230 Forest Avenue
Always a great restaurant for food quality, presentation and delivery. Horacio does a fantastic job keeping his guests satisfied without being intrusive. Bread pudding a MUST following dinner. 👏
We were seated right away and our waiter took our drink order with in minutes. 20 mins later he asked for our food orders. The 20 mins in between or drink and dinner order gave us enough time to study the food menu for our favorite dishes. We are asked for a second drink order which came before our dinner items. Dinner served with flare, he drivers my wife’s food 1st then mine. Excellent service and wonderful taste food plates
Reliable neighborhood gem. I recommend the chopped seafood salad.
I have been to 230 Forest several times now, having just relocated from San Francisco. I love this restaurant. Every dish and drink I've had is superior and the service staff is impeccable! Thank you for a wonderful experience!
Birthday celebration And the food was excellent.
Great meal. Recommend the mussels and ask for extra bread to dip in the sauce!!
Food is excellent. We had the lamb chops, Brussels Sprouts and a salad with apples. This was our third visit and food is consistently well prepared. Tables are little too close together, but noise level for lunch was moderate. Services was very good, attentive, but not overbearing.
What a wonderful treat. Sat on patio area celebrating with good friends for a birthday. A memorable nite!. We had appetizers (truffle fries and Brussels sprouts) and not a morsel left. Main course was camera worthy in presentation and as unique and they were flavorful. Topped off with birthday sundae. Thanks for making our celebration special.
230 is our go to place for a delicious place for lunch or dinner. We eat here more times for lunch, but dinners are exceptional too. 230 has never disappointed us in their meals or service.
We always stop to visit when we are in town! Chris and Javier are awesome and always take great care of us! This is consistently delicious and fun place to dine!!
Excellent food superior friendly service
Fun atmosphere, casual dining, good menu with lots of variety. Right in the middle of lovely Forest Ave, Laguna Beach. Stroll up and down the galleries and shops after your meal.
Food never disappoints
Great service and food. The atmosphere was casual and fun. Would recommend highly
Great night out.
Excellent service and food
I was excited to see the limoncello pasta on the menu as I love lemons. I asked the waiter and he confirmed it was very lemony. I told him I didn't want a heavy cream sauce and he also confirmed it wasn't too creamy and that it was a light, lemon flavored pasta with a dash of cream. When I bit into it, I was surprised that it didn't taste like lemon at all, it was extremely heavy in cream and the worst part of it was that it was SUGARY sweet! It was disgusting. The manager corrected what the waiter previously told me and said it was limoncello, the sweet liquor, not lemon. And when I asked to send it back and order something else, she told me it would be a $40 loss, trying to shame me for not wanting to eat it. I told her she can charge me for half of it since I only took a bite out of it (I could only eat 2 pieces of the seafood in the pasta) and I couldn't eat any more of it so that's what they did, they charged me half price for the uneaten pasta and took my dinner away. The dish itself was disgusting but the service and treatment was horrible as well.
Excellent French dip for lunch.
I thought the service was superior. Our waiter treated us like we were SOMEBODY!!!! And the Seafood salad was Delicious !
Fantastic as usual!
Our waitress was awesome
Salmon was great
Wonderful dinner tonight at 230 Forest. Wife had double cut pork chop that moist and “was delicious”. I had the bang bang shrimp app - bowl full of maybe 20 bite size fried shrimp in spicy bang bang slivered peppers onion, sauce, etc - really good, and then scallops with corn risotto with lardons (pork belly chunks)( who doesn’t like bacon). Scallops were perfect as was the risotto. Professional waitstaff. We are out of state guests that will eat here our next visit.
Concerned there were not more people there. We enjoyed it very much.
We keep coming back because this place is consistently great - food and service. Worth circling the parking lot to dine here!
We love the “off season”! 230 never disappoints, exceeding all expectations.
230 is our must go to restaurant every time we visit Laguna Beach. The food is always great and the service is always attentive.
The place gets a little cramped but the food and service is outstanding. I would highly recommend it.
Amazing food and excellent service!
Charming restaurant, outstanding food and service, and really friendly employees. Great experience!
Popular, crowded restaurant. Food quality was excellent. We went on a Sat night and the tables are so close together I could have shared my meal with the people sitting next to me. Just a notation. Owner came by several times to check to see if we were happy w everything. Next time we may go on a less busy evening. Would recommend.
We had a delicious lunch here yesterday. I had the ahi salad which was very good. My husband had the chili lime chicken sandwich which he loved. I had an old fashion which was made perfectly! My husband had a wine he liked so much he asked to see the bottle so he would remember the name of it. We had good service and really enjoyed our lunch.
The dinner here was simply outstanding. The food was unique and well-prepared. We had the carpaccio to start and scallops and the NY Strip as main courses. The sweet corn risotto with the scallops was the perfect accompaniment. We sat outside and enjoyed a perfect summer evening.
Always great food and great service...a wonderful place in Laguna Beach
Great food and service
The positives: The food and service were excellent. Our server and busmen were very attentive and we loved what we ordered!
The negatives: We waited ten minutes for our table, even with a reservation. We were sat in the back near the kitchen and our clothes came out smelling like food at the end of the night. The aisle between our table and the next was quite narrow, so when wait staff walked through, it was a tight squeeze and their backsides would nearly brush against our table. The ambiance in the front of the restaurant felt better and we will request sitting there next time.
Food was excellent. Service excellent. Brussel sprouts best we've had. Scallops with risotto off the charts. Special mahi mahi was really good. Lamb chops were top notch and meaty. Croissant chocolate bread pudding was amazing. Butter cake was not so good - too dry. We have been here many times but not lately. It was nice to go back. Not only was the food great but there have been nice improvements in the sound levels. Sound dampening added to the ceiling makes the ambiance and table conversation very nice.
Awesome food. Great service. Complimentary anniversary dessert❤️
Great place, great food and great folks...