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230 Forest Avenue Restaurant & Bar

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American, Californian, Seafood, Asian
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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: Dessert, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 217
    Excellent
  • 98
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 7
    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
A Gem in plain site

230 Forest is situated right in the heart of Laguna Beach It is small. The tables are essentially on top of each other. The atmosphere is busy. The Food is Awesome.our server was friendly, informative and helpful. The crusted sole was delicious. If in Laguna, go here you will leave full and happy!

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
LEMJAM
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Atlanta, Georgia
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
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Atlanta, Georgia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

230 Forest is situated right in the heart of Laguna Beach It is small. The tables are essentially on top of each other. The atmosphere is busy. The Food is Awesome.our server was friendly, informative and helpful. The crusted sole was delicious. If in Laguna, go here you will leave full and happy!

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Laguna Beach
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Ok, I live in Laguna Beach and this place is always Great, I always have dinner here when special friends come in town and for special occasions like my Birthday, I like to be a tourist in my own town, it's fun.

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Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

The location is very central, the service very good, the menu varied and never boring. And their French fries too good. I particularly like to have lunch here.

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Irvine, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is consistently one of the best restaurants in Laguna. So fun to sit out on the sidewalk part with an old friend. The steak salad is one of the best I have ever had. Too many girlfriend lunches to mention. If you haven't been...go!! I have gone here for 13 years and never disappointed.

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norfolk
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Lunchtime visit. Had anticipated great meal from previous reviews and was slightly disappointed. Food was fine, service was fine, atmosphere was fine but we had expected more. Have enjoyed other restaurants at Laguna Beach more.

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Eagle River, Alaska
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Three of us were traveling on business and went to Laguna Beach for supper one evening. ALL of the restaurants were very busy and the waits were very long but we stopped at 230 Forest Avenue Restaurant and Bar, waited less than the estimated time and got a decent table in a back corner. The restaurant area is relatively small,... More 

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Houston, Texas
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110 reviews 110 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

We had the Tuna Poke! absolutely amazing!! The crab cake slider was amazing and loved the margaritas! This is rated #1 on trip advisor, and that is very true! We will defiantly be back in April!! Can't wait to try more of the menu!

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Asheville, North Carolina
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67 reviews 67 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

My fish was cooked just right. It was fresh ad flaky. Service was good and friendly. It was noisy and crowded, but not too much so. I definitely would go back again. Great location.

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Illinois
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57 reviews 57 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We shared a nice luncheon on the front sidewalk outdoor dining area. Our meals were of high quality and delicious. The restaurant came highly recommended and we now know why. This bistro has a great downtown Laguna Beach location. A must visit.

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Boulder, Colorado USA
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

We were a family of 4 adults with a 4 year old granddaughter. We visited Laguna Beach on Sunday, May 31st after a wonderful, but exhausting 4 days at Disneyland. We lucked out and found a place to park close to the restaurant. I saw the Trip Advisor # 1 in the window and said "Let's eat here on our... 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, Californian, Seafood, Asian

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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
  • Price Range: $ $ $ $
  • Cuisine: American, Californian, Seafood, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Special occasions, Entertaining clients, 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?