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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 #5 of 154 Restaurants in Laguna Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $80
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
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
San Juan Capistrano, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

This is a charming little restaurant . Salads are outstanding(seared Ahi, crab and shrimp), Maui Onion soup is top drawer, best I have ever had. The Bar is well rounded, excellent martini's and wine list. Nice area to stroll or window shop the boutique's in the village or over to the beach and board walk. You do have to pay... More 

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Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Serving excellent food such as fish tacos, grilled chicken sandwiches, soups, salads, tropical iced tea- this place is fantastic. Unique decor, open patio. Love this place!

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ct
Top Contributor
121 reviews 121 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Service was good. 2 items I would recommend are shrimp wrapped in prosciutto and the pork chop Open air and fun spot on street filled with shops!

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london england
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

First the upsides, the food is very nice although the menu is very limited especially if you don't eat fish. Nice warm fresh bread. Wonderful bread pudding dessert. Good serving staff, very attentive. Now the downsides, they have tried to pack in far too many tables and my table of two was less than 6 inches from the table alongside.... More 

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California
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1,534 reviews 1,534 reviews
470 restaurant reviews
386 helpful votes 386 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

I loved loved loved everything about this restaurant except the bill. Lunch should not cost this much! But great service, fabulous food, good vibe.

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australia
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84 reviews 84 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

We tried this restaurant, because we loved the chef's other restaurant in laguna beach, Watermarc. This also did not disappoint. Tasty food, lovely cocktails and another brilliant dark chocolate & croissant pudding. A little crowded with seating, but we went for a late lunch and were still able to squeeze in with a stroller. During peak periods this would probably... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

We met old friends for lunch. We were treated to a great server who gave us time to catch up. It may have been the best French Dip sandwich I've ever had! Others raved about the fish tacos. A great spot to eat in a wonderful shopping area.

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Laguna Beach, California
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51 reviews 51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

My wife and I stop in pretty regularly and post up at the bar and watch the food going by to see whats new and interesting. We talk to the bartender and he has always steered us good. Crispy Shrimp is an excellent best seller as is the Cucumber Martini, they make a nice one. Nice place to stop during... More 

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Pennsylvania, United States
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126 reviews 126 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
448 helpful votes 448 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

We stopped in for a late afternoon snack and were wonderfully surprised. The staff is great, wine list impressive, and the ambiance nice. We had the crispy shrimp as an appetizer and it may have been the best shrimp we've ever had. We will definitely come back for a full dinner during our next Laguna stop.

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Laguna Beach, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

After 30 years in town this is still my favorite weekend spot for a long lunch with great, healthy dishes and a nice bottle of wine. Sit on the outside patio and watch Laguna go by while you enjoy great service and food. I love the Crispy Shrimp and Ahi as appetizers, the seafood salad for an entree, and the... More 

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Additional Information about 230 Forest Avenue Restaurant & Bar

Address: 230 Forest Ave, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2114
Phone Number: 949-494-2545
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Laguna Beach
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
Average Prices: USD 31 - 80
Cuisine: American, Asian, Seafood, Californian

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