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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 147 restaurants in Laguna Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $31 - $80
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 Beach, California
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

This is always our first choice when we want excellent, fresh fish cooked perfectly. It is also where we like to take out of town guests or any one who can appreciate the quality of well prepared and presented food. Service is good to exceptional just depending upon the night. Reservations are a must!

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Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

We sat in the patio section which is covered but open in the front to the street. It's located on Forest Ave., which is a quiet side street directly in the center of town. Great people watching. Good California cuisine menu options in the right sizes and a good selection of wines. I had shrimp scampi with angel hair past... More

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Rancho Santa Margarita, California
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65 reviews 65 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

A friend and I had lunch here Friday, April 11. The food was very good but expensive for lunch. The Chimay beer was $11, the appetizer Cracklin' Shrimp was $14, the appetizer Ahi Tostada was $12 and the entree (which we split) Seafood Fra Diavolo was $24. We sat outside which was lovely since the weather was so good but... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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176 reviews 176 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

wonderful BLT salad the bacon was wonderful, plus the wine wonderful cannot wait to go back..Son had steak sandwich which was huge with fries that where crispy and thin they were wonderful…...

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Seattle, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014 via mobile

We had a wonderful meal, with a seat right on the sidewalk side. We each ordered a different entree Halibut, Sea Bass, and Beef Wellington. All were very well done, with nice accompaniments/sides. Would go back again anytime. Popular place and don't take reservations so a nice weekend night if your not seated by about 7 ish. You may be... More

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Middelburg, The Netherlands
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Went there for the second time this week: food is great and service is excellent! We were there with two small children and they loved it!

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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79 reviews 79 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Food is excellent. Cracklin' Shrimp are prepared to perfection and a nice sized portion for sharing with he table. Dinner entree's and dessert were great. Linguini Carbonara was especially good. Large portions. Very good service. Only downside is that the restaurant is in a very small space and the tables are literally on top of one another. 2 tops are... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Had Lunch at 230 Forest in Laguna Beach the service was outstanding the food tasty and well prepared recommend trying the chopped sea food salad would come back again

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Laguna Beach, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

This is a solid Laguna restaurant. Everything we have had here was great. The Buratta and Calamari apps were my favorite.

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Laguna Beach
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The acoustics inside are bad so if you want an intimate,romantic dinner not inside. The food makes up for the noise and every time I go here I am never disappointed in the cuisine. I find lunch is the best time as you can sit outside and converse. the tables are situated very close to one another but all-in-all the... More

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