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230 Forest Avenue Restaurant & Bar

230 Forest Ave, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2114
949-494-2545
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Ranked #6 of 151 Restaurants in Laguna Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $80
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: American, Asian, Seafood, Californian
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Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: PCH
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English first
Laguna Niguel, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This little restaurant on Forest Avenue in Laguna is one of the best places to have a nice, mid-day meal. My husband and I have been coming to this place for many years, usually on our anniversary for a cozy, unhurried lunch. This time it was with "the girls", friends of mine whom had never been there. We started off... More

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New York City, New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The food was remarkable. Incredibly fresh with ingredients that you'd never think to put together. Want to go back tomorrow night.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

So, I've been coming here for 12+ consecutive years. The food and drinks are wonderful and it's a great place to people watch.

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Dublin, Ireland
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168 reviews 168 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

My wife had the fish. Superb. My steak was a bit dry but otherwise top place. This has a great buzz just food to match.

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Los Angeles
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65 reviews 65 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

The two of us just had lunch at the restaurant and, while it was good, neither of us would be in a hurry to go back, We had lunch the other day at the same Owner's other restaurant in Laguna (Watermarc) and much preferred that. We liked it better because we thought the menu was more interesting, and because they... More

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We went to this restaurant in Laguna before seeing Pageant of the Masters in Laguna. Since the the restaurant is in the thick of of the tourists that visit Laguna Beach (Laguna is amazing), I didn't expect much. My expectations were unwarranted! The food and service were way above average! Our salmon, chowder, halibut and pasta dishes were all very... More

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Aiken, South Carolina
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36 reviews 36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Visiting CA for the first time, was waiting to meet family members and stumbled upon this restaurant. What a surprise!!!! Informal seating placed us adjacent to the sidewalk. Great weather and interesting views. Menu is "quite" extensive, for lunch. I choose the Chipotle Lime Chicken sandwich and my wife had the Grilled Salmon sandwich. Both were outstanding. Should you wish... More

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newport coast
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The food at 230 is creative, delicious and consistent. The halibut entree is so moist and fabulous, the bang bang shrimp and ahi appetizers are so tasty. I would also recommend the shrimp scampi pasta. Request seating on the patio for the finest people watching in Laguna. Their sister restaurant is Watermarc and we would also highly recommend that for... More

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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

This is the second time we have eaten at 230 Forest after having our reservation screwed up by Nick's restaurant on PCH. When we had to leave Nick's, I quickly called 230 Forest hoping they could accommodate a party of 7 on short notice. We were in luck! When I first ate here, I thought this was just a touristy... More

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Lake Arrowhead, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great, fresh seafood and other non-seafood offerings deliciously prepared around often innovative recipes. On our last visit, we had a seafood salad which was full of shrimp and crab and a wonderful variety of greens, including avocado. We also had the prosciutto wrapped shrimp which were wonderful. And all of this was topped off with a terrific little pastry dessert... More

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