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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
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
New York City, New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

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
6 helpful votes 6 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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New Hampshire
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

The atmosphere is nice, the food was good but certainly not great. The service was pretty slow. The tables where we sat outdoors were on a slope which was a bit disconcerting, not sure why they don't level that area. it is a pretty spot, if the food was a bit more special I would want to give it four... More

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Palm Desert, California
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95 reviews 95 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

While walking around Carmel we saw this restaurant and it looked like a nice place. The food was tasty and the prices were reasonable and the atmosphere was very pleasant. I would eat here again if I should get to Carmel again.

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Caersws, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

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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