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The Forge - Permanently Closed

4.3
4.3
2362 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
The award-winning restaurant is not your grandfather’s steakhouse – although it once was. With its modern décor, ambiance and philosophy, The Forge has undergone a total makeover, the overall design and décor was executed by Francois Frossard. Walls of hand-carved blonde wood and antique mirrors, lilac and white crystal chandeliers, a wall of bubbles – are perfectly interspersed with the historical pieces that adorn the space. Every diner’s seat is “the best in the house.” The open floor plan of the 6,000-square-foot space allows guests to see and be seen. Executive Chef Julia Doyne presents a 65-item menu along with a delicious Dessert Menu. Finally, there's a labyrinth-like Wine Cellar with eight-rooms devoted to the rarest vintages in the world, and even a secret, lux private dining room, which seats up to 25 guests. The bar offers guest 64 Enomatic's wines by the ounce.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Wine Bar, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 6:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 6:00 pm–12:00 am Happy Hour Fri, Sat 6:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (305) 538-8533

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Chef David Plonowski

  • Catering

    The Forge has an exclusive private dining room with a terrace for 30 to 250 guests. The board room offers a beautiful “Alice in Wonderland” style setting for 16 guests. The Library accommodates up to 40 guests with a fireplace. Easily one of the most elegant venues in Miami to have a wedding. Wi-fi though out entire venue. The Forge is available for private luncheons; board meetings; bar-bat mizvahs; birthday celebrations & holiday parties. <br /><br />Contact Eric@theforge.com for private bookings.

  • Private party facilities

    Shareef Malnik recently opened The Forge Restaurant | Wine Bar after an extensive renovation of the entire property presenting a refreshing new look, Cuisine by Chef Julia Doyne and 64 wines-by-the-glass via Enomatic Wine System. “A restaurant Men Should know About” - Esquire

  • Private party contact

    Eric Rosenwach: (305) 538-8533

  • Neighborhood

    South Beach

  • Cross street

    Royal Palm Ave & Sheridian Ave

  • Parking details

    $10 a car for valet. Public lots are also available.<br />

  • Entertainment

    Sixty Four wines from Opus One to a more modest yet equally deserving pour, all are available in 1/3/5-ounce pours with the swipe of the “Forge Wine Card,” which works similar to a debit card system. Another set of enomatics can be found flanking the Sommelier Station, whose backdrop is the floor-to-ceiling crystal bubbles – a perfect stage for veteran executive sommelier Gino Santangelo to decant his vintages.Live Entertainment performed by the cast of Project FDj sets on Friday, Saturday and Sunday

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,362 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.3
4.3 based on all time ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4Value

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  1. NefertariM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food and service were great. The only complaint we had was with regard to the lack of comfort of the seating arrangements. They have very fancy classic decor and while the seats look very nice they are not very comfortable for enjoying a relaxing meal. Other than that we had no complaints. We had the filet mignon which was tender and seasoned well. We also had the broccolini. The truffle mac and cheese which was amazing! Would definitely try again if we're back in town.
  2. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Average food, slow service, nice atmosphere
  3. CathyB

    New England

    102 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    102 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    We have been several times was very disappointed this time - brought someone who has never been - was not impressed. Probably will not be back.
  4. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excelente sobre todo la calidad del menú y los vinos claro también puedo resaltar la amabilidad de su personal sin duda volveré.
  5. DaveS

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food and wine, great service, incredible ambiance and history to this restaurant!
  6. Iknowbetter

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Service was very poor, drinks were not correct and took forever, I asked for pepper to be delivered, was never brought to the table, my wife asked for salad dressing, was never brought to the table. All 4 steaks were not prepared as asked, the sides were ice cold and the wait staff kept bringing French fries to the table and we kept telling them we didn't order fries. The maître D was very nice but the female manager couldn't be bothered and really didn't care how poorly the wait staff was or the poor presentation of the food. How sad this great establishment has gone so down hill. If you think you are going to the forge from the 1990's you are not. This is now an over rated, expensive, poorly run restaurant that I would avoid at all costs. If you go be prepared to be disapointed
  7. BrandonS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and the service were excellent! It is clear to me why this restaurant has been around for such a long time.
  8. MikeS

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The restaurant is awesome. The tour of the wine cellar was incredible. Had some issues with my ribeye. It had to be sent back twice. However the waitress was incredible and handled the situation well. The manager took the cost off our bill. The ribeye was not worth the wait unfortunately. The shrimp and scallop appetizers were awesome. I would give it another try when in town again.
  9. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious. I had to wait an hour for my soufflé because they had to rebake it. Once I finally received my soufflé, it was a bit undercooked.
  10. LynnB

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best food, best service, best ambiance, consistently excellent.
  11. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience our waitress was awesome we enjoyed the visit Thank you
  12. TDillon

    Miami

    59 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Their Veuve Friday night is the way to go! Lively fun atmosphere with great people watching! Food was fantastic and the soufflé is a perfect way to end the night;
  13. KostelacJ

    Philadelphia

    18 reviews

    2.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2019

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    We enjoyed the forge on previous vacations to Miami however the overall quality has slipped down quite a bit not what you expect for the price at this point .
  14. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 22, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bachelorette
  15. hislinmar

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant is a showplace. We began our evening at a the bar decorated with magnificent chandeliers. Friday night is champagne night. After a half hour we moved to the Library and that was decorated with Tiffany stained glass and chandeliers from the Jefferson White House. After dinner we took a tour of the restaurant with our waitress. The entire place is really special. However, the 2 main dining rooms were very noisy. We were happy to be seated in the library. The food was exceptional. We had the crab claws as an appetizer, the steak and the rack of lamb. The dessert was a delicious chocolate soufflé. We will be back on our next trip to Miami. I highly recommend this restaurant. It is very special.
  16. tamicane

    Fort Lauderdale

    8 reviews

    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2019

    overall1food1service4ambience3
    This was a rare occasion that the food was TERRIBLE. I have always had wonderful experiences there but there is a new chef and his/her inexperience shows. Blame Mac and cheese. Blame steal that was tough. Extremely disappointed.
  17. JoseD

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 20, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience5
    Horrible experience! The food was dreadful. The service was horrible! The only thing my wife and I enjoyed was the beauty of the restaurant. I do not recommend anyone going! Not worth the price at all!
  18. Kurt

    St. Louis

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2019

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    Way overpriced. Dessert was $29, which was ridiculous.
  19. BCall

    Miami

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always consistent!
  20. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2019

    overall2food3service4ambience5
    cocktails were not up to par
  21. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 16, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was outstanding.
  22. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome Unbelievable atmosphere and amazing tour of wine cellar!
  23. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2019

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    Been going for 20 years. It’s gone downhill very fast. Terrible service, steaks were just okay.
  24. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the best time for our anniversary!! Will definitely go back!!
  25. snacker

    Portland

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first experience at The Forge as we were vacationing in the city. We come from a very "foodie" town...Portland, Oregon and found the service impeccable...knowledgeable and seasoned. Our steaks were cooked to perfection and the salads and sides delicious. Good value for an exceptional evening. Nice wine list. You won't be disappointed!
  26. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect
  27. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2019

    overall1food3service1ambience2
    The cocktails were not correct, as ordered. We asked for a wine list to order a bottle with dinner, and never received it. Food was very expensive, and only average.
  28. Mptafoodfanatic

    Miami

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2019

    overall2food1service3ambience2
    We were excited to go to the Forge given it’s many reviews on Trip Advisor and other websites. The food was well under par… nothing we ordered was good. I’d say the food was fair, but by no means very good at all. We decided to order several entree dishes + the sirloin, all to share in order to try out as many dishes as possible (we were a party of 3). We ordered the lamb ribs, the yellow fin tuna tartar and the mushroom ravioli. Nothing was good, quite disappointed in the quality of the food given that this is an expensive restaurant. Goes to show that $$$$ does not equal quality.
  29. SimranB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and food. We loved it! Liked our waiter a lot. Thank you !
  30. Jillian

    Atlantic City

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2019

    overall1food4service1ambience3
    Horrible service
  31. Jojo

    Philadelphia

    50 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2019

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    The service was horrible. It took 2 hours to receive our entrees. Every time I inquired, the waiter said the food would be out in a few minutes. Our entrees arrived over cooked. When I told the waiter, he brought me some gravy for the chicken. I wasn’t about to wait another 2 hours for another meal. This experience was horrible. For the money, go elsewhere.
  32. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2019

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Outstanding food. Excellent wine list. Decent service.
  33. RayG

    Naples

    99 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    99 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our Waiter, Rita was amazing and is the embodiment of service that you would expect from such an establishment. The food was perfect!!! Thanks
  34. SeanC

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2019

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    We were disappointed that although foie gras is listed on the menu, they were out of it. Our seating was for 7:00 pm which seems too early to be out of an item on the menu. Unfortunately the only reason we were going to the Forge was for the foie gras.
  35. OpenTable Diner

    Cancun

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tina was outstanding . We had a great experience.
  36. Carina

    Philadelphia

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Sean was a great waiter and we truly loved our evening!
  37. JorgeV

    Miami

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2019

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Over priced and food wasn't that good. Not worth it.
  38. MarkS

    Miami

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2019

    overall1food5service1ambience4
    They overcharged me twice, billing me twice for my wife's entree and billing me $35 OVER the cost of my entree. Then they auto-included the tip, calculated based on the overcharged amount. My email complaint was followed up with a terse promise to have their accountant look at it and get back to me. Not even "I'm terribly sorry, we will take care of this right away." I was a regular at The Forge, but not going back.
  39. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply the best can’t wait for it to reopen.
  40. Claude

    Miami

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Valentine’s Day 2 days after

FAQs

The Forge - Permanently Closed is rated 4.3 stars by 2362 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Royal Palm Ave & Sheridian Ave

  • Neighborhood

    South Beach

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 6:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 6:00 pm–12:00 am Happy Hour Fri, Sat 6:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Wine Bar, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    $10 a car for valet. Public lots are also available.<br />

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chef David Plonowski

  • Entertainment

    Sixty Four wines from Opus One to a more modest yet equally deserving pour, all are available in 1/3/5-ounce pours with the swipe of the “Forge Wine Card,” which works similar to a debit card system. Another set of enomatics can be found flanking the Sommelier Station, whose backdrop is the floor-to-ceiling crystal bubbles – a perfect stage for veteran executive sommelier Gino Santangelo to decant his vintages.Live Entertainment performed by the cast of Project FDj sets on Friday, Saturday and Sunday

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (305) 538-8533

  • Catering

    The Forge has an exclusive private dining room with a terrace for 30 to 250 guests. The board room offers a beautiful “Alice in Wonderland” style setting for 16 guests. The Library accommodates up to 40 guests with a fireplace. Easily one of the most elegant venues in Miami to have a wedding. Wi-fi though out entire venue. The Forge is available for private luncheons; board meetings; bar-bat mizvahs; birthday celebrations & holiday parties. <br /><br />Contact Eric@theforge.com for private bookings.

  • Private party facilities

    Shareef Malnik recently opened The Forge Restaurant | Wine Bar after an extensive renovation of the entire property presenting a refreshing new look, Cuisine by Chef Julia Doyne and 64 wines-by-the-glass via Enomatic Wine System. “A restaurant Men Should know About” - Esquire

  • Private party contact

    Eric Rosenwach: (305) 538-8533

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