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The Forge
The Forge
  • Address:
    432 W. Forty First Street
    Miami Beach, FL 33140
    Neighborhood:
    Miami Beach / South Beach
  • Cuisine:
    American
    Price: $31 to $50

The Forge Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.theforge.com
  • Email: info@theforge.com
  • Phone: (305) 538-8533
  • Hours of Operation: Sunday-Thursday 6PM until 11PM
    Friday & Saturday 6PM until 1AM
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, French, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Chef Dewey LoSasso
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: The Forge has an exclusive private dining room with a terrace for 30 to 250 guests. The board room offers a beautiful “Alice in Wonderland” style setting for 16 guests. The Library accommodates up to 28 guests with a fireplace. Easily one of the most elegant venues in Miami to have a wedding. WI- FI though out entire venue. The Forge is available for private luncheons; board meetings; bar-bat mizvahs; birthday celebrations & holiday parties. Contact Maxwell@theforge.com for private bookings.
  • Entertainment: Eighty wines from a $/bottle Opus one to a more modest yet equally deserving $ are available in 1/3/5-ounce pours with the swipe of the “Forge Wine Card,” which works similar to a debit card system. Another set of enomatics can be found flanking the Sommelier Station, whose backdrop is the floor-to-ceiling crystal bubbles – a perfect stage for 32-year veteran executive sommelier Gino Santangelo to decant his vintages.
    Happy hour each night with social events; wine dinners. All major sporting events shown on 6 large screens at Forge Bar. Music programming by Irie. THEFORGE.com
  • Special Events & Promotions: Watch for special Mothers Day Dinner and other Epicurean special events. Visit The Forge online Magazine www.theforge.com for Seasonal Notes

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Royal Palm Ave & Sheridian Ave
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: $10 a car for valet. Public lots are also available.
A word from The Forge
In honour of The Forge’s 40th Anniversary in 2009, The Forge closed for a major renovation that would last almost a year. The result: an inspired farm-to-table menu and lifestyle approach to dining are all elements of The Forge’s new attitude. The award-winning restaurant has undergone a total makeover, the overall design and décor executed by Francois Frossard. walls of hand-carved blonde wood and antique smoked mirror, octopussian lilac and white crystal chandeliers, and an eclectic mix of upholstered and metal furniture. The elimination of more than 100 seats has created the ambiance of a large private home where every diner’s seat is “the best in the house.” The open floor plan of the 6,000-square-foot space allows guests to see and be seen.Executive Chef Dewey LoSasso presents a 65-item menu broken down by Savory Snacks, Starts, Pastas, Grains & Risotto, Principal Meats, Principal Fish & Crustaceans, Salads and Sides. Enomatic's offer guests 80 wines by the ounce.

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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Diner Reviews
  • "Very poor service from the waitress....she did not know how to speak to people nor was she knowledgable about the menu. It's a shame that poor customer service had to rewarded with 20% gratuity that was already included in the bill. I will never go back to this restaurant"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Our main waiter and bus boy were good. But, one of the bus boys overheard one of us speaking in Spanish and found it necessary to interrupt our dinner to talk about himself. Two of our glasses were cracked, which could have seriously injured us. My dad ordered his steak medium well and I ordered mine medium. When the bus boy set down the plates, he told my dad "medium well." Not true - he mixed them up and we of course didn't notice after each taking a bite. We switched, but had that not been a family dinner, our dinner would have been ruined. In short, I'd say good food with decaying service."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "The ambiance was fantastic. The staff were very nice, gave us the history of the restaurant and tour of the restaurant. Amazing food"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Food was very good. Nice surroundings. I think a 20% automatic gratuity for a party of 2 is excessive."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Brought my fiancee to The Forge for her birthday during our trip to Miami, and we were thoroughly impressed. The interior of the restaurant is funky and elegant, matching the menu and quality of food. Everything we had was very good, especially the ceviche. Would definitely recommend stopping by for a special occasion or for a night out with friends (nearly every table has couch seating!)."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "Dinosaur best describes this restaurant.What once was, is definitely not.Old crowd with new music.Food, mediocre at best. Unshareably small sides.Service all over the place.Would not waste the $$$$$ again."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "May have been our best grouper ever. Always wonderful wine list. Prompt, pleasant service."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The Chilean Sea Bass was cooked wonderfully but the tomato paste it came with was a joke and tasted like it came out of a cane."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Very romantic but should be for special occasion since it is pricy. Great service"
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "The food is wonderful and the interior decor is stunning, be prepared to spend big bucks for this exquisite restaurant."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "Good Food / Service ... Location is very nice! Food is good but not outstanding Still would recommend going"
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "Excellent service and food at The Forge restaurant. From table my party and I were seated to the overall ambience. The server made excellent suggestions, even when it was his first day on the job. It is pricey so leave it for very special occasions. The decor and mood is in grand style yet patrons came dressed in Tux and Evening gowns to nice casual. It is a place for large events in other rooms, but no noise was noted or disturbance to the main dining room. I highly recommend The Forge, my 4th time there, first time for my guests."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "all in all the food is good and the choice is quite creative, the wine list is too expensive, however."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "Need to be consistent...and while the service was good....it can get better."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "An amazing restaurant with outstanding decorations and great service. Do ask the sommelier to visit the cellar. It is unbelievable."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "you add 20% to the check automatically; is that still legal ? I do not think so. WE were party of 4. This way, you can not show to the personnel your appreciation. Mike was ok. Susan"
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "The Forge's food and service are impeccable. I went with a group of 7 people, and we all had an awesome experience. Everyone found something on the menu to their liking (and the dishes all tasted amazing), and all of the servers were incredibly helpful and friendly. The decor and atmosphere were so unique and beautiful. We absolutely will be returning to the Forge in the future!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "March 15th would've been my fourth time at Forge and it always exceeded my expectation. Love the place. Took my cousin for her birthday and our waiter was awesome. She loved it and now she'll be back and she'll recommend others and that's how trend starts. Keep it up Forge!!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Large restaurant filled with beautiful people. It takes time for the food to arrive, this is a dining experience, Wine list is one of the best in Miami. Service is very professional, Gratuity of 20% is added to every bill."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Great for Dinner. I just took some business associates, and they loved it. Definitely a must for the near future."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "It was the single worst dining that we have ever had. The tip is included regardless of party size as a result it was abysmal. Bathroom was gross, and that was the men's room. Lobster bisque was tasteless. Literally. By the time the entrees arrived we has lost our appetite and had about three bites and were done. We even cancelled our soufflé being that we were going on 2 hours. This was an awful experience. We frequent many of the restaurants in Miami and were left shocked. Perhaps this is the reason the place was half empty."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "My problem was the menu was and the was too complicated. If the steak is good and prepared properly is does not need other ingredients or add ons. The menu was so complicated I did not know what to order. The Forge is a landmark in MB and based on my last visit sadly I don't think it will b around much longer."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "Not really sure what this restaurant is trying to be -- it "used" to be a steakhouse, the decor is an odd mix, and the menu has an assortment of steaks, seafood, and a fusion of everyone else. Your bill will be outrageous, and for that the service and food should be better."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "This restaurant has a weird 'Alice in Wonderland' meets 'haunted house' style decor. Lots of odd light fittings! I knew we were in trouble when I saw the chipped paint on the dining chairs and the plastic faux votive candles! The food was at the very lowest end of mediocre. The tuna tartare and ceviche were bland and the green beans tasted like they had bottled sweet chile sauce on them - ditto the pomegranate glazed lamb ribs…definitely tasted like it was out of a jar. Our waiter was attentive to the point of annoyance. This is one restaurant to be avoided."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Dined at the Forge for the first time after hearing so much about it. Very Nice restaurant and Bar. I thought this was a top Steak restaurant...maybe I was misled. I had a Sirloin that was average for a restaurant of this caliber. Cooked perfect but I found the quality of meat not at the level of other Elite steakhouses. Maybe is was just my steak that night. Appetizers were tasty. The service was top notch and their wine list is amazing. If you are looking for a top end restaurant and want to spend $$$$$ then I'd say it's worth a try at least once Glad I went as we had a nice time but I think I would try other spots before I went back."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "The Forge was one of our favorite restaurants. We ordered two main dishes. The filet mignon came smothered in a sauce which ruined the favor of the meat. The duck dish presentation was sparse and non attractive. We ordered a side dish of hericort verte which was also covered with a sauce that took away the taste. We enjoy well presented and flavored food. The forge missed on both counts."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "Disappointed after hearing all the hype. These guys don't know the meaning of simplicity. Every dish had way too much going on. They food just seems haphazardly thrown together. Gnocci was more like goulash. When putting meats into a dish, try removing the chewy chunks fat. Burger also way too much going. The meat was "meh." Get creative and create a blend, something that comes together in a special way inside your mouth. Beets might have been the best part of the meal but again they don't need to be smothered in blue cheese. Summation: USE BETTER INGREDIENTS & KEEP DISHES SIMPLE. I recall that these guys sued Iron Chef Marc Forgione because his place was called "Forge" in NYC. That's just lame and not surprisingly, the food followed suit."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "The food has definitely gone down hill. The grouper and filter mignon were less than stellar. For a great steak go to BLT steak instead. The crowd was also.a lot of Russians and their "paid"dates. No longer a family place."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "Food was great, but service was horrible. Got the distinct feeling that our waiter forgot to put our order in as we waited for 45 minutes for our meal and then another hour for the Soufflé."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Great Service, nice atmosphere for couples. however, the Menu isn't kid friendly, a bit too expensive with a limited menu variety. I think the restaurant is a bit overrated."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "The Forge was the very best place we ate on our recent Miami Beach vacation. The decor was over-the-top and yet it was not stuffy or pretentious. The service was perfect. We had delicious perfectly prepared fish entrees. We would put it first on our list if we return to the area."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "The Forget is wonderful place with amazing food! I loved."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "This place is an experience. Everywhere you look is a part of history. We had an extremely knowledgable waiter who shared lots of interesting tidbits about the history and the art. This, on top of, the phenomenal food made our 27th anniversary a very memorable one! The wine cellar is amazing!"
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "We have been here before and would go here again when we are in Miami Beach next time. Wonderful bread basket, super chicken....and the meat is the best. Winelist like a book."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "wonderful restaurant atmosphere and definitely great wine list, always very attentive with service, here, Management is excellent and looking forward to new menu from the new chef!"
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "I hadn't gone to The Forge in almost 10 years, i went last week with my mother and husband and I was still impressed! They re-modeled the place and it is still as elegant and tastefully decorated as ever! The food was amazing, the service was fantastic. I tried the lobster peanut butter and jelly sandwich and it was surprisingly great! I will definitely go back."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "wonderful and decorative place and food is amazing !"
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "Two expensive for what you get. The food was really simple and not exeptionnal. Overpriced. Very good service and nice place !"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "overbooked , poor reception and hostess. over an hour wait . no good."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Great food and atmosphere with an incredible wine cellar"
    Dined on 2/13/2014