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” - EsquireView Private Dining Details
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Sunday, May 13, 2018
Frankie Jordan was the best !
I love The Forge. As you walk in the hostess is friendly and if you have reservations they are prompt to take you to your table. Although I always like to make a quick stop by the bar and do some people watching.... so, show up early to your reservation.
The wine list is superb. And of course... the steaks! This time we had the Ribeye and the super steak. But the appetizer was so good... it was a burrata and asparagus salad. (Very good). Also my wife has to always have the fish.... it is always good.
Everything was excellent, if not perfect! Wine, food, service - top notch!!
Over the last 10 Years, today it was my FIRST time to get a FILET MIGNON with a bone. This is a way to make more money and profit....
They sell a Filet Mignon for USD 66,— but you just get a Porterhouse or T-Bone Steak, which is either ‘cheating’ or another way of selling overpriced Food - it is far away from reality!
Here what wikipedia explain:
The tenderloin is the most tender cut of beef and is also arguably the most desirable and therefore the most expensive. The average steer or heifer provides no more than 500 grams of filet mignon. Because the muscle is not weight-bearing, it contains less connective tissue, which makes it tender. However, it is generally not as flavorful as some other cuts of beef (example, primal rib cuts), and is often wrapped in bacon to enhance flavor, and/or is served with a sauce.
I used to love this place. But last years they got down so much. Food was great now they could not not cook my steak the way I asked.
I was there for a date in Friday, I requested a table for that. They put me right in front of the bar with a very noise music that didn’t allowed any conversation, even there were other places very quiet there.
The cost of it keeps high, but now does not worth for what you get.
Our server, Anna, was awesome and food was great too!
I was disappointed
The service was not good , we have to ask for the wine list...
The food was very dry
My steak was very good, wife was supposed to be medium rare but came as medium. We returned and came back perfect. Due to the inconvenience we were treated to free desert and coffee.
Great place to have a nice dinner with delicious food & beverages.
Service was terrible. One bad dining experience will do it for you. We ordered 3 sides and apparently the waitress only heard 1. A table for 5 ending up eating steaks for dinner with one basket of fries that was brought out 10 min after the steaks had arrived.
When we asked for our desert that we special ordered they said it would be out in 2 min. We waited 45 minutes. Ended up cancelling.
Let me not forget: one steak was medium well instead of medium rare and the steamed crab legs we ordered came cold.
Terrible dining experience and this was supposed to be a celebration for us. Beyond disappointed.
Our kids called to send and anniversary dessert with candle.. no one came over with it.. we come often but we’re very disappointed that night..
We had the best filet ever! I am still thinking about it!! The service and ambiance are excellent and we asked for a tour after our meal which was really wonderful! Will visit again next time we are in Miami!!
The Forge has changed over the years. We all had the table-side Caesar and I think I felt robbed to pay $18 for a salad that was made by my table. Other than watching it being made it was not special and it didn’t taste so good it tasted like any other Caesar salad. Steak was good but overpriced like the salad. We finished the meal with the chocolate soufflé which was a little weak on chocolate . Wine lists is extensive and has something for everyone. But I do have an issue with the recommended red wine by the GLASS being $36. Our server was lovely and helpful the ambiance was beautiful. But the food was meh.
I used to love The Forge
Very classy place to dine or just hang out by the bar
This time we came on a Sunday night for dinner
First of all we were offered wine by the glass
Have to stay the food and the wine was very good
But the service was horrible. Our empty plates were left in the table for over 20 minutes. Our water glasses were empty most of the time with no one to fill them up.
When the bill came in three glasses of wine
We were never offered to buy the bottle instead
Nor were we told how much it was going to cost per glass the waitress just recommended that wine
I don’t like going to places where the tip is included 20% because usually the service is poor as was in The Forge
Will not return
We were never told how much it was going to be no I we offered the bottle instead
Worst Steak I’ve ever had in 30 years.
Good services and food but too loud for having a relaxing dinner. Management should establish rules to teach some people how to behave in public.
It was really good
The food is excellent. Extremely hard to find better. It's clear the menu items and their preparation have been very well thought out.
I was in town for the Miami Yacht Show and the experience was so good, I had dinner here two nights in a row. My choice both evenings was the Chilean Sea Bass.
Service was good and the valet staff were on top of things.
A final note, make sure you bring your big wallet, you will need it, but it's worth the price.
Excellent. Cocktails were awesome and the food as well.
food and service is good, but food as in steaks are not consistent for Prime quality , like the good old days
Exciting atmosphere great food and wine. Have to enjoy energy and music!!
I ordered the ribeye (mid-well) and not only was it pretty raw for a medium well especially the center but it lacked flavor and taste. It was very very chewy.
Forge Wednesday used to be my favorite night in SoBe. Now it’s a money grab. Food was meh.
We ate here on Valentines night. When we arrived, we went to the bar for a cocktail while our table was being prepared. I wish we had eaten at the bar!!! Our table was in the back in a boring looking room that was decorated like it was prom!!! We were definitely seated in a third rate location.
I could have gotten beyond that if the food had been fantastic. Sadly, that was not the case. The steaks tasted like they came from the grocery store down the street....very little flavor. In fact, the only dish that was properly seasoned and delicious was the kale salad.
I had high expectations for The Forge, but I found it to be a lot of style over substance and not even style in the dining room we were in!
Food was horrible! Steak over cooked, salmon burnt, lobster bisque was putrid, and reisling was bitter! Waited over an hour for our food! Over 30 minutes for our drinks! Management was supposed to come to our table but never did! There was only a handful of people in the restaurant and we had 10:30 reservations so volume wasn’t the problem. The only nice thing about it was the atmosphere! They must know their service is bad because the add in a 20% automatic gratuity! That is the only reason our waitress got a tip period! Will not go back EVER!
Absolutely outstanding in every way. Old world feel. We will definitely return.
Service was excellent, however, the food was mediocre especially for the price.
Love the forge , everything was yummy
The noise level was so high that we could not speak normally at the table. The skirt steak were so confident had to be sent back. The Caesar salad said for two for $18 and it turned out to be $18 apiece
No big deal
Steak was over cooked. Should not have been and server should have seen that before it hit the table, as it was a pre-sliced porterhouse. Service was spotty with a very long wait for the check.
Service was extremely poor, after 25 minutes they informed me that they were out of my entree choice. No bread offered, after ordering oysters.. we did not get any utensils. And on top, they add an automatic 20% gratuity
High price, low flavor. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This was a great meal. The service was outstanding.
Amazing restaurant. The food is top notch. We had the steak and it was perfectly prepared. The decor is beautiful and the service is very good. If you want a nice meal for a special occasion this is a great spot. It was a nice escape to get out of South Beach for an evening and enjoy a great meal.
Very under whelmed with our visit. Waitress pushed us to order fast. Pushed the expensive plates. Always tried to “up sell” as much as possible. Service and plating was disorganized. For such an expensive restaurant this is inexcusable.
The Forge is a beautiful restaurant but the food was not completely exceptional. As for the food, the Caesar salad made tableside was outstanding. However, the "super steak" was average at best. The alleged "super" steak was no better than any steak from other local steakhouses (i.e. - Capital Grille or Steak 954). The soufflé was also bland, which was taken off our check. Frankly, the highlight of the evening was the Caesar salad and our assistant server, Christian, who was extremely knowledgeable, professional, and courteous. He was more polished than our actual server.
Always excellent food and ambiance. We’ve been going back for our wedding anniversary for a couple years now. Beautiful inside