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230 Forest Avenue Restaurant & Bar
230 Forest Avenue Restaurant & Bar

230 Forest Avenue Restaurant & Bar

9.116 reviews
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American, Seafood, Bar
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230 Forest Ave, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
(949) 494-2545
http://230forestavenue.com/
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One of my favorite local spots.

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Oceanside

This chic casual dining spot sports rotating art exhibits on the walls. Dishes on the menu are designed to share as there’s a fun selection of bites, small plates and share plates. The The easy-to-share Twin Lobster Rolls were yummy and the Crab Cake BLT was delectable. There’s open air patio seating in front and the restaurant is dog friendly. Unfortunately, we were seated in the back and the waitress treated us as an afterthought.

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San Jose

Very cute restaurant in Laguna Beach with a great atmosphere and vibe. The appetizers were just okay, but the highlights were the entrees. I got the salmon with a fried quail egg and it was divine! My girlfriend had the scallops which were also delicious. I would definitely recommend going here if you are in the area.

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Belmont

During a recent girls' trip to Laguna Beach, we tried several highly rated restaurants and this one was definitely a stand out. 230 Forest is an amazing seafood restaurant located on the boutique lined Forest Avenue. Loved the open and airy setup, which was still intimate at the same time.

To start, we all shared the prosciutto-wrapped shrimp which was very tasty. We also shared the Fisherman's Chowder, which is actually a seafood soup that is large enough to have as your entree. The maui onion soup was their soup of the day, and although the broth was yummy, there was way too much gruyere cheese in it.

Our entrees however, were all superb. I had the scallops on top of butternut squash risotto with sweet corn nage and white truffle oil. It was to die for! Their signature Alaskan Halibut was AMAZING! We also enjoyed the King Salmon Nicoise and Seafood Pasta. Unfortunately, we didn't have room for their famous chocolate croissant bread pudding. Next time!

Make sure you book a table in advance, but you can also try walking in and sitting at the bar. This place is a gem!

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Los Angeles

Cute little neighborhood restaurant, that services up great seafood dishes and drinks! The restaurant is small so if you have a big party you better make a reservation. The services was on point our water glasses were always full, and they were very helpful describing the dishes We weren’t that hungry so we shared the Fisherman’s chowder that comes with a giant piece of halibut, and veggies and we both ordered the chopped seafood salad because it looked so good! It came with shrimp, real crab, bacon, egg, avocado, and a chipotle ranch.

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This is a favorite of ours in Laguna Beach. They have a pretty diverse menu, a little something for everyone. The food is alway delicious and the chef presents them in eye pleasing ways. My husband always orders the Chopped Seafood Salad, they serve half or full portion. The half size is always more than enough. I order all over the menu and have not been disappointed.

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Mission Viejo

Delicious Mediterranean cuisine on Forest Ave (main drag), Laguna Beach

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Local from Aliso Viejo

Don't miss the charm of Laguna - art galleries, shops & restaurants

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Tolleson

One of my favorite local spots.

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San Francisco

Seafood and more!!

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Rancho Santa Margarita
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Austin
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