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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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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
230 Forest Ave, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2114
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have eaten at #230 many times and have always had a good meal. Both the steaks and the seafood are delicious. Very popular with the locals and also with the tourists. The only downside is that there is often a wait, so plan your...More

Thank Jerry D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This small, intimate restaurant on one of Laguna Beach's main shopping streets offers good food at reasonable prices (at least by Laguna standards). My daughter loved her fish tacos and my salade Nicoise was outstanding. A friend of ours who's a local counts thus among...More

Thank davemh333
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely restaurant in the heart of Laguna Beach. Always wall to wall people. A nice bar inside with dining inside and out on the patio. VERY noisy. Very difficult to have a conversation amidst all the noise. Great food, drinks and dessert. Always fresh...More

Thank Judie M
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

230 Forest Avenue is always a go to place. This afternoon, a friend and I ventured for lunch. Excellent, immediate service and I decided on the Blackened Ahi Nicoise Salad (haricot vert, potato, egg, tomato, capers and kalamata olives, wonderful ahi and a mustard vinaigrette)....More

Thank deb s
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

We had planned to go to Nick's, but decided that we didn't want to wait 90 minutes to get in, so we ventured down the street, looked at the 230 menu and decided to give it a try. Very happy we did. We were a...More

Thank bongomoppet
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Hard to go wrong as long as you look at the menu and know the prices. You might want to try it for lunch to check it out.

Thank Jersey M
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

Found this excellent spot by searching top rated restaurants near me while in Laguna beach. It came highly recommended and no wonder! We were sat at our table by a great waitress named Patty who we learned was from new York and she gave great...More

Thank Daniel C
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

My OH and I wanted a decent meal (having read so many reviews of other places saying amazing views but average food in Laguna Beach). Glad we found this place as the food was delicious. We reserved a table online as it was Saturday night...More

Thank baby_rhino1984
Reviewed 30 April 2017

We ate here for our anniversary dinner, after wandering around downtown Laguna "winging it" without a reservation. There were tables available this particular Saturday night and after taking a quick look a the menu (mainly seafood) and talking to a friendly hostess, we decided to...More

Thank BobChristine
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

This was a nice place with a kind of relaxed atmosphere even though it felt a little fancy. The service was excellent! The food is a little bit pricey but I really enjoyed my choice of food. They had really nice menu.

Thank Rebecka J
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Robert S
Are you the restaurant with the curious roof?
7 April 2017|
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Response from Don C | Reviewed this property |
No-this restaurant is on Forest Avenue
Where is the menu??
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
I would like to see the dinner menu. We're taking a friend who's on the Atkins diet.
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
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, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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
  • E-mail
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