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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

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

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Celebrate Valentine's Day at The Forge Restaurant!

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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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.2

ambience

4.6

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

75% would recommend it to a friend

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Creative Cuisine (5)
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Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 23, 2012

Very nice restaurant highly recommended.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 22, 2012

Great dinner spot after the opera...

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 22, 2012

One of the best restaurants in Florida if not North America. Best wine celler I have ever seen!

Tags: Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 22, 2012

This is probably my favorite restaurant in Miami,it is gorgeous the menu is unique but nit weird, the food is incredible. It's the perfect mix of yesterday ane today

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 21, 2012

decor is very cool at this iconic miani steakhouse..food, however was very mediocre..including the steak..they are trying way to hard to stay cool

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 21, 2012

We were celebrating our 5th wedding ann. and it was great. The food & the service, everything incl little surprises by the chef was perfect. Thanks to the hole crew at THE FORGE.

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 20, 2012

All three in our party were disappointed in the food. We expected high prices so that wasn't the issue. The grouper was very sweet. The snapper was presented well but nothing special otherwise. The venison was just ok. THe highlight was the Duck Fries.
I had noted on my Open Table reservation that this was a special occasion but no mention was made during our evening.

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 15, 2012

Having eaten at the Forge on and off for the last 20 years, I can say it will most likely be the last. First, the bar staff couldn’t care less to service us and never smiled and we were the ONLY ones at the bar. Once we sat the Waiter started off well and even bragged about being with the restaurant for 2 years and he would take good care of us, but then basically he disappeared for the rest of the meal. Several times, we need to have the table bused; water filled and our main dishes were delayed. Salads came, they didn’t offer pepper, and we asked and still no pepper came. For dessert, we ask for the soufflé, but then realized we had to wait another 20. The waiter said…I’ve been working here for 2 years and I always tell guests about o

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 15, 2012

Excellent food and service1 Beautiful atmosphere!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 8, 2012

Cool decor. Decent food and service. Overall a nice experience. Not my very first choice in Miami but a worthwhile backup for a unique experience

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (London)·Dined on December 7, 2012

Food was great but the service was so bad it is not worth going back. They sat us 60 late on the reservation, when they were several empty tables available. They said the tables were for larger groups as we were 4. After an hour the separated the tables for "larger groups" to give us our table. This could have been done from the start. After they sat us we were starving and asked for bread that never came after 5 requests. And the manager was unresposive, uncaring and arrogant. Very bad experience. I would not recommend it just becasuse the food is ok.

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 5, 2012

The steak was overdone and had to be sent back, the risotto pasty and dry,the crab was dry, the ceviche was good. Overall,overpriced and considering they advertised the steak as the "best in the world",way over-hyped!! A joke for the prices charged.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 30, 2012

Special Occasion place to go :) Food is great and we love the bar area and the wine tasting

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 30, 2012

Great Place !!!!!!!!!!! Very Nice Decor and Hot Spot !!!!!!!!!!!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 30, 2012

I was here before. Ordered coffee and eggs. Steak was excellent...eggs were rubbery.Atmosphere is beautiful. While most of our food was very good there was something lacking. They were runningA special gilt city dinner was running and the staff seemed inundated. S'mores soufflé for dessert was excellent.Would still go back but for an occasion not everyday dining

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 25, 2012

Service was dismissive and unhelpful. The waiter barely acknowledged us let alone asked how our food was. And if he had asked there would have been little positive to say. The "amuse bouche" tasted like a BBQ rib from a sports bar. Both the chopped salad and the caesar salad were tasteless. The steak was the only redeeming portion of the meal, though not good enough to make up for the rest. Dessert was decent. We were not given a choice because it was a fixed menu, but they brought us each a different dessert so I'm not sure why we could not have selected from the two on offer. While we went with the Gilt City deal, I didn't necessarily see better treatment of other guests at the restaurant.

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 25, 2012

Fantastic dining experience. The restaurant truly lives up to its legacy. The food was outstanding. Our filet was cooked to perfection. Highly recommend!

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 (New England)·Dined on November 24, 2012

outstanding food and wine, very glad somebody in the know turned me on to this place,if you go to Miami , do not miss this place , forget trendy south beach and famous chef out posts, this is a true classic fine dining experience. FYI the don't have a sign so you better ask around to find it, i drove by three times till i noticed a valet in front of a un marked door.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 23, 2012

very good attention, great ambiance with different rooms,good food and not overpriced

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 23, 2012

I'm a local who is frugal, but wanted somethng special for my 50th birthday. I had been to the Forge bar and hsd scoped it out. My stesk was great bread basket incredible,mac and cheese good houhmyow is better. Ask for he library room...quieter, more intimate, you can hear music but not others' conservations

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 23, 2012

Just a fabulous night at one od Miami's best restaurants. Chef Dewey Losasso is more creative than ever. The lobster peanut butter and jelly sandwiches remain a crowd pleaser; mushroom risotto delighted our vegetarian.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 22, 2012

DON'T GO THERE! OWNER IS NOT PRESENT TO KNOW THE NASTY PEOPLE WHO WORKS THERE, ALMOST EMPTY RESTAURANT MANY TABLES AVAILABLE BUT THEY DON'T RESPECT THE RESERVATION TIME, 30-40 AFTER THE RESERVATION AND AFTER COMPLAIN FOR THAT,THEY WILL GIVE YOU ONE OF THE AVAILABLE TABLES, 2 HOSTESS HUNGRY FOR MONEY DON'T GIVE TABLES TO ANYBODY UNLESS THEY HAVE A TIP, THEIR SUPERVISOR IT'S A JOKE, HE ALLOWS TO HIS GIRLS( HOSTESS) DO WHATEVER THEY WANT WITH CLIENTS IF THEY DON'T TIP FOR A TABLE! THAT'S NASTY!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 22, 2012

Impressive decor, outstanding food, attentive service and not astronomical pricing. A gem.

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 21, 2012

My husband took me to the Forge for my birthday, and we had a fabulous time. The food was exquisite as was the service and ambiance. They made my birthday extra special, and I can't wait to go back!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 21, 2012

Everything was fantastic from the moment you opened the door. The hostess polite, the wait staff was super the food and wine where great. It was also nice that seated at the next table was the great artist Romero Britto.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2012

Lovely local gem just off the south beach beaten path. Fantastic food, local and great quality, fresh and healthy. Great wine list. Fantastic service; attentive but not intrusive. We had many special requests that were accomodated. After our meal we got a tour of the restaurant/wine cellar; beautiful place. Highly reccommended for a meal if you don't want the noisy/crowdy South Beach scene, but still a fun, upscale place with excellent food, close to South beach.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Hot Spot
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 16, 2012

I was not impressed by the food. The service was great, the restaurant had great decor. Since it got revamped the food quality has decreased substantially. I don't suggest this place for a good meal. Go to the bar have some apps, they have a great happy hour. Save your $$

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 14, 2012

The Forge lived up to the hype. The wide variety of meat-based and vegetarian options provided plenty of choices for our mixed party. Our server was attentive and knowledgable, even noticing that I may be vegetarian and making sure my meal was cooked in mushroom broth without my asking. The chopped salad and "America's Best Steak" we're impressive, and the chocolate hazelnut cake delicious. We would definitely go back for a special occasion.

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 14, 2012

Booked here for our wedding meal, as we got married on Miami Beach and there was just the two of us.
We booked for 6pm which is when they opened so we knew it would be quite but quite a number of others turned up not long after. Inside is beautiful, the decor and the ambience.
The service was perfect throughout. The food was amazing and presented in an exceptional manner. When it came to dessert, we had the soufflés and they were presented with a “congratulations” written on the plate, a very nice simple touch to acknowledge the occasion.
I would highly recomend to anyone looking for a special meal

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2012

One of the best restaurant that i have been. Thank you.

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 11, 2012

Always a memorable experience. We especially loved the chopped salad and Filet mignon.

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 9, 2012

This is my favorite, food is great, love the atmosphere, and various rooms to dine.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 9, 2012

We went to The Forge during a recent trip to Miami to celebrate my wife's 30th birthday. For my wife, ambiance/environment is just as important as the food or service at a restaurant, and upon entering, we knew we were in the right place. Suffice to say, The Forge is a perfect balance of tribute to the past and celebration of the present and future. Our waiter Preston was phenomenal, and I would give 6 stars for Service if I could. He gave excellent recommendations, regaled us with tales of the history of the building and restaurant, and finally took us on a tour of the other dining rooms after our meal (something you should definitely do). And oh yeah, the food is exquisite. The Forge just made our Top 5 dining experiences ever!

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 3, 2012

This was our second visit to The Forge and it was an exceptional meal with great service and the ambiance is amazing. Can't wait to come back to Miami and go again!

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 2, 2012

Excellent service - hard to find in Miami. Waiter and staff -perfect combo of professional, friendly, appropriately attentive. Cocktails, wine, excellent. Food - deal breaker. Menu looked creative, intriguing, delicious but was the opposite when executed. The lobster PB&J was a soggy childhood sandwich on sad whitebread w some lobster shreds & a chive; Caesar Salad Forge Style was wilted, limp, tasteless w box croutons; our two different fish dishes were outright bad. The decor is just bizarre & not in a good way. Despite our large bill, we rec'd 2 tsps of vanilla ice cream w a candle for the birthday we were celebrating. We will not be returning to The Forge. Touristy.

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 1, 2012

Food was great but service was a little dissapointing for the following reasons: 1. We attended the restaurant as a suprise birthday treat for my wife. We were meeting her parents who were at the restaurant bar. The restaurant knew of this but we were shown to our table immediately (made up for 4 people). This blew the suprise of my wifes parents flying in. 2. The attitude of the waiter was obtuse - it was if he didn't really want to be there and didn't seem to care whether we were or not.
It could be that we were just unlucky with the waiter as with the right service aligned with the great food this has the potential for a great evening.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2012

All of the staff were extremely friendly, full of knowledge and helpful. Our server was able to make recommendations that were great. The food was delicious. I had a bone-in prime filet that I could've cut with my fork if I needed to. Would go back next time I'm in Miami.

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 (Miami)·Dined on October 27, 2012

Just a superb dining experience, a great find and a treat for anyone wishing to impress.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 27, 2012

Incredibly arrogant waiter. He kept pushing sides after we already had ordered too much food. Food was terrible. Steaks tastless. Fish overcooked. I would not recommend The Forge to anyone.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 22, 2012

Had a wonderful meal. The steaks were exceptional. The waitstaff were attentive and eager to serve. We had not been to the Forge for over 35 years since we live in the northeast but are eager to return.

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