The Forge Restaurant | Wine Bar by Shareef Malnik

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

Online Reviews Of The New Forge – Customer Reviews

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The Forge re-opened in April 2010 so I was anxious to check out the new menu as well as the Enomatic Wine Dispensers in the bar. As we were waiting for our party to arrive, the W and I sat at the bar. The first thing I noticed were the Enomatic Wine Dispensers that allow you to sample a lineup of 72 different wines. The friendly bartender set us up with a Wine Dispenser card and before I knew, the W was off for her private demo on using the self serve wine dispensers. The self-service Enomatic Dispensers allow you to select 1 oz, 3 oz or 5 oz glasses of wine. There are shelves of wine glasses which make it easy for you easily move to your second or third glass of wine. There is even are a number of Apple iTouches with the Forge Wine Application providing you with a description of the wine.

Meanwhile, I chilled at the bar and sampled one of their 8 draft beers. When our party arrived, our hostess found us at the bar and came to seat us. The waiter explained that they could serve us 5 oz wines form the Dispensers or were were free to get up and get our own from the Dispensers with the Wine Card.

The W and I started that night with the Cesar Salad and it went well with the very large basket of bread. We followed it with Cheese and Bread for Two and the Porcini Seared Driver Sea Scallops (delicious).  I sampled a Lobster Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich from a member of my party (one of the most unusual appetizers I have ever had). For a main course, the 3 Mushroom Risotto (best dish that night), the Bone In Fillet (very tender) and Duck Fries (just okay). For dessert, our party shared a Smores Souffle.

After dinner, we migrated to the Library with the stained glass and boxes which is the part of the Old Forge I remember. As we were hanging out the library, we were asked of we wanted a tour of their wine cellar and private dining room. Shortly thereafter, we were walking amidst 300K bottles of wines; an office desk centuries old once owned by Napolean; a gated wine cellar that contains a $160K bottle of wine and a very private dining room that was simply museum like.

A very nice dining experience with some great friends!

There is valet parking and free street parking since the meters in this section of Miami beach ends at 6pm.

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May 10th, 2010 at 2:31 pm

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