230 Forest Avenue
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...
Wonderful lunch great presentation and superb salmon Staff very accommodating to my my mobility limited friend
Dried piece of fig on a stick in a mediocre marg; no good. Gnocchi with way too much bacon and a gloppy sauce; bleh. Over sweet marinara and also way too much sauce on my wife’s spicy seafood pasta. Everyone sitting so close that you could hear each other’s heartbeat; that is, if the noise level wasn’t 150 dB. Won’t be back.
We absolutely loved this restaurant. We had Jorge as our server and received the most amazing service from him. He’s the best. Also, the dishes were delicious! Will certainly be returning here!
Great as usual, always treat ourselves to dinner when we are in Newport visiting.
Love Table 18at the back with the mirrors. Service is the best back there and it
Gives us a little more room.
Great place to eat before the Pageant show. Food was awesome. Fun time with friends but noisy so couldn’t hear very eell.
We always go here for dinner but tried lunch the other day, great lunch spot
The best restaurant ever!
A magical atmosphere in
I've been coming to the
Laguna Art Festival since
I was a young girl and the
Forest restaurant helps
me recapture my youth,
adding sprinkles of great
music, amazing staff and
a classy feel. By the way,
the food is gourmet great!
My pasta dish was mediocre and it was a bit noisey. But the service was great, as was my wife's steak.
I absolutely love this place! Never a disappointing experience.
This is an amazing restaurant. Incredible food and good service. We had lunch and dinner here. I would rate as outstanding the New York Steak, gnocchi with mushrooms, and seafood salad. In the “very good” category are the lamb chops, burger and fries. The wait times were not long. This is a must-stop in Laguna.
Everything was fine. We were seated immediately and the service was good.
Good food and service
Exceptional food and service. The tuna was great.
Very very noisy. The limoncello pasta was over cooked and overloaded with cream and then topped with a glop of ricotta. No taste of lemon at all. The halibut was better. The butter cake for dessert was quite good, a little skimpy on the strawberries. We requested patio and told up front we might not get it. Arrived early and still didn’t get patio. Will not return.
Great food and great service!
Excellent restaurant to dine at before attending a show at the Pageant of The Masters. The food was excellent, I had the pork chop and it was well flavored and perfectly cooked. Our server, Marco, provide great recommendations and excellent service.
Happening place with great food and drink -- be sure to make a reservation during summer season!
Great dinner experience before the Pageant.
We’re long time visitors to 230 Forest. We always enjoy the setting, service and delicious food. We had the Bang Bang shrimp this time. We will be back!!
Recommended by a friend who has been going for years. Great recommendation. Our waiter was knowledgeable and friendly and helpful, all the staff were very friendly and welcoming. The food was delicious - best Brussels sprouts ever and I don’t normally like them! Highly recommend this restaurant.
The lamb chops were exceptional. Outside (in front) was pleasant except for the bee that liked us.
good food and service - probably wont go back in the summer - way to crowded - tables to close together. like the place but not the tight tables .
Our first time there and an excellent meal and ambiance for a birthday celebration.
I am allergic to garlic and the chef was very accommodating to prepare a delicious garlic free meal for me.
Enjoyed sitting in the patio where the noise level was better! Greeting and service genuine. Beautiful evening!
We had a nice table outside right on the sidewalk rail. Weather was beautiful and it was fun to people watch along with great service, food, drinks and ambiance. Will definitely come back!
Marco is the best! Really made us feel like we were at home and service was excellent 👌🏻