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230 Forest Avenue Restaurant & Bar

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As featured in 3 Days in Laguna Beach
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230 Forest Ave, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2114 (PCH)
+1 949-494-2545
09:00 - 12:00
16:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 09:00 - 12:00
Sun - Fri 16:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 15:30
Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

One of our favorites in Laguna Beach. Food is always delicious and incredibly fresh. The Mahi Mahi and Salmon were outstanding. The service was excellent with our server recommending wine to go with our meals. The chef prepared a hamburger for our less adventurous kids even though it was not on the menu.

Thank Mubina G
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Four of us ate lunch here and everything was prepared well. My daughter has celiac and they were very attentive to her needs.

Thank LeannePas
California, USA
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1,109 reviews
546 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 346 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best in town, period, Great service, great food selection, great location what else is there in town. recommended MeuterMedia

Thank MeuterMedia
Houston, Texas
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91 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Large food portions, great atmosphere....a great place to celebrate a birthday dinner. Loved sitting on the patio and sampling the great variety of cocktails.

Thank J F
Birmingham, Michigan
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have visited this place on more than one occasion but this will be the last. Staff is very professional and service was very good. Drink menu was typical and adequate. Started with Halibut chowder which was the highlight. Tomato based and very good. My main course was a seafood salad. Dressing it was tossed in was tasteless. Shrimp were small... More 

Thank Les S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Had lunch here recently and the food was very good. I had the rock shrimp po' boy and hubby had the salmon sandwich. Both had delicious bread to go with the sandwiches with enough sauce/dressing on them to add to the flavor but not overpower the taste. However, I could eat the shoestring potatoes all day. Very good addition to... More 

Thank JVLD
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Absolutely delicious. What a beautiful spot on the main drag in Laguna Beach. Perfect date night restaurant, enjoyed everything about it. My scallops were perfect. My wife got some Poke and the seafood chowder, enjoyed both tremendously. Might be best restaurant we have visited here.

Thank plz2meatu
Laguna Beach, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Great Laguna atmosphere and ambiance.Food fabulous, Martin's amazing.Great service.never disappointed

Thank Rhonda W
Dana Point, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Had dinner with friends ,food was fine but not remarkable. Small place, very busy bar traffic and pretty tight quarters. I will probably try another Laguna spot next.

Thank DPKH
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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556 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 305 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Have to say, given this place was on the highly recommended lists by the hotel concierge, gave it a try...lots of places to choose in Laguna Beach. Decor nothing special. Tables close but acceptable. Server Chris extremely helpful. I really couldn't find anything appealing on the menu, but when Chris provided his input, I took his recommendations. Enjoyed Asian-flavored rock... More 

Thank PlatinumHoney

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$80
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
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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Billings, Montana
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?