Permanently Closed - The Forge

4.3
2362 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse

About

This restaurant is permanently closed. 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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4.3based on all time ratings
4.2
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4.3
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4.4
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4.0
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NefertariM
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Average food, slow service, nice atmosphere

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vipCathyB
New England
74 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

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

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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DaveS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Iknowbetter
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

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

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BrandonS
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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MikeS
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipLynnB
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience our waitress was awesome we enjoyed the visit

Thank you

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vipTDillon
Miami
46 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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;

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vipKostelacJ
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

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 .

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bachelorette

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viphislinmar
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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tamicane
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience3

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.

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JoseD
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience5

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!

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vipKurt
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

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

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BCall
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always consistent!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall2food3service4ambience5

cocktails were not up to par

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was outstanding.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome Unbelievable atmosphere and amazing tour of wine cellar!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience2

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

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipsnacker
Portland
18 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience2

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.

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Mptafoodfanatic
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience2

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.

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SimranB
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipJillianN
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience3

Horrible service

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vipJojo
Philadelphia
43 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Outstanding food. Excellent wine list. Decent service.

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vipRayG
Miami
81 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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



Thanks

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vipSeanC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tina was outstanding . We had a great experience.

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vipCarina
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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

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vipJorgeV
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

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

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vipMarkS
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall1food5service1ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Claude
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day 2 days after

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