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In the Roaring ‘20s, The Forge was an actual forge – a

blacksmith shop owned by artisan Dino Phillips that

designed decorative iron gates and sculptures for the

homes of wealthy Miami winter residents including the

Firestones and the Vanderbilts. In the 1930s, blacksmith

Phillips turned his forge into a sophisticated restaurant

and casino where regulars including Frank Sinatra, Judy

Garland, Jackie Gleason, Walter Winchell, Arthur Godfrey

and Martha Ray wined, dined and danced. The Forge’s

specialty was its flavorful open-hearth-grilled steak.

In addition to five dramatically elegant dining rooms, The

Grand Tasting Room and Forge Bar, there is an adjoining

nightclub, Glass at The Forge and the East Room at The

Forge available for live music performances and private


The famed Wine Cellar at The Forge contains more than

300,000 vintages in an eight-room cellar within the

restaurant. It is considered by oenophiles to be one of

the finest collections in the world. The rarest bottles,

including a 1792 Madeira and an 1822 Château Lafitte

Rothschild – the latter worth an estimated $150,000.00

– are secured in a chamber behind floor-to-ceiling iron

gates. Private tours of the cellar by Forge sommeliers

Gino or George are available upon request.

432 41 St Street, Miami Beach, FL 33140

305 538 8533



Wine Bar

Located in the affluent SoFi (South of Fifth Street) neighbour-

hood, Cibo claims to be the biggest and newest Italian

restaurant in South Beach.

This bold and beautiful 12,000 sq ft space is a blend of

old world rustic and modern industrial chic. Hand-made

Traditional Italian Cibo... a true taste of authentic southern

cooking fresh made amongst patrons at the 60ft open

kitchen counter.

3500 bottles of wine are displayed in a soaring two-story

award-winning wine room equipped with harnessed

wine angel to retrieve your favorite bottle.

From Cibo’s industrial chic, vibrant, bar area to the

casual Ocean Drive street side patio, to one of South

Beach’s largest rooftop patio, every corner turned offers

a distinctly different experience.

This celebrated restaurant would not be complete without

original artwork from renowned artists Mr. Brainwash and

Randy Cooper.

200 South Pointe Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139

(305) 987-6060


the Tastebuds


Each issue we will explore the dynamic culinary land-

scape that draws people from around the world to our

city. In this issue we share some old favourites along

side some exciting new concepts.

In or next issue, we will take a look at Miami’s waterfront

offerings, after all, Boat Show Season is almost upon us!


C Miami Magazine