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Forge in the Forest Restaurant

Fifth Ave and Junipero Ave, Carmel, CA 93921
(831) 624-2233
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Ranked #65 of 151 restaurants in Carmel
Price range: $25 - $25
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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Caersws, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

We had Annie to serve us and she was fab. The place was lovely. The food was very lovely and very good value.. We were with the children and there was loads of things for them to look at. They booked us a return taxi and it did turn up late but that wasn't a problem they were trying to... More

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Maui, Hawaii
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

My friend and I had dinner here last weekend and had a lovely experience. We sat outside on their beautiful patio and shared their beat salad, stuffed portobello mushroom, lobster linguine and a bottle of local wine. The portobello mushroom and linguine were fantastic and the portion size was fair. Our waiter was very friendly and was knowledgeable on wines... More

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Rocklin, California, United States
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63 reviews 63 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This was a lovely place to just sit and relax after a long day. We were seated next to a large fireplace on the patio. The menu is large with many wonderful things to choose from. I ordered broiled Salmon and my husband had a "Forge Burger" with their signature "Garlic Fries". Both dishes were excellent. For delicious food and... More

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San Jose, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This was the very first restaurant outing for our 75lbs "puppy" chocolate lab. The patio is absolutely gorgeous, with lots of lush vegetation, but is not large by any stretch of imagination, and we were worried that our pup would bother other patrons, steal their food, or annoy their canine friends. It turned out our concerns were absolutely not justified,... More

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Dallas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We stopped here for lunch with our dog and sat on the patio. My daughter and I had the grilled chicken sandwich with garlic fries...best ever. My husband chose the stuffed portabella mushroom and said it was among the best dishes he's had in his life. His only regret was that it didn't come with those wonderful garlic fries. Beautiful... More

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Waldwick, New Jersey
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122 reviews 122 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Myself and a guest for lunch. We ate outside on a gorgeous afternoon. Service - good despite being shorthanded and the host made this clear when we arrived. This was appreciated and it did not deter our decision whatsoever. Our food server was very friendly and most helpful on menu selections. Food - incredible. We shared the 3 beet salad... More

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New York City, New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

The history of The Forge and how the new owners brought it back to life appealed to us. We were there a week ago. The salads and soups tasted really good, and so did my husband's beef ribs. Unfortunately, I can't say anything good about my paella. There was only a smattering of rice, not even half a cup and... More

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Medina, Ohio
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82 reviews 82 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Stopped by for lunch, upscale food at regular prices. Ruben was excellent as wee Ll as the French onion soup. Very dog friendly. They brought water out for dogs and a hot dog to eat.

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Iowa
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74 reviews 74 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

There were 13 of us for lunch the other day and the staff made every effort to comfortably seat and serve us. Considering that there were 7 children in the group, the staff treated everyone equally and with respect. The food was very good, too. We also noticed that they also allow dogs in the outside patio area and cater... More

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Reno, Nevada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Having two large dogs with us it was nice to find somewhere with some space in the courtyard. Staff were very friendly to both ourselves and the dogs (even a doggie menu!!!). The food was very good and not unreasonable. Would recommend it

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