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The Forge

4.3
2088 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steakhouse
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  • Good for Anniversaries
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.

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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Steakhouse, Wine Bar, Seafood
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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.
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(305) 538-8533
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Chef Julia Doyne
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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.
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Cross street
Royal Palm Ave & Sheridian Ave
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Parking details
$10 a car for valet. Public lots are also available.
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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

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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
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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

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Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Celebrate Mom at The Forge Restaurant. Join us for our annual Mothers Day Brunch!

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 2088 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

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!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Amazing SOM. Picked great wines for us.

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3.0Dined on April 4, 2018

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?

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1.0Dined on April 3, 2018

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.

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3.0Dined on April 2, 2018

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.

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

We also always loved the singers on Friday night which made it fun and different. With out the singers it is just another restaurant.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Simply the best!

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3.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Meh so many better places for the price, beautiful restaurant though

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Love the atmosphere. Best kale salad ever!

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Great service and amazing meal wrapped in beautiful atmosphere. Can't go wrong.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Everything was amazing my new favorite restaurant!!! The tour was amazing as well

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Frankie Jordan was the best !

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Everything was excellent, if not perfect! Wine, food, service - top notch!!

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2.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Over the last 10 Years, today it was my FIRST time to get a FILET MIGNON with a bone. This is a way to make more money and profit....

They sell a Filet Mignon for USD 66,— but you just get a Porterhouse or T-Bone Steak, which is either ‘cheating’ or another way of selling overpriced Food - it is far away from reality!

Here what wikipedia explain:
The tenderloin is the most tender cut of beef and is also arguably the most desirable and therefore the most expensive. The average steer or heifer provides no more than 500 grams of filet mignon. Because the muscle is not weight-bearing, it contains less connective tissue, which makes it tender. However, it is generally not as flavorful as some other cuts of beef (example, primal rib cuts), and is often wrapped in bacon to enhance flavor, and/or is served with a sauce.

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3.0Dined on March 9, 2018

I used to love this place. But last years they got down so much. Food was great now they could not not cook my steak the way I asked.
I was there for a date in Friday, I requested a table for that. They put me right in front of the bar with a very noise music that didn’t allowed any conversation, even there were other places very quiet there.
The cost of it keeps high, but now does not worth for what you get.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Our server, Anna, was awesome and food was great too!

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1.0Dined on March 6, 2018

I was disappointed
The service was not good , we have to ask for the wine list...
The food was very dry

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4.0Dined on March 5, 2018

My steak was very good, wife was supposed to be medium rare but came as medium. We returned and came back perfect. Due to the inconvenience we were treated to free desert and coffee.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Great place to have a nice dinner with delicious food & beverages.

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1.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Service was terrible. One bad dining experience will do it for you. We ordered 3 sides and apparently the waitress only heard 1. A table for 5 ending up eating steaks for dinner with one basket of fries that was brought out 10 min after the steaks had arrived.

When we asked for our desert that we special ordered they said it would be out in 2 min. We waited 45 minutes. Ended up cancelling.

Let me not forget: one steak was medium well instead of medium rare and the steamed crab legs we ordered came cold.

Terrible dining experience and this was supposed to be a celebration for us. Beyond disappointed.

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Our kids called to send and anniversary dessert with candle.. no one came over with it.. we come often but we’re very disappointed that night..

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

We had the best filet ever! I am still thinking about it!! The service and ambiance are excellent and we asked for a tour after our meal which was really wonderful! Will visit again next time we are in Miami!!

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Great time!

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3.0Dined on February 22, 2018

The Forge has changed over the years. We all had the table-side Caesar and I think I felt robbed to pay $18 for a salad that was made by my table. Other than watching it being made it was not special and it didn’t taste so good it tasted like any other Caesar salad. Steak was good but overpriced like the salad. We finished the meal with the chocolate soufflé which was a little weak on chocolate . Wine lists is extensive and has something for everyone. But I do have an issue with the recommended red wine by the GLASS being $36. Our server was lovely and helpful the ambiance was beautiful. But the food was meh.

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3.0Dined on February 19, 2018

I used to love The Forge
Very classy place to dine or just hang out by the bar
This time we came on a Sunday night for dinner
First of all we were offered wine by the glass
Have to stay the food and the wine was very good
But the service was horrible. Our empty plates were left in the table for over 20 minutes. Our water glasses were empty most of the time with no one to fill them up.
When the bill came in three glasses of wine
Was $93
We were never offered to buy the bottle instead
Nor were we told how much it was going to cost per glass the waitress just recommended that wine
I don’t like going to places where the tip is included 20% because usually the service is poor as was in The Forge
Will not return
We were never told how much it was going to be no I we offered the bottle instead

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3.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Worst Steak I’ve ever had in 30 years.

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Good services and food but too loud for having a relaxing dinner. Management should establish rules to teach some people how to behave in public.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

It was really good

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Amazing food

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

The food is excellent. Extremely hard to find better. It's clear the menu items and their preparation have been very well thought out.

I was in town for the Miami Yacht Show and the experience was so good, I had dinner here two nights in a row. My choice both evenings was the Chilean Sea Bass.

Service was good and the valet staff were on top of things.

A final note, make sure you bring your big wallet, you will need it, but it's worth the price.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Excellent. Cocktails were awesome and the food as well.

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

food and service is good, but food as in steaks are not consistent for Prime quality , like the good old days

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Exciting atmosphere great food and wine. Have to enjoy energy and music!!

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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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1.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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