230 Forest Avenue
I loved our dinner! We were attending the Pageant of the Masters after and this was the perfect spot. I had the scallops and they were outstanding, along with the superb service. Definitely going back.
Wonderful food and service! Marco was our server and he made our experience a lot of fun! Definitely will be going back!
The most important judgment about a restaurant generally involves the quality of the food. In fact, there was no dissappointment on that account. The pricing was reasonable for the entrees we had. What was terribly disappointing was the abysmally slow service and snippity attitude of the manager. After having not been served anything but water for 30’, we asked the manager if they could get us a loaf of bread similar to everyone else around us who in most cases were seated later than us. When the manager brought the bread he was flippant and when we asked him for it originally he was put out and sour. We had bad experiences with service on several other visits and we thought that was corrected. Apparently not.
This is our Favorite restaurant in Laguna Beach. The food is superb and Chris, our server was wonderful! Ask for Chris!! He was very knowledgeable about the secret menu items we looked forward to ordering. The ambiance is a perfect vacation by the beach restaurant. Unbelievable fish and seafood dishes. Thank you Chef for keeping the Rock Shrimp and Hazelnut crusted halibut!
Delicious dishes, which they even customized for me!! Service level was absolutely impeccable!!!
The only BIG issue, and many guests have complained about, and even left, is the NOISE. The place is very noisy and has a lot of echo. They fit many tables in a small space, so it results in little privacy, lots of noise and difficulty having any conversation!!
Absolutely Wonderful as always
The food was delicious, great location, good service, noisy when it fills up with people
Fantastic in every way. Thank you !
We love this restaurant... we make sure we go there everytime we visit Laguna Beach (about 3x a year)
On July 8, we celebrated my birthday at 230 Forest Ave. They made it special -- we got a table by the outside railing to people-watch (which I had requested); the host helped us figure out the parking meter, and Jorge, our waiter, was very attentive. We had a delicious burrata and tomato salad, and melt-in-your-mouth seabass, which may be the best I ever had. They brought a sundae with a candle as their complementary birthday gift. It was a perfect 10!
We've been coming to 230 Forest for years and it never disappoints! Our server, Nahum, was fantastic! He took excellent care of us! The food is always delicious and it's fun to sit outside and watch the people and dogs go by on Forest Avenue! This is a winning restaurant!
Birthday celebration. Great spot in the heart of Laguna Beach. Wonderful food and service. Excellent overall!
- I called ahead for a birthday. They did not honor this at the restaraunt and did not deliver the cake they said they would.
- Service was not great the second half of dining. We were forgotten.
- the two seaters in the middle of the inside were way to close to each other!
Excellent food, excellent service, excellent wine and so nice to sit on the patio and people watch. I had the lamb chops and my husband had salmon. Delicious!
Always a great meal. Our favorite spot in Laguna Beach
Great place and will go back again
Great food and service
Service and food was very good. It was noisy but it was a holiday and very busy.
Everything was great. My only complaint is that when me and my partner arrived, we asked for a 4 top table nearer the patio since I had requested the patio (and it was full) when making the reservation. We were told by the hostess that it was reserved for a larger party. We asked about another 4 top table near the wall and were told that it was also reserved for a larger party. 5 minutes later a party of two were sat at each one. Maybe we should have arrived 5 minutes later ...
Service was outstanding (on 4th of July!) The food was even better. Delectable salmon and cioppino! Still thinking about this meal a week later ....
I have been to 230 many times and I usually love it. This time, I had the Sea Bass which was excellent! My friend had the Halibut special but it was a bit overcooked which is never good for fish. Also, we were seated at a table next to the rest rooms and a busy in out area for waiters which was not as nice as most of the other tables. I would def dine there again.
Their food has a lot of flavor. Great customer service and good drinks. I always eat here when I come to Laguna Beach.
brought a dessert out for our anniversary; attentive and amazing food
The food is always Consistently good! Marco was a wonderful server and the manager was very accommodating and sweet.
The fillet was excellent but the shoe-string potatoes were saggy.
I really liked the food! And we enjoyed sitting out next to the Laguna sidewalk strollers
Great location, great bar, food, and service! I would recommend!
this restaurant has been great for many years. highly recomend.
We had reservations for 3, one member of our party ran late & they were cool with it. I ordered the lamb chops AMAZING! Food & drinks were delicious. We were there on Fathers Day & were not rushed. Parking in LB is awful, allow plenty of time in case you have to walk a ways. We lucked out & found a space on Forest.
We dined here twice over Father's Day weekend. On Saturday, my husband and I ate here, and on Sunday, our daughter joined us. Their food is delicious, interesting, and satisfying. We ate on the patio both times. We had to wait a few minutes each time, and the staff knows how to handle the demand. The patio is right on the sidewalk, so it's great people watching. Dogs are allowed on the patio, which is always a plus. Maybe next time, he'll come with us.
Even though it was very busy because of many Fathers' Day celebrants, our waitperson was very courteous in encouraging us to take our time while waiting for a member of our party who was delayed by a tollroad closures. Candied salmon salad and fish tacos deserve 5 stars.
Sit outside - best people-watching in town!
Great service, and the fish tacos were amazing!
Second time to eat here while traveling on business. Really like this place, and will return. Food has never disappointed - both off the menu and the specials. Client ordered the bread pudding this time and LOVED it. The only reason I couldn’t give it five stars this time was because our waitress forgot our appetizer. Otherwise, she was solid, as were the other staff who visited/serviced our table.
Amazing as Always
Dog friendly patio. Requires dogs to stay on sidewalk. Excellent food!!
I’ve been hearing really great things about this place for awhile and I’m so glad I finally tried it! It was far better than I could have imagined, such a unique and delicious menu and absolutely outstanding service
Excellent scallops preceded by burrata.