The Forge
The Forge

The Forge

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.theforge.com/
  • Phone: 3055388533x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday-Thursday 6PM until 11PM
    Friday & Saturday 6PM until 1AM
    Veuve Clicquot Happy Hour -Friday 6pm to 11pm $50 Bottles of Veuve Clicquot
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, French American
  • 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: 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 Christopher Lee presents a 65-item menu along with Dessert Menu by Chef Alycia Delany. Enomatic's offer guests 80 wines by the ounce and Mixologist Justin Maas presents an incredible list of craft cocktails.

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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
The Forge reviews from OpenTable diners
171 reviews since May 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
81% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (117)romantic (100)notable wine list (95)fit for foodies (54)hot spot (52)vibrant bar scene (44)good for groups (41)neighborhood gem (28)late-night find (14)scenic view (9)great for outdoor dining (5)great for brunch (2)kid-friendly (2)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • What a disappointment!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    My husband and I were looking forward to a special night out for our anniversary. I reserved with OPEN TABLE and then I made sure to call the restaurant so that they were award of the special occasion. No one was aware of this at the restaurant. This was just the beginning of what was a truly disappointing evening! The service was spotty. Maybe this has to do with the compulsory 20% gratuity. I felt like I was at TGIFriday's or something like that. The steaks were good. This was the only saving grace for the evening. We were nickel and dimed for everything. Baked potato at 8 dollars is steep enough.......do you need to charge an extra 4 bucks for the sour cream and chives? The chopped salad was bland and small at 14 dollars.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Okay.
    MOTRO
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    It was okay. Ambiance was nice and there was a DJ. Food was bland, the steak was cooked perfectly but lacked flavor. Also, the shrimp was over cooked and also flavorless. Cool place to have a drink (awesome wine list) - skip the food.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service was fantastic!see below
    JoeyB
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Miami spice menu was great and it changes weekly- very smart!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Awesome experience all around, great atmosphere, great service, great food. Mac n cheese a must, skip the corn if you need to make a choice.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Forge
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Excellent night out at the Forge. Food and service were exceptionally excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great!
    Thefoodguy
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We come here everytime we are in Miami. Love this place!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • absolutly awesome
    queropi
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    great food great service awesome place very romantic
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointing return
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    This was dignified fine dining 2 yrs ago.; now déclassé pandering to the glitz crowd...non stop ear pounding electronically produced rock; can't hear yourself speak. Now Just another MB "joint" peddling high margin beverage, despite the pretentious finishes and fixtures. Yet, the food/presentation was still well done. I think they want to have it all ways, but its a turn off to the fine dining crowd. Yuck! Wouldn't return.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • DISSAPOINTED IN THE FOOD
    Rosey381
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Place is beautiful, service excellent. Food was so so. Had to return steak. Very tough and chewy
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great experience
    Vvik
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    We really enjoyed our experience at Forge. Food was very good, service was great!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Impressive
    LoGhansOpinion
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    I've been to the old Forge before, but just made my way to the new remodeled version just because me and my cousin was riding the beach and had a taste for a great steak. With that being said, I was like, let's hit the Forge... One of the best decisions I've made lately as it relates to food.... OMG... DELICIOUS...and I want mention the heavenly bacon cupcakes... A MUST TRY... I was very impressed with the attentive service we received while grabbing a quick bite at the bar, so I can only imagine what dining in the dining room would have presented... The only reason, I'm not rating the Forge a 5 star, because I believe no restaurant is perfect and there's always room for improvement in some form, if not by me, someone else...
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dont rush back
    Stan
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Celebrating an anniversary, we headed to the Forge. We were there before & it was so special then. The setting was as remembered (library) but more tables were squeezed in and tables for two were just too small. Nothing special when you can reach a fork on the next table. We don't mind the cost but expect the food & service to be at the same level. As for food oysters & Salad were weak & dessert soufflé was terrible The service while considerate was some what rushed. There were just too many managers walking around getting in the way and doing nothing to enhance the dining experience. Overall I am sorry we returned because it was previously at the top of our list of great dining experiences NO More NO way
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Even for Miami Spice not worth it
    MsPickyVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We have been to Forge before though not often. We had to ask for the Miami Spice menu and as it turns out only 1 of the party of 4 even ordered from it. Then one person requested a non alcoholic bloody Mary (7 p.m. on a Saturday night) and we were told they were out of tomato juice and had been out since the prior night!!! I suggested someone go to Publix and somehow magically they were able to find more tomato juice! Service was sketchy and we asked if each couple could have their own checks before we ordered but were told that the best they could do was split the bill 50/50 - duh.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Overall, A Great Restaurant
    MotekVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The Forge offers a beautiful dining experience in perhaps one of South Florida's most attractive, old world settings. The food is noteworthy, but the menu options are small with the exception of steak offerings. A 20% gratuity is added on to all checks. When the service is exceptional, this is warranted. However, in our case, our server Amanda left much to be desired. She was abrupt and unfriendly. At these prices, a better attitude is expected. Nevertheless, this did not mar an otherwise lovely meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Miami Spice Bait and Switch
    Nautilus1
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Love the Forge - the food and atmosphere are always wonderful. I was disappointed with their Miami Spice menu, however, because when I made the reservation there was a filet mignon on the spice menu but on the night we dined the only offered fish, chicken or a cheeseburger. If they are not going to participate in Miami Spice in good faith, they should not bother at all. The service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Miami Spice
    Iceberg
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We have wanted to go to The Forge ever since it reopened after the fire. So, we decided to go for Miami Spice because of the stellar reviews on its Miami Spice menu. We were very disappointed on 2 of the 3 courses. The menu had changed for the worse. Very low end and ordinary entrees and deserts. The service was excellent and a nice ambience. If we go back, doubt it will be for Miami Spice. Kinda doubt we will ever return.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing
    Nico
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Starting from the service the minute you walking to the food and the perfect ambiance the forge was one to remember and one that I will most definetly go back to.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding dining experience!
    enjoysfood
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Everything about Forge is outstanding, from the wine bar selections, to the wait staff, to the chef's specials. I truly enjoyed the chef's sea bass special of the evening, its preparation was magnificent with a unique blend of flavors.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bday Experience
    TatiDining
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Very nice. Beautiful moments at a legend restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprise Experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    My husband and I went while on vacation in Miami we had reservations at Michael Mina but we sat down there and quickly left after the service was horrendous so glad we found The Forge!. From the minute we walked in we were greeted by a sweet hostess that actually ran outside to get us because we went in the wrong entrance! The restaurant is beautiful! We were seated in a great table with a seat that made me feel like a queen! Then the biggest surprise! My husband discovered he knew the Chef Christopher Lee from his Four Seasons days. Being my husband is an amazing 5 diamond award winning chef makes it hard to find restaurants up to our standards! Chef Lee made our experience just incredible. From the food, ambiance,and the sommelier
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • cool place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    outstanding service, great food and decor - went for miami spice so less expensive, but it was still pricey!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful experience
    anabelle
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    It was a great evening. The food presentation and taste was wonderful. Our server Jean-Mar was very attentive and a great source of the restaurant's history
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great meal and atmosphere
    ceats27
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Had heard a lot about this place from friends, and decided to check it out on my vacation down to Miami. Everything here was great. The wine list was AMAZING (it came in a large book with a table of contents). Had the bacon appetizer, and it was the best bacon I have ever had. For teh main course, ordered the Wagyu, and it was delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • beautiful!
    PerkamontyVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    This restaurant is beautiful and the food is amazing!! We were in miami for vacation and went here on a saturday night. It was busy but the service was great!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful restaurant, great food.
    Kristina
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Dined at The Forge for my birthday and was not disappointed. This is a great place for a special occasion. The food is delicious and the ambience incredible. We were seated in the "library" room, which I felt was the best spot in the house. The Forge has gorgeous decor. Drinks are also incredible, from an amazing wine selection to the perfectly mixed cocktails. A great experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    One of the best meals we have ever had! And we didn't even order off the full menu and instead took advantage or the Miami Spice menu. The first course consisted of jerk bacon, French onion soup and chopped salad. Next we had the filet mignon, which literally melted in your mouth. We did also indulge in the lobster risotto and Mac & cheese which were also amazing! And the molten lava cake was to die for! The presentation was beautiful and the wine was lovely. Go, you will not be disappointed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MMOB
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Great service, food, and ambiance. We've been there twice in the past two weeks and thoroughly enjoyed both visits. Our waiter on our first visit, Oscar, even took us on a tour of the property after dinner. The only "negative" I would note is that although the restaurant has a beautiful bar, that area of the restaurant was completely dead. Not a place to come for pre-dinner drinks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    Michel
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    We had a wonderful dinner. Food was excellent. Service TOP! I will DEFINATELY go back and will recommend this place to everyone I know!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cold food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    My filet was cold and the food overall was not very good. The desert however was excellent.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Spice not Nice
    DanPaul
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    My companion ate from the Spice menu which was limited and the portions very small. I ate from the regular menu and had a below average quality steak, dry as a bone and so thin they could not possibly make it black and blue. The wine was a tiny pour @ $16.10 a glass. Not worth it, I assure you. Don't bother dining there. Oh and they charged me tax on the 20% gratuity! And the waiter brought me a box of steak knives from which I was to choose one. What??? And the bill came in a mother of pearl box. Imagine!!!! What 's that all about. Their days of glory are long gone and you can't get them back with fahncy chandeliers. Stay away. Better steak in other steak houses.
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  • courtboyVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We went for Miami Spice. Great menu selections. Our server was knowledgeable and really made the dinner special. This was a great night.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Favorite Restaurant in South Beach
    MeaghanVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Was referred to this place by a friend who recently joined there and had a great experience - now I see why! The place is gorgeous, food is amazing, people-watching is great and the ambience is perfect for either a nice weekday steak dinner, or weekend night out. Took a group of girls here for a friend's Bachelorette Party, and it was a great "nicer" dinner, where everyone found something on the menu that they liked. Portions are fairly large, but they are cool with splitting if you have plans to go out after. Loved our waiter Jean, too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great ambience
    Finediner
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The Forge has a beautiful interior and ambience. Definitely great for special occasions.We went for Miami Spice and the menu was great.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Suprise
    warren
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I was very pleased with the service and food. They should have told us they where adding the tip to our bill. I am pretty generous usually but I like to make my own decision. Double tipping Hurts. I will probably not return. What a shame. Great place bad management style.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Exceeded our expectations
    Mimifern
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I went with my husband, my friend, her boyfriend, and my mother. I had suggested it but everyone truly loved it including my husband who was against it at first. We had the Miami Spice menu everything was delish. We also took the servers suggestion to try the max and cheese and we all absolutely love it.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Date night with my beautiful wife!
    JDPHIL
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Wife and I had a short three day get away to Miami and had dinner on a Saturday evening. The experience was truly wonderful, the service, ambience and quality of the food was much more than I expected. The filet was without question the best I've ever experienced. Make this a must do experience if you are ever in the Miami area.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious but slow
    RImpink
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The food here is fabulous, probably the best steak I have ever had. And the ambiance is very cool and opulent. The service however is very slow. It took an hour to get our food after we ordered. The server didn't come back to check on us either at any point during that hour. Other than that, I highly recommend The Forge
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Forge!
    DAYLINVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Had a great time with husband and guests. We'll be back soon. DAYLIN
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place
    mizswede
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Very upscale, great service, found on Travel zoo, def. worth the experience, will come back.
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    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    As always, food was great, our server was awesome, the atmosphere perfect.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.