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All 152 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 152 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

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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West Vancouver, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

This restaurant was very nice. Reliable food, beautiful patio (which was dog friendly with a doggie menu), quite charming overall. Would return!

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Encinitas, California
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102 reviews 102 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

The Forge is always a good choice. The menu offers a lot of variety with good value. In dog friendly Carmel, the patio is a comfortable place to bring your pet - which we did.

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SJ CA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

My wife and I visited Carmel and for lunch we decided to try the Forge in the Forest restaurant. Don't let the name deceive you, it's right in Carmel CA! We were warmly greeted at the door and seated inside (our choice). The interior does look like an old forge with a fire burning in the forge. It's "California cuisine".... More

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Carmel, California
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133 reviews 133 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Just down the street, the Forge is always a great lunch place, just on the outskirts of downtown parking, while not necessarily plentiful, is usually available. The fact they have outdoor seating is a huge plus. This place actually was a forge when I was growing up and the fireplaces are actually remnants of that forge. The bar is a... More

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Hammond, Louisiana
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41 reviews 41 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

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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Atlantic Beach, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 via mobile

A fun place to relax and enjoy good food and an excellent staff, Robin, who pours a great 33 oz. Draft! The Forge offers a quiet place to spend time with friends while enjoying a good meal.

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

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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343 reviews 343 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
236 helpful votes 236 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

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

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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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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