In honor of The Forge’s 40th anniversary in 2009, owner Shareef Malnik took advantage of Miami’s off-season to close its doors and reinvent the restaurant’s direction. With the conclusion of almost a full year of extreme renovations, Malnik is now ready to reveal the Miami Beach icon’s rebirth: The Forge Restaurant | Wine Bar.
A completely updated appearance, 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. The familiar dark woods, stained-glass murals and gilded-framed art have been replaced by walls of hand-carved blonde wood and antique smoked mirror, octopus-like lilac and white crystal chandeliers, and an eclectic mix of upholstered and metal furniture. The new design 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,