This iconic steakhouse cheffed by James Beard award-winner Christopher Lee has been a Miami Beach institution for over forty years. The extravagantly decorated eatery offers inventive takes on steakhouse classics and a high tech enomatic wine bar where guests can pour their own wines by the glass.
“With 46 years of dining history, a $2.7 million wine cellar and a notorious past filled with New York wiseguys and tabloid-worthy pop stars, The Forge is like a classic movie you relish revisiting, even though you know the ending. Its new chef, James Beard Award winner Christopher Lee, doesn’t disappoint traditionalists, but he courts new fans with modern, homespun adaptations that counterbalance the opulence of the legendary spot.” – Miami Herald
“While most Miami Beach restaurants have been around for very few years and strive toward whatever is new and trendy, the Forge offers a long-standing, traditional fine-dining experience at every touch point. Valet parkers whisk away your car, dressy hosts escort your party, and formal captains oversee your table service. A futuristic enomatic wine bar and a newly renovated interior set the stage for Chef Christopher Lee’s clever culinary riffs on classic, continental cuisine including lobster PBJs, prime steaks, and decadent desserts. Locals celebrate birthdays and anniversaries here and have since the 1930s.” – South Beach Magazine
Whimsical and swanky, the setting is filled with an eclectic mix of furnishings and eye-catching antiques. Massive varnished tables of Indonesian wood anchor a mix of metal and giant oversized chairs. A chandelier from the Paris Opera House hangs amidst Tiffany stained-glass windows from New York’s Trinity Church. Gilt-framed paintings add to the colorful glamour of the space, which also includes a bar, cozy library and eight-room, 300,000 bottle cellar.
432 West 41st Street
Miami Beach, FL 33140