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Forge in the Forest Restaurant

Fifth Ave and Junipero Ave, Carmel, CA 93921
+1 831-624-2233
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good33%
  • Average16%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Fifth Ave and Junipero Ave, Carmel, CA 93921
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Reviewed 2 days 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

Thank pittman
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful long tine Carmel spot with decent food. I am fond of their outdoor fireplaces...great spot for drinks before dinner or desert and coffee after. If it is cold I love inside next to the old forge fireplace. Indoor bar is cozy and makes good...More

1  Thank lizclark100
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cozy, casual atmosphere with lots of fireplaces indoors and out. Lobster linguine was excellent, ribs also great. Would return for sure.

1  Thank sunjunkie1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Forge continues as a Carmel tradition because it's relaxed and the food is good. We had a family Mothers Day weekend dinner on the pet friendly patio. Our 2 year old puppy joined us. The staff was friendly and attentive to both the dog...More

1  Thank TominCA
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was recently here after a hotel staffer recommended dinner at this restaurant. I ordered my burger medium rare and my friend ordered hers medium. They both came out cooked the same, no apparent difference. Also, FYI, the iced tea is not just plain iced...More

Thank Colleen A. V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tuna ahi was very good (served with a nice salad) and the chicken was also done nicely with a mushroom sauce - big enough to split. Good cocktails, and very attentive service.

Thank H2O_log
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We expected more reading the reviews, outside seating area with log fires were very inviting. This is so dog friendly they even have a dog menu, and I don't mean bones and cookies. They offer burgers and steaks for dogs! Maybe we are just a...More

Thank BerkshireWomble
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a great time at the restaurant, our server was very good and friendly, We shared a 3 beet salad which was huge and very good, and a hamburger also shared, which was very tasty with a nice bun. The ambiance is very nice,...More

1  Thank Ken M
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Server seemed as if he didn't want to be there. Half the food was good, half was subpar. Ambience was great, but there are far better places to eat in Carmel.

Thank hhredevil
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

My husband and I stopped for drinks however decided to forgo dinner when it took us 20 mins to get our check for the drinks. Nice atmosphere but very poor service.

Thank Barb S
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Dinner menu, vegetarian options?
21 February 2017|
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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
American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, 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
  • E-mail