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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

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food

4.2

service

4.1

ambience

4.5

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

70% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (21)
Special Occasion (17)
Good for Anniversaries (15)
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Good for a Date (14)
Notable Wine List (13)
Hot Spot (9)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Bar Seating (7)
People Watching (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Business Meals (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Cozy (3)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Tasting Menu (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Live Music (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
Authentic (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

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.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

Forge Wednesday used to be my favorite night in SoBe. Now it’s a money grab. Food was meh.

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 (Charleston)·Dined 4 days ago

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!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined 5 days ago

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!

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 (Miami)·Dined 6 days ago

Absolutely outstanding in every way. Old world feel. We will definitely return.

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 (Miami)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Service was excellent, however, the food was mediocre especially for the price.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Love the forge , everything was yummy

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 (Miami)·Dined on February 10, 2018

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

No big deal

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 (Miami)·Dined on February 6, 2018

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.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 4, 2018

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
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on February 4, 2018

High price, low flavor. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 31, 2018

This was a great meal. The service was outstanding.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 30, 2018

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.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (Montreal)·Dined on January 28, 2018

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.

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 28, 2018

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.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Always excellent food and ambiance. We’ve been going back for our wedding anniversary for a couple years now. Beautiful inside

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Stunning restaurant!! Well worth the dining here just to see this fabulous building! Now on to the food and service.....both impeccable! We ate in the "Library." I will admit that had we been in the main dining room it would have been too loud for my liking. This place is popular and the bar is right off the main dining room, plus I believe they had live entertainment, so this made things loud. However, the Library was gorgeous, quiet, and a perfect place to enjoy the superb cuisine and service. You must go!!

Tags: Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Hot Spot, Bar Seating
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We had another wonderful meal at The Forge. The food was great and our server was wonderful. We sat in the “library” room and I will always request a table there, it was lovely and quiet. We look forward to returning.

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Julianne and Megan were great hosts! Our meal was perfect and delicious. The restaurant is beautiful and well maintained. The different rooms were picture worthy and what a wine cellar!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Exquisite atmosphere, friendly staff, delicious food.

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Like always great food, service and ambience. It isn’t a place that I go frequently but every time provide me with the same level of professionalism.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 17, 2018

This meal took four hours. Unfortunately, it was our waiters second day and our experience did not flow correctly. I believe management should’ve stepped in and helped at this point. There were three couples out celebrating from out-of-state and unfortunately, we did not get to go to our evening event because the meal took forever.

Too many other great options for our visit next time, to go back to this restaurant.

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Amazing Ambiance and delicious food!!!

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Beautiful restaurant, amazing history! Ask for a tour you won’t regret it! Food was good but nothing out of this world. Highlight was the soufflé for sure! Wish the a5 Wagyu wasn’t over cooked though. Worth a visit at least once.

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Wonderful meal and wonderful service.
I will definitely go again

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Perfect place to bring your date (wife). The food was top notch. The service was instant and complete. The restaurant was very nice. The place would be great for any special occasion. If you have a budget for dinner out, don't come here to dine. Very expensive, but you get what you pay for. $$$$$$

Tags: Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Menu pricey. Ambiance was good. Very pretty. Hood lighting. Sons steak was overcooked. Mine wAs too rate... waitsrs changed on us a few times... woman said font worry the mgr will take thatdish off bill but when check came it wasstill on there... a male wIter said oh no only stri g beans got taken off., then wItresssaid oh hedoesnt know it should be off... very confusing... dishes cooked to wrong temps and pricessky high. I prefer Prime One Twelve They r very organized but very busy

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 (Manchester)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Beautiful restaurant. We went during our trip to Miami for NYE. The servers were very attentive and informative on what was offered on the menu. We also received a tour and the history of the wines and décor was very interesting. Worth the money and trip. We will definitely go again next time we are in Miami.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Dreadful place. Steak like rubber. Prices off the scale. The atmosphere is missing too. Avoid.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 28, 2017

An old line establishment. Food & selection is just ok. Service & ambiance terrific.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Absolutely love this restaurant. Fell in love with it a few years ago and came back and was just as amazed. Great service!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 26, 2017

The food was very good and the service was impeccable! On Wednesday it was nearly empty but the ambience still remains stunning ! We had asked for blue cooked meat and they got it wrong but did everything possible to repair and offered us dessert!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Love the Forge. Hated the service this night. Inattentive and in focused.

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 25, 2017

I requested a special table for my fathers birthday and they even decorated it! It was an outstanding experience!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We loved going to The Forge but it is not what it used to be. Sorry, food very average, staff is not up to standards and it’s was a very disappointing evening.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 25, 2017

This restaurant is one of the few refined steak houses that I have truly enjoyed in recent years. It is upscale and the decor attitude of the staff and attentiveness to detail show this at every turn. Whether it is ordering wine or the presentation of the meal, this steak house is a place to savor and enjoy.

Tags: People Watching, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Excellent service. Food was very good. Fun people watching.

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 17, 2017

We had a wonderful time! Jurgen is a fantastic server and a great person!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 13, 2017

No mention of a mandatory service charge was made, even for a group of 3. The restaurant added a 20% tip & then charged tax on the tip. Upon complaining the tax was removed on the service charge/tip. Service was worthy of 20%, but being mandated to provide a 20% tip and then be taxed on it. I will not return.

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