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230 Forest Avenue Restaurant & Bar

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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
All hours
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
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United States
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Considering we as a couple had an appetizer, 3 drinks, and two main dishes for $100 - I think that is a great deal for Laguna Beach. I had a delicious cocktail, and great pasta dish. Would definitely return. Great atmosphere and great service!

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The Sea Ranch, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband and I shared a grilled artichoke (highly recommend) then for my entree I has a large, delicious Tuna Niçoise salad. I'm usually not a fan of anything cooked rare but this rare tuna was heaven.

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Thank thymetobe
Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We've been to this restaurant many times over the years, and (for us) it never disappoints. Went there for lunch, and had outstanding menu choices. The Fisherman's Chowder with halibut (Manhattan style), Salmon Salad with dried cranberries, goat cheese, and candied walnuts, and the Classic Burger were excellent, and provided good value for the money. Portions sizes were just right.... More 

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Wayland, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We ate at 230 before going to the Laguna Playhouse. Great food, good service. Able to get in and leave for theatre, but did not feel rushed.

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Thank Susan F
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the second time we have eaten there while on vacation. Great food and even better bread pudding! You want for nothing at this restaurant. The staff is amazing.

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Thank fulton5
Sacramento, California
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had the French Onion Soup and Nicoise Salad. The soup was almost half cheese and very beefy. The salad was so small I complained to the manager, to no avail. It literally had 4 green beans, a handful of greens and half of a sliced fingerling potato. Go figure, the other salads were huge.

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Thank GustavioB
Prague, Czech Republic
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was so delicious, I'd go back in a second!! The presentation was awesome, the food was amazing, and the servers were friendly and knowledgable! Perfect location with indoor/outdoor seating. I ordered 2 appetisers for my meal, and it was the perfect amount!

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Thank tivasa
Gold Canyon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When we travel to Laguna Beach we make it point to have lunch or dinner at 230. The food is always excellent and service great. The Salmon sandwich is one the best choices on the menu

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San Diego, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Are you tired of run of the mill, overfilled plate of food? Have I got a recommendation for you! We were blown away by the quality and presentation of our meals at 230 Forest Avenue. The flavors and combinations were amazing. I have to eat gluten free, and I especially appreciated our server Kathleen's proactive approach to getting me an... More 

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Woodland Hills, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wife and great friends made our annual trek to Laguna Beach to spend the day and take in the Pageant of the Masters. Finding a great place to eat can be a challenge. Based on recommendations we choose 230 Forest for dinner. Overall rating by the group was "will be back" and "best meal in Laguna ever". Make reservations as... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $80
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Gluten Free
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?