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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
Aliso Viejo, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

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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25 reviews 25 reviews
21 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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Dublin, Ireland
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168 reviews 168 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

My wife had the fish. Superb. My steak was a bit dry but otherwise top place. This has a great buzz just food to match.

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Los Angeles
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65 reviews 65 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

The two of us just had lunch at the restaurant and, while it was good, neither of us would be in a hurry to go back, We had lunch the other day at the same Owner's other restaurant in Laguna (Watermarc) and much preferred that. We liked it better because we thought the menu was more interesting, and because they... More

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We went to this restaurant in Laguna before seeing Pageant of the Masters in Laguna. Since the the restaurant is in the thick of of the tourists that visit Laguna Beach (Laguna is amazing), I didn't expect much. My expectations were unwarranted! The food and service were way above average! Our salmon, chowder, halibut and pasta dishes were all very... More

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Aiken, South Carolina
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36 reviews 36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Visiting CA for the first time, was waiting to meet family members and stumbled upon this restaurant. What a surprise!!!! Informal seating placed us adjacent to the sidewalk. Great weather and interesting views. Menu is "quite" extensive, for lunch. I choose the Chipotle Lime Chicken sandwich and my wife had the Grilled Salmon sandwich. Both were outstanding. Should you wish... More

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