230 Forest Avenue
The halibut tastes delicious and is a big portion. I took half of it home and ate it the next night. However, even if the portion was half the size, I would come here because of how delicious it is. My husband is a great cook and there are some dishes that I will never order in a restaurant because I prefer how my husband prepares it. Halibut is an exception and this is the best halibut I've ever had.
Great food and location! Very attentive staff, including the Manager who visited tables making sure everyone was enjoying their meals. Impressive!
We had a very enjoyable experience. Our server was friendly and professional. Our entrees were generous portions for their cost. They arrived hot and tasted wonderful. We loved the dessert selections. We will be back soon!
Scottish salmon and caprese salad were fabulous. Oysters were okay but not memorable. Service was perfunctory. We split the dinner entree which was a perfect amount of food for the two of us. The only down side was that there was no split plate option offered. We used a bread and butter plate and divided things up.
We are always pleased coming to 230 Forest!
Shout out to Joe up front and Chris our server!
Chris & Kimberly
My hamburger was cold and when I asked for it to be redone I got an attitude-It was my fault for ordering a medium-rare hamburger. Huh? The menu is nothing original or spectacular and it’s expensive for what they offer. It’s a great location. And with real estate, it’s all about location, location, location! But there’s so many better restaurants to eat at that I suggest find them.
It was great! It was recommended by a friend and it didn’t disappoint at all! Something for everyone on their menu!
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.