The Forge
The Forge

The Forge

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.theforge.com/
  • Phone: (305) 538-8533
  • 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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
The Forge reviews from OpenTable diners
188 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (131)notable wine list (109)romantic (103)fit for foodies (60)hot spot (60)good for groups (54)vibrant bar scene (53)neighborhood gem (30)late-night find (12)scenic view (7)great for outdoor dining (3)great for brunch (2)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Your review must be at least 50 characters.Has been my favorite restaurant for years and still reigns as number 1! Food , service and ambience is just wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was fair, way overpriced.
    Jake
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    I understand it's a chic restaurant, but you're paying for a nice atmosphere and beautiful people watching. The food was decent, but nothing better than an average steakhouse. The prices they charge are at the top end (I think my fiance's lamb chops were $58), and the food wasn't even close to worth those prices. If you're looking to impress a client or date with great decor, this is the place, but foodies shouldn't expect to be blown away by the food.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • mpptw
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Good food, great wine list, quite loud if you sit near the bar.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner celebration
    rcanning
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    Nice building and room very tastefully arranged/decorated. Service is very good and not intrusive,and very knowledgeable about history of building,restaurant and food. Food is good...baked potato overcooked++,but was disappointed most of all in 12 oz striploin,rare as requested but tough. Will try again however as no steakhouse should have tough steak twice!!! Good wine list but overpriced.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Needs a revamp
    miamifoodieVIP
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    I hadn't been to the Forge in a long time and it definitely could use a redo of the decor. It's dated and a little tired, also overpriced for what it is.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • An outstanding experience
    Jorlat2
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We went to celebrate our aniversary and the experience was great. Food was very good, ambiance was perfect for the ocasion the service was extraordinary resuming the experience was outstanding. I have been there before and always I have a great time, same good service and the same wish to come back soon,!! We definitely recommend it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Classy place!
    mrjt2010
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Plenty of bling on offer with excellent service. This restaurant definitely has a special feel and the owner has gone all out to create a unique experience. Every corner of the property contains priceless pieces of furniture and antiques which really enhances the atmosphere. Some may find the prices a little high and I would suggest visiting here for a special occasion or celebration. Would definitely visit again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Charlie33
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Excellent food and service. The ambience was marvelous.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    clara22
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    I surprised my husband on his birthday and took him for dinner at the Forge. The overall general experience was wonderful. The Colossal shrimps and the lobster risotto was amazing. the crab cake was OK. Our dinner was amazing as well. I tried something i hadn't tried before the short ribs and they were amazing. Our cocktails were great especially the lychee spumante. The wine list was spectacular and our Selection every bit as good. If i had one thing to comment on for improvement would be the music volume can be overwhelming at times.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing
    BroncoVIP
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    I have been going to The Forge for many years now, but this time may have been my last. The food was not outstanding or even very good. My lamb chops were not as good as they have been in the past. Most other lesser restaurants consistently do a better job. The portion size was small, the taste was very bland. The once fairly priced wine list was way overpriced. I recently purchased at local retail pricing a very good wine for $80, it was on the wine list at about $250! And, they automatically add a 20% gratuity on these already high food and beverage prices. I eat out a lot and have never seen this high of an automatic gratuity. I do not recommend this once fine restaurant.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Marginal Food , Excellent Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    The price of the meal does not match the quality of what I was served. Unflavorfull meat, exceedingly samll portions.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never dissapoints
    Curru
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    I have been here several times. Its always consistently good. Food is great with a modern twist. Service is always impeccable. The restaurant itself its beautiful and has a good wine list for all you winos. BUT Cheap is NOT!!! Get ready to spend some money.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dining experience!
    SobeFoodieVIP
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    The food was excellent. The service was second to none. One of the best restaurants in Miami Beach. It has been around for many years, but it has been brought up to date, but yet retains a classic look. Amazing. Pricey but not over-priced. Menu is varied but the steaks are best. The tuna tartar was the best I have had in 15 years! They care for you here.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Always outstanding...the ambien and the food was perfect...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My favorite Miami dinner
    Mia1
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    I try to come here every time I visit Miami. It is a really fun place and the food is exceptional. The soufflés for dessert are a delicious and fun way to end the meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Highly Recommended
    happytobeinsouthbeach
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Had a reservation on the early side (7pm) and were a little nervous that no one else was there. Not to worry. The space and bar are beautiful, as is the service. Treated very well, and the food was excellent (try the truffle mac & cheese, and seems like you can't go wrong with a steak- both the strip and filet were cooked perfectly). By the time we were finishing up the restaurant was almost full and had great energy. We will go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An Outstanding Dinner at The Forge
    NandR
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We dined here for the first time, and had a wonderful time. We enjoyed dining in this beautiful restaurant decorated in a very interesting way. The service was superb. The food was very well prepared. We have no complaints. We highly recommend this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Must dine here!
    BigBob
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Expensive but worth every penny. Beautiful setting, eclectic museum quality environ. Every dish was sheer perfection, The staff was friendly and more than willing to tell you the buildings history and provide a tour of the many dining rooms and extensive wine cellar. This was an experience we will not soon forget!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • excellent service, excellent food!
    DeeDee2
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    great place for amazing atmosphere, service and food!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Simply amaizing!!!!!!
    AngienRodney
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    This was one of the best if not THE best restaurant i have ever been at the food, the service, since you walk in u feel bohemian. It makes u love!!!!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exorbitant
    ottodoppio
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Excellent menue, excellent interieur, excellent service ...... just everything
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Forge still delivers
    JCBHI
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    I have not been to The Forge since the recent remodel and change. I am happy to say that the new Forge delivered well at all levels. The food and service were excellent and our server Juan was exceptional. I would recommend tasting some of the wines of which they have several. The cocktails served at the bar were measured pours from a jigger which were light for the price paid and really does not fit in or look good in place of this caliber.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Timeless classic
    Doc143VIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    I think The Forge only gets better with time. The steak was definitely one of the best steaks I have ever had, and the lobster risotto appetizer was simply amazing. Then add in some wine and soufflé and you have an amazing dinner. Service was outstanding as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best food
    JorgeVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    The forge has the best food and service in Miami. There is never a long wait and never disappoints.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    I am not the typical person who writes reviews about the experiences in restaurants or places, but my experience in The Forge was outstanding. The food, the service and the service was above expected. I will recommend this restaurant to everyone that is looking for an excellent location to celebrate a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The Forge for Miami Spice
    dinebyboat
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    The Forge Restaurant met all my expectations for an unique high-end dining experience in Miami Beach. The food was excellent and the portions perfect for the Miami Spice menu. The wait staff was very attentive, and even gave us a tour of the restaurant after dinner. I would highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Francois
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Great food and service.A definite TEN.We will be returning often to the Forge.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Forge not of the traditional past
    SOBE41st
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Semi elegant and trendy with good menu and chef. Steak slightly over cooked otherwise very good plates. Service lacking and not at par with caliber and level of this fine dinning..
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Maybe I'm too old
    BobSee
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The Forge has always been known for great food and exceptional service. The food is still great but the noise level and service needs some work. I guess I'm too old (I still run 2 miles a day) to appreciate the beating base that makes conversation in the bar difficult. The service there was good but the mixologist had to ask me twice what I wanted to drink. At our dinner table, the surrounding seating made it impossible for the waiters to get around the table, so they were constantly reaching over us to pour wine across the table and deliver food. On one occasion the waiter completely missed the glass when trying to pour the San Pellegrino. The overall experience was too trendy and very disappointing.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good and bad
    bplshughes
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    This was our first visit here. We loved the vibrant bar scene and the food was good. However, our overall experience was definitely marred by poor service. We had a 930 reservation and were not even seated until over an hour later. What made it even worse was we checked our status with the hostess twice and she promised we were top priority. However, not 5 min. Later we saw that she had seated someone else who came in after us. When we were finally seated, we asked to see the miami spice menu. That was our mistake- our waiter's demeanor changed in the blink of an eye and he he didn't even try to conceal his distaste and it was obvious we were NOT important to him. The other staff was attentive but not him. Such a jerk.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What happened to the classic Forge?
    sunsam4
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    The Forge was known for its classic, sophisticated look. I feel I went through a time warp. It felt like a typical South Beach restaurant. No oomph!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    BirthdayCelebration
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Enjoyed the food here. Wait staff very good. Would recommend this restaurant to visitors to the city and to those who live in the city as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Such an iconic place...food was beyond good (as always) and the service was outstanding .
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good
    Forge
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    The restaurant has been an icon for may years. It continues it's tradition but is now some how an oldie.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Service.
    enjoytodine
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Once you enter they make you feel special. We enjoyed the food and ambiance. It was a great evening. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wish I could go back
    mark2v
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The service from the moment you walk in is exceptional. Our party was greeted and sat right away. Our server Mike immediately welcomed us and was helpful with all our questions. Recommend reserving about a week in advance which is something I learned from last year. Only downside is the noise level. Even though I was accustomed to it my family was not. Overall best steak I had in Miami.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    It was awesome you have to try it even if it just for the experience. Beautiful resturant outstanding service and wonderful food the steak was so good no words can explain it.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unique place for Miami
    MarvelousVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Great wine list, the place has a very unique ambiance and decore, definitely would recommend it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Been there...done that :-(
    Southflorida2
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    First, we were not offered the Miami Spice Menu, so we decided to order from the regular menu. After hearing so much about the Forge, I was very disappointed with the food, it was nothing to rave about. The NY strip was undercooked, nontender with no flavor. Our food was served on big cutting board blocks, not very attractive. The wine list was extensive and prices ranged from reasonable to more expensive. The restaurant's decor is monumentably beautiful which was very pleasing to the eyes....We did enjoy the wine recommended by the sommelier.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I went with my fiancée to the forge to celebrate his birthday. Neither one of us had ever been there. We had gotten mixed reviews from friends but decided to try it out anyway. We were disappointed, the food was not as great as we had expected and especially not for the price. It was extremely expensive.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic