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Forge, Chattanooga, TN

Forge

4.0
4
155 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 1 time today
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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

    May 24, 2024 only
    Join us in Forge for live jazz & wine tasting from 6pm-9pm ! Enjoy performances 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

What 155 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
  • 4Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • East Tennessee

    Hot spot

  • Chattanooga / Cleveland

    Great for brunch

  • Chattanooga / Cleveland

    Good for business meals

  • Chattanooga / Cleveland

    Healthy

  • Chattanooga / Cleveland

    Hot spot

  • Chattanooga / Cleveland

    Great for fine wines

  • Chattanooga / Cleveland

    Romantic

155 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A great idea poorly executed. The space has very harsh lighting and the performers are hidden from most of the seating. This could be a success with a little more imagination. The wine pairings were excellent and the service was good. The ambience was far from excellent. The Jazz band was excellent.

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  2. MikeSkehan

    Dallas

    17 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall the service was good. The food was lackluster. I wouldn’t come back.

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  3. Shaylah

    E. Tennessee

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Ambience and service were great. Super disappointed in the food.

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  4. ESWreview

    Atlanta Metro

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious buffet for Mother's Day! Food was varied (breakfast & lunch type foods). Something for everyone.

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  5. Ellie

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    We were the only ones there on a Saturday during dinner, which seemed very strange. It was pretty quiet in there as well. The food was pretty good, but just the atmosphere kinda threw us off

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience! Just want we needed. Food, ambience and service was top tier.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Attended with a group to experience Jazz and Wine Friday, The small plates food was excellent although the dinner menu was somewhat limited. The staff were very knowledgeable, friendly, and attentive. The music was good also. Overall pleasant experience.

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  8. AaronS

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    We were one of two table occupies and still got very slow service

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing service and food. Love the look and feel of the the place.

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  10. RodC

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for the Easter buffet. The restaurant and food were very well done, but wildly overpriced. Price was triple what i thought it was worth.

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  11. GregC

    E. Tennessee

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good Easter Buffet. Food was very good not the largest buffet but, it was one of the best very well organized. We will go back to eat a set down meal.

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  12. EmilyH

    E. Tennessee

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Walked in to the restaurant and had our pick of tables as we were the only diners at the time. We picked a nice 2 seater near the kitchen with dim lighting. Ambience was nice, our waiter was great but the food was even better. I went with the campanelle verdure (pasta) while my fiancé had the wagyu burger *chefs kiss*. The food was hot, the drinks were well made and the value was well worth it. 10/10

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  13. Butch

    E. Tennessee

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is good, although a bit expensive. Love the Friday evening jazz & wine flights!

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  14. SuzyB

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was exceptional. They went out of their way to give us a custom wine tasting flight. Food was very good and reasonably priced. I recommend the charcuterie tray and the burger. I think they do wine and jazz events regularly. I recommend this as well.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice dinner! We were supposed to have the manager come for a special anniversary surprise but didn’t, but besides that we had a nice time! Live jazz was great and the food and wine was delicious

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  16. VanessaP

    E. Tennessee

    16 reviews

    1.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We arrived 5 minutes early and were seated promptly. After 15 minutes we were asked by the sommelier if we had been waiting on, which we replied no. After 15 more minutes and waitstaff serving adjacent tables and walking by us multiple times with no one acknowledging us, we left disappointed and frustrated. We will not be back

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  17. RobertT

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    We had to wait forever for our wine flights. The server barley came to the table. Our food took forever. $48 dollars for an 8oz steak and hardly any sides. I would never go back or recommend.

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  18. MonaP

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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

  26. 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

  27. 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

  28. 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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  29. 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

  30. 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

  31. 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

  32. 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

  33. 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

  34. 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

  35. 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

  36. 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

  37. 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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  38. 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

  39. 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

  40. 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

FAQs

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

Forge is rated 4 stars by 155 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 1 time 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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