The Forge Restaurant | Wine Bar by Shareef Malnik

The Forge, Miami Beach, (305) 538-8533

The Forge Re-emerges From A Redo – Best Miami Restaurants

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Forge owner Shareef Malnik poured $10 million into his nearly year-long redo of The Forge, replacing the celeb-friendly icon’s gaudy gothic décor with a whimsical dreamscape. The place still aims to cater to your inner Trump, making you feel pampered and a bit gluttonous. With starters and snacks $8-$15, mains $19-$52 and sides $8, your pockets don’t need to be quite as deep to dine here. Chef Dewey LoSasso (North One 10) nimbly straddles the line between predictable decadence — plenty of lobster, sizable cuts of aged prime beef — and creative flair. Forge classics like the chopped salad, 16-ounce “Super Steak” and dessert souffle share space on the 65-item menu with a lobster “lobster, peanut butter and jelly” sandwich (chilled lobster with crushed peanuts and onion marmalade), steamed snapper with roasted red pepper and smoked tomato sauce and “Burger and Bordeaux,” a hefty grilled sirloin patty topped with braised short ribs and lobster marmalade and served with truffle fries and a small chalice of red wine. Desserts by Malka Espinel (Johnny V) include an apple pie sundae of caramelized apples, roasted walnuts and brown butter ice cream accompanied by a butterscotch and white chocolate-coated apple and banana “fluffernutters,” mini banana bread sandwiches stuffed with handmade marshmallows and peanut butter and accompanied by a malted milkshake.

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April 20th, 2010 at 9:16 am

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