We will celebrating my friend's birthday, she ordered the kale salad and we
had the fish taco's. The food was excellent and our waiter was very attentive.
We brought friends from out of state. They loved the entree tuna Niçoise salad - said it was better than 4 different places where they have it. The Brussels sprouts appetizer is always great as is the pork chop.
Always good. Italian flare. The tables are a little close. So its a little tight for space. But food was good. We actually split a main pasta course. Their bread is fresh and warm. Their signature martini's are excellent. Will definitely go back!!
The salmon salad is excellent and highly recommended. 230 Forest has a varied menu and is one of those rare consistent restaurants you can count on for a good meal.
All good - we were early evening and enjoyed a bit more “room” than sometimes is the case when they are at peak. Food was excellent, service also.
Celebrating my boyfriends birthday. We had an amazing time and they treated us wonderfully.
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Come here every time we travel to Laguna. Sat at the bar to eat and must say that Dan behind the bar was great. I tried the lamb shank and it was fabulous.
Disappointing dinner, lamb shanks were over cooked and wine list did not have vintages listed, not the fine place it was several years ago...
A very unpleasant and unsatisfactory experience. Even though we had reservations and arrive promptly, the hostesses were both unfriendly and unwelcoming. They seated us at a table directly adjacent to the open entrance. It was a very windy, cold night and when I asked to be moved to an inside table, I was told that this was my table and there were no other tables available. It was very busy and we would have been happy to wait at the bar. But this option was not offered to us. It was basically "take it or leave it" with no apology and absolutely no effort to accommodate us. We walked out before ordering. We will never return to this restaurant.
Delightful lunch w me hubby! Ask to sit outside to enjoy people watching. Recommendations: lamb appetizer was perfectly seasoned, tender and delicious. The French onion soup is a must have - a meal in itself! Save room for the bread pudding chocolate chip croissant- go for it —- you will not be disappointed!
Mediocre dinner -
Pork chop large but hard to cut and not that flavorful or juicy
Lamp chop appetizer didn't even taste like lamb
Maui onion Soup had an unusual taste
Disappointing for $100+ - Definitely not worth it
Everything was wonderful- service, food, setting. Thank you!
Always great food and considerate excellent service!
Great meal... fresh ingredients and moderate sized portions (I had two young NFL football players with me who both were satisfied). The appetizers were creative (kung pao calamari a highlight there), the fish dishes we had were perfectly prepared and flavorful, and the pork chop was absolutely huge. The martinis weren't bad either.
great food and nice cozy restaurant. Great for friends get together. A little too loud for a romantic meal
We had a wonderful dining experience!
Great place for couples
Excellent food and service always. Our favorite restaurant in the Newport Beach area when we are visiting.
Great dinner.......and bread pudding. ;) Trendy spot, very fun atmosphere!
The restaurant was busy but I always felt our server was giving us special attention. She was never a pest or imposing and she always seemed to be there when we needed anything. We loved our entire experience including our drinks! We will be back!
Dine early! This restaurant seems to get packed after 6:00 pm so be sure and have a reservation. tables near the back are LOUD due to open kitchen as well as the volume of the (unnecessary) music and all tables are spaced VERY close together. If weather is nice, opt for a table near the front (sidewalk). Bread was served with a kalamata olive butter (I think) which was warm and tasty. The maui onion soup was delicious as were the oysters. Two of us had the shrimp scampi pasta, which was just okay. Kind of bland. However the candied salmon salad was excellent as was the veal. Bus staff was very helpful but I felt our waiter was smarmy.
Great restaurant in Laguna that I recommend to anyone looking to have a good date night
Great food and service but fairly loud so not great if you’re catching up with friends and really want to talk
Food was disappointing. Mussels were chewy and with shell pieces. Too salty broth. Gnocchi were mushy with too thick cream and dry chicken pieces. Left most of meals. Waitress did bring a complimentary dessert which we ate but would not have ordered. No offer to comp the food.
We were sitting by a speaker and the waiter was very nice about turning down the music
Pretty limited menu options and overpriced. I was encouraged by our server to order the halibut but surprised it was breaded and very very bland. I felt a waste of $34. The rest of the table were satisfied with their choice although none of us would recommend or rush back. There seem to be better options such as Oak, better value for money and much better food!
Always been great..14 yrs running 🏃♀️
Everything was fine but found the menu to be too limited compared to my prior visits a year or so ago and in the past. Would like a much broader menu
My husband and I were visiting Laguna Beach for the first time and the positive reviews about this restaurant prompted me to make a reservation. I requested a less noisy area since the reviews also noted that it was noisy and my husband is hearing impaired. My request was accommodated and we enjoyed a delicious meal and great wine. The food was very well prepared and the servers were attentive and well trained. I would definitely recommend 230 Forest Avenue if asked where to eat in Laguna.
The food is fine, if you don't mind (literally) rubbing elbows with the diners at the surrounding tables. The noise level make conversation difficult. The hostess was less than welcoming and the wait staff was not attentive in the least.
If the tables were any closer I could eat off their plates.
The Food and service was very good and well proportioned.
Took our 9 month old son out for dinner while traveling as a family. This was an enjoyable meal, good service and a good atmosphere. Loud enough to hide baby squeals and other noises ;)
always great food and great service. no complaints. we go there frequently and continue to do so
Food, service were outstanding. Great meal. Rock Shrimp, house salad, sea bass/risotto and chocolate bread pudding. Perfect meal!!
Visited 230 Forest before going to the theater. We were welcomed warmly and offered the choice of a number of tables. It was quiet when we arrived as we were eating early due to the show, but within 30 minutes the restaurant was very busy. We had cocktails and beer. They don't have any beer on tap, but their bottle selection is very nice. We have their shrimp appetizer special and sea bass special. Both were well presented and delicious. We also had the onion soup which was amazing. The service was wonderful. I highly recommend this restaurant as a fun atmosphere with great food.
Another GREAT dinner at 230 Forest - fantastic Salmon and Diver Scallops, and the Brussel Sprouts are out of sight ! ! ! Can't wait to go again ! ! !