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“Sibling Reunion” 5 of 5 stars
Review of 230 Forest Avenue Restaurant & Bar

230 Forest Avenue Restaurant & Bar
230 Forest Ave, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2114
949-494-2545
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Ranked #7 of 151 restaurants in Laguna Beach
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
San diego, CA
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Sibling Reunion”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

The 230 Forest Avenue Restaurant & Bar was our favorite place we ate on our Sibling Reunion of five. Easy walking distance from our hotel the Inn at Laguna Beach, close to Coast Hwy and main beach. Forest Avenue is the main street for shopping. Service was excellent and the restaurant a little quieter than some other restaurants we ate at. Nice atmosphere with friendly waiters. Advise reservations. Highly recommend.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New York City, New York
Top Contributor
141 reviews 141 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 49 cities Reviews in 49 cities
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
“Great cuisine”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Food is great there, really enjoyed or mid week dinner. We went there on the later side which was certainly a good idea. The place has some SOHO vibe to it (positive but pretty tight seating). Service was good. Would definitely go back.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Wigan, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Yummy!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

What a fantastic restaurant. The menu was really varied. A lovely relaxed and informal setting. We ate here on the last night of our short stay in Laguna and are really glad that we took the trouble to book as it was heaving! Great service.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Irvine
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“OUTSTANDING!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

Fabulous food--the gazpacho is the BEST! The most outstanding server EVER! Great location! It is now my FAVORITE!

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Gem of a find in Laguna Beach!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

We just flew in from Dayton, Ohio and went shopping in Laguna Beach. We were tired and almost ready to go home until we decided to have a drink before heading back to the Ritz.
We were thinking about a nice Sauvignon blanc and were lucky enough to Find a little bowling alley shaped, modern cafe with a great drink list.

Our waiter Justin explain their selections and after telling him that we were from out of town, he was nice enough to go over their incredible diner and lunch menu 's. this is a must stop!!

Thanks Justin!!! we will be back!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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