The Forge

4.3
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2362 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steakhouse

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About

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.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Steakhouse, Wine Bar, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Mon–Thu, Sun 6:00 pm–11:00 pm
Fri, Sat 6:00 pm–12:00 am
Happy Hour
Fri, Sat 6:00 pm–12:00 am
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Phone number
(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 David Plonowski
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Private party facilities
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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Private party contact
Eric Rosenwach: (305) 538-8533
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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
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 2362 People Are Saying
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NM
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service were great. The only complaint we had was with regard to the lack of comfort of the seating arrangements. They have very fancy classic decor and while the seats look very nice they are not very comfortable for enjoying a relaxing meal. Other than that we had no complaints. We had the filet mignon which was tender and seasoned well. We also had the broccolini. The truffle mac and cheese which was amazing! Would definitely try again if we're back in town.

OT
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Average food, slow service, nice atmosphere

CB
New England
50 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We have been several times was very disappointed this time - brought someone who has never been - was not impressed. Probably will not be back.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excelente sobre todo la calidad del menú y los vinos claro también puedo resaltar la amabilidad de su personal sin duda volveré.

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DS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and wine, great service, incredible ambiance and history to this restaurant!

I
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Service was very poor, drinks were not correct and took forever, I asked for pepper to be delivered, was never brought to the table, my wife asked for salad dressing, was never brought to the table. All 4 steaks were not prepared as asked, the sides were ice cold and the wait staff kept bringing French fries to the table and we kept telling them we didn't order fries. The maître D was very nice but the female manager couldn't be bothered and really didn't care how poorly the wait staff was or the poor presentation of the food. How sad this great establishment has gone so down hill. If you think you are going to the forge from the 1990's you are not. This is now an over rated, expensive, poorly run restaurant that I would avoid at all costs. If you go be prepared to be disapointed

BS
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and the service were excellent! It is clear to me why this restaurant has been around for such a long time.

MS
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The restaurant is awesome. The tour of the wine cellar was incredible. Had some issues with my ribeye. It had to be sent back twice. However the waitress was incredible and handled the situation well. The manager took the cost off our bill. The ribeye was not worth the wait unfortunately. The shrimp and scallop appetizers were awesome. I would give it another try when in town again.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious. I had to wait an hour for my soufflé because they had to rebake it. Once I finally received my soufflé, it was a bit undercooked.

LB
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best food, best service, best ambiance, consistently excellent.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience our waitress was awesome we enjoyed the visit

Thank you

TD
Miami
41 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Their Veuve Friday night is the way to go! Lively fun atmosphere with great people watching! Food was fantastic and the soufflé is a perfect way to end the night;

KJ
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

We enjoyed the forge on previous vacations to Miami however the overall quality has slipped down quite a bit not what you expect for the price at this point .

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bachelorette

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h
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant is a showplace. We began our evening at a the bar decorated with magnificent chandeliers. Friday night is champagne night. After a half hour we moved to the Library and that was decorated with Tiffany stained glass and chandeliers from the Jefferson White House. After dinner we took a tour of the restaurant with our waitress. The entire place is really special. However, the 2 main dining rooms were very noisy. We were happy to be seated in the library. The food was exceptional. We had the crab claws as an appetizer, the steak and the rack of lamb. The dessert was a delicious chocolate soufflé. We will be back on our next trip to Miami. I highly recommend this restaurant. It is very special.

t
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 3

This was a rare occasion that the food was TERRIBLE. I have always had wonderful experiences there but there is a new chef and his/her inexperience shows. Blame Mac and cheese. Blame steal that was tough. Extremely disappointed.

JD
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 5

Horrible experience! The food was dreadful. The service was horrible! The only thing my wife and I enjoyed was the beauty of the restaurant. I do not recommend anyone going! Not worth the price at all!

C
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Way overpriced. Dessert was $29, which was ridiculous.

BC
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always consistent!

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OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 5

cocktails were not up to par

OT
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was outstanding.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome Unbelievable atmosphere and amazing tour of wine cellar!

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Been going for 20 years. It’s gone downhill very fast. Terrible service, steaks were just okay.

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the best time for our anniversary!! Will definitely go back!!

s
Portland
12 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first experience at The Forge as we were vacationing in the city. We come from a very "foodie" town...Portland, Oregon and found the service impeccable...knowledgeable and seasoned. Our steaks were cooked to perfection and the salads and sides delicious. Good value for an exceptional evening. Nice wine list. You won't be disappointed!

OT
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

The cocktails were not correct, as ordered. We asked for a wine list to order a bottle with dinner, and never received it. Food was very expensive, and only average.

M
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

We were excited to go to the Forge given it’s many reviews on Trip Advisor and other websites. The food was well under par… nothing we ordered was good. I’d say the food was fair, but by no means very good at all. We decided to order several entree dishes + the sirloin, all to share in order to try out as many dishes as possible (we were a party of 3). We ordered the lamb ribs, the yellow fin tuna tartar and the mushroom ravioli. Nothing was good, quite disappointed in the quality of the food given that this is an expensive restaurant. Goes to show that $$$$ does not equal quality.

SB
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food. We loved it! Liked our waiter a lot. Thank you !

OT
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 3

Horrible service

J
Philadelphia
37 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

The service was horrible. It took 2 hours to receive our entrees. Every time I inquired, the waiter said the food would be out in a few minutes. Our entrees arrived over cooked. When I told the waiter, he brought me some gravy for the chicken. I wasn’t about to wait another 2 hours for another meal. This experience was horrible. For the money, go elsewhere.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Outstanding food. Excellent wine list. Decent service.

RG
Miami
78 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our Waiter, Rita was amazing and is the embodiment of service that you would expect from such an establishment. The food was perfect!!!



Thanks

SC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

We were disappointed that although foie gras is listed on the menu, they were out of it. Our seating was for 7:00 pm which seems too early to be out of an item on the menu. Unfortunately the only reason we were going to the Forge was for the foie gras.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tina was outstanding . We had a great experience.

C
New England
15 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Sean was a great waiter and we truly loved our evening!

JV
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Over priced and food wasn't that good. Not worth it.

MS
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 4

They overcharged me twice, billing me twice for my wife's entree and billing me $35 OVER the cost of my entree. Then they auto-included the tip, calculated based on the overcharged amount. My email complaint was followed up with a terse promise to have their accountant look at it and get back to me. Not even "I'm terribly sorry, we will take care of this right away."

I was a regular at The Forge, but not going back.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply the best can’t wait for it to reopen.

C
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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