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“Worst dinner In years” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Forge in the Forest Restaurant

Forge in the Forest Restaurant
Ranked #22 of 155 Restaurants in Carmel
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$25 - US$25
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 5th Avenue
Transit: MST stops on Junipero Ave, half block from restaurant
Graeagle, CA
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44 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Worst dinner In years”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2014 via mobile

Our dinner last night was a disaster. Poor service and terrible food. My wife ordered lobster tacos which came buried in soggy sautéed vegetables. Also what little seafood there was had the wonderful pink color of fake crab. I ordered the ricotta gnocchi and vegetable with a light cream sauce. On arrival, skimpy risotto, same over cooked vegetables and a sauce that was more dirty water. Manager took $12 off the $100 bill but never came to apologise in person. Server and manager could care less.

Visited April 2014
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Gorham, Maine
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101 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Nice, relaxed setting for excellent food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2014

We sat inside because it was a bit cool, but the patio was open with heaters. The forge was lit and created a very nice atmosphere. The service was impeccable, and the food was delicious, especially the appetizers. They have a famous cookie-cake for dessert.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Sun City West, Arizona
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1,000 reviews
497 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 350 helpful votes
“A wonderful find”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2014

I have been to Carmel dozens of times, but just stumbled onto this charming place last Saturday for lunch. It was a gorgeous sunny day, so the 4 of us sat on the lovely patio. Very friendly and capable service, fair prices, and really great food. I had the "famous" chowder, which was great. Salads and sliders were very well received. The lace is very large with several different seating options. We even thought about going back for dinner - we will be back at one point. Highly recommended.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Massachusetts
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Relaxing and great value!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2014

My wife and I were visiting for a getaway weekend and after walking around town, we stopped in for a drink and appetizers. we sat outdoors near one of the few outdoor fire pits. The staff were very attentive and friendly. the drinks and appetizers were just what we were looking for. A great place for a meal or a relaxing drink with friends and love ones.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Brisbane, Australia
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great for meeting friends around the fire”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2014

This is an old local hang out for a drink some good light food and sitting around one of the fire pits. The food is good, a decent selection of drinks, but it is the atmosphere and meeting with friends that makes The Forge the place to be.

Visited September 2013
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