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134 Reade St., New York, NY, 10013
nr. Hudson St.
talent on the plate
By Alcerito on 9/6/2008
Went to Forge tonite and was blown away by the taste sensation -- surprised since a lot of the "reviews" have been whiny -- oh, this is not right, oh that is not right -- but we found the staff fabulous, the food inventive and delicious, and the atmosphere was of a place where we were able to have a conversation with the couple next to us and not feel like we were imposing -- it's a "neighborhood" place with incredibly "excellent" food -- now that we've lost lower east side Per Bacco to 2 stars, hope that lower west side Forge, better than Per Bacco, ever was or is, stays a bit of a secret!
Great Tribeca Find
By TritonesAndTruffles on 8/11/2008
I've now been to Forge 3 times, and I've had a wonderful experience in all 3 instances. As a vegetarian, I felt well-accommodated and enjoyed the unique flavors that were presented in new and exciting ways. I especially enjoyed the one-of-a-kind twists found in the cocktail menu, but the sommelier is also very capable and intuitive. Best of all, though: desserts! Positively stunning and necessary no matter how full you might be.
By kang on 8/11/2008
This is a must try restuarant. The food is innovative yet not intimidating. The setting is trendy but without trying toO hard. Bartender George is very personable and well informed. They are not fast food prices but lets face it, if you want great food, you have to pay for it. Must tries are the Kampachi appetizer, raspberry lemonade vodka cocktail, and goat cheese panna cotta. YUM!
By AGS on 8/11/2008
My wife and I loved everything about this restaurant -- the ambiance, the food and the service. The many candles gave the dark but spacious room a beautiful glow. We quickly devoured the rolls that came straight from a warming stove in the middle of the room, and the Kampachi and the lobster ravioli were great appetizers. The ribeye steak and the roast chicken were of excellent quality and perfectly cooked. The doughnuts were a fabulous ending to our meal. The service was friendly and helpful. We did have the advantage of coming in early, and I can imagine that the service might be more hectic and the noise level less comfortable when the room is more crowded.
By 10075 on 7/24/2008
I ate and drank at Forge for the first time the other night on a whim with a friend. Although it did start off loud at the bar, and there seemed to be some inefficiencies, the cocktails and food (esp the Kampachi) were very excellent and nice change of pace. I thoroughly enjoyed the mood, atmosphere and decor - a refreshing look and a fun crowd for Tribeca. The servers were very well-informed about the menu and everyone we encountered were incredibly catering to our needs. The quality and hospitality made the prices worth it.
I love this place!
By kim1407 on 7/2/2008
After hearing all the buzz about Forge I decided to give this newcomer a try and I am glad I did because it far exceeded my expectations! This place is all around fabulous. Beautifully designed, the atmosphere is sexy and inviting. You will not want to leave. And the food/drink is amazing. I highly recommend one of their special cocktails - the cucumber one was my favorite. We had the chicken nuggets and Sheeps Milk Ricotta Agnolotti to start. Both were fresh and unexpected, and beautifully presented. We then shared the leg of suckling pig which sounds intimidating but it's not at all - it was absolutely delicious. Service was great - we were never left needing anything. The sommelier recommended a bottle of wine which paired perfectly with our meal. All in all a great dining experience. I highly recommend this place - we will definitely be going back!
great bar great food
By ciny1010 on 6/19/2008
Went for dinner tonight with a girlfriend and wasn't able to get a table. We loved the atmosphere so much that we decided to stay and eat at the bar. As soon as we sat down the two incredibly charming bartenders were on point. We had the best cocktails made with fresh fruit. (raspberry lemonade and gin, cucumber and lime). We couldn't choose what to eat so they described almost everything on the menu picking their favorites. We nibbled on the kampatchi tartare and the chicken nuggets which both went great with the wines they picked for us. The two guys behind the bar where so charming and knowledgeable that not getting a table turned into one of the best dinning experiences I've had in a long time.
Overall excellent evening....
By jazzgirl on 6/18/2008
Flavorful, beautifully presented dishes served in a softly lit, simple, but inviting, atmosphere. The staff was pleasant and attentive. Myself, I ordered the softshell crab as an appetizer, the halibut as the main course, both of which I would recommend. Also delicious were the warm potato rolls. A very tempting menu from appetizer to dessert. The chocolate bread pudding was to die for! Everyone in our party left feeling relaxed and satisfied. Also, great drinks at the bar--we recommend the Raspberry Lemonade or the Cucumber Gin--very refreshing!
a great dining experience
By mariettaschiff on 6/18/2008
wonderful food, wine list, and ambiance. the chef created a varied menu, and our party of 6 tried different items and all were well prepared, interesting,, and delicious. especially wonderful was the pig, and the american sampler dessert.
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