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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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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.2

ambience

4.5

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

79% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (32)
Romantic (30)
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Bar Seating (11)
Good for Groups (10)
Fun (10)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Happy Hour (9)
Fit for Foodies (8)
People Watching (8)
Cozy (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Authentic (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
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Great for Brunch (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Great Beer (1)
Live Music (1)
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·Dined 5 days ago

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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 (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 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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 (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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 (Miami)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Wonderful evening. Had a tour afterwards

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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 23, 2017

It was great 👌🏽 service and food was amazing !

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 (Miami)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Birthday Dinner

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 (Miami)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Although the restaurant was completely booked, they went over and above to accommodate us as walk ins. The food was good, the service excellent and they were very gluten free knowledgeable and friendly. The food was just "good" probably because they were so busy. My expectations were met!

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·Dined on September 3, 2017

I took a group of friends to The Forge to take advantage of Miami Spice and showcase to them "one of the best restaurants in Miami" (or so I thought). I have been to The Forge before and I have to say that the food has always been delicious and the service outstanding. This time the food was horrible! I am aware that we went for Miami Spice, and the menu has to be more "economical", but Miami Spice is also a way to showcase your restaurant to people (especially locals), so they want to come back later to enjoy the regular menu. We had a group of 5 people and had "risotto with Alaskan king crab". The dish was awful, more like white rice with some crab meat, but totally tasteless. We also had the muscles, which consisted of a total of 10 or 15 miniscule muscles also with no taste or whatsoever. The only thing that was decent was the desert. I have to emphasize that the service was outstanding. "Mr. Forge", if you are going to do Miami Spice again in the future, please do it right; don't dilute your restaurant by offering such a horrible menu.

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 (Miami)·Dined on September 3, 2017

We had a reservation and had to wait over an hour to be seated. The front house manager was unaccomodating and unapologetic about the wait and said there was "nothing she can do" but didn't even try or even have the courtesy to extend anything in return for the troubles. The waiter was great, he really tried to make up for the manager's actions but to see a front house manager act that way at an "upscale" restaurant was ridiculous. Food was good not great and definitely not god enough to make up for the service. I won't be returning.

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 (Miami)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Was excited to try the legendary spot, but was disappointed with the delivery and food. We tried the Miami Spice menu with a party of 6. Ambience was great. Service fair (waitress consistently spilled water on us every time she filled our glasses). Food was hit and miss. Our 12 oz filet came out as a NY strip (big difference), butternut soup had NO flavor, risotto was bland, they brought out two desserts 10 min later waved down waitress who checked on the other 4 another 15 min later they came out. Even though we tried the Spice menu we had multiple sides, multiple cocktails, and bottles/glasses of wine. In my opinion not really worth the price. Oh and the bathrooms were dirty (large piles of caked dust/grime in the stalls). That's about it-first and last time I will try that spot.

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 (Naples)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Absolutely my favorite!!! Always great service with amazing food. And who can beat the Veuve Friday's?! Gorgeous interior with artistic layout to the rooms, and the wine cellar...spectacular
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Tags: Fun, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options, Hot Spot, Paleo Friendly, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Miami)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Never disappointed- superb service, excellent dining, great ambience!

Tags: Authentic, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Miami)·Dined on August 29, 2017

The Forge never disappoints. We had a wonderful "Miami Spice" Dinner. But, apart from that our Server was great, the entire staff was cordial and very friendly, the food and decor was it's usual outstanding. Also LOVE the Friday happy hour

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Spicy, Casual
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 (Miami)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Good taste great, service excellent

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·Dined on August 27, 2017

The place beauitful but the service was lacking you must see if you have never been but evening are very loud so not so romantic....and no privacy tables veru close together other than that NICE..

Tags: Fun, Happy Hour
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 (Miami)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Awesome really like it. Good was great and the atmosphere was ideal

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (Miami)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Attentive service, exceptional Miami vibe, outstanding Miami Spice menu. Hope to return soon.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 26, 2017

We went to the forge for my boyfriends birthday and we had a great time. It is Miami Spice week so we ordered off that menu. The appetizers were OK. The petite filet was great and cooked perfectly. The filet came with au gratin potatoes asparagus that were also delicious. My boyfriend got a slightly bigger filet that was a tad over cooked from the medium rare he requested but it was still favorable. In addition, we order the truffle mac and cheese and that was amazing. That was not on the Miami Spice menu but we decided to try one thing off the regular menu and we would definitely come back to try more things off the regular menu. In addition was service was great. Our waiter was very attentive and very wine knowledgeable. We order a bottle of red wine that he recommended and it was delicious and rich in flavor.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Our server went above and beyond with his service!! The food was delicious and the decor just as I remembered from a visit 10 years ago!!

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 (Miami)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Went for my Husband's 40th Birthday. There was a great vibe at the bar and had Happy Hour special $50 for Veuve Cliquot! Can't get any better than that! Food was amazing and the service was wonderful. The music was good but a little loud (didn't bother me but it's not for a quiet dinner). I'll be going again for sure!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on August 24, 2017

The Forge brought their C game to Miami Spice. We didn't have a single dish that could be considered fine dining. They shouldn't bother participating in the program if they're going to make it a second class experience

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