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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 2 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant is fairly small (like a lot of the Laguna restaurants) and has indoor and outdoor seating. The service was good and we enjoyed the food. To begin, a small loaf of warm bread is brought to the table in a paper bag (different...More

Thank Diane W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a Favorite! One of the best restaurants in Laguna Beach. I live in Laguna Beach and this is one my favorites. Great menu, great attention to your order and the staff has a great attitude! They also have some really good muddled drinks...More

Thank BradyBunte77
Reviewed 14 May 2018

This is my go-to spot for delicious chef-designed meals, personalized service and the best atmosphere possible in the heart of Laguna Beach proper. Perfect for date night, anniversaries, a casual Monday dinner or a business meeting. Make this your dining destination... you can thank me...More

Thank rilesmckenna
Reviewed 12 May 2018

Located on one of the main streets in the center of Laguna, the food and service is always great. Enjoyed our lunch of crispy fish tacos and the classic burger. One of our favorite spots for a meal when we visit Laguna. Highly recommend it.

Thank jrjca
Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

The ultimate California beach-front experience...Our server, Kathleen, has worked at 230 Forest for 20 years. Iconic...We started off w/4 diff cocktails. Each amazing and unique. Each recommended by Kathleen. We then had 2 salads a bvb d a burrata app. Sumptuous...We then had the exquisite...More

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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Dope, double-bomb, sick, ridiculous...not just a state of mind, but a few of the 404 other words from the Urban Dictionary to describe the food, the atmosphere...and the staff! Drove down from the Bay Area to Palm Springs...making a quick (heh) side trip (yes, WAY...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

230 Forest Avenue is situated right in the heart of the “Laguna Village”. Had an amazing family lunch on their patio. Enjoyed people watching and some great food.

Thank Gjuillena
Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

This is one of my favorite spots in Laguna beach. I have been to this restaurant at least ten times never ordered the same thing twice and have NEVER been disappointed. The menu has several “must haves” I love the ahi poke, Bacon wrapped halloumi,...More

Thank John K
Reviewed 26 March 2018

We often visit Watermarc which is owned by the same restaurant group and located just 3 blocks away so we thought we'd give 230 a try on our second night in Laguna and it didn't disappoint. We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner. Our reservation was honored...More

Thank LRaven
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Margery G
1 June 2018|
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Response from adalbert3 | Reviewed this property |
We did not find noise an issue at all.
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
Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Romantic
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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