The Forge

Surf and Turf

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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.

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What the Food Critics are Saying

“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.


  • Chef Julia Doyne: South Florida Food 50 2016 - Miami Herald
  • Most Popular Restaurants in Miami 2015 – Zagat
  • Three and a half stars from the Miami Herald 2014
  • Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence 2014
  • Miami’s 11 Best Restaurants of the Year 2014 – Miami Herald
  • Top 30 Miami Restaurants 2014 - Time Out
  • Zagat rating of 24 out of 30

Menu for The Forge

Bar Menu

Signature Cocktails

  • Mad Mango Avion Anejo Tequila, Aperol, Jalapeno, Mango, Organic Agave Nectar, Lime Juice
  • Strawberry Fields Bulleit Bourbon, Grand Marnier, Fresh Muddled Strawberry, Lemon Juice, Honey Water
  • Alpaca Punch Kappa Pisco, Lychee, Lemon Juice, Passion Fruit Nectar and Cointreau
  • Pineapple Thyme Rock Sake, House Made Pineapple-Thyme Syrup, Champagne, Pineapple-Thyme Infused Foam
  • Summer Lodge Hilhaven Lodge Whiskey with Fresh Blackberries, Rosemary, lemon, Honey and Gingerale
  • Revolution Veev Acai Liquor, Bacardi Limon, Strawberries, Lemon Juice, Basil Raw Sugar Rim
  • Blueberry Bliss Ketel One Vodka, Blueberry Preserves, Fresh Blueberry, Mint, Lime House Made Ginger Beer
  • Sparkling Sage Hayman's Old Tom Gin, Fresh Sage, Squeezed Grapefruit Juice, Champagne
  • Orchard Breeze Purity, Cucumber, Green Apple, Melon Liquor, Squeezed Lemon and Orange Juice
  • Kick Start Haig Club Scotch, English Breakfast Syrup, Strawberry Lemon Juice
  • Fascinator Ketel One Citroen, Villa Massa Limoncello, Mint Leaves, Fresh Squeezed Citrus Juices
  • Sicilian Smoke Casamigos Reposado Tequila, Illegal Mezcal Reposado, Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur, Organic Agave, Fresh Orange and Grapefruit Juices
  • In the Mood Jameson Irish Whisky, Passion Fruit Nectar, Lemon Juice, Organic Agave
  • Tickled Pink Nolets Gin, Pink Peppercorns, Lemon Juice, Fresh Ginger, Demarara Sugar Cube, Regan's Orange and Peychaud's Bitters
  • Kiucumber Ketel One Vodka, St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur, Kiwi, Cucumber, Basil, Lime Juice
  • Rum Old Fashioned Zacapa 23 Rum, Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur, Regan's Orange Bitters, Bordeaux Cherries, Orange, Raw Sugar
  • Blood & Sand Singleton 12yr. Scotch Whisky, Cherry Herring, Sweet Vermouth, Fresh Squeezed Orange
  • Tarragon Lemonade Nolet's Gin, St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur, Tarragon, Lemon, White Sugar, Soda Water
  • Forge Manhattan Bulleit Bourbon, Sandeman's 10yr Tawny Port, Regan's Orange and Angostura Bitters, Bordeaux Cherry
  • Mai Tai Myers Platinum, Grand Marnier, Orgeat Syrup, Simple Syrup, Fresh Lime Juice
  • Pimm's Cup Nolets Gin, Cucumber, Ginger Root, Fresh Lemon Juice
  • Zombie Appleton Vx, Ron Atlantico, Lime Juice, Grapefruit Juice, Orange Juice, Velvet Falernum, Pineapple Syrup, Pernod Absinthe, Angostura Bitters
  • Sazerac R1 Whiskey, Peychaud Bitters, Sugar Cube, Pernod Absinthe Rinse
  • Grand Kappa Sour Kappa Pisco, Grand Marnier, Fresh Lime Juice, Egg White, Angostura Bitters

Veuve Clicquot Happy Hour

  • Bottles of Veuve Clicquot
    By The Glass $10.00
  • Magnum of Veuve Clicquot
  • Bottle of Veuve Clicquot Rose

Champagne and Sparkling

  • Charles Lafitte Brut Prestige
    By The Glass $9.00
  • Perrier Jouet Grand Brut
    By The Glass $20.00
  • Moet Imperial
    By The Glass $26.00
  • Veuve Clicquot Brut
    By The Glass $25.00
  • Moet & Chandon Nectar Imperial
    By The Glass $32.00
  • Laurent Perrier Rose
    By The Glass $36.00
  • Ruinart Blanc De Blanc
    By The Glass $33.00
  • Syltbar Sparkling Veneto, Rosé, Brut
    By The Glass $16.00

Sommeliers Selection

  • Merlot, Duckhorn, Napa Valley, 2012
    By The Bottle Specials $75.00
  • Cabernet Sauvignon, Inglenook Cask, Napa Valley, CA 2012
    By The Bottle Specials $105.00

Dessert Shots

  • Almond Joy Malibu Rum, Amaretto, Chocolate Cream, with A Coconut Rim
  • Baby Espresso Avion Espresso, Licor 43, Baileys
  • Raspberry Truffle Shot Godiva White Chocolate Liqueur, Baileys, Raspberry Vodka And Chambord With A Caramel Swirl
  • S'more Shot Vanilla Vodka And Godiva Chocolate Liqueur Shot With A Baked Graham Cracker And Toasted Marshmallow Meringue Cap

Enomatic Wines by the Glass

Station One

  • Meritage: Chateau St. Jean, "Cinq Cepages" Sonoma County, California 2012
    Glass $33.60
  • Pinot Noir: Flowers, Sonoma Coast, California, 2014
    Glass $29.00
  • Pinot Noir: Alex Gambal, Volnay, France 2013
    Glass $30.25
  • Nero D'avola/Merlot/Syrah: Planeta "La Segreta", Sicily, Italy 2014
    Glass $8.00
  • Chardonnay: Black Stallion, Napa Valley, California, 2013
    Glass $10.25
  • Chardonnay, Kistler, "Les Noisetiers", Sonoma Coast, California, 2014
    Glass $34.60
  • Viognier: Jean-Luc Colombo, "La Violette", Vin De Pays D'oc, France 2012
    Glass $13.60
  • Viognier, Jean-Luc Colombo, "La Violette", Vin De Pays D'oc France 2012
    Glass $10.40

Station Two

  • Cabernet Sauvignon, Ingelnook, "Cask", Napa, California, 2012
    Glass $39.60
  • Cabernet Sauvignon: Nickel & Nickel "J.C. Sullenger" Napa Valley, CA 2013
    Glass $45.60
  • Sangiovese/Cabernet Sauvignon: Antinori "Tignanello", Tuscany, Italy 2013
    Glass $51.00
  • Cabernet Sauvignon: Newton, Unfiltered Napa Valley, California 2013
    Glass $26.50
  • Sangiovese: Brunello Di Montalcino, Col D'orcia Tuscany, Italy 2013
    Glass $33.00
  • Cabernet Sauvignon: Stag's Leap Wine Cellars, "Artemis", Napa Valley, California 2013
    Glass $31.00
  • Corvina: Bertani Villa Arvedi, Veneto, Italy 2012
    Glass $30.00
  • Zinfandel: Ravenswood "Teldeschi Vineyard", Dry Creek Valley, California 2011
    Glass $16.10

Station Three

  • Shiraz: Wolf Blass, President Select, Australia 2012
    Glass $16.00
  • Bordeaux Blend: Chateau Giscours, Margaux, Bordeaux 2009
    Glass $54.00
  • Nebbiolo: Pio Cesare, Barolo, Italy 2011
    Glass $35.00
  • Cabernet Sauvignon Blend: Overture by Opus One, Napa Valley, California N.V.
    Glass $55.00
  • Malbec:Terrazas De Los Andes, Reserva, Mendoza, Argentina 2014
    Glass $13.60
  • Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot: J.Phelps & C. Trinchero Napa Valley, "Taken", California 2013
    Glass $20.00
  • Cabernet Sauvignon: Provenance, Rutherford Napa Valley, California 2013
    Glass $24.00
  • Syrah: Hogue Vineyards "Genesis", Columbia Valley, Washington 2012
    Glass $16.10

Station Four

  • Cabernet/Malbec: Caro, Mendoza, Argentina 2010
    Glass $27.60
  • Merlot: Duckhorn, Napa Valley, California, 2012
    Glass $26.40
  • Malbec: Luigi Bosca, "D.O.C", Mendoza, Argentina, 2013
    Glass $16.00
  • Meritage: Beaulieau Vineyards, "Tapestry", Napa Valley, California 2014
    Glass $29.00
  • Zinfandel: Grgich Hills, Napa Valley, California , 2011
    Glass $23.00
  • Pinot Noir: Erath Estate, "Leland", Willamette Valley, Oregon 2013
    Glass $23.00
  • Cabernet Sauvignon: Joseph Carr, Napa Valley, Ca 2013
    Glass $12.50
  • Cabernet Sauvignon: Beaulieu Vineyards, "George De Latour", Private Reserve, Napa Valley, California 2013
    Glass $75.00

Station Five

  • Bordeaux Blend: Chateau Puy Blanquet, Grand Cru, Saint-Emilion, France 2012
    Glass $22.00
  • Cabernet Sauvignon: Francis Coppola "Directors" Sonoma County, California 2013
    Glass $12.60
  • Tinto De Toro: Numanthia Termes, Spain 2011
    Glass $48.00
  • Tinto De Toro: Numanthia Termes, Spain 2011
    Glass $16.10
  • Tempranillo Blend, Marques De Riscal, Reserva, Rioja, Spain, 2009
    Glass $14.40
  • Cabernet Sauvignon: Caymus, Caymus Vineyards, Napa Valley, California 2014
    Glass $49.50
  • Sangiovese Blend: Ruffino Chianti Classico Riserva "Tan Label" Tuscany, Italy 2012
    Glass $15.40
  • Merlot: Newton Vineyard Unfiltered, Napa Valley California 2012
    Glass $27.60

Station Six

  • Pinot Noir: Fogdog "Freestone Vineyards", Sonoma Coast, California 2012
    Glass $14.40
  • Pinot Noir: Oyster Bay, Marlborough New Zealand 2014
    Glass $11.20
  • Pinot Noir: Alex Gambal Chambolle-Musigny, France 2013
    Glass $35.00
  • Pinot Meunier: Chandon, Carneros, California, 2013
    Glass $19.80
  • Pinot Noir: Gloria Ferrer, Carneros, California 2012
    Glass $12.50
  • Gamay Noir: Chateau De La Chaize, Brouilly, Burgundy, France 2012
    Glass $10.95
  • Grenache Blend, J. Vidal- Fleury, Cote du Rhone, France, 2013
    Glass $10.95
  • Pinot Noir: Acacia, Carneros, California 2014
    Glass $15.60

Station Seven

  • Grenache Blend: Chateau D'esclans, "Whispering Angel", Provence, France 2015
    Glass $16.00
  • Chardonnay: Mischief & Mayhem, Burgundy. France 2011
    Glass $17.76
  • Chardonnay: The Calling, Russian River Valley, California 2014
    Glass $13.30
  • Chardonnay: Au Bon Climat, Santa Barbara, California 2014
    Glass $16.00
  • Chardonnay: Gloria Ferrer, Carneros, California 2012
    Glass $16.00
  • Sauvignon Blanc/Muscat/Viognier/Chardonnay: Conundrum, California, 2014
    Glass $13.30
  • Pinot Grigio: Jermann, Friuli, Italy, 2013
    Glass $15.20
  • Pinot Grigio: Graffigna, San Juan, Argentina 2014
    Glass $10.65

Station Eight

  • Grenache Blend: Chateau La Gordonne Cote De Provence, France 2014
    Glass $13.30
  • Riesling: Château Ste. Michelle & Dr. Loosen "Eroica", Columbia Valley, Washington. 2014
    Glass $13.20
  • Sauvignon Blanc: Cloudy Bay, Marlborough, New Zealand 2016
    Glass $13.80
  • Chardonnay: Pouilly- Fuissé, Henry Fessy 2014
    Glass $15.60
  • Sauvignon Blanc: Joel Gott, California,2014
    Glass $9.60
  • Chardonnay: Louis Latour, Puligny-Montrachet Beaune, France 2013
    Glass $34.60
  • Sauvignon Blanc: Château De Sancerre, Sancerre, France, 2014
    Glass $15.60
  • Gewurztraminer Trimbach: "Cuvee Des Seigneurs De Ribeaupierre", Alsace, France 2012
    Glass $16.60

Main Menu

Composed Entrées

  • 2 Pound Lobster Pot Pie Root Vegetables
  • Miso Marinated Chilean Sea Bass Baby Bok Choy, Shiitake Mushrooms, Yuzu Ginger Reduction
  • Canadian Salmon* Black Lentils, Butternut Squash, Bacon, Cinnamon Creme Fraiche
  • Yellowfin Tuna Wellington* Wild Mushrooms, Spinach, Foie Gras, Red Wine Reduction
  • Salt Baked Branzino Tomatoes, Lemon Potatoes, Smoked Paprika Vinaigrette
  • Local Red Snapper Mushroom Dashi Broth, Edamame, Kumquats, Spicy Peanut Oil
  • Oven Roasted Lemon Herb Chicken Haricot Vert, Potato Puree, Pearl Onions, Black Truffle Jus
  • Pastrami Duck Breast* Braised Cabbage, Rye Gnocchi, Lemon Cornichon Sauce
  • Seasonal Vegetarian Medley Market Fresh Vegetables

Steaks & Bone-Ins

  • 16oz Dry Aged Prime NY Strip "Super Steak"*
  • Japanese A5 Wagyu* (2 Oz Minimum)
  • 12oz Creekstone Farms NY Strip*
  • 14oz Bone-In Filet Mignon*
  • 6oz Center Cut Filet Mignon*
  • 8oz Center Cut Filet Mignon*
  • 12oz Filet Mignon*
  • 16oz Boneless Ribeye*
  • 35oz Bone-In Dry Aged Porterhouse*
    For 2 $89.00
  • 10oz Prime Meyer's Farm Skirt Steak*
  • Colorado Rack Of Lamb*
  • "The Forge" 10oz Burger* Blue Cheese Caramelized Onions, Smoked Bacon, Tomatillo Relish

Rub Your Steak

  • "Forge" Signature Spice Blend
  • 4 Peppercorn Medley
  • Blackened Cajun
  • Balsamic Black Peppercorn
  • Smoky Portuguese

Accessorize Your Steak

  • Garden Vegetable Chimichurri
  • Blue Cheese Creamed Caramelized Onions
  • Duck Egg & Smoked Bacon*
  • Shrimp Scampi
    2 Pc's $14.00
  • Alaskan King Crab "Oscar
  • "Rossini", Foie Gras & Black Truffles*

Sauces & Butters

  • Grand Marnier Green Peppercorn Sauce
  • 3 Mustard Sauce
  • Black Truffle Jus
  • Cognac Sauce
  • Béarnaise
  • Horseradish Butter
  • Yuzu Ginger Butter

Raw & Chilled

  • "Forge" Colossal Shrimp Cocktail* Order By The Piece
  • Fresh East & West Coast Oysters* Cocktail Sauce & Pineapple Mignonette, Min 3 Per Order
  • Yellowfin Tuna Tartare* Daikon Radish, Shiso, Scallion Pancakes, Miso Sake Dressing
  • Beef Tartare* Classic Garnishes, Quail Egg Yolk, Honey Mustard, Brioche Toast
  • Market Crudo* Crudite of Garden Vegetables, Black Olives, Greek Yogurt, Roasted Poblanos
  • Beet Cured Salmon* Blood Orange, Forbidden Black Rice, Cucumber, Jalapenos
  • Caviar Black Currant Vodka Gelee, Creme Fraiche, Onion, Egg, Warm Blini's
    California White Sturgeon $105.00
    Russian Ossetra $150.00
  • ½ Pound Alaskan King Crab Legs Japanese Yuzu Aioli
  • Florida Stone Crab Claws Roasted Garlic Mustard Sauce
  • Raw Bar Tower* 2 Colossal Shrimp, 6 Oysters, Chilled Lobster, Chef's Ceviche
  • Premier Raw Bar Tower* 2 Colossal Shrimp, 6 Oysters, Chilled Lobster, Alaskan King Crab, Tuna Tartare, Chef's Ceviche


  • "The Forge" Tableside Caesar Salad* Minimum for 2 people
  • "The Forge" Chopped Salad Garden Vegetables, Aged Blue Cheese, Balsamic Dressing
  • Kale Salad Dried Currants, Pine Nuts, Parmesan, Lemon Vinaigrette
  • Heirloom Tomato Salad Burrata, Ramp Pesto, Basil Churros
  • The Wedge Smoked Bacon, Oven Dried Tomatoes, Black Olives, Cashel Blue Cheese

Hot Appetizers

  • Jamaican Jerk Bacon Tropical Salsa
  • Crispy Crab Cake Smoked Remoulade, Green Apple, Pickled Fresnos
  • Maine Lobster Bisque* Smoked Trout Roe, Brioche, Snow Peas
  • Artichoke Ravioli Pancetta, Brown Butter, Pine Nut Biscotti
  • General Tso's Octopus Broccoli, Cashew, Blood Orange, Black Rice
  • Hudson Valley Seared Foie Gras* White Balsamic Glazed Donut, Kiwi, Baby Onions, Coconut Cashew Crumble

Dessert Menu


  • Blacksmith Pie Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookie Crust, Swiss Dark Chocolate Ganache, Fresh Vanilla Custard, Chantilly, & Chocolate Shavings
  • Pumpkin Cheesecake White Chocolate, Sour Cranberries, Spice Crust
  • The Forge Dome Flourless Chocolate Cake, Banana Bread Ice Cream, Vanilla Walnuts, Pineapple Sauce
  • Maple Bourbon Crème Brûlée Blueberries, Smoked White Chocolate Biscotti
  • The Forge Souffle Flavors Flavor Choice of: Chocolate, Grand Marnier, S'mores, Marble. Please Allow 30 Minutes Preparation Time
  • Spiced Pear Bread Pudding Salted Butterscotch, Bosc Pear, Dried Cherries. Please Allow 10 Minutes Preparation Time
  • Choice of Seasonal Ice Creams & Sorbets

Dessert Shots

  • Baby Expresso Avion Espresso, Licor 43, Baileys
  • Almond Joy Malibu Rum, Amaretto, Chocolate Cream, With A Coconut Rim
  • Layered Grasshopper Shot Layers of Dark Crème De Cacao, Green Crème De Menthe And Sweetened Cream
  • Raspberry Truffle Shot Godiva White Chocolate Liqueur Baileys, Raspberry Vodka And Chambord With A Caramel Swirl
  • S'more Shot Vanilla Vodka And Godiva Chocolate Liqueur Shot With A Baked Graham Cracker And Toasted Marshmallow Meringue Cap

Coffees & Teas

  • Lavazza Brewed Coffee
  • Lavazza Espresso
  • Lavazza Cappuccino
  • Lavazza Latte Available With Fresh Whole, Skim or Soy Milk
  • Mighty Leaf Brewed Teas Selection Offered Table Side

432 West 41st Street
Miami Beach, FL 33140

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  • Price Range: $$$
    Atmosphere: Modern, Refined, Upscale
  • Dress Code: Dressy
    Good For: Groups, Meet For A Drink, Special Occasion
  • Noise Level: Average
  • Wine Spirits: Full Bar
    Phone: (305) 538-8533
  • Private Dining Room: Yes