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Forge in the Forest Restaurant

) #23 of 109 Restaurants in Carmel €€ - €€€ American, , Vegetarian Friendly
Fifth Ave and Junipero Ave, Carmel, CA 93921
+1 831-624-2233
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good34%
  • Average16%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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Open Now
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 yesterday via mobile

The outdoor dining area is totally relaxing and the food is very good. Our friend had a dog which was welcomed and treated royally. I recommend it highly.

Thank Jackrcpa
Reviewed 3 days ago

The Forge in the Forest has a great name has some nice ambience but the menu leaves one asking for some better fare. The tables looked as if they hadn’t been cleaned in a decade. The wait person was pleasant, but the dinner consisting of...More

Thank mightytraveler
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a cute and romantic little restaurant with outdoor seating. Very cozy and intimate. They even have a dog menu for your pup!

1  Thank Mallory J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Staying over the road so bonus points of this place being in spitting distance. Either way it's lovely! Lovely relaxing heated patio and very charming. Cocktails were good and not over priced. Food was great I had the chowder and it was fantastic. Dad had...More

1  Thank Natalia T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was wonderful. We ate outside under the heat lamps. We chose a bottle of wine and the waiter said he suggested a different bottle for only a few dollars more and it turned out being one of the best wines we have tasted in...More

1  Thank Bill D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a quick bite with friends and their dog on the patio. Nice long menu and prices are average. Has burgers and fries and Bloody Mary's. All good and service was good too. Saw a pretty amazing looking dessert come out to a table near...More

2  Thank travelagentreplies
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The outside fire places were a nice touch and on a June evening they are needed. The food was very good and the service was excellent.

1  Thank Gene H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Didn't have lunch or dinner, just stopped in from apps and drinks as we were told this was the place. Enjoyed the apps, and at a decent price for happy hour. Nice indoor and outdoor setting. A nice stop in Carmel

1  Thank TreborsTravels
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been to this restaurant a couple of times with family, most recently for Memorial Day weekend. The atmosphere is always fun. They have a great patio and allow people to bring their dogs. The food is average. We had the Ahi Tuna appetizer...More

Thank Deborah B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I along with our dog went on a day trip to Carmel. We chose the city of Carmel and it's beech because it is very dog friendly. We stopped at the Forge for lunch and we were not disappointed. It had great...More

1  Thank pittman
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Dinner menu, vegetarian options?
20 February 2017|
Answer Show all 6 answers
Response from Craig C | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but not expansive.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$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
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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