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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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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“seafood salad” (47 reviews)
“halibut” (48 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
230 Forest Ave, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2114
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1 - 10 of 635 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Year after year food is delicious! We shared salad, tacos and dessert. Great service. We can’t wait to go back next year!

Date of visit: December 2018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been coming here for years and it never disappoints! We love the location, the vibe, the drinks and the delicious food! It’s great for lunch on the patio and for an intimate dinner with friends or a date night. We never miss coming...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank terrihK9755MZ
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We Have been going to for 20 years and every meal absolutely terrific. The manhattans are the best and the signature halibut unique

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Bill C
Reviewed 29 November 2018

Def enjoyed eating a few appetizers outside before heading back to John Wayne. The tacos were delicious! It is stops like this that really give you the vibe you're wanting when visiting a place like LB. I appreciated the artisan feel of the dishes and...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank KRM210
Reviewed 21 November 2018 via mobile

This is one of my favorite fine dining restaurants in Laguna Beach and a good place for lunch, as well. Love the hazelnut-crusted halibut for dinner and seafood salad for lunch.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Trek26425209168
Reviewed 14 November 2018

The restaurant has a varied menu and the food is quite good. Tables near the outside are beat on warm evenings.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Thomastoo
Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

Quiet Monday night. Easy to get a table. Usually jammed on weekends. Always a good meal. Will be back twice a year. Great service. Awesome bartender.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Don C
Reviewed 13 October 2018

Food, service and atmosphere were all good the evening we stopped in for early Friday night dinner. Street parking was easy.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Tiz108
Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

Bistro setting with indoor seating. Friendly service. Very good food with excellent chicken sandwich and salmon on salad. Good fries. Street noise and poor acoustics marred the experience. Expensive food in a town that is very proud of itself.

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Anthem49
Reviewed 11 September 2018

Never a surprise here. Food is always fresh, wait staff is attentive and the place is always crowded. Even with a wait, it's worth it! Great quality, good quantity of food and the drinks are always great!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank glenn288
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1 June 2018|
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Response from johnkachel12345 | 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
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.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$80
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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
Bar Scene, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 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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