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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
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

On a beautiful street in Laguna Beach is a gem of a restaurant. Pricey & loud but some of the best, fresh seafood you will ever have. Chef Marc puts out amazing plates of fresh seabass, halibut & scallops (we had all of these). Fresh bread w/ herb butter, and great salad (had the 1/2 size..perfect). Bread pudding a 10.... More

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Berkeley, California
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47 reviews 47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

We dined there the night the Giants won the World Series. I kept leaving our table to look at the TV to look at the game; and our waiter checked from time to time for me. In the meantime, we had wonderful food, wine and conversation. Their caesar salad with the parmesan crisp has always been a favorite. Their pastas... More

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Wichita, Kansas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We had lunch at 230 and had a great experience. The food was fabulous and the wait person was fantastic. I have several dietary restrictions and they were glad to work with me. Our time spent at 230 was wonderful and we highly recommend it.

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20 reviews 20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014 via mobile

They have a very small but fantastic wine list. It's full of wines that are best of their breed at great prices. You can't order a bad wine off this list. We were staying at Disneyland and wanted to get out. This restaurant was highly rated so we thought we would give it a try (sight unseen). This place is... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

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
46 helpful votes 46 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
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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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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 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 31 - 80
Cuisine: American, Asian, Seafood, Californian

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