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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 #56 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

The food was good, and our food server looked like Lucy Lu, so that was cool. The atmosphere was nice, too.

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Chicago, Illinois
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51 reviews 51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

There are sooo many great restaurants in Carmel and hard to choose which one on any given night during your stay. My husband and I just started walking and literally walked right past this place and thought it looked cute and inviting. This is a dog friendly city so be prepared for dogs to be dining pretty much any outside... More 

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Berkeley, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I went here as it's recommended as a dog friendly place to eat in Carmel. The food was okay and they have a doggy menu but the service was really inattentive. So I'd only go back if it were the only dog friendly option.

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Laguna Beach, CA
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66 reviews 66 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

While in the Monterey/Carmel area for a national Porsche event, a group of us got together for dinner at the Forge. We had a table outside (very nice - I think the best place to sit - weather permitting). The service was excellent, the food delicious, and the ambiance wonderful. We shared a range of different entrees and all were... More 

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6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

We went for dinner but left after drinks and an appetizer. We had planned to eat but the menu on trip advisor is wrong. We tried to order a Cobb salad for dinner but we were told we could only order one at lunch. They had nothing comparable and did not want to stray from their menu in any way... More 

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California
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63 reviews 63 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

We enjoyed having lunch outside on a cool Carmel day. Service was attentive and friendly, and the menu has a fairly broad range of opportunities. The wine list is appropriate for the setting, and Trish enjoyed a nice cocktail. The food is fine, nothing to go out of the way for, but it works with the whole package that is... More 

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Huntsville, Alabama
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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

I had lunch by an outdoor fireplace, which was so relaxing and quaint. It was a step away from the overpriced hub of Carmel and the quiet neighborhood added to the atmosphere of the outdoor patio. Great service and tasty food!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 via mobile

We went there for a second time with my parents in law, they are vegans and chef Alonso prepared an special dish specially for them. We will always appreciated that The service is great, and the best patio place in carmel Menu for kids is so good and fast, waiters always ready to help you and give you great suggestion... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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50 reviews 50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Although we didn't have much for lunch. Just Onion Soup and Bread it was fantastic. We sat outside and being animal lovers I couldn't get over all the folks with their special pets. They even have a doggie menu- I had never seen one. It was chilly like Carmel can be and they had there heaters on and the fireplace... More 

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Covington, Louisiana
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

The atmosphere was great. We sat right by the fireplace and kept warm in the cool night. The lighting was romantic and yet fun. However, the food was very disappointing. We ordered the paella which was more like a box of jambalaya I could buy at the grocery with some chicken and little seafood added to it. Tasteless and not... 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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