It was my wife's birthday & we decided to splurge & head to Laguna Beach. 230 Forest restaurant was wonderful. Beautiful décor, outside tables if desired, nice bar. Our server was fantastic. Friendly & very attentive. Made sure we had everything we needed. I believe his name was Chris.
We started with drinks & the bartenders are great. I had an Old Fashioned & it was excellent. My wife wanted wine & our server made sure she got the wine she wanted. He recommended a few wines & brought out samples for her to try. She was very satisfied with the wine she chose.
My wife ordered the Cioppino & I had the lamb chops. The Cioppino was fantastic. The best I think I ever had. The broth was thick with flavor, filled with fresh seafood. 3 types of fish, shrimp, scallops, mussels, lobster. The only draw-back was the lobster was not very good, seemed a little mushy, not much flavor. My lamb chops were good, 4 rather large chops, cooked perfectly medium rare. I enjoyed them, but not like the Cioppino.
Our server brought my wife a huge chocolate sundae to celebrate her birthday. What a great finish to a wonderful meal.