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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 #69 of 152 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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Reno, Nevada
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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Kitchener, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Service terrible. Food terrible. Atmosphere is okay. However, while it has outdoor patio with twinkle lights and a fireplace so does half the other restaurants in Carmel. Needs new chef and manager.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

The hotel we stayed in recommended this place because it's pet friendly. Yes the patio area is beautiful but the food is really bad ! We ordered the pork ribs and had to return the dish because it was so dry! Also the beef short ribs is awful! The only thing good we ate was the French onion soup. The... More

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New York City, New York
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41 reviews 41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

This place has a great outdoor eating area and is off Main Street a ways, so it's a great spot. The service was super fast and efficient. The food overall was quite good, but didn't blow us away. My wife got the seared tuna, which was good. I got the ribs which were very tender. They wouldn't substitute my fries... More

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Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This was our first real overnight outing with the dog and we were generally amazed at how dog friendly Carmel is. We were even more amazed to find a high quality restaurant that welcomed our canine family member. They have a courtyard setting with a fire and heat lamps where families with dogs can enjoy the excellent food and drink... More

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San Diego, CA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

The food here was all together amazing. I loved the outdoor atmosphere, which included 2 fireplaces and was very cool. The service was decent, and the staff was very nice. The only complaint is that the water service wasn't very good. Overall, i would definitely recommend this restaurant!

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Vildbjerg
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Nice, cozy restaurant. We had some really good food with a lot to choose from the menu. Good and nice service. Would go back.

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Yarmouth, Maine, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We recently went here for dinner on a trip down the coast. The setting is beautiful. The food was hit or miss. The tomato soup was OUTSTANDING, however the NY strip was ordered medium and the center was COLD and RAW. Although the steak was eventually re-fired, unfortunately the service was VERY inattentive. The waitress appeared to have an attitude... More

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Santa Barbara CA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

It's got a great atmosphere on the patio & the host & waiter were very good. It's dog-friendly, a big plus ! They even have a dog menu & are open past 2 when some restaurants close for lunch. But overall the food was very average & not worth the price. The mushroom soup was the only really good thing... More

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Bay Area, CA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I made a reservation 5 days in advance to celebrate my mom's birthday on Friday night. When we arrived (on time), the hostess said there was no reservation. After some discussion, she went to talk with another staff person. Finally, after 10 minutes, she said she would seat us. From then on, service was great, food was excellent, but the... More

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