The List: Eating in Miami with The Forge's Shareef Malnik

We asked Shareef Malnik, owner of iconic Miami Beach steakhouse The Forge, for his top 10 Miami restaurants (other than his own) and what he likes to order: 

1. Lucali

The pizza and the meatballs: It’s a slice of Brooklyn. 

1930 Bay Rd., Miami Beach; 305-695-4441.

2. Milos

The big, red carabineros shrimp served with a shot of sherry.

730 First St., Miami Beach; 305-604-6800.

3. Soho Beach House

Spicy chicken. I love sitting outside on the second floor.

4385 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 786-507-7900.

4. Cecconi’s

Pan-seared salmon and fennel; the crunchiest skin in town.

4385 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 786-507-7902.

5. La Piaggia

Tuna and salmon tartare. It’s my favorite Sunday lunch to have with the whole family. 

1000 S. Pointe Dr., Miami Beach; 305-674-0647.

6. Mint Leaf

My fiancée’s father is Indian, so she always orders spicy. 

276 Alhambra Cir., Coral Gables; 305-443-3739.

7. Seasalt and Pepper

Octopus is exquisite. Sit by the water. 

422 NW North River Dr., Miami; 305-440-4200.

8. Joe’s Take-Away

Grilled, blackened fish and veggies. Always fun to see [co-owner] Steve Sawitz working the floor.

11 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-673-0365.

9. Macchialina

Chef Mike Pirolo’s beet ravioli is insane. 

820 Alton Rd., Miami Beach; 305-534-2124.

10. BLT Steak

Popovers stuffed with eggs and chicken sausage. We sit outside and people-watch.

1440 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach; 305-673-0044.