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230 Forest Avenue Restaurant & Bar

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230 Forest Ave, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2114 (PCH)
+1 949-494-2545
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:30
Closed now
All hours
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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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

230 Forest Avenue, the sister restaurant of Watermarc in Laguna Beach, was a delicious place for a Sunday evening dinner in Laguna. We opted for inside seating due to cool weather, and the noise level was low even though the tables were close together. The grilled artichoke starter was excellent, as were all the entrees. Everyone cleaned their plates! We... More 

Thank Sasa323
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An early dinner for three- including a 4 year old and the restaurant could not have been nicer. Staff were friendly, helpful and attentive. Made my son welcome- which always helps him behave well. But the food was awesome. Beautiful fresh fish and salad. Could not have asked for more.

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Jupiter, Florida
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184 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here for lunch which runs until 4 pm. Had fish tacos and chicken sandwich both of which were excellent. Were about $15 each. Service was exceptional and food was delivered quickly.

Thank DiverM
Chicago, Illinois
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stumbled in for an appetizer and Patty, a bubbly server with an infectious passion for the 230 menu took us on a hedonistic and crazy-good food odyssey. She convinced us to order the char-grilled artichoke and I honestly wanted a second, especially with the Hartford Court chardonnay pairing (her choice). Stayed, sampled all kinds of comfort food on the menu--chipotle... More 

Thank SharT14
Long Beach, California
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224 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

My friends favorite restaurant here in Laguna. OMG she was right. We had calamari onion soup, salad, fried artichoke the Ruby Red cocktail and the cucumber martini. All are fantastic. Server was great and I will be back.

Thank Sailing_Sweetie
Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The service and food were amazing. The waiter recommended the FRIED BRUSSELS SPROUTS & BRAISED BACON. It was so good and almost every table had it. We also ordered the Cioppino to share. It was fresh and full of flavor.

Thank Karl W
Santa Rosa, California
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40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Located, coincidentally, at 230 Forest Avenue, this has been one of our go-to restaurants for years. Our dinner experiences on a recent trip to Laguna Beach were nothing short of superb. We dined there two nights in a row seated once at an inside table and once at the bar. The Oysters (on the half shell) with vodka pomegranate granite... More 

Thank Eric G
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289 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

We recently stopped here for lunch, and we were pleasantly surprised. The food was very good. We had an excellent Blackened Ahi Nicoise salad and a very good Rock Shrimp Po Boy. Service was excellent.

Thank MrJoelB
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

This is our 2nd visit. We ordered the Flowers Chardonnay, lobster roll, seafood salad, halibut and fish stew. Everything artfully prepared, visually beautiful, fresh and tasty. Our server interacted with us wonderfully. The Manager checked on us twice. Staff seemed happy to work there. The Chardonnay inventory seemed sparse. Not much quality offered in the $50-60 price range. The Flowers... More 

Thank daroldmark
Verdi, Nevada
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

We settled in for a quick lunch just inside the entry. We found a very gracious staff, clean environment and quick service. We were not made to wait long before meeting our waiter who was friendly and helpful in selecting a plate for my wife. The food was tasty, and well presented. I would go back there again.

Thank BasqueWanderer

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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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
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?