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About The Forge

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.

432 W. Forty First Street
Miami Beach, FL 33140
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Wine Bar, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Sunday - Thursday 6 PM until 11 PM
Friday & Saturday 6 PM until Midnight

Veuve Clicquot Happy Hour - Friday from 6pm to Midnight with $50 Bottles of Veuve Clicquot & Complimentary Hors d' oeuvres at the bar.

Cross Street:
Royal Palm Ave & Sheridian Ave

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(305) 538-8533

Website:
http://www.theforge.com/

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 F
Dj sets on Friday, Saturday and Sunday

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.

Contact Eric@theforge.com for private bookings.

Parking Details:
$10 a car for valet. Public lots are also available.

Executive Chef:
Chef Julia Doyne

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

Special Events & Promotions:
Watch for special holiday dinners and other Epicurean special events. Visit The Forge online: www.theforge.com for Seasonal Notes

Ongoing Events:
Veuve Clicquot Happy Hour - Friday from 6pm to Midnight with $50 Bottles of Veuve Clicquot & Complimentary Hors d' oeuvres at the bar.

Remastered Sundays offers special rotating prix fixe menus featuring comforting soul food, live performances, DJ and $50 Moet bottles

Private Dining

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

The Forge Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.2

ambience

4.5

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

73% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (27)
Good for a Date (24)
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Good for Anniversaries (19)
Good for Birthdays (18)
Notable Wine List (14)
Vibrant Bar Scene (12)
Hot Spot (11)
Good for Groups (8)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
People Watching (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Business Meals (6)
Cozy (5)
Fun (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Authentic (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Casual (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Tasting Menu (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Healthy (1)
Live Music (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

This was my first time at the Forge in Miami but it wont be my last. Everything was spectacular!! The food was delicious, the ambiance was incredible and the service was great. I absolutely love the decor as well. The restaurant was clearly top notch in every area. I look forward to going back!!

Tags: Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

Server put in the wrong order. When the food came and he realized he ordered the wrong fish. He said it would take 20-25 minutes to get the order right. We did not want to send the 3 beef orders back. While a manager was walking around he did'nt seem to know or care about our experience. We did not make a big deal about it but they took care to charge for everything except one dessert. The tip was included in a dinner for four so unless you complained to a manager you had no way to express your dissatisfaction about the server.
Very bad experience.
Find a way to fix a problem like this or your employees will continue to run business away.

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 (Seattle)·Dined 7 days ago

Everything was good, food was awesome until dessert and we waited 30 minutes because the waiter wouldn’t come to the table so we had to call the manager

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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Food, environment and service was good, but the volume from the music in bar was so loud it was impossible to have a relaxed conversation over the dinner table. Acceptable in a bar but not in a fine dining restaurant.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Excellent atmosphere, wonderful service, and really good steaks! We had a great time celebrating two birthdays. Lawrence, our server, was helpful and even gave us a tour of the restaurant after our dinner was completed. There was a private party in the wine cellar so we didn't get to see that but overall a most enjoyable evening. Will definitely return to this beautiful venue!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Great experience

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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Overall extremely disappointing dining experience.
We chose this restaurant based on their menu presented online. When we sat down and looked at the menu, nothing was the same, so things we were looking forward to enjoying were not available.
Food was over-cooked first time, sent back, and under-cooked when brought out the second time. We decided not to send back again. Didn’t eat a couple of the items we ordered because they were terrible and we were still charged for them. Overall, not a good experience, and definitley will NOT be returning OR reccomending!!!!

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Excellent food and Svc . Best steaks anywhere . Best soufflé anywhere . The owner has a great group of people running that place

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Anniversary

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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 25, 2017

This place was so cool! The vibe of the music and atmosphere made it a fun place to have dinner! The history of the place was really interesting too. So much history packed into it! After your meal, you get a private tour of the place. You can’t go wrong with the wine list. The selection is unbelievable! The wait staff was so nice and the food was to die for!

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Haven’t been in 20 years, as so many good places to dine, just haven’t had the chance. What a disappointment. Two of four meals had to go back, plus a third, a fish with bones. Unattentive, misinformed waitress. At best mediocre food. Guests in from overseas and thought it would be interesting. More like embarassing. What a shame how far it has fallen.

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

This was supposed to be a special thanksgiving meal. The food was poorly prepared and plated. The salad was overdressed. A very disappointing and expensive experience. It is possible that the regular menu would have been better prepared but if the restaurant is not willing to make a special meal consistent with its reputation, why bother? Not a restaurant I would choose to revisit.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving with family! No problem to bring kids (2y and 4y). Easygoing environment in a back-to-the-70's setting

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Great thanksgiving dinner.

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·Dined on November 22, 2017

Did not realize that this was a very expensive top notch resturant before making a reservation for family of six during vacation. While veiwing menu, kids ordered a few sodas and bread was brought to table. I talked to waiter to explain my error and asked if there was an affordable alternative to the $40 --$80 meals or if not, i couldnt afford it. He said the cheapest he could do was $75 a person. (×6). That was way to much money for a family dinner out so I decided to pay. It turned out each glass of soda was $6 each, yes, $6 each plus tip, we ended up paying $38 to essentially walk in and back out. If it were just my wife and I it would have been probably been amazing, I just wish there were some cheaper meals on the menu for some of the kids who would have been fine with chichen fingers or fries. Even the hamburger was around $23, a piece of chicken $38. What are they going to do to that chicken breast to make it that expensive, and i've eaten incredable chicken from all over the place. Come on Forge, not everybody is coming by way of a yacht from one of they're homes on star island.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 22, 2017

We liked the food and decor

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·Dined on November 20, 2017

I had the option for a corner table but when I arrived they gave me a table like the entrance table which I was okay with but why I asked where I would like to sit

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

The service was just OK and the steaks we ordered had absolutely no flavor, ZERO... Was not a place I would go back to.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Food was average at best over priced not worth the ride

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The terrible awful service

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Very disapppointing in every sense. Overpriced and under appreciated. Lots of fluff and no substance

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·Dined on November 6, 2017

One of our favorite places, excellent wine list, food is always solid. Great bar too on the weekend.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Hot Spot
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 (Tulsa)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Wonderful place! Obviously, it's not ideal if you're on a budget, because it is VERY PRICEY! But, if you are looking for a luxurious meal and being pampered by your host/hostess and waitstaff, this is certainly the place to go. The food is delicious. The Butternut Squash soup warms the SOUL on a Floridian Fall Day! I love the Miami Spice menu opportunity. You should make other opportunities like that throughout the year!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

The restaurant had a spectacular and beautiful inside decoration, we fell in love with the bathroom to be honest! It was a one time experience I don’t think we will be going back. The best thing that was on the menu was the steak and their mashed potato. The appetizers were not the best the king crab ravioli a little to lemony, and the salad was over crowded. Everyone ordered the steak and only one person order the chicken, the chicken was way to dry for our taste would not recommend someone to get the chicken at this restaurant. And the dresser was not entirely the best, the chocolate lava cake honestly tasted stale but when you got to the middle that was the only great part you got to dip the surrounding dry areas in that chocolate lava, not really a lava cake but it worked. The banana cake I don’t really remember what it was called was spectacular, that was absolutely delicious and worth paying the price we paid.

Overall great looking restaurant very clean, the waiters very nice and attentive, very friendly. Again bathroom, SPECTACULAR!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Birthday was amazing as always at Forge!

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 (Miami)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Not close to what it once was. I don’t want to bash this place. Ive had wonderful times here in the past. The food these days is very pedestrian. Our apps were decent and two of us had stone crabs as entrees. The crab claws were very small and tasted like the claws you buy in the supermarket. Not the exceptional quality you expect when at the Forge. My wife ordered something that sounded great on the menu. Called Tuna Wellington. It was downright awful. She hated it. Our 2nd round of cocktails came after the entrees were served. Our wonderful server apologized claiming the bartenders were very busy. Problem is there were very few customers at the bar so???
I felt bad. I’ve been coming here for special occasions over the years and it felt like the glamour of The Forge was being clung to by nostalgia not the opulence that we enjoyed over all the years. All still with the same prices you’d expect from a 5 Star restaurant. But 2-3 Star quality at best. Sadly I think the book is closed on this place.

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 (Miami)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The food, service and drinks were outstanding. My steak was phenomenal. The kale salad was out of this world. I would go back just for the Kale salad. The Mac and cheese was excellent and the green beens were amazing. Even the dinner rolls and butter were worth it. Definitely recommend this place to anyone

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 (Miami)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Jessica was the best. She made the experience out sanding and the two out of the He wine cellar was one that we won’t rmemeber. Will Ben back with more people.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Outstanding! Be sure to tour the wine cellar. Ask for Anna. First class service!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 15, 2017

This place literally had no food on the menu except chicken and salmon everything else was out of stock!!! Better management much needed. Definitely not going back again.

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 (Miami)·Dined on October 8, 2017

The restaurant looks beautiful the food and service was excellent

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 7, 2017

When we arrived we were greeted at the door by the hostess, who was very polite and our wait was not very long. The decor was very exciting and the food was exquisite. Our server was very professional and we enjoyed every moment. Desert came out right on time and tasted amazing. We had a few drinks and each did not fail to amaze.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Could not obtain a taste of any wines, before buying a bottle or a glass. Have not encountered this anytime, anywhere before.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 5, 2017

I have been to the Forge many times over the years and it was always special and excellent.
This time was different. The risotto was dry and cold, the steak was tough and difficult to cut. The best part was the potatoes and the desert. Will not go back any time soon.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Girls dinner was absolutely amazing here. The food, the vibe and the decor is outstanding. I can not wait for my next trip out here just to come here to eat. The PORTERHOUSE was delicious.

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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Always a good time at the Forge! My waitress Jessica's always the best!

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, People Watching, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Service was excellent, but feel the Miami Spice meal were left over’s from main menu. Both of us had the NY Strip and both of our steaks were nearly more fat than meat.

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 (Miami)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Terrible food!! To much pepper in the pasta sauce! I ll never come back!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Our server Aston provided great service which added to our fabulous meal. Aston also took us for a tour of this amazingly beautiful restaurant. Fabulous food, service and ambiance. Will always make this a destination when we are in the area.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Wonderful evening. Had a tour afterwards

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