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Forge in the Forest Restaurant

) #25 of 113 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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American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Fifth Ave and Junipero Ave, Carmel, CA 93921
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1 - 10 of 593 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a little gem. Gorgeous outdoor patio dining (with gas fires and heaters). Really chilled vibe with good music playing. And the food was tasty and not overpriced. Really enjoyed a family meal here.

Thank Tim-J-W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Sometimes people like comfort food and this doesn't seem to offer it. Eaten there before several times and looked at this and said, EXPENSIVE for what you get with not so great a menu....went elsewhere

Thank mjgovednik
Reviewed 1 week ago

The outdoor courtyard, brimming with colorful flowers and vines, protecting cozy tables with large umbrellas makes for a perfectly relaxing lunch (and I am sure dinner) venue. The locals were there a plenty as well, with more than a few puppies in attendance. The lunch...More

1  Thank Erik R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Charming ambiance with good food. Our dogs were welcome to join us on the outdoor patio and were greeted kindly by staff.

1  Thank Kimberly D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a chance find on a delightful cool days drive from central San Francisco. Inside there is a fireplace with a blacksmith theme/ a long glorious bar and a delightful outdoor private dining garden. Our group of four had the potatoe skins, egg rolls,...More

2  Thank marksmail
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sat on the patio, which was fine. Food was edible, but definitely not the least bit creative. If you are looking for a restaurant that is modest in price (by Carmel standards) and has a menu that does not intimidate, this would be a good...More

Thank stevensE8641XY
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This cozy, atmospheric, yet unpretentious restaurant provides a welcome contrast to Carmel's often overpriced cuisine. Its sea food is deliciously prepared from a remarkable seafood chowder and shellfish sliders to entrees of halibut, lobster tacos, and lobster with linguini, all cooked with nuanced, elegant sauces....More

1  Thank David G
Reviewed 3 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 11 July 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Pat F
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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
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Romantic, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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