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Forge in the Forest Restaurant

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American, Contemporary
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Fifth Ave and Junipero Ave, Carmel, CA 93921 (5th Avenue)
MST stops on Junipero Ave, half block from restaurant
(831) 624-2233
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 142
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    Very good
  • 68
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  • 36
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  • 24
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
good variety and affordabe

3 of us shared linguini, Hawaiian pizza, ahi tuna salad. good variety catered to all ages, didn't break bank.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
dragonmom2
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sunnyvale
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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sunnyvale
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

3 of us shared linguini, Hawaiian pizza, ahi tuna salad. good variety catered to all ages, didn't break bank.

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Sacramento, California
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We came here for dinner and got to sit outside, near one of the fireplaces. The outdoor dining experience cannot be matched. The fireplaces, plants and white Christmas lights make the ambiance special. We had our dog and she was welcomed warmly. The wine list was decent, The menu varied and our dog even got her own menu to order... More 

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Eau Claire, United States
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

I loved the patio setting, the heaters, the dogs that were welcomed into that part of the restaurant, and the menu choices. The tomato tart was superb, the salad was excellent, the steamers amazing, and a vegetarian choice got rave reviews from my daughter.

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Redmond, OR
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

While the restaurant was great, the food was good, the "happy hour" specials very nice, what I really appreciated was the catering to four-footed friends, complete with menu! The locals were, obviously, familiar with the place, but I was not. It was simply great. Ok, so the important stuff to others includes that the tomato appetizer was amazing, albeit, I... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Although we would have preferred to eat outside we had a wonderful meal downstairs in the restaurant. We had eaten there in October for lunch and loved it so much we decided to try it for dinner. It has a very distinct menu and if you have a dog request the patio. Our waiter did a great job with a... More 

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Texas
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Busy place and they offered live music. I was disappointed that even though we had reservations we were given the worse table in the house. Meals are huge.

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Laguna Hills, California
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Great Patio Dining! I slightly feel bad that we sat at our table for 4 hours (we ordered lots of food, dessert and cordials as well) but it was such and amazing night we did not want to leave. Service was great and food was really good. We started off with the "Cold Cut" Platter (that is what they called... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Quaint, great outdoor patio area. Several outdoor fireplaces make this setting special. Food is good but not over the top. Live music on some nights of the week. Definitely ask for a table on the patio -- and bring a sweater!! Probably need a reservation for most weekend nights.

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Everett, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We spent two days in Carmel and ate here 3 times. We liked how easy it was to get in, the waitstaff was good and the food was really good. Loved the outdoor dining too. They have good Cobb salads.

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Miami, Florida
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

I think it was because we did not order liqueur for our dinner, Two adults and our daughter, one hour for bread, asked for waters and sodas one hour wait, food took two hours, but when the food came we still had no utensils. Meanwhile next to us large family came in and were served first immediately, and had their... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Fifth Ave and Junipero Ave, Carmel, CA 93921
    (5th Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: MST stops on Junipero Ave, half block from restaurant
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Carmel
  • Phone Number: (831) 624-2233

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 25
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Doing business, Romantic, Special occasions
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?