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Forge and Vine

4.7
1682 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Drawing inspiration from the region’s history and natural surroundings, the 156-seat freestanding restaurant reflects elemental themes of wood, water, iron, and fire, reminiscent of the carriage houses and blacksmith shops that once dotted the landscape. The centerpiece of Forge & Vine is an eight-foot wood fired grill and open kitchen with counter seating where guests can enjoy dinner while interacting with the chef. Welcoming residents as well as visitors to the area, Forge & Vine offers a strong sense of place with a design sensibility that brings in the outside with floor to ceiling windows offering breathtaking pastoral views of Gibbett Hill. The restaurant boasts spacious and casual bar with service inside and out and features classic and comfortable cuisine sourced from the best produce, seafood, and meats that New England offers.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1682 people are saying
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ElizabethM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have dined at Forge and Vine a few times. We dined there last night and brought friends who hadn’t been there before. They were very impressed and loved the food, atmosphere and service! Excellent place for a delicious dinner. Can’t wait to go there again!

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Diner
New England
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was wonderful and the service was fantastic.

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SOMW
New England
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great but we had to wait a while for our table, with a reservation. Then had to wait even longer for our food but they were very busy so overall it was a great night out.

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Brad
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Very good service, drinks and wine were great. Food very salty!

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PeterT
New England
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love how the menu changes seasonally, so there's always something new to try. Our server was friendly and we never felt rushed. Excellent meal and lovely date night.

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TimothyD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic meal, in a beautiful setting, with excellent service. A bit expensive for every week dining!

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SueH
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our second visit to F&V. They rearranged the table seating, so we couldn't get the "ring-side seats" to watch the chefs in action. Our server was attentive, not obtrusive, and very knowledgeable about all the menu items. He even left a menu for us to read about other offerings. Our dinners were delicious, but I did have to comment to our server that the frites were 'WAY TOO SALTY! I could not finish them. We will be back later in the month for a big round birthday dinner with family.

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CatTy
New England
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply the best ribeye in these parts! Perfectly prepared every time. Food is always so fresh, atmosphere is comfortable but elegant, and the staff are friendly, true professionals.

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Bailey
New England
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

This spot is truly a gem, one of the best restaurants outside of Boston. The food and ambiance is all great!

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Moose
New England
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was friendly and just right. It was our anniversary ad they remembered several times. Food was plentiful and excellent

JB
JuliaB
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good was made very well! Came out faster than we expected it would. Presentation was beautiful on both and both cooked amazing. We got desert afterwards and got the crème brûlée and it was to die for. So good

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OpenTable Diner
New England
11 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food, drinks and service all really good! Ambiance is nice as well.

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DavidL
New England
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and Service. Reilly (sp?) was very attentive without being over bearing.
We will definitely be back.

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Pinky71
New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night!

CB
vipCindieB
New England
12 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

A lovely evening celebrating multiple birthdays. We had to wait about 20 minutes for our table even with our Open Table reservation though it was a busy Friday night so we weren’t too bothered. Excellent oysters and shrimp cocktail. My companions’ salmon and chicken entrées looked delicious however my wild rice harvest bowl had crunchy under cooked rice. Other than that it was very tasty. Truly exceptional service from our friendly, attentive, considerate server and a phenomenal atmosphere! We will return soon!

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Sini
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have gone there a few times for date night. Love the experience and the food.

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Amanda
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for our anniversary and our dinner was amazing! Our waitress was the BEST! We will definitely go back!

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JoanC
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Food was great. Service was great except when we ordered dessert. We had to wait quite a while for the dessert but enjoyed it very much when we finally got it. So happy to have such a nice restaurant here in Groton.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday

Been to Forge snd Vine several times and have had the same amazing experience each time. Love the food, ambiance, service.

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DawnW
New England
9 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Forge and Vine never disappoints! Another outstanding evening from start to finish. Food was fabulous as always and our server was exceptional. Made for a very fun evening with friends. The only down side to Forge and Vine is that it is near impossible to get reservations….Which only speaks about how great this place is!

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CarolynS
New England
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I expected better food for the money. I am vegetarian and the wild rice bowl was okay - I've had better.for less money elsewhere. Cocktail was great.

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ChristineM
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are never disappointed at the Forge and Vine. The atmosphere is so comfortable, food is terrific. The only detail that made this visit better was having Emily as our server. She was friendly and knowledgeable!
It so worth the drive to get there!

JT
JT27
New England
14 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Amazing service and love the atmosphere. Our appetizer and dessert were delicious. We had the pork belly and the crème brulee. My meal was very tasty. I had the chicken Milanese. My husband's was lacking a lot of seasoning and he was very disappointed. F&V kindly removed it from our check out us requesting too. All in all one of our favorite restaurants in town.

TE
vipToyE
New England
52 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The restaurant is unique…and beautiful. The food was delicious the chefs are so creative.

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SevenOh
New England
27 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and presentation, kudos to the chefs. Service is helpful, professional, but not overbearing. The menu has a lot of variety, and changes by the season. The current one is even better than it’s predecessors.

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Kirsta
New England
11 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the new fall menu. Also a really fun waitress!

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RichardB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall2food4service3ambience1

Forge and Vine continues to serve excellent farm-to-table food. Unfortunately, at my last meal there, the restaurant seated me outside under a tent that looked like it was pressed into service after someone cancelled a wedding. Cold—both aesthetically and literally—the setting could hardly have been drearier. This wasn't due to Covid, I don't think—the inside of the restaurant was packed with a maskless crowd. It just felt like the restaurant wanted to maximize revenue even at the expense of degrading the experience. It didn't help that, while she was waiting on the table next to mine, the waitress got into a conversation with the diners about how the restaurant couldn't get enough staff because the Starbucks near where she lived was paying $19 an hour. I'm sympathetic, but the result was that an understaffed area got even less service while she chatted with some diners. If you believe that part of a good meal out is eating in a comfortable environment, this experience would really turn you off, as it did me. Forge and Vine should give it up.

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JaniceC
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wondeful dining experience! Hostesses and waitstaff very upbeat.
Food was delicious. I will definitely recommend to family and friends.

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Patricia
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience1

Lobster melt was cold and tough. Harvest rice bowl was really a salad and poorly composed. Menu descriptions were unclear. Room was noisy. Lousy seat next to service area.

Service was friendly and attentive and vichyssoise (although hot [?]) was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

All the food was too salty for our taste. Preparation was good. Service was great.

JM
JimM
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always wonderful and new items have been added for me to choose from. The "old fashion" was very smooth with great flavor.
The only problem is the 3 season room gets to noisy and hard to have a conversation.

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karen
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Amazing atmosphere and drinks! Our server was very pleasant and attentive.

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Paige
New England
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was perfection! Food was delightful. Fresh, creative dishes. Happy to celebrate a special Birthday there! What a treat!

NM
NicolleM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our party of 4 enjoyed everything about our dinner. The food and drinks were great as well as the service and setting.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Alex, was outstanding. The dinner was delicious and the seasonal cocktails we had were very good. Thank you for a fun evening.

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MarissaL
New England
8 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent experience last night for our anniversary dinner! It was very busy and we arrived early for our reservation, knowing we wouldn’t be seated right away (totally fine!) and were directed to sit at the harvest table to get a drink. The waitress came right over and we got our drink quickly. We were seated at our reservation time and our waitress, Katie Rose, was so friendly and attentive! Our food and drinks were, of course, awesome.

JD
vipJohnD
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice server; appetizer took forever and when we got it, was bottom of bag of calamari - better to say they didn’t have anymore.

MB
MarkB
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience5

I had beef short rib, partner had salmon, and my mother pork chop. The first two were way salty and skimpy for the price. No sauce on beef at all, meager amount of potato and vegetable. Waiter was adequate, but more suited to a pub. I've had guys pump my gas that seemed more finessed. I wish I'd tried something really basic like a burger or chicken, but I had the notion they have a good chef there. My friends and I had a FAR superior meal the next night for far less money and I didn't feel the need to eat later on in the evening.
I'd only go for drinks and something simple, and enjoy the view. Don't let them seat you in the tent. It looked primitive.
Maybe it's an open table thing, but why do they ask ahead if it's a special occasion (birthday) if there's not even a verbal acknowledgement? Nada. If I was the restaurant owner, and was armed with that info, I'd make sure someone showed appreciation that a party chose your restaurant.

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Dave
New England
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite place in the Groton area. I just love the open kitchen area and the wood fired stove that just completes the experience. The food is always outstanding. Not a place to grab a cheap meal, but certainly one to have an outstanding dining experience. Well worth the trip.

DD
DougD
New England
25 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is always a pleasure having a date at Forge and Vine. The food, drinks, and service is always top rated.

FAQs

Forge and Vine is rated 4.7 stars by 1682 OpenTable diners.

Forge and Vine does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://forgeandvine.securetree.com/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.