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“Scintillating for the senses”

The Forge Restaurant & Steakhouse
Ranked #29 of 1,219 Restaurants in Miami Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $80
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Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Bar scene, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Royal Palm Ave & Sheridian Ave
Description: The Forge is one of South Florida's most legendary steakhouses, dating back to 1969. 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 and a cascading bubble wall are perfectly interspersed with the historical pieces that adorn the space. The open floor plan of the 6,000-square-foot space allows guests to see and be seen. Don't miss our Tomahawk steak, Truffle Mac & Cheese and Soufflé. Take a tour of our Wine Cellar with eight-rooms devoted to the rarest vintages in the world, and even a secret, luxe private dining room, which seats up to 25 guests. Join us every Friday night for our Happy Hour, featuring $50 bottles of Veuve Clicquot Champagne and a DJ.
Reviewed May 10, 2010

In the past years I came to know and love the forge for the antique and grandiose atmosphere that filled the air from the moment you opened the front doors. However, the renovated version was fresh and also awe inspiring. The area for private parties boasts a huge communal table made of Indonesian wood that gives the room a unique grandeur, the wine cellar is still the most quiet and quaint part, and my favorite room, the library was quite the sight for sore eyes (not as dark as the older version but lighter and more welcoming). The remodeling, although not yet finished on the facade, seeps even into every corner of the restaurant even the interesting new bathroom murals.

I went there for diner with a friend last weekend, and was seated at a lovely table in the middle of the library room. The meat variety has been considerably downsized, however in my eyes they cut the fat and left the quintessentials intact. And their chocolate molten cake...yummmm... is still the best! My compliments to the chef, the sous chef, the hostess, the owner, the designer, the waiters, and everyone who makes it worth the drive up from Brickell and will keep me driving there for many more years to come.
My only disappointment was that I use to be a huge fan of their lobster bisque, however this time around I must admit although delicious not the same "meatier" version of the old forge.

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Reviewed May 9, 2010

My husband and I were staying on South Beach for the weekend and saw that The Forge had reopened. We made reservations for 7:30 and arrived at 7:15. The waiter spent a great deal of time telling us of the changes to the restaurant, especially the new wine bar. I was intrigued, but my husband doesn't drink, so he became bored when the waitier was explaining the I-Phone applications for the wine dispensing system. Enough about too much information. I ordered a great glass of wine and my husband ordered a soft drink. I selected on the Snapper in a Bag and my husand ordered the filet and a baked potato. Fifty minutes later, I was attempting to order a second glass of wine, and we stil hadn't see our food. The wine arrived shortly before the food. My husband said the steak was one of the best he had ever eaten. However, the baked potato was cold. How can a restaurant of this caliber serve a cold potato. Worse than that, we finished dinner before the second potato was ever served. No one was even the least apologetic for the cold food. No manager came by. The only person who expressed a modicum of regret was the busboy.

My husband said, remind me that we will never come here again.

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Reviewed May 5, 2010

Newly renovated, I was lucky enough to get to experience The Forge. Visually titillating. I felt as if I were in a movie set. I am a foodie. This is experience was my equivalent of "food porn." It was a spectactular dance of flavors and presentation. We sampled half of the menu, it was all divine. Do not leave without a tour of the wine cellar AMAZING. It is a destination with a clear passion for food. WOW. The only caveat is that we felt we were crashing a Father Daughter Dance. You can see or be seen.....or in my case eat, drink, and be verrry merry!! Staff was so incrediblly attentive and fun!

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Thank GeorgiaGirl007
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Reviewed April 25, 2010

we were recently in miami and had 2 nights to eat on our own. i researched menus and reviews and chose the forge. i love the wine system they have...you can try different wines by the ounce....it is amazing! when we arrived we waited only minutes for our table and everyone was polite and pleasant. we were seated and our server nicholas was amazing. he was polite, helpful and pleasant all night. he guided us through the menu and specials and even honored special requests. he even set us up with a private tour of the wine cellar. this is one amazing collection of wines they have! i was in awe. thank you nicholas...you made this a night i will never forget!
now on to the food....WOW! i have eaten at steakhouses around the world and this one has it right! we started with the shrimp cocktail...they are a 1/2 pound each, yes, each shrimp is the size of a small lobster! they were fresh and had that "snap" us shrimp lovers look for! ask for the mustard sauce they serve with the crab and try it with the shrimp...it is too die for! my husband ordered a dish called "the best steak in the...." not sure if it was country or world. it should definately be world. i had the filet on the bone...if you have never ordered filet mignone on the bone...try it. they came perfectly cooked with a wonderful char! the first bite you could taste the oak and cherry it was cooked over!! YUMMM! we also had the duck homefries....OMG...homefries cooked with duck...to die for!
also with the steaks try the smokey sea salt they serve you...just a tiny pinch...brings it to another level! we then finished up with a chocolate souffle that was perfection....light, intensely chocolate, and not overly sweet! thank you FORGE, my husband and i will never forget this meal!

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Reviewed April 19, 2010

Hostess was rude, waiter extremely annoying and chatty. I ordered a rare steak that was just charred w no seasoning. menu is just strange & pointless. Do not waste your time or money. I loved the old forge the new one will not last six months

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