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The Forge

432 W. Forty First Street, Miami Beach, FL 33140
(305) 538-8533
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Ranked #167 of 809 restaurants in Miami Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: American, Barbecue, Seafood, Steakhouse
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Royal Palm Ave & Sheridian Ave
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68% Recommend
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Miami, Florida
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290 reviews 290 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014 via mobile

A friend suggested celebrating my birthday at the Forge. It was our first time. The food was very good, but not over the top fantastic and the bill was shocking. Nearly $600 for 4 with only 2 glasses of wine. Beautiful ambience, old Miami feel, good food, decent service, but not so special as to justify the cost. I now... More

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44 reviews 44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

We have eaten here many times and the bad reviews are driving me crazy. I was there last night with my two small daughters and had a wonderful evening. The restaurant is expensive as is every other restaurant in their class... We had crab cakes lobster cream soup the truffle sliders and an amazing steak the bone in filet minion... More

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Hollywood, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

I took a large group of very important guests to The Forge as I had read many great reviews. I was so embarrassed at the ridiculous amount of time we had to wait for our food. Additionally, the servers practically threw the dishes on the table and insistently argued with my guest when she asked for white wine rather than... More

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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Good drinks is about the only thing I can say about this restaurant, the decor was a bit over the top only to be outdone by the prices. Although the food was basically passable it was way over hyped (and, again, way overpriced). I think the big problem with the Forge is that it has a serious identity problem. It... More

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London, United Kingdom
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87 reviews 87 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

My Wife & I enjoyed a wonderful dinner at The Forge during our stay in South Beach. The Forge is steeped in history with a rather opulent dining room. The steaks are impressive as is the extensive wine list, almost impossible to choose. We found the service very professional and attentive. We would highly recommend dinner here, especially for a... More

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New City, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

I've always been reluctant to post a negative, never have...but feel compelled this time. Four "foodies" spending the winter in Boca Raton, we decided to make a day of it in Miami. Lunch at La Cote in the Fountainbleau was fabulous...ask for table 77! Then time spent at the Holocaust Memorial was both memorable and moving. On to dinner at... More

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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Your expectations need to be in line... if you expect a top notch "dining experience", don't go here. If you want to experience "Miami Beach" and all that makes Miami Beach what it is, this might be a good choice. First, the service is very good from the standpoint of hustle and care. Everyone seemed to be working really hard... More

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san jose, ca
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

It was definitely worth going to be waited on 5 people. The decor and food was spectacular. Totally worth it. Also, it wasn't one of those plate to food ratio. Good size proportion, believe it or not! I celebrated my birthday here and enjoyed the ambiance and service.

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Blackwood, NJ
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45 reviews 45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Celebrating our friends birthday and on vacation in Miami we decided to go to The a Forge for dinner. Recommendations came from several people so we were looking forward to it. Now I don't mind spending a lot for a dinner I can walk away from and say WOW but a steak that is 80 bucks and not sizzling but... More

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Ladera Ranch, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

I was taken to The Forge by a business partner who lives in the general area. It was all our first time there and it was amazing. The ambiance was completely different than you would have expected by the name or the façade. It was extremely different and has some great history behind it. The best way to describe the... More

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