230 Forest Avenue

Californian in Laguna Beach

This sleek, contemporary, art-filled bistro in the heart of downtown’s village is always bustling for its martini bar and fresh seafood like candied salmon salad, signature halibut with hazelnut crust, papaya slaw and roasted tomato butter, and day boat scallops with corn risotto. It may look haute, but you can get away with a dressy swimsuit cover-up at lunch.