Welcome to The Forge
Our warmly crafted southern progressive cuisine brings folks together for breakfast, brunch, and dinner, blending past and present for an elevated and unforgettable experience. Grab your loved ones, a seat at the table, and welcome to Forge!
Sunday-Thursday 7am-11am, Friday & Saturday 7am-Noon
I stayed at the Chattanoogan with my family and we had the most amazing experience at their restaurant called Forge! It was very quiet and we got to talk a lot with a chef Jason who cooked us the MOST delicious meals, not one but TWO meals that were out of this world. When you can make green beans taste phenomenal that is truly a gift. The flavors, juiciness, tender meat, exquisite cheeses on the chef’s board, I could go on and on.
Some of the most thoughtfully created, delicious meals of my life! Locally sourced, fresh and the most creative taste profiles!! From the panna cotta to the lemon lavender cake (as I would call it, they have much better names for them on their gorgeous menu!) to venison and wild boar – nothing was less than exceptional. It is AMAZING to have a wild-game centric menu in Chattanooga. a MUST when visiting or wanting a beautiful, delicious meal locally. Really truly astounded with the creations, pairings and taste profiles. 10000000/10. Chef Chris, Chef Angie and Chef Jason all pour their hearts into the creations and you can tell! Many thanks! We will be back
Lovely restaurant, refreshed and relaxing decor and good food. Our server was excellent and engaging, making sure we were well looked after. Their made-in-house smoked cherry jam was amazing I wish they would jar it and sell it. Thank you!
Chef Chris Moore brings notable experience along with an unrivaled style described as Southern progressive with multi cultural influences. Chris draws inspiration from seasonal, regionally sourced ingredients, and the rich history of the people that cultivate the ingredients. The winner of The Stars of the Industry Best New Culinarian 2021, Chef Chris’ thoughtful approach to food is simple “Southern cuisine is a great collection of stories passed down in the form of family recipes, memories, and dishes that I have been so fortunate to experience in my career. I have lived in and loved a lot of places, and while I can’t take you there, the dishes that my team and I create will bring little pieces of those places to you.” Chef graduated from Kendall College in Chicago with a degree in Culinary Arts. Has worked with The Kimpton Hotels, and the esteemed Biltmore Estate before joining Ascent Hospitality. She has worked for three James Beard award winning chefs including French Master Chef Philippe Boulot in Portland, Oregon.