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

230 Forest Avenue Restaurant & Bar
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Ranked #3 of 167 Restaurants in Laguna Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $80
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Late Night, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: PCH
San diego, CA
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71 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Sibling Reunion”
5 of 5 bubbles 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
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New York City, New York
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145 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
“Great cuisine”
4 of 5 bubbles 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
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Wigan, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Yummy!”
5 of 5 bubbles 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
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Irvine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“OUTSTANDING!”
5 of 5 bubbles 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
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“Gem of a find in Laguna Beach!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2012 via mobile

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!

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