The Forge

Miami Beach’s most storied steakhouse is making a comeback with David Grutman manning the stoves.

This landmark restaurant started life in the 1920s as a blacksmith shop - hence the name - before becoming a much lauded restaurant (and casino) in the 1950s and regularly frequented by celebrities of the time, including Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Elizabeth Taylor.

Hailed as the second-oldest restaurant in South Florida (after Joe's Stone Crab) this Miami institution was well known for its extravagant decor, signature dishes such as tableside Caesar salad and black truffle mac & cheese pot pie and an impressive wine list - regarded as one of the finest collections in the world. 

The restaurant has been closed since 2019.