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230 Forest Avenue Restaurant & Bar

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230 Forest Ave, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2114 (PCH)
949-494-2545
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Today
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sun - Fri 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 261
    Excellent
  • 121
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Seafood salad a hit

I,ve been eating here for years and am never disappointed when I go back for my favorite dish. They are generous with ingredients and the chef cooks them perfectly. The seafood salad is my "go to" lunch fav! It is full of crab, shrimp, avocado, blue cheese and wonderful dressing topped with a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Carolyn C
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I,ve been eating here for years and am never disappointed when I go back for my favorite dish. They are generous with ingredients and the chef cooks them perfectly. The seafood salad is my "go to" lunch fav! It is full of crab, shrimp, avocado, blue cheese and wonderful dressing topped with a mound of straw onion rings! All the... More 

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Thank Carolyn C
London, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This and watermarc which are sibling establishments are the best food in LB. Priced slightly more than average but taste way better than average. Enjoy.

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Thank Clive59
San Diego
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110 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went for lunch and were very pleased with our meal. The fish tacos were the best I've had and very nicely presented. I'm looking forward to going back and trying some of the other items on the menu.

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Thank DSSanDiego
Laguna Beach, California
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have eaten here many times. We try to miss the rush in the evenings so lunch or early dinner is a must. The short rib taco's are perfect for lunch!

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Thank RHTAB
Hilton Head, SC
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A little small and loud but great food especially the double pork chop. Also offer good service and super drinks. Would return for another meal for sure.

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Thank Bird4Rover
West Vancouver, Canada
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

230 Forest is tucked away on a little one way street surrounded by cute shops and other bars. The atmosphere is great and modern art by local artists line the walls. I had the seafood Cobb which I loved and my husband had the filet with truffle fries. It definitely seemed like a local hangout which is what we were... More 

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Thank westvannancy
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing food, service and ambience! I have dined here several times over the last 4 years! It is always outstanding, whether it's dinner or lunch. The staff, food and service is over the top! Love this place!

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Thank Joanne S
O'Fallon, Illinois
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was good and reasonable prices. We were there for an early lunch so we had our choice of seating and the outside patio was very nice.

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Thank Heather E
Irvine
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86 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was outstanding!!! Make sure to eat fish. The sea bass is beyond superb!!! Short ribs were tasty but not nearly as delicious as the sea food. Ambiance is great although it is difficult to hear one another if you're a large part. They seat all large parties at rectangular tables so you cannot hear one another at either end... More 

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Thank Desiree K
Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and great service. Excellent atmosphere for couples' meal. Food was very good and the service was better!!!

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Thank RadIrish

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 230 Forest Ave, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2114
    (PCH)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Laguna Beach
  • Phone Number: 949-494-2545

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 80
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?