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

The Forge Details

  • 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: Steakhouse, American, 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 & 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 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 WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Diner Reviews
  • "Great food def a place for foodies, service very attentive and friendly. Remember tip/service charge included in bill for all parties to ensure proper tipping. Awesome food great lobster risotto and chocolate soufflé. House Malbec wine exceptional. Def worth the money to experience this restaurant."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • " Positives: Very high energy restaurant with excellent food and an excellent wine selection. Unique and whimsical decor. Patronized by "beautiful" people. Negatives: Very noisy and not condusive to a leisurely or romantic experience. Not kid friendly."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "The Forge has always set the standard for all other dining establishments. From the friendly greeting at the door, to the impeccable service from the waiter, to the absolutely delicious food cooked to perfection, it does not get better than this."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "We came here to celebrate a birthday and have been before so we knew what to expect or at least we thought we did. Atmosphere was lovely. This may be an off day but our food was unremarkable...bland...salad,filet...the French onion soup over seasoned..thyme? Not what we were hoping."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Excelllent. First time at The Forge, and I would not mind going back next week again. Very good experience. Excellent food quality and preparation."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "I find it incredible that a 20% tip is added to the check yet we had lousy service. Our waitress poured cabernet into my glass of pinot which I was still drinking. I ordered a cocktail that was not made as I asked and they had to do it again. Normally we have a pleasant experience and will not have an issue with a 20% tip but it should not be automatic when you have had bad service and we let her know this!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Very noisy, impossible to have a conversation. They even raised the music volume while we were in the quiet library room!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Our waitress, Simone, a fellow Detroiter, was attentive, knowledgable and went out of our way, after our meal, to give us a tour of the restaurant. The place is beautiful, food was wonderful, wine selection was pleasantly overwhelming. Selections ranged from $6 per glass to over $100 per glass - perfect for all levels of wine lovers. Would definitely go back the next time we are in Miami. Wanted something within walking distance to our hotel, Fontainbleau. Found this place on google maps. About a 10 minute walk. Very lucky find!"
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "TERRIBLE atmosphere for upscale steak house!! Never went to nice restaurant doubling as night club! Music was way TOOOO loud!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Eclectic interior. Good food. Very loud. Lots of kids. Customers in grungy shorts. Very disappointing."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "My wife and I visited The Forge for dinner on July 4th thinking that the Independence Day fireworks would be the most exciting part of the evening - Instead, it was our dinner experience that was breathtaking. From the second we arrived, every staff member (waiter, bread guy, sommelier, and managers) all invested their time, attention and recommendations in making our experience unique. The onion soup was delicious, not the usual boring broth with a hunk of cheese, but a real work of art. The entrees (my wife's seafood, and my steak) were prepared perfectly. The toughest part of the night was when dessert came, and my wife just kept saying "it's so beautiful on the plate, I hate to even eat it!" Honestly I can't remember a better meal ever."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Everything about our visit to the Forge was good: welcome; seating; service and food. What we could not understand was the loud music that was playing "in the background." Why would a restaurant with such classic ambience mar that with loud intrusive music? Trying to attract a younger crowd, I suspect."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Great ambience , service was magnifisant , detailed focused . However the food was average, nothing really struck out as far as taste . For the price the food should be above average . Would still recommended due to the decor atmosphere and service ."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "This restaurant has always been my favorite, the food is exceptional (file minion to "die for"), service was outstanding. I am definatley going to Forge again and will bring friends. Zach, our waiter, was wonderful, we were in a bit of a hurry and he made it go flawlessly with no delay to get us out of the restaurant in time for opera."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Good food. The bar was loud but the table was nice and easy to talk. Great service. Good Miami Hotel"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "First time at The Forge. Very nice place, but the level of noise is too high. You feel like entering into a pop corn machine. Not sure if it was for private parties going on or because after some time the restaurant becomes a Lounge. The food was good, but it was not outstanding. it was good going once for the experience, but not planning to come back."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "This restaurant is a Miami favorite. It is always good and the wine selection by the glass is second to none."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Rumors were that this place saw its better days. Rumors were wrong. Super swanky decor. And the new chef brings some amazing food to the table. Date night, special occasion, or just because. Try the ravioli!!!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "We spent 2 weeks in Miami to celebrate our honeymoon and celebrated at The Forge. We've been to many exceptional restaurants around the country and this one is on par with the best we've experienced. Exceptional wine by the glass selection for those that would like to pair with multiple courses or don't want to commit to a bottle. Our server, Mike, was top notch. Well informed on the menu, wine list, and the chef's style of cooking. He was extremely personable and went out of his way to make us feel as if we were the most important people in the room. Our dinner consisted of a 40oz porterhouse, scallops, sprouts, wild mushrooms, and desert. Steak was on par with Peter Lugers or Mastro's and everything was superb. Outstanding experience!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Went here for the first time in 25 years. Ambiance is unique, service fantastic. We got a private tour of the wine cellar ! I had the 8 oz filet mignon with a side of hash browns, heirloom tomatoe salad. All perfect. My partner had veal porterhouse with side of Brussel sprouts. Veal was too salty and brussel sprouts were bitter/ undercooked (although that might be the proper style , we like ours softer and sweeter). He had a fantastic wedge salad. Soufflé desert was impeccable. Slightly disappointed in my partners food as it was his birthday and I kept bragging about the place. But I would definitely recommend it and hi again."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "our waiter was not only very bad too arrogant also"
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "My wife and I went after she found a discount Gilt City voucher online. We made a reservation through OpenTable. Everyone there was very nice and helpful. Our server did a great job and the food was excellent. We will be going back again soon."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Everything was perfect. Probably the best steak I've ever eaten."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Ambiance was ruined by loud disco music throughout the meal. Making conversation nearly impossible without shouting. Waiter was a bit pushy."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "This was my first time at the Forge. I went for Father's Day and everything was perfect. The service was friendly and attentive from the moment you walk in. The design of the restaurant itself is chic and fits the Miami/South Beach locale. However, the food was amazing. Everything was presented beautifully and full of flavor even the cocktails! A great place...it's pricey but worth it."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We only had one night in Miami so I picked this restaurant as it had history and good reviews. It lived up to expectations food was excellent and good atmosphere"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The Forge is a special place. Probably one of the top 10 restaurants in the United States. Never a disappointment. The menu is amazing. The most comprehensive wine list in the country. Just a great place to eat, watch people, have some of the finest dining the land."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Was very impressed with wait staff, food was exceptional, fantastic wine selection, great environment for celebrating special occasions. Slightly pricey but well worth it."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "We enjoyed the new Executive Chef Christopher Lee....Thank you for the great FOOD!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • " Great atmosphere in the Library. An excellent experience every time. The new menu includes more options, including bigger steaks :). Really liked the crispy baked potato. The porterhouse steak was amazing. Had a pleasant experience being waited on by new staff. Overall a great birthday dinner, with excellent food & service."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Great food. Great ambiance. Great history. Unfortunately, the server knew nothing about the restaurant or the wine list. Also, the support staff were a bit informal. Steak was dropped off and left for 10 minutes before I was able to hail the server to indicate it wasn't cooked correctly. Finally, desserts were delivered to our table and left on the table for 5 minutes. When the server discovered the mistake, she picked up the plates, apologized and delivered them to a different table. The 20% mandatory gratuity left me thinking the server had no incentive to do a good job. I was resentful to have to pay it. Disappointed to see such a great restaurant begin to decline due to poor service...hopefully an anomoly."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "The volume of the music is as loud as in a nightclub. And it's also party music. Not really what you want for when you go eat relaxed and romantic. The food is nice but the music impossible to enjoy the meal. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Years ago was "the place" to go if you wanted something out of this world, but today in Miami there are lots of excellent restaurants to choose from, in pmy opinion it was overpriced, and over rated."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "We went to the Forge for a small-group birthday celebration, having dined there a number of years ago. The restaurant has been updated and is gorgeous. The furniture and decor are nothing short of beautiful; hip, elegant, spacious, comforting. The service could not have been more attentive or personal. The food was delicious ( Two of us had Tuna Wellington and two had the Chilean Sea Bass), the presentation was beautiful, the service was flawless. A lot has gone into re-making this long-established institution, and it shows. It would be hard to imagine not having a great meal and a lovely evening in this very fine restaurant."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "The famous Forge of years ago has fallen on hard times. Most of the food was not very good. Friday night was so noisy with blaring music that it hurt our ears (90 decibels on our phone app). The "manager" was defensive and told us it had to be like that because of a guest DJ. The restaurant was more than half empty so you would think they would be more responsive. Never again."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "$350.00 for dinner I would not mind paying if the food was great... it was not. Bread was fair at best, Cevichi warm and tasteless, Steak cooked correct, hash browns not good, Dover Sole was an overkill to a great fish, Panacotta desert was not good either"
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "I am sure is a great restaurant. I went on a Monday to celebrate my anniversary and place and empty. Cero ambiance. Very slow service"
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "The forge was definitly worth the price we paid. Delicious and well cooked steaks. The seafood sampler was also great. The shrimps were huge, though $15 each..definitly recommend of you want to have a steak night."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Food was superb! Ambience wonderful. Tuna was amazing!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Wow! I knew from many reviews that the forge was going to be an amazing dining experience but it was actually so much more than I expected. The building was absolutely stunning! The food was not too overpriced and the sizes of the meal were not too small! I highly recommend the sashimi appetizer (18$) and salmon entree ($31). Dinner wasn't too expensive for my boyfriend and I only $200 and were both underage so we couldn't dunk alcohol, but their wine menu is a hundred page book so be prepared to spend a couple hundred on drinks 😊 the forge is very beautiful, the scene was lovely. If you make a reservation for a busy night make sure to ask for a princess chair, ladies you'll love it! "
    Dined on 5/23/2014