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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 150 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
Brisbane, Australia
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

The food was exceptional and very fresh. The Smoky Eggplant Salsa was delicious and my favourite. The pastas, steak and fish that followed was also delicious. This is a lovely restaurant. Marc Cohen made something special for our very fussy 11 year old, which was greatly appreciated too.

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Los Angeles, California
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109 reviews 109 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 via mobile

We had dinner here Sunday evening. We were seated per our reservation time, no problem. The dining area is a bit crowded & the noise level high; minus points on both issues. However, the dinner I had, seafood with pasta, was very good. Servings were ample, servers attentive. Priced moderate to high. Although the food was good, I'm not sure... More

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pa
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014 via mobile

We had a delicious dinner on a beautiful Friday evening in September . We were with friends who live in Laguna beach who take guests from out of town there. Each of us had fish : salmon, scallops, and tuna. Each meal was exquisite! The service is attentive without rushing us. The restaurant is busy but with a California vibe!... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Great looking restaurant with nice energy, but not too loud. We were seated promptly on a busy Friday night and enjoyed everything. Each dish surpassed our expectations as they read well on the menu, but they were gorgeous on the plate and fabulous on the palate!

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Aliso Viejo, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Our server while she smiled all the time she did it with an attitude maybe because we brought our own wine so she was not going to get as big a tip, don't know. She was good keeping our water topped up and we do drink a lot so that was good. Menu is limited and not really healthy options,... More

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Laguna Beach, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Brought friends to one of our favorite places and were again delighted with the food. Prepared with care and attention to detail, we enjoyed seared wild salmon presented atop a delicious potato pancake, with light bechamel sauce and a sprig of dill.. an entree of assorted fresh shell fish on pasta was enjoyed by another guest. We all had bowls... More

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New Jersey
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Staying in Newport and took a ride to Laguana - came across 230 Forest and was instantly taken in by just the starters menu - at least six things I had to try! The portions were very generous. Try the Brussels sprout starter - the best I have ever had. So full my husband and I shared the chicken pasta... More

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Laguna Niguel, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 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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