noise volume is loud. Service was fine. Not our favorite restaurant experience in Laguna, but certainly more than satisfactory.

1  Thank therman1936
Reviewed 31 December 2017

Loved our dining experience. We ate here on XMAS Eve. Great service!!! Loved out dinner. Have to try the Onion Soup and brussel sprouts. Everyone loved their meal- great way to kick off vacation in Laguna Beach. We also loved Watermarc (same owner/chef)

1  Thank 157Jen
Reviewed 24 December 2017

This was probably our 6th or 7th visit to 230. Every time we visit Laguna Beach from Scottsdale we dine at 230. This restaurant rivals the best Scottsdale restaurants. The service s excellent, food always looks great on the plate and always served hot! The...More

2  Thank Gary B
Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for dinner with my sissy who lives in the area. We had the seafood salad that was filled with crab meat and shrimp. We also had the Brussels sprouts as was recommended and they didn't disappoint. I'm content with this meal and will...More

2  Thank Berlinda B
Reviewed 27 October 2017

We dined at 230 Forest Ave for with 16 other friends. The food and service were excellent with choices to suit any taste.

1  Thank bergerj53
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Just moved to the area and so far this is our favourite! Started with Watermelon Poke which was fresh and delicious. Next salmon salad with perfectly cooked salmon. Scallops and pork belly was rich but could have had more than just 3 scallops. Friendly attentive...More

1  Thank Traveler29105
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

I'm a huge fan of 230 Forest Avenue and have been for years ~ they have a fabulous selection of wines and cocktails and specialize in their signature martinis. I'm a big fan of their Caesar salad with the Parmesan crisp and the halibut with...More

1  Thank bohemedream
Reviewed 30 September 2017

Very nice restaurant, staff were very friendly, not all of us were eating but they were happy to accommodate, the lemon linguine was delicious, great selection of wine on offer too

1  Thank Conor L
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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 |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$80
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic, Bar Scene
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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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