If you're in Carmel, you must stop by The Forge in the Forest for a meal. And, when you go, you MUST sit outside. They have the best outdoor dining around, with a quaint patio, toasty heat lamps and an awesome fireplace. The food is great too! Whether a romantic dinner, a get-together with friends or a business meal, this is a great place to eat! The Forge offers a wide variety of dishes...there is something for everyone! When we visited Carmel, this place was recommended by "the locals" and I now I know why!