230 Forest Avenue
GREAT PLACE!!! Will definitelyGREAT PLACE!!! Will definitely go back and recommend it for sure!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMTruly outstanding service.Truly outstanding service. Everyone says that but this place is the real deal. Great food as well, incredible and well put together menu. Very noisy, but that's part of the energy.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Birthday DinnerWent for my birthday with several friends and had a great meal. We had the special rock shrimp and the fried calamari as starters and we all agreed the shrimp was exceptionally good. I enjoyed the perfectly cooked barramundi with hummus for my entree and would order it again. Others enjoyed the halibut, salmon, and the huge pork chop. Everyone left happy!4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMWe waited about 35 minutesWe waited about 35 minutes to be seated after our reservation time. They did comp an appetizer for the inconvenience. The bar is small, so there is no place to wait except on the street. The tables are packed into tight spaces so it is a bit crowded feeling. Service and food are very good. Overall, it is fun, vibrant place, not a quiet and romantic one. Parking can be a serious issue.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMThe steak was so tender, allThe steak was so tender, all it needed was a gentle push with a fork. Had the seafood pasta - incredible fresh, and incredible warmed up the day afterwards. Do NOT LEAVE without trying the bread pudding!4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMSo glad you brought back theSo glad you brought back the rock shrimp appetizer! It Rocks!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was my second time eatingThis was my second time eating here and it did not disappoint! Fantastic menu and service.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWas in town celebrating aWas in town celebrating a birthday without much of a plan. 230 Forrest was decided on the day before. Walking distance from our hotel. Service was good, atmosphere better than average, but the food was outstanding! We can't wait for our next trip to Laguna. 230 in definitely on the return to list.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMSteak and seafood were bothSteak and seafood were both excellent. Great wine recommendation, too. Service was attentive. We had a great time!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were welcomed at the doorWe were welcomed at the door and sedated right away, our server was friendly and efficient. The food was excellent and we all had a really good dinner/night out. Thank you 230 Forest.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMFood is delicious!!! We haveFood is delicious!!! We have been there a few times everything is always excellent!!!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMI hadn't been to 230 ForestI hadn't been to 230 Forest Ave. for awhile nor had our friends that we were with. My special dinner, fresh swordfish was outstanding.The restaurant had a creative martini list.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything was superb!230 Forest Avenue had one of the most interesting menus we have ever seen and everything, absolutely everything, we had was superb. A wonderful evening after a day of travel, sightseeing and driving!3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat's the name of the place?I eat out at a lot of restaurants all over this country and I have to say 230 Forest is one of my top five. We had reservations for dinner but decided to go for lunch. Great seafood salad, cesaer with a parmesean crisp and tomato bisque soup. The baguette in a bag is a nice toasty treat with the kalamata olive and garlic butter. Great lunch so we thought about cancelling dinner but said nope, will be back that night.
Of course that was the right decision. That night tried the crab cakes and the Loup de Mare. California sea bass stuffed with crab, wow, the best seafood dish I have had in years.
Our servers Jorge and Ben were right on the money and kudos to the bus boy, he does a really nice job.
If in Laguna Beach you have to try2/5/2013 12:00:00 AM