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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)
+1 831-624-2233
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11:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Phoenix, Arizona
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163 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was a 4+. Food was good with good service. Several of us had pizza which was done to perfection. Atmosphere is friendly.It was in the middle of a huge storm and staff was quick and supportive.

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1 Thank KB9MNN
Dayton, Ohio
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Whenever you come to Carmel this is a must stop for lunch. Depending on the time of year they have an awesome patio. The portions are great and not overpriced. The Forge combo with the soup of the day and 1/2 sandwich is more than enough. The Forge Burger is also incredible.

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Los Angeles, California
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived in Carmel too early for check in and saw The Forge across the street. We had appetizers and wine. The waiter was attentive and could not have been more helpful. It was great start to our stay in Carmel.

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1 Thank Richard W
California
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful food, very nice wait staff, great ambience and a menu for dogs! We enjoyed our lunch - but would definitely go for appetizers and wine out on patio..

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Roseville, California
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I have been here several times and have always had a wonderful experience. Great food, great drinks and they even have a dog menu !! Love it !!

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San Jose, California
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We were greeted outside and decided to sit downstairs because it was a little cold out. My Philly Cheese Steak sandwich was huge and tasty, but I did not care for the bun.

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Berkeley, California
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153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

We have friends with dogs and this is their favorite place to for lunch with their dogs. We arrived around 12:30 PM on a mid-December Sunday with our dog, and we liked it as well, but not as much as they do. I had 1/2 of the Copper Wall draft beer ($6.50), which was quite good, and my wife had... More 

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San Jose, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

This institution in Carmel proper has been here forever it seems. Outdoor front patio, or rustic inside seating, or outside back patio. Fireplaces, good energy, nice servers, and really imaginative fare. We had a cheeseburger that tasted as great as it looked, hot crispy fresh French fries, and we had to try the Reuben Eggrolls! OMG so good! AND it's... More 

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Brea, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

We were looking for a light supper and this place looked really attractive. They had an outstanding tomato cream soup with meatballs. Oh my! Great rainy evening fare! The restaurant has maybe half a dozen fireplaces, copper walls (!), and must be the most inviting look for "warm and cozy" that I've seen yet. Think hobbits, maybe. Great blend of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

My family would take me here as a kid every time we visited Carmel in the 80s. Now I carry on the tradition with my family. They have a great selection of beers and California comfort food. They also have a dog menu for those sitting on the garden patio. Even in the winter it's warm and welcoming. Menu and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$25
Cuisine
American, Contemporary
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?