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Forge, Chattanooga, TN

Forge

4.0
4
51 Reviews
$30 and under
Unspecified

FORGE, the restaurant on the lobby floor of The Chattanoogan Hotel, boasts Southern Progressive Cuisine. Executive Chef Chris Moore, 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.

**Open daily for breakfast 7am to 11am and our elevated Chef's Curated Breakfast Buffet Saturday and Sunday 7am to 12pm.

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.

**Bar lounge and dinner available daily 4pm to 10pm. Extended hours on Friday and Saturday to 11pm.

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2 people

10:00 PM


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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • 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

    Resort Casual

  • Owned/operated by

    Black/African American, Latinx or Hispanic, LGBTQ+, South Asian/Indian, Women

  • Private party facilities

    Allow The Chattanoogan Hotel - Curio Collection by Hilton to curate a special event in Forge.

  • Private party contact

    David Scott: (423) 424-3740

  • 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

What 51 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 all time ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.6Value

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  1. MD

    MarioD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The ribeye was cooked to perfection and the sides were fantastic!
  2. H

    Hungry1

    E. Tennessee

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food was delicious! This was our third visit and the best yet.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I ordered the chicken dish that was the recipe of the Owner's grandmother, using pumpkin in the broth. It was excellent.
  4. AD

    AngelaD

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    We had reservations at 6 pm and were the only ones there. Then, one other table came in. This was on a Saturday night, so probably reservations aren't needed. Everything was good. Nothing outstanding, but good.
  5. TW

    TammyW

    E. Tennessee

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    Food is creative but averagely executed. Everyone at agreed the Mac and cheese was the best thing in the table and it was just a side. Pepper jam toast and fried okra were great. Salmon was cooked perfectly. Venison was well executed but average. Chicken average. The Wild Boar Oso Bucco was over cooked and dry. Not an entree I came even close to finishing. Unicorn grits were bland and tasteless. Drinks were well balanced except the peach one which was so overpoweringly sweet and peach neither of us drank it. $50 on four drinks and two were left most untouched. Desert was lemon cake which was dry and heavy only saved because it was deconstructed with a lemon curd, cream, and berries to balance its heavy dryness. Our friends enjoyed their chocolate cake. Service was ok but clearly stretched. One bartender in charge of the whole restaurant plus the bar. Two tables and maybe six or eight bar customers. Ambiance is wonderful. It’s a beautiful place. They clearly invested heavily in it but have lacked follow through once it’s open . The chef was pleasant and visited our table a couple of times. Apologized for the noise from deep cleaning the kitchen area he and one other kitchen employed were making. Noise was fine but seemed the cleaning was the priority and the food was a side job. It was a Friday night and they were dead. Desperately in need of advertising and enough customers to keep the focus on the food. Overall, really really overpriced. 2 people - four drinks, 2 entree, 1 desert was $192 with tip. The food did not warrant the fee. Bridgemans or Henens consistently put our better food with excellent service and great atmosphere for less money. We won’t likely return unless they do a major overhaul on their prices and staff adequately.
  6. AP

    AndyP

    Western NC

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Very good, but i found the price a bit high for what it was. not a ton of choices, nevertheless it was tasty
  7. VM

    VictorM

    Houston

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Restaurant interior was a bit dark for brunch. Decor was cool. It was a pricey Mother’s Day brunch buffet, but the food was mediocre. Limited ingredients at the omelette station, standard cold cuts, limited dessert options, salsa bar was very limited and quality of food was middle to low.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Mother’s Day
  9. MK

    MolK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service2ambience5
    I enjoyed the Mother’s Day Brunch recently at The Forge Restaurant in Chattanoogan Hotel. The waiters and waitresses were rather busy so given that the Fair rating for service as waited to get beverages served (i. e, iced sweet tea, iced water, Mimosas, the MimosasI did get on my own as near desserts, Mimosas area).
  10. MW

    MichelleW

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Plastic in the broccoli and there was no manger, no server. 20 minutes before we got a service and I had to go find them. Overall it was terrible and very expensive..
  11. W

    Winnie

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    They did not understand why we were coming for dinner. We were the only people in the place. They did not have a menu for the Forge. We ended up ordering from the bar menu. The corn sou was horrible. We turned it back. The plum salad was not great. We were so very disappointed. The cook did a good job on the Trout my husband ordered but he did not like the vegetables. We will never go back
  12. DB

    DeanB

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Good was good but way overpriced.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Attended Easter Brunch. Food was phenomenal and service was great!
  14. JJ

    JulieJ

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    After a long day of travel we were excited to relax and enjoy a meal in our hotel. Despite having a reservation at the Forge, we were “greeted” by an employee who walked up and immediately said “our kitchen is way behind tonight and we are not seating for 30 minutes”. Our reservation, booked the night before, was for 7:15pm and we arrived on time. Upon explaining that we had a reservation. The rude employee continued by saying it would still be 30 minutes before they could get to us. He also made our family of 4, two school age kids, feel unwelcome. We were recommended for the rooftop bar because it was “kid friendly”. Please note the Forge also say family friendly. I understand short staff issues but an restaurant unwilling to be a problem solver for poorly planned customer experience is not cool.
  15. JC

    JohnC

    Nashville

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    3 people on staff yikes they did their best
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    The restaurant only had 4 tables to serve during our visit. I was expecting a more lively experience.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing ambiance and service! The bison burger was a huge hit! Will be back soon!
  18. HS

    HardwayandSmash

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience3
    The restaurant is beautiful and we were very much looking forward to a great experience. The first course was great. Everything that followed was a disaster. They ran out of my wife's choice for the second course, was told that about 10 min after she ordered, so the third course came out before the second. Next her steak cam out raw, and when she sent it back the exact same steak came back, albeit a little more done. 4th course comes and my wife's molten choco cake was cold. Never did the floor manager come over to speak with us even though it was not crowded. They did discount our meal $40 but that really did nothing to ameliorate the poor experience. Wont go back and will urge people to stay away until they get their ish together. Poor communication, terrible management and mediocre food. Valentines Day fail. Luckily we are good sports and laughed it off, got in the hot tub at home and forgot all about Forged.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience4
    Husband and I joined for V-day to try something new. Never again. The food was terrible. The scallops were cold on the inside, very undercooked. Every glass was filthy and still had other lips on them. The steak and potatoes were Outback Steakhouse quality. For $300 we could have had a great quality meal at St. John’s. We way overpaid for chain restaurant quality.
  20. MP

    MikeP

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    The decor was nice enough. It is the Chattanoogan, so you hope they try to keep up the appearance. The service was average to below average. Our server was nice enough, but her knowledge of service at a finer setablish like this is supposed to be was limited (not her fault--management). The food was HORRID. For this to be a prix fixe menuand have each...EACH course come out cold was beyond dissapointing. By the end of the night when my "Molten" chocolate cake came out I took one spoonful and tossed the spoon down saying I was finished eating cold food. This was supposed to be a 630 seating. When this is the case each item should be specifically made for the individuals at that time. We will not be giving this place a second glance.
  21. KD

    KarenD

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Valentine's day special was great. I loved the hot pepper jam, goat toast. Everything we ate was delicious.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated Valentines Day at Forge with a prix fixe menu featuring delicious dishes such as: scallops, airline chicken, tenderloin, grouper, kale salad, broccolini, creamy grits, blood orange barley, sweet potato bisque, and house-made desserts, just to name a few, all paired with delicious wine offerings. Superb food, great service, and ambiance! Highly recommend Forge!
  23. b

    bac17

    Atlanta

    22 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience2
    Well this was the 4 course valentine dinner and it was my partners birthday. We arrived and were seated immediately but no drink options just the wine that went w the first course. The bread was hard and dry it had been sitting under heat too long. While the steak was good. The sweet potato soup tasted like a bowl of heavy cream and the dessert was under cooked - the cake in the cup was completely liquid beyond the soft top. All 4 of the drinks 3-wine and 1- dessert drink (white cream w something ) were all overly sweet. Definitely not at all what we had hoped for…..
  24. BT

    BradT

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    This dinner was their special Valentine’s menu and wine pairing. The food and wine were very good. Service was slow, which is why rated lower, but they looked to be under-staffed so we tipped them very good regardless.
  25. MJ

    MamaJ2

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a nice, elegant place! The food is absolutely mouth watering. Will most definitely be back and plan on recommending to many others to try you guys out.
  26. CP

    CP84

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Lovely food, decor and service. They recently remodeled and did a great job.
  27. SB

    SherylB

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    There was a limited menu which lowered overall rating to a 4 rather than a 5. Beautiful restaurant and great service and food.
  28. SL

    StLedfoody

    Nashville

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Thanksgiving
  29. JB

    JeffB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2021

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    We had a holiday meal here before the pandemic and thought it was pretty good and decided to try it again. Big mistake. Food was just poor in general. Shrimp and turkey were the exception. Too many off the wall and not enough typical foods. One choice of green salad loaded with beets and strong onions. Out the door for $157 for two people. Extremely disappointed. I guess they lost their previous kitchen staff.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great! Will go back
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely atmosphere and delicious thanksgiving dinner! Couldn’t have been better!
  32. KM

    KenM

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2021

    overall1food1service2ambience4
    They just did not have the tradition flavors of a Thanksgiving dinner.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2021

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    The staff really tried to do a good job but they were clearly limited and had people working in positions they don't usually hold. The food was cold and not as tasty as one would hope when paying $60.00 per person. The dessert table was incredibly disappointing and genuinely looked like they had bought Thanksgiving cookies from Food City.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    It was very quiet for a Saturday night with only 25/30% of the tables occupied. The server did a good job but the wait to wrap up took about 20/25 minutes to return with change. The food was not groundbreaking for the price but definitely prepared well and the presentation was good. Overall, it was a good hotel restaurant.
  35. CR

    CindyR

    Fayetteville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mason was our server, and he was polite, prompt, and knowledgeable. The restaurant was actually quiet enough to carry on a conversation. The food and the drinks were excellent. We will definitely be back!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    Sunday brunch was a limited menu of low quality food. Coupled with slow, poor service despite being one of two couples in the restaurant made for an underwhelming experience. I expected more from a conference center.
  37. S

    Sherrie

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Promptly seated and informed of minimal staffing. Limited seating provided for a quiet dining experience. Individuals present were very attentive and our meal was delivered in a timely manner.
  38. WE

    WEM3

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2021

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    The food was ok. The environment was great and so was the service. It's a hotel restaurant so the price per value isn't the best.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food was great, a little off the beaten track but worth the drive down Broad.
  40. T

    Traveling

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was exceptionally tasty and plentiful. Kudos to the cook. Thank you to the chef for using tested and standardized flavor quality in your menu.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

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

Forge is rated 4 stars by 51 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 PM


Google Map for Forge

1201 Broad Street, Lobby, Chattanooga, TN 37402

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

  • Cuisines

    Unspecified

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Black/African American, Latinx or Hispanic, LGBTQ+, South Asian/Indian, Women

  • 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

    David Scott: (423) 424-3740

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