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230 Forest Avenue Restaurant & Bar

230 Forest Ave, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2114
+1 949-494-2545
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“seafood salad” (46 reviews)
“halibut” (45 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
230 Forest Ave, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2114
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Never a surprise here. Food is always fresh, wait staff is attentive and the place is always crowded. Even with a wait, it's worth it! Great quality, good quantity of food and the drinks are always great!

Thank glenn288
Reviewed 1 week ago

I like to grab a bite here whenever I'm in town to visit family. Be sure to get the sea bass whenever they offer it, you won't be disappointed!

Thank wanderingpapillon
Reviewed 1 week ago

Every few years we eat at 230 Forest. It has been reliable and interesting until this visit. The waitress was cute but got everything wrong. I mean everything. This really frustrated the guys at our table. The shrimp scampi was mostly pasta and not edible....More

Thank gmgOc
erica d, General Manager at 230 Forest Avenue Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello- My name is Erica and I am the General Manager here at 230 Forest Avenue. Please let me apologize for the sub par service and the food was not edible, mostly for the fact that you and your guests were disappointed. I am very...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We asked to be seated outdoors for lunch, and it was intimate. You wouldn't want to be discussing anything terribly personal nor embarrassing, because there were people seated inches away. Service was fine, but the food was great. One of us had the kale salad...More

Thank kooikermom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place for Cioppino! My two hearty eater sons had their fill with the Cioppino which featured a Lobster head on top of a bowl of seafood and fabulous sauce! Table bread made for excellent dipping. The scallops had a nice crust and tender insides...More

Thank Paul R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love the food and service here. The pork chops and caesar salad are excellent. We have never had a bad meal here in 10 years. Terrific management keeps this place one of Laguna's best.

Thank rhodacosta101
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic restaurant serving California inspired cuisine in central Laguna Beach. Don’t miss the halibut and the Frutti di Mar which was chock full of fish. Can’t wait to return.

Thank Fran R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have been coming here for over 15 years and this place has never let us down. We had the salmon and also the risotto along with the mussels appetizer and we did not go wrong. Call in advance for a reservation on the patio...More

Thank Gsutter
Reviewed 6 August 2018

On a beautiful summer evening, this was a perfect place to enjoy the varied menu, sea breezes and friendly but not obsequious service. Something for everyone, from small plates to larger entrees. I had scallops which is a go to dish I often order to...More

Thank JDL48
Reviewed 19 July 2018

We visited 230 Forest for the first time with our son, his wife, and two of their friends. Everything was perfect from start to finish, including friendly and attentive service. They offer wonderfully delicious martini varieties, and each of us was pleased with our selections....More

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Margery G
1 June 2018|
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Response from John K | Reviewed this property |
It can get a little noisy inside. Unfortunately I would say this is a drawback of a few of the restaurants on the forest avenue strip.
Robert S
7 April 2017|
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Response from Don C | Reviewed this property |
No-this restaurant is on Forest Avenue
18 November 2016|
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Response from thymetobe | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure the menu I posted is going to go through but if you search for the name of the restaurant and the location, Laguna Beach, they have the menu on their website.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$80
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 230 Forest Ave, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2114
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Laguna Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-494-2545
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