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Forge in the Forest Restaurant

) #26 of 110 Restaurants in Carmel $$ - $$$ American, , Vegetarian Friendly
Fifth Ave and Junipero Ave, Carmel, CA 93921
+1 831-624-2233
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good33%
  • Average16%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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Closes in 7 min
11:30 - 22:00All hours
American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Fifth Ave and Junipero Ave, Carmel, CA 93921
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We like this place for good casual appetizers and fine wine. We had the artichokes and calamari and a couple of glasses of Chardonnay. It's a nice crowd with lots of dogs!

1  Thank craiggh2016
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So the out side patio is very cool and cozy. It is worth to have some drinks and appetizers. However, the food is ok or just below ok... I expected more, since last time we came food was better. Wines are good, they have a...More

Thank Trip T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great patio atmosphere - wonderful food. A must visit while in Carmel. The Reuben egg roll appetizer is amazing.

Thank Pat F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great venue, friendly and informed staff. Food and beverages were all above par. They will even provide a doggy menu for your pooch if required.

Thank AMC1808
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the nicest dinner places to visit. Two beautiful fireplaces. One outside and one inside. When you sit outside it is a garden like atmosphere. The service is great and a very elegant atmosphere. The food is terrific with meat and seafood options. One...More

Thank Steve R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to go here at the last minute and called ahead to see if we could get a table on the patio near one of the fire pit. They happily accommodated us at a table around a fireplace. We all enjoyed our meal and our...More

Thank karen t
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we arrived it took our waitress over 5 minutes to get to us (she walked by us several times and never spoke). When she came to the table she didn't apologize for not stopping or at least speaking. She definitely was not friendly and...More

Thank kcook98
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well this is a first for me to eat with your pets (dogs) this is a dog friendly restaurant all the animals were well behaved. You get to eat outside with a heater to keep you warm. I had the Hawaiian pizza excellent!! My mother...More

Thank monO8
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is excellent and the staff are very attentive and professional. The interior of the restaurant is very interesting with a blacksmith's forge in full view, along with an antique bar. We went for lunch and then back after dinner for a drink. Lovely...More

1  Thank dsamarie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been here before. It was very crowded as usual. We like it of course because it's dog friendly. The have a doggie menu which is a nice touch. Good cheeseburger!

1  Thank Sierra1K
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 25 - USD 25
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 22:00
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 County  >  Carmel
  • Phone Number: +1 831-624-2233
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