To celebrate my 25th birthday my friends took me to Forge, a chic restaurant in Tribeca headed by chef Marc Forgione who serves sophisticated American favorites using seasonal ingredients. Forge opened in June 2008 but had to change it's name to in January 2009 to Marc Forgione, after the owner and head chef, to avoid litigating a lawsuit.
Marc Forgione is the son of culinary legend, Larry Forgione, who revolutionized American-style cooking in the 70s and 80s.
Patrons are welcomed with pastry chef Jennifer McCoy's homemade potato rolls, served with caramelized onion butter. I ordered the Yellow Beet Terrine, Watercress, Candied Walnuts, and Midnight Moon Goat Cheese while my friends ordered most of the fish dishes like the Loch Duhart Salmon en Pappillote, Honey Crisp Apple-Coriander Nage, Micro Celery. For dessert we shared the Pumpkin Creme Crulee, Creme Fraiche, Cranberry-Cashew Dark Chocolate Clusters and the Banana Betty, Ginger Bread crust, Roasted Banana Ice Cream.
Located at 134 Reade St (near Hudson St.) - map.
Reservations can be made via OpenTable.com