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All 149 Carmel Restaurants

Forge in the Forest Restaurant

Fifth Ave and Junipero Ave, Carmel, CA 93921
(831) 624-2233
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Ranked #61 of 149 Restaurants in Carmel
Price range: $25 - $25
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 5th Avenue
Transit: MST stops on Junipero Ave, half block from restaurant
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English first
Carmel, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

The Forge is a favorite with locals, and tourists who stumble upon it will return every time they come back to Carmel-by-the-Sea. Now under the flawless management of Greg Profeta, the food is better than it has ever been -- the seafood chowder is award-winning -- and the service is friendly and efficient. There is delightful dining outside, and tables... More

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Los Gatos
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49 reviews 49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

There's not much to dislike about The Forge Restaurant in downtown Carmel unless you manage to trip over a cobblestone getting to your table. We like the atmosphere and usually sit outside on the patio. The Service is excellent as is the food.. We've eaten there many times in the past visits and have never been disappointed.

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Port Hope Ontario
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We fell upon The Forge when we arrived in Carmel. We were seated in the cute courtyard/patio area which has lovely character and a fire pit. We waited a long-ish time to be initially greeted and served however once Omar took our table we were well taken care of. He was very efficient and charming. The food was good and... More

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West Yorkshire
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76 reviews 76 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We arrived and asked if we could sit outside as the weather was lovely and warm. We were shown to a table and then told we couldn't sit there as it was dirty. The host couldn't be bothered to clean it and indeed didn't bother to clean it but then proceeded to sit another couple there 15 minutes later! We... More

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Sacramento, CA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

I've loved this place in the past, mostly for the delightful atmosphere and the fact that it is dog friendly. This time, however, my dog and I, traveling alone, waited in line for a table only to be led "downstairs" to a claustrophobic and otherwise empty patio where we were seated at a two-top looking into a janitorial storage room.... More

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Sonora, California
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69 reviews 69 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We had 2 dinners here and it was great. One dinner we took are dogs which they even have a doggie menu. Recommend going during happy hour 3-5. Appetizers are 1/2 off and they are pretty big. I had the potato skins which were loaded with all the good stuff. My husband had thai chicken skewers and duck empandas. He... More

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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48 reviews 48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We heard mixed reviews but when a shop owner said it was her favorite, we gave it a try. It is an outside restaurant, kept cozy on a cool evening with a fireplace and gas heaters. The menu was varied and the food excellent. The wine list was all California but many good and reasonably priced choices.

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Laramie, Wyoming
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We ate here our last night in town with our dog. They welcomed our puppy with his "canine cuisine menu." Great staff, wonderful, and charming atmosphere. This is a must try for everyone!!!

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Alameda, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The outdoor patio is nice and relaxing, everyone at the table enjoyed the food- we had a beef eater and 4 vegetarians. We were starving after our big race- BSIM- and all left full.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We were very disappointed with this restaurant. I think the website is also very misleading. Upon reading the website and arriving you think "yep I made the right decision here". Pretty patio with twinkling lights, patio heaters and an open fire to sit at. Very Carmel. Go inside and it's a sports bar. It was too cold to sit outside... More

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Additional Information about Forge in the Forest Restaurant

Address: Fifth Ave and Junipero Ave, Carmel, CA 93921
Phone Number: (831) 624-2233
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Carmel
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 25 - 25
Cuisine: American, Contemporary

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