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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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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“seafood salad” (45 reviews)
“halibut” (44 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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230 Forest Ave, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2114
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for dinner with my sissy who lives in the area. We had the seafood salad that was filled with crab meat and shrimp. We also had the Brussels sprouts as was recommended and they didn't disappoint. I'm content with this meal and will...More

Thank Berlinda B
Reviewed 26 October 2017

We dined at 230 Forest Ave for with 16 other friends. The food and service were excellent with choices to suit any taste.

Thank bergerj53
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Just moved to the area and so far this is our favourite! Started with Watermelon Poke which was fresh and delicious. Next salmon salad with perfectly cooked salmon. Scallops and pork belly was rich but could have had more than just 3 scallops. Friendly attentive...More

Thank Traveler29105
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

I'm a huge fan of 230 Forest Avenue and have been for years ~ they have a fabulous selection of wines and cocktails and specialize in their signature martinis. I'm a big fan of their Caesar salad with the Parmesan crisp and the halibut with...More

Thank bohemedream
Reviewed 30 September 2017

Very nice restaurant, staff were very friendly, not all of us were eating but they were happy to accommodate, the lemon linguine was delicious, great selection of wine on offer too

Thank Conor L
Reviewed 30 September 2017

Our third day in Laguna Beach, after some sightseeing, we wanted a nice lunch. While walking Forest Avenue which has about twelve places to eat we stumbled upon the 230 Forest Avenue Restaurant. A nicely appointed open air restaurant and bar. We definitely wanted to...More

Thank Koyote1
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

This is our second visit to this downtown Laguna Beach restaurant and it did not disappoint. A varied menu from the sea and land - a true culinary delight. The staff are attentive and the manager is pleasant and inviting.

Thank monbel1601
Reviewed 25 September 2017

We ate at a lot of really nice restaurants in Laguna Beach the week we were there and we were hoping the last night was the best. And 230 Forest did not disappoint. First off I loved the decor in the restaurant. It was a...More

1  Thank Rowlett9105
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Always delicious and great service! I love 230 Forest - it has been a favorite of mine for years. The menu is varied and upmarket while the prices are fair. From seafood burgers, there's something on the menu to please everyone. The hot French bread...More

Thank DeanneRJackson2013
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

I have tried NY steak. Taste wasnt bad but if i pay 34 dollars steak it should be better. My wife ordered caesar salad and it was average, too.

Thank 40yavuz_
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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.
Cylene B
3 September 2016|
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Response from CaTraveler7777 | Reviewed this property |
Your friend should have no problem there.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$80
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
09:00 - 12:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:30
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:30
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:30
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:30
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:30
11:00 - 15:30
16:00 - 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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