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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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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 1 week ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

1  Thank MLELocal
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Haven’t been here is some years. Always good martinis. Menu is short and not imaginative. Food is good but not great.

Thank TerryfromToledo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were impressed by our welcome and accommodation by the front-of-the-house staff and were predisposed to enjoy our dining experience. The food, however, was a disappointment. To begin with, we ordered wine and cocktails. I had a gin and tonic that was primarily ice-- a...More

1  Thank prettylilly
Reviewed 11 July 2018

What could be better? The seafood salad is amazing. It is huge! It is filled to the brim with lots of shrimp, crab, etc. You really will not believe that salad. How about walking in, sitting down, and your server brings a brown sack filled...More

Thank Jackie W
Reviewed 11 July 2018

We had an excellent meal at this restaurant before going to ThePageant of the Masters. A friend had recommended our going because she said my husband would love their seafood chopped salad. He did. However, I ordered the same salad only with teriyaki glazed chicken....More

Thank Ilene T
Reviewed 9 July 2018

This is definitely a “go to” spot when visiting LB! We both enjoyed our entrees, you can’t beat fresh fish!

Thank Jbka6863
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

The best brussels sprouts anywhere. Make sure you try the chocolate croissant bread pudding too. For a fun drink order the June Gloom martini. It isn’t on the menu but you’ll like it.

Thank chris92651
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

They certainly serve outstanding hamburgers. The caramelized onion topping is special. The BLT, is different, and was disappointing. The bacon was more like a fat slice crispy ham, so read the fine print on the menu.

Thank yogiacomo
Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

Quaint open air restaurant in the heart of Laguna Beach shopping district. Good service. Specializes in seafood, which was great. I recommend this place for couples and families alike.

Thank John R
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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
8 April 2017|
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Response from Don C | Reviewed this property |
No-this restaurant is on Forest Avenue
19 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, Late Night
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, Special occasions, Romantic, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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