We just dined at 230 Forest on Sun. It was wonderfu! Be sure make a reservation there. There are so many amazing places to dine in Laguna. The Loft @ The Montage is very good. There are 3 restaurants at The Montage, The Studio is also awesome! You may also want to check out Sapphire Grill or Hush. We have been to Claes @ The Hotel Laguna, it's nice and you will have pretty views there. Let us know where you end up! :)
More upper-crusty in Laguna would be Studio at The Montage. Or maybe Clae's, in the Hotel Laguna. I might also suggest Ti Amo or Dizz's As Is. A bit farther North you'd find Mastro's, BlueFin, and Javier's..... all at Crystal Cove.
Dizz's As Is
2794 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
2087 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
Brussels Bistro on Forest in the village is great! They have live jazz Tues, Wed, Thurs. and on weekends, DJ's after 10. Great atmosphere, fantastic food and good service. Great wine and beer list too. I live locally :)
222 Forest Ave, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
BB is definitely not upper crust.
230 Forest is very good. I like it better than Watermarc. Both are upscale casual. Watermarc can take bigger groups. I love Tabu in Southern Laguna. K'Ya gets good reviews. I have not been to Sorrento Grill is a long time, but they have to be doing something right.
230 Forest Avenue Restaurant
230 Forest Ave, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
370 Glenneyre St., Laguna Beach, CA 92651
448 S Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
2892 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
K'ya Bistro - Laguna Beach
1287 South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651