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
Unfortunatley, my dish lack flavor and joy. It was late nite and I suppose the preparation of a complicate one after a long day, wasn’t easy. Service: Outstanding, Ambiance: superior. So many years on the market achieving success cant be wrong. I will definitely come back for a revenge. Thanks
Food was good , I ordered my steak medim
Came medium well. I don’t like to return food
The decor is beautiful however, I could not hear myself think! The noise level is insane, we had 3 people in our party and I could not hear the person across from me. The waiter had to speak close because of the noise. This was a birthday celebration and the person was disappointed. Food was good but noise made it difficult to want to return.
Excellent food and service. The Travelzoo coupon exceeded our expectations.
The Food at the Forge was just amazing. We were 3 friends out for dinner and the service was excellent. Attentive without being rushed and friendly without being over the top. We were having a great time, but the server always seemed to know when to be there, was like he could read out minds. Amazing high energy place to dine well.
Lobster bisque was over salted to a point it was not edible.
Place was absolutely empty yet we had wait to be seated...
I’m not sure what’s going on but I was very surprised as I had been in there in the past and it was always packed and food was always great... disappointing...
There is no other like the Forge. Exceptional in every way.
Cannot wait to go back, fantastic experience.
:) great experience
I surprised my husband for his birthday and took him for dinner. We enjoyed everything from the wine to the filet mignon but we especially enjoyed the prawns. Danilo, our waiter was fabulous! We will definitely be going back
LEGENDARY AS ALWAYS.—-TO BE A SOUTH FLORIDIAN OR A SOUTH FLORIDA TOURIST DESERVES A LEGENDARY TOUR OF THIS MASTERPIECE OF ART AND WINE CELLARS FOLLOWED BY A LEGENDARY DINNER,DRINKS AND INCREDIBLE DESSERTS.
The food was mediocre
The chicken was inedible
When the manager came over and we told him he just walked away.
It’s sad that they have taken a wonderful facility and ruined it with poor food mediocre service and excessive noise level.
Never going back
they seemed to have changed their menu...not as great as last year.
Had to return mashed potatoes as they tasted like grit and water...was very surprised that I had to do this as I have eaten their a few times before and had a perfect meal.
Waitress came back with another dish and said the chef agreed!
Always loved the forge: the menu, ambience, and service. It has been one of our favorite Miami restaurants for the 6 years we’ve been visiting Miami. We looked forward to our return visit last month but were very disappointed in the new menu. Especially since we were hosting a guest from out of town who we promised some of our favorite dishes that were no longer available. We can go to any basic steak house for most of the items currently offered. What happened to the Lobster PBJ? And the risottos and other items not common on steak house menus?
It was our first trip to Miami and we saw a great deal for the Forge on Travelzoo. I'm so glad that we saw it. The vibe was really cool, old school steakhouse, but not as dark as most as it had great indirect light and lots of mirrors. Food was excellent starting with the bread. I tried steak tartare for the first, but definitely not, last time. Everything was quite delicious and cooked to the right temperature.
The service was also very good...attentive without hovering. We will definitely be back when we're in town again.
A huge thank you to Mr. Malnik and his team at The Forge for making this special evening even more memorable. Danilo, whom we have had as our server before as well, was very prompt and the service was impeccable. DJ Roberto Costa was keeping the energy high throughout the night. We had the Porterhouse Steak for 2 and it was phenomenal, highly recommend the Black Truffle Jus on it. Cauliflower couscous, Brussels sprouts and creamed spinach completed our fare, washed down with the usual Veuve Clicquot - perfect! Speedy recovery to Mr. Malnik, I know he can’t wait to get back to the dojo pronto.
didn't enjoy the refix menu for the TravelZoo voucher I had. Not to many options. If I had order from the "regular menu" I think I would have had a different experience. Might try it again soon.
The best Branzino I have ever had in my entire life...no kiddin
It was my first and last time. Took away a special time for us and turned it into such a bad experience. We were better off staying at home with our kids. Will never be returning.
Our servers were great and especially Jessica. Table side preparation of our tuna tar tar, and Ceasar salad were expertly crafted. The steaks high quality and temperature perfect. Side dishes quite rich and ample as family style.
I have been to upscale restaurants all over the world and The Forge easily made it's way to the top of my favorites list!! I was here on a date for a fun, romantic night out. The Forge did not disappoint from start to finish. Had an 8pm reservation and we were seated immediately upon arrival. That was followed by our server being one of the best I've ever had, a true service professional who knew the menu forward and backward and made great recommendations. To top it all off, the food and cocktails were absolutely amazing. They had their own twist on classics, which included the sweet potato gratin that was to die for. I was so impressed with the entire experience and I cannot wait to go back!
Amazing SOM. Picked great wines for us.
It’s funny, they ask you if your celebrating something, and they don’t even comp dessert? Why bother asking? $487.00 bill and you can’t comp a dessert?
Very disappointed-been going to the Forge for well over 40 years. Tasteless steak tartar . All 3 of us had the super steak. Tough-no flavor-took home 3/4 of my steak. Gave it away. What a let down.
The waitstaff was incredibly generous and the food was delectable. Our waitress was incredibly fun and caring. She even gave us a tour of the restaurant! However, there were some issues with the wine. First, the wine list online is different from the wine menu presented, with different wines and vintage years. Then comes actually ordering the wine. The initial bottle ordered was no longer in stock. Then, when I ordered the second bottle, it was the wrong vintage year. Being someone who studies wine, I know vintage variation matters quite a bit - especially for Bordeaux’s left bank, the type of wine we ordered. The wine list had the bottle as a 2009 vintage, which was a fantastic year for Bordeaux’s left bank. However, the bottle presented to us was a 2012 vintage, which was not as good a year - 9 point difference on WineSpectator. The fill-in sommelier told us that 2012 was one of the best vintage years for Bordeaux’s left bank, which I just agreed to because the whole snafu with the wine and constantly being told “how good that year is” were damaging the overall experience. Additionally, they have no decanters, so the wine did not get a chance to truly breath. Rather, we would have to poor the wine into our glasses and then let it sit to breath. For any aged wine, you want it to breath some to open up and truly enjoy the wine and the various flavors and aromas. So, the fact it was a 2012 and not even decanted rather irked me at the fact I paid $140 for the wine. That price does not justify the vintage and fact it was not served correctly. For a steakhouse that prides itself on its wine list, they should make sure they actually know more of what they are doing when it comes to wine. Aside from this, I would still recommend The Forge for the food and cocktails - I am hesitant about the wine, though.
We felt rushed by our server and then when I paid the bill she didn't have change on top of the fact the bill included gratuity
We also always loved the singers on Friday night which made it fun and different. With out the singers it is just another restaurant.
I went to this restaurant for a birthday celebration. It was quite fancy and nice. The food was also very delicious. It's a little on the pricey side but well worth it for a special occasion.
Simply the best!
Meh so many better places for the price, beautiful restaurant though
Love the atmosphere. Best kale salad ever!
Swoon worthy. Our experience as a family was phenomenal. The wait staff was attentive and knowledgeable. The food was exceptional - start to finish. Everyone's needs and preferences were well taken into account and easily accommodated with a smile. Our daughter's birthday was delightful because we could actually hear each other over the music. Wow! What a concept?! Great for a date, a meeting or special occasion.
Great service and amazing meal wrapped in beautiful atmosphere. Can't go wrong.
Everything was amazing my new favorite restaurant!!! The tour was amazing as well
The Forge is the place to be on Friday. Period. Full stop!
Very pleased with our Wedding Anniversary dinner experience.
The music was great, DJ Roberto Costa played an amazing mix, the food was excellent as always, the service - impeccable, thanks to my boy Dean. By far the most attentive and hospitable host we have experienced in Miami, ask to be seated in his section, highly recommend. Huge thank you to Mr. Malnik.
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!!