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The Forge, Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi

The Forge

4.6
4.6
46 Reviews
AED 185 and over
Steakhouse
Named for the intricate process of forging a steak knife, this signature steakhouse offers premium cuts of meat from around the world and fine wines in a modern setting.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Al Rawdah
  • Cross street
    https://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/uae/abu-dhabi/hotel-ov
  • Parking details
    The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi Grand Canal offers complimentary valet parking services.
  • Public transit
    https://www.rome2rio.com/map/Abu-Dhabi-Bus-Station/The-Ritz-Carlton-Abu-Dhabi-Grand-Canal
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 46 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on all time ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

46 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Spectacular food, from start to finish, caesar salad and chicken skewers with chili, the beef cheeks were melt in the mouth-the mashed potatoes sublime, we shared the biscoff cheesecake that comes with 3 different chocolate sauces, a lemoncello, baileys and mexican whiskey. Compliments to the chef and staff truly fantastic evening.

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  2. Bunny

    Houston

    47 reviews

    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The prime rib eye was absolutely worth the price! Justin was a fine waiter too.

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  3. RowlandB

    Essex

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and service and a cake and song for my wife's birthday. I'd highly recommend.

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  4. Valentine

    UAE

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Service was bad, nobody asked us how the food was or if we wanted another drink. We had only one drink. The starters en main course were served within half an hour. Food was average en too high priced for what was served.

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  5. SamM

    Naples

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience from the moment the hostess greeted me by name to the server making sure our experience was amazing! The food was perfectly cooked and brought to the table with the perfect temperature.

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  6. PHILIPG

    Orlando

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Being sat outside was not ideal The service was really slow Food was good But once again the service and being sat outside did nothing to enhance the experience

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  7. IanC

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice steak. A little disappointed by choice of sides. Starter and amuse bouche were good. Restaurant was reasonably busy and atmosphere was ok.

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  8. Ryan

    Canberra

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, service from Charis was fantastic. Made my wife's birthday a thoroughly enjoyable evening.

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  9. NataliaG

    UAE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We've ordered a tomahawk steak and it was amazing. Perfect level of doneness,medium rare as we wanted. Price for this dish is also very good Tartare was also great but the forge salad wasn't something exceptional also coleslaw rather average quality. Service was amazing, friendly,helpful and professional. In overall it was good experience 😃

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  10. RoyH

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food!! Staff are very attentive & knowledgeable. Our steak was cooked to perfection. If we’re in Dubai will definitely return and enjoy another steak dinner.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Dubai

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fabulous service. Staff were great with obnoxious customers. Joys of hospitality. Really enjoyed our food and Santa Margarita. Coming back

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  12. Marc

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We dined here the next night after eating at Hakkasan. We thought the short ribs were excellent at Hakkasan -- and they were. However, the short ribs at The Forge were the best ever! The staff was friendly and explained the process; but all I remember is the taste, texture and patina (if meat can have such and these succulent pieces did). The morsels melted in our mouth and were kissed with salt prior to serving -- nothing more. They have a meat flight -- very unique and enjoyable. Spend time reviewing the menu, but do not skip the short ribs (please). They also have a library selection of cuts to choose from. Enjoy the options -- we did. Charis -- our server -- was attentive, friendly and engaging. She made the dining experience wonderful and thus ask for her service when you reserve. She may strongly suggest that you order the broccoli -- :-)

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  13. MalikaZ

    Dubai

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was very tasty especially meat... I will recommend to make some improvements on the french fries and maybe have a little bit more choice on deserts.. But otherwise it was perfect

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  14. Jane

    Dubai

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went there for my husband's birthday! Staff were very nice and accommodating! Food was great! Even got a complementary dessert!

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  15. RabihF

    Dubai

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent experience, great food, very knowledgeable and friendly staff. Not the cheapest restaurant but amazing place to Dine. The steaks are incredibly delicious. Highly recommend the experience.

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  16. MarkT

    Newcastle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic place. Not the cheapest restaurant in town but still excellent value for money given the quality of the food and service and the ambience of the restaurant.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Dubai

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nothing to add really .quiet and friendly . Staff very attentive

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  18. Eric

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food combineren with a wide choice of wine and very friendly and attentative service!

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  19. ElisaC

    Dubai

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pricey but food and service are excellent. Excellent meat cuts.

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  20. PHILIPG

    Orlando

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Superb only word to describe the restaurant One of the best steak houses I’ve ever visited

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  21. lordrokenson

    London

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I went there on my holiday with my partner and son we had some very nice steaks

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The chef from Rome was very nice and all the staff treated us extremely well! 5 stars!

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Dubai

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a nice place and awesome food , the staff were so helpful and really made my wife's day by celebrating her birthday, planning to come over again and again.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Birthday. They were so accommodating.

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  25. SimonB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    A lovely evening ‘en famille’. Great atmosphere and a warm welcome from the staff.. and with great food!! We will definitely return!

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  26. GheraldineS

    San Joaquin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was really good. And the staff are so nice.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing service and food

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Dubai

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service as always was exceptional. Their former head chef would always come around to the table for a chat. Didn’t happen this time as it seems he has left. But the food was still very good. But I come there because of the very warm welcome k always get.

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  29. DominikW

    Hamburg

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was again an incredible meat 🥩 experience. The wine menu is fantastic.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All of the staff was great!

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  31. OscarC

    Dubai

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Good wine selection and meat of the right quality

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  32. JohanL

    Dubai

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best meat restaurant in Abu Dhabi! Not cheap, but very good value and excellent service!

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  33. QXZ9027MKII

    Dubai

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Forge is the steak house yard stick. If you want to experience what every one means by a juicy piece of steak, go no further, the best in my experience, the other steak house which provide similar fine cuts of steak grilled to perfection is back there in Texas.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing!!!! Everything. Good, service. All 1st class

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  35. TufikA

    Dubai

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2020

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Over priced food and beverages *********'***********

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  36. ReneR

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fantastic food, high quality, very kind and professional staff very customer oriented. We had a good time, well done

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  37. BrianE

    Riyadh

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The Forge was much better a year ago. It Has fallen off in quality for service and quality of food.

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  38. DominikW

    Hamburg

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a great experience to have been with you. Thanks for the perfect steak, the wine and your outstanding service.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2019

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    I made the reservation about a week or so before the dinner was to happen, through open table at the Forge Restaurant in North Bay Village, in Miami Fl. Not in Abu Dhabi, in the Ritz Carlton Hotel. Due a terrible traffic situation in the Florida Keys on Saturday May 25 2019, our 2.5 hour trip from Palm Beach to the Florida Keys earlier that day turned into a 7 hour ride. Watch the hours slip past, I decided at a late hour where it would be a hard run, immediately to turn back once we arrived in the Florida Keys, back 2.5 hours to the Forge in North Bay Village in N. Miami Beach Fl. So I called the restaurant direct, and to my surprise I listen to the answering machine many times, that the Forge Restaurant is closed for the summer season for renovations. I made several attempts on your app to reach open table, to find out if that message was true or an old phone message, never really got that straight, but after reviewing the reservation in your app, I realized that the reservation was made for 8:30pm that evening in Abu Dhabi, and I had gotten my confirmation. Maybe you should have made that real clear in large block letters that the Forge in N. Miami Fl. USA was closed for renovations and this reservation was being made in Abu Dhabi. So my first experience with your app was not a pleasant one. The evening was not a total loss as we were directed to a small steakhouse in Islamorada Florida, were myself and my friend ate steak, I will add I ate maybe the best fillet mignon I ever had in my life, I’m 61 years old and I’ve eaten a lot of filet mignon. The restaurant was called Ziggy Maddog. Martin Abrams.

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  40. RobertH

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely restaurant with great staff. Food was cooked to perfection and top notch. The only negative is a restaurant of this class should not have simple listed menu items such as portobello mushrooms and pumpkin being non available. They have two major supermarkets within a 10 minute drive with shelf loads of both. But the evening was greatly enjoyed.

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FAQs

The Forge is rated 4.6 stars by 46 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today
Google Map for The Forge

The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal, Al Maqta Area, Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi PO Box 91888

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    https://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/uae/abu-dhabi/hotel-ov
  • Neighborhood
    Al Rawdah
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 6:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    AED 185 and over
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi Grand Canal offers complimentary valet parking services.
  • Public transit
    https://www.rome2rio.com/map/Abu-Dhabi-Bus-Station/The-Ritz-Carlton-Abu-Dhabi-Grand-Canal
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Vitaly Medvedev
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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