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Taste, texture, flavor and palatability: Chef Marc hits the mark on each at 230 Forest, where seafood rules

A couple of weeks back I had the pleasure of meeting the wonderfully talented and genuinely very nice guy Marc Cohen, owner and chef of Watermarc here in Laguna Beach. Read more
230 Forest Avenue to receive $1,000 award; selects Children’s Hospital of Orange County to receive matching donation. Read more
Cox Business Operation Loyalty Program rewards long-standing Cox Business Customers while giving back to the Community with a "pay-it-forward" charitable donation. Orange County Cox Business Customer, "230 Forest Avenue" in Laguna Beach is recognized as one of Cox's Outstanding Business Customers. Watch Now
College-bound students from Orange County and Palos Verdes, their families, teachers, elected official, city representatives and Cox Communications employees celebrated the achievements of 14 high school seniors at the Aliso Viejo Country Club on June 15, 2016. Through the Cox Charities Foundation, these students were named 2016 Cox Scholars and received scholarships ranging from $1,500 to $5,000. They were also recognized for their successes in the classroom and in the community. Two students received scholarships from the James C. Kennedy Scholarship Fund as children of Cox employees. Also, Innovation in Education grants to schools and teachers were awarded to help fund innovative programs in our schools. Watch Now
230 Forest Avenue delivers magnificent seafood in the heart of downtown Laguna. Read more
The cuisine at 230 Forest Avenue dazzles with flavors of the Pacific Rim. Read more
Go behind the kitchen door to meet some of the area's top chefs and their dedicated sidekicks. Read more
Chefs are getting innovative with liquor to enhance dishes at local restaurants. Read more
Four local chefs share recipes that have been passed down for generations. Read more
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Laguna's 230, equal parts bistro, art gallery and martini bar, is one of the town's ultimate hot spots. Enjoy a traditional martini or any one of 10 specialty martinis.

Pair your cocktails with 230's amazing West Coast tempura oysters with seaweed salad and remoulade, the Hoisin barbeque duck and brie spring rolls with cucumber slaw and sweet sour sauce or any small plate from the appetizer menu, and you're set.
Voted one of 'Diner's Choice Winners'
Don't be fooled by the crowds and the noise; they are all part of the scene here at Laguna Beach's sexy and intense 230 Forest Avenue.
Orange County Register
The stress of traffic and crowds disappears amid the consistently excellent cuisine at 230 Forest Avenue......
It's a street address that's worth seeking out. 230 Forest Avenue is an easy-to-find place with hard-to-forget food. You can't get more straightforward than 230 Forest Avenue. to begin with, its name is its address. So, there's a lot less chance than normal of getting lost. Crowds of beautiful people spilled onto the sidewalk, for a seat on the small heated patio or in the long, sleek dining room.
The dishes at 230 Forest Avenue taste like real food, with true, honest flavors.
Proud recipient of the prestigious Zagat Award 2009, 230 Forest Avenue gained a reputation as the 'in spot' among foodies after debuting at its namesake address in the summer of 1995. It is the artistry of innovative Executive Chef Marc Cohen, however, that has added refreshing new appeal to what is served...
This is a dining experience un parallelled, whether you join a hungry group or dine solo.
By Cuisine Magazine Authoer
In the heart of downtown Laguna Beach, this happening bistro is upbeat and chic, with a popular outside patio, beautifully prepared food and a plethora of exotic martinis to please sophisticated palates. Seafood rules here: the hazelnut-crusted Alaskan Halibut is a work of art. A magnificent Pacific Northwest cioppino is chock-full of lobster, colossal shrimp, Manila Clams, New Zealand greenlip mussels, calamari and fish in a rich seafood and shellfish stock.