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
We liked the food and decor
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
The service was just OK and the steaks we ordered had absolutely no flavor, ZERO... Was not a place I would go back to.
Food was average at best over priced not worth the ride
The terrible awful service
Very disapppointing in every sense. Overpriced and under appreciated. Lots of fluff and no substance
One of our favorite places, excellent wine list, food is always solid. Great bar too on the weekend.
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!
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!
Birthday was amazing as always at Forge!
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.
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
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.
Outstanding! Be sure to tour the wine cellar. Ask for Anna. First class service!
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.
The restaurant looks beautiful the food and service was excellent
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.
Could not obtain a taste of any wines, before buying a bottle or a glass. Have not encountered this anytime, anywhere before.
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.
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.
Always a good time at the Forge! My waitress Jessica's always the best!
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.
Terrible food!! To much pepper in the pasta sauce! I ll never come back!
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.
Wonderful evening. Had a tour afterwards
It was great 👌🏽 service and food was amazing !
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!
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.
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.
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.
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
Never disappointed- superb service, excellent dining, great ambience!
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
Good taste great, service excellent
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..
Awesome really like it. Good was great and the atmosphere was ideal
Attentive service, exceptional Miami vibe, outstanding Miami Spice menu. Hope to return soon.
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.
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!!