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“Delightful atmosphere and delicious items!”

230 Forest Avenue Restaurant & Bar
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Ranked #3 of 172 Restaurants in Laguna Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $80
Cuisines: American, Asian, Seafood
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Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: PCH
Reviewed July 16, 2013

We had a great table outside on the patio which was separated only by a partial plate of glass. We could enjoy the scenery both inside and out which helped to minimize the sound yet made a part of the restaurant interior. The server, Kathleen, was fantastic. The atmosphere was fun and lively. The meal was delicious. There were a good variety of menu items to choose from. We selected fish entrees that were very good! The fiery margaritas were very festive to add to our fun evening. Kathleen took good care of us! We will come back!

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Thank Tsuneumi
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Reviewed July 15, 2013

Lovely meal. As a self proclaimed foodie couple, we really both enjoyed this restaurant. The filet "wellington" was wonderful and i cleaned my plate. Reasonable wine prices. Would highly recommend.

Thank Jennifer M
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

Dined here with family and there was something delicious for everyone to enjoy.
Favorites were halibut,Chilean sea bass and braised short ribs? Service very efficient.

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Thank Bayside11361
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Reviewed July 7, 2013

230 Forest was a real treat. Sure it's crowded and can get a little loud, but that can make for a fun atmosphere, especially when the food is excellent. The pork chop is great and easily two inches thick. The cioppino (seafood stew) is superb. Service was prompt and professional. Portions are large and you won't leave hungry. The wine list is very good and I thought fairly priced. Lots of very good speciality cocktails if you want to go the spirits route. We liked 230 Forest so much we went back for lunch two days later.

Reserve in advance or be prepared to wait. Also, parking is an issue in downtown Laguna Beach so leave a little early for your reservation time and be prepared to park two or three blocks away.

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Thank wirepaladin08
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Reviewed July 5, 2013

I recently went on a tour of laguna beach and found this great restaurant. It seems to be a very popular and trendy place within laguna beach that has some other locations in and around town (opah).

I went to this restaurant on two occasions. The food stands up-- I am very particular about my food and found that the chicken and hazelnut halibut were great dished that live up to my expectations. Juicy chicken and moist halibut--

most importantly, I found the service to be very attentive even though the place was very crowed.

It is places like these that make Laguna beach outstanding!

thanks for a great meal!

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Thank sanjuan787
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