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All 151 Carmel Restaurants

Forge in the Forest Restaurant

Fifth Ave and Junipero Ave, Carmel, CA 93921
(831) 624-2233
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Ranked #62 of 151 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
Hammond, Louisiana
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

We just happened to find this little gem on a stroll. Nice bar, food and atmosphere excellent. We ate by the fire pit on the patio. Highly recommend the seafood chowder and pizza! Service was excellent as well...

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

We had the burger and the chicken tikka (special). Nice food, great staff and lovely courtyard. We do not have a dog but it was very dog friendly with a god menu.

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Seattle, Washington
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338 reviews 338 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
228 helpful votes 228 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

We have been going to Carmel for years and we always visit the Forge in The Forest! It is a bit hard to find but totally worth it! Food is good and fair prices. Call ahead for a reservation because it can get busy!

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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64 reviews 64 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

We had dinner here whilst staying one night in Carmel. Easy on street parking nearby and good service from the staff. Food was good but not as good as some other places we ate during our drive up the pacific coast highway. Portion sizes were huge as always, and the two starters we had (potatoe skins & calamari) would have... More

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Alaska
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40 reviews 40 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Nice patio. Enjoyable atmosphere. I had the lobster tacos n they were great with lots of lobster. Good selection of beer n wine. Staff knowledgeable and attentive.

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New York City, New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Came here for a late night dinner - I had the filet while my husband had the gnocchi. Both were average - nothing to write home about though. The outside area is definitely cool though - secluded from the street with fireplaces and umbrellas over the tables. If I had to do it over again, I would have probably come... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Good food reasonably priced. We were looking for a pet friendly place for dinner, and our pet even was able to order off the menu. The French Onion soup was excellent!! The service was great too.

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Austin, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Pizza was so/so, not the best crust - we got margaritta with pepperoni which was closer to a personal size pizza - but outside fireplace was nice

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Austin, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is one of my go-to spots every time I'm in Carmel. They have a great, secluded, outdoor patio with fireplaces and a charming, cozy bar that I take turns between eating in. The food is a mix between local, fresh ingredients, and comfort food. I love to order the grilled artichokes and fondue.

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Monterey, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Stopped here for lunch while enjoying a great Labor Day in Carmel, definitely drawn in by their extensive patio dining area. We had our dog with us, which was definitely no problem, as they even had a "dog menu" with chicken, beef, etc. We had a burger and a portobello mushroom dish, both were really good. Overall an above-average restaurant... More

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