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“Really good food and service - but a tight fit”

230 Forest Avenue Restaurant & Bar
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Ranked #7 of 182 Restaurants in Laguna Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$31 - US$80
Cuisines: American, Asian, Seafood
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: PCH
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Here early for a pre-theater dinner. The pear martini was the best! We both enjoyed our meal of the filet and the scallops - excellent. The only downside is that this location literallt crams tables together up the middle of the restaurant. Luckily we did not have to sit with our chairs slammed up against the table behind us, but I felt bad for the gentleman next to us. We were there early enough for the restaurant not to be full, but have been there other times when it is packed. My suggestion to the restaurant is to remove one table in the middle to give everyone an inch or two more. It doesn't need to feel like you are in economy class on an airplane just for that one extra sale a night.

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Reviewed 6 September 2017

One of the best restaurants in Laguna Beach. As a local, we go there frequently. Friendly bar staff and great food. Ask manager Erica for an outside table and people watch while you eat.

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Reviewed 29 August 2017

great menu...ordered fish tacos (catfish)...should have used 2 corn tortillas, nt one to hold it together...friend had a huge burger, cooked perfectly...took a while for food to come out, but staff was very friendly...wtched everyone's food order near us... looked uniformly inviitng.

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Thank Steve R
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Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

We ate here with 2 adults and 3 kids and the restaurant could not have been more helpful. The food was also truly fantastic. Oysters to start were divine and the special of the day - crab stuffed sole - was remarkable. The service was also first class.

Thank damiancollier
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Reviewed 21 August 2017

Came here with friends for a birthday for someone else. Had the crusted Halibut, which was extremely tender & tasty! Everyone at our table loved their meal. And they brought a nice dessert with a candle on top for the birthday person. Great meal & nice service!

Thank jainsea
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