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Forge, Chattanooga, TN

Forge

4.0
4
138 Reviews
$30 and under
Unspecified

FORGE, the restaurant on the lobby floor of The Chattanoogan Hotel, boasts Southern Progressive Cuisine. Executive Chef LaMont Caldwell, believes outstanding food is derived from only the best and freshest ingredients. We take pride in sourcing products daily that have integrity, flavor, and soul, ensuring we deliver only the finest offerings. We craft breakfast, brunch and dinner that bring family, friends and acquaintances around the table allowing for conversation and the enjoyment of cuisine to be savored.

Stills + Mash, our curated bourbon bar features craft and local beers, signature cocktails, a robust wine program and curated specialty drinks. Full dinner menu available along with shareable plates and handhelds, all waiting for you.


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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today
Experiences are available.

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Unspecified
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Fri 7:00 am–11:00 am Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 7:00 am–12:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (423) 756-3400
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Private party facilities
    Allow The Chattanoogan Hotel - Curio Collection by Hilton to curate a special event in Forge.
  • Private party contact
    Sales Team: (423) 756-3400
  • Neighborhood
    Chattanooga
  • Cross street
    12th Street
  • Parking details
    Valet
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Live Jazz & Wine Tasting

    Mar 1, 2024 only
    Join us in Forge for live jazz & wine tasting from 6pm-9pm ! Enjoy performaces from Prakash Wright & friends while sipping on wines from around the world. Our in-house sommelier has carefully curated the perfect wine tasting menu for the occasion. Flights of sparkling, white and red wines available for $10. Flights include 3, 3oz pours .
    Live Jazz & Wine Tasting Photo
  • Easter Brunch Buffet

    $70.00 per person

    Mar 31, 2024 only
    Celebrate Easter Sunday with us on March 31st at our annual Easter Brunch Buffet in Forge. Our menu features a variety of Easter delights, including brunch classics, traditional sides, house made desserts and specialty items including a seafood station and a carving station with smoked New York Strip. The buffet is priced at $70 per person, $35 for children under the age of 12 and kids under 3 years of age can join in the feast for free. As a token of appreciation for our service staff, an 18% gratuity will be added to the bill. For an additional $12 per person, guests can enjoy bottomless mimosas.
    Easter Brunch Buffet Photo

What 138 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.0
4 based on recent ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • East Tennessee

    Great for brunch

  • East Tennessee

    Kid-friendly

  • Chattanooga / Cleveland

    Great for brunch

  • Chattanooga / Cleveland

    Kid-friendly

  • Chattanooga / Cleveland

    Innovative

  • Chattanooga / Cleveland

    Good for groups

  • Chattanooga / Cleveland

    Healthy

  • Chattanooga / Cleveland

    Hot spot

  • Chattanooga / Cleveland

    Great for fine wines

  • Chattanooga / Cleveland

    Romantic

  • Chattanooga / Cleveland

    Good for special occasions

138 Reviews
  1. MonaP

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice atmosphere!!! Food was very good! Jazz music 🎶 was very pleasant!

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  2. DavidL

    Atlanta Metro

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    When I made reservations for the Valentine's "experience" (a pre-arranged multi-course menu), I was concerned that the absurdity of the holiday, as generally observed, would be on full display. I was pleasantly surprised by the feel of effortless luxury. Everything was wonderful--from the food and wine pairings selected by the sommelier who visited our table upon the arrival of each course, to the excellent service.

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  3. Sean

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An overall wonderful experience. The food was top notch. The desert was especially first class. The chocolate dessert's flavor profile was phenomenal, with each element perfectly balanced, which elevated the dining experience. We will definitely recommend it.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    came in friday night for wine and jazz! had such a great experience and decided to come again for dinner tonight. Food was fantastic both times- excellent bourbon selection as well. Manager Michaela was very pleasant, attentive, and professional.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Coastal Georgia

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    We ended up only getting an appetizer and we decided to leave after we tasted it. The “jazz” music was a stand up base,key board and a “drummer” you had to go over to the hotel side to get a drink that wasn’t wine and the kitchen was open into the dining room. The whole room smelled like burning meat and it was smoky from the grill. Not quite the date night we had hoped for.

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  6. StephanieS

    E. Tennessee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter was awesome. The sommelier was helpful. The $10 flight was a great value and the jazz band was terrific.

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  7. ElizabethGray

    E. Tennessee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    awesome! looking forward to the valentines 4 dinner

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  8. TammyW

    E. Tennessee

    31 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Usually one of my favorites. Friday night jazz was obnoxiously loud. Had to scream to talk to friends & staff. Food was all different than normal and Just average. Baked feta was a plate of bread with a tiny smear of cheese. Nothing like normal. People in our party Waited 45 minutes on drinks more than once.. Eventually just went to the bar ourselves. Only 2 servers on a Friday night. Water glasses never refilled. Dishes not cleared. Over $300 on dinner - wasted.

    1 person found this helpful

  9. Sadieshack55

    Wilmington

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had a delicious dinner - really enjoyed the honey whipped feta and salmon! The staff were super friendly and the service was fast! Definitely recommend for your next night out.

    1 person found this helpful

  10. JamesF

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My girlfriend and I had just gotten engaged, so we decided to eat at The Forge. The staff took wonderful and special care of us. An added bonus was that my jazz professor from college was playing a set with his trio in the restaurant. It was absolutely the perfect experience.

    1 person found this helpful

  11. OpenTable Diner

    Alabama

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    New Years Dinner/ Service, staff and food was delish.

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  12. JenniferB

    Atlanta Metro

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent server. Food was delicious- each course! Thanks for a well made New Year’s meal.

    1 person found this helpful

  13. AmyR

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was mediocre. Menu is not very extensive. Typical hotel restaurant. Our server was lovely, but the food was just meh.

    1 person found this helpful

  14. CharlotteB

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and wonderful, attentive and friendly servers!

    1 person found this helpful

  15. GeorgeM

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    This is a medium quality dining facility in a brand name hotel. Our reaction to appetizer was, "Where's the beef"? Red wine served in a very small glass. Ambiance closer to level of hospital cafeteria. Should have spent the $100 elsewhere.

    2 people found this helpful

  16. LoraK

    E. Tennessee

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went to Forge for Christmas Day dinner which was pre-fixe. Everything was delicious, plenty of friendly servers and the ambience was enjoyable. We will make this another "go to" for special occasions.

    1 person found this helpful

  17. blee

    Chicago

    29 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Thanksgiving buffet was TERRIBLE. We had a reservation for 6pm service. There were two other tables when we arrived a little early. NOTHING was cleaned in between seatings. The buffet tables were sticky and dripped on. The gravy ladle was sitting in a saucer full of gravy and the ladel handle itself was covered in gravy. How hard is it to change out a saucer? I was alone in the line and there was hardly any turkey - it hadn't been replenished since the last service. Most of the food was dry/room temp and tasteless. The desserts looked store-bought. I filled my belly with the bottomless mimosas and couldn't wait to get out of there. I can't believe I paid so much for such a very bad meal.

    1 person found this helpful

  18. DamonH

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was fantastic with the exception of the turkey and the dressing! I believe the turkeys had set out in the warmer too long had gotten rather dry. Also, the dressing was not recognized as anything I’ve ever had and I’ve eaten it from several different regions.

    1 person found this helpful

  19. rayK

    E. Tennessee

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice atmosphere. Food was decent. Service ok. Little slow.

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  20. POCC

    Nashville

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The buffet featured a plethora of dishes. All were excellently prepared. We had an enjoyable time on Thanksgiving Day.

    1 person found this helpful

  21. AngeliaT

    Atlanta Metro

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Cold food. Poor drinks. Not enough of serving personal.

    1 person found this helpful

  22. RichardS

    Coastal Georgia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice Thanksgiving buffet, the main courses ham, turkey prime rib were all very good. The stuffing was a little dry but the gravey made up for it. Great assortment of desserts and all were delicious.

    1 person found this helpful

  23. AprilP

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    When we got to the restaurant & were seated no one came to help us. It was confusing. We went up to the buffet and then the host sat people at our table. We were ignored by the waiter. When we got the bill we realized he was getting 18% tip automatically. Total was $220 for 2 people *change the status of this reservation. We DID attend for it*

    1 person found this helpful

  24. JackJ

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We had 4:00 reservations. Got seated at 4:30 then no waiter & then food line over 30 minutes plus. Poorly managed & we departed Very disappointed

    1 person found this helpful

  25. OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Not worth the $85 per person price! Skip this one ya'll.....

    1 person found this helpful

  26. BrianL

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dined here for the Thanksgiving Dinner. Was fantastic in every way. Food was great, hot, and plentiful. Best Thanksgiving dinner possible, having to be away from family. The service form the team was terrific also. Will be back…

    1 person found this helpful

  27. StewH

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We ate here for the Thanksgiving Buffet. It was excellent! Some of the best gravy I have ever had. Food was all good and thing that really stuck out was the wait staff. All great folks, especially our waiter. Helpful and friendly. Only thing we all thought would be nice especially at the price point is maybe a care package for those who loved a later in the day turkey sandwich. The buffet was pricey but we felt worth it ... a small turkey stuffing care package doggie bag would have really put the experience over the top.

    1 person found this helpful

  28. OpenTable Diner

    Fayetteville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Thanksgiving buffet was wonderful…everything you could imagine and more. The only negative was that we were seated at the front of the restaurant near the buffet, so there was a line of people hovering around our table most of the time we were eating. Otherwise, it was a great experience. We will definitely do it again!

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  29. Jessie

    New York City

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was passable but not super especially for the price. This was a Thanksgiving Buffet. The meats, turkey and ham were cooked nicely but were presented in a weird order. A Lettuce Salad first but expected to be on the same plate as everything else. Veggies next as well as some kid friendly choices like chicken fingers. The mashed potatoes were so dry the couldn’t be shaken off the spoon. Green bean “casserole” was just green beans, still had snap to them but not a casserole. The gravy was before the Turkey and the painfully dry and simply bad stuffing (sad since that is my favorite) Lastly in this line was what seemed to be appetizers, deviled eggs and a nice baked Brie with crackers. The deserts were in a separate line. Lots of choices but none were very good. The bread pudding forgettable, “spiced” pots of chocolate truly horrible, pumpkin pie and pecan pie were meh. The only one we found that was worthy of the calories were cream puffs. (Okay they called them something frou frou but they were cream puffs) Overpriced for a buffet and with a “Service Charge” added automatically.

    1 person found this helpful

  30. Gooddeal

    E. Tennessee

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    It was as expected. The waiter was helpful. Food came out promptly. Me and my wife were the only ones there on a Saturday evening.

    1 person found this helpful

  31. KendraB

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was cold when supposed to be hot. Service was great. For the price of meal we were expecting a higher quality food.

    1 person found this helpful

  32. ChristopherA

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The chef and food here was amazing. Excellent offerings from an intimately curated menu. Worth stopping in.

    1 person found this helpful

  33. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The Forge was very nice. Good atmosphere and music. The food was good but a bit expensive. A hamburger was 17.00. Overall, it was a nice place for dinner and jazz.

    1 person found this helpful

  34. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Worst food and service I have ever experience in a beautiful setting.

    1 person found this helpful

  35. JRWnow

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    It was pretty good, but not as good as it should have been for the price tag.

    1 person found this helpful

  36. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing! Our waiter was above and beyond. The place wasn’t near as busy for dinner as they are for their amazing breakfast. But, 10/10 will be back!

    1 person found this helpful

  37. MiaB

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved online registration: website provided seating, cost, time slots ; sends confirm/canceled email perfect for me to plan ahead. We took my niece in law, who is a first time mom , included baby( 1yr), we all enjoyed all the eats and ambience!!😋😍 thx Forge for a fabulous Mother's Day, 5💫💫💫💫💫

    1 person found this helpful

  38. KeJuanP

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was cold once I arrived and not many options to choose from as I expected and experienced before visiting the Chattanoogan brunch last year I was kinda disappointed but the customer service was good

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  39. MichaelS

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Probably not worth the money. It was average food at best with a pretty big bill

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  40. MolK

    E. Tennessee

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I enjoyed dining at Forge Restaurant inside The Chattanoogan Hotel for Mother’s Day 2023 as in past however the Easter Brunch Buffet offers more variety of foods (i.e. plentiful salad bar choices such as tossed green Salad w/ dressings besides another type salad, baked seasoned ham, wonderful soup as in past Easter Brunch, maybe these types foods at Thanksgiving Day Buffet if not Christmas Day Brunch; additional veggies and entrees instead of typical Sunday Brunch options). Very good Mimosas and friendly accommodating service staff.

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FAQs

Forge offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (423) 756-3400.

Forge is rated 4 stars by 138 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Forge

1201 Broad Street, Lobby, Chattanooga, TN 37402

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    12th Street
  • Neighborhood
    Chattanooga
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Fri 7:00 am–11:00 am Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 7:00 am–12:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Unspecified
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Valet
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (423) 756-3400
  • Private party facilities
    Allow The Chattanoogan Hotel - Curio Collection by Hilton to curate a special event in Forge.
  • Private party contact
    Sales Team: (423) 756-3400
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